Local Guide to Not-So-Dirty Myrtle
As most of you know, I am a huge advocate of small businesses. Growing up in my dad's small business instilled a sense of respect for the small business, their family atmospheres, and determination to beat the odds.
Unfortunately, Myrtle Beach is not a city characterized by small and local businesses. In the Spring and Summers, millions of tourists flock to Myrtle Beach. So many that most businesses in the area survive completely off of the tourism industry. And because of this, Myrtle Beach is, in my opinion, the official home of the tourists traps. From the giant Sky Wheel to the Eagle Stores on every street corner, it seems as though most things are either overpriced or inauthentic. I've been living in Myrtle Beach for just about a month. So, in no way do I claim the "local" status yet. But, I have come to find there is little "local" down here.
I've spent the last few weeks gathering opinions from some real local friends about trudging through the tourist traps to discover where the locals go. I even got a local to join in as a co-blogger. And now I want to share it all with you guys. For the next few weeks I'll be blogging about the places to try and the places to just drive by.
Be on the lookout for posts to come over the next few weeks.