Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Destination: Myrtle Beach, SC!

While a trip to the beach is a must when visiting the Myrtle Beach area with its 60 miles of sun, sand, and sparkling Atlantic coastline, the fun extends beyond its spectacular shores to thousands of area activities and attractions. With its wealth of restaurants, beaches, and attractions, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is the perfect spot for tons of family fun! This popular summer beach town is one of the most visited beaches on the East Coast and offers something for everyone. But with all there is to do in Myrtle Beach, how do you know where to start? Some of our favorite, not-to-be-missed family friendly attractions:
Located along the Intracoastal Waterway in beautiful North Myrtle Beach, Barefoot Landing combines beauty and nature with the fun and excitement of shopping, dining, entertainment, and special events for the entire family. Enjoy live shows, big name entertainment and great attractions, including one of the largest reptile parks in the world. Hear live music or have a picture taken with a live tiger! The carousel and fish feeding are popular with younger visitors, and boardwalk entertainment and weekly fireworks amaze visitors and locals alike from June 1st through August 31st!

images courtesy of Family Kingdom
Family Kingdom and Splashes:
What says family beach getaway more than an amusement park by the sea?  Family Kingdom features more than 30 thrilling rides, and this year, they've added four exciting new rides including the Twist 'n Shout steel roller coaster! Splash down on the Log Flume, free-fall 110 feet in the Slingshot Drop Zone, bounce a bit on the bumper cars or hit the Go-Kart tracks! And don't miss Family Kingdom's Oceanfront Water Park, Splashes, just across the street, featuring exhilarating water slides, water flumes, and relaxing lazy rivers!

image courtesy of Blue Wave Adventures
This organization is dedicated to providing families with a most unique outdoor experience (note: children must be over age 3 to participate). Blue Wave Adventures offers visitors the opportunity to share their love and enthusiasm for the ocean and it's many fascinating inhabitants by providing safe, ecologically responsible dolphin tours.  In addition, the company offers private island kayak trips and private charter trips.  If you're looking to make some truly special memories, a dolphin watching tour is a great choice!

So if you're ready to hit the beach with your family this summer, Myrtle Beach is teeming with opportunities for family fun and chances to make memories that will last a lifetime! 

Safe and happy travels!
-Destination Mom

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