Pre-Trip Fun for Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
"Days of Thunder" -- Get kids pumped for the NASCAR Speedpark (School Age and Up)
"Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" -- Hogwarts applicants can brush up on their wand techniques before going to MagiQuest (School Age and Up)
"Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken" -- This real-life tale about a teen-age runaway during the Depression was filmed throughout Myrtle Beach. (School Age and Up)
"Shag" -- Enjoy the beach blanket bongo with this story of four girlfriends living it up in 1963 Myrtle Beach. (Pre-Teens and Up)
Hush Puppies -- These fried morsels of cornbread are an easy-to-make Southern treat.
Sweet Iced Tea -- Wash down those pups they way they do below the Mason-Dixon line.
South Carolina She-Crab Soup -- Made with crab meat instead of clams, this rich chowder is locally adored. But note that it uses a bit of sherry.
"S Is for South Carolina" by E. J. Sullivan -- Kids can learn everything about the Palmetto State from A to Z. (Ages 4 to 8)
"The Sandcastle Contest" by Robert Munsch -- Your kids can get some design ideas from the sandcastles Matthew makes to win the competition. (Ages 4 to 8)
"DK Eyewitness Seashore" by Christiane Kump Tibbits -- Learn about all the different creatures you'll find on your trip to the beach. (Ages 9 to 12)
"Sandcastles Made Simple" by Lucinda Wierenga -- The whole family can learn the tricks of the trade on making their own works of art. (Ages 9 to adult)
Sunglass Strap -- This vacation's looking so bright, you're gonna need shades (and a way to hold onto them).
Colorful Cooler-Offers -- Design your own ice pack with different colors and materials and keep it in the family's soft drink cooler on the beach .