If you have been considering a family trip to one of the many beautiful beaches in the United States, do not overlook fabulous Myrtle Beach, South Carolina – one of the most popular destinations for families on the eastern seaboard. It is less than a day's drive from many points in the US and is easily accessible by air via the International Airport. Crisp, clean white sand beaches, multitudes of activities in and around Myrtle Beach and Horry County, South Carolina, and some of the best resorts and golfing in the world can all be found for your next vacation.
There are many resorts to head to for a Myrtle Beach vacation. Many of the resort properties are located right on the beach, and have private access areas for the beach. The resorts usually have a Myrtle Beach favorite-the lazy beach which has been made famous by the resorts. A lazy beach is a winding beach of water that moves from inside to outside the resort, a favorite place to relax and float around. All the resorts have amenities that you would expect to find at a resort. There are organized activities for the children, bars and restaurants on property, great rooms and views. Most resorts offer Myrtle Beach vacation packages which usually include some complimentary attraction tickets. There is an entire strip along the coast that the resorts sit on. This strip has restaurants, nightlife options, shops and cafés. The strip is a favored place to show cars off and each night car show quality cars cruise up and down the strip.
Myrtle Beach vacations can have a pretty full itinerary as there are numerous attractions that are geared towards family fun. There are three separate amusement parks. NASCAR devotees will adore the NASCAR Amusement Park. There are Broadway grade shows and Las Vegas style acts that one would normally find in a posh casino. The Legends is a must see. Country music fans will love the world famous Carolina Opry, and dinner theater shows are memorable and fun. The list is plentiful of things to do and see on the trip and of course there is the beach. Myrtle Beach is located on the beautiful Grand Strand of beaches. Some of the beaches are still quite pristine and are only a short ride down the coast. There are scheduled day trips that leave from the docks at Barefoot Landing and that cruise up and down the coast. Dolphin watching expeditions are a favored activity. Not mentioning the golfing, it would be sacrilegious as there are over one hundred golf courses through the Myrtle Beach area. Spending a day golfing on the many lush fairways while on a vacation is the perfect way to hone your skills and work on your swing under the sun. The weather is usually cooperative and the sea breeze adds to the experience. There are golf courses available for every level of expertise and handicap. The restaurants on Myrtle Beach run the gamut of pricing and food styles. There are Calabash type seafood restaurants that have all you can eat buffets and some rather upscale restaurants that are geared towards the gourmet food lover.
Myrtle Beach vacations offer something for everyone, no matter what age or how discerning, and this sometimes overlooked crown in the jewel that is the Atlantic Grand Strand beckons visitors to return year after year.