- South Carolina
From the Grand Strand to The Carolina Opry, find enchanting attractions with Southern flair in every corner of this coastal treasure.
Where else can you spend days relaxing on Atlantic Ocean beaches, nights letting loose at live shows and every moment between soaking in the unique sights and sounds of captivating salt marshes? Myrtle Beach is a one-of-a-kind place, where classic Southern charm meets international appeal and deep histories meet state-of-the-art entertainment. Find relaxation among the waves, then venture out to explore parks, museums, entertainment districts and more in this South Carolina gem.
Myrtle Beach Magic
Myrtle Beach’s main attraction is right there in the name. The Grand Strand, 97 kilometers of sandy shores, welcomes you to surf and splash on lively family beaches or relax in secluded coastal enclaves. Fishing is also a great way to spend your time on the Beach: Head to Springmaid Pier to reel in saltwater fish year-round. Enjoy classic shoreline charm along the Boardwalk, where you can play arcade games, shop for souvenirs and chow down at beachfront restaurants like RipTydz Oceanfront Grille and Rooftop Bar. The Boardwalk’s standout experience, the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, takes riders on a soaring observation wheel ride 60 meters above the beach, offering incredible views of the shoreline and the surrounding city.
Enjoying classic arcade games on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk
Venture Beyond the Beach
You’ll find plenty of recreation and entertainment options in Myrtle Beach. Tee off at any of the area’s pristine golf courses, like Grand Dunes Resort Club, to discover why Myrtle Beach refers to itself as the Golf Capital of the World. Little ones can take part in this tradition, too, at a myriad of colorful, intricately themed mini-golf courses. Head to Barefoot Landing, a shopping and dining district with a friendly, casual vibe. Grab a bite at colorful eateries like Blueberry’s Grill and take part in seasonal events like Oktoberfest and summer fireworks shows. Cap off your day with a lively song and dance spectacular at The Carolina Opry Theater, where the award-winning variety show The Carolina Opry has been thrilling audiences since 1986. Catch internationally acclaimed performers in concert as part of the Myrtle Beach Performing Arts series, and stop by during the holidays to see The Carolina Opry Christmas Special, referred to as The Christmas Show of the South.
Catching a live show under the stars at Barefoot Landing
Explore Outdoor Activities
Experience South Carolina’s natural beauty as you embark on open-air adventures in and around Myrtle Beach. At Huntington Beach State Park, go boating and fishing in serene salt marshes and spot native wildlife along two easygoing nature trails. Get a closer look at the area's ecology with hands-on exhibits at the Nature Center, and step back in time on a tour of architectural marvel Atalaya Castle, both located within the state park. For a dose of culture, visit Brookgreen Gardens, where spectacular botanical displays provide a gorgeous backdrop for an impressive collection of American sculptures. Head to the historic fishing village Murrells Inlet to wander the wooden boardwalk of the MarshWalk through one of the USA’s most distinctive landscapes. Take a sunset cruise to admire the beautiful homes that line the marsh estuary from the water.
Exploring the grounds of Atalaya at Huntington Beach State Park
Fly into Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) and rent a car to experience the very best of this seaside locale.
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