Our Roadtrip to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Hello and thanks for coming back to read another post on Allison in Wonderland!  I just got home from a fun weekend in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and am here to tell you all about it!

Since my boyfriend and I are both working full time this summer, we were only able to take a weekend trip but it was SO worth it!  We both took off of work on Friday so, thankfully, we were able to leave on Thursday evening.  Leaving from Maryland, it was supposed to take us about 8 hours to get there but ended up taking around 9, getting us there at 3 o’clock in the morning.

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Before going to Myrtle Beach for this trip, I’d only been there once before, so I was excited to see more of a place that’s such a great vacation destination for so many people!  We spent Friday on the beach (my favorite way to spend a day) and exploring the area around where we were staying.  During our exploration, I realized my favorite thing about Myrtle Beach is when you get to the beach in the morning, it’s high tide and the beach looks crowded and small but as the day goes on, the tide goes out and you’re left with this HUGE beach and less people because they’ve left for the day.  Growing up, I always got to the beach right at 8 am to make sure we got a spot and we stayed until the end of the day.  It’s cool to me that, here, it’s actually more enjoyable to relax and go later in the day and you have a better chance of getting a good spot!

That night, we headed to Broadway at the Beach, which is basically a larger version of the boardwalk.  They have rides, stores, restaurants, and a zip line!  We ate at a restaurant called Extreme Pizza and while it took forever to get our food, it was delicious!  I’d never heard of Broadway at the Beach before going there and it’s definitely a place I’ll go back to when I go again!

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The next day we pretty much repeated what we’d done the day before by spending the day at the beach.  The house was close enough to the beach where we could just ride the golf cart, so that’s mainly how we got around throughout the weekend.  This weekend was my first time driving a golf cart and now that I know what it’s like, I want to get one for myself – they’re so fun!  Later that night, we went to the Garden City boardwalk which has some neat little shops and restaurants and a long pier where you can walk all the way to the end!

The next day was Sunday and, unfortunately, was the day we had to head home.  We needed to leave around noon in order to get back at a reasonable time so we drove the golf cart down to the beach for one last walk in the sand before packing up and heading out.  It ended up taking Connor and I 11(ish) hours to get home because the traffic was a little more heavy coming back than when we were driving down but we got in at about 10pm so it wasn’t awful.

Overall, this trip was just so relaxing and laid back and probably the best trip Connor and I have ever taken together!  It was nice to not have a plan and just go with the flow so I’ll definitely be trying to make that more of a habit rather than planning out every minute of every trip.  Thanks for reading and be sure to come back next Tuesday to see my next post! Bye! 🙂

 

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