OK, my sister is wanting to do a beach vacation over the week of the 4th of July. She has been looking at house/condo rentals at Myrtle Beach and finding that they are pretty pricy for the holiday week. My family will be flying out to stay for part of the week from CO. She wants someplace that they can drive to in a day (from upstate NY). Soooo, any suggestions from you-all for a nice beach-y place that is maybe less well known and possibly cheaper for that time frame? We were thinking anywhere from Virginia Beach south to Myrtle. Activities other than just going to the beach would be somewhat of a plus, but we don't need a lot of real tourist-y stuff. It will be 4 adults, one college kid (20 yr old girl) and our 12 yr old boy.
TIA for any and all help!!!
Oh, and I forgot to mention she wants to bring her two small dogs with her. A dachshund and an cockapoo.