Hotel at a Glance: Wyndham SeaWatch Plantation
You’ll have plenty of opportunities to make a splash at Wyndham SeaWatch Plantation—the resort features five outdoor and two indoor swimming pools, 11 hot tubs, and two lazy rivers, not to mention the Atlantic Ocean, just steps away. You can also sign up for adventures such as parasailing, snorkeling, and jetskiing.
- One- and two-bedroom condos feature full kitchens, in-unit washer/dryers, flat-screen TVs, private balconies, and complimentary WiFi.
- Grab a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant.
- Challenge the family to some friendly competition in the game room.
- Distance to Myrtle Beach Boardwalk: 10 miles
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.