Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (Part 1) | In My Travels

by Jamie Sanford on January 11, 2016

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We took a road trip to visit Florida for the holidays this year. We purchased a Hyundai Tucson last year, and hadn’t tried it out for more than a few hours at a time, so it was time. We also had the chance to take 2 weeks off in a row (!) so we took the time to take 4 stops on the way there.

After our first stop in Arlington, Virginia to visit Arlington National Cemetery, we made our way to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. I planned this road trip by picking out where we wanted to go and then trying to not drive on I-95 the whole time to get there. Since we wanted to go to Charleston for a night, it seemed like an obvious choice to take one long day of driving to drive from Arlington to Myrtle Beach in one long stint.

We stayed right on the ocean at the Embassy Suites (we booked all Hilton hotels for the trip, gathering all of the available HHonors points), and had a beautiful ocean view. We arrived at night, and so got to experience some of the majesty of Route 17 and all of the amazing signage all lit up – we didn’t really explore the area until the next day. We were on our way to Charleston, but we definitely want to go back to Myrtle Beach in the future.

All images taken with the Sony NEX-6.

The view from our room on the 20th floor.

You can’t really not stop and look at the crumbling strip club. Am I in a minority there?


We will be going to the Giant Crab when we go back. I could not get enough of these spriggan/deer hybrids they had in front of the restaurant.

More images coming soon!

Hilton Hotels

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