The quintessential tourist destination on the I-95 corridor between North and South Carolina. From the iconic Sombrero observation tower to the eclectic touristy wares, SOB has it all. Concurrent location, easy access from 95, has gas, interesting exhibits, a game room, classic comfort food and more. The bright neon lights and amusement park atmosphere draws you in. A dizzying array of shirts, mugs, hats and other stuff leaves you in awe at all that can be had under one roof. Well worth the stop.
The rooms ate ok. The beds could be better, but they are clean and decent for a night off the road. The shops have almost all the same stuff in them. A little high on some of the souvenirs but others are reasonably. 24 hour food, and gas, fun photo props and the pool was inside and open til 11pm. Nice break for the night
I've been coming here since I was an infant with my now deceased father, every road trip we stopped here and I am now on 35 with 5 of my own children, still visiting. This place still has all of his old charm and memories and lots of new comfortable additions. I feel no matter where I live I will be bringing my family here for the rest of my life! It's definitely historic for me!
It was fun, my wife and I didn't go in expecting a lot and certainly weren't disappointed. Lots of cool photo ops. Fun junk to shop your way through. Most stuff I'd seen before, but we still managed to find some gems we hadn't seen yet. Great dinner at the round steak house. All and all a very fun and relaxed experience.
South of the Border is a generational Landmark when traveling along the Eastern Seaboard. It is a great place to stop and find anything and everything you could ever want including free child rides. Unfortunately in February the very attractive Amusement Center was closed which was a disappointment. I give it three stars for the food the four stars simply because this is been around since before I was born and I'm an old geezer. if you need fireworks I would suggest somewhere else which is cheaper. Definitely a must stop for a much-needed travel break.