Hotel at a Glance: Caravelle Resort
Caravelle Resort has been a Myrtle Beach landmark since 1960. Located on the oceanfront Golden Mile, this family-friendly resort has a sprawling sun deck, plenty of dining options, and immediate access to the Atlantic Ocean.
- Water lover's paradise: The resort is famous for its one-block poolscape, replete with a heated pool, lazy rivers for kids and adults, a giant hot tub, and fountains.
- Made-to-order omelets: Get some at the onsite Santa Maria Restaurant, a breakfast and dinner buffet. There's also a seasonal ice-cream and sandwich shop and a pool grill on the property, with limited hours in the fall.
- Hot tip: The onsite golf director can book you a tee time at any of the nearly 100 golf courses in Myrtle Beach, allowing you to tee off worry-free.
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.