15 Things to Do in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina – Travel + Fun | Candle Made Easy

Located in the middle of South Carolina’s 60 miles of Grand Strand on the Atlantic Seaboard, Myrtle Beach offers a boardwalk, beautiful beaches, golf, nightlife, family entertainment, hotels and many restaurants. Summer is a popular time there, but Myrtle Beach is a year-round destination with attractions for every season. Here are some of the many fun things to do in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.


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See Myrtle Beach from atop the SkyWheel.

Enjoy Myrtle Beach’s mile-long skyline and ocean views from the SkyWheel, almost 200 feet above the boardwalk. For a VIP experience, you and three friends can lounge in your own glass-bottomed gondola on leather seats.


Drive go-karts around the tracks.

Head to The Track for a go-kart ride on the elevated Mighty Myrtle track, where drivers climb three and a half stories and descend with an exhilarating drop at the end. The Broadway Grand Prix features seven go-kart tracks ranging from a pro track for experienced drivers to a family track for all levels. There’s the Junior Racer and the Kids Track so everyone can get behind the wheel and have fun driving.


Cheer on the home team, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans.

For local baseball action, visit the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, a Class A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. Promotions include Fireworks Fridays and a chance for kids under 12 to race the bases after each game.


Soak up the sun on the beach.

Myrtle Beach is home to more than a hundred beaches for sunbathing, swimming, surfing, wading, shelling and searching for shark teeth. Several beaches offer wheelchair access and balloon tire chairs.


Explore the coast on a jet ski or a banana boat.

With your group of three to 10 people, ride a banana boat—a yellow banana-shaped tube—pulled through the waves. Choose from several Myrtle Beach companies including Downwind Sails and Express Watersports. Rent a jet ski to speed through the ocean at your own pace, or join a guided excursion through the tributaries of the Intracoastal Waterway for sightseeing and fun. Several companies, including Island Adventure Watersports and Express Watersports, offer rentals and tours.


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Join a guided kayak tour.

Take a guided kayak tour of Myrtle Beach’s creeks and backwaters to experience the area’s unique environment and wildlife, including the Waccamaw River, swamps, and local islands. Tours are offered by J&L Kayaking, Great Escapes Kayak Expeditions, and other Myrtle Beach companies.


Look out for dolphins on a boat tour or parasailing adventure.

Take a cruise out to sea to see dolphins swimming alongside the boat, or spend a day deep sea fishing with one of several Myrtle Beach specialists, including Voyager and Hurricane Fleet. Soar over Myrtle Beach on a parasailing adventure and enjoy bird’s-eye views of the Atlantic Ocean. Feel the breeze, spot some dolphins and enjoy an exciting experience with one of the local companies like Downwind Sails, Express Watersports or New Wave Watersports.


Swing into the waves alone.

Rent a pontoon boat, stand-up paddle board, canoe, or scuba gear from any of the companies listed here to explore on your own.


Tee off at world-class golf courses.

Around 100 public, private and semi-private golf courses in the Myrtle Beach area make it a popular destination for golf fans. With a range of prizes, landscapes, challenges and famous course architects including Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Robert Trent Jones, every golfer will find the perfect place to play.


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Or choose one of the child-friendly mini-golf courses.

For family fun and entertainment, Myrtle Beach offers nearly 50 miniature golf courses with a variety of themes, prizes, and locations.


Check out Brookgreen Gardens.

Brookgreen Gardens includes nearly 10,000 acres of botanical gardens, an extensive sculpture collection, a Lowcountry Zoo and a nature reserve.


Admire the area’s natural beauty at a state park.

Visit Myrtle Beach State Park, a seaside destination with nature trails, bike trails, horse trails, a fishing pier and picnic areas. Huntington Beach State Park at the southern end of Myrtle Beach covers 2,500 acres with hiking trails, swamps, coves and overnight camping.


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Sip your way through a nearby winery.

Duplin Winery in North Myrtle Beach is the place to go to sample a variety of wines along with cheese, crackers, and a virtual tour of their home base, Rose Hill. Carolina Vineyards Winery near the Intracoastal Waterway in North Myrtle Beach offers a variety of tastings, including frozen wine during the summer months.


Or sample the local beers at a microbrewery.

New South Brewing, a Myrtle Beach microbrewery open since 1998, offers beers, lagers, IPAs and seasonal specialties like Oktoberfest and Dark Star Porter. Specializing in small-batch craft beers, Tidal Creek Brewhouse also serves freshly brewed coffee and Lowcountry fare in a friendly atmosphere.


Visit the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Museum of Art.

The Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum not only displays an impressive permanent collection of Southern art, antique maps, historical prints and crafts, but also a shop selling books, home decor, prints, jewelry, scarves, posters, stationery, puzzles and painting supplies.

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