Myrtle Beach in South Carolina is now considered the No. 1 family vacation destination in America, even beating Disney World. This though is little wonder when you consider all that Myrtle Beach has to offer, 60 miles of beach, 100 golf courses and all available at a cost of just a fraction of the Disney resorts. There are a variety of Myrtle Beach Hotels ranging from under $50 to the higher priced luxury hotels which can cater to your every whim.
Apart from the seemingly endless beach and the vast number of golf courses, some of the other attractions which Myrtle Beach has to offer include Ripley’s Aquarium. This aquarium, apart from having sharks and rays on display, also has specialist exhibits like Rio Amazon, Dangerous Reef and Ray Bay. Another attraction is the Pirate’s voyage where Captain Blackbeard and his crew will entertain you with the daring antics of the olden day pirates including sword fights and swinging from pirate ship to pirate ship, all whilst you enjoy a hearty meal.
Of course though, Myrtle Beach isn’t all about the beach and the sea, there are plenty of other activities you can take part in such as a visit to Brookgreen Gardens which are ranked among the top ten gardens in the US or if you want a little more excitement, you can don some safety gear and explore the backwoods on an ATV or go swinging, zipping and climbing in the Go Ape Treetop Adventure.
Myrtle Beach Speedway offers spectators the opportunity to watch the budding NASCAR racers perform as it has been the training ground for 3 generations of Earnhardts and 4 generations of Pettys.
The water does play a large role in things to do at Myrtle Beach though and it is home to two state parks, Huntington Beach State Park and Myrtle Beach State Park and between them they offer many hiking trails, a variety of venues from where to fish and one of the World’s largest exotic reptile parks. For the more energetic there is more than one million gallons of water that make up the swirls, curves, chutes, waves and splashes that comprise the Myrtle Waves Water Park and if you want to get a bird’s eye view of all these things, there is also the Myrtle Beach Skywheel whose 42 temperature controlled glass gondolas will carry you to a height of 187 feet, allowing beautiful panoramas and was the first observation wheel of its type in the US.
Being located in South Carolina means that Myrtle Beach is easily accessible, being within a one day’s drive of half of the US’s population. Being so easily accessible, it offers the families a chance to spend several days in their delightful hotels, even if they only take one week’s vacation and can even go just for a couple of days if they prefer. With activities listed on the internet and hotels also available in the same manner, a visit to Myrtle Beach could not be easier to organize and is doubtful it can be beaten for variety of family activities it offers.