The votes are in! Everyone agrees that Myrtle Beach is the ideal beach destination for family fun in America. In fact, Myrtle Beach's awards and accolades never stop... we've been awarded everything from "#7 Best Affordable U.S. Vacation" from the U.S. News and World Reports to "#1 Best Beach in the United States" by TripAdvisor.com to one of the "Top 5 Summer Travel Destinations of 2011" by Travel Ticker. We're the place to be!
Here at BEST WESTERN PLUS Grand Strand Inn & Suites, we're committed to making sure you have the best vacation possible, which means taking advantage of all the great things to do on the Grand Strand! Our ideal location right by the Atlantic Ocean means that you can spend all day on our highly rated beaches, or go out on the town for even more fun.
Our hotel is just minutes away from Market Common, an urban village community featuring thirteen restaurants, over forty shops, and downtown atmosphere that you just have to love. Some of our favorites in the area include Travinia's Italian Kitchen, P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Anthropologie, and Dolce Lusso Salon and Spa. Not to mention that Market Common always has fun things going on... there, you can find everything from live music to a morning farmer's market, half a dozen ball fields to seasonal festivals and events (think movie nights or wine tastings).
Broadway at the Beach, the Grand Strand most popular attraction, is also just a short drive away. This shopping complex includes a nightclub district, plenty of restaurants, over 100 shops, and several entertainment theatres, all of which surround the large Lake Broadway. Visit Ripley's Aquarium, take a ride at the Pavilion Nostalgia Park, or just hang out and feed the catfish in the lake. There's no doubt that there's something for everyone at Broadway at the Beach.
Just a few minutes west of us is Coastal Grand Mall, the second-largest mall in South Carolina. Visit Coastal Grand and visit hundreds of shops and restaurants, including nationally- known chains (like Old Navy, Brookstone, Five Guys Burgers and Fries, and Red Robin) and a large variety of specialty shops.
The brand-new Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Promenade is a 1.2 mile long scenic walkway along the Atlantic Ocean, and is only a 2 miles away from our property. The Boardwalk is home to shops, entertainment, and the famous Myrtle Beach SkyWheel. In our opinion, it's is a lovely place to take a stroll and enjoy the sea breeze.
Want more adventure? Just a few miles south of our resort, your family will find Wild, Water, and Wheels. This Myrtle Beach theme park offers slides, thrill rides, and a racetrack that will keep the kids entertained all day long. The Family Kingdom Amusement Park, home to the South's most famous wooden roller coaster, The Swamp Fox, and only oceanfront waterpark, is a short drive north. Ocean Watersports, where your party can try parasailing, take a banana boat ride, or rent jet skis, is also nearby.
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