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Old 06-26-2008, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Whiteville Tennessee
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Hello, My wife and i will be spending 3 days in August in Myrtle Beach. It is our first time there. Any suggestions on things to do and see or places to avoid? Thanks for your time.
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Old 06-26-2008, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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Hmmm.Myrtle Beach brings two things to mind....beach & golf (ugh to the golf )

Traffic on the main drag in the summer can be horrific
Quite a few nice places to eat..chain and non chain
I think Dolly Parton Theater...don't know what may or may not be playing

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Old 06-26-2008, 12:30 PM
 
Location: lafollette, tn
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I love myrtle beach, We go twice a year. We love to fish, we fish off the pier at springmaid southend , good fishing lots of sharks on the right hand side if you are facing the ocean, no shark fishing of course, but neat to look at them. they come to eat where the fishermen fillet their catch and throw the remains over quite large they are. and captain dicks is a nice boating experience, for fishing or sightseeing. And the suncruz casino boat, i want to do that every night. they will pick you up at the motel at a certain time, and you cruise if you do the day time cruise you will most likely see dolphins, you can gamble if you want or not free buffet pretty good food. you get free tokens when you buy like 10.00 worth and the trip is free is you buy those tokens. look for the coupons most nice hotels have them, or those little shelves with all the attraction literature. you will enjoy , if you like quiet and not a lot of people go to edisto island one time one store piggly wiggly, one pkg. store one pizza joint off name, and a subway is all that is there, and lots of houses and a resort in october it is still warm and nice and september we hardly seen anyone . a great little cruise we went on there, a very small boat he takes you out to a remote isalnd and you shell beautiful seashells laying everywhere 15.00 per person we loved it and will do it again, i have wrote a book but i just love south carolina.
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Old 06-26-2008, 03:36 PM
 
Location: The Big D
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We went to Myrtle Beach last year. Unbeknownst to me there is NORTH Myrtle Beach and Myrtle Beach. We stayed in NORTH Myrtle Beach and were VERY GLAD we did. We were away from the horrific traffic of the main drags in MB. We were w/in walking distance of some great local places to eat and shop that were NOT having 1-2 hour waits to eat. Avoid all the tourist trap areas and restaurants. There have been a LOT of new developments built to attract the tourists. Everything at them you have back home. If you want to eat at Joe's Crab Shack do that at home then when in MB head down to Murrell's Inlet or Pawley's for some GREAT FRESH seafood. There are also some great fresh seafood places and other places to eat in and around MB as well.

One thing we were amazed at and still find very humorous is the amount of "beach" stores. The ones that sell cheap swimsuits, beach towels, t-shirts, koozies, trinkets, etc. The kids had a game they played with these. Each day they would each pick a different one. While out and about they would keep track of how many we saw. Whoever had the most won. There are enough of these places for each person to have a different one everyday for several days. Pretty sad actually. Wings, Kings, Pacific, Waves, Beaches, etc. They can remember them all, lol.

First, figure out how much of the crowd you personally want to be in. Do you want to lay around at the beach and pool? Do you want a condo or regular hotel/motel room? Play golf? Tennis? Shop? See shows? Close to eating establishments to walk to? Budget? This can then narrow down what areas to avoid and what ones you'd be most happy with.
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Old 06-26-2008, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Happy wherever I am - Florida now
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One of the things I thought was interesting was the people who were out parasailing towed behind boats. Broadway on the Beach is a shopping center with lots of nice stores. I didn't go to any of the entertainment show type clubs but did find dancing in the private clubs to be fun. Some fancy miniature golf places too.
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Old 06-26-2008, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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We enjoy MB Pelicans games. Nice ballpark for the Carolina A league.
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Old 06-26-2008, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I am actually leaving for Myrtle Beach in 3 days. I will be there for 2 weeks, however, I am going with children, and that is alot different. In order to tell you what to check out need to know what interests you. Since you are from TN, I am going to ask if you have ever been over to Gatlinburg, or Pigeon Forge. That is some of what you can expect as to the tourism part. Myrtle Beach though does have more in the sense of fishing, golfing, boating etc... when I was referring to PF or Gat. I was talking about attractions, shopping (there is some good shopping at Myrtle Beach), resturants. Send down some interests and maybe we can help. Where are you staying?
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Old 06-26-2008, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Planet Earth
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We enjoy MB Pelicans games. Nice ballpark for the Carolina A league.
Sure is. Has a great atmosphere too.

Traffic is pretty bad in North myrtle beach. Highway 17 is a busy highway, it splits in myrtle beach though making traffic a little easier. Some of the attractions are great for your first time.

Make sure to bring sunscreen with you as the sun does beat down on the beach.

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Old 06-27-2008, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Whiteville Tennessee
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I am actually leaving for Myrtle Beach in 3 days. I will be there for 2 weeks, however, I am going with children, and that is alot different. In order to tell you what to check out need to know what interests you. Since you are from TN, I am going to ask if you have ever been over to Gatlinburg, or Pigeon Forge. That is some of what you can expect as to the tourism part. Myrtle Beach though does have more in the sense of fishing, golfing, boating etc... when I was referring to PF or Gat. I was talking about attractions, shopping (there is some good shopping at Myrtle Beach), resturants. Send down some interests and maybe we can help. Where are you staying?
Staying at the Palace Resort. I want to fish on the piers and eat eat eat! my better half wants to shop shop shop! 3 days at MB. 1 night at Pilot Mountain NC and 1 night at Buckhorn Lake State Resort in eastern Kentucky on the way home.
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Old 06-27-2008, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Two words: Gay Dolphin.

The Gay Dolphin (broken link)

For only three days? I'd stay on the beach all day. But that's just me.
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