Hotel at a Glance: Sea Watch Resort
Sea Watch Resort is a sprawling oceanside retreat in Myrtle Beach. There's no shortage of things to do here, thanks to the resort's six pools, 10 hot tubs, and two lazy rivers, plus miles of South Carolina beachfront. Sea Watch also organizes kid-friendly activities throughout the year, including rubber-ducky races, ping-pong tournaments, and arts and crafts.
- Restaurant with a view: Captain's Cove Cafe Oceanfront Restaurant serves a daily breakfast buffet and lunch entrees including salads and sandwiches.
- Go for a swim in one of the resort's six heated pools, two of which are covered seasonally, or soak in 1 of the 10 hot tubs.
- Relax in a tube on one of the 225-foot-long lazy rivers
- Grab some grub at the onsite coffee and ice-cream shop.
- In-room amenities: private balcony, blackout drapes, refrigerator, microwave, stove/oven, and toaster
- Cruise to Barefoot Landing which offers a movie theater, nightlife, restaurants, and shopping, just a 5-minute drive from the resort
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, as well as carnival games and amusement-park rides, which are just a 10-minute walk away. 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.