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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States of America

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How much money will you need for your trip to Myrtle Beach? You should plan to spend around $76 per day on your vacation in Myrtle Beach, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, $25 on meals for one day and $10 on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Myrtle Beach for a couple is $74. So, a trip to Myrtle Beach for two people for one week costs on average $1,068. All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

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A vacation to Myrtle Beach for one week usually costs around $534 for one person. So, a trip to Myrtle Beach for two people costs around $1,068 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs $2,136 in Myrtle Beach. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Myrtle Beach can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is Myrtle Beach? How much money do I need for Myrtle Beach?

How much does a trip to Myrtle Beach cost? Is Myrtle Beach cheap or expensive? The average Myrtle Beach trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Myrtle Beach prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers to find the price of travel in the area.

Accommodation Budget in Myrtle Beach
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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Myrtle Beach is $37. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Myrtle Beach is $74. This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Myrtle Beach

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Myrtle Beach based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $180. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Myrtle Beach
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Myrtle Beach is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $10 per person, per day, on local transportation in Myrtle Beach.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Flights to Myrtle Beach
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Rental Cars in Myrtle Beach
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Food Budget in Myrtle Beach
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  • While meal prices in Myrtle Beach can vary, the average cost of food in Myrtle Beach is $25 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Myrtle Beach should cost around $9.87 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Myrtle Beach is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

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What did other people spend on Food in Myrtle Beach?

Typical prices for Food in Myrtle Beach are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Myrtle Beach, but your costs will vary based on your travel style.

  • Dinner for Two
  • Diner Breakfast for Two

Entertainment Budget in Myrtle Beach
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  • Entertainment and activities in Myrtle Beach typically cost an average of $17 per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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What did other people spend on Entertainment in Myrtle Beach?

Typical prices for Entertainment in Myrtle Beach are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Myrtle Beach, but your costs will vary based on your travel style.

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Alcohol Budget in Myrtle Beach
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  • The average person spends about $6.88 on alcoholic beverages in Myrtle Beach per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Myrtle Beach On a Budget
Myrtle Beach Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Myrtle Beach is one of the most popular and touristy beach destinations on the South Atlantic coast. It's a popular spring break destination for college kids and there is no shortage of hotels and entertainment options along the beach front. It's also well known as a golfing destination, and it has some wonderful seafood restaurants and shopping areas. If you're looking for a natural, relaxed beach destination, Myrtle Beach is not your best option, but if you're looking for the thrills of club hopping, wonderful food options, and souvenir shopping opportunities, then Myrtle Beach is where it's at.

Myrtle Beach and the surrounding areas are informally referred to as "The Grand Strand." It's easily the most visited beach in the area, and on a warm day you'll be hard pressed to find a place to put down your towel on the sand. If you want a little more peace and quiet, consider heading to the nearby Huntington Beach State Park. While you're not going to find yourself alone here, you will find the crowds are a little thinner. Summer months, holidays, and spring break can be particularly crowded. Winter is a calmer time to visit but many restaurants and entertainment venues close during the low season.

Warmed by the Gulf Stream, the water temperature is very comfortable from mid spring through late fall. It is even possible to take a pleasant dip in the ocean through most of October. Hurricane season can create unpredictable weather during the late summer and fall months, but if you're lucky with weather, then this can be a great time to visit when the crowds are less and the prices are lower.
The beach is the obvious attraction in the area. Many people choose to spend their time relaxing in the sand and soaking up some sun. If you've had your fill of the beach then there is no shortage of other entertainment options in the area. Broadway at the Beach has a high concentration of bars, clubs, shops and an aquarium. It is worth spending some time in this area, just to see all of the action.

Barefoot Landing runs along the Intracoastal Waterway between 48th Avenue South and Route 17. There are many shops, restaurants, and the Alabama Theatre and House of Blues in the area.

Other attractions in Myrtle Beach include Ripley's Aquarium and the Carolina Opry.
Central Myrtle Beach is one of the more crowded and older areas to visit. The hotels can be more run down and the crowds are often looking for a party and cheap entertainment. If you're looking for a more relaxed, family oriented setting then North Myrtle Beach has nice facilities and a more mellow setting. The communities of North Myrtle Beach include Cherry Grove, Crescent Beach, Ocean Drive and Windy Hill. Restaurant Row is on the northern part of Myrtle Beach and this is where you'll find some seafood buffets and a variety of dining options. U.S. 17, or Kings Highway is where most of the entertainment options are including minigolf courses and amusement parks. For high end shopping head to the Market Common at the southern end of Myrtle Beach past the Grand Strand Airport. There are also some nice parks and restaurants in this area. The southern part of the Grand Strand has a more relaxed and slower pace. Surfside Beach and Garden City both have a more residential setting and nice beaches.

There is no shortage of activities that you can enjoy in the Myrtle Beach area. In addition to relaxing on the beach, you can enjoy any number of water sports, visit Myrtle Beach State Park, go to a show, play minigolf, play a round of golf, or enjoy some top notch shopping.
Food and Dining
There is no shortage of restaurants in the Myrtle Beach area. You can grab yourself a quick slice of pizza or a hot dog for lunch for quite cheap. For dinner you can enjoy a wonderful all-you-can eat seafood buffet. The options abound, but generally speaking, the seafood restaurants near the water are usually the best, but also the most expensive.

You really do need access to a car in Myrtle Beach. There may be a handful of restaurants and activities in walking distance to your hotel, but to really go anywhere else a car is essential. Traffic congestion, particularly during the peak seasons, can make driving in the area a real headache, so plan around heavy traffic and drive safely.

It's quite easy to rent a car in Myrtle Beach from multiple locations around town as well as the airport.

There is a city-wide bus system in the area that is called Lymo. It travels between several cities along the Grand Strand and there are 22 different routes that run year around. The hours of service can be limited, which makes the system somewhat difficult to use.

Taxis and Ubers are available but they can be expensive and hard to find when you actually need one. A trip across the Grand Strand could cost about $50.
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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase.

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Travel Tips

Less chaos to the north

By Bryan in Entertainment
If you're looking for the nice Myrtle Beach experience, but don't want to sleep in the middle of the college party, check out the hotels to the north in the area known as North Myrtle. This is a little away from the downtown boardwalk beach area, and it's much more quiet and relaxed. The beach and the waves are the same. You'll be close enough to the main drag if you want to go there for the fun activities, but just far enough away to rest when you want as well.

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