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Vacation Myrtle Beach is the perfect destination for a multi-generational vacation which can include parents, siblings, kids, grandkids, and extended family members. In 2018, multi-generational trips became the top travel trend according to the luxury travel network, Virtuoso. Making bonds and creating memories are high priorities.
Here are some things we did on our fabulous multi-generational vacation in Myrtle Beach!
1. Stay in the Captain’s Quarters
We stayed in budget-friendly condos in Captain’s Quarters Resort. Our rooms had direct ocean views. And there were lots of amenities to please everyone!
Shipwreck Lagoon was the children’s water park area, complete with a wrecked pirate ship with water cannons and a pirate, mushroom waterfall, leaky barrels, and water dumping buckets.
Vacation Myrtle Beach, who owns Captain’s Quarters and several other resorts in Myrtle Beach, is hosting The Great Myrtle Beach Condo Giveaway. A fully-furnished oceanfront condo valued at $100,000 will be given away (or $50,000 cash, if you prefer). If interested (who wouldn’t be?), enter here.
2. Frolic in the Beach
With over 60 miles of white sand beaches and azure blue water, the oceanfront is the main attraction for tourists. Captain’s Quarters has direct ocean access, just steps from our room – which we were thankful for…I’d forgotten how much paraphernalia you need for children!
Sandcastles and the inevitable ingestion of beach sand were also part of our beach time.
3. Stroll on the Boardwalk
Spanning a length of more than a mile from pier-to-pier, the colorful boardwalk is the most popular place in Myrtle Beach. All along the way are souvenir shops, arcades, and ocean-view eateries, and the SkyWheel – one of the country’s tallest Ferris wheels (200 feet high).
4. Fun at Barefoot Landing
Just a short drive to North Myrtle Beach, Barefoot Landing was built on filled land over the top of Louis Lake, next to the Intracoastal Waterway. It features Dockside Village, a walkable restaurant district with great water views, live music, shops, and an old-fashioned carousel. Dining ranges from upscale offerings with scenic waterway views to local restaurants specializing in pizza, barbeque, and burgers.
We ate at the fabulous, family-friendly Lulu’s; after dinner, the entire gang went to Lulu’s arcade. Hosted in its own massive building across from Lulu’s beach/playground, the uber-clean arcade was a cacophony of bells, whistles, and blinking neon.
5. Entertainment at Broadway at the Beach
A popular entertainment venue for adults is Legends in Concert located a popular tourist area jam-packed with dozens of restaurants, shops, and amusements called Broadway at the Beach. Performers imitating the likes of Roy Orbison, Whitney Houston, the Blue Brothers, Garth Brooks, and of course, Elvis, put on a funny and entertaining show.
6. Consider These Other Attractions
We were limited to what activities we could do with toddlers, but there are almost limitless activities for kids at Myrtle Beach, including:
- Ripley’s Believe It or Not
- Family Kingdom Amusement Park
- Water Parks
- Thrill Rides
- Mini Golf
There are also additional Boomer-friendly activities in and around Myrtle Beach. Take a peek at romantic things to do in Myrtle Beach.
It’s not an easy thing, trying to accommodate a plethora of schedules and vacation time, but the resulting smiles and laughter of a multi-generational vacation are priceless.
Disclosure: The author was honored to be the guest of Vacation Myrtle Beach and Lulu’s during her stay, but as always, the opinions, reviews, and experiences are her own.
About the Author
Patti Morrow is a freelance travel writer and founder of the award-winning blog Luggage and Lipstick. TripAdvisor called her one of “20 Baby Boomer Travel Bloggers Having More Fun Than Millennials.” Patti is the author of the book “Girls Go Solo: Tips for Women Traveling Alone,” and has over 150 bylines in 40 print and online publications, including The Huffington Post, International Living Magazine, Washington Post Sunday Travel, Travel Girl, Travel Play Live Magazine, and Ladies Home Journal.
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