If you are planning a vacation to the Myrtle Beach, SC area any time soon, you will find there is definitely not a shortage of things to do in the area. As one of the area’s top tourist destinations, the beach isn’t the only thing people come for. Here is a list of our favorites, in particular order.
Broadway at the Beach
Broadway at the Beach is 350 acres of shopping oasis. With boutiques, restaurants, hotels, concert venues, and more, you can have entire vacation without ever really leaving this area.
The Carolina Opry
Enjoy a high-energy musical variety show that’s fun for the whole family. You will get a taste of nostalgia, and you will also find laser light shows, as well as Christmas specials, if you visit during the holiday season. There is something year round to keep you entertained.
Myrtle Beach SkyWheel
SkyWheel is a 187-foot tall Ferris wheel right along the beach. Each flight is three revolutions on the wheel, so it takes about 8 to 10 minutes. Tickets cost $13 for adults aged 12 and older, $9 for children ages 3-11, and children under age 2 are free. Discounts are available for seniors and military. Sometimes discounts and specials are available through your hotel.
Capt. Dick’s Boat Charter
Are you itching to fish? No matter what you’re looking for, whether it is sea bass or sharks, chartering a boat from Capt. Dick’s Marina can help you find it. You can get a sports fishing charter, or a near shore charter. If you would rather not fish, you can rent equipment such as paddle boats, kayaks, and jet skis.
Here you can race Nascar style with go-karts. There are seven tracks to choose from, all different from each other. When you are done, you can check out the arcade or the mini-golf course.
Glide on 330ft moving path beneath the dangerous reef! TOUCH sharks & stingrays! EXPERIENCE a world of eels, colorful fish, mermaids & poisonous predators!
Ripley’s Aquarium is South Carolina’s “Most Visited Attraction,” located on 29th Avenue. North at Broadway at the Beach! Enjoy an 87,000-square foot attraction featuring thousands of marine animals. Come face-to-face with one of the largest collections of giant sharks on the East Coast as you ride along a 330-ft underwater moving glidepath. Ripley’s Aquarium also features hourly dive shows and a stingray petting area. Sign up to “Swim with the Stingrays” or explore a Behind the Scenes tour. Check out Ripley’s Aquarium’s Adventure Day Camps for an opportunity to drop off the kids for kids-only activities including crafts, games and fun!
Located inside Broadway at the Beach, you can see a number of hands-on exhibits and see a variety of sea life up close and personal, including: sharks, tropical fish, manta rays, and more.
A number of places, such as Capt. Dick’s Boat Charter and Myrtle Beach Water Sports offer dolphin cruises. You can set out for up two hours on a boat and hope to catch a dolphin or two. On the off chance that you do not see one, Myrtle Beach gives you a free voucher for another cruise.
Wild Wing Plantation
A golfer’s paradise, Wild Wing Plantation features two golf courses that will challenge any golfer.
Waccatee Zoo in Myrtle Beach, SC
This zoo is nestled in the middle of a carefully preserved and protected 500 acres in the middle of a wooded area. Here you can see more than 100 animal species, and thousands of them, at that.
Butterfly Pavillion in Myrtle Beach, SC
Learn about various butterflies and see their beauty in this relaxing pavillion. You will enjoy a number of different sized and colored butterflies, and be able to participate in a number of activities.