When planning a Myrtle Beach vacation, there are a lot of things you need to coordinate — such as your accommodations, your itinerary, a wardrobe that agrees with the weather and, most importantly, how you are going to get to the beautiful Grand Strand! While there are plenty of ways to reach our spectacular slice of the South Carolina coast, such as by train, car or even bus, flying into Myrtle Beach is getting easier and more convenient than ever before. With more non-stop flights being added all the time, Myrtle Beach International Airport is fast becoming an international gateway to the white sands of the Grand Strand.
Getting to Myrtle Beach by plane used to be more complicated, with a lot of airlines not offering direct flights to Myrtle Beach — meaning long layovers and plane changes in unfamiliar cities, which takes a chunk out of your vacation time. But with the Myrtle Beach area’s rapid growth and increasing status as a tourist hot spot, there are more people than ever flocking to the Grand Strand to play a few rounds of golf or check out all of the abundant attractions — and many airlines have recognized the appeal.
A number of the airlines that fly into and out of Myrtle Beach International have decided to offer non-stop travel to and from Myrtle Beach in recent years, making the Grand Strand easier to reach from big cities and small towns across the nation — and even for our neighbors to the north in Canada! The airport now features 40 direct flights to and from Myrtle Beach from a combined six airlines, including industry giants like American Airlines and economy options such as Spirit. Myrtle Beach International now welcomes about 2 million passengers annually, including non-stop visitors from cities all over the Midwest and East Coast.
Once they land, visitors can easily procure ground transportation with the help of the many rental car companies located conveniently within the airport. If plans call for limited travel and a rental car isn’t needed, there are plenty of shuttle services, taxis and even public transport options that can take travelers directly to their hotels.
Regarding accommodations, staying at Ocean Reef Resort will not only make your sleeping arrangements easier, but will also simplify getting around town. Let’s say you want to go across town and check out the Coastal Grand Mall or are looking to head north for dinner and a show at Barefoot Landing. Just tell the front desk personnel when you would like to set out, and they will make arrangements for a vehicle that can fit everyone and will be waiting at the front door to take you wherever you’d like to go — it’s that easy!
With all of the new direct flights being added, figuring out how to get everyone to Myrtle Beach is easier than ever — and your travel time will be cut so that you can spend more time having fun! Check your local airport to see when the next flight leaves to begin your perfect Myrtle Beach getaway. We’ll be looking forward to making your stay one to remember at Ocean Reef Resort.