When our family plans a trip to Myrtle Beach South Carolina, it's like the night before Christmas across the house. Usually we start packing like the former football team in Baltimore, Colts. Under the dark cover, we load the car with fishing gear, coolers, luggage, some snacks, and some lemon juice.
Although it is only a 7-hour drive from the Baltimore-Washington area, we usually do it in about 10 hours. First, we have to pass the mixing bowl in Springfield, VA which seems to take forever. Then there are the shops where my beautiful wife simply has to stop to reload her collection of every shoe known to the woman. We also have our favorite places to eat, and of course no trip is complete without stopping the fireworks. Our son will need fireworks from at least two different vendors along the I-95 South. Not the kind that sits on the floor, it ends up like a book of games, but things that fly to the sky, light up our summer nights like the Space Shuttle of Cape Canaveral.
I am ready to afford shopping for shoes and fireworks, and another 16 stations make up a 10-hour trip because by the end of the days we will finally reach one of my most favorite holiday venues on the entire East Coast, and an amazing Myrtle Beach.
The best way to start a day on Myrtle Beach is a sunrise stroll along the Atlantic coast. Myrtle Beach is divided into two areas, North Myrtle Beach and South Myrtle Beach, and there is plenty of adventure on both sides.
Did you say the south side? Well, the south side is the older side of Myrtle Beach, but a new development is always happening. The Pavilion Theme Park was one of the biggest attractions on the south side celebrated last season in 2006, but not all was lost. Some famous games and antiques have become part of The Pavilion Nostalgia Park. Nostalgia Park is located in Broadway at the Beach, which opened in spring 2007.
Herschell-Spillman Carousel, Tea Cup Kiddy Ride and Caterpillar Ride are all alive in the new Nostalgia Park.
If you need more adventure, try Family Kingdom Water Park.
Located at 300 South Ocean Blvd. The family kingdom also has an amusement park. Stop at the ice cream shop and pick up a scoop or two like the locals, or check out South Carolina's largest garage sale from 7 am to 12 pm on September 15, 2007. It will be held at the Myrtle Beach Pavilion Parking.
Three levels of shear bargains. Go early to catch the best deals. You'll find everything you need for the beach including sunglasses, hats and sun. You'll even find things like luggage, handbags, dollar items and things for the house.
For shopping at the mall, check out The Coastal Grand. This mall opened in March 2004. This is the newest mall in Myrtle Beach. They have a wonderful dining hall with lots of entertainment. There's nothing like shopping in a mall, you can live there almost if you like shopping as much as we like.
Looking for accommodation with ocean views? Just take in this unusual resort hotel.
Crown Reef Resort Myrtle is home to the Par 3 Golf Course on one side and Whispering Pines Golf Course on the other. Crown Reef Resort Myrtle will simply take your breath away. This enormous resort features a 125-foot ocean-front swimming pool and clear blue waters that encourage you to dive. This charming property is almost charming at night, illuminating magnificent purple lighting in the southern night sky.
If you're looking to invest in a timeshare, just walk across the street to South Beach Resorts owned by a ProZ & Chapin developer in South Carolina. This is one of the latest developments on the south side. Burroughs & Chapin also owns The Crown Reef Resort Myrtle. I have already seen plans for further expansion which will include beachfront apartments next to the Crown Reef Myrtle Hotel. These developments make the southern end of Ocean Blvd. The place to be when on holiday.
There are great dining options around the south side or just outside your door.
Keep in mind that the hotel is second to last from the hotel on the left. It is a wonderful sight overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. To experience this kind of luxury just visit [http://www.affordabletravelagents.com] and all your stressors will disappear in the board with just one click.
North Myrtle Beach is full of some of the best dining options you'll find in the state. There are many Calabash seafood restaurants serving fresh seafood that you will find anywhere. Succulent crab legs, jumbo shrimp, butter and garlic mussels, steamed oysters, oysters on half-shell, jumped from your dish with flavored flavor. While dancing your taste buds to delicious melodies, you'll enjoy a sense of satisfaction because every passion for seafood turns off.
You can now burn some calories and wander around the many local attractions like the Ripley Aquarium where you will see sharks swimming near you so you can calculate the rows of teeth in their mouths. Check out some antique stores. You will even find some nice deals at pawn shops in Myrtle Beach. You'll find them organized and professionally managed.
Along the Grand Strand you will find the best quality hotels, restaurants and golf courses. Wait a minute. I didn't even mention 60 miles of warm white sandy beaches. How could I forget that? I'm not one to swim in the ocean, but I couldn't resist going into the great Atlantic Ocean in Myrtle Beach. To get this, or experience the best of South Carolina's finest resort cities, allow your fingers to click on [http://www.affordabletravelagents.com] for hotels, event tickets and car rentals. There is so much to choose from, you won't be able to do everything in one trip. So visit Myrtle Beach in South Carolina for more fun than you have been doing for a long time.