Good Morning Everyone!!! We returned from our Romantic Getaway to Myrtle Beach yesterday, rested and happy!
This is my first time to Myrtle Beach, and we (me and my fiance - late 40s early 50s couple) went because of the deals on airfare, car rental and hotel that we found online. Once I had done a little research (needing a car and what to see) and all the reservations were made, we decided to do a few things, and we had an awesome time! Thanks for the hospitality!
Brookgreen Gardens ($12 each for a 6 day pass) and the Trekker Tour ($7. each). This was so peaceful and beautiful, and the bird of prey section was a real surprise. Loved learning about South Carolina history and seeing all of the beautiful trees, flowers, and sculpture.
Bubba's Love Shak - The food was really great. Relaxed and affordable. Great Service. Medium cost. We went about 4pm for a late lunch/early dinner.
Rental Car - We got a great deal on Priceline, and ended up with a Hyundai (sp?) Accent. It was brand new, and my fiance who is 6'3" had no trouble. The car got excellent mileage (we only used 4 gallons even though we went everywhere everyday without thinking about it) and had a HUGE trunk and seating area.
Biggest Disappointment - We couldn't find any local home-spun restaurants with great home cooked southern breakfast. Everything was really cookie-cutter, and though we spoke to locals, no one had any suggestions. Maybe they were afraid to tell us?
We stayed at the Westgate Oceanfront. All of the reviews that were bad were from people who had only made one contribution, so I took them with a grain of salt. It wasn't horrible, but I wouldn't stay there again. I posted a separate review
Broadway at the Beach was more fun than I thought it would be. We thought the admission to the aquarium was a little steep, so we skipped it. Hated that the "Information" booth was a time-share place, so they weren't very nice in there if you just wanted information.
We have already decided we would come back and try another hotel. We want to go to Hobcaw Barony next time!
Thanks to the experts for helping make my trip excellent!