5 Unique Things to Do in Myrtle Beach

February 28, 2017

Want to learn more about the hidden gems of the Grand Strand? Read on.

There’s a lot of things to do in Myrtle Beach.  With more than 60 beaches, 90 golf courses and a variety of family-friendly attractions, the appeal of this beach destination is easy to see.  Entertainment complexes like Broadway at the Beach, Barefoot Landing and the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk attract many visitors, but there are unique things to do in Myrtle Beach.  

fountain at Brookgreen Gardens during summer with flowers in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA

1)  Brookgreen Gardens

Say goodbye to the sand and surf and hello to the lush beauty of Brookgreen Gardens. The country’s first sculpture gardens, Brookgreen is a National Historic Landmark and features a zoo, butterfly house, hiking trails and gorgeous fauna typical of the Carolinas. Without a doubt, a visit to these gardens is truly one of the most unique things to do in Myrtle Beach. 

2)  La Belle Amie Vineyard

The wine scene is growing in Myrtle Beach.  Take advantage of this emerging market at the La Belle Amie Vineyard near North Myrtle Beach.  Music festivals are hosted at the vineyard year-round and they are known for their red, white and rose wines.

3)  T.I.G.E.R.S.

The name stands for “The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species.”  At Barefoot Landing, you can get a glimpse of some of their animals at their live exhibit – Preservation Station.  You can cuddle up with baby apes and monkeys. Hold a tiger cub in your lap. And, get nose-to-nose with a 500-pound adult tiger! Photo sessions are available to capture your moment! 
To see more of what T.I.G.E.R.S. has to offer visit their nearby 50-acre preserve.  On the Wild Encounter Tour you will interact with uncaged apes, orangutans, and chimpanzees; watch tigers swim; meet our gray wolves and get the feel for our “cubs” on your lap. Adding to the excitement, you will meet Bubbles the 4-ton African elephant and the Liger, the world’s largest cat, as seen in the 2006 Guinness Book of World Records.
ground exterior view of stone Atalaya Castle and palm trees near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA

4)  Atalaya Castle

Located in Murrell’s Inlet, just a short drive from Myrtle Beach, Atalaya Castle is a beachside castle built in the 1930s.  Stroll through the 30-room castle during a self-guided tour. In addition, be sure to walk to the beach to enjoy a quieter side of the Grand Strand.

5)  Inlet Point Plantation  

A horseback ride on the beach is a wonderful way to experience the natural beauty of Myrtle Beach.  At Inlet Point Plantation you can go on beach tours, beach and plantation combo tours. There are even moonlight and sunset horseback rides available. Plus, the horses are well-trained and suitable for novice riders. 

Add any of these unique things to do in Myrtle Beach to your itinerary for a different look at the Grand Strand.

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