Murrells InletUnited States of America

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Take a boat ride through historic rice fields, walk along a salt marsh boulevard and go for dinner in the Seafood Capital of South Carolina.

Murrells Inlet is a lively beachfront area with scenic trails and excellent surfing conditions. The town is renowned across the state for its acclaimed seafood and picturesque golf courses. Enjoy the serene atmosphere and excellent food in this resort town and retirement community.

Among the highlights of the town is the Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk, which runs along the coastline for 0.5 mile (1 kilometer). Dine at one of the many seafood restaurants that flank the coastal boulevard. Sit on a wooden pavilion between the palm trees and capture photos of the grassy mounds that rise from the salt marsh.

Walk southwest for 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) to reach the Murrells Inlet Historic District. It comprises 37 structures dating back to the 19th century. Consider the transition from rice plantation estates to the vacation resorts of today. Admire the quaint designs of the buildings, with their wooden façades and screened porches.

Sunbathe on the beach that stretches across 3 miles (5 kilometers) of pristine terrain. Cool down with a swim in the Atlantic Ocean during hot and sunny summers. At the northern end of the beach is the Pier at Garden City. Bring your family to this fun pier and appreciate the views of the water and Garden City Beach. Relax here and watch the dramatic sunset on the horizon.

On the southern side of the town is the vast Brookgreen Gardens, with its zoo, floral displays and sculptures. Take a boat ride on the creeks that meander through the historic rice fields. Embark on the Oaks Plantation History and Nature Tour and try the Northern Trek.

The town is 13 miles (21 kilometers) southwest along the Grand Strand coastline from Myrtle Bay. Drive here from Charleston in less than 2 hours. Visit neighboring areas, such as Pawleys Island, the Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge and Garden City.

Enjoy a vacation in Murrells Inlet, a tranquil beach haven with pretty gardens and a celebrated seafood tradition.

Top Hotels in Murrells Inlet

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hampton Inn Murrells Inlet/Myrtle Beach Area, SC
Hampton Inn Murrells Inlet/Myrtle Beach Area, SC
2.5 out of 5
512 Courtfield Drive, Murrells Inlet, SC
$92
per night
Feb 19 - Feb 20

Situated near the beach, this hotel is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from TPC of Myrtle Beach and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Huntington Beach State Park. The International Club ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (320 reviews)

"Very convenient and very clean rooms and staff was nice.The best thing was the breakfast"…"

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2020

Hampton Inn Murrells Inlet/Myrtle Beach Area, SC
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Murrells Inlet, SC
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Murrells Inlet, SC
3 out of 5
1303 A Tadlock Drive, Murrells Inlet, SC
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$81
per night
Feb 25 - Feb 26

Situated in Murrells Inlet, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from TPC of Myrtle Beach and within 3 mi (5 km) of Pier at Garden City and The International Club of ...

3.6/5Good! (139 reviews)

"It was a nice oveenight stop when ur children have sports early next day 80 miles from home. We will be back next year."…"

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2020

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Murrells Inlet, SC
The Inlet Sports Lodge
The Inlet Sports Lodge
3.5 out of 5
4600 Business Highway 17, Murrells Inlet, SC
$109
per night
Feb 19 - Feb 20

Situated in the entertainment district, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.4 km) from Huntington Beach State Park and within 6 mi (10 km) of Litchfield Beach and TPC of ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (273 reviews)

"It was a Good location close to where I needed to be."…"

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2020

The Inlet Sports Lodge

Popular things to do in Murrells Inlet

Huntington Beach State Park
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Huntington Beach State Park

4.5/5(141 reviews)

Natural beauty abounds at this oceanfront respite famous for its pristine beach, wooded hiking trails and historic castle.

Brookgreen Gardens
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Brookgreen Gardens

4.5/5(159 reviews)

A large sculpture garden is just one of the discoveries at this beautiful wildlife preserve on the outskirts of Myrtle Beach.

Pier at Garden City
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Pier at Garden City

4.5/5(16 reviews)

Explore the waterfront of Pier at Garden City and enjoy activities such as golfing in Garden City Beach. Stroll along the seaside or discover the beautiful sunrises in this family-friendly area.

Murrells Inlet Beach
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Murrells Inlet Beach

4.5/5(6 reviews)

Why not spend a lazy afternoon at Murrells Inlet Beach during your trip to Murrells Inlet? While you're in the area, stroll along the beautiful beaches.

Broadway at the Beach
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Broadway at the Beach

4.5/5(2,704 reviews)

A world of fun for all the family, this vast amusement complex offers seemingly endless options for dining, entertainment and shopping.

Ripley's Aquarium
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Ripley's Aquarium

4/5(1,059 reviews)

Get up-close to thousands of fascinating, sometimes dangerous, sea creatures at South Carolina’s most popular attraction.

Top activities in Murrells Inlet

Myrtle Beach Segway Tours, Huntington Beach State Park
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Myrtle Beach Segway Tours, Huntington Beach State Park

$64

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: Atalaya Castle, Huntington Beach State Park, Pawleys Island, SC You can enter and tour the castle on your own before or after the Segway tour. There is a separate fee payable to the park.

Motown Tribute Show
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Motown Tribute Show

$33

Set off on a musical journey through time as you tap your feet to the tunes that moved the nation in the 1960s and '70s. Motor City Musical brings Motown hits from musicians like Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, and the Jackson 5 to the stage, celebrating the history of a genre that brought new life and rhythm to the American music scene.

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
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Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

$60

Hear ye, hear ye! Make haste to the castle to indulge in a night of feasting, combat, and revelry. The knights and horses of Medieval Times are here to thrill you with acts of showmanship and bravery reminiscent of legends of old, while you dine on a 4-course meal worthy of a royal table.

Admission to Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach
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Admission to Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach

$35

Delve into an underwater adventure with the incredible aquatic displays of Ripley's Aquarium. Check out snappy piranhas, giant Pacific octopus, fearsome sharks, and colorful tropical fish in their tranquil, undersea habitats, plus enjoy a hands-on encounter with prehistoric horseshoe crabs and gentle stingrays.

Myrtle Beach Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center
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Myrtle Beach Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center

$26

Get the best entertainment value in town with 3 attractions under 1 roof—the only roof where you see the massive Great Ape of Myrtle Beach. Have a roaring good time at the Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center at Broadway at the Beach and make great memories with family and friends.

Señor Frog's - Blue Menu Lunch or Dinner
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Señor Frog's - Blue Menu Lunch or Dinner

$26

Grab your brightest sombrero and step into the anything-goes, party-ready atmosphere of Señor Frog's. Get in on the fun and games, hop up and dance to the music, and kick off your evening antics over a 3-course meal as all kinds of silly entertainment unfolds.

Reviews of Murrells Inlet

4.5

Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 28, 2020

Enjoyed the State Park, Brookgreen Gardens, and Marsh Walk restaurants.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Dec 10, 2019

Checking out to buy a house in the area

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Sep 3, 2019

We have been to the North Myrtle Beach area many times prior to this trip and saw many attractions but this time was mostly business. First time in Murrell's inlet and will definitely go back

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Aug 25, 2019

Have been here many times love it and enjoy garden city beach

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Aug 19, 2019

Love the area Go 2 times at least per year but will never stay at RG again the condo gave bad impression

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Aug 9, 2019

It has everything you need in one stop! Home of the seafood, shopping and cute bars!

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