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The Five Best Ways to Get Around Town in Myrtle Beach
One of the many great things about staying at The Breakers Resort on the Myrtle Beach oceanfront is the convenient location. With some of the Grand Strand's top attractions, dining and shopping within walking distance of the resort, guests can get around much of the town on their own two feet. Just put one foot in front of the other to stroll to the beach, the Boardwalk or Ocean Boulevard.
For the more adventurous types, there are several other great ways to check out the area in true Myrtle Beach style. Whether you want to get some exercise while exploring the Grand Strand or simply find the quickest route from Point A to Point B, there are several travel options at your disposal. Here are five great ways to get around Myrtle Beach:
- Bicycles: Myrtle Beach has become more bicycle friendly in recent years, adding bike lanes and paths along Ocean Boulevard and building new trails for those who like to get off the road. If you don't have the space to bring your own bikes from home, there are several rental places in the Myrtle Beach area. Beach Bike Shop on Broadway Street in the downtown district rents cruisers ($10 per day/$50 per week) and road bikes ($20 per day/$100 per week) complete with locks, helmets, baskets and maps of bike-friendly rides. Pedego Electric Bikes has an outlet at Market Common for those who love to ride without all the pedaling.
- Golf Carts: Golf carts aren't only for the golf course, especially in Myrtle Beach, where many locals and visitors get around town via E-Z-GOs. With seating for up to eight on the stretch models and plenty of storage space, visitors can load up their golf cart for the day and check out other parts of town. Licensed drivers can drive a golf cart on roads where the speed limit is 35 mph or lower — so Ocean Boulevard and other adjoining streets are OK to drive, and you may cross over Kings Highway and other major thoroughfares at traffic lights. With a little creativity and a map, you can go a lot of places in town on a golf cart. There are several places to rent golf carts downtown, including Affordable Golf Cart Rentals, Best Cars and Graham Golf Cars.
- Mopeds/Scooters: Even the most macho of men will swallow their pride and ride a moped or scooter at the beach. Not only are the mini-motorcycles perfect for tooling around town, you don't have to worry about friends from back home seeing you on one. There are an abundance of moped and scooter rental businesses in the downtown district, including BJ's Scooters and Myrtle Beach Mopeds on Kings Highway. Patrons receive a helmet and instructions on the rules of the road, which are similar to the laws for all other vehicle traffic. For those looking for a little more horsepower, try Super Cycles & Scooters in Myrtle Beach.
- Shuttles/Trolley: Coast RTA is the local rapid-transit authority, and the service is geared as much toward tourists as it is locals. The North Ocean Boulevard route picks up at the corner of Ocean Boulevard and 21st Avenue North, just outside the Breakers Resort property, at 52 minutes after the hour. Making a loop to the north end of town and back down to the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, the route enables guests to reach a lot of points of local interest for as little as $1.50 per passenger. Discounts are available for children, seniors and the disabled.
- Taxis/Uber: While the streets of Myrtle Beach are literally crawling with taxi cabs, the arrival of Uber, an independent cab service, has opened the market and given visitors more options for local transportation. Check the Breakers lobby for a long list of taxi cabs and shuttle vans, or visit Uber's website to learn more about your Uber options.
No matter how you choose to get around the Grand Strand, make sure your final destination is here with us at The Breakers Myrtle Beach Resort. With excellent accommodations, amenities, restaurants and bars on site, you may decide you don’t want to leave the resort.