Last month we took a family trip to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and if you caught my Instagram stories, we had a blast. I previously visited Myrtle Beach a few weeks before my family trip for a work/press trip, and it helped me prepare the ultimate to-do list for our family trip. On the press trip, I loved that we focused on things to do not right in the mix of tourist Myrtle Beach, but we ventured out a bit. What I love about living in Georgia is you’re able to get to all of the beach/best vacation spots in car or plane in no time. We haven’t visited Myrtle Beach since my sister, and I were kids, and it was our first time for Marcus and me going together and taking our son KJ, so we wanted to make sure we had a right mix of activities for everyone. From the water activities to the food, and resorts, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is a great vacation spot for families. I would even consider a girls trip or my husband and I taking a getaway. There’s something for everyone. If you’re visiting anytime soon or in the future, scroll below for the ultimate guide to traveling to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Where To Stay
We stayed at Hilton’s Ocean Enclave, and this resort was gorgeous! When traveling, you want to make sure you’re staying somewhere that you can call home for the number of days you’re visiting. You want to be comfortable and enough room for the family. The beach views from our balcony didn’t hurt either. This resort was centrally located in the middle of everything you want to be around during your visit to Myrtle Beach. We could park our car and walk everywhere if we wanted to during the day or night. The resort is a brand new Hilton property in the area, and it didn’t disappoint. We had a cabana at the pool, the food and drinks were amazing, and you’re looking directly at the beach while enjoying a nice swim. We only walked onto the beach once and spent most of our time with our little one hanging in the pool. What I loved most about this resort is it’s set up with an option to get one, two, and even three-bedroom suits so you and the entire family can enjoy your stay together. They have full kitchens if you decide one day to not splurge on a meal and super spacious family rooms to hang out in when you need a break from the sun. There were so many other resorts along the road where ours was located so I’d be interested in going back and letting you all know about those pretty soon. Stay tuned! Also, on my Instagram, there’s a Myrtle Beach highlight where you can see behind the scenes videos and more pics of this resort.
Where to eat
The food! We got to try so many amazing places when I visited for the press trip that I had to take my family when we visited. We also found a few more places to go that were incredibly delicious. I think my favorite is Wicked Tuna! It’s situated away from the hustle and bustle of the main tourist area in Myrtle Beach, but people still make their way out to eat. The crab stuffed jumbo shrimp at Wicked Tuna is terrific, and if you get the chance to go, you have to try it out! A few other great places to add to your list: Captain George (seafood buffet), Rivertown Bistro, Nacho Hippo, Rustic Table, Blueberyy Grill. I know there are so many other places to try, and I have a running list on my next visit.
What To Do
The family activities to do in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, are endless. We have a two-year-old, so we wanted to cater our list to things he could also do. We started our first day relaxing by the pool and letting him hang out at the resort because he loves playing in the water. Each day was full of activities starting with Nascar driving, which was a thrill of an experience. I previously did this on my first trip so I set it up so my parents and hubby could take advantage while I hung out with KJ on the sidelines. The rush you get going 100+mph in a NASCAR is crazy! If you want a thrill, this is the place to add to your list. They have a variety of options from you driving yourself after training or just riding with a driver. We then went to Broadway because there are a ton of activities like Top Golf, Ripleys Believe it or not, restaurants, and shops. A few other fun things we got to do were the Hollywood Wax Museum, which was a blast, dolphin cruise, and Brookgreen Gardens. If you have a few extra days and space on your itinerary, I suggest a visit to Huntington Beach State Park and La Belle Amie Vineyard to get away from the usual tourist area and explore activities outside of the beach.