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A Myrtle Beach Family Vacation #Travel

Family vacations are some of the best memory-making parts of our lives, so we wanted to make sure to have a getaway this year. With a 3 and a 5 year old, family travel can be difficult, so we pre-planned a trip that would be as fun as possible…and it was even better than we’d hoped.

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is a fabulous family travel destination, with beautiful, expansive beaches of clear blue water and sandy coasts, lots of fun attractions for all ages, and great eateries.

My Myrtle Beach Family Vacation

The Beach

We stayed at the Embassy Suites Oceanfront Resort at Kingston Plantation, which was right on the beach. RIGHT ON THE BEACH.

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For our little guy, it was the first time at the beach, and the clean, clear sands with scattered tiny pretty shells thrilled him.

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Boys playing on the beach
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The beaches of Myrtle Beach were so beautiful and clean, with people happily attempting to surf and paddleboard everywhere. Lots of families, couples, everyone having a great time. Embassy Suites provided chairs and umbrellas for no extra cost, which was typical of them…a lot of amenities are included for free for the comfort of the guests.

I handed the camera to my husband for a shot to prove that I (always the one behind the lens) was there too…

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The Pools

Our room had beautiful views of the beach and pools during the day and night.

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Embassy Suites Hotel Room View

There were amazing pools that we enjoyed often, including several larger pools of various sizes and shapes, kiddie pools, and a waterpark area with multiple activities and a wading river. The waterpark area is outdoors and a children’s paradise- they don’t want to leave! That gets its own post, along with other fun things to do with kids in Myrtle Beach, because there was really just so much. We took breaks from our pool playing and relaxing time to enjoy other parts of Myrtle Beach on our family vacation (much to my sons’ chagrin) and our stay was simply fabulous.

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The Hotel

The Embassy Suites Oceanfront Resort at Kingston Plantation recently underwent a multimillion dollar renovation to update it, and everything was fabulous.

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There was room service or the hotel restaurant, and each morning there was a breakfast buffet for all guests that offered everything you could possibly want for breakfast, like made to order omelettes, biscuits and muffins and donuts and french toast, eggs and bacon and sausages and oatmeal and tator tots, various cereals, multiple juice stations, coffee and tea stations, fruits, and a lot more. The staff was attentive and obliging from the very beginning, and we appreciated such great service. Everything was always clean and impeccable, there was a Starbucks in the main lobby and a gift shop right next to it that provided us with all our coffee, sunblock, and flip flop needs. I even loved the powder blue and white beach towels offered liberally to all guests at the pools, and the Cape Code style decor for the furniture in the room.

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The hotel was generous when providing comforts and conveniences, and pretty much nothing carried an extra fee, including the beach chairs and umbrellas, entrance to the waterpark, and on demand transportation via shuttle to many local restaurants throughout the day and evening. It was amazing…this is the place to stay when you visit Myrtle Beach. Great rooms, food, service, pools and the beach practically at your front door. The Embassy Suites Oceanfront Resort has it all.

Stay tuned for our family fun adventures in Myrtle Beach in part 2 of our family travels post! Learn more about visiting Myrtle Beach here and plan a great summer getaway for your family too!

I was sponsored to visit Myrtle Beach and share my family’s honest thoughts of our adventures visiting local attractions, the beaches, and at our hotel.



  • That beach looks amazing. I would love to visit Myrtle Beach for a family vacation!ReplyCancel

  • I’d be happy to stay at a resort like that. The pool area looks so nice and so does the beach!ReplyCancel

  • Marcie W.

    It looks as if you had a beautiful family vacation and I can not believe your boys are getting so big! Staying at an oceanfront resort would be such a treat.ReplyCancel

  • Kristi

    I have never been to Myrtle Beach but have heard good things about the area. Might have to start planning that for our next vacation spot and Embassy Suites Oceanfront Resort would for sure be a great place to stay!ReplyCancel

  • PAm

    Wow, what a beautiful hotel. I would love to stay there one day.ReplyCancel

  • Stefanie

    I love Myrtle Beach! I haven’t been with my family yet, but I know there is a ton to do there. You look great!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie Denny

    That is an awesome place. Love the pics.ReplyCancel

  • Kiwi

    Funny you should do this post! My favorite cousin came to visit me in Atlanta before her and her boyfriend went to travel up to Mrytle Beach for a vacay! Fun! Great review!ReplyCancel

  • Sabrina

    Looks like you guys were having a great time! My family loves going to the beach too!ReplyCancel

  • Toni

    What an extraordinary property! I love the photo of the hotel that shows the full vertical. It looks like you had a wonderful time and it’s a perfect beach vacation destination!ReplyCancel

  • Next time you’re in Carolina, lets get the kids together and go for barbecue. Myrtle Beach has changed so much since I’ve lived here. I love this look at it from a family perspective.ReplyCancel

  • Demetra

    Its great that the hotel is right on the beach. You can get to the water so easily and not have to worry about finding parking. I love Myrtle Beach, we visit often with our famil.ReplyCancel

  • Latoicha

    This Embassy Suites resort is fabulous! It has lots of amenities and it sits directly on the beach. What a gorgeous beach as well.ReplyCancel

  • Chrystal

    Fun in the sun! You can never go wrong with that. I have always wanted to go to Myrtle Beach.I remember watching a movie as a kid in the 80s that was set back in the 60s and they all take a road trip there. Always stuck with me.ReplyCancel

  • Donna

    We’ve vacationed in North Myrtle Beach for the last 4-5 years, but the Embassy Suites does look awfully nice. Maybe our next vacation we will stay there! I love all your photos!ReplyCancel

  • Crystal

    It is officially summer vacation and I am so excited for the many beach days in our future. The water looks so clear & perfect in Myrtle Beach. I wish I were headed there this summer.ReplyCancel

  • Ann Bacciaglia

    I have always wanted to go to Myrtle Beach. It looks so beautiful there. I love these photos. I will have to add Myrtle Beach to my bucket list.ReplyCancel

  • Karen

    What a beautiful hotel! and to be right at the beach as soon as you go outside? Marvelous. I want to go now.ReplyCancel

  • Mary

    My family stays at Embassy Suites every year. The staff is always so friendly! They go above and beyond to make it a memorable vacation! My boys love the water park and the kids activities. They always have something fun for them to do or make. Embassy Suites is the best!ReplyCancel

    • Penelope

      I recently learned extended family have also stayed there while in Myrtle Beach…apparently it’s THE place to stay! (totally agree with that after our family vacation there)