All the Best Attractions Myrtle Beach Has to Offer

There's a lot more to Myrtle Beach than golf and the ocean. Entertainment options are aplenty for visitors of all tastes. Whether you want to be in the middle of the action at the new Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Promenade or seek the seclusion and scenic beauty of the Carolina coastline. The downtown Myrtle Beach area has become a new center of activity on the Grand Strand, with free concerts and fireworks displays held throughout the summer months. The 1.2-mile stretch of wooden walkway offers scenic views of the Atlantic Ocean on one side and open-air shops, cafes and bars on the other. The Boardwalk allows visitors to stroll to the new 190-foot SkyWheel, which gives breathtaking views of the city and coast. Two local piers connect to the path and allow visitors to venture farther out into the ocean without getting wet, although both feature restaurants and bars where you can wet your whistle. Nearby Broadway at the Beach continues to be one of the biggest draws, featuring such attractions Ripley's Aquarium. For those looking for aquatic fun, Myrtle Waves Water Park and Wild Water and Wheels are great hot spots to keep cool, and Family Kingdom is the area's only oceanfront theme park. There are more than 100 golf courses within a 45-minute drive of Myrtle Beach, giving visitors the chance to enjoy the great outdoors, and Brookgreen Gardens and Huntington Beach on the South Strand are wonders of the South Carolina Lowcountry.



Built in 1948, the Dunes Club was the second golf course to open on the Grand Strand, which now features more than 100 links layouts. Although this is a private course, a limited number of public-play rounds are available for those looking for a...  Read More

Brookgreen Gardens
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The beauty of the South Carolina Lowcountry is in full bloom at Brookgreen Gardens, a 9,100-acre property located about 15 miles south of Myrtle Beach. Visitors can stroll through the many sculptures, fountains and flowers and take a break in...  Read More

Wild Water – Water and Race Theme Park


Wild Water & Wheels is home to thousands of thrills for kids of all ages - even the grown-up ones. With 16 acres featuring water slides, a wave pool, a lazy river, an arcade, mini-golf, and go-cart racing. Special passes allow kids to play...  Read More



Located within Broadway at the Beach, this aquarium houses thousands of unusual and colorful marine animals. The highlight of a visit here will be a ride on the moving sidewalk, which travels through a glass-enclosed tunnel inside the massive...  Read More

Barefoot Landing


This multi-purpose complex offers the best in entertainment, dining and shopping in one scenic location on the Intracoastal Waterway in North Myrtle Beach. The House of Blues, Alabama Theater and Alligator Adventure are among the fun stops along...  Read More

The Market Common, Myrtle Beach


This new multi-purpose complex brings the feel of an upscale, urban shopping district to the Grand Strand. Featuring dozens of entertainment, dining and shopping opportunities, Market Common offers national outlets that can't be found anywhere...  Read More

Myrtle Waves Water Park


Cool off from the summer heat at South Carolina's largest water park, featuring more than 30 rides and water slides for the whole family. This 20-acre park features towering, twisting water slides, a massive wave pool and a children's aquatic...  Read More

Family Kingdom


After the old Pavilion closed, Family Kingdom was left as Myrtle Beach's only oceanfront amusement park. Rather than rest on its monopoly, Family Kingdom expanded into two attractions in one. The amusement park has a new roller coaster to go...  Read More

Broadway at the Beach


This multi-purpose complex is home to some of the best entertainment, dining and shopping on the Grand Strand. Featuring top attractions, such as Wonder Works and Ripley's Aquarium, Broadway features hundreds of business surrounding a large...  Read More



The downtown district has been revitalized by this new attraction, highlighted by the 190-foot SkyWheel that lights up the Myrtle Beach skyline. The largest ferris wheel on the East Coast offers scenic views of the Atlantic Ocean and the entire...  Read More


Meet Terry Massey

It's no surprise that journalist Terry Massey is credited with creating the word 'stay-cation.'  He considers the past 18 years in Myrtle Beach a vacation.

He and his wife Stephanie were...  More About Terry