Myrtle Beach Tops List of Labor Day Destinations

Photo Credit: Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce/CVB

Most Searched “Beach” Destination on Cost2Drive.com

With less than two weeks to go before Labor Day weekend, and gas prices starting to decline, its not too late to plan a last-minute trip to the beach to cap off the summer of 2011.  In fact many people seem to be doing just that as we’ve noticed a surge in searches for beach destinations on Cost2Drive heading into the last summer holiday weekend of the year.

At the top of the list is Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, a great family destination that offers not only wide beaches and water tempered by the warm Gulf Stream but also an abundance of land activities.  In fact Myrtle Beach may be as well known for its golfing activities as for its beach, and it caters to golfers both young and old with a wide variety of pro courses as well as miniature golf courses for the aspiring duffers.

Photo Credit: Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce/CVB

So where are this year’s Labor Day travelers visiting from?  Primarily the Midwest and the Northeast, with some coming from as far away as Canada.  Surprisingly its appears none are coming from the South, probably due to the large number of other beach options within driving range.

People Planning Trips to Myrtle Beach on Cost2Drive.com week of Aug. 15th

Myrtle Beach captured a whopping 28% of all beach searches on Cost2Drive.com the week of Aug. 15th (two weeks before Labor Day).  Here are the top 10:

  1. Myrtle Beach, SC (28%)
  2. Virginia Beach, VA (12%)
  3. Daytona Beach, FL (7%)
  4. Palm Beach/West Palm Beach, FL (7%)
  5. Miami Beach, FL (4%)
  6. Panama City Beach, FL (4%)
  7. Pensacola Beach, FL (3%)
  8. Huntington Beach, CA (2%)
  9. Long Beach, CA (2%)
  10. Old Orchard Beach, ME (2%)

Are you thinking of taking a trek to the beach this Labor Day weekend?  Let us know where you’re headed.

Happy Driving!

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