The Myrtle Beach SkyWheel is one of the most iconic landmarks of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This 187 foot tall structure was, at the time of its unveiling in 2011, the second tallest existent Ferris wheel in North America. Situated on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Promenade, it is ideally located for visiting during a day of sightseeing, with the boardwalk forming the hub of Myrtle Beach’s tourist attractions.
A ride on the SkyWheel is the perfect attraction for each- and everyone, with endless possibilities for fun and enjoyment. A couple out on a romantic date might decide to take a stroll down the boardwalk, followed by dinner in the SkyWheel restaurant, after which they could appreciate the beauty of the South Carolina skyline from the breath-taking view of trip on the SkyWheel.
A family might enjoy visiting a few surrounding amusement parks during the day, enjoy a few lovely meals at various restaurants on the boardwalk, and off an afternoon with truly bonding experience of seeing the sunset 200 meters above sea level.
The eager adventurer visiting this lovely area might enjoy catching a unique glimpse on the hustle and bustle of everyday life from atop the SkyWheel through being a voyeur and watching the thousands of cars and people continuing their everyday activities down below. Whatever your interests may be, the trip will definitely be worth taking, especially since every ride consists of three revolutions of the wheel. This means one is able to sit through about eight to ten minutes of viewing one of North America’s most scenic skylines and beachfronts.
For a little extra, one might even enjoy a VIP trip – this trip is a true first class experience, with no waiting in line necessary as each VIP is shown to their private gondola, with up to 4 people fitting in one VIP gondola. The VIP-gondola is specially equipped with glass doors and leather seats, whilst the VIP-trip consists of a double flight (a total of six resolutions – about 20 minutes of flight time!), a bottle of ice cold water for your refreshment as well as a souvenir bag. To get this pampered treatment, reservation are advised, but not required.
But what about small children and the handicapped? Infants under the age of three fly for free, and all of the gondola’s are wheelchair friendly as well as guide-dog friendly (although other pets and animals are unfortunately not welcome), ensuring this ride to be the ultimate trip for the family with any sort of need. And of course, groups of 15 people or more can be specially catered for to ensure you back pocket is not left with a whole when travelling with a host of friends or family.
The Myrtle Beach SkyWheel is therefore a truly world class experience that is fun, entertaining yet very unique and special. Be sure to make visiting the wheel a part of your next trip to South Carolina, and get a one-of-a-kind experience of this beautiful state and city.