7. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Myrtle Beach has something for everyone in the family: 60 miles of white beach, a new boardwalk and abundant lodging. Spend July 4th listening to great music and enjoying spectacular fireworks. Kids can try their skill playing mini-golf or games at the boardwalk arcade. And then there’s the beach, it’s one of the best on the east coast. If you long for sandy toes and the smell of sunscreen, get going.