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Revenge of the Myrtle Beach Family Vacation

Today is Tuesday and I have to eat my words in my previous post titled: Myrtle Beach Is Not For Families?

I ended the previous post with a question mark because I wasn’t 100% sure that the area would be bad for families, and to be honestly, these past few days the area has redeemed itself somewhat.

It’s still loud in the following ways:

  1. Biker’s without a muffler!
  2. Those stupid soccer horns that make such a loud sound.
  3. College age kids slamming doors and yelling constantly at night.
  4. Radios in cars cruising the strip that are way to loud
  5. Kids still hitting on each other and acting crazy (kind of look fun really).

But what has change is the day of week!  This change alone has made a dramatic difference in the way that enjoyed for the entire family.  After some basic common sense and talking to others in the area, Friday and Saturday are the days that the local kids (and young men) from the surrounding areas and come to Myrtle Beach to party.  So that means a lot of drinking and yelling, and a lot of trying to meet members of the opposite sex.

I believe that a lot of the rowdiness is from boys/men coming to the hotels hitting on the young girls going on vacation.   I think they realize that there isn’t much that the hotels can do to determine if they are clients or just men from surrounding area.  I can imagine if I were a local, young and not married, I too would be tempted to come down and have some fun.

So far, my family have went put-put golfing, experienced something called “Wonder Works” House (which was very fun), and rode on a huge Ferris Wheel (we went at night, but I think it would have been better in the day).

So after a rough start, the vacations has become much better.  After walking the pier, we notice that there are some definitely some newer resorts/hotels that would have been much nicer.  I think with some more thought and preparation, perhaps it could be a decent family vacation after all (at least if you can come in on Sunday and left mid-day Friday.

We’ll see how the vacation unfolds…


2 Responses to Revenge of the Myrtle Beach Family Vacation

    • This vacation is for the kids, so it will be packed full of kid stuff 🙂

      Luckily, they are really enjoying the beach this year!