Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, has more than 10 miles of shoreline and more than 1,000 restaurants. Every Fourth of July, people from across the country head to these shores to snag some sun and stay late for some classic beach-town nightlife.

While the beaches will be packed during the day (Myrtle Beach is hoppin’ during peak season), there are still plenty of hotels and resorts to find seclusion within along the shore. The boardwalk is revamped, too, giving this town an old-school feel without veering too far into kitsch. The retro charms can give way to a wild party scene at night, however, so keep it in mind if kids are in your equation.

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