March Break in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach was great in March. Even with March Break it still wasn't overly crowded. The weather, although too cold for ocean swimming, was perfect for golf and pool activities. Can/Am week was an ideal time for Canadians to visit.


March Break in Myrtle Beach

Member Rating 0 out of 5 by madeincanada on March 27, 2004

I always thought of Myrtle Beach as "the poor man’s" alternative to Florida, where thousands of teenagers huddle on the beach, not realizing that here, the Atlantic Ocean is not warm enough for swimming in March. Not so; over the last decade, Myrtle Beach has experienced a major growth explosion. Myrtle Beach welcomes nearly 12 million vacationers annually. The majority of vacationers flock to the beach during the summer, but other times of the year, considered the off-season, offer fantastic savings. There is something for everyone in Myrtle Beach. Discount motels along the strip to 5-star resorts about a mile from the beach suit every budget.

An added bonus to our visit in March 2004 was Can/Am Week. This is an annual event held during the Canadian March Break. Over the week, there are parades and events to celebrate the friendship between Canada and The United States. Many stores, restaurants, and area attractions offer discounts to Canadians during the week. We even found one store that accepted Canadian money at par and gave us our change back in US dollars. I just wished we had more Canadian cash with us.

I golf is your game, you’ve come to the right place. Myrtle Beach boasts more than 100 courses. Myrtle Beach is also a virtual Mecca of miniature golf courses. Everywhere you look there is a mini putt.

If you have a chance, take a drive up to Charlston. It is a beautiful seaside city where the downtown as been carefully preserved to another place and time. Many of the historical homes are open for public tours. While walking through one of the church cemeteries, you may just come across someone who signed the Declaration of Independence. Many men signed the document, not just the famous ones.${QuickSuggestions} Myrtle Beach is a bargain hunter's dream, especially during the off-season. One can easily find a two-bedroom condo in March for around $20 per night. There are always specials on golf vacations, offering accommodations, meals, and four rounds of golf at very attractive prices. Make sure to take advantage of the coupon books offered. There are always early bird buffets, two-for-one dinner specials, and discounts for area stores and attractions. There is a brand new mall that opened the week we were there in March 2004. Myrtle Beach offers various outlet centers and, of course, Broadway on The Beach, a huge entertainment complex with unique shops, restaurants, and entertainment facilities.${BestWay} The best way to enjoy Myrtle Beach is by car, but make sure to enjoy long walks on the 60 miles of beautiful sandy beaches.


Sheraton Broadway Plantation

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by madeincanada on March 27, 2004

Best Things Nearby:
Beach, golf, Broadway at the Beach, Charleston

Best Things About the Resort:
Indoor/outdoor pools, exercise room

Resort Experience:
The resort was nicely landscaped, with fountains located in ponds around the grounds. They were building additional units while we were there, and even though our balcony was right across the pond from the construction, it did not interfere with our stay. Our unit was a large two-bedroom on the fourth floor of building 12. There was a skylight in the living room. The kitchen was fully stocked with colourful dishes, ample silverware, and glasses for the four adults and two children using them. The master bedroom was huge. The king-size bed was so comfortable, that it was the first time I can remember not craving my own bed while on vacation. The bedroom had its own door to the balcony, a television, and a jacuzzi bathtub. There was a sink in the jacuzzi area as well as one in the bathroom, where the stand-up shower was also located. The second bedroom was small, but had its own television and two full-size beds. There was a door to the main bathroom from the second bedroom. The unit also had its own laundry, which is always a plus. The unit was brightly decorated and very clean.

Sheraton Broadway Plantation Resort Villas
3301 Robert M. Grissom Parkway
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, 29577
(843) 916-8855

Pier 14

Member Rating 3 out of 5 by madeincanada on March 27, 2004

The atmosphere at Pier 14 was great. We had a table by the window, where we watched the waves from the Atlantic Ocean crash to shore, while eating a wonderful seafood dinner.
Pier 14 Restaurant Lounge
1306 N Ocean Blvd
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, 29577
(843) 448-4314

Arcadian Shores Golf Club

Member Rating 3 out of 5 by madeincanada on March 27, 2004

Course was in good shape. There were a lot of roads to cross. Par 72, 6857 yards. We played from the white tees 6028 yards. There are four tees and the ladies' tees to choose from. Seven holes have water. We played in March, ideal weather (high 60's, low 70's).
Arcadian Shores Golf Club
10000 Hilton Road
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, 29572
(843) 449-5217

Burning Ridge

Member Rating 3 out of 5 by madeincanada on March 27, 2004

There is an East and a West course. We played the East. This course came highly recommended. It was good, but last on the list of the three courses I played. The course is a par 72, 6714 yard course. There are two tees to play from and the ladies' tees. Water can be found on nine holes. Visit www.classicgolfgroup.com for more information.
Burning Ridge Golf Club
500 Burning Ridge Road
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, 29526
(843) 347-3377

Wicked Stick Glof Links

Member Rating 3 out of 5 by madeincanada on March 27, 2004

Great course, very challenging. The staff was very helpful. I booked our tee times online and somehow the golf course didn't get them. They were very accommodating and got us on the course around the same time as our scheduled tee time. There are a lot of homes around the perimeter of the course, so if you lose a ball in someone's backyard/pool, the clubhouse will replace it after your round - all you have to do is tell them.
Wicked Stick Golf Links
1051 Coventry Road
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, 29575
(843) 215-2500

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