Property at a Glance: Landmark Resort
No matter what the temperature is like outdoors, you can find a place to swim at Landmark Resort. A huge indoor pool complex—which stays open all year—features a lazy river, a kiddie pool, and a glass ceiling. When the weather’s nice, kids can play outside in the H2Oasis water park. If you prefer dipping your toes in salt water, the beach is just a short stroll away.
- Grab a bite: The Gazebo Restaurant serves a hearty buffet breakfast bright and early. In the evening, you can pair dinner with a glass of wine at Latitudes Bar & Grill.
- Room with a view: You can see the Atlantic Ocean or the courtyard from your guest room’s private balcony.
- Five whirlpools mean you’ll have plenty of opportunities to take a relaxing soak.
- Fun for kids: The resort has an arcade and a nine-hole mini-golf course.
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 onto the SkyWheel Ferris wheel, 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.