Hotel at a Glance: DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront
You’ll have full access to a secluded quarter-mile stretch of sand at DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront, whose newly renovated accommodations include restaurants, meeting spaces, and an entertainment deck. There’s plenty to do at this family-friendly property: play a round of mini golf, kick back next to one of the pools, or set a beach chair on the sand and laze the day away.
- Admire the ocean from the balcony of your guest room
- In-room amenities: Rooms come with a flat-screen TV and high-speed WiFi. Take a dip in one of six swimming pools (both indoor and outdoor) or float down one of two lazy rivers (indoor pool only through March 2017).
- Dinner with a view: The onsite Ocean Blue features tables overlooking the ocean.
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, 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 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 nearly 100 courses in the area that helped Myrtle Beach earn its title as the seaside golf capital of the world.