Oceanfront Hotel with High-End Spa on Ocean Boulevard
Myrtle Beach can be crowded in the summer as tourists hit the beach, but in the fall and winter, the area returns to a naturally peaceful state with all the same perks. With Ocean Boulevard on one side and the beach on the other, Anderson Ocean Club & Spa puts its guests in the midst of Myrtle Beach’s best attractions. Less than 2 miles away is Broadway at the Beach, the city’s 350-acre shopping and entertainment center. In the winter, you’ll find better seats at the Legends live show and shorter lines at Ripley’s Aquarium, South Carolina’s most-visited attraction. Anderson Ocean Club is also close to Myrtle Beach’s year-round golf clubs, a short drive from Burning Ridge Golf Club, The Wizard, and the Prestwick Country Club.
Located right beside the ocean with direct beach access, Anderson Ocean Club stands out for its domed windows and doors and bright-yellow exterior, with a hint of Moroccan influence. That exotic inspiration can also be seen at The Awakening Spa, where each room is painted in warm orange hues and massage beds come dressed in elaborately embroidered silks. There’s a full range of spa services, including the Moroccan Mineral sunless tan ($35), neck, back, and shoulder massages ($65), and high-end herbal mud wraps. Appointments should be made in advance.
The studio and one-bedroom guest rooms make you feel right at home with decorative floor-tile inlays, a full kitchen, a washer and dryer, and flat-panel TVs. If you’re traveling with kids, consider the one-bedroom. It has a kitchen positioned between the master bedroom and the living room, so kids can enjoy late-night movie marathons without disrupting their parents’ sleep.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina: Sandy Beaches, Seaside Golf Courses, and Classic Amusement-Park Rides
Myrtle Beach is the crown jewel of South Carolina's Grand Strand, a 60-mile stretch of white, sandy beaches along the Atlantic seaboard that draws more than 10 million visitors annually. The city was named one of the best vacation spots in the United States for a family by USA Today, in part because of its wooden boardwalk, which stretches for more than a mile and buzzes with carnival games and amusement-park rides. Hop into the SkyWheel Ferris wheel’s glass-floored gondolas, surrounded by more than a million LED lights, for a panoramic view of the city below.
Known as “the seaside golf capital of the world,” Myrtle Beach features 100 courses that seem to encourage a slower pace during the winter. Moderate temperatures stay around the mid-50s throughout winter, and the entire area has a peaceful vibe during the season, perfect for moonlit walks on the beach or dining in one of the romantic seafood restaurants.
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