Myrtle Beach is about 9 hours away from where I live – and lucky for me I have fabulous relatives that live there. My fiance, his son, and I took a little road trip there for the week of July 4th and as always, we had a great time – even on a tight budget. We are in the process of putting money toward our wedding, so times are tough. Having a place to stay for this little vacation was huge in helping us do just that.
Ever since my trip to Vermont for July 4th a couple of years ago, I always wonder how I can TOP that experience. The professional fireworks show in Burlington was the best I had ever seen! Myrtle Beach may not have topped the show overall – it definitely came as a close 2nd.
It is legal to buy fireworks in South Carolina, making them easy for anyone and everyone to access. Because of this, we knew we were going to see a show and we didn’t have to go far to do it. We sat on the beach at 77th Street (in front of Grande Shores) as the evening progressed. Armed with our beach chairs as the night fell, fireworks began blasting off all around us. People were only feet away from us setting off fireworks – and I was sure someone was going to get hurt at some point! Fortunately, it seemed as though everyone left without a scratch, despite the dangerously low displays.
Fireworks could be seen all over the long stretch of coastline and the beach was packed with people. We had a truly fantastic time and would highly recommend a visit to Myrtle Beach for an amazing and memorable Independence Day.