Myrtle Beach Family with Kids Friendly Vacation Review
As a kid I remember taking a family vacation to Myrtle Beach and ever since we moved to Georgia I wanted to take my kids. I will say I love the beaches on the East Coast and Gulf better than West Coast beaches. Mainly because you can find shells, find sharks teeth and other hidden gems that wash up on the beach. During our Myrtle Beach Vacation we found sharks teeth, seashells and a starfish (which was still alive so we threw it in the water to hopefully save its life).
First I reached out the Myrtle Beach Tourism board to get an idea of where the best area to stay at during our vacation. I already knew the date so it was easy for them to tell me what cool events were going on around town. One event being Bike Week that the Tourism Board told me. As we were wanting a family vacation I wanted to be kind of away from the craziness that Bike Week is about. Therefore, we selected to stay in a hotel in South Myrtle Beach. As we are Hilton Rewards members, we selected to stay at DoubleTree Resort, yes a resort! It was well priced, near a parade that the Tourism lady told me about for Memorial’s Day and right on the beach. It hit all the check mark
We arrived at the hotel, it was a little older but the grounds were kept up with and were very nice. Even the rooms were recently remodeled. We had a king with a fold out sofa sleeper and the room had lots of room for the kids to run around and play. I would say the room size was on the larger side of hotel rooms. We had a balcony where we could see the pool and ocean.
When I travel I love bringing my own shampoo and conditioner as you never know what the hotels may have for guest. I am personally not a fan of the trend of the machine in the shower filled with Shampoo, Conditioner and Body Wash. For this trip, I brought along Phillip Adam’s, which you can purchase at Whole Foods Market. The Phillip Adam Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo and Conditioner made my hair not feel damaged as if I was at the pool or beach all day.
The Myrtle Beach Tourism Board told me about a parade happening over the weekend we were there so we went and check it out. My girls loved it and Avery caught lots of candy. They were also handing out free hot dogs, fish, bottle water and chips after the parade. Again, I never would have known about this parade and free stuff if it wasn’t for the Tourism Board. So again, whenever you travel somewhere reach out because you never know what fun information they may pass onto you.
For majority of the trip we stayed at the Double Tree Resort enjoying the beach and pool. We ate breakfast every day at the resort with the buffet offered in the restaurant. The hotel also offered several free things to do on property like free putt-putt, corn-hole, ping pong and more! As Hilton Reward Members we were given a voucher daily for a 50% off cocktail.
We did have one rainy day while there so we made our way to the Ripley’s Aquarium. We were really excited to bring Avery to the aquarium since we read they had a mermaid show and a meet and greet with mermaids daily. Avery did in fact love the mermaid show and meeting the mermaid after the show. The Aquarium is just the right size for young kids to explore. By no means is it a huge Aquarium that will take you all day but it could take a couple of hours to fully enjoy all the exhibits.
The shopping center the Aquarium is located in could take you all day to explore. We walked around shortly after the Aquarium and ended up eating dinner at the shopping center.
Myrtle Beach is a fun beach town that our family enjoyed that offers lots of restaurants, entertainment and fun at the beach. Hope your family enjoys Myrtle Beach as much as our family did!