An action packed holiday at the beach is never complete without fun and frolic; and if the beach you are visiting is conveniently located close to various attractions in town, it makes it all the more popular with tourists and locals alike. Welcome to Myrtle Beach in the Unites States, touted to be one of the best beaches in the whole world.
Location: The Myrtle Beach is located on the coast of South Carolina and lies to the north of Charleston. The beach derives its name from the abundant source of myrtle trees in the region and is located in the middle of a sandy stretch of coast called the Grand Strand.
Fun Activities: The beach itself is a popular hangout with the locals and visiting tourists alike. It stretches on for miles and the alluring waters of the crystal blue sea welcome you with open arms. Surfing in these waters is a pleasure and it is no wonder that the beaches are almost always crowded with professional and amateur surfers alike hitting the waters at full speed.
Other interesting sporting activities on the beach include boogie boarding, parasailing, jet skiing, boating, kayaking and canoeing. Beach Volleyball is also quite common on the beach.
There are a fair number of hotels and family run apartments in the near vicinity that provide lodging and food. Most of these hotels come with swimming pools and activity centers for kids and adults alike. If the weather decides to play havoc which it usually does in the months of May-September, there is no need to worry as most of the properties offer heated pools and small indoor water parks.
There are a fair number of theaters in the immediate vicinity which includes the Dixie Stampede Dinner and Show and the Carolina Opry, in addition to a dinner show especially for kids called the Medieval Times which features horses, knights and jousting tournaments along with dinner.
The beach itself is a fun place to hang out on and if you want more fun, you can actually visit several theme parks that are located quite close to the area. The Freestyle Music Park is a theme park dedicated for families and has more than 50 wonderful attractions that include rides, tree houses and live music programs at the park’s amphitheater.
The Myrtle Waves Water park has about 30 different water rides which includes a water tube slide that accommodates the entire family. Alternatively, you can also visit the Family Kingdom Amusement and Water Park which combines land attractions like Ferris wheels, dash and other small rides with a water park located close to the ocean.
Visit the Pavilion Nostalgia Park to move back to the good old days with classic rides and almost forgotten attractions. Watch everything around you come to life in MagiQuest which is a game center that covers an area of 20000 square feet and has various special effects created to woo its visitors.
Accommodation at the Beach: If you prefer to stay at the Beach for more than a day, you may want to find a good accommodation for the entire family. The hotels and apartments in Myrtle Beach are travel conscious and suit the budget minded traveler in terms of cost and quality.
Most of the condominiums offer great deals for families and also include various complimentary amenities in the package. These may include free entrance to any of the amusement parks in the area, access to the 100 acre golf course in the nearby region and free access to many of the hotel’s amenities like playgrounds, fitness centers, spas and playgrounds.
There are also several high class boutique hotels and condos in the region and two of the most popular boutiques include the Kingston Plantation and the Sea Mist Resort Hotel. While the former offers access to numerous suites, condos and resorts located on the grounds of the plantation itself, the latter comprises of lodging and food coupled with a water park which has mini waterslides, water swings, tube slides, lazy rivers and wading pools. A play station center and a miniature golf course are also located within the resort premises.
The fun never ends at Myrtle Beach and you can join in the fun with the entire family. Book your holiday to this fantastic destination and have a smashing holiday with your family and friends.