Myrtle Beach, affectionately known as the Grand Strand or the Redneck Riviera, has long been a favored ocean-side vacation spot for generations of Americans. This scenic stretch of South Carolina shore northeast from Charleston is a famed getaway and party destination. Raucous coeds flood into town during Spring Break. The Fourth of July sees Myrtle Beach transform into a classic family outing. Pristine sands and the high-quality hotels along the boardwalk offer the chance for some great R&R. Whether you’re poolside, floating a lazy river, or zipping through ocean waves, the Dirty Myrtle serves up a rocking good time. Here’s our quick look at one of America’s best vacation destinations.