Myrtle Beach is known as an extremely popular vacation destination for one big main reason: the beach. But there is lots to do in this area that doesn’t involve sand or surf.
The WonderWorks museum is geared towards younger vacationers but it can provide lots of fun for all ages. This museum uses science to stun and amaze and can give your brain a little exercise during your beach trip.
The SkyWheel is one of the newer Myrtle Beach attractions and takes riders on a trip high above downtown Myrtle Beach and offers a stunning view of the ocean and the skyline. This is an attraction that is not to be missed.
Brookgreen Gardens is a great thing to do on a cooler day during your vacation. The gardens feature lots of beautiful plants and flowers set amid unique sculptures. Plus there is also a small zoo and a butterfly garden open seasonally.
Mini-golf can be found on almost every corner in Myrtle Beach and makes for a perfect pre or post dinner activity when the temperatures in the area drop just a bit. Plus if you’re lucky and staying at certain Myrtle Beach hotels, you can play putt-putt without even leaving your hotel.
There are at least three different Ripley’s attractions in Myrtle Beach that should be on your to-do list; the aquarium, the odditorium and the haunted house. The aquarium is located in Broadway at the Beach and the odditorium and haunted house are both in downtown Myrtle Beach.
Though Myrtle Beach is sunny it does sometimes rain, or you just need a break from the heat and sun. Bowling can be a great way to have a day of fun without spending a lot of money or risking more sunburn. There are at least three different bowling alleys in Myrtle Beach that you can spend a day at, or if you’re staying at or near Captain’s Quarters resort they have a bowling alley right in the hotel’s entertainment center.
Seafood is the cuisine of choice in Myrtle Beach and you’ll want to go to a couple different areas to try all the varieties offered by locals. From the Calabash seafood in North Myrtle Beach to the freshly caught seafood in Murrell’s Inlet, you won’t be disappointed no matter what you try.
Myrtle Beach offers tons of things to do, but in case you want to journey a bit further away it is also driving distance to three other destinations; Wilmington, Georgetown and Charleston. All three locations offer a bit more of a taste of the historical southern charm and make for perfect day trips to break up your Myrtle Beach vacation.