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Old 07-19-2007, 11:14 AM
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Driving from South Jersey to Myrtle Beach for a couple days RnR next month. I'm going to take the "scenic route" at least as far as Norfolk area 'cause I want to take the Cape May - Lewes ferry ride and also cross the CBBT. Looking for feedback for the leg of the trip from Norfolk to MB, seems like a long way out of the way to go to pick up 95S, but Mapquest says it'll cut an hour or more off the final stretch. I think I'd be pushing the limit for a one-day drive if I stayed on the scenic route - otherwise I'd love to "explore" the VA-NC stretch.

Also like to hear anyone must-see list for Myrtle Beach - first time visit for me. And, does anyone have any tips for getting into Margaritaville? (I hear the wait can be hours.....)

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Old 07-19-2007, 08:29 PM
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I just made the Williamsburg Va to New Bern NC run in about 4 hours (towing a 27 ft travel trailer) via rt 17. New Bern to MB is about 2.5 to 3 hrs , again on 17. Not a bad days run
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Old 07-19-2007, 08:41 PM
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Margaritaville? You want to get there by 4pm. 5 - 6pm in MB is a ZOO
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Old 07-20-2007, 09:50 AM
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Thanks guys.

jollymon - just the info I needed, thanks much. You may have misunderstood my remark about a one-day drive - I'm trying to do the whole trip (NJ to SC) in one day, I'll have 5 or 6 hours under my belt by the time I hit VA. Still sounds do-able, though, 12 or 13 hrs is no big deal.

trollnheel - would it be a good idea to do lunch at M'ville, rather than happy hour or dinner?? What about getting in there late at night?
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Old 07-20-2007, 09:49 PM
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where are you staying in MB? My family has had a place there since the early 70's. A lot has changed recently, but there are still some good spots to hit, which ones just depends on where you are at.
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Old 07-21-2007, 09:47 PM
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That is a LOT of small-town driving. Some very scenic and historical for that matter but a lot of it is just farms, scrubs, and pine trees and slowing to 35 mph every half hour to go through a small town will get to you after 12 hrs. Getting into MB can take an hour or so as well; the by-pass has helped traffic but it is often like a parking lot (at a ZOO...).

If you try and stay on the coast through the Outer Banks make sure you check on the Ferry schedules or you will be way out of your way with big delays on your hands.

I would suggest a half interstate half rural route each way, take the North coastal route on the way down and the Southern Coastal route on the way back up (yall arent planning on stayin are ya?) I love taking the scenic route but that would probably be a bit much...

Enjoy your trip.
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Old 07-22-2007, 07:55 AM
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Unless golf is part of the plan, everything in Myrtle is a must-NOT-see. Lots of shopping centers, pancake houses, seafood buffet (ugh) restaurants, minigolfs, and LOADS of traffic. MB is huge compared to beach towns up north and way too spread out. N.Myrtle seemed nicer to me but Ive only been once.
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Old 07-22-2007, 08:21 AM
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hey I just got back in town and wanna share with you one of the best Itailian resturants down there. It called Luigi's on 503 61st Kings Hwy north Here is there #843 497-7080 Its really good.
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Old 07-23-2007, 11:53 AM
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A great place to go, just to say you have been there is Dick's Last Resort. Basically, the wait staff is rude and obnoxious. They yell at you, throw stuff at you and make insulting hats out of butcher paper, and phallic symbols with balloons. The food is nothing to write home about, but the atmosphere is A+ if you are expecting it.

4700 S. Hwy 17 @ Barefoot Landing
N. Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
www.dickslastresort.com
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Old 07-23-2007, 02:01 PM
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askibum02 - 7/23/2007 11:53 AM

A great place to go, just to say you have been there is Dick's Last Resort. Basically, the wait staff is rude and obnoxious. They yell at you, throw stuff at you and make insulting hats out of butcher paper, and phallic symbols with balloons. The food is nothing to write home about, but the atmosphere is A+ if you are expecting it.
Dick's is a cool place IF you expect it. Another good place is Umberto's right there in Barefoot Landing. Another good one is Thoroughbreds.
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Old 07-23-2007, 02:53 PM
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I go there every year on a Golf Trip. My favorite restaurant is Angelo's in S. Myrtle. Its right on bus. 17 at around 17th St. Great Steaks and resonably priced! The Italian food is good but we go there for the steaks! If your really hungry get the Big Daddy!

Headed there the first week of October. Can't wait!

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Old 07-23-2007, 05:55 PM
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Barefoot Landing N Myrtle and the Suck Bang BLow in Garden CIty, SBB a must See!
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just left mb for 7 days ....Quebec is everywhere...must be cold in canada????Some speak french and some speak verry little english?????Reminded me of spanish people For you na sayer's No punch thrown.....
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Old 07-24-2007, 12:18 AM
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I've never done lunch at Margaritaville. The food's good and the liquids are good to!


I'll be heading back down there in middle of August
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Old 07-24-2007, 01:18 PM
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Thanks all, keep the suggestions coming!
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Old 07-24-2007, 01:55 PM
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NASCAR Cafe....

(I used to work there the first year they were open while I finished up my degree at Coastal Carolina)
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