Ocean Drive Beach & Golf Resort98 N Ocean Blvd, North Myrtle Beach 3.0 out of 5.0
This beachfront condominium resort in North Myrtle Beach is 3 miles from the Carolina Opry's variety shows and Pirates Voyage Dinner Attraction, and 9 miles ...
Westgate Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Resort415 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach 3.5 out of 5.0
With direct access to the beach, this Myrtle Beach resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Family Kingdom Amusement Park, Midway Park, and Mount Atlanticus Miniature ...
Sandcastle Oceanfront Resort at the Pavilion1802 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach 2.5 out of 5.0
Sandcastle Oceanfront Resort at the Pavilion is close to beaches and family attractions. Downtown Myrtle Beach is a 5-minute cab ride from the resort, and it's ...
Sea Crest Oceanfront Resort803 S Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach 3.0 out of 5.0
On the waterfront, the Myrtle Beach boardwalk are 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) away, and Family Kingdom Amusement Park is 3 blocks from the resort. Broadway at the ...
Ocean Dunes Resort & Villas201 75th Ave N, Myrtle Beach 3.5 out of 5.0
This Myrtle Beach hotel is within 2 miles of Skywheel Amusement Park, the Dunes Golf and Beach Club, and the Carolina Opry; Broadway on the Beach is approximately ...
Myrtle Beach Hotel & Travel Guide
When we picture ourselves visiting beaches and shorelines, we tend to imagine pristine stretches of sand lapped by vibrantly colored waves. Perhaps the sky is a brilliant robin's egg blue, unbroken by clouds, or painted in the sumptuous hues of sunset. Indeed, these tempting images are easily found when our vacation dreams become reality, but they excise some of the most fascinating details of shoreline scenery.
As Austrian journalist Henry Grunwald once said, "A beach is not only a sweep of sand, but shells of sea creatures, the sea glass, the seaweed, the incongruous objects washed up by the ocean." And when you truly take in the scenery, you'll often find that it's not the sweeping vistas but the tiny details hidden within them that really make a place special. Settle in at one of the best places to stay in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and take the time to appreciate the minute details around you, from shark teeth concealed beneath crusts of wet sand to the flutter of a stranger's hand from atop SkyWheel, one of the largest Ferris wheels in the United States.
Truly, the natural world is as simple or complex as you allow it to be. What could be simpler than the coming and going of the tide, the swerving of seagulls in the ocean breeze, the rising and setting of the sun—and yet what could be more complex? In the end, it's all in how you frame it, and there's no better place to contemplate these eternal mysteries than with your toes lodged deep in the sand as the surging waves tug around your ankles.
Decide where to stay in Myrtle Beach such as one of the hotels near North Myrtle Beach before walking down to the town's wide, brown sugar-colored beaches. The bustle of daytime beach activity is invigorating and great for people-watching, but if you prefer a calmer environment (and cooler temperatures), roll out the door of your Myrtle Beach lodging early enough to catch the sunrise across the Atlantic. You won't be disappointed.
It isn't only the beach that offers opportunities for contemplation. Sometimes, occupying yourself both physically and mentally with a recreational task gets blood flowing and brings new thoughts to mind in unexpected ways. Cut through the waves in a glistening red kayak, paddling steadily until you fall into a rhythmic pattern conducive to that special brand of slightly unfocused awareness. Or charter a fishing boat and cast a line into the great deep, observing the ripples where your line meets the cerulean blue. What sort of finned creature will wiggle up onto the deck? Amberjack? Grouper? Or the vibrant blush of a red beeliner snapper? Ponder the possibilities and attempt to read the infinitesimal signs that portend the day's catch.
If your sea legs are getting wobbly, trade out the surf for some manicured turf, and take a swing at one of the celebrity-designed golf courses in town. If miniature golf is more your style, you're in luck. Myrtle Beach is said to have one of the highest concentrations of miniature golf courses in the world, so you'll never run out of fresh challenges...although it never hurts to perfect your classic windmill putt or develop an intimate knowledge of a single course's slopes and hollows. You’ll be dreaming of the green long after you retire to one of our Myrtle Beach hotels.
Arts & Culture
You may come to Myrtle Beach with preconceptions about the sort of destination this is, but like many places in the world, it's bound to surprise you and subvert your expectations once you immerse yourself in the details. The beaches may monopolize the majority of the hype, but dig deeper and you'll find another class of things to do in Myrtle Beach. Enter beneath the aqua dome of the Palace Theater and give your eyes a workout as they follow the acrobatic feats of the resident circus performers. Moving north along the Intracoastal Waterway, the Alabama Theatre and the Carolina Opry provide further exposure to beloved local entertainment. And if live entertainment isn't your cup of tea, content yourself with swathes of manicured gardens, quaint art galleries, and fascinating historical museums galore. Select a souvenir or two to bring home with you; we’re certain they will look marvelous adorning the window sill of one of our hotels in Myrtle Beach.
Food & Drink
Nothing connects you to a destination like the local cuisine, so savor every mouthful and admire the complex waltz of flavors atop your tongue. With easy access to an ocean brimming with fresh fish, shrimp, crab, and more, what else could the region do but excel at the preparation of exquisite seafood? Tuck a napkin into your collar and dig in at one of the area's oyster bars, or saunter into an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet and load up your plate with dozens of phenomenal seafood dishes, from crab legs to grilled scallops to…unlimited lobster, did you say? You’ll certainly have plenty of money to spend on local delights if you reserve cheap hotels in Myrtle Beach, so in the words of many wise men, “Eat up!”
If you don't relish delicacies from the briny deep, never fear; the local buffets and restaurants boast plenty of other options, whether you're craving a rib-eye steak or a steaming bowl of mac and cheese. As the evening goes on, be sure to treat yourself to a frozen drink or two at one of the famous beach bars. Sip on a pina colada and allow the flicker of tiki torches to lull you into a contented daze as live music intermingles with the sound of crashing waves in the distance before heading back to one of the marvelous 4-star hotels in Myrtle Beach.
Despite its many famous daytime attractions, Myrtle Beach comes alive in a different way in the evening. Tap into the town's electric verve after dinner by strolling through the ever-popular Broadway at the Beach, where you'll find an eclectic collection of shops, bars, hotels, restaurants, theaters, and more. Soak in the excitement and motion around you as you browse for souvenirs (hmm, the shark mug or a boogie board?), join the energized crush of bodies on a nightclub dance floor, or pause to watch fountains of fireworks crackling above the glow of upturned faces.
Need a place to spend the evening? Travelocity will help you decide where to stay in Myrtle Beach, whether it's a five-star hotel sprawled on the lip of the ocean or a quaint bed and breakfast closer to town. There are so many angles from which to experience Myrtle Beach; try them all and decide which one suits you best.
Every now and then, refresh your world by immersing yourself in the details of a new locale. Allow the thrum of activity that pervades Myrtle Beach to sweep you up in its embrace, and simply go with the flow. You never know what you'll see or learn, but the memories you make here will certainly impact your life one way or another.