We hit Myrtle which is beautiful and peaceful. Although I will say the beach is residential based and all the touristy things are in "Boardwalk on the Beach". Margaritaville is very crowded. But all in all a decent day.
We did check into a decent hotel that had high speed internet and meals, and a bar (whoo hoo). Costly but worth it! We walked outside and bam! There's the beach!
Lessons learned -
(1)definitely stay in Surfside for beach activities and venture off Myrtle for dinner and shopping.
(2) Boardwalk on the Beach is touristy to say the very least - go early and if you want to see Margaritaville (a nice place to chill and people watch on the deck, GO EARLY. Tony Roma's which was our second place was a 20 minute wait.
Our last day in Myrtle Beach/Surfside Beach! Albert went to the beach for more browning. I grabbed the car and headed for the Spa. The Tranquil Escape Salon and Day Spa was the best. A nice massage that literally put me to sleep on the table, a relaxing spa pedicure (if you never had one you missing the bliss people), and a spa manicure (ditto).
I was relaxed and ready to deal with crabby Albert who disappointed that his personnal day on the beach was met with clouds and breeze. He got up and got ready to go shopping at the Outlet Center on Hwy 17 (North Myrtle). We spent two hours looking for men's clothing and accessories (for me of course). Very nice layout and design, we found our stores quickly and the traffic was bearable.
Later, we headed once more to Boardwalk on the Beach where we waited for about 20 minutes for margaritas and nachos (oh so good). Yes, I was buzzed and I bought some crap home for the friends and family. We got back to the hotel and took a nice relaxing walk on the beach which so romantic and beautiful.
I was kinda of sad to leave Myrtle despite our mishaps and restarts. We will be back!
We are now on our way to Williamsburg. I hate the fact the Myrtle is inaccessbile by major highways and that you have to take back roads to get back to 95 North.
Traffic is brutal once we hit Va - no shocker there! But Williamsburg is beautiful and peaceful. Kinda of toursity on the main strip but the hotels on Page street is cute and not far from Colonial Wmsburg and Jamestowne.
Plus we found a real Mexican resturante - good food and cheap. Soo Good.
Jamestown is nice and cheap (VA residents only). If you take a guided tour, you get the highlights in 90 minutes or less then explore on your own. If you get in your car and go to Jamestowne (the original landing) get fresh water pearls...so beautiful.
The worst part of yesterday would be the driving. After we left 295 we hit VA traffic and had to divert to Route 1 which shot us up to DC in no time but it was brutal trying to get on and off the interstate.
Next year, will stick one place.