Myrtle Beach Guide

We are excited to share our first ever BKLS City Guide, and our first city is Myrtle Beach, South Carolina [SC]. I took a short trip to Myrtle Beach, SC, in July. For four glorious days and three relaxing nights, I enjoyed great food, sunsets, sunrises, fresh air, sun, and sand. And I thought I would share my top threes of where to stay, breakfast [4], brunch, dinner, and explore. So enjoy our Myrtle Beach Guide.

Spread over 60 miles of the mid-Atlantic coastline, it is not a surprise that Myrtle beach receives over 19 million visitors a year. Nestled in South Carolina, the exotic beach area lies between Little River and Pawleys Island.

Whether a solo getaway, family holiday, or a vacation full of fun, this tourist destination in Grand Strand has much more to offer than sightseeing at the extended sandy beaches.

In this comprehensive BKLS city guide, you can find all the information on the Myrtle Beach itinerary for four day and three-night stay.

Top 3 Luxury Hotels and Resorts for Stay in Myrtle Beach, SC

  • Hilton Grand Vacations Club Ocean

Hilton Grand Vacations Club Ocean

Located in proximity to Broadway at the Beach, this oceanfront resort has indoor and outdoor pools, all-suite luxury rooms, and an array of desirable amenities. In addition, the team has won the AAA Inspectors Best Housekeeping Award for cleaning and hygiene standards.

2200 North Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Anderson Ocean Club + Spa

This oceanfront resort has everything to keep the guests comfortable on vacation. With all-inclusive amenities, the resort offers valet parking, a relaxing ambiance at the sun terrace, a poolside Bar, and much more. Rejuvenate the mind and body at the Awakening spa, where specialists offer a range of massages and treatments.

2600 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

  • Marriott's OceanWatch Villas at Grande Dunes

Marriott’s OceanWatch Villas at Grande Dunes

Marriott’s OceanWatch Villas has 151 vacation rental rooms with a kitchenette and a pool of Amenities, including Wi-Fi access on the entire premises. The restaurants and bars inside the hotel serve a wide range of international cuisine and assorted cocktails. In addition, guests can get an appointment for wellness treatments at the Hibiscus spa, daily workouts at the health club, and enjoy the scenic views of the ocean and beachfront from the balcony.

8500 Costa Verde Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

Four Best Restaurants for Breakfast

French Toast with strawberries and powdered sugar
COURTESY OF PLANTATION HOUSE OF PANCAKES

Plantation House of Pancakes

Launched in 1985, this restaurant proudly presents an expansive selection of delectable dishes prepared with the freshest ingredients for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The menu has breakfast staples, sandwiches, specialties, and seventy one signature omelets, salads, and more.

1501 S Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
(843) 448-6522

Le Bon Cafe & Bakery

Le Bon Café is the food quarter for those who love authentic French and European cuisine, serving breakfast, lunch, and brunch. The menu includes vegan and gluten-free items. Step in to enjoy croissants, pastries, muffins, cappuccino, salads, and more.

9616 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
843-213-1193

Waffle filled with fresh blueberries and strawberries
COURTESY OF JOHNNY D’S WAFFLES

Johnny D’s Waffles

Feeling famished at 6:30 AM?
Johnny D’s Waffles is ready with the early bird menu from 6:30 to 8:30 AM, serving English and Bagel breakfast, French toast, and more. This restaurant with superb table service some of the best food offering for early morning diners.

However, if you want to explore a long list of breakfast options, get there after 8.30 AM for a delectable breakfast experience. Egg platters, omelets, homemade Belgian waffles, bacon waffles, sandwiches, fresh fruits, and lots more are on their menu. Unfortunately, you will have to wait for the French fries, burgers, and tacos untill the afternoon.

3301 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
843-448-6789

Cafe Amalfi

Your search for delicious American cuisine and seafood ends at Café Amalfi. Apart from serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the full bar offers a nice section beers and cocktails. The restaurant also has a private room for romantic dates and small events for up to twenty guests. This restaurant is perfect for guests who want healthy food choices fruits, granolas, oats, multigrain muffins, and yogurt.

10000 Beach Club Dr, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
843-449-5000

Top Three Restaurants for Brunch

French Toast topped with powdered sugar and fresh strawberries
COURTESY OF FAMOUS TOASTERY

Famous Toastery Carolina Forest

Offering the broadest range of brunch menus, Famous Toastery is one of the best eateries for all age groups. Besides a mouthwatering menu for kids, the restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and brunch. There is everything to satiate your tastebuds. Sandwiches, rolls & wraps, non-alcoholic beverages, and more. When you enter this fabulous space, feel free to order anything on their beautifully curated menu. The best part, guests can order a custom-made omelet with chosen ingredients such as a variety of cheeses, vegetables, or meat.

2005 Oakheart Road, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
(843) 796-4433

Mac-N-Cheese Waffles with Asheville Hot Fried Chicken
COURTESY OF TUPELO HONEY SOUTHERN KITCHEN + BAR

Tupelo Honey Southern Kitchen + Bar

The crowd keeps the staff at Tupelo Honey busy on Mondays when the restaurant opens for buffet from 10 AM to 4 PM. Early reservations can save you from unnecessary wait. In addition, guests can enjoy Happy Hour specials besides regular lunch, dinner, and weekly brunches.

There is a special menu for the brunch dishes: megamosa, buttermilk waffles, cast iron scrambles, big bowl salads, bone-in-fried chicken, and more. The award-winning chef Eric Gabrynowicz has also added a separate kid’s menu at the Myrtle Beach location.

3042 Howard Ave, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
843-315-3780

Chestnut Hill Restaurant
COURTESY OF CHESTNUT HILL RESTAURANT

Chestnut Hill Restaurant

This restaurant is the hub of Italian cuisine and authentic seafood. Guests can enjoy a unique buffet menu for every occasion, including Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, etc. Besides, there is a regular Sunday brunch for diners throughout the day. So have a nosh of cheesy grits, bacon sausages, quiche, waffles, fresh fruit and veggie salads, baked foods, and more.

9922 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
843-449-3984

3 Best Restaurants for Dinner

Mediterranean Bistro
COURTESY OF MEDITERRANEAN BISTRO

Mediterranean Bistro

From takeaway to table service, Mediterranean Bistro is always ready to serve local, Greek, Middle Eastern, and Mediterranean food alongside vegetarian dishes. Gourmet food, hospitality, and a relaxing ambiance make it a perfect venue for lunch and dinner during your trip.

6104 Frontage Rd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
(843) 945-1145

Delicious spaghetti with tomato sauce
COURTESY OF VILLA ROMANA ITALIAN RESTAURANT

Villa Romana Italian Restaurant

Drop by Villa Romana for a full-course Italian dinner. The non-smoking restaurant also serves a kids’ menu besides appetizers, veal, seafood, and baked foods. There is a nice range of non-alcoholic beverages and domestic and international beers. The chefs also prepares gluten-free meals upon request.

707 S Kings, State Rte, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
(843)448-4990

Tuna poke with ahi tuna
COURTESY OF HOOK AND BARREL

Hook & Barrel

Besides authentic American culinary delights and local seafood, you can customize your dinner choices. Alfresco dining experience is available during the Summer months. The restaurant also serves vegan and gluten-free foods. Pair your dinner with your choice of beer or wine from their full bar.

8014 N Kings Hwy B, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
843-839-5888

Indulge in Fun Activities and Explore Incredible Tour:

Broadway at the Beach

The journey to fascinating life in Grand Strand begins at Broadway at the Beach, the 350-acre hotspot for entertainment, shopping, and amusement. From sassy nightlife to adventure, you will never fall short of activities here during the trip.

Take a sneak peek of things you should not miss at Broadway at the Beach:

WonderWorks

If you are on a family holiday with kids, it is rewarding to plan your visit to WonderWorks. Housed in a quirky-designed building, this remarkable science museum is loads of fun and interactive learning. Immerse in themed hands-on exhibits at various WonderZones, play-based learning, and many other exciting activities.

Do not miss the rides at Extreme 360 bike, glow-in-the-dark rope course, and 1000ft zipline. It is a breathtaking experience to watch a 3D cinema with environmental effects and motion in the 6D theater.

Ripley’s Aquarium

Soak in the world of marine life at Ripley’s Aquarium by walking through the acrylic tunnel. Then, explore the thrill of watching thousands of aquatic species at the Dangerous Reef aquarium. This place is a destination for underwater adventure, allowing visitors to go diving with sharks.

Those on a learning excursion can visit the Discovery Center to get a practical demonstration of sea life, watch educational shows, and much more.

Broadway Grand Prix

This is a must-visit place for family holiday to enjoy time with their kids. Besides seven go-carts and children’s rides, there are two mini-golf courses to try your hands on some strokes.

Hollywood Wax Museum

Located on Broadway at the Beach complex, this wax museum is full of lively celebrity figurines. Get there to take photos with the wax statues of legendary artists, pop icons, and much more. The museum also boasts life and career information of famous personalities.

Visitors can have fun at Maze of Mirrors by rescuing Princess Hannah of Savanna while passing through 288 turns across mirror walls.

Pavilion Park

There is a lot of amusement for everyone at Pavilion Park to indulge. Kids will be kept busy with rides at the Myrtle Turtle, Rio Grande Train, and Mini Jets. Adults can enjoy action packed fun at the Cliff Hanger, Pipeline Slide, Hurricane Roller Coaster, and much more.

SkyWheel Gondola Ride

The ten-minute ride on the sixth-tallest observatory wheel in the nation offers a picturesque panoramic view of the Myrtle Beach skyline. Each gondola carries up to six passengers for a ride that lasts up to three revolutions.

SkyWheel also features special VIP gondolas designed in leather seats and glass floors for private and romantic rides. It is safe for children who are accompanied by an adult.

Brookgreen Gardens

Discover the joy of serenity at the biggest sculpture garden in America, where the love of nature meets sightseeing. First, explore the rich wildlife preserves in the laps of nature as you can stroll through 9,127 acres of lush artwork botanic garden, then take a pontoon boat ride through the oak bushes, paddy fields, and much more.

Visitors also have the option to take a guided tour of the ancient rice mill, the cemetery of the Alston family, a Civil War Fort, etc.

Pirates Voyage

After a tiring day, it is worth it to treat yourself to an entertainment-packed night and palatable dinner at Pirates Voyage. Dolly Parton’s brainchild concept creates the Pirates of the Caribbean extravaganza on the stage. Watch water-themed shows, live animals, acrobats, and comedy acts, while you enjoy a yummy four-course meal.

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