Weekend getaways, whether you’re traveling by car or flying from Myrtle Beach airport, are quick and easy, and mini vacations are a great way to rejuvenate and get back your sense of balance.
I know, I know, we live at the beach, so why would anyone want
to go anywhere else? We have it all right here! Well, sometimes it’s just good
to get a different perspective, to see someplace
new, or to go explore some history, art, and culture in another setting.
Fortunately, the Grand Strand is strategically located to optimize weekend travel. There are some fascinating and fun places to visit that are only a few driving hours away. We also have a fantastic airport where you can get non-stop flights to some great mini vacation destinations like New York, Chicago, Atlanta, and Ft. Lauderdale.
For road trips from Myrtle Beach, I’ve divided them into two categories, weekend getaways, and day trips for drive times of one to two hours. You’ll want to visit the day trips page for shorter travel.
For two or more days of travel, I’ve limited drive trips to
about 300 mile’s distance or about 5 hours or less of travel time.
If you decide to fly, there are some great fares to be found
on the airlines serving Myrtle Beach International Airport. However, cheap
flights to New York and Ft. Lauderdale do come with a caveat. If you don’t mind
paying for luggage, seat placements and so on, it may be well worth the base
If you have a long weekend, say three or four days, you can
go farther, but there are plenty of options for a normal two-day weekend. You
can go beer or wine tasting in Raleigh or Winston-Salem. Enjoy a mountain
getaway in Asheville. Soak up some old Southern charm in Savannah, or visit big
city Charlotte for dining and nightlife. Hot-lanta is about 5 1/2 away and Columbia, the state capital offers museums, a zoo, dining, and shopping and is about a 2 /12 hour drive.
Here are some more suggestions.
Seven air carriers serve the Myrtle Beach airport, flying to nearly three dozen cities in the U.S. and Canada. They offer non-stop flights to fun places like New York, Ft. Lauderdale, St. Louis, Charlotte, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Dallas, Atlantic City, Niagara Falls, and Chicago.
The airlines currently serving Myrtle Beach are Allegiant,
American, Delta, Spirit, and United. West Jet and Porter Airlines both fly
non-stop to Toronto, Ontario.
So, pull out your suitcase and start packing. It’s travel time.
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