My boyfriend and I will be traveling to MB in late July and it will be our first visit. I traveled to MB many years ago with family members but I don't remember much about it. We normally stick to Virginia Beach but we want to try something new plus there is a large price difference between the two. While researching accommodations, I've learned that MB and VB are very different. One of the aspects of VB that I love is that if we stay in an oceanfront hotel we can basically leave the car parked all week and walk to food and entertainment. I would like to have the same type of experience in MB.
I know that MB has a much shorter boardwalk area and it doesn't seem to be as condensed as VB. Is there a specific area or hotel that you all would recommend for 20-something's to stay in order to be in the middle of all the action at a reasonable price? I've went to the Visit Myrtle Beach website and compared the boardwalk hotels against TA reviews and I just feel that I'm overloaded with info but with no sense of direction. The plan is to stay 3 nights (either 7/23-7/26 or 7/24-7/27) and our maximum budget per night is $165.
Thanks in advance for your input!