The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Promenade is ranked among the nation’s best, says USA Today. Based on the reflection of region, price, and quality of ingredients, ranking also took in consideration the food offerings of each boardwalk.
Listed at No. 12 out of 24, The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Promenade’s claim to Peaches Corner as a must-visit establishment earned it a spot on the coveted list of boardwalk food establishments. With a standout menu featuring Catfish on the Corner (two catfish fillets with fries, slaw, and hushpuppies) and The Bruiser (a beer-battered footlong hot dog wrapped in bacon and topped with chili, onions, and cheese), Peaches Corner has long been a local institution. Also, mentioned as a ranking factor was The Fudgery which offers “America’s Favorite Fudge” in one of 11 delicious flavors.
The first boardwalk in the U.S. was built in Atlantic City, N.J., in 1870. Today, there are about 60 towns nationwide that boast a boardwalk. Featuring amusements, rides, arcades, restaurants, shops, bars and novelty stores, boardwalks beckon all ages and generations. In Myrtle Beach, its oceanfront boardwalk is the hub of downtown activity and is considered one of the area’s most popular venues.
Spanning 1.2 miles-long, the oceanfront Boardwalk and Promenade runs from the 14th Avenue to the 2nd Avenue Pier. Throughout the summer, the popular Boardwalk features festivals and events, including Ocean Boulevard’s Hot Summer Nights located at Plyler Park in the heart of the downtown area.
Whether you’re day tripping or enjoying a weeklong vacation with the kids, the Boardwalk should be on your list of things to do.
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Photos by Matt Trudeau