Myrtle Beach is known for its miles of sandy shores, ideal for families seeking a sun-filled 4th of July vacation. Broadway at the Beach is a waterfront collection of shops, bars, and restaurants, while Barefoot Landing is home to the Alabama Theatre and House of Blues, offering visitors nightly entertainment. Other notable highlights for the family to enjoy are the local skate park, Medieval Times (a themed theater experience), and the fun 36-hole miniature golf course.
South Carolina's second city boasts an unmissable historic downtown area, peppered with attractions such as the colonial French Quarter, The Citadel, and Fort Moultrie, a Civil War-era fort situated on nearby Sullivan's Island. As well as beaches, families can join a walking or carriage tour of the city, and shop for unique gifts in the stores which line Market Street.
The pine forests and floodplains of Congaree National Park boast an amazing range of flora and fauna. Wild turkeys, songbirds, and hawks populate the park and can all be spotted when taking a walk through the ancient forest landscapes. For yet more fun, take to the water on the Cedar Creek Canoe Trail, which ends at the Congaree River.