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Family-Friendly Myrtle Beach Resorts for Every Budget

It’s tough to find a destination with more family-friendly hotels and resorts all in one location than Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Designed to entertain all ages both indoors and out, many Grand Strand resorts feature fun attractions like water parks, lazy rivers, arcades and even bowling alleys, not to mention miles of Atlantic Ocean beach -- adding to the area's appeal for...

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Why You’ll Be Charmed By Hilton Head Island

If your family is seeking a classic seaside vacation with a bonus dash of Lowcountry Southern charm, South Carolina’s Hilton Head is a fine choice. Located on a barrier island of the same name, the world-class sand and surf is the big draw, but this upscale community is no one-trick vacation pony. Hilton Head’s variety of recreational options helps make it a top choice for multigenerational...

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Top 10 Beach Resort Getaways For Family Vacations

Almost everyone's favorite getaway is a family beach vacation, whether it's winter or summer. Here are FTF's winners from a decade of "Top 10 Getaway" awards in the best family beach category. Our Top 10 beach getaways, all past winners of the "Top 10 Getaways" awards in this category, promise location, location, location with excellence in facilities, family activities and childcare....

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Wild Dunes Resort, Isle of Palms, South Carolina

Wild Dunes Resorton Isle of Palms, South Carolina, previously a winner of FTF's Toop 10 Getaway for Tiny Travelers award, gets a fresh look in 2015.Located on a lush barrier island 20 minutes from Charleston, Wild Dunes is more like a cozy town of second homes than a resort. This 1,600-acre property offers accommodations...

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You Thought Beach? Golf Myrtle Beach Is The New Game

Many families are familiar with the Grand Strand, that famed beachfront area of South Carolina that encompasses 12 happy communities and lots of resort hotels, condominiums and restaurants. It's been five years since a 1.2-mile-long boardwalk was built to replace one damaged in a 1950s hurricane, and Myrtle Beach has never been more popular.  Dolly Parton hosts hosts the Pirates...

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Attractions

Typically very hot in the summer (average high temperatures in the upper 80's F) and more temperate during the rest of the year, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is a four-season destination. The extended area is popularly known as the Grand Strand and stretches from Little River to Pawleys Island, comprising 12 distinct cities, several golf courses, and 60 miles of sandy beaches. ...

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The Inn At Palmetto Bluff, South Carolina

Class, fabulous golf, southern charm and the comforts of someone else's mansion and wait staff make this "inn" a rather splendid place to get away.An elderly gentleman leaned out the window of the stately entrance station and handed us a compact disc. "You might want to listen to this," he suggested. "It's about a five minute drive to the Inn."We persuaded our two teenagers...

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Wild Dunes Resort, Isle of Palms, South Carolina

Family Travel Forum's overview of a great family resort tucked into a gated beach community in South Carolina. Located on a lush barrier island just a 20-minute drive from historic Charleston, Wild Dunes is more like a cozy, family-friendly town than a resort. Spanning 1600 acres, this secure, gated community offers a wide range of accommodations...

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Daufuskie Island, South Carolina

For families that seeks intimate seclusion, Daufuskie Island Resort and Club is the perfect tranquil backdrop. Daufuskie Island Resort and Club is certainly "a world apart." Located one nautical mile off the coast of Hilton Head Island in South Carolina, this casual retreat lets families unwind in a beautiful and isolated island setting. Getting to Daufuskie is an adventure in itself; our...

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