Myrtle Beach Trip Guide 2013

Thursday, July 11, 2013

This Summer, we packed up a 2013 Mazda 5 and headed to one of our favorite destinations - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina! We vacationed on its beautiful beaches in 2011 and had been dreaming of returning. In fact, as soon as our family vacation was over in 2012 - Joey asked if we could head to Myrtle Beach.

As a mother, one of my biggest concerns when planning our family vacations is finding a location that is family-friendly. I want the kids to enjoy themselves and for me to feel comfortable with them being there. We have found that Myrtle Beach is a great fit for our family and we want to share some of our favorite attractions with you! Note that for some of the locations listed below - you will need to make reservations.

I hope the below list of attractions, resorts and restaurants help you to better plan your Myrtle Beach vacation!

Lodging - Hotels and Resorts

  • Compass Cove | Check out our stay at Compass Cove!
  • Forest Dunes Resort
  • Garden City Realty Vacation Rentals and Sales
  • Gazebo Inn
  • Grand Atlantic Ocean Resort
  • Grande Shores Oceanfront Resort
  • Hampton Inn - Northwood
  • Hampton Inn and Suites Oceanfront
  • Hampton Inn Myrtle Beach Hotel Broadway at The Beach
  • Hilton Garden Inn Myrtle Beach at Coastal Grand Mall
  • Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort at Kingston Shores
  • Holiday Inn "At the Pavilion"
  • Holiday Inn Club Vacations - South Beach Resort
  • Holiday Sands North
  • Holiday Sands South Properties
  • Horizon Rentals, LLC
  • Hotel Blue
  • Island Vista
  • Jonathan Harbour
  • Landmark Resort Hotel
  • Long Bay Resort
  • Marina Inn at Grande Dunes
  • Myrtle Beach Resort Vacations, LLC
  • Myrtlewood Villas
  • Ocean Creek Resort
  • Ocean Dunes Resort and Villas
  • Ocean Front Viking Motel
  • Ocean Park Resort
  • Ocean Plaza Motel
  • Ocean Reef Resort
  • Oceans One Resort
  • The Palace Resort
  • Paradise Resort
  • Sea Watch Resort | Check out our stay at Sea Watch Resort!

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Attractions and Museums

  • Brookgreen Gardens
  • Cane Path Par 3 Driving Range
  • Captain Hook's Adventure Golf
  • The Center for Birds of Prey
  • Children's Museum of South Carolina
  • Downwind Sais Watersports
  • Dragon's Lair Fantasy Golf | Check out our trip to Dragon's Lair!
  • Express Watersports
  • Family Kingdom Amusement Park
  • Family Kingdom Oceanfront Water Park
  • Hawaiian Rumble
  • Hopsewee Plantation
  • Huntington Beach State Park
  • Hyman Vineyards
  • Imax 3d Theatre
  • Jungle Safari
  • Jurassic Golf
  • Magiquest
  • Midway Par 3
  • Myrtle Beach Art Museum
  • Myrtle Beach Skywheel | Check out our trip to the Skywheel!
  • Myrtle Beach State Park
  • Myrtle Waves
  • Nascar Speed Park
  • Ocean Watersports
  • Pavillion Nostalgia Park
  • Rice Museum
  • Ripley's Aquarium,
  • Ripley's Believe it or Not
  • Ripley's Haunted Adventure
  • Ripley's Marvelous Mirror Maze
  • Ripley's 3d Moving Theater
  • Shipwreck Island Adventure Golf
  • Ultimate Gullah
  • Wild Water and Wheels
  • Wonderworks - Soar and Explore Zipline and Ropes Course | Check out our trip to Wonderworks!


  • Greg Norman's
  • Crabby Mike's
  • Bennett's Original Calabash Seafood
  • New York Style Pizza and Turkish Kitchen
  • Aspen Grill
  • Giant Crab


  • Broadway at the Beach
  • Tanger Outlet


  • Alabama Theatre
  • Atlantic Stage
  • The Bowery/Duffy's Tavern
  • Carolina Improv Company at Uptown Theater
  • Carolina Master Chorale
  • Carolina Opry - Good Vibrations - LIGHT - The Carolina Opry Christmas Special
  • Legends in Concert
  • Long Bay Symphony
  • Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament | Check out our trip to Medieval Times!
  • Palace Theatre


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