Welcome to Myrtle Beach, S.C., one of the most popular beaches in the world and where City Cab calls home sweet home!
We know you’ve checked in and you’re ready to create unforgettable memories in this South Coast paradise, which offers 60 miles of wide beaches, fun and sun – from Little River to Georgetown – that’s packed with family-friendly attractions, first-class live entertainment, world renowned dining and arts options, thrilling amusements for all ages, endless shopping, exquisite dining, adrenaline-racing water sports and so much more.
And we’re here, standing by to take you to all the fun, sun and sites that Myrtle Beach, also known as the Grand Strand, has to offer. We live here, so we know it’s the ideal place to play and stay – and we can’t wait to show it off to you. And get you here and there and everywhere safe and sound.
Tucked into the northeastern corner of coastal South Carolina, between the port cities of Charleston, S.C., and Wilmington, N.C., and halfway between New York and Miami, Fla., Myrtle Beach has grown from a sleepy little town established in the 1900s, to a busy metropolis – one of the fastest-growing in the nation – that today attracts more than 16 million visitors and thousands of residents and businesses each year.
One visit here and you’ll return year after year. The Grand Strand not only boasts Myrtle Beach, but a string of smaller colorful communities, each one unique in personality and Southern charm – from the fishing villages of Little River and Murrells Inlet to historic riverfront towns like Conway and south into Pawleys Island and Georgetown, steeped in the history of its centuries- old rice plantations.
Any destination you to decide to schedule in your itinerary, we’re prepared to take you there, 24/7. If you’d like to plan ahead, give us a call and we will make sure we’re available for your travels.
North Myrtle Beach is actually one city comprised of four distinct communities: Cherry Grove, Ocean Drive, Crescent Beach and Windy Hill.
As you may have guessed by its moniker, the coastal town lies just north of Myrtle Beach. North Myrtle Beach is known for its beautiful family-focused beaches and breathtaking scenery – the perfect paradise to create memories on the beach that will last a lifetime.
The North Myrtle Beach area is also home to many exciting entertainment options. Popular nightlife and live theatre stops for our clients include the Grand Strand’s largest concert venue, The House of Blues, which regularly hosts nationally known music acts, and The Carolina Opry or Alabama Theatre, which both feature award-winning shows blending music, comedy and dance. There are also the shag dancing clubs, a tradition this city was built on in the 1940s, still alive along Main Street and spinning that sweet beach music.
Fun for the entire family can be had at The North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex, featuring 163 acres and a 20-acre lake. Two sports complexes within the park are separated by a span of walking trails. And be sure to visit the GoApe Zip Line & Treetop Adventure, as well as playgrounds, picnic shelters, various activities at the amphitheater, and check out unique experiences like one that allows you to blast over the surface of the lake with a jetpack.
If that’s not enough, tee it up any of the premier golf courses or at the tons of mini golf courses (or putt putt, as they call it here); enjoy the oceanfront amusement park on Main Street or the free summer concerts throughout the season in nearby McLean Park; discover why reptiles rule at a sanctuary that houses alligators, snakes, lizards and tropical birds; and take your turn on the world’s largest waterslide.
Believe it or not, Myrtle Beach was once virtually uninhabited until the early 1900s, when the Burroughs & Collins Company, a timber/turpentine firm, began developing the Myrtle Beach area as a resort. In 1901, the company built the beach’s first hotel, the Seaside Inn. Its birth name was Long Bay or New Town until the Horry Herald sponsored a contest to officially name the area. Mrs. F.E. Burroughs, wife of the founder of Burroughs & Collins, won with the name Myrtle Beach, because of the many wax myrtle trees growing wild along the coastline.
Today, Myrtle Beach has bloomed from its humble beginnings into a busy metropolitan hub of the Grand Strand. While the prime attraction is the beach, the resort paradise of Myrtle Beach also boasts fun off the sand, by boat, body or paddleboard or underwater by scuba or snorkel. Cultural theatres and shows for the whole family abound by land, as well as parks, hiking and biking trails.
A few of our more popular stops for our clients include:
- Broadway at the Beach, a huge collection of restaurants, nightclubs, amusement parks and entertainment venues that surround Lake Broadway.
- Ticketreturn.com Ballpark, home of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans minor league baseball team. *Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium, jointly owned by the City of Myrtle Beach and the Horry County School District, which seats 4,500 spectators. The stadium features an eight-lane composite track and a field turf, which hosts the Myrtle Beach High School Seahawks and many regional and national track and field events.
- The Market Common, a fabulous urban village community that houses national and local retail stores, an array of cafes and restaurants, a movie theatre and more.
- The Boardwalk and SkyWheel, the largest Ferris wheel on the East Coast, is located on the famous Boardwalk, where you’ll also find a lineup of bars, restaurants and souvenir shops.
- Myrtle Beach International Airport. We’ll pick you up from your hotel or outside the airport terminal!
Surfside Beach, a small seaside community nestled into the southern edge of Myrtle Beach, encompasses two miles of pristine beach known as The Family Beach. It’s a small, laid-back town, proud of its child-friendly environment for residents and guests, but Surfside is also a thriving vacation destination. Family beach attractions include the Surfside fishing pier, its Wild Water & Wheels water park, slew of restaurants and miniature golf courses.
In the early 1800s, much of what is now Surfside Beach was owned by John Tillman and called The Ark Plantation. By the time Surfside Beach was officially incorporated in 1964, the quiet, clean community had already established its reputation as a family beach. And it’s all about families in Surfside Beach, where folks who visit find activities to please any age, including:
- 36 access points to the popular beach – perfect for boating, swimming, fishing and surfing.
- The Surfside Beach Pier – originally built in 1953 and rebuilt at least three times (last in March 1993), where folks take sunset walks over the water or take in Sunday Serenades, a summer concert series. Fisherman who want to cast a line will find equipment rentals and bait available in the Pier’s tackle shop.
- Seven public parks, where visitors can enjoy a game of tennis, bocce, shuffleboard and much more. All Children’s Park has playground equipment made especially for those with physical challenges. The newest park, Passive Park, sits beside the Surfside Beach public library and offers a place to enjoy the beauty of nature in quiet contemplation.
It’s a relaxed beach island that’s unapologetically, “arrogantly shabby.” Journey about 20 miles south of Myrtle Beach and you’ll land in Pawleys Island, flanked by the communities of Litchfield Beach to the north and DeBordieu to the south. The beaches have beckoned folks since the 1700s, when plantation owners would move their families, livestock and workers over to the island to welcome the ocean breeze and escape the mosquitoes.
Pawleys Island still features miles of private, pristine beaches, and laidback activities like crabbing off the dock, shelling, biking, canoeing and kayaking through the salt marsh, fishing from the surf, the pier or the marsh bridges. Here are some more attractions that both locals and visitors can’t get enough of:
- Award-winning golf, such as Pawleys Plantation.
- Dinner fit for a foodie at such restaurants as Chive Blossom, Bistro 217, Roz’s, Quigley’s Pint and Plate and more.
- Historic homes and sites on Pawleys Island, including the Sea View Inn and the old Pawleys Island Chapel.
- Shopping: Stop in at White Harvest, The Hammock Shops (home of the Original Pawleys Island Roper Hammock), the Sweetgrass Shops, the Shops at Christopher’s, plus art galleries like Gray Man Gallery, Cheryl Newby Gallery, The Litchfield Exchange (art mall) and more.
- Litchfield Racquet Club: One of the many fine amenities at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort, voted a “Top 50” club in the U.S. by Tennis Magazine. 17 Har-Tru courts, 3 lighted for night play, allow players of all levels to come out for a match or join in scheduled round robins, clinics.
Little River, originally a popular harbor for pirates in the 1700s and Civil War blockade-runners, is about 20 miles to the north of the hustle and bustle of Myrtle Beach, so residents and visitors alike share more peaceful days in this quaint fishing village.
But don’t let it fool you, Little River still generates mobs of visitors because of its two casino boats that head out to sea for a night of offshore gambling. There are also charter fishing boats and party boats that launch during the summer months for those deep sea fishing trips and cruises that both locals and visitors can’t get enough of.
For adrenaline junkies, take advantage of watersport rentals like Jet Skis and boats with skis and tubes available on the waterway and inlet. Or for underwater adventure, try scuba diving. Little River boasts many artificial reefs located at a variety of depths and mileage offshore.
At the end of the day, commercial fishing boats come in, one by one, with fresh seafood to satisfy hungry diners at local restaurants and seafood markets, while visitors enjoy sunset strolls along the live-oak-lined historic waterfront. Little River’s World Famous Blue Crab Festival, held every May, is a 30-plus-year tradition that attracts thousands to a weekend of live music, arts and crafts, and, of course, seafood prepared in dozens of ways. October hearkens the Shrimp Festival, when the delicious crustacean is the centerpiece, with a side of cool jazz. A trip to Little River always leaves visitors looking forward to returning time and time again.
West of the Atlantic coastline, set along the banks of the beautiful Waccamaw River, is the city of Conway. One of the oldest communities in South Carolina, Conway is the county seat of Horry County and oozes Southern charm and grace from its oak tree-lined streets that run through the picturesque historic district.
Conway’s past, dating back to 1732, has been proudly preserved in an historic site trail map listing 39 historic sites, significant buildings and churches, and distinctive homes. Seventeen of these sites are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, including the City Hall building, said to have been designed by Robert Mills, architect of the Washington Monument. Conway is also recognized as a City of Character and Tree City USA.
In addition to the historic trail, you can stroll along the Riverwalk to take in the scenic Waccamaw River and Riverfront Park, located at the end of the Riverwalk, a peaceful spot for picnics or carefree fun for the kids on the playground. Rent a kayak at the park and explore Conway by water. As a cultural hub, Conway also hosts a lineup of working art studios scattered throughout the downtown’s historic district – from painting galleries to glass-blowing classes. Discover the treasures of Horry County by taking in an exhibit at the Horry County Museum. Take in a live theatre production in the Old Main Street Theater or Coastal Carolina University’s Wheelwright Auditorium.
Any way you to decide to visit Conway or route you take while you’re here, we at City Cab will be here to guide you along the way.
City Cab of Myrtle Beach features a convenient and efficient way to manage all of your corporate transportation needs.
For corporations and businesses, controlling and streamlining your transportation needs can be a logistics nightmare, especially given the variety of options. Business owners are often traveling to Myrtle Beach for a variety of corporate functions and client golfing trips, where fun and business networking combine. Why not let City Cab of Myrtle Beach take away some of the business stress and handle all your transportation when visiting the Grand Strand? Our taxi cab corporate contract services are specifically designed to ensure our business customers can spend their time dealing with their business, as opposed to worrying about the transportation they will need during their stay in Myrtle Beach.
Here’s how we manage your corporate transportation needs.
- Your account is given the highest priority in our computerized dispatch system, and when you make a reservation, all of the information is stored and recorded.
- You may make your reservations quickly and conveniently.
- Both the passenger and the driver sign the voucher at the destination, which makes the transaction secure.
- Vouchers received from our drivers are cross referenced with information stored in our computer system and are checked to make sure that there are no overcharges.
- A detailed invoice is billed monthly to your accounting department, including the actual vouchers used.
- Our dispatch and marketing department can work with you for any special needs that your company might have.