When you and the family need a quick break to reset and have fun, it’s time to plan a getaway to Myrtle Beach. Let a weekend trip to Myrtle Beach be the family vacation package you need to relax, let loose, eat well, and enjoy a little time off. With seemingly endless options for dining, activities, and entertainment in close proximity to us, filling your itinerary is a breeze. Since you’ll have only the weekend, we want you to maximize your visit to the Grand Strand. We’ve put together our top suggestions for the perfect family trip to Myrtle Beach that will keep you entertained all weekend long. We’ll try to make the weekend last as long as we can…but like they say, time flies when you’re having fun!
Look no further than Holiday Inn at The Pavilion as your go-to getaway for a family-friendly weekend trip to Myrtle Beach. We cater to guests of all ages, with spacious oceanfront or ocean view rooms. Find efficiencies with full kitchens or king suites featuring plenty of room to stretch out and relax.
Rich with on-site amenities, the Holiday Inn At The Pavilion provides a stacked fitness room, casual coffee café for snacks or on-the-go Joe, a business center, and an oceanside pool bar. Our five water features include indoor and outdoor pools plus an indoor lazy river so you and the kids can enjoy swimming and floating all year long.
As a preferred oceanfront resort located right on the famous Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, we’re within walking distance of dozens of shops, restaurants, and entertainment. We pride ourselves on being Myrtle Beach’s only AAA Three Diamond Resort located on the boardwalk. When you book your weekend stay with us, you’ll have access to everything we offer on the property and in our rooms. We make it our mission to have you planning your next vacation with us before this one is even over. Look for our special offers throughout the year to secure great deals on rooms or family vacation packages in Myrtle Beach.
After a day on the beach or in the pools, you and your family will surely have worked up an appetite! We highly recommend strolling the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk to grab a bite at any of our favorite restaurants, including some with beautiful oceanfront views. A few of our top picks include Landshark Bar and Grill, Pier House Restaurant, and New York Pizza Kitchen. Be sure to get the scoop on Mad Myrtle’s Ice Cream for dessert!
Located just a short, two-mile drive from our Myrtle Beach Resort, you’ll find the popular Broadway at the Beach, a fantastic family-friendly pavilion with restaurant options for even the pickiest eaters.
Here are some more of our favorite places to eat on your weekend getaway to Myrtle Beach:
Myrtle Beach hosts an abundance of entertainment options, especially on weekends. Finding activities for the entire family is easy enough in this coastal paradise. A playground for kids and adults, Myrtle Beach offers shows, music, games, museums, attractions, and a notable selection of oddities. You’ll find plenty to do on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk all year long, and its excitement is just a few short steps from our pool deck. We make sure you have all your questions answered about the Boardwalk before you arrive so you can hit all the spots you want in a weekend’s worth of time. And if you’re hanging out on a budget, we’ve got you covered with all the free things to do in Myrtle Beach!
Outside of the beach, which is its own attraction here, you’ll find adventures big and small for you and the kids. Explore the Boardwalk’s biggest attractions, including the crown jewel, The Sky Wheel. Enter (if you DARE!), Ripley’s Believe it or Not, or find out whether you’re still the top-scoring master at The Gay Dolphin Arcade. Along with its great eateries, Broadway at the Beach also offers age-appropriate entertainment options such as WonderWorks, Ripley’s Aquarium, TopGolf, Dino Park, Hollywood Wax Museum, and many others.
Our list of Myrtle Beach Boardwalk Events includes family-friendly attractions at night grouped by seasons. If you’re making a weekend getaway to Myrtle Beach for holiday fun, be sure to visit Winter Wonderland at the Beach. During the summer months, nearby Family Kingdom Amusement Park remains a top choice for thrill-seeking families with kids of all ages. For even more excitement, head north to Barefoot Landing, open year-round, except for Christmas Day, with seasonal evening hours and plenty of opportunities to dine, shop, and find great entertainment.
No Myrtle Beach weekend trip is complete without some shopping! The Grand Strand boasts many renowned shopping destinations and, luckily for you, most of these are close to the Holiday Inn. Stroll the Boardwalk and quickly discover the exciting number of different shops it has to offer. Our favorites include IT’SUGAR and the historic Gay Dolphin Gift Shop. You won’t be surprised to learn that Broadway at the Beach also offers some of the best shopping from local makers to big beach brands. If you’re looking for a serious shopping excursion, we recommend a quick drive down to The Market Common. Only five miles south, The Market Common is a luxe outdoor shopping center with storefronts from Pottery Barn, Anthropologie, and Southern Living to Bijuju, Orvis, Uncommon Chocolatier, and others.
While you may not get to do everything you want in one weekend, the good news is you’ll have a solid reason to plan your next weekend getaway in Myrtle Beach. We look forward to seeing you and your family soon at Holiday Inn at the Pavilion.