Myrtle Beach of South Carolina plays host to 14 million visitors per year. It is one of the most popular destinations in the United States. Developers have used the money generated from tourism to build new attractions such as Broadway at the Beach, Barefoot Landing, Ripley’s aquarium, and performance theaters. There are more than 100 golf courses. Amenities have been built in all areas except the downtown as few people visit the city center.
To better the situation, the city and Downtown Redevelopment Corporation came up with a plan to make the downtown the focus of Myrtle Beach.
The plan involves a 1.2 mile long raised wooden boardwalk, which cost $16 million, along the oceanfront. For mor details on all inclusive resorts Myrtle Beach visit this site.
Three sections are well planned.
The center section that runs from Plyler Park to the former Pavilion Amusement Park is the widest section. It features oceanfront dining, shops, and businesses. The northern and southern portions serve as narrow boardwalks amid the natural environment, which connects it to beach accesses. The South Promenade also features an oceanfront park.
Myrtle Beach was viewed as town since 1938. It became a city in 1957. It derives its name from the wax myrtle, which is a shrub found in abundant numbers. The total number of local inhabitants is around 25,000. The locals welcome millions of tourists each year to this wonderful resort community. The wide beaches, ocean, myriad activities, entertainment, golf, shopping, and dining attracts large number of visitors.
History indicates that a group of Spaniards comprised the first tourists. They landed 50 miles north of the beach. They established the first European settlement, nearly 30 miles to the south.
This settlement, known as San Miguel de Guadalupe, was abandoned the next year, and the group went back to Hispaniola.
During the next three centuries, the population of the region grew. Despite its rustic life, people began to tour the place in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Houses and camps were few and far between. At the turn of the century, there were only local residents. An increasing number of people called Myrtle Beach their home as they were drawn by the ocean, sand, and trees.
Presently, the beach draws vacationers from all over the country, Canada, and abroad. According to a census carried out in 2000, the city is the 13th fastest growing metropolitan in the United States. Nearly 800 staff members are working toward the ‘First in Service’ program. They provide timely service and immediate answers to all your questions.