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Myrtle Beach, From Billy Bishop To The Beach In Less Than 3 Hours

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Fly Porter Direct from Billy Bishop to Myrtle Beach

You need a break. A quick getaway. Do you pack up the car and head to your cottage in Muskoka or beyond? Depending on traffic you are guaranteed to be spending at least a couple of hours in traffic. Not my idea of fun. What if I told you that in under two and a half hours you could fly direct from Billy Bishop Airport to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina? Pack your golf clubs for a round or two on one of the more than 100+ golf courses. Or maybe cruise the boardwalk and sip margaritas at a beach bar while the kids play some of the old-school arcade games. Or perhaps dining at one of the 1500+ restaurants is more your speed. No matter what you decide to do when you get their an adventure in Myrtle Beach sounds like a perfect escape from the every day.

The Myrtle Beach boardwalk & Skywheel

How to Get to Myrtle Beach from Toronto

Long security lineups and a 30-minute commute from downtown Toronto make Pearson Airport one of my least favourite airports to fly out from. Porter flies out of Billy Bishop City Airport and as you can see it is very close to downtown. Plus security lineups are super fast to check through.

Downtown Toronto is just this close from Billy Bishop Airport

Once you’ve cleared security the benefits of flying out of Billy Bishop begin. Free coffee/espresso and a very comfortable lounge make waiting for the flight a breeze. If you are flying with friends you won’t lose them as the airport is small enough to be cosy.

Free coffee and a nice lounge to hang out at in Billy Bishop

Once on board the flight you quickly realize while Porter is a favourite airline for many. Free snacks and drinks are on offer for the flight so why not start your vacation off right. Yes please, I will have a complimentary glass of wine.

Free drinks and snacks on all Porter flights

Another perk of flying on Porter is that they offer the only direct flight from Toronto to Myrtle Beach. So you see it really is airport to taxi service in under two and a half hours.

Where to Stay

As this is my first visit to Myrtle Beach I’ve chosen a hotel that offers great amenities, is close to the beach and allows me to explore the region from North to South. For me, it is the Embassy Suites by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Resorts.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Myrtle Beach

Part of a large resort complex the amenities available to guests are extensive. They include nine swimming pools, Splash! Waterpark, the full-service Royale Day Spa, and the 50,000 sq. ft. Sport and Health Club. Where will I find time to experience all of it?

Would you like a tour of my two bedroom ocean view suite? Check it out. It is bigger than most apartments I have called home.

Because I love to hang out in coffee shops and prefer espresso over drip coffee I really like the lobby coffee bar lounge area. Serving Starbucks coffee it was my routine to fuel up each morning here while I did a few emails on my laptop. A little work in the morning leaves the entire day free for play.

Lobby coffee bar and lounge at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Myrtle Beach

I prefer late night dining so I made it a plan to be in the suite each night to catch the sunset. A truly spectacular view and nothing in my line of sight except for the ocean.

Sunset view from my Embassy Suites by Hilton Myrtle Beach hotel room

Whether it is for a weekend, a week or snowbirding your winter away. The quick and easy access to Myrtle Beach from Billy Bishop airport via Porter Airlines means that chances are high you may run into a friend or two while you are there. Happy escaping.

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Disclosure: General

Thanks to Porter Airlines and Visit Myrtle Beach for inviting and hosting me for a getaway adventure in Myrtle Beach. Views and opinions expressed here are 100% my own and this post was not approved prior to publishing.


About Author

Marc Smith is a former event planner turned vagabond adventurer. He loves strong Americano's, great wine, cold beer and zip lining over tree tops. Formerly of Vancouver, most of Marc's time when not travelling is in Canada's largest city, Toronto. Follow along on his nomad adventures and discover places to stay, things to do and where to eat & drink as he explores the world one city and region at a time.

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