One of the best things about staying at Long Bay Resort in Myrtle Beach is that you don't have to leave the property to have a good time and a great meal. With a long list of amenities that includes indoor and outdoor aquatic attractions and on-site restaurants, you could spend your entire vacation on the Long Bay premises.
But the other great thing about Long Bay is if you do want to get off the property to go exploring, you don't have to go very far to find more of the same. Long Bay is literally steps away from some of the top restaurants in town, and there are several attractions within a short driving distance of the resort. Here are the top five restaurants and attractions close to Long Bay Resort:
Collector's Cafe: This establishment is a fine-dining restaurant, art gallery and coffee bar all rolled into one. Serving delicious lunch and dinner that uses fresh local seafood and produce, Collector's Cafe's award-winning menu is worth the short trip alone. But throw in a nice collection of works by local artists and a European-style coffee bar and you've got a great place to spend an evening.
Flamingo Grille: This upscale eatery is famous for its surf and turf. Featuring fresh local seafood prepared in a wide array of styles and melt-in-your-mouth prime rib, Flamingo offers a nice selection of seafood and meat dishes to satisfy all taste buds. Be sure to try the Lobster Chunks as an appetizer or entree.
La Fiesta Mexicana: Got a taste for some spicy Mexican cuisine? It's only a few blocks away at this cantina, which serves some of the best south of the border food west of the beach. Open for lunch and dinner, the bar also stays open late.
Lombardo's: This establishment serves some of the best Italian food in the neighborhood, which is saying something given the Grand Strand's abundance of Mediterranean restaurants. Lombardo's serves all the traditional Italian favorites along with some unique house dishes and specials sure to make you happy.
River City Cafe: Located a stone's throw from Long Bay, this burger joint is a great place to grab a quick, tasty lunch, dinner or late-night snack. Patrons throw peanut shells on the floors while waiting for their dream burger to arrive at their table. Onion rings, hand cut fries and cold drinks are also on the menu.
Broadway at the Beach: The hub of the Grand Strand's entertainment, shopping, dining and nightlife scenes is only about 5 miles away from Long Bay. See free firework shows and stroll around the complex to find the best Myrtle Beach has to offer.
Cane Patch Par-3: Looking to brush up on your golf skills? Located just two blocks away, this small course also features a driving range and a practice green where you can get your game ready before you step on a regular 18-hole layout.
Dunes Golf & Beach Club: Play Myrtle Beach's most famous layout on the oceanfront just about a mile north of the resort. Ask the golf experts at Long Bay to help you book a tee time and enjoy the course that put Myrtle Beach golf on the map.
Jungle Safari Golf: So your golf game isn't ready for the 18-hole or nine-hole courses on the Strand? Stick with the putter and play a round of miniature golf just a couple of blocks from the resort. Featuring models of wild animals, guests can tame this putt-putt course using only one club.
Myrtle Beach Boardwalk: Located about 5 miles south of Long Bay along the oceanfront is where you can hop on this 1.2-mile walkway and stroll to all the major downtown attractions, including the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel and Family Kingdom.