As part of the Grand Strand, Myrtle Beach’s 60 miles of sandy white beaches offers a variety of fun in the sun activities, ideal for families, couples and friends looking for relaxation.
If sand and surf are not for you, take a swing at golf! Spend a few hours carting across the fairways in a relaxing, natural environment of rolling greens, towering pines and majestic oaks. With over 100 courses in the Grand Stand area, the hardest choice to make is deciding where tee off first.
Gear it up a notch by visiting a Myrtle Beach attraction. Listen to sweet serenades at The Carolina Opry, have a roaring time at the Family Kingdom Amusement Park or take in a show at the Palace Theater; Myrtle Beach is packed with activities and amusement for all ages.
(Source: Visit Myrtle Beach )
J. R. Ewing meets Jack Nicklaus at this swell-egant spread about 25 miles south of Myrtle Beach.
Handsomely appointed villas, many boasting whirlpools, wet bars and fireplaces, open onto views of the links; outdoor pools, tennis courts and beautiful beaches are just a towelling-slippered stroll away. Or you can recline beneath the moss-draped oaks and catch up on some reading; Gone with the Wind, say, or 501 Excuses for a Bad Golf Shot.
70 Tanglewood Drive, Pawleys Island
(843) 237-6000, www.pawleysplantation.com
The oldest family-owned restaurant on the Grand Strand, Lee’s opened in 1948 in what had originally been a gas station; it’s been fuelling patrons with fresh seafood from the inlet ever since, and the majority of menu items are still prepared in the same time-honoured manner as they were six decades ago.
But not all verities are eternal; in 1948, a large seafood platter would have set you back $1.50. Today, it’s just a teeny bit more.
4460 Business Highway 17
(843) 651-2881, www.leesinletkitchen.com
Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) is located 5km/3 miles from the resort area.
Location of Porter check-in desk: departures.
Many hotels offer a complimentary shuttle service from the airport.
Taxi fares are approximately US $15 to the resort area.
Hertz is conveniently located adjacent to the baggage claim area on the Ground Floor of the Myrtle Beach International Airport passenger terminal building.