I was invited to visit Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for a family vacation last week -- and I absolutely couldn't pass up the opportunity. We made the trip down 95 South without hitting traffic and 400 miles later, we checked into SeaWatch Resort, a Vacation Myrtle Beach property.
SeaWatch was AMAZING! The condos (up to 3 bedrooms) are privately owned and include a full kitchen - which was so nice to have for late night snacks and my super early breakfasts. The property is lined with palm trees and has six oceanfront pools - including 2 lazy rivers and 2 covered pools - that are heated seasonally. Even though it was still May, the water was perfect temperature. If the pools are not your thing, they also had 10 hot tubs! Right on your path between the pools and the ocean is a full-service Tiki Bar for ice cold adult beverages while laying out in the sun (try the Tropical Lifesaver!) . There's also the Captain's Cove restaurant for oceanfront dining (and delicious waffles made to order!).
As for off-property activities, it's been a LONG time since I've been to Myrtle Beach -- I had no idea how many attractions there were. It was like a mini Las Vegas with all of the great shows to catch at night. I try not to be on a schedule while on vacation, but there were so many great things to see that I just had to line up a show for each night we were in town.
On Sunday night, we caught an action-packed equestrian and jousting competition while we ate with our hands at Medieval Times. Monday night, we found ourselves to be the youngest in the crowds at Legends in Concert - but it was actually B's FAVORITE part of the whole trip! After the show, he got a chance to meet the characters who performed as Buddy Holly, Elvis, Prince, Dolly Parton, and the Blues Brothers - and he even got autographs! Tuesday night, we hit up the Calvin Gilmore theater for The Carolina Opry -- the talent was incredible and the show's variety kept us entertained throughout. If you like country music -- don't miss it!
One of the highlights of the trip was stopping into the Myrtle Beach Speedway NASCAR Racing Experience. It's one of those things that's always been on my bucket list -- and we finally got to get on the track and into a real car for a few laps. Definitely worth checking out. B rode along as a passenger in the pace car - he loved it, I screamed! Afterwards, we were allowed to stay near the pit and sit and watch as the other drivers zipped by us. Very cool up-close experience!
There was so much to do and see -- if you're looking to add to your itinerary, you might want to check out:
- Downtown Boardwalk area (Skywheel, Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum superhero exhibit, Zipline Adventures).
- Stop for lunch along the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk where pirates used to roam and it’s the seafood capital of South Carolina.
- Take the kids to Myrtle Beach State Park or Children’s Museum of South Carolina.
- Broadway at the Beach attractions (Magiquest, Wonderworks, Ripley’s Aquarium, Broadway Grand Prix, Pavilion Nostalgia Park).
- Dinner on or near boardwalk (Landshark Bar & Grill, Banditos, 2nd Avenue Pier, Oceanfront Bar and Grill).
- After dinner: Mini golf. The Myrtle Beach area is known as the mini golf capital of the world!
- Plenty of shopping stops at Barefoot Landing, The Market Common or Tanger Outlets
We had so much fun and made awesome memories -- I am pretty sure the folks in Myrtle Beach will see us back real soon. Thanks again to Visit Myrtle Beach for coordinating our trip! You can follow all the fun happening in Myrtle Beach by following #MyMyrtleBeach on Twitter and Instagram.
Hi! my name is Andrea and I'm a not-so-average Northern Virginia blogger, mom, and transplant from the Midwest. I host Girls Night Out events, meet ups, and write about events and my adventures in the DC area. I love to travel, brunch, and drink wine with my neighbors! I'm known to live on the wild side and order Venti iced double shots at 5pm.
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