Driving through the golden fields of the Midwest en route to the Atlantic coastline can be daunting. Kids fighting, endless potty breaks, and fast food stops make for a longer trip than it needs to be. Let us help make your trip a little easier. Follow us down Interstate 74 for all of the best places to stop while traveling from Ohio to North Myrtle Beach. Once you arrive at your final destination, be sure to download our exclusive Vacation Guide for access to all of North Myrtle Beach’s fantastic restaurants and exciting attractions!
6 Best Stops for Your Road Trip From Ohio to North Myrtle Beach
Who says 10 hours in the car has to be miserable? We’ve done the research and compiled a list of everything you must see on your way south to Myrtle Beach. Start your trip off on the right foot by following our guide!
Clay Center—Charleston, West Virginia
After you cross over the Ohio state line into West Virginia, you arrive in Charleston. Be sure to check out Clay Center, which is in the heart of this capital city. You’ll find something for everyone to enjoy. The Juliet Art Museum is another great stop. It hosts an impressive permanent collection along with revolving, traveling collections ensuring that visitors never get bored.
The Avampato Discovery Museum fully immerses kids of all ages in 12,000 square feet of hands-on exploration. Experience the art of producing music at The Maier Foundation Music Studio or get their wiggles out on the towering climbing structure. If you can easily access a change of clothes for the kiddos, be sure to hit the splash park outside! Then enjoy a peaceful ride as your tired kids doze off once you hit the highway.
Fort Chiswell Animal Park—Max Meadows, Virginia
Fort Chiswell Animal Park is not your typical zoo. The park gets your family up close and personal with all of their furry friends. Climb aboard the safari bus and let your kids hand-feed camels, zebras, buffalo, and so much more. Throw the kids on your shoulders and give them a giraffe encounter they will remember. Fort Chiswell is the perfect quick stop on your long road trip. They are open from April until the end of November, so be sure to check out their hours of operation before heading there.
Southwest Virginia Farmers Market—Hillsville, Virginia
The Southwest Virginia Farmers Market is one of the largest in the state. The market is open seven days a week and offers the freshest Virginia produce along with unique jams, jellies, honey, and crafts. Curb the inevitable road trip snack cravings with healthy choices from the market. Kids will love being able to walk through and choose their own snack pack for the ride!
Speaking of snacks: be sure to save room for one of the South’s iconic roadside boiled peanuts stands. Even if they don’t satisfy your tastebuds, striking up a conversation with one of the generational stand owners is an opportunity you won’t want to pass up.
Riverside Park—Mt. Airy, North Carolina
The last place you want to be when the sun is shining is trapped inside the confines of your car. Stop off at Riverside Park in Mt. Airy and enjoy a day at the park. The paved walking trail parallels the river for a peacefully scenic walk. Explore local vendors such as Scoops Ice Cream & Such and enjoy treats along the way. End the trip with a stop at the newly constructed playground before hopping back on the road.
Cin Cin Burger Bar—Winston-Salem, North Carolina
With fair prices and just enough creativity to entertain parents and kids alike, Cin Cin Burger Bar is the ideal dinner stop in Winston-Salem. The speakeasy vibe offers trendy drink selections and artfully-crafted appetizers, while the family-friendly atmosphere boasts creamy milkshakes and hearty burgers. Cin Cins ensures that your belly is satisfied the rest of the way to the beach.
Come Home to Your Seaside Vacation Rental!
Ten hours is a long time to be in the car, regardless of how you spin it. When you finally arrive in North Myrtle Beach, you’ll be aching to kick up your feet at your private beach oasis. Stay at one of our oceanfront, pet-friendly condos or spread out in a whole house big enough for the entire family.
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