What Myrtle Beach has to offer for a family vacation

Article Thumbnail Image

What Myrtle Beach has to Offer for a family vacation

Some vacation destinations specialize in entertainment and attractions, others in nightlife and restaurants and some in watersports and golf. Or you can visit one that has it all – Myrtle Beach.
Even members of the closest family can have different ideas about what makes a fun vacation, and Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand area offer something to keep everybody happy. Just consider the case of this fictitious but very real family.
Dad likes to play golf, and Myrtle Beach has more championship courses than he can shake his driver at. From the “Granddaddy” at Pines Lakes International Golf Club, the first and most famous courses in the area, to the Dunes Golf & Beach Club, a lovely layout on the ocean, there are more than 100 links to choose from on the Strand.
Mom loves to visit the restaurants, and she actually has more choices than dad. From Myrtle Beach's famous Restaurant Row, a two-mile stretch featuring any kind of food you could possibly desire, to Broadway at the Beach, a local hot spot filled with great restaurants, Myrtle Beach has it all. And don't forget the world-famous Sea Captain's House for fresh seafood and a wonderful view of the ocean or any of our hundreds of seafood restaurants. Myrtle Beach is like one big all-you-can-eat buffet.
Big sister loves to shop until she drops, and there are plenty of places for her to land on the Strand. Broadway at the Beach also offers the best shopping in town with hundreds of stores, not to mention Coastal Grand Mall, Market Common, the Tanger Outlets are the hundreds of other shops that line the streets of Myrtle Beach.
Big brother loves the attractions and he is in for a big thrill in Myrtle Beach. Family Kingdom is the main attraction in downtown Myrtle Beach and also has an oceanfront water park. Other water parks include Myrtle Waves and Wild Water & Wheels, and NASCAR SpeedPark and the Pavilion Park at Broadway at the Beach are filled with thrills.
And then there's little brother and sister, who just want to play in the water. The beach and Atlantic Ocean are free and fun for the whole family, plus the little ones can splash and play at the resort pools, lazy rivers and water playgrounds without leaving the hotel. 
If that's not enough to keep everyone busy and happy, consider the wide range of activities for the whole family. Ripley's Aquarium allows visitors to get an up-close look at ocean wildlife, and the variety of theaters in town feature great family entertainment.
So if you're looking for a vacation destination that has something for everyone in the family and things for the family to do as a unit, look no further than Myrtle Beach.