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NOT a sponsored post, we love Myrtle Beach and visit often

We recently took a family trip to Myrtle Beach. When traveling with two teens deciding where to stay and where to go can be a challenge. It can be challenging to find a hotel for a decent price when traveling with teens. We like for them to share a room, adjoining ours if possible so they won’t be far from us. On our last trip to Myrtle Beach the Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center fit the bill. We booked a suite with two double beds in the bedroom and a large attached living room with a sofa.

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I must say the room was very nice. The bedroom was simple and understated but the adjoining living room was lovely.  Our teens slept in the living room area one on the couch, one on a mattress on the floor) while the hubby and I took the bedroom. The hotel was undergoing renovations to the guest rooms during our visit, I can’t wait to see what improvements they make. The Sheraton Myrtle Beach will definitely be our home away from home whenever we visit the area. Because of the short length of our stay we didn’t have time to enjoy all of the hotel’s amenities like the pool or the fitness center. Hopefully we’ll get to experience more on our next trip, I’ll post an update if we do.

We went down to the beach but unfortunately didn’t get to do any swimming on this BEAUTIFUL day. We did make it back to the ocean later that night just to stick our toes in the water.

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We rolled into Myrtle Beach with hopes of taking a dolphin boat tour when we arrived but we didn’t get in town in time. We reserved a spot on the Sea Screamer for the next day for a GUARANTEED dolphin sighting. More about that in a bit,

Since we were only going to be in Myrtle Beach ’till the next day we tried to pack in as much fun as we could.  We headed to the boardwalk and bought our tickets for the Skywheel. We wanted to go on the wheel at night but we figured it would be a good idea to get tickets early. We walked down the street, did a little sight seeing and stopped into a couple of arcades on our way.

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Seen in front of a haunted house…I don’t really think there are any kittens in the box

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Arcades are ALWAYS a hit with my people, we are a house full of gamers, I’ll even play one or two. We played a while, got a few prize tickets and redeemed them for, well basically for junk. Arcade prizes are almost always worth less than the amount of money you spend to win them, but its all in good fun.

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Back out on the street again and now to I LOVE SUGAR the candy store. When my daughter spots a candy store you can forget it, she MUST go in and buy ALL the gumballs.

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Gummy Chandelier at I Love Sugar. I want this in my bedroom

She gets her sweet tooth from her mama for sure. I can’t resist red gummy bears or Swedish  Fish. If Goldenberg’s peanut chews (original dark flavor please) are in the house they must come home with me

My husband and daughter wanted to do a little ziplining so we walked a little more to the zip line stand.

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After a bit of rest back at the hotel we headed back out to the boardwalk to the Skywheel. That was a LOT of fun. Looking down on all the crazy….READ MORE …READ MORE>>


33 Comments on Traveling with Teens: Myrtle Beach Family Vacation

    November 3, 2017 at 3:39 pm (6 years ago)

    Love love love your blog post! We’re glad you and your family love Myrtle Beach as much as we do 🙂

    Next time you’re planning your vacation to Myrtle Beach, be sure to check out our site, We have information about hotels, resorts, vacation rentals, real estate, dining, things to do, and much, much more about the Grand Strand!

    You can also find coupons and deals on our site that will help you save some cash while you’re here so you can treat yourself to a cool souvenir or two 😉

    Great post! Keep up the awesome work.

    • Demetra Overton
      November 3, 2017 at 4:12 pm (6 years ago)

      Thanks so much! We will definitely be back to Myrtle Beach soon, we still need to see those dolphins!

  2. kristin
    June 17, 2015 at 3:16 am (9 years ago)

    Looks like you all enjoyed it. Always fun to travel as a family to somewhere new and away from home.

  3. Shannon Gurnee
    June 16, 2015 at 4:45 am (9 years ago)

    I’ve never been to Myrtle Beach before, but I’ve heard great things about it. Sounds like you had an awesome time!

  4. manuela W.
    June 15, 2015 at 1:36 am (9 years ago)

    As a teen, my family took us to Myrtle Beach almost every summer. I have some truly amazing memories in Myrtle Beach. We will be taking the kids this summer.

  5. Christie
    June 14, 2015 at 7:54 pm (9 years ago)

    Myrtle Beach has been on the family bucket list awhile now. I definitely need to take the kids now after seeing your pics!

  6. Ronni
    June 14, 2015 at 10:33 am (9 years ago)

    I haven’t been to Myrtle Beach in years! Looks like it’s about time to head back. And Im so with you on those Swedish Fish!!

  7. Tonia
    June 13, 2015 at 4:27 pm (9 years ago)

    Good times. Looks like you all had some good quality time together. SUmmer is perfect with kids. I hope to get mine to Virginia Beach soon.

  8. Chrystal @ YUM eating
    June 13, 2015 at 12:59 pm (9 years ago)

    I have never been to Myrtle Beach. Everyone I know who have gone have told me such great stories. Looks like you guys had a great time.

  9. Shell
    June 13, 2015 at 12:49 pm (9 years ago)

    Myrtle Beach is a lot of fun! My boys like going to the pirate show there.

  10. Tess
    June 12, 2015 at 11:42 pm (9 years ago)

    I have not been to Myrtle Beach forever. I want that gummy bear light!!!

  11. Cassie @ Southeast by Midwest
    June 12, 2015 at 4:17 pm (9 years ago)

    Would you believe I live in SC and never been to Myrtle Beach? After seeing the fun your family had I need to change that!

    • Demetra Overton
      June 13, 2015 at 1:41 am (9 years ago)

      How far from Myrtle Beach are you, Cassie? It’s probably a nice short trip for you.

  12. Beth@FrugalFroggie
    June 12, 2015 at 3:04 pm (9 years ago)

    Sounds like you had a lot of fun. I would do the zipline as well.

  13. Tracey
    June 12, 2015 at 12:46 pm (9 years ago)

    I’ve always wanted to visit Myrtle beach! It’s a staple vacation spot for a lot of my friends.

  14. Rosey
    June 12, 2015 at 9:56 am (9 years ago)

    I think the teens are fun to travel with too. And I have never tried Swedish Fish. I’ll have to give them a go. 🙂

  15. Dawn
    June 12, 2015 at 3:25 am (9 years ago)

    My teen loves going to Myrtle Beach. She is actually going to the beach in two weeks with her friend’s family.

  16. The Mid-Atlantic Foodie
    June 12, 2015 at 12:35 am (9 years ago)

    We have a tween and I’m looking for fun things to do with her. I think Myrtle Beach will make a fun Mom/Daughter trip and I can’t wait to take her! Thank you for the idea! Your kids are very cute btw!
    🙂 I’m a first time visitor to your blog and I look forward to returning!

    • Demetra Overton
      June 12, 2015 at 12:53 am (9 years ago)

      Thanks so much for visiting. I hope your daughter enjoys Myrtle Beach as much as my kids do, we always have such a great time there.

  17. Marcie W.
    June 11, 2015 at 10:46 pm (9 years ago)

    Our children are in the process of transitioning from the kid years to the pre-teen years and selecting a travel destination is already becoming more difficult. A good beach with plenty of fun activities will always be a hit with my bunch.

  18. Liz Mays
    June 11, 2015 at 9:44 pm (9 years ago)

    What a great place for a family vacation. I love spending time in Myrtle Beach. There is so much to do!

  19. Jeanine
    June 11, 2015 at 9:39 pm (9 years ago)

    Myrtle beach sounds like a great place to visit! My sister has been a few times and loved it! Looks like such fun!

  20. Ora Lee Gurr
    June 11, 2015 at 9:38 pm (9 years ago)

    How fun! The day I visited Myrtle Beach, it was raining. I saw a lot of indoors and very little outdoors. I’m tempted to drive back just to see the chandelier and stay in a suite at the Sheraton.

  21. Pam
    June 11, 2015 at 8:33 pm (9 years ago)

    I love that gummy chandelier! I think I need one for my own house.

  22. Carissa
    June 11, 2015 at 7:39 pm (9 years ago)

    Your pics are BEAUTIFUL!!! They really make me want to go to Myrtle Beach!!!

  23. Toni | Boulder Locavore
    June 11, 2015 at 5:41 pm (9 years ago)

    your post is making me want to vacation in Myrtle Beach. Your accommodations look perfect for your family despite the remodel. The gummy chandelier is incredible!

  24. Catherine S
    June 11, 2015 at 5:26 pm (9 years ago)

    This looks like a great place to go on vacation for the entire family. I would be first in line for the Zip Line.

  25. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle
    June 11, 2015 at 2:34 pm (9 years ago)

    Myrtle Beach is a great place to take the whole family. And it’s really great for teens. There’s so many rides and shops, and of course, the beach!

  26. Lindsey @ Redhead Baby Mama
    June 11, 2015 at 11:58 am (9 years ago)

    Oh! I want that gummy bear chandelier, too! How cooool! I would be buying all the gummy bears while she bought all the gumballs!

  27. melisasource
    June 11, 2015 at 6:36 am (9 years ago)

    My family and I have never been to Myrtle Beach. I hope to take them one day!

  28. Kiwi
    June 11, 2015 at 5:05 am (9 years ago)

    I’ve been to Mrytle beach 3 years ago. The ferriswheel kinda looks like Atlantas ferriswheel!

  29. Robin (Masshole Mommy)
    June 11, 2015 at 12:57 am (9 years ago)

    I have ALWAYS wanted to visit Myrtle Beach. It sounds like a perfect place for a family getaway.


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