South Carolina Vacation: Myrtle Beach
Having recovered apparently from the previous days illness, we decided to drive to Myrtle Beach in the late morning on Tuesday, February 15th. It was about a 15-minute drive. We parked along 7th Avenue and walked the boardwalk from 7th Avenue to 14th Avenue and back. It was a chilly and windy walk to 14th Avenue.
The SkyWheel is not a carnival ride, but a modern, safe observation wheel towering 187 feet or about 20 stories in the air. The SkyWheel has fully enclosed gondolas with glass windows and doors for optimal views and photography. The gondolas are heated and cooled allowing for year-round operation in any type of weather. A flight includes 3 revolutions and lasts about 10 – 15 minutes. We didn’t ride the SkyWheel. I don’t care for heights!
Pier 14 provides opportunities for shopping, dining and fishing. The Pier was closed for the season.
With the wind behind us, it felt warmer as we walked back to 7th Avenue.
On our way back to Surfside Beach we stopped at The Market Common. The Market Common is Myrtle Beach’s premiere dining, shopping and entertainment destination. We didn’t go shopping; we didn’t attend any entertainment event. We did, however, dine. We chose the Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant for lunch. Bob ordered the Ahi Tuna Salad (togarashi & sesame seed crusted seared Ahi tuna, romaine, cabbage, pickled cucumbers, wasabi vinaigrette, wonton strips, sriracha drizzle). I ordered the CBLT Sandwich (grilled chicken, bacon, Swiss, crispy onions, tomato, lettuce, fresh avocado mayo, brioche bun). Both entrees were good; the service was excellent.
After lunch we returned to our Airbnb ”Seaside Cottage”. We would be leaving for home the next day, so we packed. We relaxed too, especially enjoying the warmth of the backyard porch.
Bob and I relaxing on our back porch.
Oh, and I can’t forget the moon. We saw the moon each and every day, while in South Carolina. The moon became more and more beautiful, as the week progressed.
Isn’t the moon gorgeous?
5 Responses to “South Carolina Vacation: Myrtle Beach”
Yes, the moon is gorgeous! The boardwalk at Myrtle Beach doesn’t look crowded at all. That would be the time when I would want to walk it. Everything on your trip (except being sick!) looks really nice.
Looks like you had a wonderful and relaxing vacation! Just what a vacation is meant to be. The scenery is lovely! And I can tell you were truly enjoying the sunshine!! Thanks for sharing it with us. I’ve never been to Myrtle Beach!
Love the beach and boardwalk scenes. The sculptures are beautiful. Great shots of you and Bob. Beautiful capture of the moon! Take care, enjoy your day!
Looks like a great trip! Thanks for taking us along. I have never been to Myrtle Beach, putting it on my bucket list thanks to you 🙂
There is SO MUCH more to see in Myrtle City than we saw. I hope we do more there next visit!