Making Memories on Summer Vacation


I have many fond memories of my childhood, Playing outside, going to school, and family vacations in the summer time.  One of the things I remember most is my annual family vacation to Myrtle Beach, SC.  As I did not live near the ocean, the beach itself was enough to keep me entertained.  The thing is, Myrtle Beach has a lot more to offer than just the beach.

From Family Kingdom amusement park and mini golf to the Alabama Theatre, Myrtle Beach is a destination that knows about entertainment.  There are hundreds of attractions for tourists in this city, including most recently the addition of a brand new boardwalk complete with the Skywheel.  The Skywheel is the largest Ferris wheel on the Eastern Seaboard and from the top, you can see for miles up and down the shoreline.    There is food, entertainment, and fun almost everywhere you turn in Myrtle Beach.

Another thing I remember from my family vacation is where we stayed.  The Ocean Creek Resort sits oceanfront in North Myrtle Beach and is centrally located near several area attractions such as the Tanger Outlets.  What I remember most about Ocean Creek is the amenities.  As a child, waking up every morning to several oceanfront pools, along with an indoor pool and video game room, I was in heaven.  The thing that I didn’t realize at the time was that Ocean Creek was great for the rest of my family too.  My father and uncle would practice on the putting green at the resort and then coordinate their tee times for local courses with the golf director that was on-site.  Also, my mother and aunt were never more relaxed as they would spend their days between the beach and the multiple whirlpools at the resort.  It truly was an all around family resort.

I guess what I’m getting at is this: As much as I loved my childhood, it would be nothing without vacations to Myrtle Beach.  Now I know that this may sound a bit extreme, but hear me out.  When you are young, you notice things that may not appear right on the surface to others.  As a child seeing his entire family relaxed, and truly enjoying life together is a wonderful thing.  It really makes you appreciate your family and life that much more.  Myrtle Beach keeps you entertained, but the thing that makes vacations there so great is the fact that you go with people you love.

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