OK, so we're looking at planning something other than WDW for this summer. We are taking our 3rd trip on our AP's in March...and are booked on a DCL Med cruise for summer 2011...so we sort of need to save some money & go on the cheap side this year. ONE of the options I was looking at was the thought of going to HHI for a week in August so we could drive & skip buying park tix. And if that's not available then possibly trading out thru RCI to Myrtle Beach. I have never been to HHI and am concerned it might be too quiet & boring & I am not wild about the idea of not being ON the beach. (If I forget something in the room I like being able to just run back up.) We added 3 nights at Vero Beach onto our summer trip last year - it was a nice relaxing way to unwind after a week at WDW but I think we all agreed that 3 nights was plenty. The whole town rolled up the carpet at 9:00. For those who are very familiar with HHI and / or who have done both HHI & Vero will we be bored at HHI if we go for a whole week? Can you compare HHI to VB?? The only Carolina beach I have ever been to was Myrtle and that was like 30 years ago now - I was like 16 & still boy watching!!! I know there's probably stuff to do there that our DS would enjoy...faster pace. I just called to check on RCI availability & there's some availability at the Sheraton Broadway Plantation in Myrtle (which is a Gold Crown / Starwood property) in August. It's a mile from the beach so I'm still not getting ON the beach. But so that's an option too...a 1 bedroom would use 160 pts while a studio at HHI would use 130 pts. so we'd save 30 pts. by going to HHI. We have enough available tho...I just don't know what I'm doing. I may call & book HHI tomorrow tho just to have something while we think on it & so I don't go throwing our points into RCI without a clue what we want. But I don't know. Any thoughts? What do you DO at HHI?? We don't ride bikes or go for long walks. I like lounging by the pool or on the beach with a book but DS & DH get bored without stuff to DO. Are there any facilities ON the beach once you get there? (Bath house / food / bar?) Is there a tram to the beach or something or do you have to walk it? Is there a town? Restaurants? Shopping?