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TripAdvisor names Myrtle Beach Top Summer Destination for 2014

Myrtle Beach is the top summer 2014 destination, according to the results of the annual summer travel survey by TripAdvisor, The World’s largest travel site.

The annual survey questioned my than 2,500 U.S respondents covering everything from top activities and things to do for summer trips to the most popular destination types.

According to the site, 66 percent of survey respondents will travel domestically during the summer months. The site’s search data for June 1 through Aug. 31, 2014 revealed the top 10 U.S. destinations:

Summer 2014 Survey

Top travel destinations

Here’s a look at the top destinations for summer on Tripadvisor. Read the full survey results here.

1. Myrtle Beach, S.C.
2. Las Vegas, Nev.
3. New York, N.Y.
4. Destin, Fla.
5. Ocean City, Md.
6. Orlando, Fla.
7. Virginia Beach, Va.
8. San Francisco, Calif.
9. San Diego, Calif.
10. Key West. Fla.

“We are very excited to once again get ready to welcome our wonderful summer guests who take time each year to come and make fantastic memories along the Grand Strand,” said Brad Dean of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce.

Dean adds that after a harsh winter, families are wanting to vacation along warm, beautiful beaches.

“Our wealth of attractions and affordable accommodations will help them create the perfect summer vacation,” he says.

According to the TripAdvisor survey, 9 percent of respondents cited this year’s Polar Vortex as motivation to take a Memorial Day trip. Another 9 percent cited it as inspiration for going on vacation this summer.

For more information, go to www.TripAdvisor.com.