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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by BMPregler, Jan 24, 2010.
The wife and I will be spending a 4 day weekend there in June. What are the must dos.
Golf, golf and more golf. They have over 100 courses!
Forget the wife. That's all I would be doing.
There is a real nice state park right on the beach. We have camped there a few times.
Golf for you, plenty of shopping opportunities for the wife.
Myrtle Beach is THE tourist trap of SC.
Please do go down to the ocean, though, as the beach(in places) is quite nice. If you get out at daybreak, you may beat the surf pickers to a few nice shells.
Also, there are more than a few adult niteclubs and "toy" stores.
And, in June, when you go out to eat for the nite, you better leave at about 4:00 in the afternoon unless you just really like standing in line. Choices are many if you like fried seafood buffets.
Lets see, what else??? Oh, the traffic is horrendous, so dont get yourself killed. Ususally, its best to always hit a traffic light. What few locals are actually in MB are near as noce as they used to be for letting you into traffic.
There are a few guys on GT from MB thta may add any thing else.
Aside from golf, Villa Tuscanna is our favorite Italian joint. Its a small place just north of barefoot landing. The Alligator farm at Barefoot Landing is really cool too. Go there in the evenings around feeding time.
Take her shopping at the "Shoe Show's"..
Used to be a nice place to go now it's to commercialized for me.
I haven't been there since the late 90's. The last time my family went(2001 or 02) I opted to stay at home for a week and all I did was shoot guns. I got my Marlin Model 60 SS so hot I had to stop shooting and I went through 3000 rounds that week(.22lr and mag, .30-30 and 12 guage).
Broadway at The Beach. Shopping, dining galore, Aquarium. Make reservations to dine before you go.
Eat at Pier 14.
Happy hour at McAdoo's.
The Beaches are wonderful. Enjoy them.
Brookgreen Gardens is beautiful.
Parasailing at Downwind Sails.
Stay away from: Nascar Speedpark, The 10,000 Beachwear stores. U-Turns on Kings Hwy.
Born there & lived there most of my life.
Go down to Murrell's Inlet and eat/drink and walk around on the "boardwalk" on the marsh.
Neat little area and you can even see Goat Island (a little island in the marsh with wild goats). It's kinda weird, but neat at the same time.
My wife and I go to Murrell's every other weekend to get some good food and relax...
Stay out of the city of Myrtle Beach. The sales tax rate inside the city is one of the highest in the nation. They just love you tourists. The city of Myrtle Beach is just a very small part of the Grand Strand. The surrounding areas are the best. As mentioned, Murrells Inlet is great with the Marsh Walk and the restaurants. Be sure to stop by the Dead Dog Saloon. While in the area, take a day trip and drive on south to Charleston, SC. A beautiful city with lots of history. Give me a heads up when you're coming and we can have a cold one.
hang out and relax sit on the beach even though it appears to be in the mid 50's now. If you enjoy golfing do that, or if you have kids and family go minigolfing. There are just as many minigolfing places as real golfing places.
I've stayed at my grandmother's (now Uncle's) beachhouse every summer. www.gardencitybeachhouse.com and we like it, it is a lot quieter than MB and biker week and all the traffic, but still close.
Definitely hit BROADWAY AT THE BEACH, lots of shops, walking, fireworks (Tues.?), feed fish, restaurants. go at like 5pm to 9pm.
Hit the restaurant row at Murrell's inlet. (see restaurant.com for deals)
My uncle did some kind of casino boat/dinner thing and made $$, had a blast.
Play one of the putt putt's with the dinosaurs and monsters.
Ride some go-karts
Get some she-crab soup (Sara J's at Garden City is good).
Go fishing on a pier or with Captain Dick's.
and try to stay away from the cell phone, news channels and internet. Try!!!
Barefoot Landing - Alabama Theater. Take in the play, "One".
My wife dragged me there. . . kicking and screaming, just like a kid.
It was fantastic! (But don't tell her I said so!!)
All kidding aside . . . it was a great play.
Also, at Barefoot Landing - "Dick's Last Resort". Good food. Great entertainment.
Haven't been there since the early 90's.
Ocean Annie's beach bar off of Shore Drive. Go around sundown.
Leave early and enjoy your weekend somewhere else...
No offense to anyone who likes MB, but between the traffic and the idiots, it's not a relaxing place to be IMHO.
There is a gator park at Barefoot landing. If you like big cats, you can do see tiger cubs there too. And if you really like them, do the tour at T.I.G.E.R.S, where you get to see and play with baby tigers and wolves, as well as see the adults in action. Pretty cool place, my avatar picture was taken there.
edit, here is the website