Top attractions for your Myrtle Beach vacation

June 28, 2010 by Anwar Mehdi  
Filed under Travel

Myrtle Beach is one of the best places you can visit and you go here to relax with all of your family members. Here then is a list of great things to do and why we like these activities and places – they are not too expensive and are an ideal way to spend your time on your south carolina vacation.

There are about 30 thousand residents at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and they really enjoy the tourists. These residents open their hearts and doors to the millions of visitors who come for their Myrtle Beach vacation every single yearNorth Myrtle Beach Waves

From the beautiful beaches to the lovely golf courses, a Myrtle Beach vacation will provide you with an astounding number and quality of things to do.

This is the most exhaustive list of the favorite things to do on your South Carolina Vacation at Myrtle Beach:

Beaches and Water Sports in South Carolina

1. The Beaches of Myrtle Beach – obviously!!

There are more than 50 miles of beaches that provide hundreds of, if not more, beautiful relaxing spots to throw in your and enjoy the water and the weather. Regardless of the fact if you are just a short term visitor or a deep swimmer the sea or just a lounger you will definitely know that this is a paradise within a few hours of staying here.

2.North Myrtle Beach Waves

The North Myrtle Beach Waves waterpark provides tourists with water sports ranging from rafting to wave pools almost anything in between – just too many activities. If you kids with you, you can partake in the Bubble Bay with almost a 800 gallon volcano of water that will soak all the guests every few minutes.

You can find more information at

Myrtle Waves Water Park is located at the corner of 10th Ave N. & Hwy 17 Bypass near Broadway at the Beach. Our address is 3000 Mr. Joe White Ave (10th Ave N), Myrtle Beach, SC 29577.

They usually have special deals going on so check their website often.

Special discounts for groups. Admission fees are $24.95 for 7-54yrs, $14 for 3-6yrs and 55yrs and above. Admission for children younger than 3yrs is free.

3. Deep Sea Salt Water Fishing

The Sea Note Sport-Fishing Charters offers a complete guide with licensing and tackle included that allows you to enjoy a great and enjoyment full day of some deep-sea fishing along with all it’s fun and frolic. You can catch a big one while you are fishing there but be sure to take a photo here.

You can find more information at

Sea Note Sport Fishing Charter, Sea Note Sportfishing Charters

324 Flagstone Dr
Myrtle Beach, SC
Phone: (843) 655-3372

4.Apache Pier

Whether you plan to fish from the East Coast’s Longest Pier, relax on the beach, dance to nightly live entertainment, have a bite to eat at our oceanfront restaurant, enjoy Sunday services over the sound of the surf, or cruise the Strand on your Harley, you’re sure to have a memorable camping vacation!

Apache pier is the longest pier on the east coast. Many nights in the summer they have live entertainment. You can rent fishing polls and fish, or our favorite activity is watching to see what the people catch. You can see dolphins, sting rays and jelly fish in the water. They have a small arcade for the children to collect tickets and buy prizes. Very inexpensive.

Apache Pier, Myrtle Beach
Apache Pier

During the summer season, the Apache Pier hosts lots of  live entertainment every  night from the beach and dance music events to the line dancing events and even the all fun karaoke.  The entertainment is very family and kid friendly and ensures that there are a lot of  dancers and singers drawn into the crown.  Seasonally, you will find several games such as pool etc.and  activities for kids like  tie dye crafts and the most famous of all – the fishing tournaments.

You can find more information at or call them at

Toll Free: 800-553-1749
Local: 843-449-7323

5. Barefoot landing

Barefoot landing is situated  along the famous Intra Coastal Waterway in  North Myrtle Beach – this great and scenic place combines the beauty and the nature with  fun and the excitement of dining, shopping and lots and lots of entertainment along with special events for the whole of the family.  Waterfowl on their migratory paths, the very exotic fishes and all the wildlife call Barefoot Landing their home. This is one of the best places for your myrtle beach vacation.

The landing also has a lot of shopping, restaurants, attractions, and the famous Rocking Chairs to sit and enjoy the lovely waterway. Sometimes you may see crocodiles or you could feed the fishes, or even ride a full size carousel. While you rock on your chair, you  will see people sing and even dance.

The boardwalk is a really great place to stroll and the dock feels like an old fishing village.

Barefoot Landing is situated near some of the best North Myrtle Beach hotels and accommodations and that includesBarefoot Resort & Golf along with it’s  vast selection of condos and  beautiful golf courses.

Family Activities and Dining

1. Family Kingdom Amusement Park

When on your south carolina vacation, it is recommended to set aside a day or two to visit the Family Kingdom. Here you can ride the roller coasters or take a spin on the Ferris wheel and taste many of the traditional southern food and you can then close the day  splashing in the water park.

2. Ripley’s Aquarium

When you go to the Ripley’s Aquarium you can see live sharks, dolphins, sting rays and so many other marine species. Here you can get experience touching the sting rays and horseshoe crabs. If you are really up for it and are bold enough you can even  sleep with the sharks.

3. Great Family Dining and Live Entertainment

Take a step back in time and make dinner a “knight” to remember at the Medieval Times Dinner and Theater. Enjoy an exciting evening of quality family entertainment set in the Middle ages. From spectacular horsemanship to thrilling swordplay, you’ll be delighted as you savor a four-course banquet served by your personal serf or a wench.

4.River City Cafe in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach, River City Cafe

This is a resturaunt that is highly recommended by locals in Myrtle Beach. It’s a great place where you actually  your name on the walls – Perfect fries and cheeseburgers – probably the best in Myrtle beach. The dress code is relaxed and fun. You can either eat on the patio or inside the restaurant. For all the fun, the place is quite  inexpensive.

5.Dixie Stampede

The Dixie Stampede is a dinner show with live horses on an indoor ring. This is the best show you will see in Myrtle Beach. During the day you can go and visit each of the horses in outside stalls and take pictures. During the show the dinner is served without silverware, and the food is awesome. All families will enjoy this outing. This place is relatively expensive but a fantastic place that you must visit.

6.The Carolina Roadhouse

This restuaraunt is one of the best resturaunts in Myrtle Beach. The best dinner rolls anywhere.
A little upscale, but not to be missed.

7.Nagato Japanese Steak House

Nagatos is an excellent cook at your table Steak House. If you have never been to a resturaunt where the food is cooked in front of you, now is the time to try it. They usually oopen at 4pm, which starts an early bird special. Your family will enjoy the entertaining cooks, along with the outstanding food. You will not regret this dinner and entertainment choice.

8.Hard Rock Cafe and Broadway at the Beach

Hard Rock Cafe, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA
Image via Wikipedia

Hard Rock Cafe is shaped like a pyramid. Lots of stuff to see, although the music is a little loud. The food is okay, but the decorations are a must see. This is located at Broadway at the Beach, which is a huge shopping complex/imax theater/ Ripleys aquarium( this is good too, but pricey)/ adventure golf.

If you go to myrtle beach, gotta see it. It is really one of the most spectacular Hard Rock Cafe’s in the world.

Golf and Sports

1. Myrtle Beach Golf/Golf Capital of the South

Seeking the perfect course, or a tournament to enjoy? Myrtle Beach is the place to be! Spend a day on the greens at one of the myriad of professionally designed courses.

2. Safari Jeep Tours

Safari Jeep Tours is another don’t-miss activity. Embark on an adventure that lets you delve into local history, nature, wildlife and more on this three and a half hour tour.

Now that you know all about the excellent things to do and see in Myrtle Beach, you probably want to visit. Check out Myrtle Beach vacation rentals or hotels for cozy accommodations throughout your stay.

3. Wacama zoo

Wacamaw Zoo is a Do Not Miss, if you love animals. It is off the beaten path and very “mom and pop” . Many peacocks roam the property. You can feed some of the animals and is one of the best kept secrets in Myrtle Beach. ( extremely inexpensive and is a good ay out of the sun. Mostly Shaded)

Nascar Speed Park

The Nascar Speed Park has a lot of racing for kids of all “sizes”. They also have an arcade. It is a fun stop. It is a little pricey.

NASCAR Speedpark: The Competitor track

Cultural Activities

1. Historical Sites and Cultural Activities

Whether you prefer the blues or jazz, art museums or shag dance championships, there are many activities for culture fanatics as well.

2. Go to historic charleton for the day

It is about 1.5 hours south of myrtle beach. You park in Historic Charleston and choose a tour. These tours cost about $12 per person, but they are airconditioned, guided and allow some drop-off time to explore the city on foot. The narrated tours are excellent and worth the drive. You can also tour a battleship which is close by and well worth it, if you have never been to charleston. This will take up the entire day so plan ahead. Do not miss Charleton if you go to myrtle beach.


And there’s a shop for everyone! From outlet malls to specialty shops and flea markets, you are certain to discover something you’d like to take home as a memento of your vacation.