Hotel at a Glance: Wyndham Ocean Boulevard
The Wyndham Ocean Boulevard building towers over the white sands of North Myrtle Beach. It’s close to the water as well as casual shops and beachy restaurants and attractions, such as the Pirate’s Cove Lounge music venue. Retro and mod-inspired style is on display throughout the hotel; it’s got a posh look, but it’s kid-friendly, too.
- Practice your swing at award-winning golf courses nearby, such as Myrtlewood Golf Club and World Tour Golf Links.
- Kid-friendly amenities: playground, activity program, and onsite game room with pool and ping-pong tables
- Spacious condos featuring private balconies, whirlpool tubs, fully equipped kitchens, and washers and dryers
- Make a splash: Choose from three outdoor swimming pools, a lazy river, two indoor pools, and eight hot tubs.
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.