This long weekend gives you a taste of life in Myrtle Beach and the rest of the Grand Strand . The area is small enough to stay in one place for both nights, but so popular that travel along the 60-mile long Strand can be slow. Be sure to leave enough time to get from place to place.
Begin the day at historic Hampton Plantation before taking a guided kayak tour around Winyah Bay or Hobcaw Barony. Have an early dinner on the waterfront in nearby Georgetown , then drive up to Myrtle Beach for the night. Stay at Serendipity Inn or Driftwood on the Oceanfront , or make camp at Huntington Beach State Park .
In the morning explore Brookgreen Gardens , one of the most unique sights in the Grand Strand. Spend the afternoon in Myrtle Beach: Shop and take in an IMAX movie at Broadway at the Beach . After dinner go for a fun, cheesy round of miniature golf under the stars. Or perhaps take in a show at the Carolina Opry , or learn to dance the shag at old Ocean Drive Beach .
Spend the morning on the beach. After lunch visit one of the Ripley’s attractions (Ripley’s Aquarium or Ripley’s Believe it or Not! ) or take in a concert at the House of Blues in Barefoot Landing.