Brookgreen Gardens is located less than 20 miles from Myrtle Beach, across from Huntington Beach State Park, off Highway17 Bypass. Visitors often add the National Historic Landmark to their agenda. Brookgreen Gardens is an outdoor paradise of gardens, sculptures and animals. Children enjoy the only zoo accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums on the coast of the Carolinas. Moss-draped live oaks line the gardens’ paths and are worth the drive, and there’s so much more. Plan a December stopover to see one of the Nights of a Thousand Candles with hand-lit candles and white lights glowing, all the while musicians perform throughout the gardens. Or go during spring when the gardens are in full bloom. Year-round, Brookgreen Gardens is a special place to visit.