Make it a memorable local road trip day as you spread your wings along our glorious coast. Book a great resort oceanfront room, centrally located on our 60 miles of coast, enjoy the beach, but be certain to make time to see the sights in all directions!

The Myrtle Beach area is a wonderful place to shop with Tanger Outlet Center having 75-100 specialty shops for clothes, shoes and unique items. Mix in a stopover at Broadway at the Beach at Ripley's Aquarium and be amazed by all the giant fish under glass. See sharks, stingrays, and grouper up close.

At Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach is Alligator Adventure where you can see gators as well as wolves, exotic snakes, kangaroos, and crocodiles. At the exciting TIGERS Preservation your family will enjoy the awesome sights of chimps, orangutans, tigers, and even elephants. They also have a second location so make reservations for the TIGERS Myrtle Beach Safari experience on fifty acres with over sixty big cats as well as a Liger (both lion and tiger) that weighs over 700 pounds!

There is another zoo at the Waccatee Zoo near Myrtle Beach, and still another one at Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet. Our State Parks, both Myrtle Beach and Huntington State Park, have ranger tours of the local wildlife in their natural South Carolina settings.

Your family can also take a natural boat tour on a power catamaran with Rover Tours on the Waccamaw River and Intracoastal Waterway to see the wildlife of the Low Country inlets.

Myrtle Beach is a first-choice location for eco-tourism with dolphin tours available from many area companies like the Crazy Sister Marina and Blue Wave Adventures. Go on a Jet Ski or kayak eco-tour to see dolphins and turtles up close!

Like gambling? Spend the day on an exciting casino boat in Little River with either Big M Casino. Go for a great Calabash-style seafood dinner that evening in Calabash, North Carolina, just a few minutes north of Little River. Just another 35 minutes north of Calabash is the Wilmington Harbor where you can visit the USS North Carolina World War II battleship and hero of the Pacific campaign. Get in on a nightly ghost tour!

While in Myrtle Beach area, be sure to visit historic Conway, South Carolina, just 25 minutes west. Conway is one of the oldest cities in South Carolina, established in 1734. There are many buildings here on the National Historic Register. Take a walk downtown and along the Riverwalk for a feel of local southern history.

Just 45 minutes south of Myrtle Beach central is the historic town of Georgetown, established in 1730 and the second biggest active seaport in the state. Georgetown has the historic Front Street District with fascinating history tours, interesting shops and restaurants with delicious Low Country foods.  

With so much to offer locally, be sure to book your perfect place to stay for your most unforgettable Myrtle Beach vacation!