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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.

Things to Do in Myrtle Beach with Kids

Myrtle Beach is an excellent place for a family escape. Take the little ones along and have a go at these family friendly experiences together:

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.

Free Things to Do in Myrtle Beach

A visit to Myrtle Beach doesn't have to cost a lot. You can leave your wallet behind if you go to:

Myrtle Beach Colored School Museum - Check to see if there are any special exhibits, displays or guided tours on at this popular museum.

Midway Park - You'll love this attraction if your aim is to kick your heels up and join in on the fun.

Hudson's Surfside Flea market - If you'd love to explore some of the more important or interesting places in the community, it's worth visiting this place.

Myrtle Beach Beaches - Devour an amazing novel or play some music while getting some sun.

Chapin Memorial Park - If you like pottering about the garden, this place will excite your inner green thumb.

Explore The Neighborhoods of Myrtle Beach

Cherry Grove Beach

The beaches and seaside views are top of the list for many visitors to Cherry Grove Beach. A stop by Cherry Grove Pier or Cherry Grove Oceanfront Park might round out your trip.


Downtown Myrtle Beach

A noteworthy feature of Downtown Myrtle Beach is its stunning beaches. While you're in town, be sure to stop and check out Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and SkyWheel Myrtle Beach.


Ocean Drive

Ocean Drive is beloved for its stunning beaches. Take some time to explore sights in the area like OD Pavilion Amusement Park and Ocean Drive Beach.

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Crescent Beach

If you're spending some time in Crescent Beach, Professor Hacker's Lost Treasure Golf and Crescent Beach are top sights worth seeing.

Windy Hill

While visiting Windy Hill, you might make a stop by sights like Alabama Theatre and Windy Hill Beach.

Golden Mile

Though Golden Mile might not have many top sights, you can venture to the surrounding area to see attractions like Ripley's Aquarium and Broadway at the Beach.

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Myrtle Beach Vacation Ideas for Planning an Itinerary

Plan the ultimate Myrtle Beach itinerary with our comprehensive list of the best spots to explore and enjoy in the area.

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Cheap Eats in Myrtle Beach

Good food for less at Myrtle Beach

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Frequently Asked Questions

What should I not miss in Myrtle Beach?

Impress family and friends back home by taking a selfie at Broadway at the Beach.

What can you do in Myrtle Beach for free?

You'll barely have time to dig your wallet out of your backpack with so many free things to do:

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