Best Things to do
in Myrtle Beach, 2017
Over 200 Best Attractions
- from a local!
Patricia Blackstock
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Discover the best attractions and best things to do in Myrtle Beach!
By Patricia Blackstock, a local who has lived in Myrtle Beach since 1997

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* LIVE ENTERTAINMENT SHOWS Live Entertainment North Myrtle Beach and Myrtle Beach! Live shows area huge attraction in the Myrtle Beach area. You will find up to date schedules and listings for Alabama Theatre, The Carolina Opry, Carollina Improv, Dixie Stampede, Legends in Concert, Medieval Times, The Palace Theatre Note: The Palace Theatre is closed due to extensive damage from Hurricane Matthew. According to THIS STORY in The Sun News March 29, it has been deemed possibly “unfit for human occupancy” in a legal notice filed by the city of Myrtle Beach.

* (Here is my review and photos of The Carolina Opry)


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CAROLINA FOREST HIGH SCHOOL Performing Ats Department. See what's playing and purchase tickets online.

CAROLINA MASTER CHORALE  For over 37 years the Carolina Master Chorale has been able to bring music to a wide and diverse audience through the kind and generous support of the community. The CMC is deeply committed to the music education of tomorrow's performers and audiences. Each year the Carolina Master Chorale performs for Carolina's school children, providing the only opportunity for most of these children to experience a performance from professional level choral artistry.  Learn more on the website!

COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY THEATRE The mission of the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre is to prepare students to pursue lives as professional theatre artists to seek further advanced study in graduate programs by providing rigorous training in musical theatre. See webste for up to the minute information.

MURRELLS INLET COMMUNITY THEATRE Tje Murrells Inlet Community Theatre is a non-profit organization founded in 1998. MICT produces a minimum of 3 plays each season, beginning with a fall production.

STAGE LEFT Stage Left Theatre Companyt is the newest theatre company in Myrtle Beach, specializing in an intimate theater experience. Come by The Market Common and visit the custom-made theater located at 3064 Deville Street, in The Market Common.

THEATRE OF THE REPUBLIC Located in the historic city of Georgetown, S.C. just a short drive from Myrtle Beach. This is a non-profit amateur theatre providing an affordable show with a long history of a talented community theatre. Click the link for more information.

Take your choice from the many put-put and mini golf locations in this area. Playing Mini Golf is always fun for all ages.

Remember - NORTH Myrtle Beach is a city located about 20 miles north of the city of Myrtle Beach. Don't get them confused! Make sense of it here

BUCCANEER BAY MINIATURE GOLF 5894 S. Kings Hwy. Myrtle Beach -29575 (843) 238-3811
CANCUN LAGOON 2101 S. Kings Hwy. Myrtle Beach 843-444-1098
CAPTAIN HOOK'S ADVENTURE 2205 N.Kings Hwy. Myrtle Beach
DINOSAUR ADVENTURE 3701 Hwy. 17 S.North Myrtle Beach - 843-272-9041
DRAGON'S LAIR 1197 Celebrity Circle (Broadway at the Beach) Myrtle Beach 843-923-9301
HAWAIIAN RUMBLE 3210 Hwy. 17 S, North Myrtle Beach - 843-272-7812
JUNGLE SAFARI MINIATURE GOLF 101 N. Kings Hwy. Myrtle Beach 843- 315-0311
JURASSIC GOLF 2900 S, Kings Hwy. Myrtle Beach - 843-913-5333
LOST TREASURE GOLF1705 Highway 17 S. in North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582
MAY DAY 301 715 Highway 17 North Myrtle Beach - (843)280-3535
MUTINY BAY 301 Hwy. 17 S. Myrtle Beach 843-249-7844
MOLTEN MOUNTAIN 1010 Vereen Hwy. 17 N., North Myrtle Beach,  843-280-5095
MUTINY BAY 301 Hwy. 17 S. Myrtle Beach 843-249-7844
MT. ATLANTICUS 707 N. Kings Hwy. Myrtle Beach - 843-444-1008
SHIPWRECK ISLAND ADVENTURE 3301 S.Ocean Blvd. Myrtke Beach 843-913-5330
TREASURE ISLAND GOLF 4801 N. Kings Hwy. 843-449-4754

Amusement Parks - Loved by young and old alike
Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach and Garden City Beach (Check the websites for seasonal openings and schedule changes)

NASCAR Speed Park located on 17 Bypass in Myrtle Beach was closed in April 2014 to make way for the new Broadway Grand Prix Family Race Park. The park is owned by Burroughs & Chapin and managed by one of the Grand Strand's most experienced and successful attractions operator, Mark Lazarus,who has more than 30 years expereience in the amusement business.  Everybody neeeds a little thrill! Race to victory! 7 Unique G-Kart Tracks.

* FAMILY KINGDOM AMUSEMENT PARK, 301 Third Ave. S., Myrtle Beach. Named #5 Amusement Park in the Nation. Rides including the Swamp Fox wooden roller coaster and a 100-foot Ferris wheel, Family Kingdom offers some of the most memorable and adrenalin-pumping experience on the Grand Strand The Water Park is Myrtle Beach's only waterfront Water Park. Family Kingdom Water Park has "wet and wild" water flumes, (over 100' drop), exhilarating speed slides, intermediate speed slides and a spacious 425' long Lazy River with Waterfall. Seasonal. See web site for more details

NASCAR RACING EXPERIENCE The NASCAR Racing Experience attraction! The company based in Charlotte. N.C. offers classroom training and track driving experience at the Speedway track (located off 501, behind the Tanger Outlet Mall.) See website for more information.

O.D. PAVILION AMUSEMENT PARK Come out and enjoy a fun-filled experience with exciting rides, fun-filled games, great food, delicious snacks, and more! Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the O.D. Pavilion is a centerpiece for fun and entertainment in the heart of Myrtle Beach. See website for details.

PAVILION PARK The tradition continues at Broadwayat the Beach with the all new, updated Pavilion Park. New rides and nostalgia rides are part of the fun, with three areas of attractions to enjoy: Pavilion Park East (Includes many original Pavilion Park rides and some new rides as well.) Central Park (Thrill park rides flip, spin, twist, drop and toss you.) West Park (Some of the best kiddie rides including the all-new Turtle coaster.. You can ride a train, hop on a frog and soar through tthe air in your very own ballon ride.

Attractions - Family, Singles, Couples 2017
in Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand (Check sites for seasonal openings)

A quiet pier for families and anyone who wants to go crabbing or enjoy a quiet pier.
Take17 Business S toward Garden City Beach. You will see 2 overhead signs - one says Garden City Connector, and the other says Pine Ave. - both signs point left. Turn left, and go about 1/2 mile to the dead-end at Elizabeth. The park is straight ahead at the dead-end. Pull in, and you can park free inside the park. You'll see swings, play area, outdoor barbecue stands, tables, and a gazebo. Just past this point, you'll see a really nice pier. At the4 end of the pier is a shelter: And to the lefrt you'll see some steps. You can crab from the shelter on the steps, or along the pier. I seldom see manyp ople there. When I last visited, no one was there. I've seen people pulling in lots of cravs here and I'm always surprised to see it is still almost undiscovered.. P.S. Let's keep it that way!

ALLIGATOR ADVENTURE Barefoot Landing U.S. 17, North Myrtle Beach, is a reptile park featuring hundreds of American alligators of all sizes. Open 9 a.m.-9 p.m. daily; tickets sold until 8 p.m. See web site for pricing, special offerws and coupons!

BACKSTAGE MIRROR MANIA Step back in time to an Off-Broadway theater's backstage area. It's March 11,1933 and Luck Luciano's five Mafia famlies have hit New York city's Times Square Bank located next door. Help New York's Finest mobsters who escaped through the maze of backstage corridors, props, trap doors and turns.

BACKSTAGE EXCAPE GAMES Located at Broadway at the Beach, 1314 Celebrity Circle. #165. Escape rooms are the newest in live, interactive entertainment. “Locked” in a room with other participants, you will work together as a griyp to find clues, solve a series of puzzles, and ultimately escape before yout time runs out. Fair warning: escape rooms are highly addictive!

* BAREFOOT LANDING Shopping, dining and entertainment in a natural atmosphere is the essence of Barefoot Landing. Barefoot Landing offers seasonal fireworks, Street entertainers, weekly parades and much, much more!

BAREFOOT PRINCESS RIVERBOAT DINING CRUISES The Grand Strand's only tour and dinner riverboat. Choose from a dinner cruise, sightseeing cruise, ot First Mate's lunch The calendar can be found on the website.

BIG D - BROADWAY AT THE BEACH (formerly IMAX 3D) Carmike Cinemas presents promotions, shows, times and schedules.

* BOARDWALK Walking the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is one of the most popular things to do in downtown Myrtle Beach. No charge to walk, and you'll find free live entertainment June through August. It's a fun place to visit any time of year, and perfect for all ages.

BREAKOUT  MYRTLE BEACH North Myrtle Beach. Are you smart enough to find the way out? Can you escape in time? Prove it! Test your mind!

* BROADWAY AT THE BEACH Broadway at the Beach features 100 stores, 20 restaurants, 15 attractions, 10 nightclubs and 3 on-site hotels. This is one place you do not want to miss! See my photos for Broadway at the beach, updated with hew attractions

* BROOKGREEN GARDENS, U.S. 17, bedtween Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island. Brookgreen Gardens is a National Historic Landmark and a display garden with the most extensive collection of figurative sculpture in an outdoor setting by American artists in the world. Brookgreen has the only zoo that's accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums on the coast of the Carolinas. Brookgreen Gardens  offers tours, programs, and archeological sites for visitors to explore.More information on the website. (Also see my four Brookgreen Gardens pages featuring hundreds of photos - sculpture and floral, along with descriptive text.)

BUILD A BEAR Bring your new furry friend for life. Personalize him or her to your individual desires and make memories to last a lifetime. Located at Broadway at the Beach.

CAROLINA BACKWOODS ATV TRAIL TOURS Carolina Backwoods is a unique ATV, 4X4 Fun Park, designed for all skill levels. Located near Myrtle Beach on the NC and SC state line, Ash, North Carolina. Cabin and camper rentals, RV sites (30 and 50 amp) with full hook-up, including satellite. Tent sites also available. Only minutes from the beach. See website for more details.

CAROLINA SAFARI Jeep Tours, open all year long. Fascinating LowCountry history, plantations, ricefields, Huntington Beach State Park. Fun for all ages.

CHILDREN'S MUSEUM The Children's Museum of South Carolina features hands-on exhibits that combine education with entertainment. Displays include the U.S.S. Kids Afloat boating safety exhibit, Bubble Mania, where children can make giant bubbles and the "Express Yourself"Arts Center. See website for prices and more information. 2501 N. Kings Highway (843) 946-9469

* DUPLIN WINERY June, 2015. North Myrtle Beach Wine Tasting. From the rural vineyards of Rose Hill NC, to the sandy shores of North Myrtle Beach, visitirw can now sample a wid variety of award winning wines.

ESCAPE MYRTLE BEACH (downtown) The original Myrtle Beach Escape Game. Interactive adventure where a team of 2 to 10 people have one hour to use their wits and intelligence to solve puzzels, complete tasks, and be imaginative. Highlty addictive, intense and umpredictable fun!

EXECUTIVE HELICOPTERS Come experience the ride of your life aaboard on of our helicopters. Float effortlessly as you take in birds eye views of the many golf courses, Barefoot Landing, Broadway at the Beach, and the beautiful Grand Strand beaches and islands. See website for details.

FRANKLIN G. BURROUGHS-SIMEON B. CHAPIN ART MUSEUM, 3100 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday and 1- 4 p.m. Sunbday. Free Admission; donations requested. See the web site for special events.(843) 238-2510.

GO APE! the country's #1 Zip Line and Treetop Adventure! Enjoy Award-Winning Outdoor Activities and Adventures in the Forests. Located in North Myrtle Beach.

GREAT AMERICAN RIVERBOAT CO. Barefoot Landing, U.S. 17, North Myrtle Beach. Enjoy sightseeing, dancing and dining as you cruise the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. Choose from the Jungle Princess, Jungle Baby or Barracuda Jet Boat! See the website for pricing and more details.

GHOSTS AND LEGENDS THEATRE Barefoot Landing, U.S. 17, . Ghost Show features Lowcountry tales. The Ghost Walks take place at dusk. Blackbeard Seance - Adults only!

GHOSTS OF GEORGETOWN Lantern Tours. Escape to the past's haunted history. Explore the darkened streets with re-enactor Bob Wolfe and story teller Elizabeth Robertson Huntsinger Wolf, author of Ghosts of Georgetown.

HALL OF HEROES Sands Resort is dedicated to paying tribute to the men and women who have made our country great and will always provide a service and atmosphere that promotes and enhances the American Spirit and fosters a dedication to freedom for all. The Hall of Heroes is designed to celebrate the Freedom given to us by all the men and women represented throughout the history of our country and its conflicts. The centerpiece of the Hall of Heroes exhibit is a scaled replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wallc complete with all 58,253 names.

HAUNTED MYRTLE BEACH TOURS See for yourself why Myrtle Beach is regarded as one of the most haunted coastal cities in the South. Explore the shadow-filled streets of Myrtle Beach during this 90 minute haunted walking tour.  Dressing in historic costume, your tour guide will lead you by lantern light to discover the true ghost stories of Blackbeard’s ghost, the Gray Man, and the tragic love story of Alice Flagg.

HELICOPTER ADVENTURES Why settle for a view of Myrtle Beach from your car window when you can soar in style in a helicopter? The largest helicopter tour company in Myrtle Beach with operation spanning almost 6 acres, with 2 cool and reaxing covered waiting areas 5 simultaneously operating landing pads and 10 beautiful Robinson R44 helicopters.

HOFFMAN HELICOPTERS Looking for a once in a lifetime experience? Treat yourself to helicopter tour of beautiful, sunny Myrtle Beach. Adjacent to the Myrtle Beah airport. See website for details.

...with King Kong scaling a skyscraper next to Empire State building. Hollywood Wax Museum is the only wax museum in the country devoted entirely to celebrity figures. The 2-story Museum in Myrtle Beach brings tourists and locals into the world of Hollywood stars and allows visitors to get close to some of the most famous people in show business, re-created so faithfully that you'd swear they are alive!

HOUSE OF BLUES 4060 US Hwy. 17 S at Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach. Features a variety of local talent and professionals. See website doe schedule and prices.

HYMAN VINEYARDS Conway, SC Now ofering wine tasting; See website for details.

*LA BELLE AMIE VINYARD Winery localted in Little River, SC Private lable wines, live music, special events, tasting room. Well worth the short drive from Myrtle Beach

MUSEUM OF COASTAL CAROLINA and INGRAM PLANETARIUM at the Village at Sunset Beach, N.C., N.C. 179. For information about these attractions, please see the website.

LAZER FX-LAZER TAG, 964 Lake Arrowhead Road, Myrtle Beach. The ultimate high tech adventure, where cutting edge computer technology combines with action-oriented team play to create an exciting, heart-racing experience. This is a true group activity - you are the game! From children 4 years old and up who expect to be thrilled, to those skeptical adults and business people who need a bit of convincing, everyone is captured by the game moments after play begins. 843-467-2229.

MAGIQUEST, Broadway at the Beach, U.S. 17 Bypass at 21st Avenue North, Myrtle Beach, A live-action game with more than 150 wand-activated effects where players interact with videos in a three-dimensional fantasy world. See website for hours and pricing

* MARKET COMMON The Market Common offers some of the best restaurants and shopping in this area. Links to all stores and restaurants. You'll also find interactive games for families all around Grand Lake. Current events and festivals, as well as a fantastic awared-winning movie theater for rainy days.

MYRTLE BEACH ESCAPE Your "mission" is to escape from a room by solving puzzels, manipulate objects and search for hidden clues. Book online.

* MURRELLS INLET - MARSHWALK Located just a few miles south of Myrtle Beach, Murrells Inlet is one of the most scenic areas in the Grand Strand. Take your camera.Take the kids! Take a walk! The restaurants here are known for their seafood, but if seafood isn't your favorite dish, you'll find lots of other menu choices.

* MYRTLE BEACH PELICANS, (Events and Categories) Field, 1251 21st Avenue N., Myrtle Beach, Phone: (843) 918-6002. Loved by locals and visitors alike. See website for details.

MYRTLE BEACH ZIPLINE ADVENTURES - located downtown on the site of the of the former Pavilion.

MYRTLE BEACH LASER TAG Surf's up Family Fun Center and Video Arcade offers "The Ultimate Laser Adventure" - serious fun for all ages - completely equipped for birthday parties, rock climbing, casual play, groups, teens, adults, youth groups, church groups, company parties, fundraisers, all-you-can eat pizza, and more!

NIGHTMARE HAUNTED HOUSE - Located near the skywheel downtown Myrtle Beach

PEDEGO ELECTRIC BIKES - Located in The Market Common. Many people would like to ride a bike, but find it difficult due to hills, wind, distance, joint pain, age or the inconvenience of having to shower and change at work. Others simply like the flexibility of being able to choose between exercise and assisted transportation. One thing that everyone agrees on, people love the experience of riding a Pedego Electric Bike!

* PIERS Here's a list of Myrtle Beach area piers. Whether you like to fish or njust take a walk on a pier to see what's at the end or talk to a few people who are fishing....the Grand Strand offers several piers for your enjoyment. The cost ranges from free to $3. Look for the nearest pier to your hotel.

PIRATE ADVENTURES - On the Marsh Walk at the Crazy Sister Marina in Murrells Inlet. (Photo Here) Your child will experience the magic of sailing away in search of a sunken treasure. Dressed with a painted curly moustache or an anchor tattoo, your young pirate will learn the rules of the sea, and the always find a treasure. The ship sails with the season, so check the website for more information.

* PARKS AND PLAYGROUNDS - Enjoy the many free public parks and playgounds in the Grand Strand, including Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Murrells Inlet and Georgetown County.

RADICAL ROPES Combining an exhilarating aerial adventure park with extreme zip lines, KidZips and more, the spectacular new Radical Ropes Adventure Park in Myrtle Beach will offer adrenalin-pumping action, above and beyond anything else on the beach. Radical Ropes is open now at Kings Hwy. and 19th Ave.. June 15, 2015

* RIPLEY'S AQUARIUM Broadway at the Beach, U.S. 17 Bypass and 29th Avenue North, Myrtle Beach, Sharks, rays and other underwater creatures are on display. A moving walkway runs through a 330-foot tube in the main tank, and visitors can touch the rays and horseshoe crabs in touch tanks. The aquarium offers special activities adventures and shows on a rotation basis. See website for pricing, events and details. My photos of Ripley's Aquarium.

RIDDLES EXCAPE ROOM (Restaurant Row) Can you excape in 60 minutes? Fun for all ages. Themed Live-Action Adventure Escape Rooms. 1 hour non-frightening adventure games. Solve clues, puzzles, riddles and secret codes to escape your room. Accommodates 2  to 10 people 9713 North Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach Phone: 843 424 0022 Myrtle Beach.

RIPLEY'S BELIEVE IT OR NOT! ODDITORIUM Ocean Blvd. and 9th Avenue N. in downtown Myrtle Beach. The only place in Myrtle Beach where you will find shrunken heads, a 8ft tall Transformer sculpture made of scrap car parts, an authentic vampire killing kit, one of a kind artwork, tons of hands-on interactives, and a wicked spinning vortex tunnel!

RIPLEY'S HAUNTED ADVENTURE Ocean Blvd. Downtown. Ripley’s Haunted Adventure takes haunted houses to the next level. Live actors lurk behind every corner of this creepy asylum, terrorizing you every step of the way That high pitched scream you hear… yes. that is you!10,000 sq.ft of scare space.

RIPLEY'S MOVING THEATER It's going to be a bumpy ride. Better strap on your seat belts for this seriously realistic 5D Moving Theater experience. Our state of the art theater with digital effects will make you feel like you’re in the movie! Bump, dip, and shake your way through our Snow Ride and Bumper Car adventures. Must be 43” to ride in moving seats. Non-moving seats are available for the little ones with a parent.

RIPLEY'S MARVELOUS MIRROR MAZE Can you find your way out? Ripley’s Enchanted Mirror Maze is one of the most exciting and unique attractions that the entire family can enjoy! See infinite reflections of yourself in every direction! Encounter surprising corners, dead ends, and continuous circles. Never the same experience twice!

* RICE MUSEUM in nearby Georgetown, SC. The Rice Museum features historical information on the Lowcountry rice culture. One hour guided tyours are offered throughout the day, Mondays through Saturdays. The museum is also home to the Maritime Museum Gallery. Monday-Saturday 10:00 am to 4:30 pm; Closed Sunday and Major Holidays. Adults...$7.00; Seniors (60 and over) $5.00; Students (6-21) $3.00; Children under 6 free when accompanied by an adult. Group rates available.

ROCKIN' JUMP TRAMPOLINE PARK Wall to wall trampolines, among other attractions, the park has something for everyone. Burn energy and have fun for all ages.

ROVER BOAT TOURS - Go shelling in a bird watcher's paradise under the shadow of the Georgetown Lighthouse aboard the motorized boat, the "Carolina Rover".  See dolphins, sea turtles and other sea creatures as professional naturalists guide you through the Bay.  800-705-9063

* SEGWAY TOUR Huntington Beach State Park. Quote from a neighbor 2/4/2014: "Also, on your Fun Beaches website, you might mention the Segway tour at Huntington Beach State Park. It was SO much fun, and a great safe place to learn to ride them. The tour guide Aaron and he gave 100% to the tour.

* SEASHELLS AND SHARK TEETH A fun and free activity for your entire family. Take home some one-of-a-kind treasures from your Myrtle Beach vacation! Here's how to find them.

SHARK WAKE PARK North Myrtle Beach. It's home to the only cable wakeboarding park in the area. Cable wakeboarding, the newest addition to a distinguished list of action sports throughout the world, allows for the best of the extreme nature of wakeboarding, without the need for a boat!

Get ready for the most exciting time of your life! Details on website.

* SKYWHEEL The Myrtle Beach SkyWheel opened in May, 2011. The Myrtle Beach Observation Skywheel is an amazing attraction, which is sure to elevate your perspective, measures an impressive 200 feet above sea level and is the only observation wheel of its kind anywhere in the U.S. The SkyWheel is located on the Boardwalk in downtown Myrtle Beach

SLING SHOT, SKYSCRAPER , BUNGEE JUMPING Intersection Ocean Blvd. and 11th Ave. N . This towering V-shaped ride catapults you about 300 feet in the air at nearly 120 miles per hour. Skyscraper, Sky Bounce and Swing. Some restrictions apply. Seasonal.

THE TRACK RECREATION CENTER One-stop action-packed fun for the whole family. The Track’s premier go-kart attractions are two multi-level elevated go-kart tracks – the only of their kind in Myrtle Beach – that give drivers a hybrid go-kart roller coaster experience. The Track’s signature track is the Wild Woody which takes drivers up three levels then circles back down three levels for a high-altitude driving thrill.

SWAMP FOX TOURS: 624 Front Street, Georgetown. Swamp Fox Tours takes you on a pictorial tour of historic Georgetown, SC. Being the third oldest city in South Carolina, Georgetown has an abundance of historic tree-lined streets festooned with moss with historic homes dating back to the1700s. Also, around the area, are historic churches, museums, and beautiful waterfront.

* UPSIDE DOWN HOUSE Wonderwork's Upside Down House is located at Broadway at the Beach, on the former site of the Crab House Restaurant. See my photos of Wonderworks Upsidedown House with our grandson.

WACCATEE ZOO Enterprise Road, off S.C. 707, Socastee. Read this before you go. Waccatee Zoological Farm is located within 500 acres of private, carefully preserved, wooded property.

Comedy Clubs

CAROLINA IMPROV COMPANY at Uptown Theater conveniently located in the Myrtle Beach Mall. Be sure to check out their upcoming shows by clicking the calendar. Uptown offers beer, wine, soda, and bottled water for purchase is smoke-free and wheelchair-accessible.

CAROLINA COMEDY CLUB - BROADWAY AT THE BEACH Carolina Comedy Club was designed and built from the ground up to be one of the premier comedy clubs in the country. Bringing you the biggest names in comedy as seen on The Tonight Show, Comedy Central, HBO, and Showtime, Plus the biggest stars!

COMEDY CABANA Check website for schedules, dates and ticket information. And be sure to read the many reviews!

COMEDY ZONE The Comedy Zone, Myrtle Beach is a stand-up comedy club located inside the House of Blues. Every Tuesday they offer a 3-act comedy show with an emcee, feature, and a nationally known headliner.

Water Parks 2017 (Check websites for seasonal openingd and closings)

* FAMILY KINGDOM OCEANFRONT WATER PARK Third Avenue South and Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach. Splash your way through the "coolest" fun at the beach! Feel the thrill of speeding down a water slide or simply relax as you drift down the cool, refreshing water of a lazy river. Family Kingdom Water Park has wet and wild water flumes, (over 100' drop), exhilarating speed slides, intermediate speed slides and a spacious 425' long lazy river with waterfalls.

MYRTLE WAVES Located on the corner of 10th Ave N. & Hwy 17 By-pass near Broadway at the Beach. The address is 3000 Mr. Joe White Ave (10th Ave N), Myrtle Beach, SC 29577. All-day summer fun at Myrtle Waves Water Park is priced right! Bring the entire family and all your friends for a full day of water-packed adventure.

*WILD WATER-WATER & WHEELS, 910 U.S. 17 S., Surfside Beach. Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. through September 7. Slides, Wipe Out Wave Pool, Lazy River Ride, Wally's Kiddie Lagoon, Adult Lounge Pool, Mini Golf, Go-Carts, Bumper Boats, Snack Bar, Lockers/Showers. No fees on Inner Tubes, Picnic Area, Gift Shop and Sundeck.

Water Sports, Parasailing, Boat Charters, Sailing Charters, Fishing Charters, Water Cruises, Rentals, Party Boats 2017 (Check sites for seasonal openings)

CAPT "CUSH" MYRTLE BEACH FISHING CHARTERS Choose from two boats which offer you a high-quality Myrtle Beach fishing adventure. Inshore and offshore charters as well as sight-seeing trips. Book your adventure with Capt. "Cush"today!

CRAZY SISTER MARINA ( formerly Capt. Dick's)
Exciting enjoyable ways to enjoy the out-of-doors, the sun, the water! See website for more information and prices
U.S. 17 in Murrells Inlet
1-866-557-FISH (3474)

DEEP SEA FISHING & DOLPHIN CRUISES We have a new 100' Continental Shelf Custom Lydia Built Fishing & Cruising Yacht. Very Fast with Triple Turbo Diesels provides More Fishing Time. Super Clean & Modern with Air Conditioned Cabin. Plenty of room - no overcrowding. This is the finest passenger boat on the Grand Strand. North Myrtle Beach

2915 S. Ocean Blvd. in Myrtle Beach, next to Damon's restaurant 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily 843- 448-7245
Jet Skies, Sail Boats, Kayaks, Parasailing, Banana Boats, and more. Call or see website for more information and pricing.

Scuba, Parasail, Dolphin Watch, Scuba, Banana Boat Rides, Fishing Charters, Kayaking, and more. Call free: 866-566-9338. Located at: 4042 U.S. 17, Murrells Inlet.

North Myrtle Beach, Little River, Kayak Tours and Rentals. Waccamaw River, Cherry Grove, Waites Island, camping and much more. Open year-round. 1-800-979-3370

HURRICANE FLEET Hurricane Fleet has been serving the Carolina Coast and Myrtle Beach for more than 50 years. Make it your choice for deep sea fishing. Our extensive knowledge and experience are evident with every fishing trip.

Island Adventure Watersports is a locally owned and operated business that opened in Summer 2010. They are open 7 days a week from April to October and feature a knowledgeable and friendly staff. Located at the historic swing bridge in Socastee. Coupons on web site.

JACK'S SURF LESSONS - BOARD RENTALS This school has been named among the best of Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach by TripAdvisor for the past two years. The instructors have over 50 years combined experience. You will learn to surf. \And you will surf well! Whether you're local and trying to figure out the surfing thing, or on vacation and have surfing on your bucket list, you can’t go wrong with Jack’s Surf School. 

Surf Camps, Paddle Boarding, Lessons, Rentals and repairs! Kokopelli Surf Camp offers one of a kind surf camps and the best surfing lessons on the beach for all ages! Teaching Myrtle Beach, SC, and its surrounding beaches the right way to surf and paddle board. Let their LOCAL professional surfers teach you a full-knowledge of surfing and leave you with a skill that will last a lifetime!

LITTLE RIVER FISHING FLEET Modern and comfortable fishing vessels. Local crew of enthusiastic fishing specialists, Coupons on website.

LIVING LARGE PARTY BARGE Choose a cruise: 4 Hours of Fun, Quarter Day Cruise, Boat Bar Hop, Full Moon Starlight Cruise, Boathouse Sunday Funday....and you can even schedule a Water Taxi!

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH FISHING CHARTERS Private North Myrtle Beach Fishing Charter company offering Backwater, Inshore, Offshore, Gulf Stream and Deep Sea Fishing for up to six anglers per boat. Deep Sea Charter Fishing service consists of three offshore boats ranging from 26 to 34 feet. Our Inshore/Backwater boats are 22 to 24 feet Bay Boats. We specializing in light tackle fishing and use only the highest quality equipment and provide all fishing licenses, bait and tackle for our clients

Ocean Watersports On the beach at 3rd Ave. S., Myrtle beach, SC Located between Family Kingdom Water-Park & Westgate Resort 843-445-7777. Since 1981 they have been the best part of your Myrtle Beach Vacation. Visit Ocean Watersports in the heart of Mtrtle Beach for parasailing, banana boat rentals and more.

* PLANTATION RIVER TOURS - Scenic boat tours along historic plantations of South Carolina's beautiful Lowcountry rivers. Departing from the Wacca Wache Marina, you'll see rice plantations, slave cabins, alligators and more. A local historian will be your guide on the history, mystery and legends of the Rice Plantations.

REEL ACTION FISHING CHARTERS Reel Action Fishing Charters provides the safest, exciting and most memorable fishing trip for your family. Young children are especially welcome for an educational adventure on the water. Minnows, crabbing, shrimping, dolphin watching and more. Private high quality charters for anglers of all skill levels, from first time family trips to experienced anglers.

SEA SCREAMER - Enjoy 3 rides in one in this unique speedboat! First, enjoy a narrated cruise of the historical Intercoastal Waterway touring Little River and Calabash, cruising through some of South Carolina's most pristine scenery. View the prestigious marinas and yachts while all the time exploring for birds, playful Dolphins Sea Turtles and other marine life along the way. Then thrill to a refreshing, exhilarating ride past the world-famous beaches and resorts of North Myrtle Beach!

409 S. Ocean Blvd., Surfside Beach 843-238-2359
Parasail Ride, Jet Ski, Banana Boat, Kayak, Sailboate lessons..

VOYAGER FISHING CHARTERS Party Boat Fishing, Dolphin Cruises and Sport Fishing Charter. 100' Super Voyager II Largest & Most Comfortable party Fishing Boat in the Carolinas! Special Fishing Rates - Year Round

WALLACE SAILING CHARTERS, Sailboats are safe, and no swimming required. Just sit back and enjoy the peaceful, quiet ride Sail the tranquil waters around Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and Historic Winyah Bay. Search for dolphin, loggerhead turtles, pelicans, egrets, bald eagles and even alligators in the 12 mile estuary between The Georgetown Harnbot and Georgetown Inlet.

River Boat Casinos - gambling and cruise - Little River, SC 2017

Big M Casino - Located in Little River, SC on the Waterfront.

Southern Elegance - Located in Little River, SC on the waterfront.

Must present a state or federal ID before boarding. Must be 18 to sail and 21 to consume alcoholic beverages.

State Parks 2017:

* HUNTINGTON BEACH STATE PARK U.S. 17, Murrells Inlet. Park offers camping, fishing, coastal hiking trails and general access to three miles of remote beach. Site of the Spanish-style castle Atalaya, former winter home and studio of Arthur and Anna Hyatt Huntington. Park hours are 6 a.m.-10 p.m. daily.$5. adult, Seniors 3.25, ages 6-15 $3. 5 and younger free. 237-4440 or the education center at 843-235-8755.

* MYRTLE BEACH STATE PARK, 4401 S. Kings Highway, beach access, picnic areas, camping and fishing pier. Park hours 6 a.m.-10 p.m. daily. Park admission: $5. for adults, $3.25 Seniors, $3. ages 6-25; free 5 years and younger. 843-238-5325.

Toll-Free SC Park Informations is available at : 1-866-345-PARK(7275)

Teen Night Life:

KARMA ULTIMATE NIGHTLIFE was built for teens only. You must be between the ages of 13-19 to enter Karma. Although younger or older people may attend birthday parties or other private events booked outside of normal business hours  See web site for details.

Disclaimer: To the best of my knowledge, the information and prices in the "Best Things To Do" list above are current and up to date for 2017. However, prices and information may change without my knowledge, or the venue may close for the season. Please call ahead or check the website for the latest information.

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