When you think of a Myrtle Beach vacation, what comes to mind? Long days at the beach, of course. Considering that your day plans are taken care of, you might be wondering what there is to do once the sun goes down. From show-stopping performances to cruising along the ocean, there are so many things to do in Myrtle Beach at night.

When planning your Myrtle Beach trip, make sure these nighttime activities and attractions are on your itinerary.

Image via Greg Kintz / Flickr

Image via Greg Kintz / Flickr

Watch a Myrtle Beach Sunset

Have you ever seen the sun set over the ocean? It is breathtaking and a must-see experience.

However, it’s not enough to watch the sunset from your hotel room balcony. The best seat in the house for a Myrtle Beach sunset is right on the beach. Get your towel and cooler, sit back, relax, and watch the sunset roll in. It’s the perfect way to kick off a night of fun!

Get Tickets to a World-Class Show

Myrtle Beach is known for high-quality productions featuring talented singers, dancers, and acrobatic performers. Plus, there are a wide variety of Myrtle Beach shows and genres to choose from.

Looking for adventurous entertainment and a meal? I’d suggest bringing the whole family to Pirates Voyage – Dinner & Show or Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament. If you’d rather hear the songs of yesterday and today, head over to the greatest live tribute show, Legends in Concert.

After a long day lounging in the Myrtle Beach sun, there is nothing better than sitting back and watching a world-class show.

Riding the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel is one of the top things to do in Myrtle Beach at night.

Riding the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel is one of the top things to do in Myrtle Beach at night.

Ride the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel

After watching a legendary Myrtle Beach sunset, your night isn’t over.

I want you to imagine looking out over the ocean and seeing the lights of the boardwalk reflect off of the water. Now, imagine that same view from 187 feet in the air. One of the best things to do in Myrtle Beach at night is ride the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel.

While the SkyWheel is a thrill during the day, it doesn’t compare to a nighttime ride. Once the sun sets, the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel lights up for a ride unlike any other! From high in the sky, you’ll comfortably look out over the boardwalk, ocean, and coastline.

Stroll Along the Boardwalk

One of my favorite things to do in Myrtle Beach at night is take a leisurely stroll along the boardwalk. Although the boardwalk can be a bit crowded at night, go ahead and take your time. Look around and take in the sights and sounds. After all, you’re on vacation. There’s no need to rush!

Plus, the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is known for iconic festivals throughout the year including Ocean Boulevard’s Hot Summer Nights concert series, the Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival, and more. You never know what fun you’ll find while walking through the boardwalk at night.

Watch Live Music at the House of Blues

For a strong drink and rockin’ music, you need to check out the House of Blues. The notable restaurant and bar hosts live music regularly with local, upcoming, and top artists on the bill. This particular House of Blues also offers a Murder Mystery Dinner Theater! With the wide variety of acts and the restaurant’s notoriety, it’s no wonder it is the place to go for live music in Myrtle Beach.

Think you can hit the jackpot on a casino cruise?

Think you can hit the jackpot on a casino cruise?

Jet Off on a Casino Cruise

If you’re feeling lucky, daring, and ready for a good time, get your tickets for the Big M Casino Cruise. Aboard, you can play everything from Blackjack to Texas Hold ‘Em while sailing the open seas. Of course, no cruise (or casino for that matter) is complete without drinks and a buffet! Dine to your heart’s content at the gigantic buffet and sip on your favorite cocktails all on a luxury yacht.

For a taste of Las Vegas in Myrtle Beach, sailing along with the Big M Casino Cruise is by far one of the best things to do in Myrtle Beach at night. (Note: guests must be 21 years of age or older to board)

Sample the Myrtle Beach Cuisine

Personally, I love to start the night with a bite to eat. After all, you can’t visit Myrtle Beach without trying the seafood, the renowned drinks (Landshark Bar & Grill, anyone?), or visiting one of the iconic oceanfront restaurants. Plus, if you’re visiting with the children, the Myrtle Beach area has plenty of family-friendly restaurants. Spending the night eating and drinking with friends and family on the beach sounds like a great time to me.

Explore Broadway at the Beach

Often times, Myrtle Beach visitors are with a group of friends or family members with varying activity preferences. To satisfy everyone in your group, spend the night at Broadway at the Beach. You’ll find everything here, from restaurants to thrill rides. Broadway at the Beach boasts over 350 acres of fun with attractions including:

 

And that’s only a handful of the attractions! Even the pickiest of travelers can find something to enjoy here.

The whole family can enjoy a nighttime round of mini golf in Myrtle Beach.

The whole family can enjoy a nighttime round of mini golf in Myrtle Beach.

Play a Round of Mini Golf

Those searching for more family-friendly things to do in Myrtle Beach at night are in luck. On top of all the attractions at Broadway at the Beach and the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, there are several mini golf courses to enjoy throughout the Grand Strand. Kids and adults alike will enjoy a challenge as you compete against one another at one of the themed courses in Myrtle Beach including:

 

What Will You Choose to Do in Myrtle Beach at Night

From live music to mini golf, your entertainment options in Myrtle Beach are limitless. With so many things to do in Myrtle Beach at night, it’s hard to decide where to go first! No matter which activity or attraction you choose, be sure to check out Reserve Myrtle Beach for the best ticket prices.

 

When you visit Myrtle Beach for a short period of time, it is all too tempting to spend every waking moment at the beach. Although, spending all of your time at the beach means missing out on everything else Myrtle Beach has to offer — from entertaining shows to extreme thrills. Instead, maximize your vacation time and experience it all by following this itinerary for 3 days in Myrtle Beach.

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Day 1

Morning

Rise and shine! It’s time to go to the beach.

Start your 3 days in Myrtle Beach off right with a morning by the ocean. During this time of day, the weather is ideal, crowds of people haven’t poured in just yet, and it leaves plenty of time in your day for more activities. While the morning may not be as sunny as the afternoon, be sure to pack plenty of sunscreen and water for your beach excursion.

Afternoon

Pack up your beach gear and head back to your hotel or condo to prepare for an exciting afternoon along the Myrtle Beach boardwalk. With 1.2 miles of fun, restaurants, and entertainment, it’s easy to spend an entire afternoon strolling the iconic boardwalk.

To start your boardwalk adventure, grab lunch at one of the restaurants along the boardwalk such as the legendary Peaches Corner. The boardwalk has everything from a quick bite to eat to sit down restaurants.

Once you’re fueled up and ready to go, be sure to check out the multiple Myrtle Beach boardwalk attractions and entertainment, such as:

 

No matter if you love a good thrill or want to shop for souvenirs by the ocean, the boardwalk has something for everyone.

Nighttime

The best way to spend your first night in Myrtle Beach is by watching an outstanding show. Be sure to reserve your tickets for shows such as:

 

These high-quality productions are sure to blow you away. From the technology and extravagant sets to the sheer talent of the performs, tickets to a show must be part of your 3 days in Myrtle Beach.

Note that some Myrtle Beach shows also include a meal, while others do not. If your chosen show does not offer a meal, dine at one of the top oceanfront restaurants in Myrtle Beach before the curtain rises.

Between the relaxing beach and the extraordinary entertainment, I’d say the first your 3 days in Myrtle Beach will be a success.

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Day 2

Morning

Once again, spend your morning at the beach. Soak up the sun, splash in the water, or go for a stroll along the beach — whatever suits you! If you’re an early riser, I highly recommend watching the sunrise from the beach. It’s a sight you’ll never forget.

Afternoon

After you’ve gotten your beach fix in for the day, it’s time to explore Broadway at the Beach. Home to a wide variety of entertainment, attractions, restaurants and shopping, this Myrtle Beach treasure is sure to be a highlight of your trip.

Since you probably worked up an appetite from your morning on the beach, you’ll want to stop at a restaurant first. From Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville to Original Shucker’s Raw Bar, finding the perfect place to eat is easy at Broadway at the Beach.

For a thrill, check out the Soar & Explore Zipline and Ropes Course. Kids and adults alike will love zipping above Lake Broadway at incredible speeds. Between the ropes course and the zipline, guests will conquer 33 challenge elements and soar 50 feet in the air.

If you’re an adrenaline junkie, head over to the Broadway Grand Prix for continued fun. Zoom around a go-kart track, scale a rock climbing wall, and scream your head off on the Skycoaster thrill ride!

Other popular Broadway at the Beach attractions include Ripley’s Aquarium, WonderWorks, and the Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center.

With so many things to do and see at Broadway at the Beach, my advice is to choose your top three activities and purchase tickets in advance through Reserve Myrtle Beach. You’ll skip the lines for the ticket booth and head right into the attraction, ultimately saving you time and money.

Nighttime

If visiting during baseball season, you have to go to a Myrtle Beach Pelicans game. From in-game activities for the little kids to classic ball game food and fun for the adults, you don’t want to miss a Myrtle Beach Pelicans game. Plus, the stadium is located right at Broadway at the Beach for added convenience.

For those who visit Myrtle Beach during baseball’s offseason, why not spend the night playing a round of mini-golf? Dragon’s Lair Fantasy Golf is located right at Broadway at the Beach for those who prefer to grab a bite to eat and continue enjoying all the area has to offer. If you’ve exhausted your time at Broadway at the Beach, check out these entertaining mini-golf courses as well:

 

Your 3 days in Myrtle Beach are coming to an end so capture as many memories as you can!

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Day 3

Morning

Instead of spending your morning at the beach, you’ll want to fill up on a hearty breakfast today. Trust me, you’ve got a lot in store on your last day in Myrtle Beach. If your Myrtle Beach hotel offers a continental breakfast, eat up!

One of the well-kept secrets about Myrtle Beach is the expansive list of delicious breakfast restaurants. No matter if you want pancakes or a massive omelet, you’ll find exactly what you’re hungry for in Myrtle Beach.

Once you’ve fueled up for the day, it’s time for the fun!

Afternoon

During the late morning or early afternoon, make your way to Family Kingdom Amusement Park for seaside thrills and excitement! Family Kingdom Amusement Park is home to more than 35+ rides (and growing), exhilarating entertainment, a water park, and so much more. With so much to do, it’s easy to spend your entire morning and afternoon here.

If time permits, continue your day of adventure by visiting one of Myrtle Beach’s many water parks. Of course, Family Kingdom’s Splashes Water Park is right across the street, but you can enjoy water slides and lazy rivers at Wild Water & Wheels and Myrtle Waves Water Park as well.

Nighttime

Once the sun sets, your 3 days in Myrtle Beach will come to a close. Wrap up your beach vacation by taking your family and friends to the beach for a picnic dinner. You’ll watch the sunset over the ocean, enjoy each other’s company, and toast a vacation well spent in Myrtle Beach. Of course, if you don’t mind the chilly water, hop in the ocean for one last swim!

Plan Your 3 Days in Myrtle Beach

Whether you plan to enjoy a full week or a quick 3 days in Myrtle Beach, Reserve Myrtle Beach is your resource for vacation savings. Be sure to check for discounted tickets, bundled hotel packages, and more before your beach vacation!

 

If you’re heading to Myrtle Beach for vacation, the whole point of your trip is to kick back, relax, and enjoy the ocean. While lounging on the beach, swimming in the ocean, and soaking up the sun rays are fun, there’s nothing quite as relaxing as enjoying the beachfront bars in Myrtle Beach.

Whether you want classy cocktails or a laid back, no shirt, no shoes, no problem type of bar, you’ll find the perfect oceanfront bar for you in Myrtle Beach. For a truly relaxing vacation, be sure to stop at least one of the top beachfront bars in Myrtle Beach.

Image via Ocean Annie's / Facebook

Image via Ocean Annie’s Beach Bar / Facebook

Ocean Annie’s Beach Bar

9550 Shore Drive Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

Ocean Annie’s Beach Bar is by far the most popular beachfront bar in all of Myrtle Beach. Located at the Sands Ocean Club, Ocean Annie’s Beach Bar features live music, renowned mixed drinks, a pool, and a laid back atmosphere.

Thanks to the hard working servers, you won’t even have to leave the comfort of your beach chair to order any of these delicious drinks:

  • Annie’s Punch – Rum, Pineapple, O.J., Sour & Grenadine
  • Margaritaville – Tequila, Triple Sec, Lime & Sour
  • Carolina Cosmo – Vodka & Pink Lemonade
  • Myrtle Breeze – Vodka, Pineapple & Cranberry
  • Myrtle Beach Sunset – Tequila, Triple Sec, Lime, Sour, Blue Curacao & Sprite

 

What’s better than rockin’ music, beach chair service, and refreshing frozen drinks and beer by the ocean?

Image via Landshark Bar & Grill / Facebook

Image via Landshark Bar & Grill / Facebook

Landshark Bar & Grill

1110 N. Ocean Blvd Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Conveniently situated by the Myrtle Beach Skywheel and boardwalk, Landshark Bar & Grill is among the more frequented beachfront bars in Myrtle Beach. With such a favorable location, Landshark Bar & Grill offers the perfect combination of beachside food, drinks, and entertainment. Of course, since you’re at Landshark Bar & Grill, don’t forget to order one of their famous lagers! Other drinks on the menu include:

  • Stranded on a Sand Bar – Margaritaville Paradise Passion Fruit Tequila, Bols® Peach Schnapps, orange and cranberry juices. Served on the rocks.
  • Bama Breeze – Margaritaville Premium Silver Rum, Cruzan® Vanilla Rum, orange juice, Island Oasis® Mango and Coconut mixes. Served frozen.
  • Shark Tank Margarita – LandShark Lager and their frozen Who’s to Blame® Margarita served with a take-home LandShark koozie.
  • Five O’Clock Somewhere – Margaritaville Premium Silver Rum, Margaritaville Paradise Passion Fruit Tequila, Bacardi® 151º Rum, sour mix, orange juice, pineapple juice and a splash of Finest Call® Grenadine. Served on the rocks.

 

Image via Coconuts Tiki Bar & Gril / Facebook

Image via Coconuts Tiki Bar & Grill / Facebook

Coconuts Tiki Bar and Grill

400 N. Ocean Blvd, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

If you find yourself vacationing in North Myrtle Beach, you have to stop by Coconuts Tiki Bar and Grill. As the only oceanfront bar in North Myrtle Beach, it’s not hard to see why visitors love this spot so much. From your typical bar food to mind-blowing seafood dishes, the expansive menu at Coconuts Tiki Bar and Grill is to die for.

Hurricanes Daiquiri Bar & Grill

908 N. Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Are you searching for beachfront bars in Myrtle Beach that stay open late? If so, head to Hurricanes Daiquiri Bar & Grill. Known for their famous daiquiris (hence, the name), this oceanfront bar also boasts an extravagant menu with something for everyone in your party. This hidden gem along the boardwalk offers customers a fantastic view of the ocean and an entertaining ambiance. You just can’t beat a cold daiquiri and an ocean breeze!

8th Ave Tiki Bar & Grill

708 N. Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC, 29572
Fans of craft beer and cocktails will want to flock to 8th Ave Tiki Bar & Grill after spending the day at the ocean. Boasting an extraordinary oceanfront view, this bar offers an incredible selection of drinks from specially made cocktails to craft beers from around the world. Don’t forget to check what’s on tap. 8th Ave Tiki Bar & Grill always has amazing craft beer on tap!

While the drinks are phenomenal, you shouldn’t pass up the opportunity to try something from their menu. Top entrees include:

  • Grilled Sirloin Steak
  • Mahi-Mahi Sandwich
  • 8th Ave Tilapia Sandwich
  • Island Burger

 

From burgers to seafood, you’ll have a tough time deciding what to order. Here’s your solution: order all of it. After a long day of swimming and relaxing by the ocean, you need to refuel, right?

Image via Bummz Beach Cafe / Facebook

Image via Bummz Beach Cafe / Facebook

Bummz Beach Cafe

2002 N. Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Most of the beachfront bars in Myrtle Beach offer a laid back, casual atmosphere. Bummz Beach Cafe is no exception. In fact, it might be the most casual oceanfront bar of them all. Visitors typically walk from the beach straight to this bar for cold drinks, a wide array of food, and live music. No matter if you choose to dine on the open air patio or from inside, you’ll enjoy a fabulous ocean view.

Mango’s On the Beach

201 74th Avenue North, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
Those who would rather dine at an oceanfront bar with a restaurant vibe should check out Mango’s On the Beach. While other beachfront bars in Myrtle Beach allow you to stroll in from the beach in your shorts, flip-flops, and other beach attire, you should dress a bit nicer to dine at Mango’s On the Beach.

The menu at Mango’s is quite expansive. Whether you’re looking for an elegant steak dinner or are craving a burger, you’ll find it here. Plus, with a full bar, you’ll be able to pair your dinner with your favorite oceanside beverage.

Visit the Best Beachfront Bars in Myrtle Beach on Your Next Vacation

When a cold drink and the legendary boardwalk food calls your name, be sure to head to one of the top beachfront bars in Myrtle Beach.

Ready to start planning your Myrtle Beach vacation? Remember to use Reserve Myrtle Beach for vacation planning savings and convenience.

 

For some visitors, enjoying the ocean waves and playing in the sand is a thrill in itself. However, for those who love to get their adrenaline pumping, the beach just doesn’t cut it. If you’re searching for an experience that will get your heart racing, visit one of the many thrill rides in Myrtle Beach during your vacation.

No matter if you’re looking for a slight thrill or a daring adventure, you’ll find it in Myrtle Beach. Check out the best thrill rides in Myrtle Beach the next time you visit.

Thrill Rides in Myrtle Beach

NASCAR Racing Experience

When it comes to thrill rides in Myrtle Beach, the NASCAR Racing Experience is one you do not want to miss. Even if you’re not an avid fan of the sport, this high-speed, heart pumping experience is unlike any other. Race through three jaw-dropping laps on a NASCAR race track in a car previously driven by icons such as Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

If you’ve ever dreamed of zooming around a NASCAR track, now is your chance!

The SkyScraper

Experiencing the SkyScraper is not for the faint of heart! This exhilarating ride whips you 170-feet in the air at a crazy 60 miles per hour. Due to the nature of the ride, it generates the same force as a jet plane pulling 4Gs. You have to have nerves of steel to ride the SkyScraper.

Those looking for intense thrill rides in Myrtle Beach will love soaring high on The SkyScraper.

The Sling Shot

I know exactly what you’re thinking. “Isn’t this the same type of ride featured in all of those hilarious YouTube videos?” The answer is, yes. If you’ve seen the videos, you know exactly what I’m talking about — so prepare yourself for an extreme ride on the Sling Shot.

The Sling Shot launches riders 300 feet in the air at up to 100 miles per hour. The most shocking part of this ride is the smoothness of the launch. While you’ll certainly feel propelled in the air, you won’t be jostled around. If you can handle the Sling Shot, one of the craziest thrill rides in Myrtle Beach, more power to you!

The Air Strike

Imagine sitting back-to-back in a free spinning vehicle with your friend. Now imagine that the same free spinning vehicle is being catapulted into the air at insane speeds, causing your vehicle to spin uncontrollably. The thrill ride you just imagined is none other than The Air Strike in Myrtle Beach. The Air Strike can reach 3.6Gs and 62 miles per hour, all while your vehicle completes randomized 360° spins. When looking for an extraordinary thrill in Myrtle Beach, ride the Air Strike — if you dare.

Thrill Rides in Myrtle Beach

Soar and Explore Zipline and Ropes Course

Would you rather enjoy a thrill ride that sends you gliding at extreme speeds over open water? If so, Soar and Explore Zipline and Ropes Course is the Myrtle Beach adventure you’ve been searching for.

You’ll find yourself soaring 50 feet above the water on a 1,000-foot-long exhilarating zipline ride with extraordinary views of Broadway at the Beach. When you’re done ziplining, you have to try the 40-foot, tropical-themed ropes course featuring 33 challenge elements and more than 3,000 ropes and cables. While you might not be spinning uncontrollably at an amusement park, completing a challenging ropes course is quite the thrill!

Myrtle Waves Water Park

With 30 water slides and attractions, Myrtle Waves Water Park is home to several thrill rides in Myrtle Beach. Since there is a ride for everyone at this water park, thrill seekers should head straight to extreme slides such as:

  • Rockin’ Ray
  • Riptide Rockets
  • Thunderbolt Speed Slides
  • Super Chute

 

Of course, if not all members of your party prefer extreme thrills like you do, Myrtle Waves Water Park has a lazy river and several splash areas for the little ones.

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Family Kingdom Amusement Park

For classic thrill rides in Myrtle Beach, head over to Family Kingdom Amusement Park. From roller coasters to bumper cars, this amusement park is packed with rides for everyone. Whether you want to plummet down a log flume or soar on a roller coaster, you find the perfect thrill ride at this iconic amusement park.

Myrtle Beach Skywheel

While the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel doesn’t revolve at daring speeds or drop you from incredible heights, the true thrill is the sightseeing available from the top of the Ferris Wheel. This massive Ferris Wheel reaches a peak of 187-feet, providing guests with unparalleled ocean and boardwalk views. It’s simply breathtaking!

Reserve Your Ticket for the Top Thrill Rides in Myrtle Beach

Have you decided which thrill rides in Myrtle Beach you’re going to try? Be sure to purchase your ticket from Reserve Myrtle Beach to avoid the lines!

 

When the crashing ocean waves of Myrtle Beach start to call your name, it’s time to start planning your vacation. However, like most travelers, your first question will be “Well, how much does it cost to go to Myrtle Beach?”

This is a great question, and the truth is: the answer will vary. Your total cost to go to Myrtle Beach depends on the type of vacation you prefer.

What Type of Myrtle Beach Vacation Will You Enjoy?

Ultimately, there are three types of vacations:

  1. Budget-Friendly Vacations
  2. Average Vacations
  3. Luxury Vacations

 

Those who take budget-friendly vacations search for every chance to save a dollar while enjoying their travels. On the other hand, the average vacationer sets a budget and plan their travels accordingly. And finally, luxury vacations are — you guessed it — all out spending sprees.

Each type of vacation needs to account for the following expenses:

  • Travel
  • Lodging
  • Food
  • Activities
  • Souvenirs

 

Keep in mind that costs will vary by the number of people traveling to Myrtle Beach and the duration of your stay.

Find your ideal type of travel below and find out how much it will cost to go to Myrtle Beach.


Cost to Go to Myrtle Beach

Budget-Friendly Myrtle Beach Vacations

A low-cost trip to Myrtle Beach is entirely possible. Thanks to all the free activities and outdoor adventures, you’ll incur few expenses if you follow this plan:

Travel

If possible, drive to Myrtle Beach. Flights into Myrtle Beach can be expensive, depending on your departure location. Plus, driving to the beach means you already have a car and can forgo renting one.

Lodging

How budget conscious are you? Those who want to spend next to nothing while on vacation should consider camping in Myrtle Beach. The area boasts several campgrounds with great accommodations for the independent traveler and families alike.

Of course, if camping isn’t your thing, several affordable hotels along the beach will suit you just fine. Reserve a room at one of these budget-friendly options

 

On average, a low-cost hotel room in Myrtle Beach will charge anywhere from $60-$80 per night. depending on the season. Also, consider reserving a hotel room just outside of Myrtle Beach. This can save you a couple bucks per night.

Food

No matter where I travel, I find that I spend a great deal of my vacation budget on food. I can’t help that I like to try new cuisines! The cost to go to Myrtle Beach won’t be astronomical when you follow these money-saving dining tips:

  • Pack snacks for the trip ahead of time to avoid food purchases at every stop.
  • Skip an expensive lunch and pack a picnic for the beach.
  • Take advantage of the many cheap dining options along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk.

 

Don’t forget to pack a cooler for the beach!

Activities

This advice should be pretty straight forward. Go to the beach!

Spending your vacation at the beach is relaxing, exciting, and rejuvenating all at the same time. Be sure to bring your own sunscreen, towels, and beach chairs to avoid having to purchase them at the Boardwalk.

If you get bored of the beach, your cost to go to Myrtle Beach can still be affordable when you enjoy these activities:

 

Other inexpensive activities include The Myrtle Beach Skywheel and various mini golf courses throughout the area. Averaging about $12 per person, these Myrtle Beach activities won’t break your travel budget.

Souvenirs

If you must buy a souvenir while on a low budget Myrtle Beach vacation, I recommend giving yourself a reasonable budget and sticking to it. Although, if you’re trying to save money, do you really need that t-shirt? Spend money on experiences instead!

Average-Priced Myrtle Beach Vacations

The average cost to go to Myrtle Beach won’t break the bank, but it will require a bit of saving and planning. This type of vacation focuses on mid-range priced activities, attractions, hotels, and travel accommodations while still maximizing the fun.

Travel

Once again, driving to the beach will always be your best bet! If you must fly, try traveling on the weekdays or during off-peak times throughout the day to avoid extreme airfare prices.

Lodging

Myrtle Beach is home to all types of lodging options for travelers. Those who are looking for a mid-range hotel with comfortable amenities within their price range will find exactly what they need at one of these Myrtle Beach hotels:

 

Of course, this is only a handful of the hotels available in Myrtle Beach. Make sure to check Reserve Myrtle Beach for hotel room discounts while determining your cost to go to Myrtle Beach.

As always, the season will dictate the true cost of the room. On average, a mid-range hotel will cost you anywhere from $90-$150 per night.

Food

Aside from deciding which wave to dive into, the hardest decision you’ll make in Myrtle Beach is where to eat. While you can still save money by going to the grocery store or bringing food to the beach, I’d be distraught if I didn’t recommend a few tasty restaurants for your trip:

 

The best way to enjoy a trip to Myrtle Beach without going over budget is to allow yourself a daily food budget and stick to it. Also, remember to take advantage of the continental breakfast at select hotels.

Activities

Aside from hanging out at the beach and soaking in the sun, add these affordable activities to your itinerary. They won’t drastically increase your cost to go to Myrtle Beach either.

 

Keep in mind that many of the Myrtle Beach shows offer a delicious dinner as part of your ticket price. Save money by skipping the restaurant and reserving your seat at one of the many dinner shows.

Souvenirs

If you have a bit of your budget left over after enjoying all that Myrtle Beach has to offer, why not purchase some vacation memorabilia? There are plenty of places to shop in Myrtle Beach, between the Boardwalk and Broadway at the Beach. Remember, set a souvenir budget and don’t exceed it!

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Luxury Myrtle Beach Vacations

Whether you’ve been saving for what seems like forever or you just won the lottery, you can live the life of luxury in Myrtle Beach. As one would expect, the cost to go to Myrtle Beach for this type of vacation is quite high.

Travel

If your budget is limitless, flying is more convenient than driving — especially if you live on the other side of the country. However, keep in mind that you’ll have to factor in rental car costs upon arrival.

Lodging

When you desire only the finest resorts and premium amenities while on vacation, reserve your stay at one of these upscale hotels in Myrtle Beach:

 

Reliant on the season, these choice hotels will cost anywhere from $160 to $250 a night (or more). However, they offer excellent amenities from upscale restaurants and bars to onsite golf courses. Well worth the price per night!

Food

You might think that Myrtle Beach is only home to classic boardwalk food such as hot dogs, soda, and popcorn. Au contraire, my fancy friend. When searching for the finest dining establishments, be sure to reserve a table at oceanfront restaurants such as:

 

Activities

Although the cost to go to Myrtle Beach may not be a large concern for a luxury vacationer, nothing beats spending time at the beach. On the other hand, if you want to experience the finer things in Myrtle Beach, be sure to visit one of the many golf courses and spas.

Souvenirs

Looking to bring home a memory from your lavish Myrtle Beach vacation? Have at it. From t-shirts to photo albums, you can purchase a wide range of souvenirs in Myrtle Beach.

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What Does It Cost to Go to Myrtle Beach?

As you can see, the answer to this question all depends on your travel plans and preferences. Visitors can experience a low-cost trip to the beach or an all-inclusive, luxury vacation in Myrtle Beach. Whatever your preference may be, don’t forget that Reserve Myrtle Beach seeks to help travelers lower the cost to go to Myrtle Beach.

Ask anyone who has traveled to Myrtle Beach and they’ll all say the same thing — “You have to visit the iconic boardwalk!” Originally a wooden boardwalk along the beach, the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk reopened in 2010 with a revamped look and all new attractions. Consistently ranked as one of America’s best boardwalks, the boardwalk is a “must see” destination in Myrtle Beach.

Use our guide to navigate the boardwalk attractions, area hotels, and restaurants during your Myrtle Beach vacation.

Where is the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk?

The boardwalk is located in downtown Myrtle Beach, between 1st Avenue North and 15th Avenue North. This 1.2-mile landmark is home to spectacular ocean views, phenomenal restaurants, entertaining attractions, and so much more. You can’t miss it!

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Attractions at the Boardwalk

You’ll find something for everyone at the boardwalk. From an interactive movie theater experience to a towering Ferris Wheel, there are so many things to do at the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. Be sure not to bypass these exciting boardwalk attractions:

 

The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk lies between the 2nd Avenue Pier to Pier 14. Both piers are worth a visit. At the 2nd Avenue Pier, you can walk out over the ocean and enjoy the view, order a meal at the restaurant, or go fishing in a prime spot at the end of the pier. On the other end of the boardwalk at Pier 14, you have to dine at the legendary Pier 14 Restaurant and Lounge. It’s known as one of the best places for seafood in Myrtle Beach!

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Hotels Near the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

A vacation to Myrtle Beach isn’t complete without the perfect hotel. In Myrtle Beach, you can stay at an oceanfront hotel, reserve a room with an ocean view, or find a room that meets your vacation budget. From cozy accommodations to convenient boardwalk access, these hotels provide everything you need for an awesome vacation at the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk.

Bay View Resort
Located right on the boardwalk, the Bay View Resort provides travelers with direct access to all of the attractions, dining, and more. Hotel amenities include free WiFi, an on-site restaurant and coffee shop, an indoor pool with a lazy river, and a seaside lounging lawn.

Aqua Beach Inn
Within walking distance to Pier 14 and the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, the Aqua Beach Inn offers a wide array of amenities, activities, and comfort for guests. Guestrooms include kitchens, flat screen TVs, balconies and more. Plus, with the on-site grilling area and outdoor pool, you’ll discover there’s plenty to do at this boardwalk hotel.

Dayton House Resort
This cozy hotel is located only 1.3 miles from the boardwalk. Just a quick drive or walk and you’re there! From the fitness center to the walk-in pool, the Dayton House Resort has everything you need from a hotel.

Camelot by the Sea
At the Camelot by the Sea hotel, you’ll enjoy quick access to the boardwalk which is only a short walk away. Guests can take advantage of the complimentary amenities including an outdoor snack bar, indoor lazy river and heated pool, ocean views, and more.

Of course, the entire Myrtle Beach area is filled with fantastic hotels and lodging options. Visit Reserve Myrtle Beach to find the perfect hotel for your vacation.

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Dining at the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

No matter if I’m trying a new cuisine or enjoying a restaurant’s take on a classic dish, I make it my mission to taste something new during every vacation. When you visit the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, you’ll have a whole world of flavor at your fingertips. Whether you want a quick snack or an extraordinary meal, you’ll find it at the boardwalk.

While visiting Myrtle Beach, be sure to try these popular boardwalk restaurants and eateries:

 

From sushi to ice cream, you’ll find something to treat your taste buds to at the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk – I guarantee it.

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Know Before You Go

As with any destination, there are a few bits of information you should know before you travel.

The Piers are Seasonal
2nd Avenue Pier and Pier 14 are both seasonal attractions. Typically, the piers are closed from late November to early March. Don’t forget that while in season, visitors are charged a $1 fee to access the pier. This fee goes toward pier upkeep and safety.

Do I Have to Pay to Go Fishing on the Piers?
Yes. At 2nd Avenue Pier, a daily fishing pass costs $9.00 while bait costs $6.00 plus tax per package. If you need to rent equipment, fishing rod rentals are available for a fee as well. Visitors do not need a fishing license, as the pier pays annually for one.

Parking Lots
Those who plan to drive to the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk can use one of the many public and private parking lots available. Some parking areas allow guests to pay by phone using the Parkmobile app. Note that both public and private parking lots charge an hourly fee.

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Book Your Myrtle Beach Vacation

The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is only one of the many popular things to do in the area. From jaw-dropping shows to incredible attractions, your Myrtle Beach vacation only begins at the boardwalk. Learn more about booking your beach vacation with Reserve Myrtle Beach.

Myrtle Beach has a lot to offer. From endless golden beaches to high-rise amenity filled resorts, this place is an excellent place to get away. And let’s face it: all parents need a little time away to recharge and reconnect–no kids allowed. To give you a head start on vacation plans, take a look at these Myrtle Beach attractions for adults. Browse through these suggestions and your vacation schedule is sure to fill up!

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Casino Cruises
Who doesn’t like to gamble a little? You’re on vacation, so win or lose, it will be fun. The Big M gaming yacht offers favorites like blackjack, craps, roulette and poker. Plus, the views along the waterway are pretty great too.

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Brookgreen Gardens
I could spend days here leisurely strolling the lush landscaped grounds and sculpture gardens. Luckily, it’s affordable to do so as Brookgreen Gardens admission is valid for seven consecutive days. Named one of the Top 10 Public Gardens in America by TripAdvisor, this attraction is the perfect combination of art, history, wildlife and has a low country setting that whispers South Carolina at every turn.

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Golf Courses
With over 100 golf courses on the Grand Strand, it’s easy to find a place to tee off. Grab your clubs, or rent some, and take to one of the famous public golf courses. There are several nationally recognized courses, included the Dye Course at Barefoot Resort which is ranked among America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses by Golf Digest.

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Myrtle Beach Boardwalk
Warm ocean breezes, endless scenic views and the beach is just steps away. All of these come together to create an ideal atmosphere at the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. Along with the southern scenery, though, is a variety of places to sit and sip. Several new bars and cafes have opened over the last few years, but my favorite places to get a drink with a view include 8th Avenue Tiki Bar, Art Sushi Burger, and Hammerhead Grill.

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Live Music
You can find an excellent showcase of talent in this beach town. From Myrtle Beach shows to live music joints, your entertainment needs will be met. Two of the best stage shows are Carolina Opry and One the Show. However, if you’re looking for something a little different you can find it here too. Head to the House of Blues to hear up and coming and popular music acts; The Bowery for a kick of country; and the Beach House for a blend of live music seven nights a week.

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Myrtle Beach SkyWheel
Take your main squeeze on a scenic tour of the Grand Strand aboard the SkyWheel. Ride day or night—the choice is yours. I prefer the day for the ocean views, but perhaps the night lights will tickle your fancy. The climate controlled enclosed gondolas make it the experience cool and comfortable year round; the perfect environment to steal a smooch!

See, it’s easy to play when the kids are away in Myrtle Beach. These Myrtle Beach attractions for adults let you indulge in some me time–something all parents need.

There’s a lot to see and do here, so check back for more tips on visiting this South Carolina vacation destination.


Ashley is Reserve Direct’s travel expert, visiting Myrtle Beach to find the best travel tips, money-saving deals and insider information. With over 10 years of experience in first-hand-travel adventures, she shares her stories, advice, and current events to help you stay in the know.

Myrtle Beach is a fantastic place for the entire family. Kids and adults alike can have fun frolicking at the beach, playing miniature golf, strolling entertainment complexes, taking in views from the SkyWheel, dining on delicious food, and simply enjoy the many shopping and attraction options available. Need head start on what to do on your Myrtle Beach vacation? Read on to find four Myrtle Beach family activities guaranteed to keep the whole family smiling.

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The beach stretches on for miles

1) The Beach
It’s safe to say the beach is the most popular attraction on the Grand Strand, a 60-mile stretch of coastline in South Carolina. Well-maintained and with endless views, the beaches in Myrtle Beach offer plenty of activities for families: swimming, sunning, seashell hunting, boogie boarding, surfing and more. Most of the beachfront sections are claimed by Myrtle Beach oceanfront hotels, but there are also several local beach access spots. Visitors can also visit the Myrtle Beach State Park for a small fee, where access to the beach, nature trails and a fishing pier are available. Nearby Huntington Beach State Park is another great option for Myrtle Beach vacationers. Not only does it offer a gorgeous beach, that’s generally not overcrowded, there are also hiking trails and a National Landmark—Atalaya Castle—to explore.

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2) The Boardwalk
Traverse the 1.2 mile Myrtle Beach Boardwalk for breathtaking views of the ocean. Likewise, you can get a taste of the local shopping, dining and attractions here. At The Boardwalk, vacationers can take a ride on the SkyWheel, see if they believe it or not at Ripley’s Museum, breeze through the air at Myrtle Beach Zipline, play games at the Fun Plaza Family Center or take an old-fashioned photo at Wild West Old Time Photos. Afterwards, be sure to pick up some souvenirs at the Gay Dolphin Gift Cove or Surfs Up Beach Shop. All of this is sure to work up at appetite, which won’t be a problem on The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. There are almost 25 places to get a cold drink, tasty treat or full meal. Favorites include Peaches Corner, Pier 14 Restaurant and 8th Avenue Tiki Bar.

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Molten Mountain Golf

3) Miniature Golf
Vacationers will find no shortage of places to play a round of miniature golf in Myrtle Beach. Called the “Seaside Golf Capital of the World,” there are over 100 golf courses for grown-ups. In addition, there are 50 or more miniature golf courses. Nearly all Myrtle Beach mini golf courses are meticulously landscaped and adorned with tropical plants and flowers throughout warm-weather months. But what makes each one stand out is its theme. From tropical lagoons to pirate coves and volcanic islands to lost treasures, there are a myriad of ways to play in Myrtle Beach. A few of the most popular courses include Hawaiian Rumble Golf, Molten Mountain Golf, and Captain Hook’s Adventure Golf.

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4) Broadway at the Beach
Head inland for family fun at Broadway at the Beach, a sprawling entertainment complex where even more attractions, shopping and dining experiences await. Take the kids to Ripley’s Aquarium for oceanic discoveries, then visit WonderWorks for hands-on activities. A zipline over Lake Broadway, a Soar and Explore Ropes Course, nostalgic amusement rides at The Pavilion and high speed boat cruises are just a few of the other attractions at Broadway at the Beach. Strolling around the open-air complex, there are plenty of shopping opportunities. Some of the best are found at MA Fashion, Little Miss Match, Vintage House and Earthbound Trading Company. Of course, you’ll want to eat while you take in all Broadway at the Beach offers. Want just a snack? Stop by River Street Sweets. Hungry for more? Liberty Brewery, Amici’s Bistro and King Kong Sushi are all solid choices.

The Myrtle Beach family activities found on the Grand Strand offer endless fun. Visit today to see why this vacation spot is one of the best on the east coast.


Ashley is Reserve Direct’s travel expert, visiting Myrtle Beach to find the best travel tips, money-saving deals and insider information. With over 10 years of experience in first-hand-travel adventures, she shares her stories, advice, and current events to help you stay in the know.

Are you in need of a family vacation? Is the answer to that question ever no? I don’t think so! If you’re the mom or dad of a toddler it can be a struggle to know what, exactly, to do on vacation. They’re too young for many theme park attractions and their attention span is fleeting. Luckily, I’m here to help you figure out which toddler activities in Myrtle Beach will keep your kids smiling.

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Activity #1: The Beach

Have you ever watched a little kid play at the beach? They can spend hours digging in the sand, hunting for seashells and splashing in the water. If you stay at an oceanfront Myrtle Beach resort, your hotel will have complimentary oceanfront access. What’s better than waking up and having the beach at your doorstep? If you decide to stay off the beach, you can still plan a beach day. There is a two-mile stretch from 34th to 52nd Avenues North with beach access nearly every block. You can also go to the Myrtle Beach State Park, a pristine stretch of coastline with a natural vibe. Bring a cooler with snacks and drinks. Stop by a souvenir shop for some beach gear like buckets and boogie boards. Supplies in hand, get ready to for your little one to discover just how awesome the beach can be.

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Find classic throwback fun at Family Kingdom. This seaside amusement park has a midway with rides mild enough for toddlers. Go for a spin on the swings, cruise around the kiddie speedway or take to the air via flight school. The carnival-esque amusement park has over 15 kiddie rides designed to make kids say “Wow!” Continue to make their day by playing classic carnival games.  They may not be able to play, but you can. Win your toddler a giant teddy bear with your skeeball skills and you’re sure to have a happy kid on your hands! For even more fun. combine Family Kingdom’s Splashes Oceanfront Park to your day. Children’s areas provide safe ways for kids to splish, splash and swim.

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Head to Broadway at the Beach to visit Ripley’s Aquarium. It’s the perfect complement to the aquatic fun you’re already having. The aquarium displays mesmerize kids. Vibrant tropical fish and massive sharks are sure to get (and keep) their attention. Immersive throughout, Ripley’s Aquarium features a walk-through aquarium tunnel which surrounds you with aquatic life. Kids will want to go through again and again! Plus, there are a lot of interactive areas just-for-kids. Touch a sting ray, see a mermaid show. It’s all available at Ripley’s Aquarium Myrtle Beach.

Activity #4: Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

The revamped Myrtle Beach Boardwalk has turned into a great spot for families. For the simple yet sweet things in life, get a double scoop cone from Mad Myrtle’s Ice Creamery. Even as an adult, it’s hard to beat having ice cream on the beach. Watch as your toddler gets stick sweet from the sugar, then rinse off in the ocean. It’s just steps away! Another super fun toddler activity in Myrtle Beach is the SkyWheel. A modern day Ferris wheel, the SkyWheel has enclosed gondolas. This means parents feel totally safe with their kids on board. Toddlers can press their faces up against the glass to get as close to the views as possible. Watch as their eyes get bigger and bigger as they get higher and higher!

Keep these toddler activities in Myrtle Beach in mind for your next family vacation. No matter how little your kids may be, then can have big fun in Myrtle Beach!


Ashley is Reserve Direct’s travel expert, visiting Myrtle Beach to find the best travel tips, money-saving deals and insider information. With over 10 years of experience in first-hand-travel adventures, she shares her stories, advice, and current events to help you stay in the know.

Families flock to Myrtle Beach for beach vacations and the Patricia Grand Resort provides the perfect place to stay while you enjoy all the Grand Strand has to offer. The family-friendly atmosphere, aquatic and resort amenities plus the affordable yet spacious guest rooms are all great reasons to stay at this resort. Even better, they have this oceanfront retreat is located right on Ocean Boulevard, within convenient walking access to the SkyWheel and Ripley’s Attractions, as well as shopping and dining options.

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Patricia Grand Resort

When I visited the Patricia Grand Resort Myrtle Beach I was impressed by their aquatic amenities. Their pool deck was very inviting and featured a large oceanfront pool that spans a good portion of the resort, a kiddie pool, indoor pool, and large lazy river and whirlpool. On top of that, there are plenty of lounge chairs on the sundeck for relaxing and soaking up the sun. Plus, a pool bar is open in the summer for poolside snacks and drinks. The amenities don’t end there, though. This beachfront resort also has a business center with print capabilities, gift shop with sundry and food item and large fitness center equipped with flat screen television, lots or cardio and free weights. At Patricia Grand you can also dine on property. The on-site restaurant – Grand Central Station – serves breakfast daily (buffet is $9.95 plus tax) and dinner seasonally. A nice ambiance and oceanfront view added to the atmosphere of Grand Central Station, which also has a lounge – Choo Choo Jimmy’s – where guests can grab a drink after a day at the beach. If you need a pick-me-up during your vacation, head to Tracks Espresso Bar, serving tasty coffees and on-the-go food items.

Patricia_Grand_Resort_Hotel_(008)Of course, a resort really earns rave reviews when its rooms impress guests. Patricia Grand Resort Hotel easily does so, with accommodations available in Oceanview Standard, Oceanfront Efficiency and Oceanview One Bedroom Suites. Looking for affordability? The efficiency unit is for you. It has two full size beds, a full kitchen and even though the case goods and appliances are older than the standard and suite units, it really is a bargain for the price. If you’re visiting Myrtle Beach as a couple, the Oceanview Standard room is a good option. Outfitted with a California King bed, modern case goods, a upgraded bath with granite vanity, flat screen TV, and microwave and fridge, the room has everything a couple would need. If you need more space, choose the One Bedroom Suite. A king size bed is in the master bedroom, with the rest of the suite featuring a full kitchen with stainless steel appliances, full bathroom, separate living room with a full size murphy bed , two flat screen TVs and ocean view private balcony.

Discover perfection at Patricia Grand Resort.

Note: Guests at the Patricia Grand Resort receive FREE access to Wild Water and Wheels, a sixteen-acre park filled with 24 slides, lazy river, and lagoons, as well as FREE day-play at Lost Mine Miniature Golf!


Ashley is Reserve Direct’s travel expert, visiting Myrtle Beach to find the best travel tips, money-saving deals and insider information. With over 10 years of experience in first-hand-travel adventures, she shares her stories, advice, and current events to help you stay in the know.