Hotel at a Glance: Wyndham Ocean Boulevard
You'll have to crane your neck to see the top of Wyndham Ocean Boulevard. This high-end high-rise condo hotel is located directly on the white sands of North Myrtle Beach. It's close to casual shops and beachy restaurants and attractions, such as Pirate's Cove Lounge. Featuring retro and mod-inspired style, the hotel is a posh yet kid-friendly choice.
- Practice your swing at award-winning golf courses nearby, such as Myrtlewood Golf Club and World Tour Golf Links.
- Kids love the onsite game room, with its pool and ping-pong tables; the playground; and the "Play Days" activity program.
- Spacious condos feature private balconies, whirlpool tubs, fully equipped kitchens, and washers and dryers.
- Splash into three outdoor swimming pools, a lazy river, and two indoor pools, or soak steamily in one of the eight hot tubs.
- Watch the sunset while sipping drinks at the onsite Sea Breeze Cafe. The hotel lights up at night with dramatic colored lighting.
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 surfers, fishers, and kayakers. 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.
Less than 20 miles south of Myrtle Beach, the tiny fishing village of Murrells Inlet provides a tranquil contrast to the boardwalk's hustle and bustle. At Brookgreen Gardens, more than 1,400 original sculptures stand amid sprawling floral gardens and massive, moss-covered oak trees that have been around for centuries. Murrells Inlet is also home to the Tom Fazio–designed TPC Myrtle Beach golf course, 1 of more than 100 courses in the area that helped Myrtle Beach earn its title as the seaside golf capital of the world.