Our 60 miles of clean, sandy shoreline and natural beauty have been Myrtle Beach's top attractions for decades. Entertainment and hospitality attractions have sprung up here to provide our area with an incredible variety of ways to vacation, whether for a day, a month, or a lifetime, whatever your budget. Water parks with elaborate water slides, amusement parks with fast and fun rides, live music and rooms with gentlemen's dinners, or a Polynesian luau with fire dancers are just a few examples. Golf lovers can choose from 100 professional golf courses, and water sports enthusiasts can choose to splash around at full speed on banana boats or jet skis or explore at a leisurely pace on kayaks or fishing boats.
For more peaceful enjoyment, the Myrtle Beach area has two state parks and communities where South Carolina's Lowcountry culture thrives. Of course, we also offer great food and lots of other ways to have fun, in addition to great shopping in cities and malls, including malls. Whether you're looking for something fast-paced and action-packed, quiet and refreshing, something in between, or a mix of both, Myrtle Beach has it all. The “other side” of Myrtle Beach will add unique and memorable experiences to your South Carolina getaway.
What better way to spend a day in Myrtle Beach than being outdoors or on the water? There are dozens of options for exploring the “true wild side” of Myrtle Beach. Going on an adventure in a glass-bottom kayak is one of the best ways to explore the water. You have the advantage of seeing above and below the water simultaneously. Glass Bottom Kayak Tours in North Myrtle Beach offers several tours of the back bays and swamps.
You can collect seashells on a private island and search for wildlife, such as deer and sea turtles. Enchanted Sailing Charters offers private and group sailing trips in the Atlantic Ocean. Whether you're looking for a sunrise cruise, a sunset cruise, or something during the day with the family, Enchanted Sailing has a trip for you. The evening dinner cruise for two people is run by Outback Steak House.
You can also add to your group for an additional price. South Carolina may not be your first destination when you think of wineries or vineyards, but there are several in the Myrtle Beach area that will satisfy any wine palate. The Belle Amie Vineyard is open to the public two days a week and is ideal for families. La Belle offers wine tastings that include a tasting of six wines and a wine glass with the logo to preserve.
They specialize in red, white, rosé, dry and sweet wines. On Wednesdays, the vineyard hosts Wine Wednesdays on the Deck, where there are wine tastings, live music on the terrace and fun drinks, such as wine slushies, as well as food options. The Duplin winery is open from Monday to Saturday. With a tasting of 10 pre-selected wines, an employee will explain each wine to you and explain its story.
You can opt for a luxury wine tasting, which includes a gourmet cheese sauce, homemade crackers and a glass of wine after the tasting. While Muscadine wine isn't everyone's favorite wine, Duplin is known for his. They also have live music on their patio while you drink. Coastal Carolina Winery allows guests to choose which wines they would like to sample from its extensive wine list.
They also offer wine slushies to cool off on a hot summer day in Carolina. The Carolina coast offers red, white and fruit wines. There's also an on-site gift shop where you can find clothes, wine glasses, jellies and jams, pottery, wood carvings, jewelry, paints, pottery and more. J and L offer tours for the whole family that are interesting and educational.
You can choose from seven tours, including the Swamp Tour, the Waties Island Tour, the Backwater Sunset Tour, the Backwater Scenic Tour, the Twilight Island Tour, the Island Twilight Tour, the Crab Fishing Tour and a Sunset Swamp Tour. The Marsh Tour features many of the local birds that are native to the area. You'll be in calm waters and you'll generally encounter aquatic wildlife. The Waties Island tour takes you to a private island where you can search for seashells.
The Backwater Twilight tour gives you the chance to see bioluminescence after sunset, as well as the chance to observe the stars. On the Sunrise Tour, you can start the day in a very special way while paddling on the quiet morning when the sun rises. The Backbay panoramic tour takes you deep into the creeks with an expert guide, who can point you to the flora and fauna you find. The Island Twilight Adventure allows you to paddle during sunset to Waties Island, where you can see all the creatures that come out at dusk.
The crab tour is a lot of fun for a group with children, as you'll be able to fish for your own blue crabs after receiving equipment and instructions from your guide. The Marsh Sunset option allows you to watch a stunning sunset and watch the stars afterwards. The park is located on 115 acres of protected land with nearly three miles of trails and boardwalks that take you along the coast and through forest, wetlands and gardens. This park allows dogs, strollers and wheelchairs.
The Vereen gardens are open to the public from dawn to dusk and are free to enter. Horseback riding on the beach is always an enchanting experience, and at Inlet Point Plantation you don't need any previous horseback riding knowledge. Inlet Point Plantation offers horseback riding throughout the year and promotes several tours, both open to the public and to private options. Most attractions are suitable for children over 7 years old.
For children under 7 years old, there are pony rides, where the horse and child will roam the nut forests. If you like spirits, not ghostly ones, you can't miss Twelve 33 Distillery. Twelve 33 serves South Carolina in a glass. All of their liqueurs are handmade with locally sourced ingredients, including all the grains used.
Everything is produced in small batches directly on site. You can stop by for a drink, go to a tasting, or take a fully guided tour of the facilities. During a tasting, you can choose a flight of six spirits. A “spirit guide” will explain the process of making spirits, as well as the characteristics of what you are tasting.
You can also choose between different cocktails made with liqueurs. The VIP tour will take you through all the facilities while a guide explains the distillation process, the origin and composition of the different spirits, fermentation, distillation, blending and bottling. After the tour, guests are taken to their “speakeasy” to catch a flight and have an exclusive cocktail. Another great way to enjoy a taste of the south is to try one of the city's many breweries.
There's a lot of talk about New South Brewing, Independent Republic Brewing Company, Crooked Hammock Brewery, and Tidal Creek Brewhouse. The New South Brewing brewery houses a tavern and is known for its beers and lagers. The Independent Republic Brewing Company offers award-winning beers, a full kitchen menu, live music and Yappy Hour, a happy hour where you can bring your puppy along for question and answer nights about non-alcoholic beer for dogs, as well as taco nights. The Crooked Hammock Brewery has several locations, including in North Myrtle Beach.
They offer beers all year round, as well as seasonal beers such as Myrtle Peach, Brand New Day, Pineapple, Coconut. You'll also find exclusive beers such as Made In The Shade, Hazy Daze, Hammock ESB and Somebody's Closer. Tidal Creek Brewhouse offers customers a family- and dog-friendly environment with special small-batch craft beer, fresh-brewed coffee and Lowcountry food. They are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Goat Island is located just behind Drunken Jack's restaurant. The small island is a summer haven for goats and peacocks. Animals are brought to the island during the spring, summer and fall months to help prevent vegetation from growing too much. South Carolina is a popular place for another type of “spirit.”.
If you like things that are a little spooky, you should make reservations for dinner at The Brentwood, where you can dine on liquors from the past. This Haunted Restaurant Is One of the Most Haunted Restaurants in the U.S. UU. And he has appeared in several television shows such as My Ghost Story, A Haunting and Freight Club.
The dinner and ghost tour includes a 3-course meal for guests before embarking on a ghostly tour of the building. During visits, people have been known to see shadows, faces in windows and things that fall from tables. Guests have also reported seeing orbs and apparitions in the photographs they have taken here. The Waccamaw River offers endless water activities and a beautiful backdrop for others.
One way to enjoy views of the river is to walk along the Conway Riverwalk. This beautiful waterfront hugs the banks of the Waccamaw River for 1.5 miles. Along the waterfront, you can find benches to relax and enjoy the beauty of the area. There is also a pirate playground for children to explore.
At the end of the waterfront there is a beautiful arboretum with native plants and different flowers all year round. Another way to explore the river is to take a pontoon ride or rent kayaks at Waccamaw Outfitters. You can choose between guided or self-guided tours at the top of the Waccamaw's blackwaters. While kayaking or sailing, you can observe different aquatic animals, birds, and other animals that make the river and surrounding wetlands their home.
The Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge offers visitors endless opportunities to reconnect with nature. You can paddle through the blackwater swamp, walk or bike on the trails, and even go hunting and fishing. You'll also find a large museum on site. The museum presents old tools and photographs, and miniatures from industries in the surrounding areas.
You can also find agricultural tools and implements, household items and clothing and wildlife specimens. One of the best ways to experience the South is a farm-to-table experience. Crooked Oak Tavern only promises meat, fish and organic, locally grown and hormone-free products. They serve lunch and dinner, with things like hamburgers, crab cakes, braised scallops, fried shrimp and more.
They offer mouth-watering snacks and sandwiches. You can find primitive campsites at Thompson Farm, where you can set up your tent and enjoy the tranquility that surrounds you. It's an ideal base for kayaking or fishing adventures. There is a historical and ecological tour where you can learn about the past, as well as about native flora and fauna.
There are sunset cruises and also fishing trips. If you're looking for a more relaxing way to explore the Myrtle Beach area, head to the small, picturesque area of Georgetown. From outdoor adventures to shopping in the south, Georgetown has a totally different vibe than Myrtle Beach. You can stroll along the Harborwalk waterfront for tranquil views of the water, or spend the day at Huntington Beach State Park.
Georgetown is a very historic city and there are plenty of plantations in the surrounding area where you can go on tours and learn about Georgetown's past. You can also find old cemeteries and ghost tours if you want to explore your dark side. If you want to learn even more about the history of Georgetown, there are also museums and art galleries here. Georgetown also has great seafood restaurants with classic South Carolina dishes.
Places like the River Room Restaurant, Big Tuna Raw Bar and The Gatorgrill offer tasty food and a great atmosphere. Brookgreen Gardens is a popular destination for families with children. You can spend all day here and never be bored. The gardens are comprised of 9,127 acres and are home to collections of plants as well as seasonal flowers.
Brookgreen is home to the Lowcountry Zoo, which houses alligators, bald eagles, gray foxes, falcons, owls, red foxes, river otters, white-tailed deer, ducks, herons and egrets. All the animals here can't survive in the wild and now have a safe home in the zoo. There's also a butterfly experience that you can't miss. The gardens also house the largest collection of American figurative sculptures in the United States.
There are more than 2000 pieces created by 430 artists scattered throughout the venue. There's an on-site coffee shop that sells sandwiches, quiches, desserts, drinks, and light refreshments. There are also picnic areas if you want to bring your own food. Murrells Inlet is one of Myrtle Beach's secret jewels.
It is known as the seafood capital of South Carolina and is a paradise for nature lovers. One of the best ways to learn the secrets of Murrells Inlet is to take a tour of the marshes. The marshes are home to many creatures, such as alligators, loggerhead turtles, pelicans, other waterbirds, several species of fish and other forms of marine life. The marshes of Murrells Inlet are a harmonious blend of activity and tranquility.
There are several ways to explore the marshes, such as kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding. These methods allow you to navigate silently on water. You can take guided tours or rent your own equipment and guide yourself. If you want to see the swamp at night, you can walk along the Marsh Walk.
This waterfront runs along the waterfront. The area comes to life in more ways than one. There are restaurants and live music, or you can find a quiet spot and enjoy the fireflies and wild sounds of the night. Briefly mentioned above, The Marsh Walk in Murrells Inlet is a remarkable way to spend the night.
This live-music mecca also has beachfront restaurants and other live entertainment. During the walk there are 8 restaurants, including Mojo's, Creek Ratz, Bovine's, Wicked Tuna, The Claw House, Deaddog Salon, Drunkin Jacks and Wahoos Fish House. Most restaurants will have live music every night while you dine. Camping on the beach is one of the best ways to camp.
You can wake up with the sunrise and fall asleep to the sound of crashing waves. Sounds ideal, right? Huntington Beach State Park has sites for tents, as well as sites suitable for caravans with electrical connections, and a few have sewer connections. There are 107 standard sites, 66 full-connection sites and 6 designated sites for tents. Huntington is pet friendly and has hot showers, bathrooms and even Wi-Fi access.
While camping, you can embark on endless excursions that include birdwatching, fishing, boating, swimming, geocaching, biking and hiking. Another interesting thing to do on the beaches of Myrtle Beach is to look for sharks' teeth. If you're going for a walk on the beach, search for “shell beds”. You can sit and sort them there or, as I did as a child, fill up buckets and sort them whenever you want at home.
There are two named trails in the park and a short boardwalk. The Kerrigan Nature Trail is a short, easy trail, and is an excellent trail for looking for birds. The Sandpiper Pond nature trail is longer, at 2 miles. Stroll along an unspoiled beach and cross oak and red cedar forests, before finally taking you to a saltwater pond.
There are more than 300 species of birds, alligators, loggerhead turtles, minks and more. There is also a historic landmark in the park, Atalaya. Atalaya is an old castle that was built between 1931 and 1933 as a private winter residence for Archer Huntington and his wife, Anna. There are 30 rooms in the house that you can visit.
If you're camping on the beach when a storm is coming, keep your eyes open for the Gray Man. This ghostly apparition sometimes seems to be walking along the beaches just before a heavy storm hits, apparently warning people to seek shelter. One of the best places in South Carolina for surf fishing is Myrtle Beach State Park. Surf fishing is a style of fishing in which you fish directly from the beach or in shallow water.
In addition to surfing fishing, you can swim, ride a bike, walk, ride a horse, watch birds or participate in geocaching. There are two children's play areas, as well as shelters for picnics. There are two short trails in the park, the Sculpted Oak Trail and the Yaupon Trail. There is also a fishing pier, a nature center, campsites and huts.
One exciting way to explore the Myrtle Beach backwater is by jet skiing. If you need speed, it's essential to rent a jet ski or go on a jet ski tour. The jet ski tours offered by Island Adventure include 2-hour tours that will take you across all the bays and rivers in search of wildlife, epic views, and a memorable adventure. Groups will never exceed 10 passengers, so your guide will be able to maintain privacy while sharing his knowledge of the area.
There are trails for beginners and more experienced that your guide will decide based on the group's abilities. Fat Harold's is one of the most iconic clubs in Myrtle Beach. They are known for dancing and teaching dance, especially Carolina Shag, a dance style in which one person leads and the couple follows classical beach music. Fat Harold's offers sex classes per week.
Inside the Fat Harold's Beach Club is a delicious restaurant called Shag City Grille. Considered a local favorite, Shag City serves cheeseburgers, fried mortadella sandwiches, grilled cheeses, French fries, onion rings, and more. If you're looking for a great way to spend a rainy day, or if you're the type of traveler who likes to learn more about the history of the area, a trip to one of the museums in the Myrtle Beach area is perfect. The Horry County Museum is free and open to the public.
Here you'll find a fish tank with native freshwater fish, exhibits that include the American alligator, the black bear, and several species of snakes and birds of prey, such as birds of prey and eagles. There is a military exhibit that includes military uniforms and weapons, a Native American exhibit, and exhibits on the beaches of Horry County. If you are a fashion lover, you might find the Textile Exhibition especially interesting. It has sewing machines and washing machines as they evolved, clothes and comforters.
There is also a photo gallery showing the history of Horry County. The Myrtle Beach Museum of Art is known as one of North and South Carolina's exquisite art museums. Enjoyed by people of all ages, the museum has four permanent collections as well as rotating exhibitions. Finally, Wheels of Yesteryear offers visitors the opportunity to see old cars from different periods.
You can't go wrong with a visit to any of these Myrtle Beach area museums. Myrtle Beach is home to a wide range of communities and cultures that span more than 30 countries, making Myrtle Beach a reference place for international cuisine. Some of the most talked about restaurants are listed below. The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Boardwalk are what most people think of when they hear the words “Myrtle Beach”.
You can find places to stay, shop, and play along the 1.2-mile-long waterfront that borders the Atlantic Ocean. Along the waterfront, you can find amusement park attractions, thrilling rides, haunted houses, a game room, a movie theater, and even a zip line that takes you over the ocean. The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk also has endless options when it comes to food. Whether you're a picky eater, allergies, restrictions, intolerances, special diets, or you like to expand your palate and find new favorites, Myrtle Beach offers it all.
You can find typical waterfront foods, such as chips, ice cream, pizza, funnel-shaped cake and cotton candy, as well as restaurants with seats such as Landshark Bar and Grill, Moe Moons, Pier 14 Restaurant, Hurrice's Daiquiri Bar %26 Grill, Sharkey's Oceanfront Restaurant and Abraham's Gyro's %26 Pizza. If you want to eat right next to the waterfront, where you can watch people, Tin Roof has live music and perfect views of the waterfront. There are several huge hotels located along The Boardwalk that are perfect places to stay, whether you're traveling with your family, alone, or with a couple. Most hotels offer free parking, pools, and beach rentals.
Broadway at the Beach is a huge shopping and entertainment complex. There are endless things to do here, maybe too many to fit them all in one shot, but here's a little sneak peek. You can play table tennis, table football, four players and other activities in the yard. Or listen to live music and entertainment to keep you busy while you wait for your meal.
Pavillion Park is the largest theme park in Myrtle Beach. The whole family can enjoy Pavilion Park, or it's a nice date idea if you're traveling with your partner. There are two outstanding parks within Pavilion, Fun Park and Action Park. In Fun Park you'll find almost 20 attractions for the whole family, such as the Carousel, the mini tea cups, the Broadway 360-degree wheel, the samba balloons, the Super Happy Swing, the Scrambler, the Rio Grande Train and the Drop Tower.
Action Park has more thrilling rides such as The Beast, The Wave Swinger, Moonraker 20, Rock and Roll Express, Riptydze Slide, Speed XXL and Cliff Hanger. The Ripleys Aquarium is located in the Broadway complex and houses a versatile 750,000 gallon shark tank. There is an upper level and a lower level, and the upper level includes Amazon River, Friendship Flats, Planet Jellies, and a Penguin Playhouse. On the lower level, you can find Rainbow Rock, Dangerous Reef, Living Gallery, Ray Bay, and Systems Control.
Everyone loves to splash around all day at a water park. Myrtle Waves has a lazy river, tube slides, a Flowrider, and family attractions, including a kid-only section. At the racecourse, you can also find a games room, a children's area and a snack bar, as well as bumper cars and mini-golf. If you're not afraid of heights, Soar+ Explore is a fun place to visit.
There's a zip line here as well as a rope circuit that's exciting for all ages. The zip line takes you 300 meters above the water. With a height of 15 meters, the zip line offers you a different perspective of everything that surrounds you. The rope course has three levels and reaches 40 feet in height with 33 challenges.
There is also an indoor glow-in-the-dark rope circuit that reaches 36 feet in height with 28 obstacles. There is a laser tag area, a 6D extreme motion attraction and walking areas. The walking areas include an extreme climate zone, a physical challenge zone, a light and sound zone, a space discovery zone, an imagination laboratory and the Wonder Art Gallery. Wax museums are a little creepy and cool at the same time.
The Hollywood Wax Museum features dozens of perfectly crafted wax figures of sports stars, celebrities, musicians and more. Visiting the Hollywood Wax Museum creates the perfect photo opportunity with your favorite celebrity. There are even accessories you can use to make your photos more realistic. Barefoot Landing is Myrtle Beach's premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination.
Like Broadway at the Beach, Barefoot Landing has dozens of attractions in the same area, making it easy to get from one place to another. If you've ever wanted to get up close and personal with an alligator, you definitely have to visit Alligator Adventure. It is the largest reptile facility of its kind in the world. During your visit to the park, you can attend several shows, such as Alligator Live Feedings, Alligator Handling And Lecture and Snake Handling and Snake Handling.
There's more than alligators in the park. You can also find albino alligators, wildcats, crocodiles, owls, flamingos, frogs, pumas, hyenas, snakes, monkeys, turtles and albino lizards. Whether you're going to the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach or anywhere else in the country, you know that incredible live music and entertainment awaits you. House of Blues, Myrtle Beach always has an exciting lineup.
In addition to concerts, House of Blues also has a mystery and murder dinner, a theater, a bar and a restaurant. One of the best places to have fun, eat and listen to music is Lulus Cafe. Everything made here is made from scratch with dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, shellfish-free, soy-free and shellfish-free menu options. At Lulu's, there's a playroom on the beach, beach volleyball, a string court for children, and there's always live music.
The Wild Water and Wheels adventure park is a perfect destination for a family day out. At water parks, you'll find several ways to swim and splash around while you cool off from the warm South Carolina sun. There are fast slides, tube slides, slides with mats and different pool areas. There is also a wave pool, an artificial river and a lounge-type pool.
The adventure park has a running area, mini-golf and several attractions. For the youngest children in the family, there's Wally's Lagoon, a children's pool, and Wee Kids Water Wheel. Family Kingdom Amusement Park is Myrtle Beach's only waterfront amusement park. This family-friendly park includes roller coasters, bumper cars, a boat that swings, a log slide, a slingshot, a tilting slide, the yoyo and much more.
For younger children, there is a 4×4 truck ride, canoes, bicycles, flight school, jumping frogs, Hampton combination, children's coasters, swings and ferris wheel. There are also magic bikes, mini cars with bumpers and wet boats. The park offers stroller and wheelchair rentals, electric wheelchairs, affordable parking, and wristbands for the whole day. There are also classic arcade games that are fun for the entire crew.
Myrtle Beach has some of the most beautiful and challenging golf courses in the country. With more than 90 golf courses located here, many people come to Myrtle Beach for the chance to perfect their game here. Many of the courses here have been built by “award-winning designers” and champions of the golf industry. There is a wide selection of courses for any type of price range.
There are also several disc golf courses. In case you don't know, disc golf is a cross between frisbee and golf. Whether you're new to the game or have been playing for years, disc golf is a fun way to enjoy the sunny South Carolina days. Do you want to give a different touch to your dinner plans? Whether you're looking for a quirky date idea or just a way to entertain kids while you eat, going to an interactive dinner and show is a great way to do it.
In Myrtle Beach, you can catch a show with dinner at Medieval Times or Pirates Voyage. If you stay several nights, you can even do both. Medieval Times offers a thrilling show and battle as you enjoy a four-course meal that includes garlic bread, tomato soup, roasted chicken, sweet corn with butter, potatoes dipped in herbs and, of course, dessert. Pirates Voyage allows you to enjoy a four-course feast as you watch the pirate Blackbeard and his quartermaster, Calico Jack, as they lead their crews to a battle on land, deck and in the water.
The common market has several tourist attractions and activities. There is a bowling alley, a movie theater and an escape room, as well as shops and restaurants. Some of the must-see places are The EdVenture Museum, which is an interactive children's museum where your child can explore several stations, such as Publix, Space Climber, Airways, Mission Control, a show stage, a beach for young children, a dentist's office, a construction site, a doctor's office and a flight simulator, as well as a car workshop. The Crazy Mason is a smoothie bar that's a refreshing way to cool down and enjoy a delicious treat.
They have more than 100 options to choose from. One of the most magical things about being or staying in a coastal town is being able to see dolphins. It's always exciting to see them jump and spin through the air. One of the best ways to see dolphins is to take a dolphin-watching cruise.
Myrtle Beach has plenty of tour operators to choose from, so there are plenty of opportunities to see these charming creatures. Fishing trips are a great bonding experience. Whether you're an experienced angler or simply looking for some time on the water, renting a fishing boat is a really fun adventure. Off the coast of Myrtle Beach, you can fish for flounder, redfish, stingrays, sharks, trout, black drum, paddlefish, cobia, blackfin tuna, black bass, crossbowfish, mahi-mahi, red snapper, grouper, wahoo, blackfin tuna and yellowfin tuna.
Renting a pontoon boat is a great way to explore Myrtle Beach's back bays. You can sail and enjoy a leisurely walk, or you can sail in search of a place to anchor and have lunch. A pontoon offers plenty of space for families and are great boats for families with dogs. Myrtle Beach Watersports offers a variety of boats for rent.
Another great idea for a date night is to go to a show at the Carolina Opry. They offer a mix of programs that change frequently, so there's always something new to watch. They have shows and entertainment every night, and you can easily find their calendar of events and buy tickets on their website. During the day, bask in the sun on the wide and seemingly endless sandy beaches; at night, head to Broadway on the Beach for dinner, shopping and a show.
Off-beach attractions and activities to do with the family include mini golf, water parks, roller coasters, aquariums, and the list goes on and on. Myrtle Beach is an affordable family vacation destination with a significant number of large resorts, many of them beachfront, competing for the money you spend on vacation. Adventurers can enjoy a variety of sports, such as boating, fishing, surfing, paragliding, windsurfing or scuba diving. Many people just come to set up a chair and read a book.
A night walk on the beach shows the lights of the hotels with the background sound of water breaking on the sand. The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is where you'll find most of the city's hotels, family-friendly tourist attractions, restaurants, and souvenir shops. Along the 1.4-mile-long waterfront, you'll also find several stages, offering concerts, game rooms and other entertainment. Keep an eye out for a variety of special events and annual festivals held here, such as the Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival, the Carolina Country Music Fest and others.
The Ripley's Aquarium in Myrtle Beach offers families the unique opportunity to explore a giant aquatic habitat from the inside, thanks to the acrylic tunnel that snakes through the Dangerous Reef Aquarium. From inside this tunnel, visitors can see thousands of fish up close, including sea turtles, stingrays and giant sharks. The bravest can choose to camp overnight inside the tunnel, and the bravest can dive with the sharks. WonderWorks Myrtle Beach takes the science museum concept to a new level, involving children of all ages in learning while having tons of fun.
Interactive exhibits are organized by theme in WonderZones, focusing on topics such as natural disasters, physical challenges, light and sound, space exploration, and art. There is also an area dedicated to younger visitors, where they can play and learn with activities such as a giant Lite-Brite. Fun activities include the Extreme 360 bike experience, an indoor rope circuit that glow in the dark, and a laser tag stadium. The whole family will love the immersive experience of the 6D Extreme cinema, where movement, environmental effects and a 3D film create an exciting and thrilling attraction.
Outside the crazy building, the fun continues with a zip line that rises 300 meters above the water and a rope course with several challenges, all suspended 40 feet high. The Myrtle Beach SkyWheel takes guests to the top in its 42 six-person gondolas. The attraction offers a wide view and plenty of photo opportunities, and the gondolas are temperature-controlled for added comfort. Visitors can find a variety of activities in the family-friendly Broadway at the Beach district, which is home to attractions such as Old Tyme Portraits, Ripley's Aquarium and WonderWorks.
Other popular activities include mini golf, a water park, a wax museum, boat trips and helicopter tours. The Legends in Concert, a show in homage to celebrities, is also based here, in state-of-the-art facilities. Every Tuesday and Friday and a few weekends after the season, Broadway at the Beach lights up an impressive fireworks show at 10 p.m. Intricate sculptures decorate the grounds of Brookgreen Gardens, a unique property that blends art and nature in a variety of ways.
The 9,127 acre property is home to extensive botanical gardens, which form a natural gallery for works of art, but are also a reserve of history and wildlife. In addition to miles of trails and quiet places to rest, Brookgreen offers tours on a 48-foot pontoon boat that sails alongside the historic rice fields of Oaks Plantation, and other guided tours include more areas of the plantation, such as the old rice mill and a Civil War fort. The classic attractions remain, with favorites such as bumper cars, go-karts, vintage cars, a carousel, ferris wheels and a train for children. The most thrilling rides include several roller coasters, a tilting whirlpool and a 110-foot free-fall slingshot.
Cool off at the adjacent Splashes Water Park, where you'll find 18 attractions, some of which include a log slide, fast water slides, a 430-foot lazy river, and a variety of water channels. Warbird Park is a free, educational attraction located in the Market Common district of Myrtle Beach, at the former Myrtle Beach Air Force Base. Since its privatization in 1993, the base has been converted into a beautiful park where aircraft that were once an active part of operations are exhibited, and each vessel on display has details about its history and meaning. Among the aircraft on display, tourists will find an A-10 Warthog Thunderbolt that supported ground troops during Operation Desert Storm, an F-100 jet fighter that went into action between the mid-1950s and early 1970s, and one of the base's A-7 Corsair tactical warplanes.
The park also houses the Service Wall, which contains the names of all service members who served at Myrtle Beach Air Force Base. Myrtle Beach is home to the largest water park in South Carolina: Myrtle Waves. More than a million gallons of water flow through more than 20 acres of water slides, rides, rafts and water slides. The biggest and most impactful slides include Turbo Twisters, King Cobra Shoot at Snake Mountain and Night Flight, but there are other dome options suitable for younger children.
Myrtle Waves has the city's only FlowRider endless surf machine. Among an exciting variety of water slides, the 20-foot-long Super Chute closed slide is for the bravest of souls. It will make you scream before jumping into the water. Other beachfront water parks include the Splashes and Wild %26 Water Wheels water park, which houses huge water slides and tube slides, swimming pools, a go-kart track, attractions for children and families, and mini-golf.
There are dozens of mini-golf courses all over the Grand Strand. In fact, you could almost spend an entire vacation playing golf or putt-putt. Route 17, which runs parallel to Ocean Boulevard, is home to most of the miniature golf courses in the area. Some of the most important places are the mountain.
Atlanticus, Jungle Lagoon, Treasure Island and Captain Hook's Adventure Golf. Like Broadway at the Beach, Barefoot Landing has a great selection of quality shopping, food and entertainment in North Myrtle Beach. During the day, visitors can shop for clothing, jewelry and gifts or choose from a wide variety of attractions, such as Alligator Adventure and Backstage MirrorMaze. Every Monday, Barefoot Landing throws an impressive fireworks show at 10 p.m.
The Carolina Opry has been the reference venue for some of Myrtle Beach's most important shows for more than 30 years, with more than 9,000 productions. Loved by locals and tourists alike, the Carolina Opry beats to music most nights of the year. A Trip to the Opry is the beach version of Broadway in New York City, South Carolina. The Hollywood Wax House is located in the Broadway at the Beach complex.
After a hard day of lying in the sun and frolicking in the waves, you might feel the need to dance a bit in line at the famous Bowery Club. Fortunately, you don't need to go far. This iconic country music venue, in operation since 1944, is just 50 feet from the water's edge. To enjoy the sun, surf, and sand in a natural setting, head to Myrtle Beach State Park.
Here, you and your family can escape the crowds and enjoy the beach as it was before it was developed with large resorts and hotels. This one-mile stretch of waterfront is backed by maritime forests, where you'll find a short hiking trail and one of the best camping in South Carolina. Camping at Myrtle Beach State Park is an affordable option instead of staying at a hotel in the city. Choose one of 278 sites, set up camp and let yourself fall asleep at night next to the waves that gently reach the coast.
If sleeping on the floor isn't your thing, book one of the six historic huts built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. You really can't take a trip to Myrtle Beach without visiting some of its most iconic and popular attractions. Every tourist city needs a wax museum, and Myrtle Beach is no exception with its Hollywood Wax House. The park gets better every year and has recently added four new attractions including a new steel roller coaster called Twist 'n Shout, the super fun Magic Bikes and the slightly crazy Jump Around Dune Buggies.
A visit to Myrtle Beach, also known as the Grand Strand, is sure to entertain you and your family with a big smile. After much fundraising, restoration and reconstruction in a different location, the building is still being used for educational purposes, as well as for workshops and community classes. .