Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Myrtle BeachBluegreen Resorts offers three downtown Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, vacation accommodations: Carolina Grande, Harbour Lights, and SeaGlass Tower. Travelers who prefer North Myrtle Beach will enjoy Shore Crest Vacation Villas I & II. Myrtle Beach offers Bluegreen Resorts members a wide range of opportunities for swimming, parasailing, and other water sports, as well as some of the best golf courses in the country. The mile-long strip of shopping, dining, and entertainment that stretches along the city’s Boardwalk includes the 200-foot-high SkyWheel Ferris wheel with its glassed-in, air-conditioned gondolas.

Families who choose Myrtle Beach as their vacation destination can relax and enjoy a wide-ranging panorama of the South Carolina coast in the comfort of their SkyWheel gondola. In addition, each evening at dusk, more than 1 million LED lights turn the SkyWheel into a symbol of the area that can be seen from miles away. Each gondola can hold up to six people for an 8-to-10-minute private flight, and seniors and military personnel receive discounted tickets.

Featuring music, theater, dining, shopping, and distinctive themed activities, Broadway at the Beach offers Bluegreen Resorts travelers the largest entertainment experience of its kind in South Carolina. Bluegreen Resorts members can visit Carousel Park for a Broadway train trip, a balloon wheel ride, and more, or try to find their way out of Backstage Mirror Maze with its 2,000 square feet of reflecting images, twists, and corners. Guests can wear the kaleidoscope glasses to get even more lost within their rainbow of lights. Bluegreen Resorts visitors can spend the day at Dragon’s Lair Fantasy Golf for some outdoor family fun in this medieval-themed attraction complete with a 30-foot-long fire-breathing dragon. Guests can also take a helicopter ride over the shoreline, or enjoy live musical acts and comedy clubs.

Family Kingdom seaside amusement park contains more than 30 rides, including the new steel roller coaster, the Twist ‘n Shout, and the wooden coaster called the Swamp Fox. Bluegreen Resorts families can thrill to the Slingshot Drop Zone as they freefall more than 100 feet, or they can enjoy the nearby Splashes, Family Kingdom’s oceanfront water park.

Myrtle Beach State Park, situated in the midst of a maritime forest, provides Bluegreen Resorts visitors numerous opportunities to learn from the natural world. Guests can shake the sands of the nearby beach off their shoes and enter a green world where they can camp, hike, fish along the pier, or enjoy a walk along a nature trail.

A 2012 survey by TripAdvisor.com ranked Myrtle Beach’s peaceful waters and 60-mile expanse of white sand among the 11 best beaches worldwide, higher than Daytona Beach, Honolulu, and Rio de Janeiro. The waters in the area are made for kayaking, windsurfing, scuba diving, boating, and fishing. Bluegreen Resorts visitors can enjoy even more opportunities for water sports along the Intercoastal Waterway’s marshes, creeks, and rivers. The Myrtle Beach area also promotes an annual Grand Strand Fishing Rodeo for competitors of all ages, with more than $20,000 in prizes.

Other attractions in town include the Myrtle Beach Speedway, offering NASCAR and other races, the Carolina Opry with its variety of musical eras represented, and Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament show.