Hotel at a Glance: Carolinian Beach Resort
Carolinian Beach Resort sits right along the beach, just steps from the Atlantic Ocean. 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.
- Take a dip: Lounge by an oceanfront pool with a hot tub while the kids splash in their own pool and lazy river.
- Enjoy the complimentary hot breakfast each morning, which includes waffle station, eggs, cereal, and fresh fruit.
- A room with a view: All units have private balconies, some with ocean views.
- Try the local cuisine: Chefs at the nearby Magnolia’s at 26th specialize in sandwiches, fried chicken, and other Southern staples.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina: Sandy Beaches, 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-sand 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 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 2,000 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 nearly 100 courses in the area that helped Myrtle Beach earn its title as the seaside golf capital of the world.