2019
Best Things to Do
in Myrtle Beach
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from a local
Patericia Blackstock

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STAGE LEFT Stage Left Theatre Company is located in the Market Common. They specializing in an intimate theater experience. Come by The Market Common and visit the custom-made theater located at 3064 Deville St. in The Market Common.

THEATRE OF THE REPUBLIC Located in Historic Georgetown, just a short drive from Myrtle Beach. This is a non-profit theatre, providing a local show in a community theatre. lick website for more information.

MINI GOLF

Take your choice of mini golf (putt putt golf) in our area. Playing Mini Golf is always fun for all ages, and it's one of the best  (and usually inexpensive) thing that families love to do.

Psssst - Did you know that NORTH Myrtle Beach is a city...not to be confused with the city if Myrtle Beach of Myrtle Beach? It is located about a 20-30 nibute drive north of Myrtle Beach. Don't get them mixed up or you will be late! The mini-golf courses are clearly makked with the words "North Myrtle Beach." 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 A.,North Myrtle Beach 843-272-9041
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 GOLF 1705 Hey. 17 S. in North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582
MAY DAY 301 715 Hwy.17 N. 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 N. Ocean Blvd. North Myrtle Beach - 843-913-5330
TREASURE ISLAND GOLF 4802 N. Kings Hwy. Myrtle Beach 843-449-4754

ATTRACTIONS in Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand. (Check websites for seasonal pricing and listings)

810 BILLIARDS & BOWLING Classic Bowling with an Upscale Twist. In its expansive space, 810 offers its customers 20 bowling lanes, 6 billiard tables, with full-service bars, a fun to play arcade, time-honored board games, coffee, ice cream, live entertainment and much more. The most recent addition is an amazing mini golf course. See it to believe it! The Market Common (in the old  Piggly Wiggly building.)

GRAND PRIX GO CART PARK
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 perations manager Mark Lazarus,who has more than 30 years experience in the tourist business. Everyone needs a little thrill! Race to Victory! Unique 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 in in the only waterfront Water Park. Family Jingdom has "wet and wild" water flumes, (over 100' drop), exhilarating speed slides, intermediate speed slides and a spacious 425' long Lazy Eiver with a waterfall. Seasonal. See website for details.

MYRTLE BEACH SPEEDWAY Home of NASCAR Racing Experience attraction. Drive Real NASCAR Race Cars By Yourself! Passing Allowed, In Car Radio, and Driver's meeting with the Crew Chief. True NASCAR Driving Experience- It's as real as it gets! This NASCAR Experience will be the most authentic experience (or racing school) you'll ever attend!

O.D. PAVILION AMUSEMENT PARK Come out to North Myrtle Beach 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 the center heart of North Myrtle Beach.  See website for details.

PAVILION PARK The tradition continues at Pavilion Park with the updated Pavilion Park. One of the greatest Myrtle Beach traditions, the Pavilion Amusement Park attracts thousands of people each year who are drawn to an impressive collection of rides, suited for all ages and perfect for a family day out. The Pavilion has both brand new roller coaster rides, as well as adrenaline-pumping thrill rides, but it is famous for its nostalgia rides that have been providing endless fun for generations.

GARDEN CITY'S BEST BEST KEPT SECRET! AND IT'S FREE!
A quiet pier for your family or anyone who wants to go crabbing or enjoy a quiet pier.
Take17 Bus. S. to 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[ark 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 the 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 many people there. When I visited no one was there. I've seen people pulling crabs here, and I'm always surised to see it is still almost undiscovered. P.S. Let's keep it that way!

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

BACKSTAGE MIRROR MANIA Step back in time to off-Broadway theater's backstage area. It's March 11,1933 and Luck Luciano's five Mafia families have hit New York's Time Square Bank, located next foor. Help New York's finest mobster who escapes the 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 group to solve a series of puzzles, and ultimately escape before your time runs out!

* BAREFOOT LANDING Welcome to one of the most unique and popular shopping, dining and entertainment destinations that you will ever experience. Set along the Coastal Waterway and featuring a 27 acre lake, Barefoot Landing combines breathtaking scenery with an outstanding selection of places to enjoy day and night. Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of a quaint Southers shopping village.

* BOARDWALK Walking on the Boardwalk is one of the most popular things to do in downtown Myrtle Beach. Free to walk and uou'll find free entertainment throughout the year. It is a fun place to visit any time of the year and perfect for all ages.

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

* BROADWAY AT THE BEACH Broadway at the Beach has changed! All new stores, restaurants, night clubs and attractions in 2019! This is one place you do not want to miss!Put it at the top of your "to do" list! The Avenue (formerly Celebrity Square) features Hard Rock Cafe, Wahlburgers, American Tap House and a new 40,000 square foot Dave & Buster’s.

BROOKGREEN GARDENS, U.S. 17, between Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island. Brookgreen Gardens is a National Historic Land,ark and a beautiful garden with the most extensive collection of figurative sculpture in an outdoor setting by American artists in the world. A beach, pristine and wide open, stands as one of the most recognizable South Carolina landmarks. Revel in sea-breeze camping, the finest surf fishing South Carolina has to offer and some of the top bird-watching on the East Coast. That's not all Huntington Beach State Park has to offer. Also, see my four Brookgreen Gardens pages featuring hundreds of photos - sculpture and floral, along with text information.)

BUILD A BEAR Bring your new furry friend to life. Personalize him or her to your personal taste 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 are also available. Only minutes from the beach. See website for mlre details.

CHILDREN'S MUSEUM The Children's Museum 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 more information. 2501 N. Kings Hwy. (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, visitors can sample a 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 an hour to use their wits and intelligence to solve puzzles, complete tasks, and be imaginative. Highly addictive, intense and unpredictable fun.

EXECUTIVE HELICOPTERS Come experience the ride of your life aboard one of our helicopters. Float effortlessly as you take in a bird's eye view of many gold courses - Barefoot Landing, Broadway at the Beach and the beautiful Grand Strand beaches and Islands. See the 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. Sunday. Although admkission is free, donations are requested. See the web site for special events.(843) 238-2510.

FUN WAREHOUSE Fun Warehouse is the best place to let loose and have a great experience the entire family can enjoy. this This all inclusive facility offers family entertainment that features an elevated Go Cart Track, state of the art Arcade, Laser Tag, Soft play, Inflatables, six birthday party rooms, Roller Skating, Rollerball Mini-Bowling, Finish Line Cafe, Pit Stop Ice Cream Shop,wi-fi and more. See website for more details.

GARDEN CITY PVILION ARCADE Garden City, a short drive south of Myrtle Beach, has been a popular family vacation destination on the Grand Strand for decades. And among the mainstays in the quaint seaside town, Garden City Beach's Pavilion Arcade has been providing entertainment since 1969.

GO APE! the country's #1 Zip Line and TreeTop Adventure. Visit the award-winning Outdoor Activities and Adventures in the Forests.Located in North Myrtle Beach at the Parks & Sports Complex. They offer a Treetop Adventure and Treetop Junior, so that all ages can participate at the North Myrtle Beach location! Discount 15% when you use the promo code 17FUNBEACHES.

GREAT AMERICAN RIVERBOAT CO. Barfeoot 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 website for pricing and more informtion.

GHOSTS OF GEORGETOWN Escape to the past's haunter history on this tour. Explore the darkened streets with re-enactor Elizabeth Huntsinger, author of Ghosts of Georgetown.

HELICOPTER ADVENTURES Why settle for a vew of Myrtle Beach from your car window when you can soar in style in a helicopter? The largest helicopter company in Myrtle Beach, with an operation spanning almost 6 acres, plus 2 cool and relaxing covere3d waiting area. 5 simultaneously operating landing pad and10 beautiful Robinson R44 helicopters.

HOBCAW BARONY Located in nearby Georgetown. Hobcaw Barony’s 16,000 acres encompass a rich diversity of every common ecosystem found on the S.C. coast, making this an unparalleled site for research in the environmental sciences. In addition, over 70 cultural sites on the plantation including cemeteries, slave cabins and the Baruch’s homes all provide a time capsule for educators. Donations are encouraged.

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

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

HOUSE of Blues 4060 US Hwy. 17 S. at Barefoot Landing. It features a variety of local talent and professionals. See websire for schedules, shows and more information.

HYMAN VINEYARDS Conwaty. Now offer wine tasting eents. See website for details

*LA BELLE AMIE VINYARD Add something new to your vacation. La Belle Amie Vinyard is located in Little River, S.C. included private lable wines, live music, special events and 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 visit the website

LAZER FX-LAZER TAG, 964 Lake Arrowhead Rd. ,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 - and you are the game! For children who are 4 years 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.

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

* 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 your family all around Grand Lake. Current events and festivals as well as fantastic award-winning theater, especially appreciated on rainy days!.

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

* MYRTLE BEACH PELICANS, TicketReturn.com (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 at the site of the former Pavilion. Come enjoy the Zip Myrtle Beach Zipline Adventures, offering a full zip line experience with a 5 zip line tour. Over half a mile of zip line fun. Enjoy the incredible views of the oceaqn and Myrtle Beach from our towers.

MYRTLE BEACH PINBALL MUSEUM - Take a totally awesome journey back to the 1980s and 90’s, share the games of your youth with your kids or reconnect with friends.  This is a unique museum where you can actually play pinball games from the ’70s to the present day. If you’re on a budget and looking for Myrtle Beach arcades and affordable fun things to do, this is nostalgic must see! Located close to the Myrtle Beach Convention Center and only 4 blocks from the ocean. Admission $12 per hour, per person. All Games are set on “Free Play” See website for more information

MYRTLE BEACH LASER TAG Surf's up Family Fun Center andVideo 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, families, company parties, fund raisers, pizza and more. Check the website for all the details!

NASCAR RACING EXPERIENCE - Sit back and hold on tight as you take 3 laps around the “Historic” Myrtle Beach Speedway in the NASCAR Racing Experience Pace Car. Passengers ride one shot gun in the front and the other two in the back with a professional racaing instruction driving. The Pace Car ride is fast enough to put a little fear in you but safe enough for all ages.

NIGHTMARE HAUNTED HOUSE - Located near the Skywheel in 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 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 aggrees on...people love the experience of riding a Pedego Electric Bike!

* PIERS Here's a list of Grand Strand piers. Whether you love to fish or just take a walk on a pier to see what fish are running or talk to a few people about their catch of the day....the Grand Strand offers several piers for your enjoyment. The cost ranges from free to $3. Look for the pier(s) nearest your vacation location.

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

* PARKS AND PLAYGROUNDS - Enjoy Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Murrells Inlet and Georgetown County public parks. Parks are free, relaxing and perfect for families and friends!

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 located on Kings Hwy. and 19th Ave.

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

RIDDLES EXCAPE ROOM (Restaurant Row) Can you escape in 60 minutes? Fun for all ages. Themed Live-Action Adventure Escape Rooms. 1-hour non-threatening escape games. Follow clues, puzzles, riddles and secret codes to escape your room. Accommodates 10 - 12 people. Located at 9713 North Kings Hwy. Myrtle Beach phone:
843 424 0022, Myrtle Beach

RIPLEY'S BELIEVE IT OR NOT! ODDITORIUM Ocen Blvd and 9th Ave. N. in downtown Myrtle Beach. The only place 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 vortex spinning tunnel!

RIPLEY'S HAUNTED LASER STRIKE Ocean Blvd., downtown. You're in the midst of a fully immersive real life video game. You start out as recruits. Soon you'll be issued a lazer gun and briefed on your mission. Encounter animatronics and live actor zombies, will be chasing you through back alleys.

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. This State of the Art Theater offers digital effects will make you feel like you’re in the movie! Bump, dip, and shake your way through ur snow ride and Bumper Car Adventures. Must be 43” tall to ride in the 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 confusing circles. Never the same experience twice.

* RICE MUSEUM in nearby Georgetown, SC. The Rice Museum features historical information on the Lowcountry rice culture. Our one-hour guided tour takes place Mondays through Saturdays. The museum is also home to the Maritime Museum Gallery. Mod. - Sat. 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 are free when accompanied by an adult. Group rates available.

ROCKIN' JUMP TRAMPOLINE PARK Wall to wall trampolines and something for everyone. Burn eneregy and have fun. Age does not matter.

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

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

* SEASHELLS AND SHARK TEETH A fun and free attraction for you and your family. Take home some one-of-a-kind treasures from your Myrtle Beach vacation. Learn how to find them.

SHARK WAKE PARK North Myrtle Beach. It's home to Cable Wake Boarding park in the area. Cable wakeboarding, the newest addition to a distinguished list of action sports throughout the world aallows for the best of extreme nature of wakeboarding, with our need for a boat

SOAR AND EXPLORE ZIPLINE ROPES COURSE The WonderWorks Zip Line will take participants soaring 50 feet above water on a course that travels 1,000 feet between towers. Featuring a constant tension system, the dual-line course ensures participants a smooth “zip" with intense fun. The pirate-themed ropes course stands a staggering 40 feet tall and spans three levels. Participants must navigate 33 different challenge elements which are designed with more than 3,000 ropes and cables. The course becomes more difficult as it progresses, offering participants the chance to compete as a family.

* SKYWHEEL The Myrtle beach 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 ride catapults you about 300 ft. in the air at 120 miles per hour. Skyscraper, Sky Bounce and Swing. Some restrictions apply. Seasonal

THE TRACK RECREATION CENTER One stop, action-packed fun for the entire 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 Wild Wooly takes people up levels then circles back down 3 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, these historic scenes date back to the 1700s. Also around this area you'll find churches museums, and beautiful waterfront.

* UPSIDE DOWN HOUSE Wonder work's Upside Down House at Broadway at the Beach on the former site of the Crab House Restaurant. See my photos of our visit to Wonder Works (the upside down house) with our grandson, age 6.

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

COMEDY CLUBS

CAROLINA IMPROV COMPANY at Uptown Theater conveniently located in Myrtle Beach Mall. Be sure to check out their upcoming shows by clicking on 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 become 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 many more.

COMEDY CABANA Check website for qadditional And be sure to reads the many reviews!


WATER PARKS (Check websites for seasonal openings 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 tthrill of speeding down a water slide or simply relax as you drift down the cool, refreshing water in hhe Lazy River. Family Kingdom Watert Park has wet and wild water flumes, (over 100' drop), exhilarating speed glides, intermediate speed slides and a spacious 425' long lazy river with waterfalls.

MYRTLE WAVES Located at 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. All-day summer fun at Myrtle Waves Water Park is priced right! Bring the entore 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 Kiddy Lagoon, Adult Lounge Pool, Mini Golf, Go-Carts, Bumper Boats, shacks, lockers and showers. No fees for inner tubes. Picnic area. Gift shop and sun deck.


WATER SPORTS - SAILING - CHARTERS Party Boats, Parasailing, Boat Charters, Sailing Charters, Fishing Charters! Water Cruises! Party Boats! Check the individul listings for hours, openings and closings.)

CAPT "CUSH" MYRTLE BEACH FISHING CHARTERS Choose from two boats which offer you a high-quality Myrtle Beach Fishig Adventure.In-shore and off-shore charters as wells sight-seeing cruises. Book your adventure with Capt. "Cush"today!

CAPT. STEVE'S RIVER TOURS Based in Pawleys Island, Captain Steve's River Tours specializes in pontoon boat tours of the historic Waccamaw river. Experience a tour like no other while surrounded by beautiful scenery. Very few tourists have this opportunity to see the river like this because most people head to Myrtle Beach instead. Here's a photo of me with Capt. Steve, Oct. 2017.

DEEP SEA FISHING & DOLPHIN CRUISES We hava a new 100' Continental Shelf Custom Lydia Built Fishing & Cruising Yacht. Very Fast with Triple Turbo Diesels which provide more fishing time. Super Clean & Modern with Air Conditioned Cabin. Plenty of room with no crowding.  This is the first passenger boat in the Grand Strand.

DOWNWIND SAILS ANDWATERSPORTS 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. See the website for details or call for more information and and pricing.

EAST COAST BREW BOAT The Brew Boat combines beer, biking, and boating to provide one memorable adventure. This boat can accommodate 15 passengers and is perfect for family and friends and parties. It's a one-of-a-kind BYOB and cruise along the beautiful Murrells Inlet coastline.

EXPRESS WATERSPORTS
Scuba, Parasail, Dolphin watch, Banana Boats, scuba, boat rides, fishing Charters, Kayaking, and more. Call 866-566-9338. Located at: 4042 U.S. 17 in Murrells Inlet

GREAT ESCAPES KAYAKING
North Myrtle Beach, Little River, Kayak escape and Rentals. Waccamaw River, Cherry Grove, Waites Island, camping and and much more. Open all year round. 800-979-3370

HUNTINGTON BEACH Programs, best place for bird watching , plus a long, beautiful beach. A wonderful opportunity to get away from the busy beaches in Myrtle Beach.

HURRICANE FLEET Hurricane Fleet has been serving the Atlantic 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 WATER SPORTS
Island Adventure is a locally owned and operated business that opened in the summer of 2010. They are open 7 days a week from April to October and feature knowledgeable and friendly staff members. 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 with surfing on your bucket list, you can't go wrong with Jack's Surf School

J & L KAYAK TOURS - North Myrtle Beach. The only fulltime outfitter offering professional tours backed with the most experience and the best equipment. J & L Kayak guides endure the most in depth and intense kayak training program in the Grand Strand Area. Their training gives the guides a steep advantage and puts them in a league of their own.

KOKOPELLI SURF CAMP Our passion is to teach what we love and to share these water sports with everyone, kids and adults of all ages.   This has always been our #1 goal and purpose. You will have a great time learning how to surf and enjoying the natural environment of Myrtle Beach Paddleboarding & Kayaking with us!“ - Brandon & Wyatt Todd

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

LIVING LARGE PARTY BARGE choose your cruise: 4 hours of fun, Quarter Day Cruise, Boat Bar Hop, Full Moon Starlight Cruise, Boathouse, FunDay, and you can even schedule a water taxi!

MYRTLE BEACH STATE PARK - Be sure to check the link for the State Park's current events.

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 6 anglers per boat. Deep Sea Charter Fishing service consists of 3 off-shore boats, ranging from 26 to 34 feet. Our Inshore/Backwater boats are 22 to 24 feet Bay Boats. We specializing in light tackle and use only the finest quality equipment. They provide all fishing license, bait and tackle for their clients.

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH FISHING CHARTERS, Low Country an North Myrtle Beach Fishing Charters. Myrtle Beach Inshore Fishing Charters is for the client that is seeking the “Light Tackle” experience. On this fishing excursion, we will catching Flounder, Red Drum, Spotted Drum, Black Sea Trout and other fish species We will be fishing in the Intracoastal Waterway and back creeks. Fishing in our estuaries will give you a unique perspective of our area and wildlife. While on this charter fishing trip, we will be using live bate and artificial bait. Captain Keith Logan has over 35 years of combined Backater off-shore fishing. Catch us on the website above or on Facebook on Facebook!

OCEAN WATERSPORTS
Ocean Watersports On he Beach at 3rd Ave. S. Myrtle Beach, Parasailing has become the most popular water sport activity in Myrtle Beach. It combines the thrills of acceleration and altitude with the scenic views of the Grand Strand. The Banana Boat ride could be the best bet for your buck on the beach. IKy delivers a thrille of jetski with a little more padding and it can handle up to 6 people at aa time. 843-445-7777.

* PLANTATION RIVER TOURS - Scenic river cruise of beautiful Lowcountry rivers. Departing from the Wacca Wache Marina, you'll see rice plantations, slave cabins, alligatotrs and more. A local historian will be your guide for the history, mystery and much more.

REEL ACTION FISHING CHARTERS Real Action Fishing Charters provides the safest, exciting and most memorable fishing trip for your family. Young children are especially welcomed 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 1 on this exciting speed boat! First, enjoy a narrated cruise of the historical Intercoastal Waterway touring Little River and Calabash, crusing throough 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 the exhilarating ride past the world famous beaches and resorts in North Myrtle Beasch!

SHARK WAKE PARK Cable Wakboarding is the newest addition to this distinguished list of action sports throughout the world, allows for the best of extreme nature of wakeboarding, without the need for a boat. Shark Wake Park is committed to building and operating the world's best cable wake park which strives to grow water sports by bringing wake boarding to the masses.

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

VOYAGER FISHING CHARTERS Party boat, fishing, Dolphin Cruises and Sport Fishing Charter. 100' Super Voyager II. Largest and most comfortable fishing charter in the Carolinas! Special fishing rates year 'round.

WALLACE SAILING CHARTERS, Sailboates are safe butswimming is not included. Just sit back and enjoy the peaceful, quiet ride Sail the tranquil waters around Myrtle Beach and historic Winyah Bay. View dolphins, loggerhead turtles, pelicans, egrets, bald eagles and many other birds in this 2 mile estuary between Georgetown Harbor and Georgetown Inlet.


RIVER BOAT Casino

Little River, S.C.

Big M Casino - Located in Little River, on the waterfront

Must present a state or federal I.D. before boarding. Must be 21 to sail, and 21 to consume alcoholic beverages.


STATE PARKS
* HUNTINGTON BEACH STATE PARK
U.S. 17, Murrells Inlet. This state 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 Beach Steate 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 Educational Center at 843-235-8755.

* MYRTLE BEACH STATE PARK, 4401 S. Kings Hwy. Beach access, Picnic Areas, Camping and a Fishing Pier. Park hours 6 a.m.-10 p.m. daily. Park admission is $5. for adults, $3.25 Seniors, $3. ages 6-25; free 5 years and younger. 843-238-5325. SCPark information is available at: 1-866-345-PARK (7275)

TEEN NIGHTLIFE

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 can reserve events booked outside of normal business hours  See website for details..

Disclaimer: To the best of my knowledge, the "Best Things To Do" list above are current and up to date for 2018. However, prices and information may change without my knowledge, or the venue may close for the season. Please call ahead, and be sure to check the websites for more information


From  S.A.S. in New Jersey: "Ms. Blackstock, thsnk you for this page. It is unusual to see an actual contact name plus email address and phone number from a local who says "give me a call" And talking to you was like talking to a next door neighbor (with a Southern accent.) Now we have a specific list of things we want to do on our first vacation in Myrtle Beach."


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LIVE ENTERTAINMENT SHOWS

Here's a listing of live entertainment shows in the Myrtle Beach area. They are are a huge attraction! You will find up to date schedules and listings forAlabama Theatre, The Carolina Opry, Carolina Improv, Dixie Stampede, Legends in Concert, Medieval Times and more. (The Palace Theatre has been demolished, and currently there is nothing being built on the empty lot.)

BALLROOM DANCE PRESERVATION The Ballroom Preservation Society (BDPS) was formed in May of 2017 with a mission to preserve Ballroom Dancing for future generations. Through education advocating the benefits that ballroom dancing can bring. Those who participate in ballroom dancing and find more opportunities to share the joy with those who may otherwise not experience this form of dance. See website for more information.

CAROLINA PERFORMING ARTS DEPARTMENT See what's new and playing now. Buy your tickets online.

CAROLINA MASTER CHORALE The Carolina Master Chorale is recognized as the premiere symphonic chorus in the region covering northeast South Carolina and Southeast North Carolina, and is the oldest community singing organization in the area surrounding Myrtle Beach and home to the CMC. In 2018 the Chorale celebrated its 45th Concert season. 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 offering rigorous training in musical theatre. See website for more information.

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