Hotel at a Glance: The Breakers Resort
The Breakers Resort is a family-friendly retreat set right along the Atlantic Ocean. Just steps from the shore, kids can play giant chess or splash around in an outdoor kiddie pool. Meanwhile, adults can relax in the sauna or hot tubs.
- Stay in shape on vacation thanks to the fitness center.
- Take a dip in one of 19 pools located throughout the property.
- On-site dining: Start your day with a cup of joe at Starbucks, grab a bite at any of the three restaurants, and have a treat at Ben & Jerry’s.
- Central location: The popular Broadway at the Beach is just over a mile away from the property. It features 350 acres of dining, entertainment, and attractions for kids and adults.
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.