Family-friendly Myrtle Beach resort with ocean-view rooms; located on the beach and next to a state park
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 4-star 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: 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 the pools (both indoor and outdoor) or float down one of two lazy rivers.
- 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-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.