Hailed as the “seafood capital of North America,” Murrells Inlet is more than just a town—it’s a veritable mecca of outdoor activity, all centered on the Marsh Walk strip. From fishing to sightseeing (you see piles of oysters and may even glimpse a heron or two), you’ll find locals and tourists alike strolling the recently re-vamped Marsh Walk, which is constructed of beams made from recycled materials. Pop in to one of the bars and restaurants along the walk, like our favorite, Creek Ratz
, for a brew and live entertainment, or drop a pole or net to catch your own supper in the form of oysters and native perch. Don’t miss seasonal activities, including a family-friendly 4th of July boat parade and fireworks show. As the sun goes down, the average age of patrons goes up—plan a date night at one of the local bars and you’re in for a low-pretense/ high-fun time.