Myrtle Beach Offers Target-Rich Environment for Instagram Photo Ops

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Guests at The Breakers Resort in downtown Myrtle Beach have a front-row seat to some of the most scenic spots on the Grand Strand, places where you can have a good time and take some great shots to show off to your Instagram groups. Post pics to chronicle your vacation experience and (let's be honest here) make your social media friends wish they were with you. Here are a few ideal locations where you and your crew can snap some selfies to share on Instagram and other social media outlets:

* Beach: This one may seem like a no-brainer, but you might be surprised by the simple beauty of the beach that visitors forget to preserve in pictures. If you are up early enough to capture the sun rising over the Atlantic Ocean from your oceanfront balcony or during a morning walk, it is a truly breathtaking scene — and one that some vacationers never see. Sunset also paints some pretty splashes of colors across the ocean sky, and there are other unique photos ops to find — such as sandcastles, seashells and the surf — that will give your Instagram friends a feel for the beach.

* Boardwalk: With the northernmost point of the 1.2-mile Myrtle Beach Boardwalk located only a few blocks south of The Breakers, guests can take a short stroll and snap some scenic shots of iconic images of the downtown oceanfront district. Take some pics of the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel — both at street level and from high above while aboard one of the enclosed gondolas, which are covered with a special non-reflective glass for taking selfies and photos of the ocean and downtown. The Hot Summer Nights festivities in Plyler Park also provide nice photo ops of performers, fireworks and other fun-filled, photogenic activities.

* Brookgreen Gardens: Nature lovers and artsy types alike love this botanical sculpture garden, a former rice plantation that is now the home of lovely Lowcountry scenery and amazing works of art. You can blow up your Instagram friends with pics of you posing with picturesque statues, ancient live oak trees and South Carolina wildflowers. The kids will love taking shots at the Native Wildlife Zoo, where they can pose with otters and birds, as well as goats and chickens.

* Lulu's Cafe: Located a couple of blocks south of The Breakers is a local landmark that is worth the short walk for a quick selfie. Internationally renowned surf artist Drew Brophy, a Myrtle Beach native, painted this beautiful surfing scene on the wall of Lulu's years ago, but visitors and locals alike still line up to snap a few shots.

* Hollywood Wax Museum: The facade of this Broadway at the Beach attraction should be your first clue that this is a good spot for shooting Instagram pics. The 40-foot replica of King Kong scaling the Empire State Building is one photo you can get without entering the building, but once inside, you will find a target-heavy environment of the rich and famous in wax. Take selfies with the brightest stars from Hollywood, as well as celebrities from the world of music, television and sports.

Guests at The Breakers Resort can also take some excellent vacation photos without leaving the property. Capture the kids playing on the Sunken Pirate Ship and shooting water cannons, snap a selfie at the Rusty Reel Oceanfront Bar & Grill while you slurp down a frozen drink at sunset, and click some scenic shots from your private oceanfront balcony. It’s the perfect way to preserve your vacation memories in pictures.