Last updated on: Sep 3, 2021
Known for its wide beaches, Myrtle Beach is one of the top beach destinations in the U.S. The primary reason to visit Myrtle Beach is, of course, the beach. The beaches are wide and flat with lots of wave action that kids, especially, will love. It’s also a popular golf destination, and outlet shopping and seafood restaurants are plentiful. Here are five fun things to do in Myrtle Beach in addition to the beach.
Like most tourist towns, Myrtle Beach has a variety of things to do from golfing to shopping. One place to spend the day is Broadway at the Beach, a large entertainment complex with rides, arcades, shops, restaurants, and unique attractions cush as an 118-foot tall ferris wheel, Ripley’s Aquarium, and Backstage Mirror Maze.
Myrtle Waves Water Park is a water park with thrilling water rides, tube slides, and the FlowRider–a surf simulator. The park has a kids play area, a lazy river, and an ocean wave pool that makes you feel like you’re in the ocean. It’s the perfect place to spend the day on a scorching day in Myrtle Beach.
Not only is Myrtle Beach a golfing capital, but it’s also a miniature golf capital. With at least 50 miniature golf courses, you won’t go far without finding one, and one of the best miniature golf facilities is Captain Hook’s Adventure Golf. This “magical Neverland” takes visitors through four themed mini-golf courses: Jungle Safari, Jurassic Golf, Shipwreck Island, and Captain Hook’s. Each theme adds a layer of fun to some already great mini-golf courses.
The FunPlex Myrtle Beach is an outdoor amusement park with seven rides and a restaurant, the Bar and Grille. A new Mach ride–a 360-degree flying jet–opened in summer 2021. Another exciting ride is Sky Velocity, which allows riders to experience temporary weightlessness before being dropped down to ground level.
Have you ever driven on an elevated go-kart track? That’s what The Track offers, and it’s super fun! There are also single and double karts. The facility also includes mini-golf, arcades, bumper cars, and blaster boats.
Myrtle Beach is the heart of the action, but North Myrtle Beach is a great place for families and typically less crowded. For a piece of Black history, visit Atlantic Beach. Named the “Black Pearl”, Atlantic Beach was developed in the 1930s as a vacation destination for Black families and remains the only Black-owned beach in the U.S.
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