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This is recommended for a short stay or as a snowbird location for single senior citizens as well as others. A beach, sunny days, and other things top its advantages. Myrtle Beach used to be an Air Force town, but when that closed, they decided to be a tourist town. A great one it is. It is reported that, after Las Vegas, it is the fastest growing town in the country. However, they are opposites in what they offer.

Whether flying into Myrtle Beach or getting there by car, it’s a friendly place that’s easy to get around. My first trip was the middle of February for two weeks, staying at two different condos. After being home for about a month, I returned to MB (as they refer to it) by car from my home in Iowa. The second trip I stayed for three weeks, again in a different condo each week at the northern end of "The Strand," which is the name given to this coastal area for the area from North Myrtle Beach south through Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, Garden City, and Murrell’s Inlet. By the end of March, many college students were present for spring break. About midnight on Saturday, it was bumper to bumper cars cruising on Ocean Boulevard in the area of the Breakers resort (and with fantastic weather the end of February). Not cool or humid! Throughout the year, the population and lodging rates increase for the weekends. Many people can be found walking the beach for exercise either before lunch or after dinner

Meals at nice restaurants are pretty reasonable and the servings are huge. I usually took half the food back to my condo and had it the next day. There are many, many, many buffets if you like those. They also have chain fast food places such as Pizza Hut and McDonald’s, and more. The area claims to have over 1,000 places to eat. .

The salt air is reportedly good for aches and pains. It does help some kinds of arthritis. I speak from experience.

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