It isn’t always easy to determine the best place to take a vacation with kids and on a budget. Kids have a tendency to want to do everything they see, whether they’d like it or not.
My husband and I bought a travel trailer not long ago. We have decided that it is the best way to travel with kids. All the things we need are in our camper. When we do travel we don’t have to worry about anyone besides us entering our place where staying at. We also know who has slept in our beds (e.g. no bed bugs to worry about).
(We have took our travel trailer to Cherokee, NC on a min vacation, but that description is in another post.)
Our children have been wanting to go to the beach. We thought about it, and decided we haven’t been in a couple of years we might as well go. I looked up campgrounds in Myrtle Beach, SC. There were three close to one another. I couldn’t decide which one to book, so I let my husband decide. He chose Lakewood Campground Resort. From our experience, I can honestly say I really liked it. We didnt have to worry about all the noise and traffic that they have on the strip at Myrtle Beach.
We wasn’t that far from the beach within walking distance. If you do happen to get a spot farther from the beach, there is an option to rent golf carts. (Honestly if for on a budget, renting golf carts are too expensive. They were for us. The prices were between $40-60/ day depending on what type of golf cart you rented.)
There were a couple of different places to eat within the campground. These places included Snappy Zappy’s, Sandcastle Creamery, The Coffee House, Stage Door Subs, and The Trading Post. If you didn’t pack or buy enough food for your stay, you could choose to eat at one of these places. We ate at Snappy Zappy’s, and the food was really good. If you don’t want to wait in line, they have the option for you to call ahead and your order will be ready after the allotated time given for them to prepare the food.
There is something here for all ages. I included a couple of pictures, but not everything this resort has. The list includes: the water park (who wouldn’t love that), volleyball, basketball, an arcade, horseshoe pit, bag toss area, and High Steppin’ Country performance.
I really liked that this resort was Christian based. We didn’t get to any of the things they had listed, because we didn’t realize what they were doing until afterwards. I have come to the realization in my 30 years God has given me that if we put the Lord above all else, everything will fall into place how He see’s fit. This Christian campground is seeing the benefits of putting the Lord first.
If you are not a Christian, which don’t have to be to stay at this campground they don’t force anyone to take place in their activities, I would still recommend you to look into Lakewood Campground Resort!