Hey babes! I first Myrtle Beach in 2017, and wrote my first Myrtle Beach travel guide in 2018. BUT I just went back a few months ago (to celebrate Nathan and I’s 3-year anniversary 🥰), so I figured it was time to update this bad boy—it is one of my favorite travel destinations, after all.
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Where to Stay
On another note, I totally recommend checking out Myrtle Beach during their off-season (AKA any time but summer!) You’ll get a massive discount on resorts (I’m talking about 50% off…) and the beach is practically empty.
With tons of AirBNB and resort options, it’s easy to get lost and not know where to stay when in Myrtle. I highly recommend the Breakers Resort—a huge hotel chain right on the beach, with 4 hotel buildings, 14 pools and hot tubs, a water park and more, the Breakers has everything you’ll need! But just a tip, I would stray away from the Dunes building. It’s the oldest building and not the nicest! It’s worth it to upgrade.
We stayed in the Palms Tower king suite, and had an ocean view, see above! Note, we didn’t have the “Ocean view king suite,” just a normal king suite (that came with an ocean view…) But there are rooms that face DIRECTLY towards the ocean for a little bit more $!
What to Do
The obvious thing to do is beach. All. Day. Long. And that’s pretty much what you do in Myrtle! But there are so many more options. Be sure to check out the boardwalk during the day and night. There are tons of gift shops (don’t get stuck looking around for hours!), rides, places to get henna tattoos and more. It’s also a great place to take your family! Be sure to check out the second largest ferris wheel in the US, the Myrtle Beach Skywheel! It’s slightly pricey, but a cool sight.
If you want to get out of the beach area, check out Broadway at the Beach. This all-in-one shopping, restaurant and fun destination isn’t actually at the beach, it’s about a mile away, and it’s free! With tons of shops (including Ron Jon’s Surf Shop, Victoria’s Secret, Martha Stewart’s Kitchen and more), amazing restaurants like Senorita Frogs and Ben & Jerry’s, plus tons of fun options for the kiddos, including go-karting, mini-golfing, jet boats and more!
And if you’re into golf, Myrtle Beach is a must. Nicknamed the “Golf Capital of the World,” MB has billions (not actually) of golf courses! From mini-golf to full-on courses, you could spend your whole trip golfing.
The Best Eats
I’m telling you, MB has such amazing food. And that’s coming from someone who doesn’t even eat seafood! 😂 Definitely check out Bummz Beach Cafe, they have the best onion straws and really good drinks! Another good burger joint is River City Cafe. Their burgers are out of this world, and super unique! Really good drinks and onion rings too. (Can you tell onion rings are my fav?)
Head over to Hot Tomato for some delicious Italian fare, they have great pizzas (that are huge, just so you know!) and super good pasta! Their drinks are also really good!
And just inside Broadway at the Beach is the Kwik-E-Mart from the Simpsons (which is a must for any fan!) and the slushies and donuts are stellar. Also, be sure to head to Senorita Frogs! Super amazing tacos, and a really fun night-time atmosphere.
Plus there are such good breakfast eats! Of course, we had Starbucks a few days, but we also ate at Krispy Kreme (HECK YES!) and Bagel Factory, which seems a little dirty on the inside, but had delicious NYC-style bagels! Lulu’s Cafe was by-far my favorite brekkie spot! Not only was it super affordable, but there are ocean views and delicious food! Highly recommend!