Hi. I've always wanted to check out the Carolina's but not sure which one exactly. I'll be traveling for a week with my husband and 8 yr old son on the last week of August. We like to spend some time at the beach (maybe couple of days), do fun time (maybe miniature golf, we're not into rides or amusement parks) I know no boardwalks here, correct? My son likes animals, so zoos are always on the itenirary whenever we go on vacation, (maybe aquariums too, if nearby). Then just explore and see new places or enjoy the nature and relax. So I'm not sure which area would be best for us, the north or south? I heard myrtle beach is crowded. Please advise, and also best place to stay- not planning on a big budget either, as this will be our second vacation for the year :).
Thank you and I appreciate your time.