6 Family Traditions to Start in Myrtle Beach

Requesting the same corner table at the calabash restaurant you think about all year. Box seats at a Myrtle Beach Pelicans game — on fireworks night. Returning to your beloved resort year after year.


There’s an array of ways to start a family tradition on your Myrtle Beach vacation.


There are more subtle ways, too. Watching at least one sunrise each trip. A sharktooth search challenge. Prepping a favorite meal together in your suite. Here are a few suggestions for creating those customs your kids will want to carry on to their kids.

Find a Favorite Calabash Restaurant

Lightly breaded, served buffet style, incredibly delicious: Calabash seafood. It’s a Grand Strand specialty (cornmeal hushpuppies are a MUST.) It’s a taste synonymous with Myrtle Beach.


Quality food and service, every visit, make a restaurant a contender as a favorite. Find a spot where everyone can find a dish they love. For calabash seafood, try:

Captain Benjamin’s Calabash Seafood Buffet: Fresh, tasty fare from a Grand Strand mainstay. Try the Alaskan Snow Crab Legs, White Clams, and Shrimp Scampi. Look for a coupon online and in the savings book from your resort.


Seafood World Calabash Seafood And Steak Buffet: Casual joint, with good food. Try Fried Calamari, Mahi-Mahi, Tilapia Filet, and more. 

Shrimp Seafood Dish

Go Out to the Ballgame

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans are a Class-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, in the Low-A East League. The team has one of the coolest logos in minor-league baseball, and plenty of fireworks nights. Sit down the first- or third-base lines for your best shot at catching a foul ball. 


TicketReturn.com Field is a great place to catch a ballgame. You’ll want to make it part of your travel tradition.

Baseball Glove and Balls

Rise and Watch the Sun Shine

There’s something special about a family saying “we always do this,” and watching the sun rise is a great one. Get up 20 minutes before sunrise for best results. You’ll be able to see the sun break through that much before sunrise, and the colors are amazing. 


It can give your family an appreciation for having this time together away from the daily grind. What a beautiful life distraction, right from your resort balcony or the beach.


PRO TIP: Check out this site for sunrise times.

Sunrise Over Ocean

Have a Sharktooth Search Challenge

It’s one thing to find a fistful of pretty shells. It’s another to round up a bounty of sharks teeth. Fossilized and sometimes millions of years old, sharks teeth are prevalent here. You don’t even need to find a megaladon tooth to have a successful search! 

Who can find the most? The biggest? The most unique?


Surfers often wear sharktooth necklaces, not just for the cool look, but also for luck. For centuries, people have considered sharkteeth a worthy charm.


PRO TIP: Check out piles of shell or gravel, and along the strand line. This is where the ocean dumps organic material at high tide. Don’t dig — let the ocean sort the gems for you.

Shark in Ocean

Cook Together in Your Suite

At many Brittain Resorts, you can choose an economy kitchen in your suite. It’s the perfect spot to prep a meal together and stay in to dine during your vacation. Family dinner helps stem the stress of everyday life, and it’s even better at the beach!



It’s a great way to model family prioritization to your kids, too. And children will see the value in creating a delectable meal to share.



PRO TIP: Plan the night as you would any special event on vacation, and keep it simple. Give everyone a task, put on music, and keep conversation light. This Greek Lemon Chicken Skewers with Tzatziki Sauce recipe is stellar for this!

Paradise Oceanfront Deluxe King Suite Kitchen

Make Paradise Resort Part of Your Tradition

Pretty grounds, laid-back vibes, and smiling faces all contribute to a wonderful stay. Enjoy refreshing pools, hot tubs, and lazy river can easily become part of your daily routine here. Also, check out the perks of having Brittain Rewards and book your stay at Paradise Resort today.