When you are a parent, every now and then it’s good to take a trip that’s just for the two of you.
Airfare, accommodations, meals, gift bags, and activities provided.
While Dave and I love traveling with the kids, we also like to travel as a couple too. That’s why we were excited to visit Myrtle Beach recently. We had an amazing time together and made some wonderful memories, we can’t wait to return again soon!
Our trip to Myrtle Beach was incredible and the weather couldn’t have been more perfect. With blue skies, sun, sand, and the beach we had such a wonderful time that we are already checking our schedules to to figure out how soon we will be able to return!
We flew out of Cleveland on a Thursday evening. When the plane arrived the sun was just setting and we couldn’t wait to board.
Once we arrived in Myrtle Beach we headed straight for Springmaid Beach Resort. I checked out the resort online before we left and spent many minutes watching their live streaming webcam (found under the Gallery tab in the menu bar). It’s so fun and offers a great shot of the beach and their pier. Since we’ve returned I have to confess, I’ve been stalking the webcam a bit checking on the weather and daydreaming about the beach.
The hotel is amazing. It’s located at the south end of the Grand Strand and this location makes it feel like you are on a private beach.
Not only did we love the beach at this resort but we enjoyed the Springmaid Pier as well. The pier is over 1,000 feet long and is a great place for a stroll any time of the day.
A look at Springmaid Beach Resort from the far end of the Springmaid Pier -1,000 feet away!
There’s an oversize Adirondack chair to sit in.
We were there during the King Mackeral tournament and it was fun to watch the long, shiny, sparkly fish being caught.
Our room at Springmaid Beach Resort was lovely. It was a large room with two queen beds, a dining area, a full refrigerator.
While we loved our, room our favorite part was the balcony that overlooked the beach, the pier, and one of the pools.
Views From Our Balcony
We were pleased with the dining options offered at the resort as well.
BARnacles – This restaurant by the pier has fantastic Fish Tacos & Cuban Sandwiches
Marlins – delicious breakfast buffet with a waffle bar and an omelet station. Lunch and dinner buffets are also available.
And the pools looked amazing! With a number of pools, lazy rivers, hot tubs and the ocean just steps away this resort is every water lovers dream.
The daily activities were fun too. One day they had volleyball, sand castle building, Minute to Win It, and more scheduled. We were so excited to hear about their Sunday night Luau too. It sounded like an unforgettable experience but since we left Sunday afternoon we didn’t get a chance to experience it. It is definitely on our list for our next visit!
We loved Springmaid Beach Resort and highly recommend it to anyone traveling to Myrtle Beach. It’s a beautiful place that puts you right on the beach and has so many wonderful amenities it’s sure to be a trip you won’t forget.
While in Myrtle Beach we had some time to drive around and see the sights. We saw the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel which looks like so much fun!
We went on a Dolphin Sightseeing Cruise at Express Watersports. We didn’t see any dolphins but we did see a lot of pelicans and it was a beautiful day for a boat ride so we had fun anyway.
We watched the sunset from the balcony of Gulf Stream Cafe. It was gorgeous.
We had dinner at California Dreaming, which if you’ve never had their appetizer of a Basket of Croissants – you must! They are amazing and definitely the best croissants I’ve ever had. They were topped with honey butter and were so light, fluffy, with just a touch of sweetness I nearly ate the entire order myself!
We also ate Aspen Grille where we enjoyed the Tomato Mozzarella Crostini and Oscar Mahi Mahi. The atmosphere was lovely here, very intimate and cozy, and the food was fine dining at its best and delicious. We were impressed when Dave asked the waiter for a little salt for our sauteed spinach and he brought out three different kinds!
We went to The Carolina Opry. It was an entertaining show that offered a great mix of country and popular music renditions, dancers, and comedy routines.
At The Carolina Opry we truly enjoyed the performances by All That! a clogging/tap dancing group that came in second place on America’s Got Talent. They were our favorite part of the show. Their energy, enthusiasm, and talent were incredible!
We had a fantastic time at Myrtle Beach and we highly recommend staying at Springmaid Beach Resort.
We enjoyed the flight and the resort as well as all of the other activities and restaurants. We love that Myrtle Beach has so much to offer. It’s an amazing town that encourages you to be on the go every minute of every day while at the same time offering the chance to slow down and spend hours on the beach. Or you can do a bit a both. There really is something for everyone in Myrtle Beach and we can’t wait to go back!
What about you? Have you ever been to Myrtle Beach?
I have always wanted to vacation at Myrtle Beach. It looks like such a fun time!
amazing.. the article and the beach
judy gardner says
i live in north carolina, so myrtle beach is a great place to get away to! the resort looks beautiful, with a great suite and a beutiful view!
Great post We also love Myrtle beach
Christopher Sorel says
Looks great and have not been to Myrtle BEach in over 20 years
Springmaid Beach Resort looks lovely! I go to myrtle beach several times a year (we are two hours away) and we have had a lot of great stays but also a lot of flops, I will be sure to try the springmaid out.
Ellen B says
This looks like the perfect place! I would love to have a honeymoon there – well we never had one and our anniversary is this month – 26 years – someday :)
We;ve been to Myrtle Beach several times and love discovering something new each time. We’ve never been to the Opry, we may have to try it out on our next trip there.
We’ve not been to the beach in a few years, looking forward to hopefully taking our son (3 yrs old) this year for his first visit.
WOW! Looks like you had an amazing trip…and totally makes me think we should have flown to Myrtle Beach (we drove — check out my blog about our road trip which involved fire trucks and police cars and a rental vehicle and 2 overnight stays at unintended destinations if you want a good laugh)!
Harriett Daniel says
I am only less than 3 hours from Myrtle Beach! I am glad you enjoyed your stay in MY state!
Ellen B says
I wish I could get to the beach this year
Mike S. says
I went to Mertyl Beach way back in 2000 and I’ve been wanting to go back ever since. Looks like you had a marvelous time and I’m jealous :) Maybe sometime soon I’ll get a chance to go back.
Ellen B says
I would love to visit here
Becky S. says
Wow. Quite the review. I have only been to Myrtle Beach once for a wedding. I would like to go back and see the beach and do some touristy stuff. Maybe one day!
Sarah Hirsch says
that looks like a great trip! i haven’t been to myrtle beach but it looks like a nice place to go!
I have never been there, but on my wish list of places to see. Great photos and looks like you had a super time!
I just wanted to say thank you for the positive review of Vision Airlines. As one of many employees, I want you to know we care about our performance and take our customer’s safety, comfort and satisfaction seriously. Looks like you enjoyed your vacation and we hope you fly with us again in the future. Cheers!
Melinda @ LookWhatMomFound says
looks like a beautiful place. I’ve always wanted to go to Myrtle Beach.
Darcie Kalweit says
Looks like a wonderful place to visit. Would like to visit there one day. You did a great job at this review; will most definitely be looking to stay here!
I haven’t been to Myrtle Beach yet, but when I go I’ll be sure to look into this resort. Your review and photos gave me more of the traveling bug than I already have.
Ellen B says
I could use a vacation
Rachel with managedmoms.com says
Wonderful review! Great pictures, too. I have not been to Myrtle Beach and my Grandmother even has a property there! We live so far away in Phoenix, so we haven’t made it there yet, but it is on our list and now I really want to go! Thanks for sharing!
Harmony B says
Ive been wanting to vacation there for a long time. great pictures, makes me wanna pack right now.
Cher@Mom and More says
Wow looks awesome!
Lolli @ Better in Bulk says
What a lovely place all around! Myrtle Beach really isn’t that far from us (for a nice family vacation) – i’m going to have to take a look at going there!!
Jennifer V says
I’ll have to check out Vision Airlines. I hadn’t heard about them before. Sounds like it could make for a fun weekend getaway.
Tricia Nightowlmama says
looks like a wonderful place to relax and explore the area. I never been there before but hubby was there for spring break
We have friends who speak very highly of Myrtle Beach, but I’ve never been. WOW these pictures make me want to go. The beach is gorg!
WOW – I need a vacation! This looks like a LOVELY place to go! :) I especially loved the airplane interior – it has been a long time since I flew! :)
Barbara R. says
I enjoyed reading your review of Myrtle Beach, as I have always wanted to go there. You have got me interested in planning a trip. I also liked hearing about an Airline that seems to have customer as their top priority. Thank you
Your trip looks amazing! I’m definitely bookmarking Myrtle Beach for an upcoming family vacation!
Rachel S. says
Looks like a great beach!
nolen suddeth says
we agree 100% with the comments.
living near there ,much to do their next visit.
barb & nolen.
We have never been to Myrtle Beach but I have always wanted to visit! That resort looked gorgeous and so much to do! I will have to look into Vision Airlines also!
Shell Fruscione says
I am SO jealous- it looks phenomenal! I am LONG overdue for a vacation!
Annie @ Mama Dweeb says
sooo many thoughts in my mind right now! Love the pictures – I really want to visit Mytrle Beach now! Oh how I want to feel the sand beneath my feet and watch the sun set over the water!
And I love opry!
That plane looks so spacious. I love that they were so accommodating and let people move around to get comfy.
And your hotel room had a fridge in it! (that isn’t already packed full of mini bar stuff) How nice :)
I really want to book a trip NOW
this was a great newsletter/blog that you wrote about the things you enjoyed about your trip to myrtle beach, and especially about the new non-stop flights to myrtle from specific airports. great pics, and content. it’s great to show others how much fun myrtle beach can be no matter what you have planned or want to do. great article, thanks for sharing.
Adriana Alcazar says
Just spent June 2-9 in Surfside (just minutes away from Myrtle Beach) and it was beautiful! We stayed at the Plantation Resort, took several walks on the boardwalk, shopped the shops, ate at Landsharks and just enjoyed the beautiful scenery and gorgeous ocean! Glad you had a good time there, I did too!!
Beeb Ashcroft says
That looks like such a fun trip! No, I’ve never been to Myrtle Beach, but I’d really like to now!
Dee S says
That looks like so much fun! The pictures are fantastic. You guys take the best trips!
Crystal @ Simply Being Mommy says
It sounds like a truly wonderful weekend. I’ve never been to Myrtle Beach but I’d love to go one day.
WOW! Looks like a fantastic trip!
Looks like a fun time – except for the sharks, maybe! LOL I’ve never been, but it looks like fun!!
Lisa Ferris says
Had the opportunity (LivingSocial) to stay at the same hotel last fall. While we were obviously not able to utilize the water sports aspect of the area, there was plenty of things to see and do. We must have stayed in the same area, as our view was almost exactly the same. Glad you enjoyed your time with us in the Carolinas. Not being native to the area, I am constantly finding little “jewels” to explore.
Wow the trip looks absolutely amazing, your photos are gorgeous I love the sunset behind the plane.
I would LOVE to take a trip like that just me and hubby.
WOW! Those are some fantastic pictures. The trip looks like so much fun. I think besides the beach pictures, I love that they have a pool that goes from indoor to outdoor!
Wow…looks like a great airline! Loving the sunset pictures, absolutely gorgeous. We haven’t been to Myrtle Beach in so long. Glad you had a wonderful trip!!
Your room looked great and the view was awesome. I like the fact that the room had a full size fridge. My wife and I went to Myrtle Beach before we were married and it would probably be a nice place to return with the kids. Great photos and I think you guys lucked out with the weather.
What a fun trip! Although I live fairly close to Myrtle Beach I have never been there. Now I want to go!
Looks like tons of fun! I haven’t ever been to Myrtle Beach :o(