Eastern South Carolina has a rich cultural heritage that features a strong emphasis on food, African American history, and natural landscapes (don’t forget the Southern charm). You can experience all of these important pieces of this historic region on the best route from Charlotte to Myrtle Beach! It’s the best way to make your trip to the beach an exciting and fun-filled adventure! If you’re visiting us from outside of the Carolinas, be sure to request our I-95 Travel Guide!
The Top Stops Along the Best Route From Charlotte to Myrtle Beach
There are several routes from Charlotte to Myrtle Beach, but the following is the quickest and has the best stops along the way. Here is the route info so you can plan your trip accordingly!
Your first stop in South Carolina along the best route from Charlotte to Myrtle Beach is Cheraw. There are a few notable things to see in this small town, mainly centered around its most famous son, Dizzy Gillespie. Known for his bent trumpet and unique take on jazz music, Gillespie is well-known for pioneering the “bebop” style. The Gillespie Home Site Park has sculptures, artifacts, and artwork that honor the Jazz King and his musical accomplishments. Cheraw State Park and the Southern African American Heritage Center are also great places to immerse yourself in Eastern South Carolina’s cultural heritage.
The next stop along your route from Charlotte to Myrtle Beach is only 20 minutes down the road from Cheraw. Bennettsville is one of the most beautiful Southern towns in the region, with grand buildings gracing the streets of downtown and ornate mansions lining the tree-shrouded avenues of the surrounding neighborhoods. Take a stroll through the Historic Downtown District before taking a 10-minute detour north to savor some of the best barbeque in the area. Stanton’s Barbeque & Fish Camp serves up mouthwatering smoked meats, seafood, and fixings and is the only fly-in restaurant in the Carolinas (there is a small runway adjacent to the restaurant).
The tiny town of Latta is your next stop along the best route from Charlotte to Myrtle Beach. Latta is about two and a half hours from Charlotte and one and a half hours from Myrtle Beach, making it an excellent place to spend the night. Check in to Abingdon Manor early in the afternoon so you can explore The Village and the Dillon County Museum in downtown. Taking a stroll through the surrounding neighborhoods filled with beautiful historic homes is a very relaxing way to spend the afternoon. If you want to venture 20 minutes down the road to Marion or Mullins, there are several museums and attractions that are worth checking out.
Be sure to make a reservation at our Dining Room before arriving at our Inn so you can spend the evening savoring delicious cuisine in an intimate setting. We serve dinner at 7:30 p.m. every night with pre-dinner cocktails and wine at 7 p.m. You’ll wake up to a gourmet breakfast the next morning before finishing your route from Charlotte to Myrtle Beach!
For a list of stops between on your last leg of the trip, consult our Latta to Myrtle Beach day trip guide!
Abingdon Manor offers a unique stay in a beautiful Southern mansion. Our beautiful rooms feature a variety of luxury amenities including silky sheets, spacious living areas, and a host of other top-notch furnishings. Whether you’re relaxing under a Pecan tree on our well-manicured grounds or exploring historic downtown Latta, there are plenty of ways to experience Eastern South Carolina like a local. Take a look at our things to do page for more ways to enjoy our area!
Plan your trip to Myrtle Beach today by booking one of our rooms today! We look forward to welcoming you to Latta!