The elaborate indoor aquatic facility at Landmark Resort Hotel keeps visitors splishing and splashing even during the winter. Set beneath a glass ceiling, the massive swimming pool centers on a tiled fountain and is augmented by a pint-sized pool for kids and a slowly drifting lazy river for tubers. Just steps from Myrtle Beach, this family-friendly, water-soaked resort makes for a fun-filled home base for exploring the Grand Strand—a popular 60-mile stretch of Carolina beachfront—and its amusement parks, live shows, and white-sand beaches.
Each interior guest room has been decorated in a palette of cornflower blue and canary yellow. For dinner, grab a sandwich at the recently renovated Latitudes Grill, where wicker chairs and nautical ropes create a maritime atmosphere. Afterward, families can head out to the recently renovated poolside food-and-beverage area for ice cream or yogurt. In addition to the outdoor park, Landmark Resort has a massive indoor swimming pool, a pintsize pool for kids, five whirlpools, and a slowly drifting lazy river.
Myrtle Beach, SC: Seaside Golf Courses amid Classic Amusement-Park Vibe
Myrtle Beach is located along South Carolina's Atlantic coast, making the area a popular destination for surfers, fishers, and kayakers. The city was named one of the best vacation spots in the United States for a family by USA Today, and you’ll find plenty of activities for people of all ages at its wooden boardwalk along the coast. The boardwalk stretches for more than a mile and buzzes with carnival games and amusement-park rides, including the SkyWheel ferris wheel, which boasts glass-floored gondolas and more than a million LED lights.
Just 10 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 play freeze tag amid sprawling floral gardens and massive, moss-covered oak trees. Murrells Inlet is also home to the Tom Fazio–designed TPC Myrtle Beach golf course, one of more than 100 courses in the area that help Myrtle Beach earn its title of the seaside golf capital of the world.