Myrtle Beach Journals

Myrtle Beach

A July 2004 trip to Myrtle Beach by legokid50

The Ocean Photo, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina More Photos
Quote: A description of our trip to Myrtle Beach, SC.

Myrtle Beach

Overview

The Ocean Photo, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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Perhaps the number one reason people come to Myrtle Beach, is well, to visit the beach. This is where we spend most of our time, sitting on the warm Atlantic sand soaking in the sun, standing in the water letting the waves crash against your body, and walking along the shore at sunrise and sunset.You'll probably find, as we did, that it's much warmer on the beach than it is on other areas. If you're staying at an oceanfront resort, which I highly recommend, you may find it helpful to balance your time between the beach and the resort's pool. For example, we liked to go to the beach in the morning when it wasn't too hot, eat lunch, and then go to the pool for an afternoon swim. Whatever you decid...Read More

Caravelle Resort

Hotel | "The Caravelle Resort"

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During our visit to Myrtle Beach, we stayed at The Caravelle Resort www.thecaravelle.com. At looking at the website, you think that it's a wonderful place. However, our experience proves that it's not quite as good as the website makes it look.We chose to stay at the Caravelle Tower (the resort is split into several different buildings) and were greatly disappointed. First of all, 90% of the amenities such as the lazy river, grocery store, restaurant, excercise room, and ice cream shop. At our building there were ice machines (that were always, always out of ice), washers and dryers that bounced (of course the detergent for these was two floors aways),...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on July 17, 2004

Caravelle Resort
6900 North Ocean Blvd.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577
(800) 507-9145

Carrabba's Italian Grill

Restaurant | "Carabah's Italian "

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This is a great restaurant. Not only do they serve Italian, but they also have a grill and pizza oven. The food is reasonably priced and very good. I would recommend reservations, as when we arrived, it was very full. However, their policy on outdoor tables is 'If you can find an empty one, it's yours.' We were very lucky and found one right away. I would highly recommend them.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 24, 2004

Carrabba's Italian Grill
6803 North Kings Highway
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29572
(843) 467-2600

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum

Attraction | "Patriot's Point"

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum Photo, Charleston, South Carolina
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Historic Charleston, SC is located about 90 minutes away from Myrtle Beach (plan on it taking two hours). In Charlesotn they have a wonderful place called Patriot's Point. You can buy a ticket for $7/per person and actually be able to go through an aircraft carrier, submarine, coast guard ship, and a naval ship, all of which are from the World War Two era. Along the way, they have signs telling you about the different areas of the ships. All of our family found it to be very enjoyable and educational. It doesn't take too long (you move at your own pace), so you'll still have plenty of time to see all of Charleston's other attractions. You can visit the website at ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 24, 2004

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

Old South Carriage Tours Photo, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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During our visit to Myrtle Beach, we took a day and drove down to Charleston, SC. (About 2 hours from Myrtle Beach) One of the best things we did there was take a carriage tour with the Old South Carraige Company. They take you in a large, horse-drawn carriage throughout the historical area of Charleston. The guides know a lot about Charleston and the tour is very informative and educational. All of us greatly enjoyed it.The tours last about 1 hour and cover around 30 blocks, all for $19/per adult, $8/per child. You don't get to see all of the city, as the Charlston city gatekeeper will randomly assign your carriage to one of three historic zones. No matter which zone you get, you're sure to h...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 30, 2004

Old South Carriage Tours
14 Anson Street
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
(843) 723-9712