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Myrtle Beach Is Not For Families?

Friends invited us to go on vacation with them to Myrtle Beach, this is was big mistake so far!

We arrived Saturday night and instantly I regret it.  Perhaps it’s was when we were driving, looking for our hotel and the teenage kids in the car behind us yelled idiot as we turned into the parking lot, or perhaps it’s when the teenagers (different group) at the pool was trying to hook up with the girls in hot tub.  Or perhaps it’s the pointy screws in the chairs that poke us in the legs that we sit (or sat in once) on them.

Needless to say, we aren’t planning on packing any of our cloths back in our suitcases because we’re terrified of bedbugs or other horrible things.

I don’t see it really getting better, I would love to leave for home tonight. I have to admit, I’m afraid to leave the room because I’m afraid that someone will break in and take our laptops.

Perhaps I’m spoiled because of our years of going to Hilton Head Island, and the great times that I had there in the past.  The time spend with family and friends was always great at Hilton Head Island, all the teenagers are usually with parents and everybody is just having a relaxed, family-enjoying time.

What’s that loud sound I hear outside?  Oh, it’s a group of motorcyclist revving their engines just to be loud.  Great!  While I like motorcycles, I don’t like them because they are loud…

If I were single and in my 20s, I might enjoy this place a little more, but since I’m married with kids, this place isn’t fun at all.  Looks like we’ll be seeing a lot of attractions instead of enjoying the hotel and beach…

So if you are a single your person, Myrtle may be enjoyable for you, but if you are a classic atomic family like mine, this might not be the best place for you family…

Now that we’re here and the hotel is paid for, we’ll make the best of it.  Hopefully, I’m wrong and we’ll have a great time.





16 Responses to Myrtle Beach Is Not For Families?

  1. I hope you enjoy your vacation. Panama City Beach can be like that at times throughout tourist season (mainly spring break) but better during other parts. Destin is pretty nice and a little higher end (less teenagers) and is also on the beautiful Emerald Coast in Florida.

    • Last year we went to Captiva Island, and it was totally different! So calm and peaceful. I think it’s just the shock of being on a party beach that’s getting me… I’m not use to it.

  2. I don’t know Myrtle Beach, but is there anyone you can ask whether there any nearby beaches that are more family-oriented? Maybe you could at least have a couple of quiet days.

  3. I have never vacationed at Myrtle Beach, but drove through it once and decided then that I would never vacation there. I hear what you are saying. It seemed like a low end tourist trap.

    • Yeah, it wouldn’t have been a choice of mine these days, but it’s where our friends wanted to go, so we all went…

  4. Well, I hope you can get off the beaten path and find someplace nice to go while you are in the area. Hang in there. Afterall, being in a flea bitten hotel on vacation with your family is usually still better than working.

  5. I beg to differ because Myrtle Beach is a great family vacation destination and there are several activities that are ideal for a family. There’s the beach, you can go fishing, amusement parks are there and if your family is the adventurous kind white water rafting would be a great option. I think if only you make proper preparations and choose the right things to do you cannot fail to have a great time with your family.

    • That’s true, if you get past the teenage/young adult meat market aspect of the area, it’s not too bad really. Still, I prefer Hilton Head Island or maybe the Outer Banks area…