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Visit Myrtle Beach: Your Travel Guide

Known as the hub of the Grand Strand, Myrtle Beach has everything you want: relaxation, adventure and entertainment. Spend your day soaking up the sun, explore a bit of nature or bring out your inner youth and enjoy its active boardwalk. When the sun takes the plunge, hit the town and dance the night away.

Things to Do in Myrtle Beach

World Tour Golf Links
Ever dreamed of playing at Augusta or St. Andrews? You can travel round the golfing globe in 18 holes at World Tour Golf Links. This unique course pays tribute to the greatest moments in golf history, with replica layouts ranging from the Masters-winning Amen Corner to the finishing hole at Inverness.
Myrtlewood Golf Club
In spite of their central location, Myrtlewood’s Palmetto and PineHills courses feel a world away from bustling Myrtle Beach. Stretching along the Intracoastal Waterway, the courses' rolling greens, contoured fairways and thoughtfully placed hazards are fringed by scenic pine forests.
Captain Hook's Adventure Golf
Golfing in Myrtle Beach isn’t just about pristine greens and rolling fairways. This Neverland-themed adventure golf course is challenging enough to keep golfers young and old entertained. Its fun-filled adventures include caves, waterfalls and even Captain Hook’s pirate ship, with appearances from Peter Pan and Tinkerbell along the way.
Thistle Golf Club
This Sunset Beach course pays tribute to the birthplace of golf with its traditional Caledonian layout. All levels are welcome to give their best shot at the Thistle’s 27 holes, surrounded by charming stone bridges, natural wetlands and maritime forests. There’s even a castle-style clubhouse and an authentic Scottish pub!
Dunes Golf and Beach Club
Even in a golfer’s paradise, the Dunes stands out from the crowd. Designed by the legendary Robert Trent Jones, Myrtle Beach’s number 1 rated course has hosted Senior PGA Championships and the Women’s US Open. What’s more, its scenery is second to none, with salt marshes, pristine forest and stunning ocean views.
Ripley's Aquarium
Mermaids really do exist. Don’t believe us? Take a trip to Ripley’s Aquarium and see for yourself. At Ray Bay you’ll find them frolicking next to stingrays and some seriously scary-looking sharks. You’ll also journey through Dangerous Lagoon, Friendship Flats and Rainbow Reef, discovering incredible facts about the undersea creatures you encounter along the way. Feeling brave? Book a "shark sleepover" for the whole family!
SkyWheel Myrtle Beach
Myrtle Beach’s giant SkyWheel towers over the boardwalk at 187 feet tall. Wide-eyed kids will press their faces to the glass in amazement, looking out over the world below as the wheel goes 'round. At night it’s a whole other spectacle – thousands of tiny bulbs burst to life along the beams, wowing onlookers with brightly colored light shows.
Soar + Explore
At Soar + Explore you’ll go zipping over the water and scrambling up and down obstacles. An aerial adventure course, the whole family competes with each other while suspended 40 feet above the ground. Feel the adrenaline pumping as you tiptoe along tightropes, stride across stepping-stones and climb your way to victory.
Splashes Oceanfront Water Park
Drifting down the lazy river, blasting through waterslides or splashing each other in play pools – whatever your family’s into, you'll never be bored at Splashes. Slap on unlimited-ride wristbands or grab a Family Kingdom combo-ticket to keep everybody happy the whole day long.
Wild Water & Wheels
Family daredevils can plunge into the depths of "The Dark Hole" or catch some speed on "The Sidewinder." The little ones will love splashing around in "Wally’s Lagoon" and flying down the slides in "Wee Kids Water World." The fun doesn’t stop when it's time to dry off – compete to win at Mini Golf or find out who’s fastest on one of the five racetracks.
Enter the topsy-turvy world of WonderWorks and you’ll find your feet on the ceiling! Luckily, a quick trip through the inversion tunnel will flip you back the right way before you discover the six zones ahead. A self-proclaimed "edu-tainment" center, this crazy day out will take your family on a journey through light, sound, space, and especially your imagination.
Backstage Mirror Maze
With over 2,000 square feet of special effects, surprising twists and mind-bending mirrors, you won’t know where to turn at the Backstage Mirror Maze. Reflections are seemingly endless as you try to wind your way out without wandering around in circles, or into dead-ends. A pair of super psychedelic glasses only adds to the experience, creating a kaleidoscope of dazzling colors right before your eyes.
Family Kingdom Amusement Park
A thrill seeker's delight since 1966, Family Kingdom Amusement Park has been ranked one of the top 5 amusement parks outside of Orlando. Take it easy and hop aboard the Ferris wheel to catch the sunset and enjoy the view of Myrtle Beach or be adventurous and experience anything from adrenaline charged rollercoasters to exhilarating zip-lines and go-karts. Family Kingdom has it all. And the best part… free admission!
Downtown Myrtle Beach
Myrtle Beach is a blast for the whole family! Its famous boardwalk is packed with arcades, great shopping and diverse restaurants. Don't miss the incredible Skywheel for beautiful views over the Atlantic. On the long stretch of white sand, you can build sand castles, play a round of beach volleyball, or just relax in the South Carolinan sunshine.
Family Kingdom
At Family Kingdom, everyone can feel like royalty. Whether you want to be the go-kart queen or roller coaster king, this seaside resort is packed with fun for both kids and adults. If things heat up, there's always Splashes Waterpark, with its own lazy river and log rides. Don't forget – all of the Atlantic Ocean is right next door!
Garden City Beach
Grab a boogie board and hit the beach! Garden City Beach is a great spot for a family getaway, with soft sand made for building castles and a pier to keep the whole family entertained. After a refreshing swim, head to the wharf for some fishing, or just sit back with a drink and catch some live music.
Myrtle Beach State Park
Open since 1936, Myrtle Beach State Park has been untouched by human development and boasts a number of outdoorsy activities. Birdwatching is very popular in this neck of the woods. However, take a walk on the wild side and witness nesting sea turtles or get up close and personal with reptiles at the Nature Centre. Afterwards, visit the bait shop and relax with a satisfying afternoon of fishing. Enjoy a day away from the excitement of sand, surf and boardwalks, and truly appreciate nature.
4401 S Kings Hwy
Carolina Opry Theater
The Carolina Opry Theatre is home to entertainment the whole family can enjoy. With choreographed musical numbers including country, rock ‘n’ roll, pop and more, you’ll surely be getting your groove on. Get into the holiday spirit and check out the Carolina Opry Christmas Special when it goes from theatre to winter wonderland. Considered a must-see by locals and visitors alike, the theatre’s main show includes both musicians and comedians that will knock your socks off.
8901 North Kings Highway
Barefoot Landing
Barefoot Landing is an expansive shopping centre that boasts a variety of activities. Bring out your inner shopaholic and lose yourself in over 100 stores. Curb your appetite in one of the many restaurants or be adventurous and visit Alligator Adventure, one of the largest reptile zoos in the world. When the sun goes down, step back in time and enjoy a historic show or tickle your spine with a spooky ghost tour at the Ghosts & Legends Theater.
Highway 17
Broadway at the Beach
Shopping by day, cocktails by night. A little over 20 years old, Broadway at the Beach has quickly become one of Myrtle Beach’s premier shopping destinations. Take a break from the sand and surf and get lost in a sea of red-roofed specialty shops, restaurants, theatres and thrilling nightlife that will be sure to keep you entertained.
1325 Celebrity Circle
Myrtle Beach Boardwalk
The 1.2 mile-long Boardwalk and Promenade traverses through the sand from the 14th Avenue to 2nd Avenue Piers in Myrtle Beach. The boardwalk provides oceanfront views of the pristine beachline, numerous shops and restaurants along its path.
1009 Chester Street

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Traveler's Reviews & Photos

Very Good
It was a good time to go if you don't like large crowds . I went second week of October . Captain George seafood was amazing. Also ate at Little Italy , loved it! Crocodile Rock - dueling pianos is a must see!!
United States of America
October 14, 2017
So much to do, hard to fit it all in with just a weeks stay. Helicopter ride was awesome and there is a ton for kids to do if they get bored of digging in the sand. Broadway at the Beach is our favorite place to go.
United States of America
October 15, 2017
Quiet and reserved, or loud and outrageous! You can choose your own Myrtle Beach! Of course this is a golfers heaven, too. And don’t miss Umberto’s or Riptydz! Just be careful to avoid the glittery tourist traps.
United States of America
October 15, 2017
Very Good
Myrtle beach is a great place to take your family. The only complaint I would have are the broken seas shells along the edge of the water and in the waves.
United States of America
October 15, 2017
We had a great time and weather was good! It's easy to get around and there are a lot of good restaurants and shopping! Plenty of fun activities such as parasailing, boat rides, helicopter rides, sky wheel, and more!
United States of America
October 15, 2017

Accommodations and Hotels in Myrtle Beach

Sheraton Broadway Plantation

9.2 Wonderful

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Dunes Village

8.5 Very Good

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North Beach Plantation

9 Wonderful

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Sandy Beach Resort

8.4 Very Good

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Holiday Inn at the Pavilion - Myrtle Beach

8.2 Very Good

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Coral Beach Resort

8.4 Very Good

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Ocean Reef Resort

8.5 Very Good

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Monterey Bay Suites

7.4 Good

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Long Bay Resort

7.7 Good

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Recommended in Myrtle Beach

Our last day we spent about 5 hours at the boardwalk area, ate a great meal on the Pier and then sat on the Pier watching the ocean. Then we walked back down the boardwalk & sat on benches watching the people and the ocean, it was very relaxing.

We took three of our grandchildren and took them to Pirates Voyage they loved it also the rides at Braodway and Barefoot was perfect for 5, 4, and a 3 year old.

Fishing, aquarium, ripley's museum, shopping, nice restaurants, the pool, the ocean, the mall.... and much more!!

Relaxation and beautiful oceanfront. This location was perfectly located away from traffic and the crowd.

Very much so! Beautiful beaches, warm water, great food, and plenty of attractions!

The swimming pool at Barefoot Yacht Club Resort

They are the best!

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Why do you recommend Myrtle Beach for food?

seafood was great

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