Myrtle Beach Journals

Myrtle Beach Getaway

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A September 2005 trip to Myrtle Beach by sc2318

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Quote: I went with my boyfriend and a group of friends to Myrtle Beach, SC, for a few days. My boyfriend and I stayed at the Breakers North Towers.

Myrtle Beach Getaway

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This was my first time in Myrtle Beach. I highly recommend going during the non-peak season (we went in September) as I read online that the area gets very crowded during the peak times (like summer). I thought that the ocean area was very clean, especially since it’s a public access beach. There are a lot of shells on the beach for shell collectors. The waves were very strong and the boogie board that we bought came in handy. We left a beach blanket with our personal belongings in a bag and never had to worry while we played in the ocean in front of the Breakers North Towers. Fun attractions in Myrtle Beach included Nascar Speedpark and Ripley’s Aquarium (located at Broadway at the Beach). We...Read More

Breakers Boutique North Tower

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Hotel | "The Breakers Boutique North Tower"

NASCAR SpeedPark Myrtle Beach Photo, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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My boyfriend and I stayed at The Breakers Boutique North Tower from 9/7 (Wednesday) to 9/9 (Friday). Our room was an Oceanview-Side Balcony 2 Double Beds. The hotel's location was extremely convenient. Our stay was “above average,” but the North Tower isn’t a 4-5 star resort. I would say that the North Tower is more of a 3-star oceanfront hotel. I was more than satisfied with my $64 per night stay. I was a little worried prior to our trip given some online accounts that I read on another website. Our room and the hotel’s facilities were clean and well kept. Our beds were made and our towels were replaced daily (we left daily tips for the maid). The parking was across the street, which was no...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 12, 2006

Breakers Boutique North Tower
Oceanfront at 21th Avenue
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29578
(843) 444-4444

Sea Captains House Restaurant

Restaurant | "Sea Captain’s House Restaurant"

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http://www.seacaptains.com We dined at the Sea Captain’s House Restaurant, which is a very popular local (non-chain) restaurant. Parking is available. There was a fairly long wait for a table of 7, but it was fine as you're right next to the beach and there is a bar if you want to order drinks and lounge around. The appetizers were great (crab cakes and crab dip), but we (and our 5 other friends) weren’t particularly impressed with our main entrees. I don't even remember what I ate, it may have been a special. They were out of the hummingbird cake, a southern specialty that I wanted to try for dessert. It's layers of spice cake with pecans, pineapple, banana, and cream cheese frosting. The ser...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on July 8, 2006

Sea Captains House Restaurant
3002 North Ocean Blvd
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577
(843) 448-8082

NASCAR SpeedPark Myrtle Beach

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Attraction | "NASCAR Speedpark"

NASCAR SpeedPark Myrtle Beach Photo, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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The NASCAR Speedpark is located across from Broadway at the Beach and features seven tracks for racing, with names like Thunder Road, the Competitor, The Intimidator, and The Qualifier. The minimum height for rides is 40 inches for The Qualifier. The height requirement for other rides ranges from 48 to 64 inches. A ride package ($24.95 plus tax) allows you to take unlimited rides on all tracks except Thunder Road, which is the premier track featuring 5/8 scale cars.Our trip to the Speedpark was on a weekday during the off-peak season, so we paid less for our tickets and did not have to endure large crowds. You can also buy tickets for individual rides if you don’t feel like paying for the package. ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 8, 2006

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

Ripley's Aquarium

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Ripley's Aquarium Photo, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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Ripley's Aquarium is at Broadway at the Beach. I walked through a cool special exhibit called “Titanic, Island of Life,” which is an interactive and educational piece depicting the chronology of the events via various mediums including film, photos, written information, signs, illustrations, and even samples of debris from the vicinity of the ship. I stuck my hand in icy-cold 28-degree water, which was the temperature of the water on that ill-fated day. The aquarium also featured some hands on exhibitions; I touched horseshoe crabs, slippery stingrays, and Bonnet head sharks. I viewed all different types of marine life as I walked along the 330-foot underwater glidepath, including sea turtles and shar...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 10, 2006

Ripley's Aquarium
1110 Celebrity Circle
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577
(800) 734-8888