America's Best Beach Boardwalks
Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Boardwalk & Promenade, Myrtle Beach, SC
Opened May 15, 2010, the 1.2-mile boardwalk revitalizes downtown. The traditional raised wooden boardwalk in the northern end is lined with shops, while the southern end has a path that undulates between sand dunes. Marvin McHone, owner of Marvin’s Bar & Grill, says, “They did it right—it’s a classic.”
Don’t Miss: The Gay Dolphin Gift Cove, a labyrinthine souvenir store covering 30,000 square feet on eight levels, has 62,000 different (mostly kitschy) items—from seashells (two for five cents) to a $19,000 bronze dolphin sculpture.