Myrtle Beach Journals

Myrtle Beach off season

An October 2003 trip to Myrtle Beach by DupereClan

Quote: October at Myrtle Beach is a quiet time, but the weather is still great. A lot less traffic to deal with as this is not the "high" season. Golf courses abound. Plenty of seafood restaurants. Beach walking was my favorite activity.
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Best Things Nearby:Right on the ocean, with all balconies facing the ocean, it's a short drive to restaurants and golfing everywhere.Best Things About the Resort:All the balconies face the ocean.Resort Experience:This is one of the older resorts in Myrtle Beach, but they have kept it up well. Unit was spacious and very clean. Unfortunately we could hear the elevator all the time. We were on the 7th floor, and the view was excellent. There was no restaurant at the resort, but restaurants and grocery stores are in easy driving distance. There's a very welcoming staff, and a lot of owners stay there for their vacations. There is a heated pool and a hot tub....Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 19, 2005

Regency Towers
2511 S Ocean Blvd
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577
(843) 448-8516

Villa Romana Italian Restaurant

Restaurant | "Villa Romana"

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Wonderful little family-run restaurant. The frail little matriarch was seated near the center and greeted all the customers as they went by her. They had live music, which created a romantic atmosphere. The dress was casual, but the tables and atmosphere were elegant. It has been a over a year since we were there, but I do remember thoroughly enjoying our dinner there. Wouldn't quite recommend it for children.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 19, 2005

Villa Romana Italian Restaurant
707 S Kings Hwy
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577
(843) 448-4990

Bovine's Wood Fired Specialities

Restaurant | "Bovine's"

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This is a very nice restaurant sitting on the inlet. We had grouper fingers as an appetizer that were very good. I had prime rib with a corn pudding which is an area speciality and very delicious. My husband had the wood-fired pizza, which is a flat crust pizza and was also very good. We watched the fish jumping in the inlet while we ate. Delicious food in a relaxing atmosphere.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 19, 2005

Bovine's Wood Fired Specialities
3979 Highway 17 Business
Murrell's Inlet, South Carolina 29576
+ 1-843-651-2888

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This was a historic Charleston tour. Precious Car-Go Tours picks you up in front of or close to your hotel/resort. The tour guide gave nonstop narration all the way down to Charleston. The was very entertaining! When we got to Charleston, we met up with a very eccentric, older "Charlestonian," Miss Mary Magnolia. She kept stressing that she was a "true" Charlestonian, but her commentary about Charleston and the history was very informative and impressive. Lunch was included at a very nice restaurant in the old district, and then we were able to walk around the market for a bit. Miss Magnolia was sure to point out and give us information on all the important homes and buildings. We drove throu...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 19, 2005

Precious Car-Go Tours
5710 Canterbury Lane
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577
(843) 449-7366

Dolphin Cruise

Attraction | "Hurrican Dolphin Excursions"

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Located just across the North/South Carolina border, where the shrimp boats are located. Wonderful day trip out to the ocean. We had a stop to watch their shrimp boats bring in a haul. The crew then exchanged lunch bags for the shrimp crew with a treasure bag for the boat tour. The captain kept a look-out for the groups of dolphins and pointed them out for us. Then we stopped, and one of the crew showed us what was in the treasure bag. This consisted of creatures and items that are brought up with the shrimp hauls. Of course, there were the obligatory golf balls. After explaining the items to us, we were able to pick something to take home--huge conch shells and starfish of various sizes. This was a ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 19, 2005

Dolphin Cruise
2100 Sea Mountain Highway
North Myrtle Beach, SC

Waccatee Zoo

Attraction

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This is a small privately run zoo/refuge. There were a few animals, and they were working on an area to house more animals. You can buy monkey/animal food at the front building. We considered this mostly a nature walk, with a few animals thrown in. It was a good way to pass the afternoon and get away from the crowds.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on February 22, 2005

Waccatee Zoo
8500 Enterprise Rd.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29588
(843) 650-8500

About the Writer

DupereClan

DupereClan
St. Albans, Vermont