Things to Do in Myrtle Beach SC
Grand Strand Information
Dive into the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean and sunbathe along the sixty miles of beautiful sandy beaches, but don't forget to enjoy the wide variety of other diversions Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand have to offer.
Attractions & Amusements for the Whole Family
The Grand Strand is the East Coast's favorite destination for family fun of every variety! Favorites include Ripley's Aquarium, where you can explore some of the most colorful and intriguing undersea environments ever imagined. If you love baseball, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, an affiliate of the Texas Rangers, play Class-A ball at Coastal Federal Field throughout the spring and summer. Racing fans can get behind the wheel of their own race car at NASCAR SpeedPark, Grand Prix Family Thrill Park and South Beach Adventure Park. There are literally dozens of challenging miniature golf courses in the area, as well as thrilling water parks like Myrtle Waves and Wild Water & Wheels.
The Myrtle Beach area is also home to Broadway at the Beach and Barefoot Landing, two of the Southeast's most popular entertainment complexes. Each of these includes a wide assortment of dining choices, specialty shops, and live entertainment venues.
Welcome to a World of Dining & Shopping
The Myrtle Beach area is known for its Lowcountry cuisine and "Calabash-style" seafood, but with a choice of 1,500 dining options, where do you begin? For a combination of great food and a high-energy atmosphere, theme restaurants are the rage in Myrtle Beach. A few of your many choices include Planet Hollywood, Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, Hard Rock Cafe, and the House of Blues. If you're in the mood for fresh-catch seafood and a charming atmosphere, several restaurants line the water in Little River and Murrells Inlet.
The Grand Strand is also a shopper's dream, offering everything from outlet malls and festive retail centers to quaint Lowcountry shops. For name-band clothing in an outlet atmosphere, don?t miss places like the Waccamaw Factory Shoppes or the Myrtle Beach Factory Stores. Two multi-faceted entertainment complexes, Broadway at the Beach and Barefoot Landing, together offer more than 150 specialty and name-brand stores. And beneath the shade of towering oaks you'll find a browser's paradise at the world-famous Hammock Shops at Pawleys Island. Be sure to visit the brand NEW Tanger Outlet Center, located near Shore Drive, and the Arcadian - Briarcliffe areas.
Our Theaters Feature Some of the Best Entertainment in the Country
When the sun goes down, the fun's just getting started. If you love live entertainment, don't miss all the stars that perform throughout the year at Alabama Theater and House of Blues -- both located at Barefoot Landing. Whether you favorite is pop, country, rock 'n roll, Broadway or gospel, The Carolina Opry is an evening of song, dance and comedy the entire family will enjoy -- it's the one voted Best Show and Best Place to Take Out-of-Towners! At The Palace Theater, you can enjoy anything from a live Broadway production to a blockbuster evening with the Spirit of the Dance. The Fantasy Harbour entertainment complex offers the Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament. Legends in Concert is an award-winning production that pays tribute to legendary performers of yesterday and today.
Fishing is Big on the Grand Strand
From surf and cast-net fishing to trolling for big ones in the Gulf Stream just off our shores, the Myrtle Beach area boasts some of the best fishing in the world. Climb aboard one of the Strand's deep-sea charter boats or just drop a line from one of the many piers that dot the coast. Our temperate climate makes for good fishing anytime you're in the mood to wet a hook!
Celebrate Our Arts & History
For breathtaking beauty and splendor, few places come close to Brookgreen Gardens. Here, the largest collection of American figurative sculpture is displayed throughout one of the most captivating landscaped gardens in the South. In fact, for the past four years, readers of Southern Living magazine have chosen Brookgreen as one of their five favorite public gardens.
If you're a history buff, the Carolina Lowcountry is rich in Southern heritage. You'll be charmed by a number of antebellum plantations, which includes Hopsewee, home of a signer of the Declaration of Independence that dates from 1740, and Hampton on the Santee, which dates from 1735. Other fascinating glimpses of our area?s history can be found at places like the Rice Museum in Georgetown and the Horry County Museum in Conway.
A number of cultural festivals and special events can be found on the Myrtle Beach calendar. These include exhibits at the Art Museum on Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach, the Atalaya Arts and Crafts Festival at Huntington Beach State Park every fall, and VIVACE!, a community-wide celebration of the arts held throughout the month of October.