Hotels & Accommodations
Around Your Hotel: The Caravelle Resort
The Caravelle Resort– 69th Ave North, Myrtle Beach
Located between the popular Ocean Forest and Dunes sections of Myrtle Beach, the Caravelle offers visitors multiple opportunities to go out on the town without moving their vehicle.
With several restaurants, bars, shops and attractions within walking distance, it's possible to park the car for the week without ever hitting the same place twice.
Here's a look at some of the hot spots you can hit within a short stroll or a cheap cab ride of the Caravelle:
* Fine dining: Fancy feasts out is only steps away from the hotel, beginning with the Flamingo Grill on the corner of 71st Ave. North and Kings Highway. The upscale eatery is famous for its lobster chunks appetizer and features some of the best seafood in town. Other options include Carrabba's Italian Grill, the City Bar, Bonefish Grill, Liberty Tap Room and Collector's Cafe, a fine-dining establishment that doubles as an art museum.
* Casual dining: The perfect burger that Jimmy Buffett crooned about is only four blocks away at Cheeseburger in Paradise, located at 73rd Avenue North and Kings Highway. This tropical-themed eatery offers exotic drinks and tasty appetizers but, of course, is famous for its burgers. Other nearby casual dining options include Outback Steakhouse, Fiesta Mexicana, Southern Pancake House, T.G.I. Friday's and Jimmyz Original Hibachi.
* Fast food: Eating on the fly and on the cheap can be easy without being greasy. Such is the case with Subway across from Northwoods Plaza, where you can grab a sandwich or salad filled with fresh veggies and enjoy it on the beach without feeling too overstuffed. Other fast food places in the neighborhood include River City Cafe, Sam's Corner, KFC and Hardee's.
* Bars: This neighborhood is hopping with hot spots, especially ones just steps away on the oceanfront. In addition to the Caravelle's on-site Marco Polo's, there's St. Clement's Beach Bar & Grill, the Banana Boat Cafe and Mango's. Further inland but not far away, check out Foster's Cafe and Bar and For What It's Worth for the late-night crowd and live music.
* Shopping: Just a hop, skip and jump down the road sits a small shopping plaza that features several locally owned shops at the corner of 70th Avenue North and Kings Highway, including an antique and bargain-shoppers paradise in Tuesday Morning. A little farther to the north features another cluster of unique skops. There also are several beachwear stores, like Eagles, Wings and Bargain Beachwear.
* Attractions: The Caravelle is the ideal place for the casual golfer, one who wants a quick getaway on the links without spending a lot of time and money. The Cane Patch Par-3 Golf Course and Driving Range gives visitors a short, quick chance to play a few holes or practice their swings and carry their bags without a cart. For those who only want to putt the little white ball around, Jungle Safari Golf is right next door.