Last Updated on November 21, 2023 by Capt. R.C.

Myrtle Beach Hotels and Things To Do


Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is full of options for places to stay and things to do. We will discuss your choices for accommodations and attractions when planning your Myrtle Beach vacation. It would be impossible to cover all of the possibilities here, but this guide should help generate some ideas.


aerial view of myrtle beach, south carolina



Myrtle Beach Hotels and Accomdations

  • Myrtle Beach Beachfront Hotels
  • Myrtle Beach Vacation Rental Agencies
  • Myrtle Beach Private Home Rentals


Myrtle Beach Hotels

Whether you are traveling with your immediate family, or just looking for an easy stay, you have plenty of options for hotels along the Grand Strand. Here are a few that are worth considering.

hilton myrtle beach resort

Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort

Hilton Myrtle Beach

Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort is only one of the area’s many options offered by this hotel group. Hilton group boasts brands such as: Hampton Inn, Homewood Suites Myrtle Beach, DoubleTree, and other resorts like Kingston Resort (one of the only hotels in Myrtle Beach with water park). Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort amenities include a sand bottom pool, beachfront dining, a spa, and a golf swing simulator! Guests also have access to the Currents water park in Kingston Resort.

view of pool and ocean from marriott myrtle beach spa and resort grande dunes

View of pool and ocean from Marriott Myrtle Beach Spa and Resort Grande Dunes

Marriott Myrtle Beach

Marriott offers 10 options in Myrtle Beach including properties maintained by: Spring Hill, Sheraton, Courtyard, Fairfield Inn, Residence Inn, and Four Points. Many of these properties are on or near the oceanfront. Marriott Myrtle Beach Resort & Spa at Grand Dunes serves as their flagship property in the area. There, you find all of the amenities to ensure a stress-free stay along with 4 restaurants to enjoy.

holiday inn club vacations south beach resort pool lagoon

Holiday Inn Club Vacations South Beach Resort Pool Lagoon

IHG Group

Everyone is familiar with the Holiday Inn. IHG Group brands include Holiday Inn, Staybridge, and Candlewood among others. Holiday Inn Club Vacations Myrtle Beach Resort is their anchor on the South Carolina coast. This property offers exclusive access to their private oceanfront beach club along with onsite amenities like a lagoon pool, lazy river, and game room.


Myrtle Beach Vacation Rental Homes

beach house

Seabreeze IV beach house with creek access offered by Tidelife Vacation Rentals


Got a crowd or want more privacy? Renting a private home in or near Myrtle Beach may be for you. Whether you want an oceanfront Myrtle Beach vacation rental or a place with walking distance, there are plenty of options up and down the Grand Strand.

Ultimately, you are going to be looking for a rental that is the perfect fit; however you may want to research the agency you will be dealing with. Since I grew up here, I am going to give you a list of some great rental agencies in the Myrtle Beach area.


Myrtle Beach Fishing

It is pretty obvious that you are reading this article on a Myrtle Beach fishing guide’s website, so I guess this is where I squeeze in my plug among other fishing options in the area. The Grand Strand is a place where fishing is extremely accessible.



woman with speckled trout

Here is a recent Harvest Moon Fishing Charters client holding a large speckled trout.


Myrtle Beach Fishing Guide

Harvest Moon Fishing Charters is a Myrtle Beach guide service that caters to anglers of all experience levels. I grew up fishing the South Carolina coastline, and am open year-round for whatever is in season. When you step on my boat, it is going to be like being on a fishing trip with me and my friends. If you are looking for fishing tours in Myrtle Beach, feel free to give me a call!

I take pride in being a versatile fishing guide. Feel free to browse this website’s fishing reports or photos pages, and you will see that I can offer a variety of experiences. If you are looking for a fishing trip during your visit to Myrtle Beach, please give me a call. I will give you the outlook and my best idea for a successful day.

That’s enough about me… you have a whole website here if you would like to learn more about what I can offer. Let’s touch on some other fishing options in the Myrtle Beach area.


Grand Strand Fishing Piers

14th Ave Pier Aerial of the Beach

14th Avenue Pier


From North Myrtle Beach to Garden City Beach, Grand Strand beaches are peppered with fishing piers that are open to the public. These piers jut out into the ocean, and provide habitat for baitfish and predators to congregate.

  • Cherry Grove Fishing Pier
  • Apache Pier
  • Pier 14
  • 2nd Avenue Pier
  • Springmaid Pier
  • Myrtle Beach State Park Pier
  • Surfside Beach Pier
  • Garden City Pier



These fishing piers offer an affordable way to enjoy the day with a rod in your hand. You can fish on these piers for around 10 dollars per day, and some of them include a fishing rod rental in the price. There are various species that can be caught around the piles that support the pier, and larger species can be caught off the end in deeper water.

Most of these piers have restaurants, shops and entertainment, so you could spend the whole day there. This gives everyone in the group something to do in case not everyone wants to fish.


Surf Fishing

If you have your own gear, you could try your luck fishing from the beach. You will need a saltwater license which can be purchased online at South Carolina Department of Natural Resources website. You will also want to be sure to follow Horry County laws while surf fishing in Myrtle Beach.

Surf fishing rods are long (from 9 to 12 feet) so that an angler can cast their bait as far as possible. For bait, you can use anything from frozen shrimp or cut mullet to live baitfish. You will normally be targeting areas where there are troughs in the bottom which are more visible at low tide. When the tide rises, these are where the fish will travel.

As far as species, that is the fun part; there’s no telling what you may catch! Flounder, Redfish, Pompano, Trout, and Stingrays are just a few of the possible fish you may find at the end of your line.