Family Trip in Myrtle Beach

A week by the beach in Myrtle Beach.

Family Trip in Myrtle Beach

Member Rating 0 out of 5 by tonyvanz on July 11, 2003

The highlights of this trip were a visit to Ripley's Aquarium to see the stingrays and the aquarium that you walk under to see the sharks and other fish, and a night time cruise we took along the shoreline. The water was beautiful in its serenity.${QuickSuggestions} Traffic can be awful in the summer. We learned that it was easier to get to our resort in Surfside to downtown Myrtle Beach by crossing the Intercoastal waterway and taking the highway on the other side that bypasses all the traffic. This was especially useful to get to North Myrtle Beach.${BestWay}

(Fiesta Del) Burro Loco

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by tonyvanz on July 11, 2003

We get to eat at many Mexican restaurants in our area that leave a lot to be desired. We figured that Burrito Loco would be typical faux Mexican, however we were very suprised in that the food preparation was excellent, fresh, and served in ample portions.
(Fiesta Del) Burro Loco
US HWY 17 Bypass and 10th Ave N
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Crabby Mikes

Member Rating 3 out of 5 by tonyvanz on July 11, 2003

We had our first dinner here. We were surprised at the enormous number of seafood buffet places, but liked Crabby Mikes for its variety of seafood. The crab legs tasted like they might have been frozen, not fresh, but the crab cakes were very good.
Crabby Mike's
290 Highway 17 N
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, 29575

Broadway on the Beach

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by tonyvanz on July 11, 2003

This is a location combining activities and stores, usually the boutique stores with beach motifs. Ripley's Aquarium is here as well as a nice miniature golf course. You can also feed the fish and ducks on the myriad pedestrian overpasses as you walk through the area.

Also check out Barefoot Landing, which is similar but has an alligator park and a wildlife exhibit where you can get your picture taken with tigers.

Broadway at the Beach
1325 Celebrity Circle
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, 29577
(843) 444-3200

The One

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by tonyvanz on July 11, 2003

This was a variety show with a country and western motif. The comic was very funny. He played a red neck type character named Rick Mokel. His delivery was very deadpan. The singers were very good and the musicians, including a guitarist and violin player, were excellent. They did Broadway, pop, and even some Latin songs, and patriotic music in addition to the country music that was their specialty. It was quite enjoyable.
Alabama Theatre
4750 Highway 17 South Barefoot Landing
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, 29582
+1 843 272 1111; +1

Family vacation in Myrtle Beach

Member Rating 0 out of 5 by tonyvanz on July 11, 2003

We spent an enjoyable week in Myrtle Beach. As we have often traveled to Florida, we found Myrtle Beach to be a nice change. Instead of flying we drove down and returned on a leisurely side trip through North Carolina.

There are many nice seafood restaurants and some very good and affordable family restaurants. For variation, we tried a country seafood restaurant in Murrell's Inlet, a town south of Myrtle Beach, but found too much emphasis on fried seafood.

One fishing trip I took was not too good. We went for black sea bass. A few fishermen caught keepers but all mine were short. However, the water was very nice and it was neither too hot nor too cold.

The beaches were very nice and not too crowded. Especialy good was the beach at the State Park. The water temperature was perfect.

We enjoyed Ripley's Aquarium, especially where you get to walk through the aquarium (there's a walkway that passes directly underneath the floor of the aquarium). If you're into golfing there were plenty of places to go. We only went miniature golfing.

The next to last night we enjoyed a show at the Alabama Theater. The show, called One, was a country based musical variety show, but they played all types of music including show tunes and tunes dedicated to cities like New York, Chicago, and I left my Heart in S.F. The finale was a rousing memorial to 9/11.

Our only complaint was that there were only two main roads on the island and travel can be very difficult.

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