around the myrtle beach area
Myrtle Beach and the surrounding Grand Strand area are full of fun attractions, dining, shopping and so much more! With a variety of shows and attractions geared towards all ages, there is so much to do in Myrtle Beach.
Explore the Myrtle Beach area below!
Broadway Grand Prix
Looking for a day full of thrills? Head to Broadway Grand Prix, located acroos from Broadway at the Beach for a jam packed day of nothing but fun! Take a spin on seven Go-Kart tracks, fly to the sky of the Sky Coaster, flex your skills in the batting cage, try your hand in the Grand Prix Arcade and so much more!
Downwind Sails is located conveniently next to Crown Reef Resort. This local watersports company offers fun in the sun! Head out on the water on one of their fun banana boats or fly high up in the sky as you parasail over the ocean. Ready for adventure? Check out their jet ski rides or take a kite-boarding lesson. Water activities are a specialty at Downwind Sails and they are ready to make your vacation the best it can be!
WonderWorks is not your typical science museum but, then again, nothing is typical about a house that appears upside down on the exterior. Inside, you’ll take a journey through the mind of Professor Wonder. Located at Broadway at The Beach, this unique attraction will keep your senses guessing. Experience over 100 hands on exhibits including “The Bed of Nails” and WonderWorks’ new 6D theater! Afterwards, finish up your tour with a snack at the snack bar or a drink on the outdoor deck overlooking Lake Broadway.
Wild Water & Wheels
Do you want to ride go-carts or go to a water park? Why not just do both? Wild Water and Wheels offers go-carts, over 24 water slides, mini golf, bumper boats, a lazy river, and an adult lounge pool to all who purchase a ticket for admission. Whether you’re sliding down the “White Water Express” or just lounging by the pool, Wild Water and Wheels offers enough excitement for all ages.
With over 100 species of animals, the Waccatee Zoo is one of Myrtle Beach’s best kept secrets! The zoo is located just 15 minutes from Myrtle Beach and features numerous wildlife exhibits including chimpanzees, buffalo, zebra, leopards, lions, cougars, tigers, and more! Bring the entire family out for a day of sightseeing at one of the most family friendly attractions in Myrtle Beach. Just make sure not to leave until you’ve met Chico the Chimp, the zoo’s unofficial mascot.
The Children’s Museum of South Carolina
Bringing young children to the beach? Then definitely add The Children’s Museum of South Carolina to your Myrtle Beach to-do list. The Children’s Museum is a great place to let younger children play and discover as all the exhibits are designed exclusively for them. Your children will stay occupied for hours! With weekly events occurring in the busy season, the Children’s Museum is a must for any family traveling with young children.
Myrtle Beach Boardwalk
Running 1.2 miles along the beach, the newly renovated Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Promenade is often considered one of the top 10 boardwalks in the country. The Boardwalk includes various attractions such as the SkyWheel, concerts in Plyler Park, and the ever-active downtown Myrtle Beach area. Take a nice beach-side stroll or do some shopping along the strip. Either way, the Boardwalk provides enough entertainment and dining options to keep everyone in your family happy.
This exciting attraction, located at Broadway at The Beach, is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Stand on the moving path beneath “Dangerous Reef” and glide underneath one of the largest shark tanks in South Carolina as dangerous sharks swim just feet above your head. The touch tank on the lower level will allow adults and even young children to touch crabs and young sting rays. Lastly, head to the Ray Bay where hourly feedings and shows keep audiences amazed. Ripley’s Aquarium is a unique experience that the whole family will enjoy.
Soar + Explore Zipline and Ropes Course
Soar 50 feet above Lake Broadway at over 30 miles per hour as you sail towards the tower on the other side of the lake! The Soar and Explore Zipline is for those looking for a thrill on their next vacation to Myrtle Beach. Tickets may be purchased separately or as a part of a WonderWorks package.
Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Odditorium
Home of the odd and the unusual, Ripley’s Believe It or Not Odditorium is a museum that’s sure to fascinate the entire family. With over 50 exhibits, there are enough weird and strange displays to keep the kids occupied for hours. Stand next to the world’s tallest man or pet a 6-legged cow! With its convenient location near the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, the Ripley’s Believe It or Not Odditorium is a great place for some after dinner entertainment with the family.
A blast from the past, Pavilion Park is home to some of the former Pavilion rides as well as some new ones. Take a ride on a tea cup or enjoy a nostalgic ride on the carousel. Plus, the park also has carnival snacks like corn dogs and cotton candy available for purchase. The Pavilion Park is located at Broadway at the Beach.
Myrtle Waves Water Park
Located close to Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Waves Water Park features fun for all ages. Home to a 1,200-foot lazy river ride, plenty of water slides, a wave pool and water play area, Myrtle Waves Water Park is great for hot summer days. This seasonal attraction provides thrill, fun and a relief from the heat all summer long! Head down the Turbo Twisters or drop into the water from the Super Chute as you enjoy a fun day at this local water park.
Myrtle Beach Zipline
Zip through the air at the Myrtle Beach Zipline! Located in the grassy area near the Boardwalk, they Myrtle Beach Zipline offers guests a thrilling ride through the air. Lighting up at night and featuring both seasonal day and evening flights, this is a popular new attraction.
Myrtle Beach Segway
Myrtle Beach Segway is located just a short drive from Crown Reef Resort at The Market Common. Featuring both tours and rentals, they have the Segway experience for you! Segways can be rented by the hour or day or for an entire weekend or longer. Glide through The Market Common and see Myrtle Beach in the most unique way! They also offer two tours: a Huntington Beach State Park Tour and a Market Common District Tour, which is self-guided.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans
A home team favorite, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans play throughout the baseball season at the TicketReturn.com Field, located right next to Broadway at the Beach. They are the affiliate of the Chicago Cubs and play against such teams as Salem Red Sox, Potomac Nationals and the Wilmington Blue Rocks. Throughout the season they also often host special promotions including post-game fireworks, giveaways and more.
Myrtle Beach is full of many fun miniature golf courses! Each usually has a theme from jungles to pirates to shipwrecks — there is something for everyone! Mini golf courses nearby Crown Reef Resort include Shipwreck Island Adventure Golf, Jurassic Golf and Cancun Lagoon Golf. Many more are just a short drive away such as Captain Hook’s Adventure Golf, Jungle Lagoon Miniature Golf and Dragon’s Lair.
Inlet Point Plantation
If riding horseback on the beach with the sun setting in the background has been your dream then check out Inlet Point Plantation. Although they are a little bit of a drive north of Crown Reef Resort in North Myrtle Beach, they are located up there for a good reason. While horseback riding on the beach is limited in Myrtle Beach, Inlet Point Plantation has access to a private island where they can conduct beach horseback rides all year. They have a variety of horseback riding options including a One Hour Island Beach Ride, One Hour Sunset Beach Ride, Waterway Trail Ride and Pony Rides for the little ones.
Family Kingdom Amusement Park
Just a short drive north of Crown Reef is Family Kingdom Amusement Park and their Splashes Water Park. A popular attraction for visitors, Family Kingdom features rides for all ages including kiddie rides such as Frog Hopper, Wet Boats and Bumble Bee and rides for the older kids and adults including the Twist ‘n Shout Coaster, Tilt-A-Whirl and Sling Shot. The park also features go-karts, a Ferris wheel, bumper boats and more. Visitors can choose to purchase either a wristband for the amusement park or individual ride tickets. Family Kingdom is open seasonally.
Brookgreen Gardens, located south of Crown Reef in Murrells Inlet, is one of the most popular and historical attractions in the area. It includes an accredited zoo and is a National Historic Landmark. Their Lowcountry Zoo features a variety of animals including owls, hawks, red foxes, egrets, Spanish goats and more. Throughout the gardens you will find a variety of seasonal flowers, hanging oak trees and a large variety of sculpture works and historical sites. Guests can stroll around the gardens and view various sculptures such as the Pegasus, Don Quixote, The Visionaries and Fountain of the Muses. Dining is also available at Brookgreen Gardens and includes the Old Kitchen, Pavilion Restaurant and The Courtyard Café.
Many alligators call Alligator Adventure, located at Barefoot Landing, their home. Housed safely from visitors, these alligators are well taken care of at Alligator Adventure and they aren’t the only ones to call this attraction their home. Many additional animals are featured here including the caracal, Egyptian fruit bats, Eurasian eagle owl, Siberian tigers, ring tailed lemur, turtles and more. Visit the juvenile alligator pool to view young gators or check out the reptile house so see all sorts of creatures. Throughout the warmer months alligator live feedings are held for spectators as well as handling lectures.
TIGERS Myrtle Beach Safari
Are you in for a wild time during your stay here in Myrtle Beach? No, it’s not what you’re thinking … A wildly unforgettable experience is waiting to be discovered at TIGERS Myrtle Beach Safari, a local hidden treasure of global proportions, that’s home to more than 130 wild animals, including 60 tigers. Once you do, it will be life-changing. TIGERS is not a zoo or a drive-thru safari. The animals here on our 50-acre wildlife preserve are center stage in this fully interactive, hands-on Wild Encounters Tour, where you can actually cuddle up to tiger cubs, pet wolf pups, share a laugh with our apes, witness adult tigers running at full speed across the lawn, and feed Bubbles, our African elephant. Plus, this is the only place in the world where you can meet the liger, the world’s largest big cat at more than 900 pounds. It’s a three-hour tour that’s once in a lifetime. Take a walk on the wild side.
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Myrtle Beach SkyWheel
One of Myrtle Beach’s newest and most photographed attractions is the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel. Located just a few miles from Crown Reef, this giant 187-foot tall Ferris wheel sits right off of the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. Passengers sit in comfortable climate-controlled gondolas for the duration of the ride, which lasts about 8 to 10 minutes. Anywhere from two to six people can fit in each gondola and each family or group will be placed together. The ride offers magnificent views of the ocean, the pier and the Boardwalk. Lighting up at night, the SkyWheel is a beautiful site when the Myrtle Beach sun goes down.
The Sling Shot is the ultimate thrill ride that sends two passengers at a time hurling towards the sky at over 100 miles per hour only to fall back to the ground and do it all over again. The ride also includes a mounted camera that records your experience on the ride, which is available for purchase afterwards. Overall, the Sling Shot is one of the most stomach churning rides in Myrtle Beach.
Traditional Southern-style cuisine with a creative twist is what Aspen Grille is known for. It is one of the only restaurants in Myrtle Beach to be inducted into the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame after receiving the Certificate of Excellence for 5 years in a row based on customer reviews. Their menu changes with the seasons due to their use of local ingredients which ensures each dish is as fresh as possible. Aspen Grille is perfect for any occasion and is guaranteed to make any celebration a memorable one.
Masala Myrtle Beach
Like to try new restaurants? Masala Myrtle Beach brings Indian comfort food to Myrtle Beach!
Take a break from the beach and head to Masala Myrtle Beach for their Indian infused buffet seven days a week!
No time to stop in for lunch? Grab your friends and head in for a dinner you aren’t soon to forget with dishes like Chicken Tikka Masala and Tandoori Chicken.
Planning an event? Masala Myrtle Beach caters events of all sizes! You will be host with the most after serving a menu built specifically for you!
New York Prime
NY Prime is upscale dining at its finest. Whether you want a nice night out with your wife or significant other or just a night away from the kids, NY Prime will leave you smiling. Their signature entrees are their steaks, cooked to perfection. But, the quiet aroma of the restaurant and amazing list of wines will leave you wanting to come back for more.
Whether you want a place to splurge on your diet or you want to cut into a delicious steak, Carolina Roadhouse offers some of the best quality cuisine in Myrtle Beach. Start off your meal right with towering onion rings or a plate of chili cheese fries. For an entrée, try out Carolina Roadhouse’s famous ribs then top it all off with one of their tasty desserts.
Located in North Myrtle Beach and in Surfside Beach, California Dreaming is a full-blooded American restaurant that offers zesty Bar-B-Que Nachos, juicy prime rib steaks, and delicious seafood. If you aren’t trying to splurge on calories, California Dreaming also offers numerous salads and grilled seafood options. Don’t forget to save room for one of their numerous dessert options as well!
Travinia Italian Kitchen
Open for lunch and dinner daily, Travinia Italian Kitchen serves up some of the best true Italian dishes around. Feast on their shrimp scampi drizzled in a peppercorn cream sauce or a classic bowl of fettuccini alfredo. With a full bar and an impressive wine list, Travinia is a great place to cap off a fun day in Myrtle Beach.
El Fiesta Del Burro Loco
Burro Loco is one of the easiest restaurants to spot off 17-bypass as you’re sure to see the giant donkey painted on the side of the building. Voted as the “Best Mexican Restaurant” by the Sun News, Burro Loco is a favorite amongst tourist and locals. Enjoy authentic Mexican Chimichangas, delicious burritos, and plenty of house specialties. Burro Loco even features a gluten free menu as well.
Shucker’s Raw Bar
With two locations along the Grand Strand, Shucker’s Raw Bar is home to some of the best raw oysters in Myrtle Beach. However, if you’re not a fan of raw seafood, don’t worry; they have plenty of cooked fan favorites as well. Enjoy delicious shrimp, scallops, crab legs, and more! If you’re a sports fan then Shucker’s Raw Bar is a great place to hang out and watch the game with over 30 TVs on-site.
Pier House Restaurant
For those looking for luxury dinning and a nice view, Pier House Restaurant is the perfect place to relax while dinning. Sit inside and watch the waves crash into the pier or grab a seat outside to enjoy the warm South Carolina air at their Open Air Bar. Either way, the Pier House Restaurant will serve you some delicious seafood, some appetizing entrees, and some of the best desserts around!
Located oceanfront just steps south of Crown Reef Resort, Damon’s Grill is a popular choice for visitors. Offering great views of the beach, the ocean and Springmaid Pier, Damon’s serves up delicious choices including Damon’s Famous Onion Loaf, Barbequed Ribs, Jumbo Breaded Shrimp, Sirloin, Prime Rib and more.
A bit of a drive north from Crown Reef, Midtown Bistro is located in North Myrtle Beach. This restaurant recommends reservations and features specialty pizzas, pasta dishes, sandwiches, subs and more. Featuring daily A La Carte Specials and a regular menu, they have something for anyone’s taste. Favorites at this North Myrtle Beach restaurant include Fried Green Tomatoes Napoleon, Asian Tuna, Bistro Burger, Meatball Sub, Bleu Cheese Burger, Tilapia, Fettuccine Alfredo and Lasagna, just to name a few. Midtown Bistro also features steaks including Ribeye, Sirloin and Steak Diane.
Crossroads at House of Blues
With a menu created by Chef Aaron Sanchez, the Crossroads at the House of Blues at Barefoot Landing features delicious appetizers, American classics, fish, salads, burgers, sandwiches and a kids menu. Choose from Spicy Chicken Pasta, St. Louis Ribs, Heater Seeker, Pulled Pork Sliders, Chicken Wings or Crossroads Quesadilla just to name a few. The House of Blues is also home to the popular Sunday Gospel Brunch.
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
Located at The Market Common, Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant features a large variety of food options with both indoor dining and outdoor patio seating. With starters like Mediterranean Nachos, salads like Seafood Cobb and flatbread starters like Margherita Flatbread, you can start your meal off right. Their main menu integrates culinary inspiration from around the world and includes items like the Bistro Steak Medallions and Woodford Reserve Bourbon Salmon to the Creole Chicken and a Kobe Cheeseburger. They also carry delicious desserts like Triple Chocolate Brownie and Warm Apple Pudding plus a variety of house-made beers that they are well known for.
Tasty burgers, chicken sandwiches and crunchy salads are specialties at Fuddruckers in Myrtle Beach. They feature such delicious options as Chicken Bacon Swiss, “World’s Greatest Hamburger,” Swiss Melt Burger, Taco Salad and a popular kids’ menu, which are just some of the items found on the Fuddruckers menu. Finish the meal off with a chocolate chip cookie, Fudds Brownie Blast Sundae or a cream cheese brownie. Fuddrucker’s closest location to Crown Reef is at 21st Avenue North and Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach.
Dick’s Last Resort
A Barefoot Landing restaurant, Dick’s Last Resort turns lunch and dinner into quite the spectacle. Calling itself “The Shame O’ Barefoot Landing,” the servers are trained to poke fun and create a scene all throughout the meal, making it entertaining, funny and memorable. Featuring dishes like Crabby Cakes, Seafood Platta, Ribs N’ Wings, Fry’d Buffalo Chicky Salad and Buffalo Ranch Chicky Sammich, you’ll laugh just reading the menu!
Croissants Bistro and Bakery
A local favorite, Croissants Bistro and Bakery features a delicious and fresh menu as well as a bakery that specializes in cakes, cupcakes and other sweets. Serving up breakfast, lunch, and brunch, Croissants features favorites like Southern Breakfast Wrap, Low Country Shrimp and Grits, Spinach and Strawberry Salad, Shrimp Tacos, Spring Rolls, Crepes De Jour, French Onion Soup and Pan Seared Scallops, just to name a few. Croissants also bakes and decorates cakes, cookies and cupcakes for all sorts of events and occasions including for birthdays, weddings, showers, sporting events and more. Now available at two Myrtle Beach locations!
Hollywood Wax Museum
There’s tons of fun to be had at Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center! Whether you do one or all three attractions, your whole family will be entertained. Meet and greet your favorite Hollywood stars when you tour the wax museum; fight deadly zombies in Outbreak and save the world; or make your way through a potential 288 twists and turns to save Princess Hannah in Hannah’s Maze of Mirrors!
Featuring a music score created by Dolly Parton, Pirates Voyage has quickly become a family favorite amongst those who travel to Myrtle Beach. Featuring singing, an amazing acrobtic show, dancing, and numerous fight scenes, Pirates Voyage will keep your entire family entertained. Watch as the Crimson and Sapphire pirates duke it out for the hidden treasure as you enjoy a five-course meal fit for a captain – all of which is included with the price of admission.
Taking dinner and a show to the next level, Medieval Times takes you back to 11th century Spain where disputes were settled through battle. Located just off 501, you’ll receive a full five-course meal with your admission and watch as your knight fights to win the title of the King’s Champion. Watch as talented knights perform mesmerizing stunts that are sure to wow the crowd!
Legends In Concert
Ever wanted to see Michael Jackson or Elvis Presley in concert? Now you can! Legends In Concert, located right across from the Broadway at the Beach complex, features some of the best impersonators across all music spectrums. With an all-new venue and a full Hollywood effects system, you’ll be able to see your favorite musicians like you’ve never seen them before!
House of Blues
The Myrtle Beach House of Blues, conveniently located at Barefoot Landing, features bands and other entertainers playing throughout the year and is the area’s premier music destination for those looking to enjoy live entertainment. With free shows on the deck during the busy season, the House of Blues not only features terrific dining options but also provide one of the best dinner and a show combinations along the Grand Strand. Check their event calendar during your next vacation and head to the House of Blues for some high quality food and entertainment.
Located near Restaurant Row on the north end of Myrtle Beach, Comedy Cabana features touring comedians who perform stand-up shows. Laughter is abundant at this comedy club which has featured touring greats such as LA Hardy, Mitchell Walters, Ron Feingold and Eddie Clark. Comedians typically perform multiple weekend shows as well as weekday shows during their headlining time at the Comedy Cabana. They also host open mic nights and have a tasty menu including choices like Rajin Cajin Chicken Sandwich, Good Humor Grilled Veggie Wrap and Taco Salad.
For a live show with exquisite lighting, costumes, music and backdrops look no further than the Carolina Opry in Myrtle Beach. Carolina Opry features four shows throughout the year: “The Carolina Opry,” “The Good Vibrations Show,” “Carolina Opry Christmas Special” and “LIGHT See the Music.” Audiences are time and time again impressed with the shows put on at this Myrtle Beach theater.
Laughter is plentiful at Myrtle Beach’s Uptown Theater where Carolina Improv performs a variety of improvisational shows. Located at the Myrtle Beach Mall, this comedy group knows how to think on their feet and get an audience laughing. With shows varying based on audience suggestions, themes are adhered to like “Jokers Wild” and “Whose Beach is it Anyway?” While some shows are geared towards the whole family, others are more appropriate for adults and this is always stated with the show’s description so guests are aware before they go.
First-class productions and top-billed musicians are just some of the entertainment that takes the stage at the Alabama Theatre at Barefoot Landing. Featuring “ONE The Show” throughout much of the year and “The South’s Grandest Christmas Show” during the holiday season, their ongoing shows are not to be missed. Featuring talented musicians, dancers and singers as well as stunning costumes and sets, their shows are made up of a variety of music and entertainment from classical to comedy to country. Throughout the year, guest artists also perform at this theater including The Oak Ridge Boys, Shoji Tabuchi, Three Dogs Night and Kingston Trio – to name a few.
The Market Common
Designed to be a small city in itself, Market Common boats numerous shopping outlets, restaurants, and entertainment options. Stop in the Pottery Barn to browse for yourself then head to the Lazy Gator to buy gifts for those back home. Finish off the shopping excursion with dinner at one of the complex’s eight restaurants and nightcap at the Grand 14 cinema to see the next hit movie.
Tanger Factory Outlets
With two locations in Myrtle Beach, the Tanger Factory Outlets are the perfect destination when you want to shop, shop, shop! Each location features over 100 brand name stores including Disney, Nike, Under Armour, Victoria’s Secret, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Rayban, and more! Aside from their diverse variety of shops, the Tanger Outlets are known for their deep discounts – often half of what you could expect to spend at the retail stores themselves. Whether it’s a rainy day or just a planned shopping day, you can’t leave Myrtle Beach without spending time at one of the Tanger Outlet locations.
Coastal Grand Mall
Located not far from Crown Reef Resort, the Coastal Grand Mall contains multiple stores, restaurants and a movie theater. Great for a day of shopping, an afternoon catching a flick or a quick bite to eat, the Coastal Grand Mall is one of the most popular malls in the area. With shops including Kirkland’s, Lane Bryan, Aeropostale, Belk, LOFT, Things Remembered and Ulta just to name a few, this mall has something for everyone. Plus, with dining options such as Tokyo Japan, Sbarro and Chef Smitty’s in the food court and full-service restaurants outside the mall like Texas Roadhouse Grill and Abuelo’s, there is food for everyone’s taste.
Broadway at the Beach
One of the most popular places in Myrtle Beach, Broadway at the Beach is an all-encompassing destination featuring shopping, shows, entertainment, dining and attractions. Home to Ripley’s Aquarium, WonderWorks and many more well-known attractions, Broadway at the Beach is a place most visitors find themselves visiting at least once during their vacation. Broadway is also the site of multiple nightclubs and delicious dining including Senor Frogs, the newly designed Hard Rock Café, Dave & Buster’s and Original Shucker’s Raw Bar. It’s also a great place to pick up some souvenirs or do some family shopping with easy access to shops like Claire’s, Fric N’ Frac, Lids, Build-A-Bear Workshop, Del Sol and Palmetto Paradise.
Barefoot Landing is sometimes considered the northern counterpart of Broadway at the Beach. Located in North Myrtle Beach it features many shops, restaurants and attractions. With restaurants like Fire Island Grille, Castano’s Italian Steakhouse, Bully’s Pub and Grill and Johnny Rockets, there are plenty of dining options available. Barefoot Landing is also home to the Alabama Theatre, House of Blues, Barefoot Princess Riverboat and other popular attractions. Those who enjoying shopping will find many options here including Hat Galore, Fashion Express, Christmas Mouse, Izod, American Vintage and Black Market Minerals, just to name a few.
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