Takeflight on the SkyWheel Myrtle Beach and enjoy unbeatable views of the city andgreater South Carolina coastline from one of 42 air-conditioned gondolas. TheSkyWheel is one of the main attractions on the city’s 1.2-mile (1.9-kilometer)long Oceanfront Boardwalk and Promenade.
The wheel is 187 feet(57 meters) tall at its highest point and makes three rotations during each10-12 minute ride, offering plenty of time to capture perfect photographs. Upto six people can fit in one gondola. If you wish to travel privately insmaller numbers, that can also be arranged upon request.
Foran extra-special experience, skip the line and buy tickets for the VIP Gondola.It has glass floors, leather seats and six rotations instead of the usualthree. A souvenir T-shirt is also included in the VIP package.
The SkyWheel isalways a striking feature on the city skyline but it’s at its most spectacularafter dark. More than 1 million colored LED lights fitted to the structurepulse for a nightly light show.
After dismounting,head to the adjacent LandShark Bar & Grille, one of three Myrtle Beachrestaurants owned by musician Jimmy Buffett. The spacious restaurant is on theoceanfront, so you’ll enjoy the sea breezes and water views, plus a fun,relaxed atmosphere. Head to the bar and try Buffett’s signature beer LandsharkLager or one of several signature cocktails. There are plenty of other drinkingand dining options within walking distance in both directions along North OceanBoulevard.
Next door, theLandShark SurfShack sells SkyWheel and LandShark Lager merchandise.TheSkyWheel is located on Ocean Boulevard, and is open daily. Hours of operationare subject to seasonal variations, so check the website or phone ahead.Purchase tickets at the wheel or online.