Hi @Aquaria: well you’ll be there smack in the middle of summer… so expect HOT & HUMID. Average monthly temps are 88 F for June and 91 F for July… with Ocean Temps of 78 F & 83 F respectively.
Great time to enjoy the beach !!
As it is prime season EVERYTHING will be open. So TONS to see and do.
I suggest you start your research with the following Websites:
Myrtle Beach Tourism = http://www.visitmyrtlebeach.com
South Carolina Tourism (Grand Strand Region) = http://www.discoversouthcarolina.com/see-do/explore-the-state/islands-coasts/myrtle-beach-grand-strand/
The latter one is also a good place to start if you plan to check out other nearby areas in the SC Low Country… such as nearby historic Georgetown (1 hour south on Hwy 17) or iconic Charleston (2 hours south off Hwy 17).
Georgetown is a pleasant drive from MB… it has a notable history as a port, and an industrial town (Pulp & Paper nearby, so a little stinky)… BUT the architecture is spectacular (drive up and down the side streets… to check out the old houses and their Circa Plaques)… and some interesting Churches & a Cemetery. They also have a Main Street with Interesting Shops, Cafes and Restaurants, and a Boardwalk.
Charleston is of course a MUST SEE city in the US South. Lots of History. Take a Carriage Ride, stroll the Market, and visit America’s Oldest Museum – Charleston Museum. Want to learn a little about the Civil War… then take a boat ride tour out to Fort Sumter where it all began !!
The Charleston area is also where you’ll find a great assortment of Plantations worth touring if you’ve never done that. Personal faves in the Ashley River area (Mount Pleasant) include:
Drayton Hall (circa 1738) which is one of the oldest preserved (different from restored) Plantations in North America. This home is a must see if you wish to learn about Plantation Life.
When General Sherman marched east to the Atlantic he and his men burnt much in their wake… so many of the once magnificent Plantations only have a “few elements” left of them.
At Boone Hall although the original Antebellum Mansion is long gone… there remains some significant elements including… one of the most GORGEOUS Avenue of Live Oaks, and some unique brick Slave Cabins. Boone Hall is renowned for their presentations on Black History and Gullah Culture. This alone make a visit here worthwhile… probably the best presentation I’ve ever seen on Plantation life from the Black Slave’s POV.
In the same area, are two other Plantations… both of which were originally part of the Drayton Hall Plantation (land divided up by the family)… the Magnolia Plantation and the Middleton Place Plantation, both of which have fantastic ornamental gardens which are worth a visit.
For more info on these places you can check out their entries on Wikipedia (always a good place to start any vacation research for just a General Overview IMO)… OR of course they all have their own Websites as well (both the Cities and the Sights).
For other general info on Myrtle Beach I suggest you check out TripAdvisor… they have of course their REVIEW SECTIONS (Accommodations – Restaurants – and Attractions)… but also a TRAVEL GUIDE and their ever helpful TRAVEL FORUMS… where just like here on WBee and our Discussion Boards you can post Questions and get Answers / Chat with Destination Experts & Locals who know an area best.
TripAdvisor – Myrtle Beach(Tourism) = http://www.tripadvisor.ca/Tourism-g54359-Myrtle_Beach_South_Carolina-Vacations.html
There is TONS to do in MB… including: The Beach, Golf, Great Restaurants, Shopping, Nightlife, and Tourism Sites
Lol, in that Mr TTR and I have been going for years and years, I certainly have my personal faves. If you want some more info, or have any more Questions let me know (maybe send me a PM).
Hope this helps on getting you started to planning a GREAT Honeymoon,
PS… 4th of July Fireworks – No worries there will several spots to choose from… all spread out along The Grand Strand. The MB Tourism Website should have info.