Top things to do in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

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Myrtle Beach is a family-friendly destination that brings together the best of both worlds: complete relaxation and thrilling entertainment. This vacation wonderland includes world-class golf, amusement parks, live entertainment, exciting attractions, dining for every palate, water adventures, shopping, and more.

If you’ve found the perfect vacation rental home in Myrtle Beach, you’ll have plenty of unforgettable experiences to choose from in the area. Here are our favorite picks.

Find sixty miles of beach bliss on The Grand Strand

The Myrtle Beach area features 60 miles of tranquil beaches known as the “Grand Strand.” Each beach offers its own experience, from lively family fun in Myrtle Beach to the upscale oasis of Litchfield Beach known for its quiet, peaceful shores.

To explore more of the region’s natural beauty, you can stroll the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk or Conway Riverwalk, take a ride on the 26-mile Waccamaw Neck Bikeway — part of East Coast Greenway — kayak the marshes and back bays, or go horseback riding on an equestrian trail.

Golf courses designed by the greats

Myrtle Beach is a golf mecca with more than 80 courses — including 14 that have been named among America’s 100 greatest public courses. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned player, you can find a course designed by the likes of Jack Nicklaus (Long Bay Club), Greg Norman (The Norman Course at Barefoot Resort), or Fred Couples (Carolina National Golf Club).

Stroll the Myrtle Beach boardwalk and beyond

Like any good beach town worth its salt, Myrtle Beach is anchored by a boardwalk. The 1.2 mile-long Oceanfront Boardwalk and Promenade is lined with shops and restaurants, and is home to festivals and events year round. Walk the promenade with an ice cream cone or cotton candy in hand, ride the 200-foot tall Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, and take in the holiday atmosphere and sweeping ocean views.

Beyond the boardwalk, Myrtle Beach is home to memorable attractions for every taste, from The Simpsons in 4D to WonderWorks, an indoor amusement park with 100 interactive exhibits for all ages. Ripley’s, the master of amazement, operates several experiences in Myrtle Beach, including a 1.4-million-gallon world-class aquarium, wax museum, mirror maze, haunted laser-gun course, and 5D theater.

For a more contemplative experience, check out Brookgreen Gardens, one of the top botanic gardens in the country featuring the world’s largest collection of outdoor American sculpture.

Ride the waves in a million ways

Want to get out on the water? You’ll have plenty of options in Myrtle Beach. Rent any kind of watercraft, from canoe to sailboat, or relax and let someone else drive on a dolphin watching tour, pirate-themed sail, deep-water fishing excursion, or sunset cruise. For a new point-of-view, you can parasail over the ocean, scuba dive beneath the surface, or surf the waves.

Choose your style of show at Myrtle Beach theatres

Whether you’re looking for live music or a Broadway-style show, Myrtle Beach offers a range of entertainment. Catch sought after concert acts, variety shows, or tribute performers at The Alabama Theatre, GTS Theatre, Carolina Opry, or Broadway at the Beach. Check out live bands at the House of Blues, The Bowery or a multitude of small local venues, experience Le Grand Cirque at the Big Top Tent, and enjoy a swashbuckling Pirates Voyage dinner show.

Visit an amusement or water park for fast-moving family fun

Looking for a thrill? It’s not hard to find in Myrtle Beach, from go-karts to bumper cars and trampoline parks. Every member of the family can find some fun at parks such as the Family Kingdom Amusement Park. Need to beat the heat? Cool off at water parks like Myrtle Waves — South Carolina’s largest water park that’s home to everything from giant slides to gentle wave pools.

Active adventures await

Those who want a break from lounging on the beach will find plenty of ways to get their heart pumping in the Myrtle Beach area. Get up close with lions and tigers on a wildlife safari, take a helicopter ride, or test your mettle on a ropes course. Those who prefer the thrill of high speeds can soar over Myrtle Beach in a zip line or drive a NASCAR race car at Myrtle Beach Speedway.

Get your Myrtle Beach Visitors Guide

Myrtle Beach offers much more than just a beach. The sheer variety of things to do means that just about anyone should have good options for a great time. For more details on vacationing in the Myrtle Beach area and upcoming events, download the latest visitors guide here: 

View the official Myrtle Beach Visitors Guide

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