Since we live in the Minneapolis area it might not seem that Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is a go-to destination for family fun. But Spirit airlines has a new direct flight to this coastal town and within a couple of hours, snowbound Minnesota residents can be at the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. This April my crew and I explored this vacation town.

This was our first time in South Carolina so I had no previous level of understanding of the area or Myrtle Beach specifically. On our flight, there were groups of friends on their way for some extended weekend fun. It occurred to me that Myrtle Beach is already known as a fun place to visit for the adult crowd, but after our visit, it was also quite clear that it’s a great place to visit with kids.