Myrtle Beach is a family travel destination that until recently, I had only heard of in passing. Most travel for Georgia residents (at least in the areas that I grew up in) emphasized the beaches of Florida. I was happily surprised to discover the beauty and adventure that a Myrtle Beach family vacation could offer! Each morning of our trip, Danger and I would wake up before the sun and go for long walks on the beach. She collected a few shells and I cleared my mind while listening to the soft crash of the waves and tinkering splash of our footsteps along the ocean's edge.
We visited the Crown Reef Resort, a newly-renovated resort at the southern end of the beach. The resort offers a nice little waterpark, open year-round, and an assortment of dining and recreational areas.
We ventured off-property to explore the surrounding area, too. Nathan, the 13-year-old, enjoyed a game of MagiQuest at Broadway At The Beach, a large shopping and entertainment district in Myrtle Beach. It was fun watching him zip from one section of the room to another, on a quest for all things magical.
My family and I also enjoyed a round of mini golf at Jurassic Golf. It was one of the better courses that I've played on, especially with the dinosaurs and brightly colored steam at night.
There are many restaurant choices in Myrtle Beach, but one big style really stood out: Calabash Seafood. The term 'calabash' refers to the style of cooking, not a restaurant chain.
We also found a few Krispy Kremes in the area, and just had to stop in one morning for "Hot Doughnuts Now!" It's a family tradition for us to get hot doughnuts at least once on any beach vacation, and a tradition that Danger is more than happy to adopt.
We really enjoyed our time in Myrtle Beach, and I would happily visit again for my next beach vacation.
Have you visited Myrtle Beach? What is your favorite area attraction or restaurant?
I received a complimentary trip to Myrtle Beach to share my opinion with the readers of this blog. All opinions come from my personal experiences.