How to Vacation in Myrtle Beach
Plan your getaway to Myrtle Beach with family or friends. There are plenty of activities to fill your days including live entertainment, exciting attractions, unique dining, thrilling water activities, and shopping. The location is perfect for year-round traveling.
For all the sports fanatics there are plenty of sporting activities to participate in or watch in Myrtle Beach. Attend a minor league baseball game to watch the Myrtle Beach Pelicans try and take over their opponent or join the NASCAR racing experience at the Myrtle Beach Speedway for a thrill ride. If you are looking to stay in shape while on vacation, check out one of the 200 tennis courts, multiple golf courses and other sports facilities the area has to offer.
Make it a family beach outing and pack a picnic lunch to spend the day along the 60 miles of beautiful sandy beachfront. If you prefer to cool off from the heat, plan a water activity with the family such as a banana boat ride or parasailing with New Wave Watersports. Relax and enjoy the calmness in Murrells Inlet while enjoying the beautiful view and waters via paddleboard or kayak.
Fun for the Family
Traveling with kids? There’s plenty to do at the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk for all ages. Ride up to the highest point on the boardwalk’s Sky Wheel to see Myrtle Beach from a new perspective or discover the Ripley’s attractions with your family including their Haunted Adventure or the Believe it or Not Museum full of quirky facts. If you have a sweet tooth, the I Love Sugar store is sugar coated floor to ceiling with 30,000 hanging gummy bears and murals all made from candy. Let your inner child run free!
Shop 'til you drop
Calling all shopaholics! Myrtle Beach has a wide variety of stores to satisfy all of your shopping needs. Broadway at the Beach is a 350 acre vibrant shopping experience, with one-of-a-kind shops, boutiques and many of the nationally-known favorites. The Market Common is a favorite amongst locals with beautifully landscaped walkways, bubbling fountains and even a kids play station. Leisurely shop around at your favorite clothing store, find a must-have decoration at the many home décor shops, or pick up a great read at the book store to take to the beach.
Food for Thought
Myrtle Beach has a unique and wide variety of restaurants for everyone to enjoy. Don’t miss trying some of the local favorites.
- Johnny D’s Waffles & Bakery: A Myrtle Beach favorite, with an expansive breakfast and lunch menu to order a different item daily for months on end. Make sure to try one of the 30 different waffle combinations from sweet to savory.
- Dead Dog Saloon: Featured on the Travel Channel and Southern Living Magazine, the restaurant is extremely laid-back and located on the Murrells Inlet. Fill up on fresh seafood, or chow down on a burger to fuel up for a night of dancing to one of the live local bands that play nightly.
- Dick’s Last Resort: Truly a one-of-a-kind experience known for its intentional employment of endearingly obnoxious staff. Get your Southern fix with hamburgers, barbecue and seafood. Remember to leave a tip but don’t thank your waiter!
When to Travel
Voted one of America’s Best Towns for the Holidays by Travel + Leisure, Myrtle Beach is the perfect destination for the fall and winter seasons if you want to escape the spring break and summer crowds. Ripley’s Aquarium displays their beautiful festival of trees that are themed for all 50 states, while Brookgreen Gardens has 5,500 hand-lit candles twinkling at night.