Well...sure if you're in North Myrtle Beach you'll go to the beach. Probably I'd like to recommend a night walk or early morning one when there are no people. It could be very romantic or just funny if you're with friends. I even tried night swimming but was a little bit afraid of sharks.more
I'd been parasailing before in Cancun... but it was a 'beach launch' and not an 'ocean launch'. I can say honestly I prefer the ocean launch!!!Here in North Myrtle, they make the parasailing an EVENT, not just a pasttime. We picked "Bob's Parasail" because they advertised right in front of our resort, it was very close (about 5 stoplights away),...more
This is a mini golf course. It has 2 18 hole golf courses. This one didn't thrill me much, it had a few obstacles but was mostly just golfing around corners and such. I like ones with obstacles, but this was just mostly flat.It's attached to a lighted driving range and a par 3 golf course. A volcano goes off about every 15 minutes.more
Going here goes pretty much without saying. You can walk out into the water for quite a ways and it never really gets that deep. I walked and walked and it still never got higher than my waist--and this was as hurricane Dean was causing havoc in Mexico and Jamaica.If you are not staying at a fancy hotel on the coast, there are a lot of little...more
I booked the Avista Resort after looking around at several hotels/condos in North Myrtle. What...more
Nice lazy river...definitely a better area of Myrtle Beach to stay in.The rooms were really nice and...more
ABSOLUTE BEST STAY EVER!! I HAVE BEEN COMING TO MYRTLE BEACH WITH MY FAMILY MY WHOLE LIFE, AND I DO...more
We eventually stopped near Calabash Seafood (which is not in Calabash) at the Chinese place with the 102 piece buffet (It's now 120 pieces). It was $5.25 for all you could eat for seniors. (Regular people pay $1 more) Afterwards we walked back and looked at the waterway which was behind the restaurant.more
This is within walking distance of the marina. It is apparently another chain that I haven't heard about. The website says:"Restaurant Size: 6,300 square feet including dining room and bar area seating approximately 246 guests. Patio areas available. "Interior Design: Earth-toned colors and warm, welcoming decor featuring vintage and contemporary...more
We went up to dinner to T-Bonz, and they said we'd have to wait. It was only 5:15 and the place was half empty. We said we didn't want to wait and walked out. Then we went to a crab place - same story - empty restaurant and we'd have to wait. We walked out. We went to Johnny Rocket's, which is a hamburger and malt type place. The wait staff does...more
We went here on our family trip to Myrtle for Spring Break - what a great experience. The place was full and we had reserved (large table of 6 adults and 7 kids) - our table was ready right away. Our waiter Tracey had a great personality, was attentive and funny and made us all feel welcome. The food was great and the service was quick without...more
Dick's Last Resort is a chain... you know how they go. The waiters throw your forks at you, make fun of you, and give you hats that say just the opposite of what ya really are... they PICK ON YOU!!! It's great fun though. The food isn't the best but the fun is worth it. And, what's better than humiliating your kids and the elders you take with...more
Tuna bar is just a regular bar but the music is cool and pleasant.There are pooltables ans some other games. The best about this bar is that it is situated on the beach and there is a terrace looking at the sea
Dress Code: Casual
I've never flown into Myrtle, and have never met anyone in my area (Cinci) who has. Half the adventure is packing up yer car with the kids & luggage and GETTING THERE. Friends of mine had a great idea --- stop off in Gatlinburg on your way there, if you are coming in from the Midwest. Anyhoo if you can handle everyone's different pee schedules and the occasional bored kid complaining, or the occasional adult who is suffering stomach sickness... drive, baby. It's a beauty of a view on the way into Myrtle.
This is an enormous mall setup which has been described as the most expensive free docks on the ICW. With over 100 specialty shops, and 13 factory direct stores to browse through. I have to say though, that the only thing Bob bought was some fudge. Shop listings:Barefoot General StoreBearfoot Dolls & BearsBig Dog SportswearBurlington ShoesCreative...more
Well if you want a pair of shorts, earrings, a personalized rice necklace, fudge (while the dudes sing to you), towels, navel rings, wine glasses, bibles, wax hands, or just to get out and walk? Go here! It's special cuz you can find everything, in an outdoor-type mall setting, and every member of the family (from the old boring fart to the...more
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Well putt putt is a fun pasttime for kids & things but they have way too many putt putt courses. You can get just a tad sick of it.
Unique Suggestions: If you have to go? Adult advice? Try to find one that serves alcohol. At least you can numb the pain a little bit!
Luggage and bags:
Pack lightly, no matter where you go. Expect lots of sand to wind up in the weirdest places when ya visit a beach.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Sarongs, ladies! Cover your shoulders & other spots skin cancer wouldn't look too pretty.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Bring stuff that helps your tummy while travelling... especially with kids.
Photo Equipment: Digicams, but don't drop them in the sand. Use those freezer-heavy-duty Ziplocs to stow your cameras in while beaching it.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: AN UMBRELLA --- protect yourself & the kids! SPF highest possible and a great book... love the sun yet avoid it...
Wheel of Fortune's letter-turner Vanna White owns a big home on the main street near the ocean. The home is beautiful, and the flowers, shrubbery and garden work surrounding it are just as much so. You can see the house as you drive down Ocean blvd....no tours, its her home so respect her privacy I'd say. Near Ocean Blvd & 9th Ave....more
I have never taken this cruise, so I don't know if it is a Good Thing or a Tourist Trap. Photos was taken in 2001. From their website:Narrated CruiseOne hour, narrated cruise.Adult $8.00, Child (1-12) $4.00Sightseeing CruiseOne and a half hour cruise and entertainment.Adult $12.00, Youth (6-16) $6.00, Child (5 & under) FreeSunset CruiseTwo hour...more
Because of the mall, this has been called the most expensive free dock on the ICW There is 500 or so feet of dock, and boats tie and then raft onto each other. When we were there, there were at least 36 boats there (mostly monohull sailboats), rafted to the maximum of 4 in a lot of places.There were no electrical connections, and no other services...more
We stayed here on our first trip. At that time, the marina told us that the ICW would be closed south of them due to high steel work on a new bridge. We had free cable TV, but our cable was too short to reach. We walked up toward one of the 5 restaurants that are here (Hooters, and a raw bar are two of them), and ate dinner in one of them. Bob then...more
North Myrtle Beach and the whole Myrtle Beach area is famous as a vacation spot, for golf (photo 3 shows a chair lift across the ICW for golfers), beach and fishing. Those are not reasons for me to visit. I come because the ICW goes through this area and if I want to go south (or north in the spring) I have to go through here. The Barefoot Swing...more
I liked North Myrtle because it was more secluded... not as crowded... more kid-friendly.FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS or just people like me who take pictures everywhere ya go!!! Put your camera in a ZIPLOC bag... the freezer kind? Bring extra baggies to bring treasures from the ocean home in... sand for displaying shells, etc. The ziploc baggies are a savior...more