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

November through February is considered the “off-season” for Myrtle Beach. However, just because the temperatures have cooled down, doesn’t mean the fun isn’t heating up in Myrtle Beach in the winter

Myrtle Beach’s average temperature in the winter is nearly 60°F – a cool respite from the frigid northern cold. With nearly all Myrtle Beach attractions open year-round, there are endless activities, indoor and outdoor, to keep you busy during your stay at Sea Crest Oceanfront Resort this season. We’ve rounded up a list of the top things to do in Myrtle Beach in the winter to make your vacation planning painless. 

Myrtle Beach Shopping in the Winter

Whether before or after the holidays, shopping in Myrtle Beach and along the Grand Strand is abundant. There are numerous specialty shops, major chains and local boutiques where shoppers will find exactly what they’ve been looking for. 

Tanger Outlets

Hwy 501 in Carolina Forest and Hwy 17 Bus. in Myrtle Beach

With two locations, Tanger Outlets has a store for everyone. From designer shoes and handbags, to big-name brands like Nike, shopping at a discount is easy. 

The Market Common

Farrow Parkway in Myrtle Beach

Storefronts line the cobblestone streets of The Market Common, just a few minutes south of Sea Crest Resort. The Market Common is home to charming boutiques and upscale stores like Pottery Barn and Anthropology.

The Hammock Shops Village

Ocean Hwy in Pawleys Island

This quaint village houses one-of-a-kind shops where you can purchase handmade items for yourself or someone special.

Coastal Grand Mall

Hwy 17 Byp in Myrtle Beach

The sprawling Coastal Grand Mall is home to popular stores like Old Navy, Dillards and Belk and is the perfect place to shop, snack or catch a movie. 

Barefoot Landing

Hwy 17 S in North Myrtle Beach

This retail and entertainment village surround a large lake and features plenty of shopping, plus a carousel for the kids! Check out our visitor’s guide to Barefoot Landing for more to see and do.

Broadway at the Beach

Hwy 17 Byp in Myrtle Beach 

From fudge, to toys, to large retailers like Ron Jon Surf Shop, Broadway at the Beach is a go-to shopping destination. After a day of shopping, stop by one of its many delicious restaurants or grab a drink on The Avenue!

Myrtle Beach Winter Shows

Myrtle Beach is home to some of the best shows and top performers in the South and many travel far and wide to experience a Grand Strand show in the winter. 

Winter Dinner Shows in Myrtle Beach

Dinner AND a show? Yes, please. 

  • Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show: Ahoy, mateys! Pirates Voyage is a top dinner show in myrtle beach – but did you know they offer a Christmas-themed variation near the holidays? The pirate crew puts a swashbuckling spin on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Christmas at Pirates Voyage is offered through December and tickets can be purchased in advance.  
  • Medieval Times: Indulge in an epic feast eaten with your hands at this medieval dinner show and tournament offered year-round. Cross the drawbridge after you purchase your tickets here. 

Theaters in Myrtle Beach open in the Winter

  • Legends in Concert: Open through December, Legends in Concert features performances by The Blues Brothers, Aretha Franklin, Elvis and Reba McEntire. Purchase your tickets for these top area tribute artists here
  • Theatre of the Republic: TOR boasts a variety of performances all season long. Purchase your tickets early! You won’t want to miss these limited-time-only shows
  • GTS Theatre: This intimate cabaret-style theater sprinkles holiday cheer into each of their December shows. Enjoy live entertainment in an Art Deco atmosphere at this Myrtle Beach theater.
  • Long Bay Symphony: The Long Bay Symphony offers performances throughout the winter months in Myrtle Beach. Featuring a variety of instruments, a night at the symphony is the perfect addition to your holiday plans.  

Free Things to do in the Winter in Myrtle Beach

Free Myrtle Beach Parks Open Year-Round

  • Vereen Memorial Historical Gardens: Stroll through these picturesque gardens just north of Myrtle Beach.
  • North Myrtle Beach Sports Complex: Walking paths, dog parks, a lake and more make up this free complex.
  • Savannah’s Playground: ADA-approved playground equipment is free to use at this enabling playground.
  • Plyler Park: This oceanfront park offers stunning views and live music during scheduled events.

Free Things to do in the Winter with Kids

  • LW Paul Living History Farm: Take part in live demos to learn the inner workings of life on a farm in the early 1900s.
  • Myrtle Beach Art Museum: Revel in art with an ocean view and this free art museum just south of Sea Crest Resort.
  • South Carolina Hall of Fame: Recognize citizens who have made contributions to SC’s heritage and progress.
  • Horry County Museum: Learn the history, pre-history, and natural history of Horry County, S.C at this free museum.

Check out more free things to do in Myrtle Beach.

More to See and Do in Myrtle Beach this Season

Outdoor Winter Activities in Myrtle Beach

  • Helicopter Adventures: See Myrtle Beach from above with a once-in-a-lifetime helicopter tour. 
  • Pirate Adventures Children’s Treasure Hunt: Defeat Pirate Pete on this interactive pirate ship adventure.
  • Voyager Deep Sea Fishing and Dolphin Cruises: Cruise through the inland waterways of the Carolinas with Voyager.
  • Alligator Adventure: Catch a collection of species, swamps and special shows at this live alligator animal park.
  • Golf in Myrtle Beach: Fore! Take your best swing at some of the top courses in Myrtle Beach.

Indoor Winter Activities in Myrtle Beach

  • Rockin’ Jump Trampoline Park: The kids can bounce off the walls at this thrilling indoor trampoline park. 
  • Ripley’s Aquarium: Dive deep and come eye to eye with some of the ocean’s coolest creatures at this local aquarium.
  • Hollywood Wax Museum: Stand side by side with your favorite celebrity at this favorite local attraction.

Winter Activities in Myrtle Beach for the History Lover

  • North Myrtle Beach Historical Museum: Immerse yourself in stories of the region’s first inhabitants to the development of today’s tourism at the NMB historical Museum.
  • Historic Myrtle Beach Colored School Museum & Education Center: A window into the past, and a door to the future.  View artifacts from the school and the period and a reference library of African-American history.
  • Atalaya Castle in Huntington Beach State Park: Atalaya was built by Archer Huntington and his wife Anna between 1931 and 1933 as a winter residence after she was diagnosed with tuberculosis.

Kid-Friendly Winter Things to do in Myrtle Beach

  • WonderWorks: This amusement park for the mind offers 50,000 square feet of “edu-tainment”.
  • Edventure Myrtle Beach: Enjoy this inspiring children’s museum featuring interactive play open year-round. 
  • 810 Bowling: Play a game of bowling or try your hand at one of many other games this upscale area alley offers.

Holidays in Myrtle Beach

Christmas in Myrtle Beach

Christmas lights illuminate the Grand Strand from Thanksgiving on, and the holidays in Myrtle Beach kick into high gear. Christmas shows, special meals with Santa and more holiday activities happen all December long

2022 Fireworks display for New Year holiday in myrtle beach

New Years in Myrtle Beach

Ring in the new year in Myrtle Beach with a celebration to remember. Raise a glass and enjoy the warm winter weather in Myrtle Beach before you climb into your bed at Sea Crest Oceanfront Resort and wake up to a new year and new possibilities. 

Valentine’s Day in Myrtle Beach

If you’re looking for love this season, we’ve got a list of the most romantic restaurants in Myrtle Beach. If adventure is what you’re in search of, check out our best Myrtle Beach attractions for couples


With fewer crowds and mild temperatures, Myrtle Beach in the winter is a hot spot. Get started planning your next Myrtle Beach winter vacation and check out our indoor water features, special offers and more today!


Christmas tree on Myrtle beach in december

Though you may not be able to sunbathe, 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 panoramic views of the stunning Atlantic Ocean. With the holidays approaching, get into the spirit and at one of the many holiday activities taking place along the Grand Strand this December.

1. Christmas Tree Lightings

Gather around to enjoy a variety of tree lightings this holiday season! There are several taking place this year, most 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:

  • Broadway at the Beach Tree Lighting Celebration: 

Date/Time: Saturday, November 13th at 6:00 p.m.

Location: Center Court (Between It’s Sugar & Build-A-Bear Workshop), 1211 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach

  • Market Common Annual Tree Lighting 

Date/Time: Saturday, November, 20th from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Location: Grand 14 Cinema, 4002 Deville St, Myrtle Beach

  • North Myrtle Beach Christmas Tree Lighting

Date/Time: Tuesday, November 30th at 6:00 p.m.

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

  • Murrells Inlet Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

Date/Time: Saturday, December 4th from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Location: Morse Park Landing, 4939 US-17 BUS, Murrells Inlet

  • Surfside Beach Christmas Tree Lighting Festival

Date/Time: Saturday, December 4th from 4:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Location: Memorial Park, Corner of Surfside Dr. & Willow Dr., Surfside Beach

2. Breakfast With Santa

More than a few places in Myrtle Beach offer pictures and breakfast with Santa, plus several that are hosting lunch and other special activities this year – the perfect way to enjoy some family time and to spread a little holiday cheer with the head elf himself!

  • Tupelo Honey (Breakfast)

Date/Time: Saturday, December 11th from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Location: 3042 Howard Avenue, Myrtle Beach

Cost: $10 per person

Reservations recommended.


  • Hard Rock Cafe (Breakfast & Activities)

Date/Time: Saturday & Sunday, December 11th, 12th,18th & 19th from 9:00 a.m. – Noon

Location: 1318 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach

Cost: $11.95 per child, $17.95 per adult

Reservations recommended.

  • Nacho Hippo (Lunch)

Date/Time: Sunday, December 12th from Noon – 2:00 p.m.

Location: 1160 Farrow Parkway, Myrtle Beach

Cost: First-come, first-served

Reservations not needed.

  • EdVenture Children’s Museum (Activities)

Date/Time: Monday, December 20th from Noon – 2:00 p.m.

Location: 3061 Howard Avenue, Myrtle Beach

Cost: $8 per person

Reservations not needed.

  • Ripley’s Aquarium (Breakfast & Activities)

Date/Time: Saturday, December 4th from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Location:1110 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach

Cost: $12.99-39.99 per child, $49.99 per adult (includes Aquarium admission)

Reservations required.

  • Uncommon Chocolatier (Activities)

Date/Time: Thursday, December 9th from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Location: 3351 Reed St, Myrtle Beach

Cost: Not specified

Reservations not needed.

3. The Great Christmas Light Show

You don’t want to miss this spectacular light show (seriously, it’s the best drive-through-show on the Grand Strand)! Located at the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex, this holiday event features a two-mile drive through the park filled with more than 500 light displays, big and small. Guests are invited to enjoy this brilliantly-lit event from November 22nd – December 30th. Pricing starts at $15 per vehicle with 1-15 guests and the gates are open from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.. Santa’s Village will also be open this year with hot chocolate, s’mores, a train ride and more. 

4. Nights of a Thousand Candles

Between November 26th and January 2nd , Brookgreen Gardens brings you Nights of a Thousand Candles. The gardens come to life with the lights and sounds of the season. Enjoy carolers and musicians performing Christmas favorites, more than 2,800 hand-lit candles, innumerable twinkling lights, local food trucks and warm hot cocoa . Named one of the Best Botanical Gardens with Holiday Lights by USA Today’s 10Best, it’s a family-friendly event you don’t want to miss. Gates open from 4:00 – 9:00 p.m. and tickets must be purchased in advance. Pricing is $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 the Festival of Trees at Ripley’s Aquarium! You and your family will be dazzled by 55 decorated and themed holiday trees, each representing a different US state and territory. The South Carolina tree is the largest standing more than 18-feet tall. Ripley’s Festival of Trees starts November 5th and runs until January 2nd. This holiday event is included with the purchase of a general admission ticket to the aquarium. 

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! There will be four performances between December 11th and 19th. Tickets start at $20 and vary based on theatre seating.

7. Santa Crawl

If you’re looking for a holiday-themed event that’s for adults only, check out the Santa Crawl at the MarshWalk in Murrells Inlet, taking place on December 11th from 5:00 – 9:30 p.m. Dress in your best holiday swag for a chance to win one of the prizes for best dressed in several categories! Plus, all of the restaurants on the MarshWalk will have dinner and drink specials. This holiday costume contest is one you won’t want to miss!

8. Take-in A Christmas Show

There are so many exciting Christmas and holiday shows in Myrtle Beach to see during December. Check out three of the best you and your family are sure to enjoy: 

The Carolina Opry’s annual Christmas Special is affectionately referred to as “The Christmas Show of The South” – and for good reason! This upbeat holiday performance features special guest performers and popular permanent performers in a festive celebration. From a real horse-drawn sleigh to a hysterical Christmas comedian, this show has it all. The Christmas Special runs through January 2nd. 

Head to Barefoot Landing and grab your tickets to see “The South’s Grandest Christmas Show” at The Alabama Theater. This year’s show combines a spectacular array of performers, festive props, colorful costumes, and – of course – plenty of exciting entertainment. The cheerful performance combines traditional Christmas classics with more contemporary holiday favorites and is ideal for guests of all ages. The show runs through January 1st.  

Pirates Voyage takes the holidays to the next level with their adventurous Christmas production. With high-flying acrobats, live animals, a beautiful nativity and more, it’s a show stopper from start to finish. Plus you’ll love the finger-licking-good four-course meal served at every show! This Christmas special runs through January 1st. 

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 features a few unique places where local vendors and artisans sell handmade gifts – a great way to find something special for your someone special.

  • Holiday Market at The Market Common

Date/Time: Saturdays, November 6th – December 8th from Noon – 4:00 p.m.

Location: Valor Park @ The Market Common, 1120 Farrow Parkway, Myrtle Beach

  • Rivertown Holiday Market

Date/Time: Saturday, December 4th from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Location: Conway Sports and Fitness Center, 1515 Mill Pond Rd, Conway


10. Christmas Parades

Up and down the Grand Strand, the streets will be filled with festive parades this holiday season. Check out when and where to find them all:

Join the spectators on December 5th starting at 3:00 p.m. in Murrells Inlet, approximately 12 miles south of Sea Crest Resort, for the Murrells Inlet Christmas Parade. The beloved (and free to enjoy!) annual parade begins at Wilcox Avenue and runs south down Hwy 17 Business to Wachesaw Road. New, unwrapped toys are being collected for the USMC Toys for Tots drive. Enjoy a mouthwatering meal on the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk after the parade. 

Yachts for Tots presents the Intracoastal Christmas Regatta in North Myrtle Beach on November 27th. The parade starts at 5:00 p.m. at the Little River Inlet, travels south down the waterway and will reach Dock Holiday’s Marina around 7:00 p.m. You can view the parade anywhere along the route for free, but official viewing locations are listed online. If you’d like to donate to the community, bring a new, unwrapped toy or pet supplies (like cat litter or cat and dog food) to one of the designated drop-off locations before Dec. 24th.  

Barefoot Landing will host the 3rd annual Holiday Golf Cart Parade on Saturday, December 12th starting at 3:00 p.m. All proceeds from the event will go directly to the Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach.

Everyone’s invited to the annual holiday parade at Broadway at the Beach. The parade route will take place around the Broadway shopping complex with floats created by local shops, restaurants and businesses. Festivities start at 11:00 a.m. on December 4th.

Join in the jolly fun at North Myrtle Beach’s Christmas Parade on Main. Starting at the old Bi-Lo grocery store, the parade will travel along Main Street to Ocean Blvd. Expect to see lighted floats, musical performances and even catch a glimpse of Santa Claus! Parade starts at 5:30 p.m. on December 4th. 

With more than 100 holiday floats, marching bands and local performers entering to participate in this year’s event, it’s sure to be one of the best! The Surfside Beach Christmas Parade will be held on December 11th starting at 11:00 a.m. The parade route starts at Melody Lane, runs north down Ocean Boulevard, turns left onto Surfside Drive and ends at Poplar Drive. Head out early to grab a great viewing spot!  


11. Holiday Dining

Being away from home doesn’t mean you have to miss out on your favorite holiday traditions, including a holiday feast! If you love the hustle and bustle of preparing a full holiday meal, opt for one of our spacious suites, which offer a modern kitchen fully equipped with everything you might need to make mealtime a breeze! Furnishings include a full refrigerator, oven / stovetop, microwave and all of the utensils, cookware and dishes you could need! 


On the other hand, if you really want to embrace the true meaning of “vacation,” let others do the hard work for you by checking out one of the many local restaurants that will be open for the holidays. There are plenty of restaurants open on both Christmas Eve and Christmas day near Sea Crest Resort like Carolina Roadhouse, Ruth’s Chris Steak House and Hard Rock Cafe. Check with our front desk staff for more customized recommendations to fit your family’s tastes. 


If you are looking for an appetizing non-holiday meal during your vacation, check out these delectable brunch spots and new restaurants in the area


Searching for more fun things to do this winter in Myrtle Beach? We’ve put together a list of our favorite places to hang out, eat or shop!


It’s not hard to see why a beach vacation is appealing to many. Be sure to check our seasonal hotel specials and book your holiday getaway at Sea Crest Resort today!

Stage and curtain at a dinner show in myrtle beach

If you’re looking to try something a little out of the ordinary while on vacation in Myrtle Beach, consider dinner and a show! Myrtle Beach offers some wonderful theatrical and entertaining shows that are sure to impress everyone in the family. We’ve put together a list of places that will entertain you while you dine – and the best part is they are less than 15 miles from Sea Crest Oceanfront Resort!


1| Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show

8907 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach – 8.7 miles from Sea Crest Oceanfront Resort

If you’re looking for a place that will keep every family member on the edge of their seat, look no further than Pirates Voyage. Guests will have a front-row seat as two pirate crews lead by Captain Blackbeard and his quartermaster, Calico Jack, battle it out to claim the treasure. While enjoying your fabulous 4-course pirate feast, you’ll see beautiful mermaids, tropical birds, high-flying acrobatics and a full-sized pirate ship. The feast includes vegetable soup, bread, roasted chicken, BBQ pork, corn-on-the-cob, a baked potato and delectable apple pie!

Tickets are $54.99 for adults and $29.99 for children ages 3-9. Children 2 and under are FREE. If you’re visiting in November or December, be sure to try Christmas at Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show! This holiday-themed show depicts the tale of Captain Scrooge, an adapted version of A Christmas Carol. For more information or to purchase your tickets, visit the website or call 843-497-9700.


2| Polynesian Fire Luau Dinner Show

6803 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach – 6.5 miles from Sea Crest Oceanfront Resort

Take a trip to the South Pacific islands without ever having to leave Myrtle Beach! This Polynesian Fire Luau dinner show artfully depicts the Polynesian culture with dance, music, fire knife performances and more. First, you’ll be welcomed by the performers with a lei greeting. Next, you’ll dine on authentic Polynesian foods as you’re serenaded by live music from the Polynesian Band. The dinner buffet features foods like BBQ chicken, Kalua pulled pork, grilled grouper, Hawaiian fried rice and more.

After dinner, enjoy performances and music inspired by the Polynesian cultures of Hawaii, New Zealand, American Samoa and more. The evening concludes with a show by the World Champion Samoan Fire Knife Team. The luau dinner show takes place at St. John’s Inn in Myrtle Beach. Dinner and the show are held indoors with the finale performance held outside. Tickets are $59.99 for adults and $29.99 for children over the age of 2. Premium seating is available for an additional charge. For more information and to purchase your tickets, visit the website.


3| Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

2904 Fantasy Way, Myrtle Beach – 5.8 miles from Sea Crest Oceanfront Resort

Step back in time to 11th-century Spain when Kings and Queens ruled the land. Feast your eyes upon the noble queen, her brave knights and majestic creatures at Medieval Times. Performers compete in jousting tournaments, sword fighting, hand-to-hand combat and extraordinary displays of horsemanship, all while vying for the name of champion.

While enjoying a night of thrills, guests are served a decadent four-course meal fit for a queen. The feast includes tomato soup, roasted chicken, garlic bread, sweet buttered corn and herb-basted potatoes. A delicious dessert is served afterward accompanied by hot coffee.

Medieval Times is located off of Fantasy Way in Myrtle Beach. Tickets are $55.95 for adults and $28.95 for children 12 & under. Visit the website to make your reservations online and receive $10 off per person with discount code 4526MT (valid thru Dec. 31, 2021). Get ready to pick your knight in shining armor!


4| Carolina Comedy Club

1318 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach – 4.1 miles from Sea Crest Oceanfront Resort

Grab a bite to eat and have a few laughs at the Carolina Comedy Club! Conveniently located at Broadway at the Beach, the Carolina Comedy Club is one of the top comedy clubs in the country. Comedians from all over have performed at Carolina Comedy Club including Ralphie May and Pauly Shore. Many of the comedians who perform at Carolina Comedy Club have also been featured on HBO, The Tonight Show and Comedy Central.

Don’t forget the eats! The Back Stage Bar and Grill serves up a delicious dining experience before and after each performance. Their menu features pub foods like nachos, burgers, wings and pizza plus they boast the best drink specials at Broadway. Ticket pricing varies based on the comedic act. Call (843) 839-2565 for more information or view their Calendar of Events to see the schedule and make your reservations.


5| House of Blues

4640 Hwy 17 S, North Myrtle Beach – 13.7 miles from Sea Crest Oceanfront Resort

Not your average dinner and a show setting, House of Blues cannot be left off the list. Talent from all over the world comes to play at House of Blues in Myrtle Beach. Past shows and concerts have included Coheed and Cambria, AWOLNATION, Breaking Benjamin, Flogging Molly and Weezer. Upcoming shows for 2021 include artists like Incubus, Sister Hazel, Blue October, Kip Moore, a Led Zeppelin tribute band, a Prince tribute band and more. Check the Event Calendar for event details and ticket pricing.

Before you head into your show, grab a bite to eat at the renowned House of Blues Restaurant & Bar. Their food is made from scratch, southern-inspired and includes jalapeno-cheese cornbread, Juicy Lucy burger, smokehouse specials, & more! Bonus: There is also a small bar menu available during the show. Menu items include chicken tenders, pulled pork, Angus sliders, cajun fries and more.

World Famous Gospel Brunch

If you’re really looking for a great show while you enjoy a meal, check out the World Famous Gospel Brunch at House of Blues! Every Sunday between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., guests are invited to enjoy live Gospel music and a delicious brunch at the House of Blues. Reservations are recommended and may be made by calling 843-913-3746. Adults are $37, children aged 4-10 are $18.50 and children 3 & under are FREE.

**Summer 2021** The Gospel Brunch has been temporarily suspended due to COVID. Please check the website for the returning date of the World Famous Gospel Brunch at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach.

Free Live Music on the Deck

Looking for a FREE live show in Myrtle Beach this summer? Every evening, HOB hosts free live music on the deck at their on-site Restaurant & Bar. Guests are invited to grab a bite and a cocktail while enjoying a live show at the area’s top live music venue. The Deck opens at 6:00 p.m. and live music starts at 7:00 p.m. See the Event Calendar for the full line-up of upcoming artists.


6| The Barefoot Queen Riverboat Dinner Cruise

2051 Bridge View Ct, North Myrtle Beach – 14.4 miles from Sea Crest Oceanfront Resort

The Barefoot Queen is an authentic wooden riverboat that sails out of the Barefoot Marina in North Myrtle Beach. Guests are invited to enjoy an evening of sightseeing, live entertainment and dinner along the Intracoastal Waterway. Dinner includes a salad, your choice of meat, vegetables and starch plus a dessert. Alcoholic beverages are available for an additional charge.

The dinner cruise is 2 hours long and pricing starts at $52.99 for adults and $24.99 for children 12 and under. Times and dates for the Barefoot Queen Riverboat Dinner Cruise vary by season and day. Check the website for a full schedule of cruises and to book your next voyage.



7| Murder Mystery Dinner Show at The Asher Theatre

3237 Waccamaw Blvd., Myrtle Beach – 4.8 miles from Sea Crest Oceanfront Resort

Murder at the Cotton Club is the newest murder mystery dinner show presented by the Asher Theatre. The show transports guests back in time to 1920s New York at the Cotton Club, an infamous nightclub that hosted top entertainers of the era. This spectacular show includes a scrumptious 2-course meal, music and live entertainment, loads of laughs and fun prizes too.
During each performance, 4 slots are left open to be filled by audience members allowing them to become a part of the murder investigation.

Dinner includes tender barbecue chicken, delicious rice, southern cornbread and wonderful vegetables served with iced tea or water to drink. There are also alcoholic beverages, soda, popcorn and candy available for purchase. Tickets are $44.99 for general admission. If you wish to participate in the show, you will select your character when reserving your tickets. Doors open at 6:15 p.m., and guests must be seated by 6:50 p.m. To reserve your seat or for more ticket information, visit the website.


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New restaurants in myrtle beach offer delicious burgers

Myrtle Beach is known for more than its 60-mile stretch of beaches and exciting things to do. It’s also known for its amazing beach cuisine! Whether you vacation in the summer or during off-season months, Myrtle Beach restaurants offer scenic views, some of the best BBQ and amazing southern fare. Whether you’re a vacation veteran or a first-time visitor, our list of the new restaurants in Myrtle Beach is sure to make your mouth water.

2020 New Restaurants in Myrtle Beach

With eight new restaurants in 2020 alone, our taste buds are tingling for some delicious Myrtle Beach dining.

Walk-On's Sports Bistreaux, a new restaurant in Myrtle Beach
Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux’s Facebook

Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux | 61 Rodeo Dr

Walk-On’s, a sports bar with a Louisiana twist, opened its restaurant across from Tanger Outlets on Hwy 501 in June 2020. Their menu spotlights Cajun-style cuisine with items like catfish Atchafalaya, voodoo shrimp & grits and fried alligator. Every Tuesday is Fat Tuesday at Walk-On’s with a $5 dine-in menu featuring beignets, boudin balls and 16oz Death Valleys & Bloody Marys. Walk-On’s also has daily happy hour specials with $2 off all burgers from 3-5 p.m. and drink specials from 4-7:30 p.m. They also have $20 wings & beer buckets on Saturdays and bottomless mimosas on Sundays. Walk-On’s is open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Crazy Pollo Grill | 2507 Forestbrook Rd

Crazy Pollo Grill opened its doors on Forestbrook Rd in Myrtle Beach in April 2020. They’re serving up authentic Mexican food and their signature grilled chicken. Be sure to check out their Facebook page for weekly specials. They’re open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Dirty Don's Oyster Bar & Grill, a new restaurant in Myrtle Beach
Dirty Don’t Oyster Bar & Grill’s Facebook

Dirty Don’s Oyster Bar and Grill | 661 Main St

Dirty Don’s opened its third location in July 2020 in North Myrtle Beach. You’ll find a variety of grub at this Key-West-style restaurant. From steaks to burgers to hot wings and more, there’s something for everyone at Dirty Don’s. We recommend trying the seafood pizza pie or lobster nachos! Happy hour specials run Monday through Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. with reduced drink prices and 50 cent shrimp, wings, mussels and clams. Dirty Don’s features two additional locations in downtown Myrtle Beach and on 21st Ave N.

Barefoot Market & Cafe | 4920 Village Hill Dr

Barefoot Market & Cafe is located in The Shops at Barefoot Village in North Myrtle Beach. The super convenience store is home to anything from chips and dips to aspirin and coffee. The Cafe serves up hot and fresh breakfast, lunch and dinner items like their jalapeno swiss burger, BBQ sliders and bacon egg and cheese biscuits. They also have freshly made-to-go meals like salads, wraps and pizzas. Barefoot Market & Cafe is open daily from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

World of Beer, a new restaurant in Myrtle Beach
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World of Beer Bar & Kitchen | 1386 Hwy 17 N

In July 2020, World of Beer found its newest home in North Myrtle Beach. The star of the menu is the extensive craft beer list, but the dinner menu doesn’t disappoint. With selections like melty mac & cheese bites, a southern pimento cheeseburger and a sweet salted caramel cookie skillet, the entire family will be satisfied. World of Beer also features lunch and weekend brunch menus and offers happy hour specials daily from 4 to 7 p.m. World of Beer is open 7 days a week from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Crooked Hammock Brewery | 4926 Hwy 17 S, Unit 2

Relax into a “hammock state of mind” at Crooked Hammock Brewery. This new North Myrtle Beach restaurant opened in July 2020 and offers a full menu featuring items like brew kettle chili, the Grand Strand burger and beer can chicken. Their Brewery produces year-round, seasonal and specialty brews and offers tours regularly. Their island bar, known as Tortuga Island, is set in a gazebo on the water behind the restaurant and boasts a 360° view of the beautiful Carolina sky. Crooked Hammock’s highlight is their inviting Backyard filled with games, hammocks and live music. Visit Crooked Hammock Brewery daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Stop in for happy hour Monday through Friday from 4-7 p.m. for $2 off all appetizers and $4.25 draft beers.

SOHO, a new restaurant in Myrtle Beach
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SOHO | 9715 N Kings Hwy

The Grand Strand’s second SOHO location opened on Restaurant Road in Myrtle Beach in July 2020. SOHO North serves internationally-inspired cuisine highlighting fresh seafood, delicious sushi and perfectly grilled steaks. Their cosmopolitan atmosphere is great for date nights, business dinners or special events. They’re also serving up a special brunch menu daily from open to 2 p.m. with $10.99 bottomless mimosas. SOHO North is open 7 days a week from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Local: Eat Drink Celebrate | 10880 Ocean Hwy, Unit 21

Located just 20 miles south of Sea Crest Resort, this Pawley’s Island restaurant opened in August 2020. Local serves only the freshest ingredients with vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free menu items available. Their bar serves 19 local draft beers and features live music regularly. Local also boasts a second-floor private event space. Their restaurant serves brunch, dinner, late-night and lighter fare menu items throughout the day. They’re open six days a week from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. (closed Tuesdays).

2019 New Restaurants in Myrtle Beach

Sneaky Beagle, a new restaurant in Myrtle Beafch
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Sneaky Beagle | 5040 Carolina Forest Blvd

Located in Carolina Forest, the Sneaky Beagle is a family and dog-friendly place to kick back. Leashed dogs are welcome on their open patio, with a menu just for them. You’ll find tacos with a twist, paninis and more on their eclectic bar menu. Grab a beer with other dog-lovers, and enjoy this unique concept restaurant. Sneaky Beagle is open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Phở Claire | 1201 38th Avenue N

This modern Vietnamese noodle house features every combo of phở you could want and more. Phở Claire also offers menu items like bánh mì and other noodle bowls. Be sure to grab a Bubble Tea or authentic Vietnamese coffee while you’re there. Stop in for lunch or dinner daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

La Dolci Mania, a new restaurant in Myrtle Beach
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La Dolci Mania | 2060 Oakheart Rd

There’s nothing more heavenly than an authentic Italian bakery & cafe that transports you to Europe in just one bite. 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-try new restaurant in Myrtle Beach open Monday – Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Thursday – Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Wicked Tuna | 110 North Ocean Blvd

Wicked Tuna has added a second location to the Grand Strand – Wicked Tuna Waterfront Dining in Myrtle Beach. Located on the 2nd Avenue Pier, Wicked Tuna boasts an ocean view and freshly caught seafood for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Wicked Tuna is open daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and offers daily specials. Don’t miss out on their happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m. daily!

Looking for more oceanfront dining in Myrtle Beach? Check out our favorite Myrtle 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 a.m. to 10 p.m. 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, a new restaurant in Myrtle Beach
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Duck Donuts | 117 Maryport Dr

Duck Donuts is one of the cutest donut shops on the Grand Strand. Pick up made-to-order donuts in traditional and nontraditional flavors like maple icing with chopped bacon, s’mores or cinnamon sugar with vanilla drizzle. Duck Donuts is open from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily and is located in Surfside Beach.

Bar Louie | 1318 Celebrity Cir

The newest addition to the popular Broadway at the Beach, Bar Louie, is not your average gastro-bar. Bar Louie is serving up craft cocktails and bar food like no other. Choose from favorites like spicy shrimp tempura, Bavarian pretzel twists, and the gastro-burger. Bar Louie is open Sunday – Thursday 11 a.m. to midnight and Friday & Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Bar Louie features weekly live music, $8 lunch specials on weekdays, and 50% off appetizers during happy hour (Monday – Friday 4-7 p.m.).

Tipsy Scoop | 1211 Celebrity Cir

What’s better than ice cream on a hot summer day? Ice cream infused with booze! Tipsy Scoop Ice Cream Barlour is now open at IT’SUGAR in Broadway at the Beach. 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, and so much more! They’re open daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Pizza Hyena, a new restaurant in Myrtle Beach
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Pizza Hyena | 13 Ocean Blvd S

This new Myrtle Beach restaurant has pizza that is nothing to laugh about! Their menu features “WILD fired” 10” pizzas that are worthy of sinking your teeth into. Some of our favorite pizza creations include Ms. Cheezious, sour puss, and Margherita hyena. Pizza Hyena also offers other menu options like salads and sandwiches, but seriously, it’s all about the pizza! Sit down and grab a slice any day of the week from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Los Cabos Mexican Grill and Cantina | 670 US 17 Bus

If you’re in the mood for something south-of-the-border, check out Los Cabos! They offer endless options from the 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 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 8 p.m.

Guys enjoying a myrtle beach bachelor party

If you’re a groom-to-be and looking for one last fling before your soon-to-be nuptials consider a Myrtle Beach Bachelor Party! The Grand Strand has everything to make your bachelor party a weekend to remember and we’ve put together an easy-to-use guide to celebrating in Myrtle Beach.


Best Time To Visit

June through August is the best time to host a Myrtle Beach bachelor party. The weather is sunny and typically in the high 80s to low 90s, perfect for hanging on the beach.

Traveling by Car 

Myrtle Beach is one of the easiest trips to make from most cities on the East Coast. It’s an easy drive and makes for a great guys road trip.

Traveling by Plane

The Myrtle Beach International airport (MYR) is a breeze to get in and out of and is located in central Myrtle Beach. Spirit Airlines typically offers cheap flights in the spring and summer for those traveling to the beach.

Where to Stay

Sea Crest Oceanfront Resort, of course! We offer affordable accommodations, great amenities including our 9 indoor/outdoor pools, and an oceanfront beach bar. The best part is we are an oceanfront resort, so you can literally walk from our backdoor right onto the beach!

Getting Around

Getting around The Grand Strand can be its own fun activity and there are more options than just renting a car. Try renting a golf cart (MB Golf Carts offers a 6-passenger limo golf cart!) or mopeds for your crew to cruise around on while in town. Ride in style by renting a party bus from Carolina Limo or get out on the water and cruise around on the Living Large Party Barge!

The Beach

Take advantage of the warm weather and water and get on the beach with the guys. Bring a cooler, a football or bocce ball, and sit back in the sand and relax. To make things a little bit more interesting try wakesurfing, flyboarding, or tubing with Island Adventure Watersports. They also offer kayak and paddleboard rentals for groups too!

Other Daytime Activities

If you and the fellas want to take a break from the beach but still want an exhilarating activity, try one of the many ropes courses offered in Myrtle Beach; Go Ape and Radical Ropes Adventure Park are two of our favorites. You can also get a rush from the NASCAR racing experience at Myrtle Beach Speedway. They have several packages to choose from for any adrenaline junkie looking for their next fix.


Myrtle Beach is famous for its nightlife scene, it’s actually just as active as the daytime. Head over to Broadway at the Beach for a night filled with bar hopping, live entertainment, and more; grab a frozen adult beverage at Wet Willies or fist bump all night long at Oz. Head a little further south to the MarshWalk in Murrells Inlet for a fun and laid-back evening. You can enjoy a cold beer and live band on just about every restaurant outdoor deck at the MarshWalk. If you’re looking for a local experience, try the Hot Fish Club, the gazebo and live bands never disappoint.

Laid Back Boys Trip Itinerary

Hang At The Beach

The perfect laid back bachelor party starts with hanging on the beach for an afternoon of fun and sun. Grab a cooler, some beach chairs and towels, and walk right out of our doors onto the sandy beach. Bring some boché, a volleyball, or cornhole if you need a fun beach activity.

Fish At The Pier

Grab the guys and head over the 2nd Avenue Pier for some sports fishing and cold beers. Bring your own rod or rent one for the day. When you’re ready for a cold refreshment or a bite to eat, just walk down to the pier restaurant.

Dinner At A Nearby Restaurant

There are tons of great restaurants near Sea Crest resort, all just a few minutes drive or cab ride. A few of our favorites include Bandito’s Cantina, ART Burger Sushi Bar, and The Grumpy Monk.

Stroll The MarshWalk

If you still want to have a little nightlife fun but don’t want anything too crazy, head to the famous MarshWalk in Murrells Inlet. Restaurants like Dead Dog Saloon, Creek Ratz, and Tuna Shak all have outdoor bars and seating where you can hear great live music. Sit in a rocking chair and enjoy a cold beer or stroll the MarshWalk leisurely with they guys.

Rowdy Bachelor Trip Itinerary

Rent Jet Skis or Try A Watersport

For the adventure crew or the thrills seekers, you’ll likely want to shake things up instead of just hanging out on the beach. Why not rent a jet ski or try a Myrtle Beach watersport? Myrtle Beach offers some of the best watersports like splashing around the Atlantic on jet skis or the trendy hydroflights that let you soar above the wave.

Ride The Brewboat

Want to keep the fun going all afternoon? Hop aboard the East Coast Brewboat for a private charter for your bachelor entourage. It’s BYOB and up to 15 guests can peddle their way around the inlet for some day-drinking fun!

Grab Dinner At Tin Roof

Great bar food, great music, great drinks, and an even better view is what you’ll find at the Tin Roof in Myrtle Beach. Tin Roof even offers VIP packages catered to small groups for bachelor and bachelorette parties!

Head To Broadway

If you and the guys are ready to party into the wee morning hours, Broadway is the ultimate nightlife experience. Whether you’re in the mood for a piano bar battle or want to dance to one of the hottest DJs, Broadway at the Beach has a place for you and the crew to get rowdy all night long.

Swanky Gentlemen’s Trip

Myrtle Beach Bachelor Party Tee TimeDeep-Sea Fishing Charter

For those looking for something a little swankier to do during the day, charter a deep-sea fishing trip in Myrtle Beach. Calabash Fishing Fleet offers half-day or full-day fishing trip for a bachelor party of any size.

A Round Of Golf

Instead of spending the day out on the water, why not spend a beautiful day on the green. Myrtle Beach offers some of the best golf courses on the East Coast. Schedule a tee time for you and the guys at one of our favorite Myrtle Beach golf courses like Willbrook Plantation, River Oaks Golf Plantation, and Arcadian Shores. 

Dinner At New York Prime

Now if you’re really looking for something swanky on the Grand Strand, make a reservation at New York Prime. New York Prime is one of the most upscale dining experiences in Myrtle Beach. They offer a menu with everything from oysters and stone crabs to mouthwatering aged filets and porterhouse steaks. This place is the perfect place to order an Old Fashioned and toast to your buddy’s happy nuptials.

woman enjoys myrtle beach watersports

Bored with laying on the beach baking in the sun? Why not getting out on the beautiful Atlantic waters and having some fun! Myrtle Beach Watersports are exhilarating and you can do anything from taking a hydroflight to renting a pair of jet skis to splash around in the ocean with. 

Jet Ski

Jet Skis are so much fun to rent with a friend or even a small group of friends. Catching seaspray as you ride through a boat’s wake or jump a wave in the ocean is so refreshing on a hot Myrtle Beach summer day. Myrtle Beach Watersports offers hourly jet ski rentals, jet ski adrenaline tours, and even jet ski dolphin tours for those just want to glide. 


Wakeboarding out on the open water can be thrilling. It’s like surfing while a powerboat whips you around! Island Adventure Watersports offer a private wakeboarding experience for up to 6 friends starting at $300. They’ll bring all the equipment, all you have to do is stay up on your board.


You can still have a good time out on the water without high speed. Kayaking in the inlet or ocean is the perfect relaxing watersport in Myrtle Beach. Grab a friend and ride in a tandem kayak or have a serene experience in a solo kayak. Myrtle Beach Paddle Board & Kayak Adventure offers rentals starting at $35 for a half-day or week-long rentals starting at $150.


Paddleboarding another fun and relaxing watersport to partake in on the Grand Strand. Again you can paddle around Murrells Inlet and take-in the beautiful scenery or get out on the open water with your board. Kokopelli Surf Camp offers paddleboard rentals with free delivery. They also offer sunset and sunrise paddleboard tours! 

Ride the Banana Boat

Ride the Banana Boat and wave to the beachgoers from the beautiful blue Myrtle Beach waters. A Banana Boat ride is perfect for families or groups of friends that are looking to have fun on the water. Climb aboard, hang on tight, and your captain will do the rest! Downwind Sails offers Banana Boat rides starting at $20 per person.


Another fun, relaxing, and thrilling Myrtle Beach watersport to enjoy is parasailing. This is great for couples or friends that want to glide above the Atlantic for an incredible view! Shoreline Watersports offers parasailing for groups of up to 6 people and start at $64 per person.


Now, this watersport is for the daring and adventurous–hydroflying is relatively new and an ultimate vacation activity! 2 The Sky Flyboard offers 3 types of hydroflights including flyboarding, hoverboarding, and jet pack rentals. Check out their website for more information on different flights and costs.


You can also just keep it old school and spend the day hanging ten! Rent a surfboard for half the day, full day or for the week, and catch some waves down the Grand Strand. Need a lesson? Jacks Surf Lessons offers lessons and surfboard rentals for all ages. Get a private 2-hour lesson for $80 or grab a few friends and learn together for $55 per person.

Kids enjoying amusement parks near myrtle beach

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!


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

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.


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.


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

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!


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.


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.


  • 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!


  • 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

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.