3 Day Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Travel Guide
Two weekends ago I had the pleasure of spending 3 days in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on a press trip with Westgate Resorts. The Westgate property is right on the beach with multiple swimming pools, a lazy river, Drafts Bar and Grill, and a (soon-to-be completed) hot tub! We packed a lot into our short trip so I present to you my 3-Day Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Travel Guide! Keep scrolling to see my restaurant, accommodations, nightlight, shopping, and attractions recommendations.
I’ve always known that Westgate offers some of the best Orlando hotel deals for families, but I was surprised by the great things to see and do at Westgate Myrtle Beach property. It is part of the Myrtle Beach oceanfront resorts along the Atlantic Ocean. A highlight of the trip was waking up every morning to view of the ocean directly outside my room. I also loved meeting all the fabulous members of our group, making new friends, a cruise down the Grand Strand, and watching the sunset every evening during dinner.
Sunset views just outside Rip Tydz restaurant.
Casual days on the beach just outside the Westgate Resort property.
I picked up a gift for my mom at the Christmas Store at Barefoot Landing.
Fresh oysters and sushi at the Wicked Tuna
Breafast prepared by Chef Ivan Ruis.
The Westgate Resorts Myrtle Beach property is located right on the beach. It is one of the best Myrtle Beach hotels for kids with 3 pools including a kiddy pool, a lazy river, and fire pits. It is one of The suites in the north tower are the way to go if you prefer to have the comforts of a kitchenette and plenty of room for the family while traveling. I stayed in a suite on the 14th and waking up to a view of the ocean and the city every morning was definitely a highlight of the trip. You can even leave the windows open and fall asleep to the waves crashing.
Shopping & Attractions:
First and foremost, the beautiful beaches and sunsets.
The annual chili cook-off was taking place this past weekend.
The Barefoot Queen Riverboat Cruise up the Grand Stand was an absolute must! You get to experience an authentic riverboat, learn about the history of Myrtle Beach, enjoy live music, and lunch, and spot some celebrity homes!
After our riverboat cruise on the Barefoot Queen, we stopped at the Barefoot Landing. An outdoor shopping center with coffee shops, playgrounds, merry-go-rounds, restaurants, and lots of gift shops.
Drafts Bar + Restaurant: Located in the north tower of the Westgate Resort. Drafts has all kinds of delicious appetizers and entrees including some fun rainbow-colored cocktails.
The Wicked Tuna– excellent dessert and sushi selection
Rip Tydz for all kinds of fun cocktails and fried fares.
I may not be the best person to ask since I like to be home before 10 pm. However, from what I heard and saw on the ride home Saturday night, Myrtle Beach does have a thriving nightlife.
The Chemist – We had planned to go here for craft cocktails because it was highly recommended. However, it was closed so we instead went to Strong Waters Craft Cocktails and Kitchen. Definitely get the parmesan fries and an infused cocktail.
Unless you plan to Uber everywhere, I recommend getting a rental car while you are there. It will make commuting around Myrtle Beach and to nearby cities like Charlotte much easier. North Carolina is only 23 miles or so from Myrtle beach so if you have an inkling of seeing two states in one trip just head north!
What to Pack:
All in all the weather was perfect 60-80 degrees, with clear skies. The style in Myrtle Beach is coastal casual so pack shorts, jeans, a jean jacket, athleisure apparel, sandals or sneakers for walking around, a hat, sunglasses, and a backpack or small handbag. Other items you may want to include:
- Beach gear
- a good book
- Back-up battery charger for cell phones
And my final packing advice is to always pack a nice dress while traveling.