Planning a holiday get away? Live like the locals with this great advice:
1. Myrtle Beach is famous for its 60+ miles of beaches on the world-renowned Grand Strand. For an affordable oceanfront vacation rental, check out Myrtle Beach Seaside Resorts. Each of the six condo-hotels offer the amenities of a full-service resort hotel with the space and comfort of a condominium. Highlights are fully-equipped kitchens, washer / dryer and private balconies.
2. For breakfast by the beach, head to Sea Captain’s House Restaurant. Try their renowned crab cakes benedict or traditional Southern fare like country ham and pecan waffles. This Myrtle Beach staple has been known for its warm southern hospitality, ocean view and fresh seafood since 1930!
3. Hop on a boat (rentals and tour boats available) at Wacca Wache Marina in Murrells Inlet and cruise down the Waccawachee River to see rice plantations, historic landmarks, moss-laden oak trees, alligators, eagles and osprey. Don’t stop until you get to Sandy Island, an approximately 9,000 acre nature preserve open to the public with several boat landings and two nature trails.
4. To experience the slow paced South Carolina life, the Greater Grand Strand is home to one of the oldest and most unique towns in South Carolina, Little River. Known for its fresh seafood, fishing charters and annual blue crab festival, it is truly a quaint coastal fishing village. For those seeking a little adventure, Little River also has two Las-Vegas-style casino gambling boats and Jet Ski rentals.
5. Searching for the best beachfront burger joint? Look no further than River City Café for a fun, rustic atmosphere and one-of-a-kind, juicy, run-down-your-chin, always-made-fresh burger. Guests are encouraged to throw peanut shells on the floor in this establishment, named “one of the best
places in the nation to feed the kids.”
6. Escape the typical Myrtle surf and beach stores and shop ‘til you drop at The Market Common. Located in a beautifully-designed village setting, the complex has the nation’s most celebrated names in retail, a movie theatre, restaurants and a calendar of events featuring car shows, wine festivals and more.
7. Is there a better combination than waterfront dining and live music? The Hot Fish Club has it all and remains a favorite gathering place for discriminating locals. Open Wednesday-Sunday, stop in for happy hour at the gazebo bar, enjoy fresh seafood on the back porch and wind down the evening with nightly performances by the area’s best rock and country bands.
8. After you have had your share of fun in South Carolina’s most iconic beach town, plan a day trip north to historic Wilmington, N.C. or south to Charleston, S.C. – both only two hours away. A plethora of daily guided tours are available through numerous tour companies or take a road trip and experience it on your own.
For additional information and reservations: Myrtle Beach Seaside Resorts, (888) 571.4104