Located along the northeast shoreline of South Carolina, Myrtle Beach is awash with tourist-friendly attractions suitable for the whole family, and with almost all of the city’s hotels situated nearby, you needn’t worry about finding yourself too far away.
Most visitors start with the city’s boardwalk. Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is one of the most popular boardwalks in the whole United States, and it’s not hard to see why. With a wealth of shops, restaurants, bars and cafés flanking its entire length, this is the place to come for entertainment and good food.
The nearby amusement parks are perfect for thrill-seekers and children alike, with rollercoasters and other exhilarating rides proving eternally popular, as are the waterparks in the region. The SkyWheel, also located along the boardwalk, is America’s first observation wheel. Its 42 gondolas climb as high as 187ft to offer some stunning views of the surrounding region, not to mention the Atlantic Ocean.
Visitors on the hunt for some more unique Myrtle Beach attractions should visit The Carolina Opry, which regularly features performances and variety shows, while Legends In Concert provides the chance to see some of your favorite musical heroes perform, sort of. These impersonators do a very good job.
The local area around Myrtle Beach features a number of heritage-rich sites, including the Hopsewee Plantation, a former rice plantation and birthplace of Thomas Lynch, Jr. The Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum offers the chance to see the USS Yorktown up close and personal, while visitors will find the streets of Myrtle Beach play home to an assortment of small museums and galleries.
Sports fans visiting the city can catch a baseball game at Pelicans Ballpark, a soccer game at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium, or stock car racing at Myrtle Beach Speedway. Those preferring to get in on the action can surf, jet ski, sail and enjoy plenty of other watersports in the region, while Myrtle Beach State Park is ideal for jogging and casual trekking.
Myrtle Beach also serves as a popular destination for golfing groups from across the southeastern United States and beyond. With more than 100 courses, including championship courses designed by golfing royalty, there’re plenty of clubs and courses to choose from, and more than enough to pass a week or two on the fairways.
Of course, if you check out any Top 10 list of Myrtle Beach attractions there’s only one thing that’s ever going to come out on top; the beach.
With 60 miles of sand making up The Grand Strand upon which Myrtle Beach can be found, this really is the place to be. For those looking to unwind, there’s simply no place better in the city to lay back and sunbathe or sit down with a good book. It’s also the best place to go to enjoy a leisurely stroll under the South Carolina sunshine. The fishing’s not too bad here either. And with so many eateries within walking distance, you’ll find you can easily spend the whole day here, enjoying a break from the hustle and bustle of the daily grind.