There are two types of people: those for whom the siren’s song of a famous destination is irresistible, and those who discover what jewels may lie hidden far from the crowds. And you, intrepid traveler, often fancy yourself the latter. Ralph Waldo Emerson famously wrote, “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” Nearly 100 miles from well-trodden streets of Myrtle Beach, lonely crows watch over the early morning misty waterway in Hampstead, North Carolina, and grand houses stand quiet and stately in the pine forest. From your Hampstead hotel, set out on an adventure of your own making in this burgeoning community and discover its treasures.
Hotels in Hampstead provide the perfect starting point for your journey of discovery. Step outside and stroll along the quiet harbor or wander along creeks set between verdant banks. If these charming waterways beckon, hire a boat or kayak and leave the land behind. As you turn and gaze back toward the town, you understand why these shores have enticed generations of wayfarers.
For another local gem, take a drive in one of the Hampstead rental cars along scenic roads to the Belvedere Plantation Golf and Country Club. On this beautiful wooded course, challenge yourself against the shifting coastal winds. Later, toast the thrill of victory and reward the taste buds with a sumptuous dinner of local seafood. Having feasted all your senses, return to the hotels near Hampstead, NC to plan the following day’s explorations.
And if your next adventure summons you further afield, use the Travelocity app to ensure that your choice of the hotels in Myrtle Beach is ready to welcome you when you arrive. As you bury your bare feet in the warm brown sand along more famous waters, smile, wise wanderer, knowing that you know the secrets of a refuge not so far away, and yet a world apart.