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Old 03-09-2010, 07:31 PM
 
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Thanks for the input everyone. I'm going to look into Charleston and the Captiva Island more. Is Myrtle Beach a fun place to go minus the beach? We are in our mid 20s if it makes any difference.
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Old 03-10-2010, 07:38 AM
 
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Thanks for the input everyone. I'm going to look into Charleston and the Captiva Island more. Is Myrtle Beach a fun place to go minus the beach? We are in our mid 20s if it makes any difference.
There's plenty to do in Myrtle Beach, but I consider it a bit more of a family destination. It's basically everything Charleston is not. So, if you're looking for a beautiful historic town with a charming waterfront, romantic accomodations & fantastic dining...along with scenic beaches, choose Charleston. If you want to party, shop, and go see shows/bands/etc... and want a condo in a high-rise, go to Myrtle.
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Old 03-10-2010, 08:40 AM
 
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Is Myrtle Beach a fun place to go minus the beach? We are in our mid 20s if it makes any difference.
Have you ever been to Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge? It's Gatlinburg on the beach.
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Old 03-10-2010, 10:44 AM
 
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Thanks for the input everyone. I'm going to look into Charleston and the Captiva Island more. Is Myrtle Beach a fun place to go minus the beach? We are in our mid 20s if it makes any difference.

i'm in my 20's, grew up in SC, and i think myrtle beach is hell. i would avoid it completely if it weren't for the house of blues.

Charleston has better bars, better live music, better food, better night life, more young people, more cool people, more art, more historical sights and architecture, and is generally more unique and interesting in every way.

MB is where you go for maximum access to the beach, at minimal cost. MB has more strip clubs, more Spring Breakers, more miniature golf courses, more fried seafood buffets, a NASCAR cafe, a Hard Rock Cafe, and tons of outlet shops. Young people will rent beach houses down there for a week, but there is no "core" group of young people in Myrtle Beach, beacuse there is no "city," no downtown. Old folks in their 80's and 90's can remember a time when there, literally, was no Myrtle Beach; it did not even exist until the 50's.

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Old 03-12-2010, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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Hubby and I are having a hard time figuring out where to go on vacation. We are planning our vacation for the second week of April, so the weather will be cool in many places. We'd like to stay somewhere near the water, but we also need a place where there is more to do than just the beach.

We were thinking of Miami, but we've been there so many times. Also, we've been to Savannah, GA, and Tybee Island, Destin, Jacksonville, West Palm Beach, FL all before for vacation. We thought about Myrtle Beach, SC, but figured the water would be too cold in April to enjoy the beach any.

Any ideas of fun vacation areas in either SC, GA, or FL?
My favorite place in all of Florida is Sanibel Island. It's fantastic, the beaches are pristine and absolutely FULL of shells, the water is on the Gulf so it's still and beautiful and it's right near Ft Meyers. The island is small and easily bikeable...you can rent bikes at a number of shops. And the best thing of all is that there are no chain restaurants or shops. It's all locally owned places that are wonderful (the Island Cow is a favorite). Come to think of it, there IS a very old Dairy Queen on the island so I guess it's not totally chain-free. Every person we told about Sanibel Island came back and positively raved about it. It's classic Florida...no highrises, beautiful beaches, lush greenery and a very laid-back place.
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