What to do in Myrtle Beach, SC

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Myrtle Beach Attractions

Myrtle Beach is replete with more than just miles of sand, though the white and gold ribbons lining the coast here are certainly appealing. Thanks to its position by the ocean, some of the best Myrtle Beach activities include boating, swimming, kayaking, parasailing, and scuba diving. Yet, things to do in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, can also appeal to land lubbers. Go on a Jeep® tour, visit the Children’s Museum of South Carolina, or take a few sips at a local winery. Myrtle Beach offers something for every type of traveler.

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What to do in Myrtle Beach

Free Things to Do in Myrtle Beach

Some say the best things in life are free. Check out the following around Myrtle Beach:

Myrtle Beach Colored School Museum - Approach the friendly staff and learn about the unique collections on display here.

Midway Park - Plenty of excitement is what you'll find at this great attraction.

Hudson's Surfside Flea market - If you're eager to check out some of the more important or interesting places in the community, this is a great place to start.

Myrtle Beach Beaches - Toss a ball around with the young ones or simply kick back and enjoy the warm sun at this attractive coastal spot.

Chapin Memorial Park - Whether you know your geraniums from gerberas, you're certain to find beauty in this magnificent display.

Areas & Neighborhoods in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach has plenty of surf, and some of the best neighborhoods here are nestled right along the shore. On the other hand, if you head a bit inland you won’t be disappointed with your entertainment options. No matter the style of your travel, Myrtle Beach has a neighborhood for you.

Broadway — This neighborhood, also called Broadway at the Beach, is one of the more popular areas in Myrtle Beach. While you may have to elbow your way to certain attractions thanks to the number of fellow tourists here, you also have access to a vibrant aquarium, nightlife, and seafood.

Cherry Grove Beach — A trip to this part of town is ideal when golfing and fishing are top of mind. The neighborhood is also known for the Cherry Grove Pier, which is perhaps the best place to cast a line into the water. The largest tiger shark ever caught from dry land was wrangled in from the Cherry Grove Pier, so you may as well try your hand at catching some big game.

Barefoot — Other fun things to do in Myrtle Beach have set up shop in Barefoot, where you are met with an entertainment and dining complex most certainly worth an afternoon. More than 100 shops are within walking distance, so if you have a few dollars burning a hole in your pocket…Barefoot is the right neighborhood for your itinerary.

Things to See in Myrtle Beach

Before you hit the road with your walking shoes, there are plenty of things to see in Myrtle Beach. Whether you aim to be entertained or just take some great photos, this city by the beach is full of spectacular sights. The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Promenade makes an excellent venue for people watching, and Brookgreen Gardens is a top destination for anyone in love with the colors and aromas of floral displays. See a production at the Palace Theatre, or get dinner and a show at Medieval Times.

Sightseeing in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach has an amusement park right on the coast, Family Kingdom, which can make even the biggest fan of the House of Mouse want to stay a while. You can also zip through the trees on a treetop adventure tour, or take in an aerial view from the Myrtle Beach Skywheel®. Whether it’s the water attractions in Myrtle Beach that appeal to you, or a day trip at an historical plantation, this city is a good vacation destination. Take advantage of Myrtle Beach tours to see even more of the region.

Things to Do in Myrtle Beach with Kids

There's nothing nicer than hanging out with the family. Myrtle Beach has a thrilling selection of family friendly experiences that the entire gang will love:


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Frequently asked questions

What to do in Myrtle Beach on a rainy day?
If it’s pelting down outside, have a go at some indoor activities, like a Señor Frog’s - Blue Menu Lunch or Dinner or a Myrtle Beach Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center.
What should I not miss in Myrtle Beach?
Impress your friends back at home by snapping a selfie in front of Broadway at the Beach.
Are there cheap things to do in Myrtle Beach?
What can you do in Myrtle Beach for free?
You’ll hardly have time to grab your wallet out of your bag with so many terrific free things to do:

  • Barefoot Landing
  • Myrtle Beach Boardwalk
  • The Market Common
  • Coastal Carolina University

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