Five Things to Do on Your Next Myrtle Beach Vacation

September 8, 2011

Looking for things to do in Myrtle Beach?

Pier at Sunset in Myrtle Beach State Park near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USACheck out these fun Myrtle Beach attractions on your next vacation:

1) Broadway at the Beach

This family-friendly entertainment complex features dining, shopping and unique attractions that are worth a visit. Ripley’s Aquarium, WonderWorks, Soar and Explore, and IMAX are located at the Broadway at the Beach, as is the Palace Theatre, home to shows such as The Magical Spirit of Ireland, Hooray for Hollywood and Christmas on Ice. WonderWorks opened in early summer, and Ripley’s Aquarium currently features Mermaid Shows on the weekend.

2) Barefoot Landing

Located on the Intercoastal Waterway in North Myrtle Beach, this complex is laid-back and features great entertainment and upscale dining options, as well as, shopping and other activities. The natural surroundings at Barefoot Landing are a real plus, as you can stroll on the boardwalk before catching a show at Alabama Theater. I watched ONE the Show on my last visit and it was 2 ½ hours of pure entertainment. If you’re looking to do dinner and a show, I recommend Greg Norman’s Australian Grille. The atmosphere is classy yet relaxed and features views of the water. There’s even outside seating right on the waterway, a great area to enjoy an after dinner drink.

3) Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

A great way to take in the scenery of Myrtle Beach is to walk the relatively new Boardwalk. The 1.2 mile Boardwalk stretches from Second Avenue Pier to the 14th Avenue Pier.

4) Downtown Myrtle Beach – Ocean Boulevard

An afternoon or evening spent strolling through downtown's unique shops, attractions and eateries is a must on a Myrtle Beach vacation. You’re sure to find a souvenir you can’t live without, indulge in some delicious ice cream and perhaps even a 360’ degree view from atop the SkyWheel. Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum and Ripley’s Haunted Adventure are also located on Ocean Boulevard, and are two attractions that are affordable fun.

5) Myrtle Beach State Park

Even if you’re not staying at a Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Hotel, you can enjoy the beach at this 312-acre park. Swim in the ocean, hunt for seashells or build a few sandcastles while you visit, or try your angling off of the fishing pier.

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