Why We are Obsessed With Camping in the Carolinas and You Should Be Too

If you are anything like me, you love to visit a destination that is close to the ocean, has fun activities to keep the kids busy, plus has some places that you can go to just get away from it all.  Where would this awesome location be?  Myrtle Beach, SC!  I know, I know you probably are picturing overpriced attractions and crowed beaches but the campgrounds in the area offer a new side of things.  Think private beaches and onsite amenities like indoor pools, lazy rivers, and restaurants.

Where to Stay

Myrtle Beach RV Travel Park

This campground is located right on the beach and has everything you need, you won’t have to leave the campground if you don’t want to!  When not enjoying the beach, you can choose to float around in the lazy river or enjoy the outdoor pool or kiddie pool.  On rainy days head to the arcade or indoor pool.  The onsite store and laundry facility

Myrtle Beach State Park

If you love a campsite in the woods, this may be the campground for you.  You get the best of both worlds with shady sites and a short walk to the beach.  The campground even features full hook up sites and free WIFI.  Enjoy nature with their many hiking trails, fishing pier, and nature center.

James Island County Park

This campground boasts large wooded sites surrounded by palm trees and southern oaks.  Easy access to area attractions and shopping.  Buddy sites and pull through sites available.

  • Playground
  • Paved bike paths
  • Splash pad (open seasonally)
  • Dog beach

What to Do

Ripley’s Aquarium

Located on the popular Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, this can be a great place to go inside and explore on a really hot or rainy day.  The kids loved the penguin exhibit and the sting ray touch tanks.

Myrtle Beach State Park

If you aren’t staying at the campground, Myrtle Beach State Park can still be a great place for a day trip.  They have several hiking trails, a public beach, and fishing pier.  Pack a picnic lunch and spend the day here taking in the natural beauty of the area.

Fort Sumter

Located in Charleston, you can take a ferry to the Fort and listen to the rangers speak about the history of the Fort and how it played a part in the Civil War.  If you have kids, have them complete the Jr. Ranger Program for some educational fun.

Patriots Point

Explore a real life aircraft carrier from World War II and see how sailors lived in the hands on experience.  Sit in a captains chair and hear stories of the battles which make you really feel the history of the ship.  There is also a Vietnam Memorial that has a Jeep, helicopters and barracks that kids can go into and discover what life was like on base.  This destination can easily fill a whole day, so plan accordingly.

Mini Golf

There are so many amazing mini golf place in South Carolina.  They have all sorts of themes from Jurassic Era, Pirate Parks, and so much more.  The places are very clean and well kept and our family had a blast having a friendly competition.

Warbird Park

This park is dedicated to the men And women of he United States Air Force who lived in this community.  It features a A-10. F-100 and A-7.  There is a walking trails with plaques along the way that will give you historical data of the area.  The park is also right next to the airport so you can watch planes and helicopters take off.

So what are you waiting for?  Start planning your trip to South Carolina today and enjoy warm ocean breezes and sand between your toes.  The Camper Connection can help with with renting an RV.  Check our website for availability or contact our customer service team at 269-205-3349.

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