Myrtle Beach Journals

A Springbreak get-a-way at Myrtle Beach

An April 2000 trip to Myrtle Beach by karenkayp

Wyndham Seawatch Plantation Photo, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina More Photos
Quote: Myrtle Beach has something for all ages. There are variety shows, speedways, amusement parks, shopping, plantations, historical Charleston only a short drive away, beaches, golf, and much more. No one can be in Myrtle Beach and say they were bored.

Wyndham Seawatch Plantation

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Hotel | "Fairfield Seawatch Plantation"

Wyndham Seawatch Plantation Photo, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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Best Things Nearby:Beach, Pier, Broadway on the Beach, and Walmart for groceries.Best Things About the Resort:The unit we had at Fairfield Seawatch was very spacious and the master bedroom's bathroom had an enormous shower. The second bedroom had two queen-size beds and a private bathroom off the hall. Our unit had a nice ocean view.Resort Experience:The two-bedroom unit we stayed in was in the smaller building set back with a pool between the unit and the beach. We had lots of space for the four of us with each having our own bedroom and bathroom. The master bedroom had a king-size bed, a patio door to the balcony, and a huge private bathroom with a double s...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 28, 2003

Wyndham Seawatch Plantation
151 Seawatch Drive
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29572
(843) 692-9311

Fairfield Seawatch Beach Photo, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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The beach is very clean and goes for miles. There are so many activities that keep one occupied for hours. Of course, sun-bathing is very popular as well as boggie board surfing, or just "riding" the waves. There is a rental up the beach of different "toys" to play with on the beach. My son and grandchildren enjoyed the sand bicycles. They rented them for only an hour as they were fairly expensive. They also spent hours making castles, animals, and large "holes" in the sand.The pier is only about a half mile to the south of Fairfield Seawatch, and it is fun to walk to the end and watch the fishermen catch all kinds of ocean fish. You can rent poles and fishing gear right at the store at the end of ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 28, 2003

Fairfield Seawatch Beach

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

NASCAR SpeedPark Myrtle Beach

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Attraction | "Old South Carriage Tours"

NASCAR SpeedPark Myrtle Beach Photo, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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Few cities in North America can boast as much history and elegance as the seaport of Charleston. The best way to see all this history in a short period of time is to take a one hour carriage tour. There are several carriage tour companies to choose from, and I'm sure all of them do a great job. The Old South Carriage Company was the one we took, and we were impressed with the information they shared, not only about the highlights of the 300+ history of Charleston, but the architectural antebellum mansions and churches along their quaint cobblestone streets. Some of the places I remember of the tour is the Charleston's famous Rainbow Row with pastel-colored facades on East Bay Street. T...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 18, 2003

NASCAR SpeedPark Myrtle Beach
1820 21st Avenue North Extension
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577
(843) 918-8725

Alligator Adventure

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Alligator Adventure Photo, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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Alligator Adventure is one of the largest reptile zoos in the world and is a complete fun-filled day for the whole family! Alligator Adventure is located adjacent to Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach right on Highway 17. The natural 12.5 acre setting of this unique facility is a very attractive place to visit because you are guided along a boardwalk fantasy through beautiful natural swamps and marshes.Our grandchildren were eight and ten at the time of our visit, and although our granddaughter tried to act like it wasn't anything great, the enthusiasm of her brother definitely "rubbed off!" And it was because they had over 700 alligators and crocodiles, extremely rare exotic snakes, liz...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 14, 2003

Alligator Adventure
Highway 17 (barefoot Landing)
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29582
+1 843 361 0789

Carolina Opry

Attraction | "The Carolina Opry"

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The Carolina Opry is a live music and comedy variety show. This is one of the best shows we saw while in Myrtle Beach. It has a lot of variety that entertains both adults and children. All the entertainers are wonderful, but we thoroughly enjoyed Eric Gumm's comedy acts and Adam Roberts, teenage sensation vocalist. This is a "must-see" show.

Ticket prices for regular season January through October are Adults $31.95, Youth $15 (ages 16 and under), and Student $20 (ages 17 to 20). Tickets can be ordered on line at Carolina Opry.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 14, 2003

Carolina Opry
8901 Hwy17n
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29572
(843) 913-4000

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum

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Attraction | "Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum"

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum Photo, Charleston, South Carolina
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Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum is located on Charleston Harbor, across the harbor from historic downtown Charleston. Patriots Point offers one of the most comprehensive collections of naval aircraft currently on exhibit in the United States.Patriots Point is home to the USS Yorktown, also known as the "Fighting Lady." Before she was decommissioned in 1970, Yorktown also played a historic role in the space program, recovering the crew of Apollo 8. Yorktown offers dozens of exhibits dealing with daily life aboard an aircraft carrier, and memorials to carrier sailors killed in action as well as test pilots, naval aviators, and aircrewmen. On the hangar deck and...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 12, 2003

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum
40 Patriots Point Road
Charleston, South Carolina 29464-4377

Fairfield Seawatch Beach

Attraction | "Fort Sumter National Monument"

Fairfield Seawatch Beach Photo, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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Fort Sumter National Monument is located on Charleston Harbor and can be reached only by boat. Tour boats leave from Patriots Point in Mount Pleasant and the Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center, located adjacent to Liberty Square at the corner of Concord and Calhoun Streets in Charleston. Allow over two hours for the trip (35-minute boat ride each way, and 1 hour at the fort). Ticket prices were $12.00 for adults and $6.00 for children. Hours are daily, except for January 1 and December 25. Hours: 10:00am to 5:30pm, April through Labor Day, and 10:00am to 4:00pm in March and September through November. This historical fort is well worth the time and money. It is recommended that yo...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 12, 2003

Fairfield Seawatch Beach

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Dixie Stampede

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Dixie Stampede in Myrtle Beach is a great show for all ages. The pre-show in the salon was great with a show horse actually coming up to the balcony! They keep all the entertainment very clean so that kids can enjoy it also.The "battle" between the north and south is played out with a lot of different acts and competitions. The way they draw the audience into the show is great. Not only do they give a great show, but the meal is fantastic. Of course, the highlight for my eight-year-old grandson was to be able to eat the entire meal without utensils. The meal consisted of a rotisserie chicken, barbecued pork loin, creamy vegetable soup (served in a handled soup bowl), homemade biscui...Read More