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1 Affordable Family Resort
Affordable Family Resort
2300 S. Ocean Blvd.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

With suites and cottages large enough to house three generations of family members, this spot is both budget conscious and family-friendly. The water play area is sure to get smiles from the kids. The resort features waterslides, pools, and even a duck pond. The Honeymoon Suite boasts a heart-shaped hot tub. Pros:

pets are welcome; arcade for the kids.

Cons:

rooms are not rented to anyone under 25. www.affordablefamilyresort.com. 13 suites, 6 cottages. In-room: Wi-Fi. In-hotel: pools, laundry facilities. Credit cards accepted.

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2 Barefoot Resort
Barefoot Resort
2200 Premier Resorts Blvd.
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

This luxury golf resort includes more than 325 one- to- four-bedroom condominium units along fairways as well as in the 62-unit, 14-story North Tower, which overlooks the Intracoastal Waterway. Furnishings in each unit vary, but all have been tastefully decorated and have all the amenities of a hotel, including daily maid service. The waterfront pool covers an acre of land and is said to be one of the largest on the east coast. The Barefoot Landing shopping and entertainment center is just across the inlet. Pros:

pretty views of the Intracoastal Waterway surround the resort.

Cons:

getting to the beach and the ocean requires driving across a busy highway. www.barefootgolfresort.com. 387 condos. In-hotel: restaurants, bar, golf courses, pools. Credit cards accepted.

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3 Best Western Ocean Sands
Best Western Ocean Sands
1525 S. Ocean Blvd.
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

One of the few fairly small, family-owned properties left in North Myrtle Beach, the Ocean Sands has some nice touches that make it a good choice for families, including full kitchens in every room and large suites with true separate bedrooms. Although it's not luxurious, it's clean and breezy, and all rooms have balconies. The exercise room is very small, with just a treadmill and stair climber. Pros:

friendly, available staff.

Cons:

annex building is down the street away from the central hotel. www.oceansands.com. 80 rooms, 36 suites. In-room: kitchen. In-hotel: pools. Credit cards accepted.

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4 Breakers Resort Hotel
Breakers Resort Hotel
2006 N. Ocean Blvd.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29578

The rooms in this oceanfront hotel are airy and spacious, with contemporary furnishings. Most have kitchenettes and Murphy beds; the Paradise Tower has one-, two- and three-bedroom suites. There are several pools, a lazy river, and a pirate-ship facade that kids can swim in and around. The hotel is right in the middle of the Myrtle Beach Strip. There's a Starbucks coffee shop across the street. Pros:

views are excellent from the tower rooms.

Cons:

the pool areas are on the small side for the potential number of guests. www.breakers.com. 288 rooms, 384 suites. In-hotel: restaurants, bar, pools, gym, children's programs. Credit cards accepted.

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5 Caribbean Resort and Villas
Caribbean Resort and Villas
30th Ave. N
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

The Caribbean actually consists of four different properties, each offering access to the other's amenities. The Jamaican Inn is a quaint old-style motel with cheaper rates, the rustic Chelsea Condos offer a more intimate stay, while the newly constructed Cayman Tower and Dominican Oceanfront Suites offer more luxurious accommodations. Water play areas are available at all four properties, with splash areas, waterslides, and lazy rivers alongside the indoor and outdoor pools. Corner suites in the Cayman Tower feature balconies with views of the Grand Strand in all directions, plus stainless-steel appliances in the full kitchen. Pros:

the views from the Cayman Tower are spectacular, floor to ceiling windows in the suites afford expansive views of the beach and the ocean.

Cons:

not for couples looking for a quiet romantic stay; children in wet bathing suits are a regular sight in the elevators, and the pools and water activity areas are more for families than couples. www.caribbeanresort.com. 455 rooms and suites. In-room: safe. In-hotel: pool, gym. Credit cards accepted.

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6 Grande Shores
Grande Shores
201 77th Ave. N
Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

Like many of the newer properties in Myrtle Beach—this one was built in 2001—Grande Shores is a combination of rentable condos with full kitchens and standard hotel rooms outfitted with refrigerators, coffeemakers, and, in a few cases, kitchenettes. Whichever you choose, all of the airy rooms at Grande Shores have balconies with a view of the ocean and free high-speed Internet. Pools abound: there's an indoor pool, an outdoor pool with a meandering stream that gently propels swimmers, and a rooftop garden with a pool and four hot tubs. Pros:

there are water features for all age groups.

Cons:

only a select group of rooms actually face the ocean, most either face north or south, offering glimpses, rather than views. www.grandeshores.com. 136 rooms. In-hotel: restaurant, bar, pools, gym, parking. Credit cards accepted.

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7 Hampton Inn and Suites Oceanfront
Hampton Inn and Suites Oceanfront
1803 S. Ocean Blvd.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

This property combines the reliability of an established hotel chain with the joys of a beach resort. Rooms have balconies and a cheerful style; all have ocean views. There's a lazy river—a pool with a moving current—that carries swimmers along its course. Pros:

crisp white bed linens offer a tropical, beachy feel to the rooms.

Cons:

construction projects in the area are noisy and disruptive. www.hamptoninnoceanfront.com. 80 rooms, 36 suites. In-hotel: pools, gym. Credit cards accepted. Rate includes: Breakfast.

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8 Hampton Inn Georgetown Marina
Hampton Inn Georgetown Marina
420 Marina Dr.
Georgetown, SC 29440

Watch boats cruise up and down the river at this riverside resort; spectacular sunsets are an easy trade for being a little farther from the beach. An upgraded Hampton Inn, the Georgetown property offers a hot breakfast, signature Cloud 9 bedding, and a choice of pillows. Suites have pull-out sofas, all rooms have a microwave, refrigerator, and coffeemaker. Pros:

there is a marina outside the hotel if you'd like to arrive by boat.

Cons:

as a chain hotel, it lacks the unique aspects of some other hotels. www.georgetownhamptoninn.com. 98 rooms, suites and deluxe suites. In-room: Wi-Fi. In-hotel: pool. Credit cards accepted.

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9 Hampton Inn Pawleys Island/Litchfield
Hampton Inn Pawleys Island/Litchfield
150 Willbrook Blvd.
Pawleys Island, SC 29585

Ongoing upgrades keep this hotel in tip-top condition. Like most Hampton Inns, the property offers a wide array of amenities and is clean and well maintained. The beach at Pawleys is a 10-minute drive away. Pros:

cute turtles populate a pond outside and beg for treats.

Cons:

the beach isn't close by. www.pawleysislandhamptoninn.com. 66 rooms. In-hotel: pool, gym. Credit cards accepted. Rate includes: Breakfast.

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10 Kingston Plantation
Kingston Plantation
9800 Queensway Blvd.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

This complex includes two hotels, as well as restaurants, shops, and one- to three-bedroom condominiums and villas, on 145 acres of ocean-side woodlands. One hotel, an Embassy Suites, has guest rooms with bleached-wood furnishings and kitchenettes. The other, a Hilton, has a more classic decor and no kitchen facilities. The villas and condos are privately owned, but you can reserve one through the central booking number and Web site. Although these options are decorated to the taste of their owners, they all have the same standard amenities such as sheets and towels, and kitchen equipment. Beachgoing is enhanced by a beach club with bathrooms, water fountains, and parking. Pros:

lushly landscaped lawns and area.

Cons:

some condos may include a sleeper sofa in the bed count. www.kingstonplantation.com. 385 rooms, 255 suites, 414 villas, 414 condos. In-hotel: restaurants, pools, tennis courts, gym. Credit cards accepted. Rate includes: Breakfast.

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11 Litchfield Plantation
Litchfield Plantation

Pawleys Island, SC 29585

Period furnishings adorn suites of this impeccably restored 1750 rice-plantation manor house-turned-country inn. All of the rooms are lovely, with rich fabrics and views of lakes, woods, or creeks. Use of a beach-house club a short drive away is part of the package, as is a full breakfast at the elegant Carriage House Club; guests also have golf privileges at eight nearby courses. The resort is approximately 2 mi south of Brookgreen Gardens on U.S. 17 (turn right at the Litchfield Country Club entrance and follow signs). Pros:

shared condos are ideal for a group of friends getting together.

Cons:

shared condos can be awkward if staying with people you don't know. www.litchfieldplantation.com. 35 rooms, 3 suites, 9 two- and three-bedroom cottages. In-hotel: restaurant, pool, tennis courts. Credit cards accepted. Rate includes: Breakfast.

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12 Litchfield Plantation
Litchfield Plantation

Pawleys Island, SC 29585

From the regal live oak-lined driveway to the Pawleys Island hammock placed by the river, you know you've arrived in the Old South. Period furnishings adorn suites of this impeccably restored 1750 rice-plantation manor house-turned-country inn. All of the rooms are lovely, with rich fabrics and views of the Waccamaw River, creeks, rice fields, or woods; the Ball Room suite, with its 360-degree views and two-person Jacuzzi tub, is the clear winner. Stay in the Blue room for a chill; the ghost of former-owner Dr. Tucker has been known to appear. Use of a private Pawleys Island beach house is part of the package and allows for fun in the sun along with a luxurious stay. There is also a small pool with a view of the rice fields. A full breakfast at the elegant Carriage House Club ($$$), which serves dinner Tuesday to Saturday as well as golf privileges at eight nearby courses are also included. The resort is approximately 2 mi south of Brookgreen Gardens on U.S. 17 (turn right at the Litchfield Country Club entrance and follow signs). Pros:

historic property, beautiful grounds, shared cottages are good for groups; beach house is a huge bonus.

Cons:

rugs and furniture a little worn; loud chorus of frogs at night; box TVs are an eyesore; no Wi-Fi in the rooms. www.litchfieldplantation.com. 35 rooms, 3 suites, 9 two- and three-bedroom cottages. In-hotel: restaurant, pool, tennis courts, gym. Credit cards accepted. Rate includes: Breakfast.

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13 Marina Inn at Grande Dunes
Marina Inn at Grande Dunes
8121 Amalfi Pl.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

Geared to families, business travelers, and golf enthusiasts, this hotel oozes luxury. From the rich wood and sumptuous carpet in the lobby to the manicured lawns and amenities, the newly built Marina Inn is a little slice of paradise. Rooms and suites are large and afford views of the Intracoastal Waterway. The hotel features a large outdoor pool with pool bar and hot tub, an indoor pool and hot tub, as well as Ping-Pong tables, fire pits, and badminton on the lawn. A Ruth's Chris Steak House is on the property, and the hotel houses the Anchor Café and WaterScapes Restaurant. Pros:

the lobby boasts comfy couches good enough to grab a nap on.

Cons:

the proximity to U.S. 17 Bypass is a concern, and construction across the street and on the property detracts from its peaceful feel; there's no easy way to the beach. www.marinainnatgrandedunes.com. 235 rooms. In-room: safe, Wi-Fi. In-hotel: pools, gym. Credit cards accepted.

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14 Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
8400 Costa Verde Dr.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

Entering this plantation-chic high-rise resort, with its airy wicker furniture, giant palms, and mahogany details will take you away from the hubbub of Myrtle Beach and straight to a tropical locale. Green-and-gold guest rooms have plush carpet that makes them quiet and serene, perfect for watching the waves break on the beach. The spa, which offers a full range of treatments, is top-notch, and the health club has well-maintained, state-of-the-art machines. The golf and tennis clubs are both on-site, as is a marina with charters and personal watercraft, boat, and kayak rentals. Pros:

striped hammocks swing near the dunes with views of the ocean; several pools and water features are available.

Cons:

the hotel is located near a construction site; some rooms have a view of either the parking lot or bare earth and bulldozers. www.myrtlebeachmarriott.com. 400 rooms. In-hotel: restaurant, pools, tennis court. Credit cards accepted. Rate includes: Breakfast.

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15 Sea View Inn
Sea View Inn
414 Myrtle Ave.
Pawleys Island, SC 29585

A "barefoot paradise," Sea View is a no-frills beachside boardinghouse (there are no TVs or in-room phones) with long porches. Rooms in the main inn, with views of the ocean or marsh, have half baths; showers are down the hall and outside. Cottage rooms are marshside and have air-conditioning. Three meals, served family style—with grits, gumbo, crab salad, pecan pie, and oyster pie—make this an unbeatable deal. There's a two-night minimum stay during May and September and a one-week minimum from June through August. Pros:

live oak trees and a nearby nature preserve keep you insulated from resort hustle and bustle.

Cons:

no handicapped access; only six of the 14 rooms have air-conditioning; some showers are outside of room. www.seaviewinn.com. 20 rooms, 1 cottage. In-room: no TV. In-hotel: restaurant. No credit cards. Closed Dec.-Mar. Rate includes: All meals.

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16 Serendipity Inn
Serendipity Inn
407 71st Ave. N
Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

This cozy Spanish-villa-style inn is about 300 yards from the beach. Though the layout is much like a hotel, each guest room is decorated in a different way, most with four-poster beds and antique chests in pine or mahogany. Included in each room is a copy of the movie Serendipity

, starring John Cusack, for your viewing pleasure. There's also a colorful pool area dotted with hanging flowers and a trickling fountain. A breakfast of homemade coffee cake, hardboiled eggs, yogurt, cereal, and fruit is served in the wicker-appointed garden room.

Pros:

the tranquil setting helps you forget the hustle and bustle of busy Myrtle Beach.

Cons:

some amenities are dated, but still pleasant; don't expect brand-new lounge chairs or an architecturally designed pool. www.serendipityinn.com. 12 rooms, 2 suites. In-room: kitchen (some), Wi-Fi. In-hotel: pool. Credit cards accepted. Rate includes: Breakfast.

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17 Waikiki Village Motel
Waikiki Village Motel
1500 S. Ocean Blvd.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

If you're looking for something beyond high-rises and luxury rooms with steep price tags, try this mom-and-pop motel. The rooms, in aqua and white, are centered around a pool, and the beach is an easy stroll across Ocean Boulevard. The budget-friendly room rate doesn't increase during Bike Week or the summer months. Pros:

friendly, helpful staff; affordable.

Cons:

no hot breakfast; couples and families are preferred. 46 rooms. In-hotel: pool. Credit cards accepted.

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18 Freestyle Music Park
Freestyle Music Park
211 George Bishop Pkwy.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579

This music-themed park is divided into five sections—the VIP Plaza, Country USA, Across the Pond, Myrtle's Beach, and Kids in America. The park's signature ride is the Time Machine, a roller coaster with twists, turns, and inversions with five different audio tracks that take you back in musical time to the '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s or 2000s. There are also four 25-minute live shows, like Ice Cold Country (an ice-skating spectacular) and Adrenaline Rush, where the audience roots for their team in an extreme sports competition. Each evening ends with a fireworks show. freestylemusicpark.com. Admission: $42.95. Hours: 11am-10pm, hours vary, call to confirm.

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19 Hawaiian Rumble
Hawaiian Rumble
3210 33rd Ave. S
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Hawaiian Rumble is the crown jewel of Myrtle Beach miniature golf. The course hosts championship tournaments, and is best known for its smoking volcano, which rumbles and belches fire at timed intervals. Admission: $8 for one round, $12 for two rounds until 5pm. Hours: Daily 8am-1am.

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20 Huntington Beach State Park
Huntington Beach State Park

Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

Huntington Beach State Park, the 2,500-acre former estate of Archer and Anna Huntington, lies east of U.S. 17, across from Brookgreen Gardens. The park's focal point is Atalaya

(circa 1933), their Moorish-style 30-room home. There are nature trails, fishing, an education center with aquariums and a loggerhead sea turtle nesting habitat, picnic areas, a playground, concessions, and a campground. www.huntingtonbeachsc.org. Admission: $5. Hours: 6am-10 pm daily.

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21 La Belle Amie Vineyard
La Belle Amie Vineyard
1120 St. Joseph Rd.
Little River, SC 29566

This shady vineyard is off U.S. 17 just outside of North Myrtle Beach. The wines sold here are created from the sweet muscadine grapes grown on the property. Tastings and tours are available during operating hours. Saturdays are typically festival days and usually feature live music, food, and free tours of the grounds. The gift shop features everything from wine to savory dips and fun grape-themed items. www.labelleamie.com. Admission: $8 on festival days. Call for group tour pricing. Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10-6.

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22 Myrtle Waves
Myrtle Waves
U.S. 17 Bypass and 10th Ave. N
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Myrtle Waves is South Carolina's largest water park. You can shoot through twisty chutes, swim in the Ocean in Motion Wave Pool, float the day away on an inner tube on the LayZee River, or ride a boogie board on the Racer River. There's beach volleyball, too, for when you've had enough water. Shaded areas with lounge chairs offer respite from the sun. Free soft drinks and sunscreen are available with the price of admission. Lockers are available to keep money and valuables safe. Admission discounts are available after 2 pm daily. Wear a well-secured swimsuit if you're going on the big slides, or else you may reach the end of the slide before your suit does. www.myrtlewaves.com. Admission: $28 for full day, $18 after 2. Hours: June-Aug., daily 10-6, early May and early Sept., daily 10-5.

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23 Wild Water & Wheels
Wild Water & Wheels
910 U.S. 17 S
Surfside Beach, SC 29575

About 9 mi south of Myrtle Beach in Surfside Beach, Wild Water & Wheels has 25 water-oriented rides and activities, along with go-carts and mini-golf. If your children are old enough to navigate the park on their own, spend a few minutes at the adults-only lounge pool, where you can sit immersed in Jacuzzi-like bubbles. www.wild-water.com. Admission: $24.98, $14.98 after 3. Hours: Late May-early Aug., daily 10-6.

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2018 Temp. (°F) Dew Point (°F) Humidity (%) Sea Level Press. (in) Visibility (mi) Wind (mph) Precip. (in) Events
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2018/1/1 32 26 19 7 1 -2 49 37 25 30.52 30.44 30.33 10 10 10 24 13 31 0.00  
2017 Temp. (°F) Dew Point (°F) Humidity (%) Sea Level Press. (in) Visibility (mi) Wind (mph) Precip. (in) Events
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2017/1/1 61 54 46 55 47 38 93 75 56 30.27 30.23 30.16 10 10 10 12 4 - 0.01  
2016 Temp. (°F) Dew Point (°F) Humidity (%) Sea Level Press. (in) Visibility (mi) Wind (mph) Precip. (in) Events
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2016/1/1 66 58 50 64 52 42 93 80 66 30.16 30.09 30.03 10 8 2 15 8 18 0.63 Rain
2015 Temp. (°F) Dew Point (°F) Humidity (%) Sea Level Press. (in) Visibility (mi) Wind (mph) Precip. (in) Events
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2015/1/1 55 42 28 38 30 25 100 68 35 30.38 30.33 30.26 10 7 0 10 2 12 0.00 Fog
2014 Temp. (°F) Dew Point (°F) Humidity (%) Sea Level Press. (in) Visibility (mi) Wind (mph) Precip. (in) Events
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2014/1/1 54 45 35 43 36 32 92 69 46 30.42 30.31 30.16 10 10 5 10 3 13 0.02 Rain
2013 Temp. (°F) Dew Point (°F) Humidity (%) Sea Level Press. (in) Visibility (mi) Wind (mph) Precip. (in) Events
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2013/1/1 56 53 50 51 48 44 100 86 71 30.15 30.07 29.96 10 10 7 13 6 16 0.02 Rain
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