What to do and see in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina: The Best Places and Tips

Myrtle Beach is all at once a spring break destination, golfing destination, retirement community, and family vacation spot. Take in a foot-stomping show at the Carolina Opry, or cheer on your favorite knight at Medieval Times. Mingle with the fishermen of Springmaid Pier, then stop for ice cream along the boardwalk. Shop and dine at one of the area’s many outdoor entertainment complexes, or simply explore the many beaches of the Grand Strand – all with a personality of their own.

1. Broadway at the Beach

1325 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577-7445 Shopping, Shopping Malls
Excellent
64%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 8297 reviews

Broadway at the Beach

Broadway at the Beach, South Carolina's favorite Travel Destination and the largest entertainment venue of its kind in the state features unique specialty shops, exceptional dining, award-winning attractions, fabulous nightlife and relaxing accommodations, all surrounding the magnificent Lake Broadway.

Reviewed By blondehawaiian29 - Inman, South CarolinaInman, South Carolina

Nice area for shopping, food and after hours bars.

This place has changed a lot over the years. While there were a couple empty stores, they have done a good job keeping retail spaces filled with a variety of relevant, fun stores. Seems like each visit, I see something new. Great way to spend a day and st

2. Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach, SC Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks, Beaches
Excellent
68%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 4264 reviews

Myrtle Beach

Reviewed By Anu K - Usa, JapanUsa, Japan

the best beach

very beautiful, peaceful, not overcrowded, always accessible, along the shore there is a line of hotels from where you can access, and also not expensive. it is beach, hotels, and things to do all along the beach. difficult to explain, as you can feel the

3. Myrtle Beach SkyWheel

1110 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577-3755 Fun & Games, Sights & Landmarks, Observation Decks & Towers, Rides & Activities, Points of Interest & Landmarks More
Excellent
56%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 7116 reviews

Myrtle Beach SkyWheel

Elevate Your Perspective! High above the beach and far from the stresses of everyday life awaits an unforgettable experience that soars over 20 stories above the Atlantic Ocean. The SkyWheel features 42 climate-controlled gondolas that offer an uplifting experience for children and adults of all ages. Open day and night, 363 days a year!

Reviewed By nursesrock43 - Springfield, IllinoisSpringfield, Illinois

What a nice ride!

We decided to do our ride before we left the area. So glad we did! It was really nice to see so far down the beach and the cars are air-conditioned!

4. Myrtle Beach State Park

4401 S Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29575-4936 Nature & Parks, State Parks
Excellent
64%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1759 reviews

Myrtle Beach State Park

Reviewed By gredave - Vacaville, CaliforniaVacaville, California

Baker's sugar

We decided to go to the State Beach, and what a good decision it was! It is located on the Grand Strand (a miles-long beach with white powdery sand and dunes) with a long wharf which stretches out into the ocean and has resultant great ocean breezes. We s

5. Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach

1110 Celebrity Cir, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577-7465 Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks
Excellent
47%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 8427 reviews

Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach

Glide on 330ft moving path beneath the Dangerous Reef! TOUCH sharks, stingrays, hermit crabs & jellies! Experience a world of eels, colorful fish, mermaids & poisonous predators! NOW OPEN - PEARL HARBOR EXHIBIT! Ripley's Myrtle Beach offers 5 unique attractions open 365 days a year. Don't miss all the fun!

Reviewed By chanceb2014 - Gastonia, North CarolinaGastonia, North Carolina

Family fun!

Our 16 month old had a ball! One of the best aquariums I've ever been too! Especially liked the pearl harbor exhibit. The sharks were very impressive. They had so many of them! We will be back on our next vacation.Thanks so much for this great review - we

6. Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Promenade

Myrtle Beach, SC Sights & Landmarks, Piers & Boardwalks
Excellent
49%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
6%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 3858 reviews

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Promenade

Reviewed By PHILRidgefield_CT - Lincolnton, North CarolinaLincolnton, North Carolina

Easy walk but can be hot.

Very nice, well maintained boardwalk, in town and along the waterfront. Easy access to restaurants with in/outside seating. Can be crowded and very hot depending on the time of day/season.Motorcycle week (mid May) can be noisy and overwhelming for some fo

7. Hollywood Wax Museum

1808 21st Ave N, Unit A, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577-7472 Museums, Specialty Museums
Excellent
51%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1162 reviews

Hollywood Wax Museum

Reviewed By Charles M - Sophia, North CarolinaSophia, North Carolina

What A Blast!

first time visiting and we had such a blast. like the idea of having the props there and being able too take pictures. A lot of memories can be made here for every one. We also did the mirror maze which was fun also. Buying a access pass is your best bet.

8. GTS Theatre

1220 Port Dr, Next To Jamin Leather, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577-6346 Concerts & Shows, Theaters
Excellent
78%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 644 reviews

GTS Theatre

Welcome to GTS Theatre the newest theatre on the Grand Strand. We are an intimate cabaret theatre with a 1920's flair. Showcasing extraordinary talent with different shows. Join us for an evening of entertainment. Introducing Motor City Musical - A Tribute To Motown. Take a walk down memory lane with hits from the 60's and 70's. Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday Evenings all at 7pm. Wild 4 Hypnosis Comedy Show - Spring & Summer This show will keep you laughing with fun things your family and friends can do on stage. Then last but not least for the 2016 year. Join us during the holidays for a Redneck Christmas, we have all the fun of Christmas at this show with comedy, music and the GRINCH! New for 2017 - Beach Party Musical and Night Fever plus everyone's favorite Motor City Musical.

Reviewed By Bernetta T - Raleigh, North CarolinaRaleigh, North Carolina

Motor City Magic

We’ve seen several of the highly visible, well publicized shows at Myrtle Beach through our years of visiting the Grand Strand. Most of those shows were entertaining. However, none of those shows inspired me to write a review. Motor City Musical a Tribute

9. Myrtle Beach Pelicans

1251 21st Ave N, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577-7429 Sights & Landmarks, Arenas & Stadiums
Excellent
73%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 807 reviews

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Pelicans Ballpark is home to the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Advanced 'A' Affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. The ballpark is located directly across from Broadway at the Beach and offers affordable family fun 70 nights a year! Special promotions include $1.00 Draft beers on Thursday, $2.00 Tacos & Tallboys on Tuesday, $2.00 Craft Drafts on Friday, post-game fireworks on select nights and kids 12 and under can run the bases after every game! For a complete listing of the promotional schedule visit myrtlebeachpelicans.com. Ticket prices start at $9/person. Group rates available for groups of 15 or more.

Reviewed By jimd475 - Halifax, CanadaHalifax, Canada

Great Fun

What a great evening of entertainment!! Park is very conveniently located and the parking is FREE! Ticket prices, for the best seat in the house is under $15 and there is always something happening to keep the spectators entertained. Including a yellow la

10. Family Kingdom Amusement Park

300 4th Ave S, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577-4040 Water & Amusement Parks, Theme Parks
Excellent
42%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1442 reviews

Family Kingdom Amusement Park

This charming, old-fashioned amusement park features more than 30 fun-filled rides including an all-wooden roller coaster, Log Flume, Go-Kart tracks, historic carousel and the largest Ferris wheel in South Carolina.

Reviewed By SailOnTommy - Myrtle Beach, South CarolinaMyrtle Beach, South Carolina

Best of The Beach

Frankly, THIS represents the best of Myrtle Beach - "Family" Kingdom is good-old fun and thrills for kids of all ages. And its timeless! Smile! Laugh! But Go!

Share :

Feature News

Top 10 Things to do in Branson, Missouri

Branson has limitless possibilities for a memorable vacation. While visiting you can: attend star-studded performances at Branson’s many live shows; enjoy Silver Dollar City, one of the world's top theme parks; take in the beauty and adventure of the Ozark Mountains and three pristine lakes; play some of the best golf in the Midwest; visit museums highlighting the area’s rich history and culture; relax at spas and resorts; and shop at Branson’s many boutiques, galleries and outlets.

10 Things to Do in Seattle That You Shouldn't Miss

In Seattle you simply can’t skip the Central Public Library – a modern architectural marvel of glass grids, unusual shapes, and a “book spiral” that climbs four stories. Stroll over to Pike Place Market to visit the original Starbucks and play catch with a fishmonger. In the heart of the city lies Chihuly Garden and Glass, which will dazzle you with its colorful and delicate works. Glide to the top of the Space Needle for panoramic views of the surrounding mountain ranges and Puget Sound.

10 Things to Do in Pigeon Forge That You Shouldn't Miss

Set against the misty blue backdrop of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee is a gateway to 500 thousand acres of Appalachian wilderness. If hiking over 800 miles of mountain trails and camping in dense ancient forests isn't your thing, head over to Dollywood for a different sort of fun. Founded by country queen, Dolly Parton, Dollywood combines rollercoasters, waterslides, and live bluegrass and gospel concerts, with a down home country fair.

Top 10 Things to do in Sedona, Arizona

Sedona is a true oasis, a vacationer’s paradise in the middle of the Arizona desert. Here, you’ll find resorts and spas, canyons and red rock formations. Bell Rock and Oak Creek Canyon are great hiking spots, and the dramatic architecture of the Chapel of the Holy Cross is a religious experience itself. When the sun dips down below the horizon it introduces the best show in Sedona: the night sky.

Top 10 Things to do in San Antonio, Texas

Step to the beat of wafting flamenco music as you wander the downtown River Walk before sampling as much chili (San Antonio’s signature dish) as your taste buds will allow. A visit to the Alamo is an absolute must, as is taking in a show at the ornate Majestic Theatre. San Antonio Missions National Historical Park is dotted with 18th-century buildings and features, making for an enriching excursion.