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Myrtle Beach for Families Who Like 4-Star Hotels

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An August 2003 trip to Myrtle Beach by Laura Z

Peppertree By The Sea Photo, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina More Photos
Quote: Myrtle Beach is great for families. Where else can you find 47 mini-golf courses, the Dixie Stampede, amusement parks, and a beautiful beach in one destination? Beware, however, of the accommodations. They can be nasty. Families looking for 4-star should head for North Myrtle Beach, Garden City, or Surfside.

Myrtle Beach for Families Who Like 4-Star Hotels

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Overview

Myrtle Beach Photo, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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Myrtle Beach is known for its glitz. If you're looking for a lot of exciting things to do, then you're in the right place. If you want a destination that caters to bicycling and wildlife, then you should head further north to Hilton Head. Both places are known for their golf. Myrtle Beach caters to families who want amusement parks, dinner shows, seafood buffets and a beautiful beach. It also offers men-only clubs for those interested in that sort of thing. Is Myrtle Beach seedy? Yes, it can be. However, it is also a lot of fun. You just have to know where to stay!Quick Tips: The town of Myrtle Beach is the heart of the action. If you want to be able to walk to piercing parlors and ...Read More

Riptide Beach Club

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Hotel | "Riptide II"

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Best Things Nearby:Myrtle Beach has so much for families to do: mini-golf, shows, amusement parks, and of course, the beach!Best Things About the Resort:It's on the beach. It's in Myrtle Beach.Resort Experience:I had an oceanview unit in Riptide II confirmed. The woman at the front desk was very nice in moving me oceanfront to be near an oceanfront unit I was going to rent for the week, another one-bedroom. When I arrived at the resort, however, I cancelled my exchange and rental (losing a night's room and tax). While the people working there were very nice, I could not say the same about the resort. Parking is very limited and extremely difficult to ...Read More

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on February 8, 2004

Riptide Beach Club
2806 N. Ocean Blvd
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577
(843) 448-1486

Peppertree By The Sea

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Hotel | "Peppertree Ocean Club"

Peppertree By The Sea Photo, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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Best Things Nearby:Myrtle Beach has loads to do for families: mini golf, amusement parks, Dixie Stampede, and the BEACH!Best Things About the Resort:The resort is in a perfect location, close to the action but far from the crowds. It is clean and directly on the beach.Resort Experience:We liked this resort so much that my brother rented a unit here the next year. Resort: Located in North Myrtle Beach, the resort is away from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the Myrtle Beach Area. The buildings are in a U shape, with parking in between the two wings. Between the hotel and the beach is a nice recreation area with two pools, four hot tubs,...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 8, 2004

Peppertree By The Sea
305 S Ocean Blvd
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29582
(843) 249-3591

The Melting Pot

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Restaurant

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The Melting Pot is a fondue restaurant in Myrtle Beach on 50th Avenue North on Kings Highway - Business 17 in the Rainbow Harbor Shopping Complex. Hours are Monday - Sunday: 5pm - 10pm. Fondue originated in Switzerland as a way of using up hardened cheese. Fondue is derived from the French verb fonder, meaning "to melt." Today, all kind of foods are eaten using the fondue method. The first Melting Pot restaurant was started in Maitland, Florida in 1975. Currently, there are 70 restaurants in locations all across the nation. This was my first experience with the chain and I was sadly disappointed. I had never tried fondue. ...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on March 12, 2004

The Melting Pot
5001 North Kings Highway #104
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577
(843) 692-9003

Sante Restaurant

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Restaurant | "Santa Fe Station"

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If you’re the type of person that likes four-star hotels then, like me, the abundance of calabash seafood buffets in Myrtle Beach won’t exactly excite you. I’ve never been one to enjoy food that is low in quality, cooked hours ahead of time, and then I have to get up and get it myself to boot. No thanks. I go out to dinner to be served better, or at least equivalent, to what I make at home. So while in Myrtle Beach, I set out to find some places that meet my expectations. Santa Fe Station was one of them. I originally went to this restaurant because of its theme…trains. My sons love them. I found it very cool that it is built out of antique train cars. Even better was the inside décor. ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 12, 2004

Sante Restaurant
1101 Highway 17 N
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29582
(843) 249-3463