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Best Places to Stay in Myrtle Beach and the Skywheel

Ferris Wheel

Myrtle Beach is one of the best family vacation destinations in the United States. Thousands of people flock to Myrtle Beach every summer for some sun, sand and fun on our golden beaches. Stay at Springmaid Beach Resort and be in the center of all the great Myrtle Beach action. Springmaid Beach Resort is one of the most affordable hotels in Myrtle Beach and is a great place to vacation. Families come back year after year to stay at Springmaid’s amazing accommodations and amenities.

Springmaid Beach Resort is ideally located on the end of the Myrtle Beach strip next to the Myrtle Beach State Park. It’s just a short car ride away from all the great attractions and dining that Myrtle Beach has to offer.  If you are willing to talk a leisurely stroll up the oceanfront, Springmaid Beach is located just three miles away from the Skywheel! The Skywheel is a 187-foot tall Ferris wheel overlooking the Myrtle Beach oceanfront. It’s the second tallest Ferris wheel in the United States and the tallest one east of the Mississippi River.  The Skywheel features 42 glass-enclosed, temperature controlled gondolas that can easily fit 6 passengers. The gondolas rock a little but over an amazing view of the Myrtle Beach coastline. Riders have said they can see all the way up to North Carolina on a clear day from atop the Skywheel.  The ride typically lasts 10-12 minutes and you can take pictures from inside the gondolas.  Around dusk each night the Skywheel lights up with over 1 million LED lights and you will definitely be able to see it from your Springmaid Beach guest room.

Riding the Skywheel is something everyone should do during their Myrtle Beach vacation. Make sure to book your stay at Springmaid Beach Resort and plan a day to check out the Skywheel. Contact the resort’s friendly staff with any questions or to book your vacation at one of the best places to stay in Myrtle Beach!