We are headed back from our vacation in South Carolina, and we had a fantastic time! Rather than just sharing a bunch of cute pictures of my tan little man, I'm going to make this an informative post. Below you will find information on our favorite things to do while visiting the Carolina coast.
Day Trips to Charleston SC:
Charleston is a 2 hour drive from Myrtle and can also be reach by a cruise down the shoreline. It is a beautiful city and definitely warrants a visit if you are in the area.
I reccomend parking as close to King and Market Street as possible to start in the heart of the city.
The Market on Market Street
Breakfast- Hominy Grill
Lunch- Low Country Bistro (try the shrimp and grits and a sweet tea mojito)
Fancy Dinner- McCradys (where we got married!)
Dessert- Kilwins or Kaminskys
Have kids that need to rest? Head down to the battery. There are fountains to cool off in and beautiful swings to relax and enjoy the beautiful view. Enjoy a throw back to our engagement photos that were taken on this same pier!
Tip for kids: Charleston is a walking city. Make sure to come equipt with a stroller or some vehicle to relieve your kid's tired feet.
The Myrtle Beach Resort:
We have stayed at this resort the past 3 trips and love their amenities. They have a lazy river, 3 pools, beach access, tennis courts, basketball court, outdoor grilling, a playground, boche court and a quarterdeck with karaoke every night!
It is the perfect family vacation spot. There is plenty to keep kids and parents entertained all day. The Resort is also a quick 15 minute ride to Broadway at the Beach and the Boardwalk.
The Marsh Walk of Murells Inlet
20 minutes south of Myrtle is the gorgeous town of Murells Inlet. The Marsh Walk is lined with dozens of fantastic restaurants, local vendors, and boat rentals. Definitely a must visit for the area. Next time we come we want to rent kayaks or paddle boards and explore the waterways of the inlet.
Wahoos Fish House
Broadway at the Beach:
Broadway is perfect for a rainy day or if you need a break from the water. It hosts the Ripley's Aquarium, House of Wax, every restaurant you could imagine, and shopping galore. There are playgrounds, rides, and games to keep kids entertained for hours.
We went there on our one rainy day this trip and I didn't take any pictures, but here is a throw back to our first family trip to Myrtle!
Margaritaville- for the atmosphere
Key West Grill- for something upscale
Good Time Charley's- for their location and live music
Piano Bar- for entertainment
The boardwalk is gorgeous and perfect for an evening walk and dinner. Every time we go we eat at Landshark, so I can't claim to know the best restaurants down there! Enjoy walking the pier, the skywheel, and the free concerts at night.
If you make it to Myrtle Beach, we hope you enjoy it as much as Ollie enjoyed his first ice cream sandwhich!
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