Good times roll at Myrtle Beach, where the families and spring breakers flock in the thousands for the uninterrupted Grand Strand beach, ocean-front waterpark and daiquiri bars. This popular summer holiday destination is the place to be for Hollywood-style live entertainment, fresh seafood and outdoor fun.
Things to do in Myrtle Beach
You’ll never go hungry at Myrtle Beach, which boasts a collection of classic American restaurant chains as well as local legends. Find the self-proclaimed “World’s Greatest Hamburgers” at Fuddruckers, enjoy seafood served straight off the boat at Drunken Jack’s and combine sports, arcade games and cocktails at Dave & Buster’s.
Visiting with the family? Head to the beachfront Family Kingdom Amusement Park, where you can ride roller coasters, drive go-karts and play carnival games. The neighbouring Splashes Waterpark is ideal for escaping hot days in the lazy river or by speeding down water slides.
If you’re interested in the local wildlife, pay the alligators a visit at Alligator Adventure, which also houses cassowaries, hyenas, crocodiles and monkeys. You can also get up close to a cheetah, African elephant, tiger cubs and an actual lion-tiger crossbreed at Doc Antle’s Myrtle Beach Safari.
Make sure you pack for plenty of beach days, with the sun-drenched Grand Strand beach stretching across the entire Myrtle Beach cityscape. For panoramic vistas, hop on the 57-metre-tall Myrtle Beach SkyWheel to get an aerial view of the luxury resorts, water sports huts, beach loungers and tiki bars that line the coast. Don’t forget to play a round of mini-golf at the island-themed Mt. Atlanticus Minotaur Golf or ride the 180-metre-long ziplines at Myrtle Beach Zipline Adventures.
Getting around Myrtle Beach
Walking or riding a bike between Myrtle Beach’s beachfront points of interest is easy to navigate. You can also ride the Coast RTA, a local bus service that runs between the beach and inland destinations. Paid parking is readily available, but you can also catch a taxi.