Me and my g/f are planning to visit NC from 6/30 till 7/8. We are planning on either staying at the North Myrtle beach area or the Wilmington area near Wrightsville beach. The problem is i heard that North Myrtle beach area can be quite apcked during the 4th of July week. So if we do decide to go to North Myrtle beach, should we go the weekend before or after the 4th? If neither is the answer and we should stay away, then would Wilmington be a good choice. We are both in our late 20s and likes to explore the city as well as the nature.