Myrtle Beach, SC is a favorite destination for tourists seeking warm sand, sunny shores and pleasant waves during the summer. The temperature remains warm without being muggy, and the city and surrounding areas are home to plenty of attractions for visitors to enjoy themselves during their summer vacations. Whether you just want to hang out and go shopping or whether you want to go to amusement parks, nature preserves, or music shows, Myrtle Beach attractions will leave you wanting more.
MYRTLE BEACH BOARDWALK
The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is the tourist heart of the city. Stretching down 1.2 miles of beautiful shoreline, it has been ranked by Travel and Leisure Magazine as the second best boardwalk in the country. It is home to weekly family-friendly attractions such as carnivals, music shows, live performances and more. Go shopping down the middle section, catch a bite to eat and take in the local flair. An oceanfront park affords travelers the chance to have lunch and enjoy the view.
CAROLINA OPRY OR PIRATES VOYAGE: FUN, FEAST AND ADVENTURE
Depending on the ages and inclinations of your family members, either of these dinner theater-style shows may be appropriate and fun for the whole family. The Carolina Opry is a world-famous musical variety show with comedy acts, musical performances and dance numbers in styles ranging from country, to rock n' roll, to bluegrass and more. The Pirates Voyage, located right next door, is more suited to a younger crowd, with a "watery wonderland where pirates will roam." The show features shenanigans aplenty, culminating in a pirate fight sure to amaze kids of all ages.
MYRTLE WAVES AND FAMILY KINGDOM
Both Myrtle Waves and Family Kingdom have received national accolades. Myrtle Waves is one of the largest water parks on the East Coast, with dozens of rides and attractions, cabana rentals, shopping and family-friendly dining. Family Kingdom was listed in the top five U.S. amusement parks by a 2007 TripAdvisor survey. Admission is free, although each ride requires a separate small payment. Entertainers such as magicians, clowns, balloon sculptors, jugglers and face painters roam the park.
This indoor entertainment park is considered a major attraction in the area where vacationers can take in over 100 exhibits, including a virtual roller coaster and hurricane-force winds. Soar + Explore is a favorite among families who love the outdoors. Soar + Explore has prepared a number of adventures for visitors, including themed rope courses and zip lines set 50 feet above ground.
Get up close and personal with real live ‘gators at Alligator Adventure, brave the thrill rides at Family Kingdom Amusement Park or navigate the water wonders of Ripley’s Aquarium.
Action Fishing Myrtle Beach
Backstage Mirror Maze
Barefoot Princess Riverboat
Battleship North Carolina
Big M Casino
Cane Patch Par 3 & Driving Range
Captain Hook's Adventure Golf
Carolina Backwoods ATV Adventure Tours
Children's Museum of South Carolina
Dragon's Lair Fantasy Golf
Family Kingdom Amusement Park & Oceanfront Water Park
Frank Theatres Cine Grille & Bowl
Grapefull Sisters Wineyard
Jungle Safari Golf
Midway Par 3
Myrtle Beach Adrenaline Adventures
Myrtle Beach Pelicans
Myrtle Beach Skywheel
Myrtle Beach Speedway
Myrtle Waves Water Park
NASCAR Racing Experience
Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum
Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum
Ripley's Haunted Adventure
Ripley's Mirror Maze
Ripley's Moving Theater
Shipwreck Island Adventure Golf
Soar + Explore
Wheels of Yesteryear
Wild Water & Wheels