Imagine scrunching your toes in the sand or lining up a trick-shot putt through the mouth of a dinosaur. Your sunny beach getaway is closer than you think, and not nearly as expensive. Whether it's your first summer vacation to Myrtle Beach or your 40th, don't make reservations until you consider some of our favorite spots.
Where to Stay: Atlantic Coast Resorts
One of the best affordable properties we found is Atlantic Coast Resorts, which offered with clean, adequate condos and a great pool. In-season rates start at $94.
1702 North Ocean Boulevard; (866) 409-2793 or www.atlanticcoastresorts.com
Where to Eat: Luigi's Trattoria
Our favorite lunch stop remains the authentically Italian eatery with its imported prosciutto di Parma sandwich with fresh mozzarella ($6.95).
503 61st Avenue North; (843) 497-7080
Things to do in Myrtle Beach, SC