Hotel at a Glance: Meridian Plaza Hotel
Myrtle Beach’s iconic boardwalk is only a short stroll from the Meridian Plaza Hotel. This convenient location affords views of the ocean and puts guests within easy reach of Ripley’s Aquarium, the Carolina Opry, the SkyWheel, and other family-friendly attractions.
- Room with a view: Ocean-view suites overlook the Atlantic and feature full kitchens.
- Go swimming in the outdoor pool or the indoor pool, which has a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows to let in lots of natural light.
- Kick back in one of the oceanfront hot tubs.
- Business travelers can take advantage of the hotel’s proximity to the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.
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.