Keep this link handy and check it out before your next return trip!
Not a beach person? Not a problem - neither am I!
The Myrtle Beach area offers attractions and activities other than the beach, and first and foremost of these is golfing! A winter mecca for golfers, Myrtle Beach boasts more than 100 beautiful and challenging courses. Try the tiny par three Midway Golf (we've completed 9 holes in 35 minutes!) or take on luxurious and spectacular courses like Caledonia or Legends. Check out myrtlebeachgolf.com for a comprehensive listing of courses, pricing, and availability.
Want to check out some area history? Drive over to Conway for the Horry County Museum or up Rt 17 to the North Myrtle Beach Museum. If military history is your interest, make time to drive up to Wilmington, NC, to visit the USS North Carolina or take a trip down to Mt. Pleasant to visit Patriots Point where you can walk through a submarine and aircraft carrier -- if you can't make that long a trip, drive down Rt 17 Business to just south of the airport, turn right at the Market Common sign and turn right where you see the static display of military jets, which is Warbird Park.
Or if shopping is your thing, you'll be thrilled to know we have two outlet malls, Tanger Outlets Myrtle Beach 17, which is north of the convention center, and Tanger Outlets 501 which is on the way to Conway. The Coastal Grand Mall has excellent chain shops and a spacious food court. The Market Common has an open shopping concept, centered on Barnes & Noble and Stone Theatres movie theater, and including local stores along with upscale chain stores. Broadway at the Beach has a large open shopping area as well as a festival atmosphere.
And our restaurants! Of course we want you to join us at the Sheraton Convention Center Hotel for dinner Friday and Saturday. But if you're coming to town early or staying late, check out some of our truly great restaurants. The Sea Captain's House has fine ocean-front dining. Jerusalem restaurant has spectacular Moroccan-themed mediterranean food. Cafe Old Vienna serves authentic and delicious German food. The French Twist Tea Room serves more than tea -- they serve exceptional locally-sourced dishes with wonderful daily specials.
Myrtle Beach is a tourist destination, and as such, you'll find every restaurant has something to meet every dietary need. Even the largest, most commercial buffets has delicious, specially prepared gluten-free, vegetarian, lactose-free, and vegan foods.
We encourage you to bring your non daylily friends with you -- they'll enjoy visiting our town and the beach while you're out drooling over daylilies. Plus we've built time into every day, even the tour days, for you to visit the beach or go out shopping or to enjoy an attraction or just sit by the hotel's indoor pool.
Because, most of all, Myrtle Beach is a place to sit back, relax, and enjoy yourself. We're so glad you're coming to visit, and we hope you'll go home with great memories and at least a little bit of sand between your toes.
From the North: Drive down Rt 95 to exit 13A (Rt 74 East), at Rt 410, take the exit and turn right towards Chadbourn, at dead end, turn right onto Rt 701, at Rt 9, turn left towards Myrtle Beach, at 31, turn right onto 31 south, take the cloverleaf to get on Robert M. Grissom Parkway, just past Broadway at the Beach, turn left onto 21st Ave N, turn left onto N Oak St, entrance to the hotel is on the left. When you leave, repeat the same steps in reverse; many people miss the left turn onto Rt 410, so keep an eye out for it.
From the South, picturesque: Drive up Rt 95 to exit 33, Rt 17. Stay on Rt 17 all the way through Charleston, across the Ravenel Bridge, through Mt. Pleasant, through Georgetown (follow signs for the right turn), through Pawleys Island; at the split in Murrells Inlet, stay to the left; at the split at Garden City Beach, you can choose the bypass (left) that has fewer stoplights or 17 business that has a lot of lights but has more beachy things to see; keep going through Garden City Beach, Surfside Beach. For 17 bypass, after you pass the airport and the mall, watch for 21st Ave N, turn right onto 21st Ave N, then turn left onto N Oak St. For 17 business, after you pass the airport and then later up the road pass a four story parking structure on your right, watch for 21st Ave N, turn left onto 21st Ave N, then turn right onto N Oak St.
From the South, more direct: Drive up 95 to exit 135, Rt 378, take Rt 378 east towards the beaches, stay on 378 through Tuberville, past Lake City, to Conway. Turn right onto Rt 501. Here I will offer you two ways to get to the hotel because Rt 501 is very, very busy in summer with long backups. Option 1) Stay on Rt 501, you'll go over the intercoastal waterway and into Myrtle Beach; at Broadway, turn left, then turn left onto N Oak Street, drive up to N 21st Ave where you'll see the hotel on your left. Option 2) From 378, turn right onto 501, after you pass a shallow lake on your right, watch for and turn right onto Rt 544. Go over the intercoastal waterway and at the bottom of the bridge, turn right at the Habitat for Humanity Restore onto Co Op Road; at the light, turn right onto Rt 707, and follow Rt 707 to 17 bypass (big overpass), turn left onto 17 bypass and after you pass the airport and the mall, watch for 21st Ave N, turn right onto 21st Ave N, then turn left onto N Oak St.
Buckle up, drive safely, and remember everything is slower in the south!
While you're out exploring, please note that Ocean Blvd, the main drag right up against the ocean, will be closed between 8th & 10th Avenues for the country music festival. You'll be directed out to 17 business/N Kings Hwy for this portion of the drive and you can return to Ocean Blvd after you pass these streets.
Here's a couple of tips for driving in and around Myrtle Beach. There is no reason to speed or to be in a hurry -- the lights along 17 and 17 bypass are timed such that if you go right around the speed limit, you can catch all the green lights, but if you speed, you'll just catch up to a red light and have to wait. Backseat riders must wear their seat belts and you can and will be pulled over and given a ticket if the folks in your back seat don't have theirs on. A good percentage of the people on the road are just visiting and are looking for a restaurant or store while they're driving, so they'll be distracted and may turn suddenly -- just like you! Keep an eye out for other drivers, let them in if they want to get in front of you, and anticipate that people may stop short in front of you when they've found their address. Relax, take it easy, and go with the flow.
We know visitors sometimes bring their best furry friends with them. As a tourist town, Myrtle Beach is very welcoming to our four legged pals. You can take them into places like Walmart or Lowes because we don't want you to leave them in your hot car. Here are some resources you might need:
Kennels closest to the hotel: Camp Bow Wow Myrtle Beach campbowwow.com/myrtle-beach 305 Bush Dr Myrtle Beach, SC 29579 843-796-9499 Our local ball team, the Pelicans, have a mascot that brings baseballs out to the umpire -- he spends time at Camp Bow Wow.
Tamroc Kennels tamrockennels.com 201 Bush Dr Myrtle Beach, SC 29579 843-236-1313
In addition, this is an excellent pet sitter: Ultimate Pet Services LLC ultimatepetservices.net 855-265-8654 843-642-8818
Plus, should something arise while you're here, right behind the hotel is: Veterinary Clinic of Myrtle Beach 708 21st Ave N Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 843-444-1234
And the closest emergency vet if time is of the essence is: Animal Emergency Hospital of the Strand 601-1 Robert M. Grissom Pkwy Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 843-445-9797
But the better emergency vet is: VCA Palmetto Animal Hospital 4808 US 501 Myrtle Beach, SC 29579 843-903-1900 The background photo is one of my chihuahuas, Marty.