Ideally located on South Carolina’s Atlantic coast, families flock to this fun-loving hub of activity for its 60 miles (97 kilometers) of magnificent shoreline, oodles of entertainment options — WonderWorks, a water park, and Broadway Grand Prix to name a few — and state parks showcasing the area’s seaside beauty.
Must-Do: After getting your beach days in and strolling Broadway at the Beach, let your inner child out to play at Mt. Atlanticus Minotaur Goff; after all, Myrtle Beach is the Minigolf Capital of the World. The two courses possess indoor and outdoor holes with thrilling hazards like waterfalls and caves, and even feature Atlantic Ocean views.
Eat: Satisfy your sweet tooth at The Crazy Mason Milkshake Bar. Originating in Myrtle Beach, the spot features milkshakes with over-the-top garnishes. Sip on the Crazy Colada, a coconut milkshake topped with a slice of layered cake and a pineapple wedge, or the Butter My Waffle, which features a waffle, Butterfinger bar, and whipped icing served atop a vanilla shake.
Day-Trip: Treat your eyes to the pastel floral visages of Brookgreen Gardens. Located a little more than 20 miles (32 kilometers) south of Myrtle Beach, the spot also features sculptures, a zoo, and a trail. Revel under the dreamy shade of 250-year-old live oaks and take in the joyful array of zinnias, marigolds, and roses.