We decided to take a chance and drive 12 hours with three kids to Myrtle beach for our summer vacation this year. It was well worth it we had a great time. We stayed at the Grand Atlantic Ocean Resort right on the beach. We couldn't have asked for a better view. Mikayla had a blast. She loved the ocean and the pools and all the amusements to. By the last day I think she had enough of the sand so we stuck to the pools. This hotel had two large deep pools, two kiddie pools with sprinklers and a lazy river.
We recomend if you ever go toi Myrtle Beach you visit Family Kingdom which is an amusement park for the kids and is just big enough. It had at least sixteen kiddie rides. Also Broadway at The Beach is alot of fun it is filled with lots of shopping and great restaurants like Planet Hollywood, and Liberty Steak House.
On our drive home we decided to stop in Maryland to visit Assateague Island. We were told of wild ponies running along the shore line. This wasn't exactly the case at this time of the year. Apparently the end of July is pony penning season and most of the horses had already been caught or were in hiding. We did manage to see a few wild. Still a great experience for the kids
It all comes down to it that we had a great time. It was a long drive but we will do it again.