6 Myrtle Beach vacationer types: Which are you?

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There’s more than one way to do Myrtle Beach.

Whether you’re headed here for some tranquility or to tee it up on the golf course, there’s a Myrtle Beach getaway you’ll love. Vacationers have come to this Carolina coastal mecca for generations. From new couples to multi-generational families, this is a favorite spot for many.

As you make your plans to visit Myrtle Beach, we’ve broken down some of the more popular reasons to come here. We could totally see you loving more than one category, and the summer is still young. That just might call for a second visit before fall!

Why Myrtle Beach?

So many reasons. Myrtle Beach’s subtropical climate and miles of beautiful beaches are a major allure. If you’re into sightseeing, bring your camera here, too. There’s a wealth of excellent restaurants, both chain favorites, and one-of-a-kind eateries. Not to mention the array of some of the best golf courses in the Southeast – and a good collection of mini-golf options if that’s your game. The Oceanfront Boardwalk and Grand Strand are iconic parts of this coastal town that is sure to become a favorite vacation spot – if it isn’t already!

So let’s take a look at some popular vacation experiences in Myrtle Beach.

The amorous holiday

Whether it’s a honeymoon, anniversary, or just a much-needed escape, Myrtle Beach is a delightful destination. Every love story deserves a Myrtle Beach chapter. A long walk on the beach at sunset and cocktail at an oceanside restaurant makes for a dreamy date.

What to do:

Indulge in the south’s oldest largest and oldest winery, Duplin Winery. Take your partner to Brookgreen Gardens for the Southern Lights display.

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A child-friendly trip

Make memories for your kids – as you have! – in Myrtle Beach. This area has so many family-oriented properties and activities, everyone will have a blast. Enjoy splash parks, lazy rivers, plenty of eating and shopping at Barefoot Landing or Broadway at the Beach.

What to do:

Let the kids get their splash on at one of several area waterparks. Then treat them to a cone from iconic Ben & Jerry’s, with multiple Myrtle Beach locations.

Adventure excursion

Every level of thrill-seeker can find fun in Myrtle Beach. Whether that means a trip to Ripley’s Museum and Myrtle Waves Water Park or helicopter rides and kayaking, you’ll find your jam here. You won’t have to go far to find your perfect adventure.

What to do:

Myrtle Beach Watersports has all new equipment, for dolphin tours, jet-ski rentals, pirate cruises, and more. Visit the House of Blues for stellar live music and delicious food.

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A golf-course getaway

Tee it up in the Golf Capital of the World. Myrtle Beach boasts almost 80 courses, with incredible scenery, challenging layouts, and lots of history. Put your skills to the test in one of the most beautiful places you’ll ever take your swings.

What to do:

If you’re not a tour pro, Myrtle Beach has beginner-friendly Myrtlewood Palmetto Golf Club. If you’re here in August, check out the Myrtle Beach Amateur Golf Tournament.

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A sabbatical to unwind

Relax – beach time is much more laid back than the grind! There’s such beauty in Myrtle Beach, your worries are sure to melt away. Watch a sunrise, read a can’t-put-it-down novel, or visit one of many spas in the area – define relaxation as you see fit

What to do:

Find your Zen right on the beach with Yoga at Cherry Grove Beach or Shanti Yoga Studio. Take a hike on a coastal preserve at Huntington Beach State Park in Murrells Inlet.


A gourmet vacay

There’s plenty of good eatin’ in Myrtle Beach. From seafood to southern cuisine, a foodie could spend a lifetime exploring here. Start with Sea Captain’s House on the waterfront. And River City Cafe serves up American favorites with a twist and a burger that’s tough to beat.

What to do:

Visit Hook & Barrel for incredible seafood. Vicini’s Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria serves some of the best pizza in Myrtle Beach. Enjoy Mexican favorites at Sun City Cafe. Have the best steak ever at New York Prime, and try some top-notch barbecue at Pop Pop’s Pit BBQ.

Ready to go?

Brittain Resorts has just the place for you to stay, no matter what you want to do in Myrtle Beach. Check out the specials going on right now, and peruse the Brittain family of resorts.