Hotel at a Glance: Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel
At this hotel in the heart of Myrtle Beach, elegant guest rooms welcome vacationers with quiet earth tones and views of the city or ocean. The rooms’ understated decor contrasts with the dramatic lighting and curve of the hotel’s grand staircase, which leads down to the airy lobby. From here, you’re just six blocks from Broadway at the Beach, an entertainment mecca lined with apparel and gift shops, bars and restaurants, and other diversions, including a movie theater.
- Wake up: Make a cup of Starbucks coffee with the single-cup brewer in your guest room, or head to Coffee & Cream downstairs for an espresso drink.
- Take a dip: There’s a heated indoor pool.
- Walk to the beach: The hotel is two blocks from the famous sun and sand of Myrtle Beach.
- Onsite eats: Casual breakfast, lunch, and dinner at Vidalia’s Restaurant, plus cocktails at the contemporary M-Bar<p>
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.