Summer may be Myrtle Beach's busy season, but with new air service, the unveiling of a complete boardwalk downtown, and free events night and day all season long, it can also be a time to find a vacation full of affordable fun.
Allegiant just kicked off new service from Fort Wayne, Indiana; Grand Rapids, Michigan; Knoxville, Tennessee; and Youngstown, Ohio. American Eagle recently launched seasonal service (through October 31) from Dallas/Fort Worth, and Spirit has just added a new daily nonstop route from Atlanta, with service through November 10. And, Myrtle Beach based Direct Air is running a 50-percent-off fare sale on tickets purchased by May 14.
The 1.2-mile-long boardwalk opening in downtown Myrtle Beach will be completed in June. The oceanfront path will take walkers past beach dunes, shopping and dining areas, and parks. Hot Summer Nights along Ocean Boulevard will bring free activities such as a Monday night carnival, Tuesday and Saturday night waterside concerts, and Wednesday night fireworks over the water.