Myrtle Beach Journals

My favorite destination so far

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A February 2004 trip to Myrtle Beach by 2travel2

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Myrtle Beach for Seniors

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For those in their 50s and older: The Seniors Center is on 21st, which intersects with Ocean Boulevard. (This is very close to Broadway at the Beach and Sheraton Plantation timeshare.) It is a 10-year-old nice brick building, but they have outgrown it. They are currently having a building fund campaign (2004) to build a much-needed addition and a larger parking lot area. An annual membership is less than $20. They have about 7,000 members! The age requirement is either 50 or 55. For golfers, there is an additional membership, which gets you discounts at several different golf courses and the savings quickly offset the membership fee-only one person in a foursome needs to be a member to get the d...Read More

Myrtle Beach - basics

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This is recommended for a short stay or as a snowbird location for single senior citizens as well as others. A beach, sunny days, and other things top its advantages. Myrtle Beach used to be an Air Force town, but when that closed, they decided to be a tourist town. A great one it is. It is reported that, after Las Vegas, it is the fastest growing town in the country. However, they are opposites in what they offer. Whether flying into Myrtle Beach or getting there by car, it’s a friendly place that’s easy to get around. My first trip was the middle of February for two weeks, staying at two different condos. After being home for about a month, I returned to MB (as they refer to it) by car from m...Read More

Myrtle Beach - activities

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The library offers a free 15-minute daily Internet use to check your email on one computer near the front desk. Help is very available if needed. A 3-month library card can be purchased for $8. With a library card you can use an Internet computer on the second floor for an hour daily for free. There are about a dozen of these computers with an employee to help. Broadway at the Beach has several nightclubs catering to the young adults. Studebakers is a dance place that caters to different age groups on different nights. The music is by a DJ. On a Saturday night, there were lots of singles and the age range was huge. Studebakers is located one block from the beach, Breakers on Kings Highway, and ...Read More
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There are several tourist centers and booths in the area where you can buy tickets to attractions or get discounts and coupons. This is also where you can get involved in timeshare presentations if you are interested. There are many presentations in the area where they give free or discounted tickets to the events and/or cash. I found the South Beach presentation most impressive. The sales people were much friendlier and the quality of the property compared to the cost of other timeshares I had visited was much superior. This property is owned by hometown boys, who are also in the real estate business and have donated land to the town for the library, art museum, and state park. They also own seve...Read More

Myrtle Beach - transportation

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Transportation is not a problem even without a car. Trolleys and buses make connections to most local places of interest. There were many of them and they were not expensive. The buses are not marked clearly regarding their routes, but the bus drivers and locals at the bus stop are mostly very helpful. Tropical Taxi is strongly recommended. When taking this taxi to a night show, I asked them to pick me up afterwards. I didn’t know when the show would get out, but they volunteered to call and find out. The taxi was waiting for me when I walked out the front door of the theater after the show!! The drivers were polite, friendly, and very informative. The city regulates cab fares. For a bus ...Read More