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MYRTLE BEACH Weekend RESORT VACATION. Single room $70 OR W/ a Roommate $36 a Day

Anyone interested in a Road Trip to Myrtle Beach? One thing I always hear from members of our group is that they want to vacation more.  I'm hoping there's a few others who love doing weekend trips to explore what other cities have to offer and I thought Myrtle Beach would be the perfect place to try out. And what better way to do it than with a meetup group of people in their 20s and 30s?

 We will be staying at the Sea Mist Resort. It's on the beach, 3/5 stars on tripadvisor, close to everything and a decent price. Plus all of our room are ocean view. We have a limited amount of rooms so book early. If all the rooms get booked I'll try to get more.

Price per night is $63 before taxes. That gets you your own room... if you want a lower cost feel free to bring a roommate. If you don't have a roommate but would like one post a message on here that you're looking for one... I'll also do my best to try and find you roommate. When you add taxes, fees, and etc the 3 days cost for a room (for up to two people) is $213. Please note it includes most of the pools and etc but the waterpark costs an additional $3 per day from I've been told.

Reservation Instructions: Reservation #:[masked]
Reservations Phone Number:[masked](Daily 7am-11pm)
Or on-line at www.seamist.com. At the latest you have until April 25th to book (or until our allotted rooms are full). A deposit of 30% is due at time of booking.

 

 

If you've never been to Myrtle Beach it's worth checking out especially when the weather's warm... there's a ton to do there and it's very different than the typically beach town. Just hanging out on a sandy beach is a lot of fun but the extra stuff is what makes it special. There's amusement parks, fishing, arcades, water parks, Broadway at the beach, tons of restaurants, cruise down the strip, shopping, live shows, Ripley's Aquarium, music, the boardwalk,  theatres, Skywheel (their famous Ferris Wheel), parasailing, Ripley's believe it not Museum, and so much more.  Here's a better list of things to do with details http://www.myrtlebeach.com/102-things-to-do/. I have to be honest and say one of my absolute favorite things to do is play mini golf and this is perfect place for anyone that loves Putt Putt golf. And if you've ever been to one of our meetups you'll probably be able to guess I'll end up at Margaritaville at Broadway at the Beach a time or two. 

 

Here's a few pics of some places and potential things you can do while you're there.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There's going to be a lot of flexibility on this trip. You can stay Friday-Mon or if you'd rather spend a day here (drive down Sat then drive back Sun night) that's another option. I plan on doing a group dinner or maybe a different type of event once or twice a day... so you'll have plenty of time to do whatever else you want to explore. You can just relax by the beach the whole time, you can join me on checking out random things in Myrtle Beach, or you can go on your own adventures with other members of the group if you see something else you'd rather do.

Costs are going to vary and it's hard to estimate a total amount it's going to depend on the person going. I've tried to make this as inexpensive as possible with the option to go on other adventures that can be expensive. It shouldn't be that expensive if you find a roommate, carpool there, do a few meals with the group, and just relax on the beach. I intend to spend some time on the beach but I'm also going out trying other things while I'm there.

 

Benefits of going with our group:

1) Going with a group is more fun than by yourself.

2) We're going to carpool as much as possible.

3) Lower Cost. Will work on getting group rates for as many things as possible. I'm definitely going to see what kind of rates a travel agent can get on rooms.

4)Flexibility. You can pick and chose what things you want to do while you're there and pick how long you want to stay.

5) I've been to Myrtle Beach a few times and I can help out with most questions you have if you've never been there before.

 

I'll post more details as the event gets closer. I'm hoping this is popular enough that we can do more weekend road trips to other cities... I'll gladly take suggestions if you have places that you'd like to see.

 

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  • Brad E.

    We are at liberty Steakhouse in the outdoor seating.

    May 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone want to carpool to Broadway?

    May 10, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Me and Chris are getting a taxi if you want to hop in. We're staying at the sea mist- dunes building

      May 10, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Text if you want in[masked]

      May 10, 2014

  • Brad E.

    Will be at liberty Steakhouse in broadway at the beach at around 830-9 for anyone wanting to do dinner with us.

    May 10, 2014

  • Candice

    I wasn't sure if I was going to make it but my boyfriend and I ended up booking a room at Embassy. So we will try and meet up tonight

    May 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    So last night I tried to take it easy so I could leave early in the am. That didn't happen. Woke up at noon but Chris and I are on our way, should get in around 5. Will give you a call after we get in the hotel!

    May 10, 2014

  • Brad E.

    Saturday plan is to meet at the boardwalk at noon. Will check it out for a while then we will be at broadway at the beach this evening. Any questions text me please.

    May 10, 2014

  • Brad E.

    Made it to the resort and checked in. Hit a little bit of traffic but wasn't too bad. For everyone on the way the office is right by Jason's cafe and across the street from the sea mist water park.

    May 9, 2014

    • David

      I am here too. We planning to get everyone together for dinner?

      May 9, 2014

    • Brad E.

      Meeting spot is going to 3 steps down grill. It's part of sea mist and right by the check in.

      May 9, 2014

  • Brad E.

    Hey Everyone, I'm really excited about the trip and it's only a couple days away. At this point is anyone still looking to carpool to the beach? If you haven't found a ride or etc please let me know. I haven't been able to get in touch with the shuttle driver the last couple days and I need to make sure everyone has transportation there. Also if you haven't got your room yet please let me know... If you still haven't RSVPed yes I think there's still time to sign up and go.

    I wanted to make sure everyone has my phone number in case you get lost or can't find the group[masked]-8474. I'd like for all of us to meetup on Friday night somewhere for dinner so we can kinda go over what every one wants to do for the weekend. Anyway, I'm so looking forward to this... planning on doing more trips with the group soon and I really appreciate everyone that signed up for our 1st one

    May 7, 2014

    • Greig A.

      I am carpooling there from house. If someone is looking for carpool options let me know. The current plan is to leave by 1 pm. I can fit 2 more people's cars in my driveway.

      May 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm interested in going up Saturday morning and coming back Sunday. Anyone want to carpool? Also interested in a roommate for that night.

    May 7, 2014

    • Brad E.

      Hey Matt, I'm glad you're interested in going. I've got a couple people leaving Friday night around 6 or 7 pm... not sure if that'd be an option for you but thought I'd mention it. I do hope you're able to find a roommate... but if you can't let me know. You might need to call and make sure they allow you to book one night... some resorts require a weekend to be booked and refuse to rent a room for only a night (usually that's in the middle of summer so you should be safe). Quite a few of us have our own rooms and I'm sure someone would let you room with them for a night. Worst Case Scenario you could be my roommate.

      May 7, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks for the info brad. My friend Chris is going to room with me and well drive down Saturday morning and should be in around lunch time. I'll call you after we check in to find the group!

      May 8, 2014

  • David

    Hey y'all, if I can make a recommendation of a place to go that weekend, this is a must-see if it's anything like the one in NJ. http://www.medievaltimes.com/home.aspx

    April 29, 2014

    • Brad E.

      I think Medieval Times event would be a great show. We need at least 15 to get the group rate and I don't think we can get to that. There's a couple different discounts online 1) $15 off if you use code 155WEB and 2) the other one is a "Mother's Day Special" which is buy one adult ticket get another one free.... but the free ticket has to be for a female. I'm interested in going to the show... would everyone want to go on Sunday at 6pm?

      May 7, 2014

    • David

      I had to change my plans. Going fri to sunday now. Wont be around for that date myself...and not sure if i would want to go sat. Sorry. I know i brought this up

      May 7, 2014

  • Brad E.

    With our trip being a week away I thought I'd post a message making sure everyone has a ride there... if you don't please post a message on here. I personally would like to leave Charlotte around 1 or 2pm on the 9th to drive down... but I know some people are going to have to leave later due to work. It'd be nice to have 2 different times our group was leaving Charlotte like an early group leaving at around 1 or 2pm and a later group leaving at roughly 6pm... then when we get down there we can all meet at the resort.

    I'm going to ask a favor from anyone that is not going to take the shuttle down and is driving their car instead... would you consider letting other members carpool with you? All you'd have to do is post what time you're leaving Charlotte, how many seats you have available, and what part of town you live in. If you have any other questions about the trip please don't hesitate to ask.

    May 2, 2014

    • Greig A.

      Also when is it leaving? If I cant make it. I may be driving down myself. So potential room for 3 more if I have to drive.

      May 2, 2014

    • Brad E.

      Hey Greig, If you're still able to drive down let me know.... could you send me a text or give me a call at[masked]? It'd be really helpful if you could drive down. Do you know what time you're leaving on Friday? Is there any good carpool meeting places close to where you live? Do you have extra parking spaces at your house or is there a shopping center close by? If possible I might want to ride down there with you and I'll chip in for gas money.

      May 7, 2014

  • Greig A.

    I had one of the guys I know recommend going on the slingshot attraction. It sounds like it could be fun.

    May 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am alone; so I am looking to have a roommate. I agree with renting a bus too

    May 3, 2014

  • Brad E.

    Is anyone interested in taking a shuttle to the beach? One of our members has an awesome shuttle bus that can hold up to 30 people Here's a link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpaZlwJ2u6E . Cost would be $18.50 each way ($37 round trip) plus the shuttle could help get us around the beach while we are there. If you are please post a message on here letting me know. I'm definitely interested in taking the shuttle down there but need more people to make it happen.

    April 28, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      We are two ppl planning to return on Sunday evening itself. So may be will drive our own till there but to roam locally I would prefer a shuttle which will be easier. Let me know if its something that we can workout.

      April 28, 2014

    • Greig A.

      That would be a reasonable option. Where would it start at and would we use that for transport around town as well?

      April 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would love to go, May 9th is a paid holiday for me, but I'd have to be back in time for Mothers day on Sunday.

    April 22, 2014

  • Brandon L.

    I'll be there but I won't be at the hotel. Keep me updated about any group things!

    April 21, 2014

  • Greig A.

    Booked.

    April 20, 2014

  • Greig A.

    Is anyone looking for a roommate for this trip? I was planing on driving down after work on Friday. I am hoping to know if I can stay the whole time, but need to check work about Monday.

    April 14, 2014

    • Greig A.

      I am a rooming with Justin, and I got that Monday off for vacation. Chris may still need a Roommate if anyone else is looking for one. I would say he could room with us there is only 2 beds.

      April 18, 2014

  • Brad E.

    I just got my 1st quote on group rates. Sea Mist Resort can get us ocean view rooms for as low as $213 for 3 days or an oceanfront for as low as $237. That's around $70 a night and it includes all taxes and fees... which is extremely high in Myrtle Beach. Each room has double beds so if you wanted a roommate or roommates then you could split the cost. About Sea Mist: It's 3 out of 5 stars on trip advisor. Here's a link to the website http://www.myrtlebeachseamist.com/ . It's right on the beach in the middle of everything. It has the largest water park of any resort in Myrtle Beach and includes 9 different pools, jacuzzi's, a lazy river, slides, and other attractions. It also has a mini golf course, fitness center, large arcade, and several other amenities. I wanted to get some opinions on using this resort. The price is good for being right on the beach and in May. Plus it's decently rated on trip advisor but at the same time it's not the "fanciest" place on the beach.

    April 2, 2014

    • Brad E.

      Yes, there is. Reservation Instructions: Reservation #:[masked]
      Reservations Phone Number:[masked](Daily 7am-11pm)
      Or on-line at www.seamist.com. At the latest you have until April 25th to book (or until our allotted rooms are full). A deposit of 30% is due at time of booking.

      April 17, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks. Booked.

      April 17, 2014

  • Brad E.

    UPDATE: Please try to call in to put your deposit on your room when you get a chance. I don't want anyone to get left out, we've had several people call in but still have a few rooms available.

    I've been getting questions because in May there's several events: 3 different bike weekends, crab festival, Cinco de Mayo, Mayfest, etc. Our group has a lot of people going who've never been to Myrtle Beach... but basically in early May there's tons of events (less beach visitors but still warm) then after Memorial Day it gets a lot busier there. There's only one weekend in May that I wouldn't go (Memorial Day) it's the busiest weekend of the year it's impossible to get a room anywhere. The weekend we're going has a crab festival with 50k+ people & the 1st weekend of a smaller bike week mostly in a town south of Myrtle Beach... It's not the weekend made famous on Eastbound & Down with Kenny Powers. The weekend we are going will be less crowded than most weekends in May but still plenty to do.

    April 14, 2014

    • David

      Booked!

      1 · April 14, 2014

  • Ed

    Hey Brad... Are you aware that the week of May 9 – 18, 2014 is Myrtle Beach Spring Rally Bike Week? Refer to http://www.myrtlebeachbikeweek.com/events/

    April 14, 2014

    • Brad E.

      Hi Ed, I've been to Myrtle Beach quite a few times and I know the major bike week that's on the news every year is at the end of the month during Memorial Day weekend on the 23rd-26th this year http://en.wikipedia.o...­. During that weekend rooms are booked months in advance most hotels (including Sea Mist) are already full. Honestly, for the week we are going most hotels still have plenty of rooms available. From several sources and from what I've looked up on tripadvisor the May 9th-18th is mostly in the Murrells Inlet area (not in Myrtle Beach), much much smaller, barely affects the major places in Myrtle Beach, zero biker rally spots are actually in Myrtle beach (biker bars, etc), and that bike rally mostly boycotts the city. I've also been told the 1st weekend of the bike week you mentioned (when we are going) is much smaller than the 2nd weekend.

      April 14, 2014

  • Brad E.

    UPDATED INFO: After speaking with the group we've decided on using the Sea Mist Resort. It's on the beach, 3/5 stars on tripadvisor, and a decent price. We have a limited amount of rooms so book early. If all the rooms get booked I'll try to get more.

    Reservation Instructions: Reservation #:[masked]
    Reservations Phone Number:[masked](Daily 7am-11pm)
    Or on-line at www.seamist.com. At the latest you have until April 25th to book (or until our allotted rooms are full). A deposit of 30% is due at time of booking. If you have any questions about the trip please ask. After you've booked your room please let me know if you're interested in carpooling... if you don't mention you're interested I'll assume you're driving yourself. If there's certain things you'd like to see while you're there please let me know... as the event gets closer I'm going to put a basic group itinerary. While you're there you can chose to go with the group on our schedule or you can do your own itinerary.

    April 9, 2014

  • Ed

    Have you considered renting a beach house instead of doing individual hotel rooms?

    April 3, 2014

    • Brad E.

      Hey Ed, I asked the group members about doing a beach house but most people preferred to do individual rooms. Maybe in the future we will try something like that but not at this time

      April 9, 2014

  • Shashank

    no for now. but tentative. normally i would say yes and then change it to no. i hope the reverse works for me.

    March 28, 2014

  • Jennifer

    If that is the date

    March 28, 2014

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