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Kids enjoying amusement parks near myrtle beach
Jun22

Family Kingdom Amusement Park is one of the amusement parks near Myrtle Beach. It’s also right next door to Sea Crest Resort! Pick a night during your family vacation and take the whole gang for some fun riding thrill rides, eating fair-style concessions, and playing games.

General Info & Hours

Family Kingdom is located at 300 South Ocean Boulevard and is just a 3-minute drive or an 11-minute walk from Sea Crest Resort. It has all the makings of a family fun-filled evening with tons of rides, carnival-style games, prizes, entertainment, and more!

The park opens daily from 6-11 PM, except for Saturday when it is open for extended hours (5 PM -12 AM).

If you’re bringing little ones with you stroller rentals are available for $10.

Ticket Information

Admission into the park is free. If you’d rather sit the rides out while the kids enjoy, it won’t cost you anything to walk around the park.

If you want to ride the rides, all-day unlimited ride wristbands are available for $24.95 (plus tax) and are good for the full day. You can leave the park and return later if you choose.

If you only want to ride a few rides, rides are typically 3-5 tickets per ride and individual tickets cost $1.15 (plus tax). You can buy tickets by the booklet if you’d like.

Want to bring the entire family or have a birthday party at Family Kingdom? Family Kingdom Amusement Park in Myrtle Beach offers discounted group rates!

Rides

From classic to coasters to thrill rides Family Kingdom has 37 rides for the whole family to enjoy!

Crash into mom, dad or your siblings in the classic bumper cars. Cool-down on the log flume, a water coaster everyone will enjoy. Or experience a 100-foot drop on the slingshot ride!

Don’t worry, if you have little ones there’s Kiddie Rides too! Kids will love spinning on the Berry-Go-Round or bouncing in the Frog Hopper.

Games & Entertainment

If you like carnival games, you’re going to love the games at Family Kingdom Amusement Park in Myrtle Beach! With over a dozen of games like basketball toss and water balloon races, you’re bound to win a prize if you give one a shot!

There are also tons of entertainment to keep smiles on faces while walking from ride to ride. Family Kingdom has clowns, jugglers, face painters, and balloon artists all over the park to provide free entertainment all day long.

Food & Drink

Family Kingdom has 7 onsite concession stand and vendor. Nibble on fair-style foods like corn dogs, pizza, burgers, funnel cake, ice cream, and Philly cheesesteaks–just to name a few.

 

The fun doesn’t stop at Family Kingdom! Check out the Top 10 Family Activities in Myrtle Beach!

Enjoying what's open near Sea Crest Resort
May30

Now that traveling has started to resume and summer is here, it’s time to get ready for a much-needed getaway to Myrtle Beach. While some businesses in the area are not fully open, others are including Sea Crest Resort! We’ve put together a list of attractions and restaurants near Sea Crest that are open or opening soon for patrons.

Family Attractions:

Broadway At The Beach

Broadway at the Beach is a popular Myrtle Beach attraction for all ages. There are tons of places to shop, eat, and just hang out with friends or family. Great American Summer Nights will start June 1 and continue through the summer this year. This weekly event features live entertainment, kids’ activities, and fireworks!

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is open to the public and ready to receive visitors. Enjoy a stroll on the 1.2-mile boardwalk, with beautiful views of the ocean and access to the beach. There are also tons of restaurants with outdoor seating along the boardwalk including Moe Moon’s, Pier 14 Restuarant & Lounge, and Landshark Bar & Grill. Most restaurants are open for dine-in and take out so you can enjoy a great meal while still social distancing.

Family Kingdom – Opening June 1

Family Kingdom is a thrill ride adventure attraction that is popular among tourists. Planning to open its gates on June 1, Family Kingdom will have adjusted hours from 6-11 PM and the Splashes Water Park will remain closed until further notice.

Restaurants:

Art Burger Sushi

Art Burger Sushi is open for take-out, dine-in, and delivery through Grub Hub and Door Dash. This is so much more than a burger joint, with a menu that includes freshly rolled sushi and a bar that whips up liquid-nitro cocktails!

Villa Romana Italian Restaurant

Just two minutes from Sea Crest Resort, Villa Romana Italian restaurant is open for dine-in and take-out. Enjoy delicious traditional Italian cuisines like chicken parmigiana, mussels, and cheese ravioli.

Margaritaville

Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville is open and a quick drive from our resort. They offer dine-in, take-out, and delivery from their full menu. Margaritaville menu has a variety of fried favorites, cheeseburgers (in paradise), and southern staples like jambalaya.

Sobaya Japanese Bistro

A few miles north of Sea Crest is a quaint little place called Sobaya Japanese Bistro. Sobaya has great outdoor seating and a menu filled with Japanese and Korean-style dishes.

Cafe Old Vienna

Austria and Germany come to the south in the form of Cafe Old Vienna. Here you can dine-in or take-out many traditional German favorites like Viel Wiener Schnitzel. 

kids enjoying the water one of the top myrtle beach family activities
Feb14

Myrtle Beach is one of the best beach destinations on the east coast. With reasonable hotel rates (check out ours) and tons of family-friendly activities, your Myrtle Beach vacation is bound to be the best ever. To make it easy we have put together the top 10 Myrtle Beach Family Activities for you and your loved ones to enjoy together.

Family hanging at Myrtle Beach1 – Hang at the Beach

60 miles of beautiful white sandy beach is what you’ll find up and down the Grand Strand. Stay at Sea Crest Oceanfront Resort and walk right out of our back door to the beach. Building sandcastles, sunbathing, and splashing in the waves are all givens when you’re on the beach, but there are also a ton of fun games to play on the beach too like bocce and volleyball. The beach also makes for a great picnic spot, grab a cooler and fill it with snacks and cold drinks for a mid-day treat.

2 – Water Park

Take a break from the salt and sand and head to the waterpark. There a few great water parks in Myrtle Beach, but why leave our resort when we have an oceanfront water park right on our property? You can enjoy the lazy river while the kids play at the interactive shipwrecked submarine water feature. Sit pool-side while the kids splash under the raining mushrooms, ride the silly seahorses, or wait to get drenched by the topsy-turvey buckets. No waterpark is complete without a water slide, the kids will have a blast sliding down our 50ft slide! 

3 – Broadway at the Beach

Eat, drink, and play at Broadway at the Beach. There are rides, entertainment, fabulous restaurants and more all in one spot, and just a short drive from our resort. You can easily spend a whole day with the family here!

Restaurants

There are SO many eateries to choose from at Broadway. Here are a few of our family-friendly favorites:

  • Johnny Rockets – Enjoy an all-American cheeseburger, shakes, malts and more when you eat here! The kids can even play a classic tune on the table-top jukeboxes.
  • Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen – The meals here are served family-style! You’ll choose 2-3 down-home dishes and 4 of Paula’s Famous sides to share. Need refills? No problem!
  • The Grumpy Monk – Great pub-style food, sushi, and a variety of cold beer on tap! The kids will love the live bands that play weekly.
  • Melt – Everyone loves pizza! Grab a wood-fired pie to share with the family at Melt.

Attractions

There’s something fun for everyone to enjoy at Broadway! Here are a few of our favorite family-friendly attractions:

  • Backstage Mirror Maze – Get lost in the maze of mirrors and lights at Backstage Mirror Maze! $13.95 for adults and $11.95 for kids.
  • Ripley’s Aquarium – Sharks, sea turtles, penguins –oh my! Take the family for an underwater adventure at Ripley’s. Tickets are $34.99 for adults and $24.99 for kids.
  • WonderWorks – This is a favorite among Myrtle Beach visitors. The kids will love exploring all the learning exhibits that WonderWorks has to offer. Just $28.99 for adults and $19.99 for kids.
  • Broadway Grand Prix – GoKart racing fun for the entire family and mini golf!

Beach view of Myrtle Beach Boardwalk4 – Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

Just a 5-minute drive from our resort is the famous Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Promenade. There are tons of restaurants, dessert stops, and summer entertainment for all at the boardwalk.

Restaurants 

  • Banditos Cantina| 1410 N Ocean Blvd – Enjoy a restaurant with an amazing view and latin-inspired food!
  • Tin Roof | 1410 N Ocean Blvd – Grab some pub grub with a southern flair and enjoy the live music at Tin Roof.
  • Pier 14 Restuarant & Lounge | 1306 Ocean Blvd – The kids will love dining out on the water at Pier 14 Restaurant!

Attractions

  • Sky WheelTake the family on a SkyWheel ride and get a birds-eye view of the Grand Strand. Flights are $14 for adults and $9 for kids.
  • Ripley’s Believe it or Not – This filled with oddities from shrunken heads to scrap-metal sculptures. Tickets are $17.99 for adults and $8.99 for kids.

5 – Family Kingdom Amusement Park

If you’re looking for thrills, look no further than Family Kingdom Amusement Park. You and the whole family can ride roller coasters, drive bumper cars, or play games to win prizes that this fun stop. Buy individual ride tickets for 1.15 (plus tax) each or grab an unlimited ride wristband for $29.45 (plus tax) per person.

6 – Shark Wake Park

Check out the one of a kind Aqua Park at Shark Wake Park. Here you and the kids can play all day on an inflatable, floating obstacle course. To play, kids must be 7 years old and a good swimmer. Shark Wake Park is open from 10 AM to 5 PM and tickets are $25 per person (for a 45-minute session).

Crocodile at Alligator adventures in myrtle beach7 – Alligator Adventures

Want to see the World’s Largest Croc? Grab the kids and head over to Alligator Adventures. Here you’ll get to see Utan, King of the Crocs and tons of other reptiles and animals. Alligator Adventures is located at Barefoot Landing. Tickets are $24.99 for adults and $16.99 for children (4-12).

8 – Ripley’s Attractions

We’ve already mentioned 2 of the 5 Ripley’s attractions in Myrtle Beach, but it really deserves a spot of its own on our Top 10 list! Grab single tickets or combo tickets to 1 or all of the attractions. The attractions and prices are as follows:

  • Ripley’s Believe It or Not! – $17.99 for adults and $8.99 for kids, located at the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk.
  • Ripley’s Aquarium – $34.99 for adults and $24.99 for kids, located at Broadway at the Beach.
  • Ripley’s 5D Moving Theater – $12.99 for adults and $9.99 for kids, located at the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk.
  • Ripley’s Mirror Maze – $9.99 for adults and kids, located at the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk.
  • Ripley’s Super Fun Zone – Arcade-style and table games, purchase tokens at Myrtle Beach Boardwalk location.

9 – Mini Golf

Known as the Mini Golf Capital of the World, Myrtle Beach has so many family mini golf spots for you to enjoy. You could seriously pick up a shell, throw it, and hit a mini-golf course. Some of our favorites include Mt. Atlanticus, Cancun Lagoon Golf, and Rainbow Falls Golf.

10 – Dinner Shows

Pirates Voyage

If you really want to show the family a great time, take them to Pirates Voyage! Here you’ll enjoy a 3-course meal and watch as Captain Blackbeard sails the seven seas in search of his treasure. Tickets start at $49.99 for adults and $29.99 for children over three (rates vary based on showtime and season).

Medieval Times

Another great dinner show to take the kids to is Medieval Times. Step back in time to the dark ages when Kings ruled. Enjoy a 4-course meal and watch as knights battle for the honor of the Princess’ champion. Tickets start at $55.95 for adults and $28.95 for children 12 and under (rates vary based on showtime and season).

Looking for other things to do in Myrtle Beach? Check out our list of Myrtle Beach attractions that are a must-see!

Myrtle beach bachelorette party enjoying sparklers and drinks
Jan20

There’s nothing better than celebrating your soon-to-be nuptials with one last hoorah with your girls! A Myrtle Beach Bachelorette Party is just the fix you need and is the perfect destination for an all-girls escape with sun, fun and sand. The best part is that getting here is easy and accommodations are affordable for any length of stay! Here are our favorite bachelorette-party-approved activities on The Grand Strand.

Relaxing on the Beach

Soaking up the Myrtle Beach sunshine with your pals is a no-brainer. Pack a cooler, grab some chairs and glow like the goddess you are. Our oceanfront Myrtle Beach resort is just steps from the sand. Need to cool off? Take a dip in one of our NINE on-site water features, including two lazy rivers!

Yoga in Myrtle Beach

Find your zen before a night on the town with beach yoga. Take the serenity of the shore at dawn or dusk with a guided yoga session. There are several studios that offer private beach yoga in Myrtle Beach. Here are a few of our favorites: Wicked Fitness, Inlet Yoga, and Om Yoga.

Spa Day

Sit back, relax and pamper yourself with a spa day in Myrtle Beach! Grab your girls and indulge in some of the most luxurious spa services on the Grand Strand. From facials to massage therapy, Sea Crest Resort is nestled between a variety of nearby Myrtle Beach spas.

Head south to Market Common for a collection of upscale nail studios, hair salons and professional masseurs. Pro tip: You can shop and dine here, too!

Take a short drive north for a one-of-a-kind spa experience at Himalayan Salt Therapy. This therapeutic HaloTheraphy spa utilizes a variety of salts in its wellness rituals.

A few other nearby spas include Celestial Spa on Cloud 9, Majestic Massage & Day Spa, Spa Indigo and Great Myrtle Beach Massage. Be sure to ask about booking a private party for your group!

Myrtle Beach Wineries

Sip the day away with your crew at a Myrtle Beach winery. The Grand Strand boasts a variety of tasting options.

Indulge in wines from around the world at Coastal Wine Boutique in Downtown Myrtle Beach. Book a tasting, which includes one glass of wine, or join their wine club for discounts, pairings and wine delivered to your door!

Sample sweet Carolina wines at Duplin Winery, located in North Myrtle Beach. Tastings include 10 wine varietals and crackers for $5. Upgrade to a $10 deluxe tasting and receive gourmet cheese dip and a glass to take home! Browse their expansive gift shop, or enjoy live music on the patio every Saturday.

La Belle Amie Vineyard, located in Little River, hosts exciting events like Wine Wednesday, Throwback Thursday and Oldies Saturdays! Stroll the winery’s landscaped groups, grab a bite to eat and kick your feet up on their outdoor patio.

Visiting Broadway at the Beach? Be sure to stop in Boardwalk Winery to sample fruit wines and wine slushies in the attraction’s Mediterranean Village.

‘Taste the flavors of the South’ at Carolina Vineyards Winery. This Barefoot Landing winery specializes in producing traditional southern wine from South Carolina grown fruits.

Pass the time with paint at Wine and Design! This charming two-hour BYOB class is a unique experience to share with your I do crew. Schedule a private party to pick your painting – they will even come to you!

Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk

The Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk is a local favorite for late-night fun! Waterfront restaurants and eateries are peppered along this half-mile wooden boardwalk. Grab a drink and bounce between bars for some in-season live entertainment.

Also home to Goat Island (yes, there are goats!), the Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk hosts exciting year-round festivals and events featuring food, drinks and music.

Feeling adventurous? Suit up and rent a kayak or jet ski to explore the wetlands. Or, leave it to the professionals and enjoy a little day drinking on The East Coast Brewboat. This BYOB cruise can accommodate up to 15 passengers.

Pole Dance Party

Looking for something a little more risqué? We’ve got you covered. Let loose during a private pole dancing class at Wicked Fitness. Rent the studio and workout with a twist. The class includes a 90 minute studio rental, pole dance instruction, and even a sensual chair routine!

Myrtle Beach Shows

Catch a show at one of Myrtle Beach’s impressive venues! Dance on the second floor balcony of the House of Blues, or delight in side-splitting laughs at one of our area comedy clubs.

The list doesn’t end there – learn more about our favorite dinner shows in Myrtle Beach.

Myrtle Beach Shopping

Myrtle Beach is a mecca for retail therapy! We’ve made a list of the leaders in Myrtle Beach shopping, but we’re sure there are more to discover.

Coastal Grand Mall

2.6 miles from Sea Crest Resort
This traditional mall spotlights classic department stores, a food court and movie theater.

Broadway at the Beach

3.5 miles from Sea Crest Resort
This 350-acre attraction boasts a variety of unique shops for everyone.

Market Common

3.8 miles from Sea Crest Resort
This new lifestyle district features one-of-a-kind boutiques, coffee shops and more.

Tanger Outlets

Hwy 501
7 Miles from Sea Crest Resort
Hwy 17
11 Miles from Sea Crest Resort
With more than 150 stores, combined, the nearby Tanger Outlet retail multiplexes highlight upscale stores like Michael Kors, Banana Republic, J. Crew Factory and more.

Barefoot Landing

13 miles from Sea Crest Resort
This waterfront shopping complex features one-of-a-kind shops and restaurants.

Brunch in Myrtle Beach

Breakfast or lunch – why not brunch? After an exciting night of celebrating, recharge with a proper bachelorette brunch. Or, keep the party going with morning mimosas! We’ve put together a list of our favorite brunch near Sea Crest Resort, but be sure to stop by our on-site cafe for a to-go Starbucks® coffee on the way.

Myrtle Beach Transportation

With plenty of options, like luxury cars or large SUVs, ride sharing services like Lyft or Uber can be a reliable transportation source. Download the app, request a ride and go!

Or, ride in style and book a limousine for your bride squad! We recommend Limos of Myrtle Beach. Did we mention champagne?

We’re experts in bachelor parties, too! Check out our Myrtle Beach Bachelor Party blog for more celebration inspiration.

Couple toasting wine glasses over Valentine's Day dinner
Dec13

Planning a trip to Myrtle Beach for Valentine’s Day? You and your significant other can enjoy everything Myrtle Beach has to offer together. Myrtle Beach is home to endless mouthwatering restaurants and plenty of intimate and exciting things to do. Catch a show, or shop for that special gift along the Grand Strand.

To make sure your experience is stress-free we’ve put together our top suggestions for an unforgettable Myrtle Beach Valentine’s Day.

Romantic Myrtle Beach Restaurants 

Below is our hand-picked, taste-tested list of the top four romantic Myrtle Beach restaurants. Pro tip: To secure your spot, we recommend calling ahead for a reservation!

The Melting Pot Myrtle Beach 

(843) 692-9003 | 5001 N Kings Hwy #104, Myrtle Beach, SC

The Melting Pot Myrtle Beach is a fine dining establishment along the Grand Strand. Their name comes from their famous fondue chocolate fountain. Share some hand-dipped chocolate covered strawberries with your significant other this holiday. Yum! Open 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (Monday-Friday) and 11:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. (Saturday-Sunday).

The Library Myrtle Beach 

(843) 448-4527 | 6613 N Kings Hwy Unit D, Myrtle Beach, SC

Since 1974 The Library at Myrtle Beach has been serving handcrafted dishes to locals and tourists alike. Their speakeasy-themed bar is a great spot to enjoy a glass of wine or signature cocktail. Sit down and enjoy the luxury of The Library this Valentine’s Day. Open from 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (Monday-Saturday), closed Sunday.   

Aspen Grille 

(843) 449-9191 | 5101 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC

The Aspen Grille prides itself on its true southern hospitality with a dash of fine dining. They proudly support local farms for all of their produce!  With more than 50 different wine varietals and a lengthy menu, Aspen Grille is sure to satisfy your Valentine’s Day expectations. Open 4:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (Tuesday-Sunday), closed Monday. 

New York Prime Myrtle Beach 

(843) 448-8081 | 405 28th Ave N, Myrtle Beach, SC

The New York Prime Myrtle Beach location has been the epicenter of perfectly cooked steak along the Grand Strand for more than 20 years. Did you know? Although they specialize in steaks, their menu also boasts delicious entrees from under the sea. Open every day from 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Romantic Things to do in Myrtle Beach

A romantic Myrtle Beach getaway is a great way to spend Valentine’s Day with the person you love. Lovers and partners alike can enjoy a relaxing walk on the beach, a trip to Brookgreen Gardens, a tour around the La Belle Amie Vineyard and so much more. Below are a few of our favorites:

Walk on the Beach 

Sometimes, the most romantic thing a couple can share is quality time. As home to some of the most breathtaking ocean views, we encourage you to enjoy a long walk on the beach and take in the picturesque scenery. Our average winter temperature is a warm 60 degrees!

Brookgreen Gardens

1931 Brookgreen Garden Dr, Murrells Inlet, SC

Brookgreen Gardens, located in Murrells Inlet, is home to world-renowned botanical gardens and offers a variety of exciting activities. The 9,000-acre property preserves the landscape of this historic site. Due to the southeast’s year-round warm weather, there’s always something blooming (even on Valentine’s Day)! The park is open daily from 9:30 am- 5:00 pm and general admission tickets are $18.  

La Belle Amie Vineyard

(843) 399-9463 | 1120 St Joseph Rd, Little River, SC

Each year, La Belle Amie Vineyard hosts an annual Valentine Saturday. Couples can enjoy a walk around the vineyard and cozy up next to one of their bonfires while enjoying fine wine and live music. Valentine Saturday will take place on February 15th, 2020 from 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Admission $7.

Make your 2020 Valentine’s Day at Myrtle Beach extra special by staying at Sea Crest Oceanfront Resort. From in-room perks to indoor pools, enjoy our on-site amenities with your loved one. Book now to make the most of this romantic holiday in Myrtle Beach.    

Christmas tree on Myrtle beach in december
Nov18

Though you may not be able to lay on the beach or by the pool, Myrtle Beach in December is a beautiful time of year to visit. The weather is a cool 60°F, perfect for a light jacket and a brisk walk on the beach to enjoy the view of the beautiful Atlantic Ocean. Or with the holiday approaching, get into the spirit and with a wide variety of holiday activities and things to do in the Grand Strand in December.

1. Christmas Tree Lightings

What is more beautiful than a crowd gathering around to light a beautiful giant tree for the first time during the holiday season? There are multiple tree lightings in the Grand Strand, some that are only just a short drive from Sea Crest Resort. Here is a quick list of some of our favorite places to watch the trees light up:

North Myrtle Beach Christmas Tree Lighting

Date/Time: Tuesday, December 3 at 6 PM

Location: McLean Park, 93 Oak Drive, North Myrtle Beach

Murrells Inlet Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

Date/Time: Sunday, December 1 at 3 PM

Location: Morse Park Landing, 4939 US-15 BUS, Murrells Inlet

Myrtle Beach Tree Lighting Ceremony

Date/Time: Thursday, December 12 at 7 PM 

Location: Myrtle Beach Convention Center, 2101 N Oak Street, Myrtle Beach

2. Breakfast With Santa

There are quite a few places in Myrtle Beach that offer pictures and breakfast with Santa. It’s the perfect way to enjoy some family time and to have a little holiday cheer with the head elf himself!

Travinia Italian Kitchen

Date/Time: Saturday, December 7 from 9-11 AM

Location: 4011 Deville Street

Cost: $10 per person

Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen

Date/Time: Saturday, December 7 from 8-10 AM

Location: 1202 Celebrity Circle

Cost: $14.99 per person

Tupelo Honey

Date/Time: Saturday, December 14 from 9-11 AM

Location: 3042 Howard Avenue

Cost: $10 per person

Hard Rock Cafe

Date/Time: Saturday, December 14 from 8-11:30 AM

Location: 1318 Celebrity Circle

Cost: $15.95 per person

Dave & Buster’s Myrtle Beach Breakfast and Santa’s Workshop

Date/Time: Saturday, December 21 from 9 AM – 12 PM

Location: 1322 Celebrity Circle

Cost: $24 per person

3. The Great Christmas Light Show

You don’t want to miss this light show spectacular (seriously the best drive-through-show in the Grand Strand)! November 25 – December 30, North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex come together to light up a 1.5 mile drive through the park filled with light displays big and small. Pricing starts at $15 per vehicle with 1-15 guests and the gates are open from 5:30-9:30 PM.

4. Night of a Thousand Candles

Starting December 5 through December 21, Brookgreen Gardens brings you Night of a Thousand Candles. The gardens really come to life with lights everywhere you turn, carolers singing, musicians playing Christmas favorites, and holiday spirit in the air. Named the Best Christmas Lights in South Carolina by Travel+Leisure Magazine, it’s really a bucket-list item you’ll want to check off if you’ve never been, and it’s a family-friendly event. Gates open from 3-10 PM and tickets must be purchased BEFORE arrival. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children.

5. Ripley’s Festival of Trees

If you have an affinity for decorative Christmas trees, you’ll really love Ripley’s Aquarium Festival of Trees! At Ripley’s, you and your family will be dazzled by over 100 decorated and themed holiday trees. In the past, there have been beach themed trees, mardi gras themed trees, and even golf-themed trees. Ripley’s Festival of Trees starts November 18 and runs until December 24. Tickets are $29.99 for adults and $19.99 for children.

6. The Nutcracker

Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker is a Christmas classic and has become Coastal Youth Ballet’s holiday tradition. Take the family to watch as toy soldiers come to life and the dance of the Sugar Plum fairy whirl before your eyes! Beginning December 7 through December 15. Tickets start at $10 and vary based on theatre seating.

7. Santa Crawl

If you’re looking for something that’s holiday-themed and for adults only, check out the Santa Crawl at the MarshWalk in Murrells Inlet December 21 from 5-10:30 PM. Dress in your best holiday cheer whether it’s decking out in plaid pajamas or wearing an ugly Christmas sweater to the festivities; there’s even a prize for best dressed! Bovine’s, Wahoo’s Fish House, Drunken Jacks, The Wicked Tuna, Dead Dog Saloon and other restaurants on the MarshWalk will have dinner and drink specials.

8. Take-in A Christmas Show

There are so many great Christmas and holiday shows in Myrtle Beach to see during December. Two that we highly recommend are The Carolina Opry’s: The Christmas Show of the South or Christmas and Christmas at Pirates Voyage. Both shows are stunning and filled with holiday cheer and lots of fun for the entire family. Tickets for the Carolina Opry start at $49.95 and tickets for Pirates Voyage start at $49.99.

9. Holiday Shopping

Christmas and holiday shopping can be so much fun, especially with all the shopping options in Myrtle Beach! Grab a girlfriend or one of the kids, a cup of hot cocoa, and set out to conquer your shopping list. Myrtle Beach has a few great places where local vendors and artisans sell unique and handmade gifts; it’s a great way to find something special for your someone special.

Holiday Market at Barefoot Landing

Date/Time: Starting Fridays, November 2 – December 14 from 12-4 PM

Location: Barefoot Landing at Dockside Village

Holiday Bazaar at the Market Common

Date/Time: Starting Saturdays, November 2 – December 21 from 12-4 PM

Location: The Market Common

 

Looking for other great things to do this winter in Myrtle Beach? We’ve put together some of our favorite places to hang out, eat or shop!

Things to do in myrtle beach in the winter, couple snuggling on the beach
Sep16

Mid-November through February is considered the off-season for Myrtle Beach. Myrtle Beach’s average temperatures in the winter months are around 55°F, cool but not bone-chillingly cold like most northern states. It may not be warm enough to swim, there are plenty of things to do in Myrtle Beach in the winter and we’ve put together a list of a few of our favorites.

Stroll on the Beach

While the water may be a bit too chilly to take a dip, the beach is still beautiful and can make for a peaceful walk with your significant other, family, or your furry friend.

Holiday Activities

Local Myrtle Beach businesses love showing and sharing their holiday cheer during the winter months and most offer holiday activities to partake in. Tree lightings, breakfast with Santa, light festivals, holiday shows, and more. 

Shopping

A quick trip to Myrtle Beach always makes for a great time to get some of your holiday shopping knocked out! The Grand Strand has tons of places to shop and most offer great discounts during the winter months. Check out the Tanger Outlets, The Market Common, The Hammock Shops Village, Coastal Grand Mall, or Barefoot Landing for unique gifts and great deals.

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

While not all of the shops or attraction may be open, the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is open all year round and is a great spot to grab a hot cocoa or coffee and take a stroll.

Dining

If not for anything else, come to Myrtle Beach to eat! All along the Grand Strand, you can dine at some of the best restaurants around, especially when it comes to seafood fare. Check out some of the new restaurants in Myrtle Beach or let us suggest a few of our favorites: Captain George’s Seafood, The Wicked Tuna, and BisQit.

Day Trips

Myrtle Beach is in the perfect location to venture to nearby cities for quick day trips. Explore what other places like Georgetown and Charleston, only 2 hours or less from Myrtle Beach, without having to worry about finding a new place to stay.

Shows

Myrtle Beach is home to some of the best shows and performances in the South. Many will travel far and wide to come to the Alabama Theatre, The Carolina Opry, and more! What’s even better, during the winter months most of our theatres offer a holiday show, like the renowned Christmas Show of the South, put on by the talented performers of The Carolina Opry. 

New restaurants in myrtle beach offer delicious burgers
Aug21

Myrtle Beach isn’t just known for its beautiful 60-mile stretch of beach or its fun nightlife –it’s also known for its amazing food! Whether you vacation in the summer or the off-season months the restaurants and dining selection won’t disappoint. For those of you that are vacation veterans of the Grand Strand, we’ve put together a list of the new restaurants in Myrtle Beach that are sure to get your mouths watering.

 

Sneaky Beagle | 5040 Carolina Forest Blvd

New and located in Carolina Forest the Sneaky Beagle offers a family and dog-friendly place to eat! Leashed dogs are welcome on their open patio and even have a menu just for them. Their menu consists of an array of items from tacos with a twist to paninis and more. Grab a beer with other dog-loving friends and enjoy. Sneaky Beagle is open from daily from 11 am to 10 pm.

 

Pho Claire | 1201 38th Avenue N

This modern Vietnamese noodle house has every combo of pho you could want! But it doesn’t just stop at pho, Pho Claire also offer menu items like banh mi and other noodle bowls. We don’t want to forget to mention they also have a Bubble Tea menu and authentic Vietnamese coffee. Stop in for lunch or dinner daily from 11 am to 10pm.

 

La Dolci Mania | 2060 Oakheart Rd

There’s nothing more heavenly than an authentic Italian bakery & cafe that just transports you to Europe in a bit or sip. At La Dolci Mania that’s exactly what you’ll experience. Choose from items like hot drinks, deli sandwiches, fresh salads, and of course, rows of authentic Italian pastries! This is a must-stop new restaurant in Myrtle Beach!

 

Wicked Tuna (Myrtle Beach Location) | 110 North Ocean Blvd

Wicked Tuna has added a second location to the Grand Strand, Wicked Tuna Waterfront Dining in Myrtle Beach. Located on 2nd Avenue Pier, enjoy a gorgeous view and freshly caught seafood for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Wicked Tuna is open daily from 8 am to 10 pm and offers a variety of delicious food like salads, sushi, and daily specials. Don’t miss out on their happy hour daily from 4 to 6 pm!

 

Looking for more restaurants with gorgeous Atlantic views? Check out our top picks for Mrytle Beach Restaurants on the water.

 

Ipanema Brazilian Cuisine | 201 N Kings Hwy

If you’re looking for something off the beaten path, try Myrtle Beach’s newest restaurant, Ipanema. They’re open daily from 11 am to 10 pm and offer a delicious lunch buffet for only $9.99! Try any of their signature dishes all served with rice, beans, and fried yucca.

 

Duck Donuts | 117 Maryport Dr

Duck Donuts is probably the cutest donut shop on the Grand Strand. Here you can get made-to-order donuts in traditional and untraditional flavors like the Maple Icing with chopped bacon, S’mores, and the Cinnamon Sugar with vanilla drizzle. Duck Donuts is open from 6:30 am to 9 pm daily and located in Surfside.

 

Bar Louie | 1318 Celebrity Cir

Coming soon, the newest edition to the popular Broadway at the Beach is Bar Louie, and it’s not just your average gastro bar either! This place is filled with fun, drinks, and bar food like no other. Choose from favorites like spicy shrimp tempura, Bavarian pretzel twists, and the Gastroburger. Bar Louie isn’t opened just yet but keep you posted with updated!

 

Tipsy Scoop | 1211 Celebrity Cir

What’s even better than ice cream on a hot summer’s day? Ice cream made with booze! Now open at ITSUGAR also located in Broadway at the Beach is the Tipsy Scoop Ice Cream Barlour. Adults 21 and over can choose from seasonal and classic flavors like “Hot” Buttered Rum, Spiked Mint Chocolate Chip, Cake Batter Vodka Martini, and more. Have fun and customize your sundae with sprinkles, candy, or anything else sweet! They are open daily from 10 am to 9 pm.

 

Pizza Hyena | 13 Ocean Blvd S

This new Myrtle Beach restaurant has pizza that is no joke! Their menu boasts their “wild fire” 10” pizzas that are definitely worthing of sinking your teeth into. Some of our favorites include Ms. Cheezious, Sour Puss, and Margherita Hyena. Pizza Hyena also offers other menu options like salads and sammies, but seriously, it’s all about the pizza! Sit down and grab a slice daily from 11 am to 11 pm.

 

Los Cabos Mexican Grill and Cantina

Who doesn’t love Mexican food? If you’re in the mood for something from south-of-the-border, check out Los Cabos! They offer endless options from Build Your Own Combo to Carne Con Nopal. Los Cabos also offers specialties, lunch combos, and desserts. They are open Monday through Friday from 11 am to 10 pm and Sunday from 12 to 8 pm.

 

Golf Myrtle Beach
Aug06

One of the best reasons to visit Myrtle Beach is for its golf courses. Myrtle Beach has some of the best courses in the US, some even designed by celebrity pro golfers. Even better, you can just about visit any time of year and the weather is always perfect for a round of golf. We’ve put together a list of our favorite golf courses in Myrtle Beach.

North End Courses

The Dye Club at Barefoot Resort

The Dye Club is a semi-private course in Barefoot Resort. It’s white natural sand and pitfalls are not only stunning but give this course its level of difficulty. This course is a Par 72 and is sure to be an unforgettable experience for any golfer. For more information visit the Barefoot Golf site.

Arcadian Shores

Located in North Myrtle Beach, Arcadian Shores Golf Club provides a complex course for golfers at any skill level. Here you’ll find a mixture of contoured fairways, giant oaks, lakes, and undulating green. Two of the wholes at Arcadian Shores were even voted part of the Dream 18 by The Sun News (#2 and #13). For more information or to book your tee time visit Arcadian Shores website.

Tidewater Golf Club

This award-winning North Myrtle Beach golf course features beautiful and lush Bermuda greens on their fairways. This course offers a challenge at every hole and is a golfer’s paradise. Tee times typically start around $64/per player, for more information or booking visit the Tidewater Golf site.

Surf Golf & Beach Club

Surf Golf is a Par 72 course with a challenging George Cobb design. Great for any level of player their fairways feature gentle contours and varied terrain. Don’t forget to stop by their Pro Shop with a variety of apparel, golf supplies and more!

Central Courses

River Oaks Golf Plantation

River Oaks Golf Plantation offers 800 acres of beautiful green along the Intracoastal Waterway. Its courses offer three nines designed by Gene Hamm and Tom Jackson that are sure to challenge a golfer at any skill level. AM and PM rates range from $100 and up (prices drop in the offseason) with an 8-minute spread between tee times. For more information visit their site or call 843-236-2222.

Myrtle Beach National

Myrtle Beach National is part of the Founders Collection and offers three signature golf courses that any golfer would love. Come play the West Course, a classic Arnold Palmer design, King’s North, or SouthCreek. Rates vary depending on the time of day and season. Check out the Myrtle Beach National site for more information or call 877-283-2122 for reservations.

The World Tour Golf Links

World Tour Golf Links is home to two nines, the Open 9 and the Championship 9. The Open 9 features holes from the top-ranking courses in the U.S. and British Opens. The Championship 9 was inspired by the most challenging holes from the Masters, U.S. Open, British Open, and PGA Championship. In short, World Tour is a golfer’s paradise. Rates start at $104 (lower rates available in offseason). For more information visit World Tour Links website or call 877-283-2122 for reservations.

Pine Lakes

Known as the Granddaddy course in Myrtle Beach, Pine Lakes offers a classic golf experience. Pine Lakes is one of the oldest and favorite in Myrtle Beach, designed by the first PGA president, Robert White. Though it is one of the oldest courses it has been extensively renovated but keeps it’s 1920s feel. For more information about golfing at Pine Lakes visit their site or call 877-283-2122 for reservations.

Arrowhead Country Club

This premier 27-hole course features Bermuda Fairways and MiniVerde Bermuda Greens. Play one of their three 9-hole tracks: The Cypress, The Lakes, or The Waterway –all equally challenging but unique. For more information and tee times check out the Arrowhead Country Club site.

Myrtlewood Golf Club

Myrtlewood Golf Club features two scenic and unique courses Myrtlewood Palmetto and Myrtlewood Pinehills. Both are championship Myrtle Beach golf courses on the serene Intracoastal Waterway. Tee times can start as low as $36/per player depending on date and time. Visit the Myrtlewood Golf Club website for tee times and more course information.

South End Courses

TPC Myrtle Beach

Awarded 5 stars by Golf Digest, TPC Myrtle Beach is one of the best courses in the Grand Strand. The course was once the host of the Senior PGA Tour and is now a golfer’s dream green. With smooth rises and falls, this 18-course is both serene and challenging. For more information view the TPC Myrtle Beach site or call 877-283-2122 for reservations.

Willbrook Plantation

Designed by Dan Maples, this beautiful course weaves through two plantations and provides a challenge for golfers of any skill level. This 18-course terrain includes marshes, natural grasses, and much wildlife. At Willbrook, you are sure to get a sense of what golfing in the Carolina’s is all about. For more information about the course or for reservations call 877-283-2122.

River Club

This gorgeous low-country course is a very challenging and strategic 18-holes. River Club is a Tom Jackson Signature course that has received 4.5/5 stars from Golf Digest’s “Places to Play”. Here you can enjoy the scenic plantation layout with ponds and streams throughout the course. Check out the River Club site for more information to play.

Indian Wells Golf Club

Come enjoy a fun and challenging round at Indian Wells Golf Club. Their 18-hole, 72 par course features gorgeous TifEagle Bermuda grass with fairways that smoothly rise and fall. Onsite you will also find a Pro Golf shop and Dr. Golf who creates custom-fitted clubs. To reserve your tee time head over to the Indian Wells Golf Club website.

Young couple enjoying one of the myrtle beach restaurants on the water
Jul17

One of the best reasons to visit Myrtle Beach is for some of the best seafood on the Eastern Shore. Pair that with a gorgeous view and you can’t go wrong. The beauty of Myrtle Beach restaurants on the water is that you can enjoy them all year round, even in the winter months! We’ve put together a few of our faves down the Grand Strand to make it easy to choose when you come to vacation in Myrtle Beach.

North Myrtle Beach Restaurants on the Water

About Thyme Oceanfront Cafe

A cute and quaint oceanfront restaurant where you can enjoy breakfast all day long. Try one of their fun sparkling mimosas (Deja Blueberry) or one of their zesty bloody Mary’s!

1910 North Ocean Boulevard | (843) 427-7338 | Open Monday – Sunday 8 AM – 8 PM

Harold’s On The Ocean

This casual beachfront restaurant has some of the best classic lunch and dinner fare. The Shrimp Poppers and Hush Puppies Basket are great starters for the table. For your main course, try the Carolina Fish Tacos or a Shrimp Po Boy.

100 Main Street (Ocean Drive) | (843) 249-1047 | Open Monday – Sunday 11 AM

Buoys On The Boulevard

Buoys’ is not your average Myrtle Beach restaurant with their eclectic, yet delicious menu! You can order one of their Sushi Teasers to start, like the I Roll or Tuna Tataki. For your main course, they have steamers, Nauti Nachos, and all kinds of burgers and beach platters. Be sure to save room for the Fried Twinkies served with homemade Banana Foster (are you drooling yet?).

93 South Ocean Boulevard | (843) 663-0330 | Open Sunday – Wednesday 11 AM – 9 PM and Thursday – Saturday 11 AM – 10 PM

Filet’s On The Water

Open 7-days a week for dinner, Filet’s On The Water offers variety for seafood lovers of every kind. Sip on one of their Marvelous Martinis as you dine on appetizers like steamed clams, grilled stuffed portabella, or the Caribbean Tuna! They also have a delicious entree selection that includes a fresh catch of the day option and a sushi menu.

2120 Sea Mountain Hwy #1100 | (843) 280-5200 | Open daily 4 PM – 10PM

Greg Norman Australian Grille

A tourist favorite, Greg Norman Australian Grille is located on the beautiful Intercoastal Waterway and has some of the most mouth-watering menu options to boot! Enjoy a luxe lunch of Classic Tuna Tar Tar, mixed field greens, and Greg Norman’s Signature Blackened Sirloin Burger. Or reserve your table for a romantic dinner and choose from entrees like a seared seafood dish or one of their premium Angus beef steaks!

4930 US-17 | (843) 361-0000 | Open daily from 11 AM – 3 PM, and 4:30 – 9:30 PM (Mon. – Thurs.), and 4:30 – 10:00 PM (Sat. and Sun.)

Central Myrtle Beach Restaurants on the Water

Moe Moon’s

This chillax spot has not only a great view but also a menu filled with unique offerings. Their menu features fare like Moe’s “Down & Dirty” Nachos, Pina Colada Shrimp, The Bac N’ Chz burger, and Moe’s Seafood Platter. Don’t forget to try one of their signature Moe’s Fishbowls, a variety of fun cocktails served in a fishbowl to share.

918 Ocean Boulevard | (843) 448-4926 | Sunday – Wednesday 11 AM – 6 PM and Thursday – Saturday 11 AM – 8 PM

Sea Captain’s House

Sea Captain’s offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner with an amazing view of the Atlantic Ocean. If you’re craving seafood, this is the place to try! They offer unique breakfast fare like the Crab Cakes Benedict and the Seafarer’s Omelet. For lunch try the She Crab Soup or one of the many seafood sandwiches or clubs offered. Dinner fare ranges from Shrimp and Grits to fresh Carolina Catch of the Day. You can’t go wrong with a meal here at any time of day!

3002 North Ocean Boulevard | (843) 448-8082 | Open daily 7 AM – 9:30 PM

Banditos Cantina

One of Myrtle Beach’s newest oceanfront restaurants offers Tex Mex with a hipster vibe. Here you can find everything from tacos and burritos to Bandito bowls. Pair any of these options with one of their many fresh margaritas like the Boardwalk, the Bandito, or Nectar del Diablo.

1410 North Ocean Boulevard | (843) 712-2992 | Open daily 11 AM – 2 AM

Tin Roof

If you’re looking for something a little more casual and fun but still located oceanfront stop by Tin Roof. Here you can enjoy live music, some of the BEST bar food in Myrtle Beach, and tons of fun –their nightlife scene is fantastic! Their menu includes unique twists on bar food like the Smashville, a burger topped with bbq pulled pork, bacon, and coleslaw. Don’t forget to try our favorite, Loaded Tots!

1410 North Ocean Blvd | (843) 945-9867 | Open daily from 11 AM – 2 AM

Pier 14

Sit out on the water and enjoy a premium beer or a glass of wine as you enjoy the view and your dinner! Pier 14 has great seafood entrees to indulge in like their Pier 14 Po Boy, fried or seared scallops or yellowfin tuna cooked just the way you like. If you’re looking for non-seafood items to nash try the Pier 14 Classic Cheeseburger or one of their delectable fire-grilled steaks.

1306 Ocean Blvd | (843) 448-4314 | Open daily from 11 AM – 10 PM

South End Restaurants on the Water

Gulfstream Cafe

This is a restaurant has one of the most beautiful views of the inlet in Myrtle Beach. They are also one of the best upscale restaurants in the area. Open for dinner daily and Sunday brunch, Gulfstream Cafe menu features a wide range of delectable seafood like Firecracker Prawns, Salmon Portobello, N’awlins Shrimp & Grits, and more!

1536 South Waccamaw Drive | (843) 651-8808 | Monday – Saturday 4 PM – 10 PM and Sunday 10 AM – 10 PM

DeadDog Saloon

This Murrells Inlet MarshWalk Restaurant is decked out in pictures of family pooches, with great food, and an even better view. When you sit down you will be greeted with sweet hush puppies and a honey butter dip that you won’t be able to put down. The menu is filled with twists on favorites like Blue Crab Nachos, Shrimp & Grit Balls, Fido’s Fish Sandwich, and Mardi Gras Jambalaya.

4079 Highway 17 Business | (843) 651-0664 | Open daily 8 AM – 12 AM

The Wicked Tuna

A local favorite, the Wicked Tuna offers an upscale dining experience with laid back vibes right on the inlet. From sea to plate, Wicked Tuna is one of the only restaurants in Murrells Inlet that has their very own boat bringing in fresh fish daily! They also have a sushi chef that is bar-none and creates some of the most unique rolls on this end of the Grand Strand. This place gets busy so it’s always a great idea to make a reservation, though not required.

4123 US-17 Bus | (843) 651-9987 | Open daily from 11 AM – 10 PM

The Claw House

Another great seafood option and newbie on the MarshWalk is The Claw House. They offer premium hand-crafted cocktails like their freshly squeezed crushes or choose from one of their over 90 craft beers on tap! They have an amazing menu with a variety of options like calamari fries, crab cakes, or Claw House Mac, but what they are best known for is their raw bar. Choose from options like the lobster cocktail, the raw bar sampler, or their house oysters –only $22/dozen!

4097 US-17 Bus | (843) 651-4415 | Open daily from 11 AM – 10 PM

 

Looking for something other than a restaurant on the water? Why not try some of the BEST BBQ in Myrtle Beach, Dinner and a Show, or other scenic restaurants in the area.