Hotel at a Glance: Best Western Plus Carolinian Oceanfront Inn and Suites
Best Western Plus Carolinian Oceanfront Inn and Suites sits right along the Atlantic Ocean, just steps from the beach. It's a great spot to sunbathe, surf, or splash around in the cool, clear waters. And you're just a mile away from the city's famed boardwalk, where you can find carnival games, amusement-park rides, and other family-friendly activities. Guests of the hotel can also access facilities at any of the nearby Oceana properties, including a full-service spa.
*Swimming pools onsite: Lounge by an oceanfront pool with a hot tub, and a kids' pool with a lazy river. *A room with a view: All rooms and suites have private balconies, some with ocean views. *Try the local cuisine: Chefs at the nearby Magnolia’s at 26th specialize in grits, fried chicken, and other Southern staples. *Exclusive perks: Guests get a free round of miniature golf (open seasonally) daily before 7 p.m. at Lost Mine Miniature Golf and a 15% discount on services at Awakening Spa when they show a guest-rewards card, available with each stay.
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.