With meandering river walks, historic towns, championship golf courses and 97 kilometres of golden, sandy coastline, all a stone’s throw from shops, restaurants, museums and plentiful other attractions, it’s no surprise that Myrtle Beach is fast garnering a reputation as the beach destination that has it all.
Get familiar with your surroundings with a leisurely stroll along the iconic Oceanfront Boardwalk. Treat yourself to some delicious ice-cream from the landmark Peaches Corner as you enjoy the sights and sounds of this lovely two-kilometre stretch.
From here, soar to dizzying heights on one of the tallest observation wheels in North America. The SkyWheel is one of Myrtle Beach’s most popular attractions and is the perfect spot to capture memorable photographs of the Atlantic Ocean and the South Carolina coastline.
Kids starting to twitch? Do the whole family a favour and head straight to the fantastical world of MagiQuest. This live-action role-playing adventure is the perfect place for them to let off some steam while you plan your next move.
Culture lovers will relish the paintings, sculpture and lithographs housed at the charming Art Museum of Myrtle Beach. This wonderful gallery also has a strong collection of artwork from acclaimed regional artists as well as a map collection that dates from the 17th century.
Step back in time over at the Rice Museum which chronicles the history of rice production through a range of exhibits, maps and artefacts. Learn how rice output altered the course of economic history and discover what life was really like for the African slaves that worked the plantations in South Carolina.
Outdoor enthusiasts, art lovers and history buffs can each find something of interest at Brookgreen Gardens. Wander through beautiful gardens, examine the remains of archaeological digs, trek a network of trails or greet the native animals in the Lowcountry Zoo. Before you leave, pop into the acclaimed sculpture garden where over 1,400 artworks await contemplation.
The family-run Waccatee Zoo has always been a popular destination for visitors to Myrtle Beach. Explore the zoo’s African Safari where leopards, cougars and zebras roam the grassland. Handfeed the haughty peacocks and say hi to Chico, the cheekiest chimpanzee you’ll ever meet.
Blessed with year-round sunshine and simply oozing southern charm, Myrtle Beach is one of the most popular spots in South Carolina for a reason, so why not make the journey and find out what that reason is for yourself?