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New restaurants in myrtle beach offer delicious burgers
Mar16

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
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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
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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.

Couple strolling on the beach - Myrtle Beach Attractions for Couples
Feb08

Myrtle Beach is known far and wide for being one of the most family-friendly vacation destinations along the East Coast. Many, however, are unaware of the romantic atmospheres that Myrtle Beach offers. Couples flock to the beach each year to celebrate honeymoons, anniversaries, and other special occasions. We have created a guide with the top 14 Myrtle Beach attractions for couples, both romantic and fun. 

Before you plan your next romantic getaway, check out the Specials currently being offered by Sea Crest Oceanfront Resort. In addition to Valentine’s Day deals, Sea Crest is offering a 35% discount when you book 30 or more days in advance. Check out all of the accommodations and amenities available at Sea Crest Oceanfront Resort.

 

Outdoor Attractions

Brookgreen Gardens

Myrtle Beach Skywheel

Myrtle Beach Pelicans Baseball

Broadway Grand Prix

Enchanted Sailing Charters

Historic Downtown Conway

Historic Downtown Georgetown

 

Indoor Attractions

New South Brewery

Duplin Winery

Ripley’s Aquarium

GTS Theatre

Couples Massage At Touch of Aloha

Romantic Dinner For Two

Popcorn & A Movie

 

Outdoor Attractions For Couples in Myrtle Beach 

For days with beautiful sunshine and clear skies, here are the top 7 outdoor attractions for couples.  

 

Brookgreen Gardens | 1931 Brookgreen Garden Dr, Murrells Inlet Seats for two at Brookgreen Gardens, a romantic myrtle beach attraction for couples.


Couples will love the romantic ambiance offered by Brookgreen Gardens. Located on the South end of the Grand Strand, Brookgreen Gardens is home to over 9,000 acres of botanical gardens and historical landscapes filled with the largest collection of American figurative sculptures in the country. 

Brookgreen also has a rick Lowcountry History and Wildlife Preserve where couples can tour through multiple historical sites located within the grounds. Throughout the year, Brookgreen hosts many events and features numerous artists in their three galleries. Couples can enjoy a romantic lunch at one of the three dining options on-site, all of which have beautiful views of the gardens. 

Experience the breathtaking views from the Myrtle Beach Skywheel, a fun attraction for couples.

 

Myrtle Beach Skywheel | 1110 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach 

What could be more romantic than taking in the ocean views with your special someone while 180 feet above the beach? All of this is made possible at the Myrtle Beach Skywheel located on the Boardwalk. This Ferris-wheel-esque ride has 42 glass-walled, climate-controlled gondolas. 

A souvenir photo of your ride is available for purchase to remember the romantic experience. Save time by purchasing your tickets online in advance. And if you a frequent visitor to Myrtle Beach, consider purchasing an annual pass for the best value.

 

Myrtle Beach Pelicans Baseball | 1251 21st Ave N, Myrtle Beach 

If you hear your significant other start singing “Take Me Out To The Ballgame,” an evening at the Myrtle Beach Pelicans stadium is just right. Purchase some peanuts and Cracker Jacks will enjoying an evening at a minor league baseball game. This local team knows how to keep a crowd entertained with between-inning entertainment, games, and contests. Every Friday is Fireworks Friday with a beautiful fireworks display after the ballgame ends. 

There are also specials available almost every night of the week: Mega Mason Jar Mondays, Tacos & Tallboys Tuesdays, Weiner Wednesdays, Thirsty Thursdays, and Palmetto State Saturdays. Tickets may be purchased online or at the box office. 

 

Broadway Grand Prix | 1820 21st Ave N, Myrtle Beach Couples love the bumper cars at Broadway Grand Prix, a Myrtle Beach attraction.

There is no shortage of entertainment at the Broadway Grand Prix. Here’s a sample date for couples. First, race around one of the 7 go-kart tracks. Next, have an adventure climbing to the top of the rock wall. Then, take a swing at mini-golf on one of the two 18-hole courses. 

Don’t forget about the Grand Prix Arcade with over 90 games and hundreds of prizes. Bump your way to victory at the bumper cars. And finish off the date at the Snack Bar with big baskets of nachos, onion rings, pizza, or fries. There are even homemade funnel cakes for dessert! Tickets and season passes can be purchased online. 

A romantic cruise on the Enchantress is a great Myrtle Beach attraction for couples.

 

Enchanted Sailing Charters | 4495 Baker St, Little River

Couples will love the ambiance of a private cruise aboard the Enchantress, the area’s largest chartered sailboat. Captain John strives to make all of his passengers feel extra special and works with those planning special events (like proposals and weddings). 

Cruises start at $395 for 2 guests for 3-hour cruises through the Ocean and Inlet. Special packages which include dinner are also available. These cruises start at $545 for 2 guests. See all of the tours available and book your next cruise online.  

 

Historic Downtown Conway | 500 Main St, Conway View from the Riverwalk in Historic Downtown Conway, a great date night for couples.

With quaint shops, beautiful views, and delicious restaurants, it won’t be hard to plan a date in Historic Downtown Conway. Most of the shops and restaurants in the area are locally owned and operated, with patrons making you feel welcome the minute you walk through the doors. 

Many of the shops close in the early afternoon on Saturdays, so we recommend visiting during a weekday or before lunch on Saturdays. While exploring, be sure to grab a bottle of locally-sourced wine from Encore, stroll down the Riverwalk, and enjoy a romantic dinner at Rivertown Bistro. 

Historic Downtown Georgetown, a charming town for couples to visit.

 

Historic Downtown Georgetown | 531 Front St, Georgetown 

Couples can enjoy a similar charm in Historic Downtown Georgetown. This quaint waterfront town offers oak-lined streets, historic tours, charming shops, and restaurants serving fresh local seafood. During an afternoon of shopping, couples will find stores selling clothing, home decor, local art, collectibles, antiques, and more. Beyond seafood, restaurants in Georgetown serve American, Lowcountry-style, Mexican, and Italian. There are also bars, delis, ice cream shops, and cafes. In addition to historic tours, Georgetown offers river tours, ghost tours, and fishing charters. Find all of the details of Historic Downtown Georgetown online.  

 

Indoor Attractions For Couples In Myrtle Beach 

If rain clouds are trying to put a damper on your vacation, we have 7 indoor attractions for couples full of romance and fun. 

 

New South Brewery | 1109 Campbell St, Myrtle Beach New South Brewery in Myrtle Beach is a micro-brewery serving locals and tourists alike.


Hop on the hops train at New South Brewery. This tasty local micro-brewery is a favorite among beer aficionados and enthusiasts alike. New South Brewery is currently offering curbside pick Monday – Friday from 11 am – 3 pm or by appointment. Local ales and lagers available include 6-packs of Dirty Myrtle, Waccamaw Red Ale, Drink A Peach, On The Beach Golden Ale, and many more. Check out the website for seasonal brews. 

 

Duplin Winery | 4650 Hwy 17 S, North Myrtle Beach

Start your date night with a wine tasting at Duplin Winery. Or have a date night in with a Virtual Wine Tasting. In-person wine tastings are Monday – Saturday from 11 am – 5 pm with no reservations needed. The $10 Deluxe Tasting includes a gourmet cheese dip with homemade gourmet crackers. Couples can also enjoy Music in the Courtyard featuring live music from local musicians while sipping wine on the patio. 

Plan a date under the sea at Ripley's Aquarium, one of the many romantic Myrtle Beach attractions for couples.Ripley’s Aquarium | 1110 Celebrity Cir, Myrtle Beach 


A favorite of locals and visitors alike is Ripley’s Aquarium. Glide along the moving paths while surrounded by the underwater world of sharks, stingrays, eels, and exotic fish. Ripley’s Aquarium has many hands-on experiences and behind-scenes encounters. The newest exhibit is the Penguin Playhouse, home to a colony of African penguins both young and old. For a real underwater adventure, consider the Stingray Experience where guests have the chance to get up close and personal with these amazing creatures. Tickets, packages, and experiences may all be purchased online. Ripley’s is open daily from 9 am – 6 pm. 

 

GTS Theatre | 1220 Port Dr, Myrtle Beach

If you enjoy Motown music, Elvis, and comedy, the GTS Theatre is for you!. This intimate cabaret-style theatre is known for its amazing live entertainment which always includes audience and cast interactions. Beyond seasonal shows, the GTS Theatre has several regular performances which include the Motown Tribute Show, Elvis Live Tribute, Elvis Gospel Music, and Comedy Magic Show. Couples can see the full calendar of events and purchase their tickets online. VIP seating is available, and discounts are offered for multi-show purchases.  

 

Couples Massage At Touch of Aloha | 2798 A Howard Ave, Myrtle Beach Couples massage at Touch of Aloha is a great date idea for couples.


Relax and unwind with an intimate couples massage at Touch of Aloha Day Sa & Massage. Couples will be massaged in the same room each by a licensed massage therapist. Massages include aromatherapy, hot towels, and hot stones. Couples massages start at $180 for 60 min but may be lengthened. Touch of Aloha is open Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm, Saturday 9 am – 4 pm, and Sunday 10 am – 4 pm. Read about all of the massage packages available, and book your appointment online.  

 

Enjoy a romantic dinner for two in Myrtle Beach.Romantic Dinner For Two


We couldn’t forget to mention the classic dinner for two. Nothing says romance like a delicious meal at a candlelit table. If you are looking to stay closeby, here are the top dining picks near Sea Crest Resort. There are also some amazing new restaurants in the Myrtle Beach area to check out. If you and your sweetheart are looking for a view with your dinner, here are the best Myrtle Beach restaurants located on the water. For the early risers, we have a Myrtle Beach brunch guide with all of the best breakfast bites in town. 

 

Popcorn & A MovieA movie date is just one of the great Myrtle Beach attractions for couples.

Another classic date option is catching a movie while munching on a big tub of buttery popcorn. Even though 2020 didn’t offer many new movie releases, theaters in the local area have been showing classic movies and popular romantic comedies in their place. Theaters are also showing the newest releases of 2021. Here are our local movie theaters: 

  • Grand 14 at The Market Common | 4002 DeVille St, Myrtle Beach 
  • Cinemark at Coastal Grand Mall | 2100 Coastal Grand Cir, Myrtle Beach 
  • AMC Classic 12 at Myrtle Beach Mall | 10177 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach 
  • Conway 12 at Rivertown Commons | 220 Rivertown Blvd, Conway 

 

 

These are just a few of the many romantic Myrtle Beach attractions that you can look forward to during your couple’s beach getaway! If you have a chance to visit Myrtle Beach around Valentine’s Day, here is a guide to more romantic restaurants and attractions. We also have a few day trip ideas, if you are interested in seeing beautiful towns that surround Myrtle Beach.  

As you begin planning your next couple’s vacation, check out all the amenities Sea Crest Oceanfront Resort has to offer. There are 12 different room styles to choose from, each of which has free in-room Wi-Fi, expanded cable, and flatscreen TVs. Some of our suites even offer private balconies and fully equipped kitchens. We can’t wait to help you book your next couple’s vacation!

Myrtle Beach Attractions Open Year Round
Dec31

Just because you are enjoying a holiday beach vacation or an extended snowbird stay doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all of the fun and excitement that Myrtle Beach has to offer. Sea Crest Resort is conveniently located in the heart of Myrtle Beach, making it easy to find nearby events and attractions – even in the offseason!

Check out these top-rated Myrtle Beach attractions that stay open all year long!

 

Ripley’s Aquarium | (843) 916-0888

Two kids in front of tank at Ripleys Aquarium, a Myrtle Beach attraction open year round.

 

Explore the world under the sea and make a few new nautical friends at Ripley’s Aquarium. This 

Broadway at the Beach attraction is a favorite among guests of all ages and offers something for everyone. With two levels of exhibits, there’s plenty to keep you busy for an afternoon. Popular exhibits include Rio Amazon, Rainbow Rock, Friendship Flats, and the famous Dangerous Reef glide-path that allows guests to get up close and personal with sharks. The newest exhibit at Ripley’s is the Penguin Encounter. There is even a Live Penguin Cam you can watch from home anytime. Other draws include the on-site café, interactive discovery center, and gift shop. Ripley’s offers a variety of ticket options including Day Passes and VIrtual Tour Tickets. See their website for more information and pricing details. 

 

Hollywood Wax Museum | (843) 444-0091

Located right across from the popular Broadway at the Beach, this recent addition to the Myrtle Beach attraction lineup is hard to miss! The Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center is actually home to three unique attractions. The largest and most well known, as one might guess, is the Hollywood Wax Museum. Guests can pose with popular famous figures like Jonny Depp, Brad Pitt, Michael Jackson, and Marilyn Monroe – to name a few. The other two attractions include Hannah’s House of Mirrors and Breakout – Dread the Undead. All attractions can be enjoyed with the All-Access Pass, $36.99 for adults and $19.99 for children 4-11, or toured individually. Tickets may be purchased online in advance.

 

EdVenture Myrtle Beach | (843) 839-0475

Explore, play, and learn with a variety of interactive exhibits built for young minds at EdVenture Children’s Museum. Interactive exhibits include an interactive space ship climbing structure, two model aircraft with real plane propellers, a flight simulator, and much more! There is also a designated area with hands-on interactives for kids 3 years old and under. The facility hosts birthday parties and field trips. Admission is $8 for children and adults. Children under 2 are free. EdVenture is located in The Market Common on Howard Ave. Find a full list of exhibits and party rental details on their website

 

Legends in Concert | (843) 238-7827

See your idols live at Legends in Concert! This exciting live entertainment venue is home to the nation’s most talented tribute artists. Authentic costumes, colorful props, and expert choreography are just a few things that guests can look forward to. Popular past performers include Michael Jackson, Dolly Parton, The Blues Brothers, Rod Stewart, and the king himself – Elvis. Shows are offered throughout the year and change seasonally to be sure there is always someone new to enjoy. For current show details, visit Legends in Concert online

 

Brookgreen Gardens | (843) 235-6000Beautiful live oaks at Brookgreen Gardens, one of the Myrtle Beach attractions open year round.

With more than 9,000 acres of botanical gardens speckled with an impressive lineup of handmade sculptures, it’s not hard to see why Brookgreen Gardens remains a popular destination throughout the year. Notable exhibits include Live Oak Allee, Fountain of the Muses Garden, the Dorothy P. Peace Garden Room for Children, and the Labyrinth. Additionally, Brookgreen features a Lowcountry Zoo, an on-site café, creek excursion boat rides, and regular events throughout the year like Brew in the Zoo and Night of a Thousand Candles. Brookgreen takes pride in showcasing local artisans throughout the year. Check their website for full details of current exhibits being shown. 

 

WonderWorks | (843) 626-9962

Experience more than 100 interactive exhibits that will spark the minds of guests young and old at WonderWorks Museum. Located at Broadway at the Beach, WonderWorks features six different “wonder zones” full of unique, hands-on exhibits. Popular attractions include the Hurricane Shack, Trivia Wall, Mission to Mars, Wonder Coaster, and Wonder Brite. Additionally, WonderWorks offers an indoor ropes course, outdoor obstacle course, 6D moving theatre, laser tag arena, and zip line over Lake Broadway. Tickets are $27.99 for adults (13-59), $21.99 for children (5-12) and seniors (60+), and free for children 4 and under. After Dark entry is $10 for all ages, Monday through Friday after 3pm only with tickets purchased online

 

Rockin’ Jump | (843) 242-3264

Jump, dunk, and challenge yourself to a slew of interactive attractions at Rockin’ Jump, Myrtle Beach’s ultimate indoor trampoline park! Rockin’ Jump features eight entertaining attractions: the Ninja Challenge Course, Dodgeball Arena, Slam Dunk Zone, Warped Wall, Wipe Out, Aerial Silks, Fidget Ladder, and Open Jump Area. Rockin’ Jump is fun for all ages, no matter what the weather outside. Rockin’ Jump also features a handful of events throughout the year, an on-site cafe, and hosts group events like birthday parties. Pricing is determined by the length of time you’d like to jump, but check the website for specials and deals currently available. 

 

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

Located from 1st Ave N to 15th Ave N alone Ocean Blvd., the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk offers plenty of year-round entertainment to please guests of all ages. The Myrtle Beach Skywheel, Sling Shot Thrill Ride, Zip Line Adventures, and Ripley’s Moving Theater are just a few attractions that you will find, plus a slew of arcades and local shops. The Boardwalk also offers tons of decadent dining options, both casual and upscale, to keep you fueled and ready to explore. The Carolina Country Music Fest is hosted annually each summer on the Boardwalk. Just head to the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk to see what all the fun is about!

 

Broadway Grand Prix | (843) 839-4080Family and friends driving go carts at Broadway Grand Prix, one of the Myrtle Beach attractions open year round

Another great attraction open year-round is the fast-moving Broadway Grand Prix. This family race park is home to seven different go-cart tracks, an arcade, mini-golf course, kiddie amusement rides, and a snack bar. Each track is segmented by skill level from the expert Grand Prix Pro track all the way to the family track, where racers (40” and up) can ride alone or in doubles. Pricing for All-You-Can-Ride wristbands is determined by height: Toddler Band (36”-39”) is $12.99, Rookie Band (40”-47”) is $29.99, and Pro Band (48”&Up) is $39.99. Visit the website for discounted wristband prices and weekly pass information. 

 

Mini Golf 

It’s no secret that golf is one of the biggest draws to the Myrtle Beach area. Get the whole family involved by playing some of the year-round mini-golf courses along the Grand Strand. Here are some mini-golf courses open year-round with their distances from Sea Crest Resort:

 

Jungle Lagoon Miniature Golf – 0.5 mile 

Pirates Watch Adventure Golf – 1 mile

Cancun Lagoon Adventure Golf – 1.2 miles   

Mt. Atlanticus Minotaur Golf – 1.4 miles  

Jurassic Mini Golf – 2.5 miles 

Captain Hooks Adventure Golf – 2.8 miles

Mutiny Bay Miniature Golf – 16.8 miles

Molten Mountain Miniature Golf – 17.9 miles

 

Barefoot Landing | (843) 272-8349

Barefoot Landing is an enormous shopping center located in North Myrtle Beach (13 miles from Sea Crest Resort). It has over 100 stores and dining options to choose from, plus exciting events throughout the year. If bad weather happens during your vacation, then Barefoot Landing is a perfect place for the family to spend quality time together.  Barefoot Landing is open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily. 

 

Be sure to check our full Myrtle Beach Attractions page for more information on area things to do. And if you are ready to book your next off-season vacation at Sea Crest Resort, we have plenty of specials running to help make this the best vacation ever!

 

 

Things to do in myrtle beach in the winter, couple snuggling on the beach
Dec09

November through February is considered the “off-season” for Myrtle Beach. But just because the temperatures have cooled down, doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of fun and adventurous things to do in Myrtle Beach in the Winter months. 

Myrtle Beach’s average temperature in the winter is around 55°F so it’s cool but not bone-chillingly cold like most northern states. It may not be warm enough to swim, but there are loads of activities, indoor and outdoor, to keep you busy during your stay at Sea Crest Oceanfront Resort this winter. We’ve put together a list of area attractions, events, and activities to make the search a bit easier. 

Stroll on the Beach or the MB Boardwalk

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

There are over 80 businesses along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk including restaurants, beachwear stores, gift shops, and more. And while not all of the shops or attractions 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.

 

Holiday Shows, Lights & More

If you are planning to be in Myrtle Beach before the holiday season ends, be sure to check out all of the local Myrtle Beach businesses sharing their holiday cheer. 

Christmas Lights in Myrtle Beach can be seen from one end of the Grand Strand to the other. But holiday activities don’t end there! Christmas shows, special meals with Santa, and more are all available when celebrating Christmas in Myrtle Beach

 

Shopping

Whether before or after Christmas, 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 just the right piece they have been looking for. 

If you are doing some holiday shopping this season, the discounts and sales are great! Here is a list of shopping plazas in the area. 

  • Tanger Outlets: Hwy 501 in Carolina Forest and Hwy 17 Bus. in Myrtle Beach
  • The Market Common: Farrow Parkway in Myrtle Beach
  • The Hammock Shops Village: Ocean Hwy in Pawleys Island
  • Coastal Grand Mall: Hwy 17 Byp in Myrtle Beach
  • Barefoot Landing: Hwy 17 S in North Myrtle Beach
  • Broadway at the Beach: Hwy 17 Byp in Myrtle Beach 
  • Myrtle Beach Mall: Hwy 17 Bus. in Myrtle Beach 
  • Arcadian Shores Commons: Kings Road in Myrtle Beach (across from Tanger Outlets)
  • Coastal North Town Center: Hwy 17 N in North Myrtle Beach

 

Day Trips

If you find yourself wanting to see more of the South, consider taking a quick day trip to one of our nearby neighbors. Within two hours of Myrtle Beach, there are quite a few great cities to explore and each has its own unique activities to enjoy. 

Take a stroll down the Conway RiverWalk. Explore the history and culture of Downtown Charleston. Join a tour of the iconic Battleship NC in Wilmington. Visit a historical plantation in Georgetown. Or bask in the winter sun on the picturesque beaches of Pawleys Island. 

No matter which city you might choose, you can travel to each area without having to worry about finding a new place to stay. 

 

>Related: Explore the South Side of the Grand Strand 

 

Shows

Myrtle Beach is home to some of the best shows and top performers 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. 

Here is a list of the theatres, shows, and local performances along the Grand Strand. 

  • Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show
  • Medieval Times
  • Legends in Concert
  • Theatre of the Republic
  • GTS Theatre
  • Long Bay Symphony

 

Activities, Attractions & More 

There are so many fun and exciting things to do in Myrtle Beach in the winter, we almost don’t have to mention them all. But for families, we want to be sure your trip to Myrtle Beach is one that you and your kids won’t forget. Here are a few more area attractions that are open during the winter months. 

 

If you are a fan of art, history, and the like, be sure to plan a visit to these local museums and art galleries. 

  • Myrtle Beach Art Museum
  • North Myrtle Beach Historical Museum 
  • Wheels of Yesteryear
  • Historic Myrtle Beach Colored School Museum & Education Center
  • Atalaya Castle in Huntington Beach State Park

 

>Related: Myrtle Beach Attractions Open Year Round

 

We hope that this list of things to do in Myrtle Beach in the winter has inspired you. With fewer crowds and milder temperatures, Myrtle Beach can still be exciting during the colder months. Sea Crest Oceanfront Resort can’t wait to make your next winter vacation the best one yet!

Check out all of the specials we are currently offering to be sure you get the best deal!

Myrtle Beach Brunch Spread
Oct14

There is nothing more relaxing than sleeping in a little later than usual and enjoying a hearty meal while enjoying endless ocean vistas. But what do you eat – breakfast? Lunch? How about both?

Brunch is the perfect compromise when you can’t exactly decide what you are craving and is essential to any great beach vacation.

Wondering where you can find the best Brunch in Myrtle Beach? Here’s your guide to the best brunch spots in Myrtle Beach – check one out during your next Myrtle Beach Vacation: 

Pancakes For Brunch

Croissants Bistro & Bakery

3751 Robert M Grissom Pkwy | (843) 448-2253

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Croissants Bistro offers a touch of sophistication and class to the traditional brunch fare. This Lowcountry bistro offers a distinctive French flair to their cuisine, making it unlike anything else in the area. Enjoy something classic like the buttermilk pancakes, biscuits and gravy, or the quiche du jour or indulge in something different like the croquet monsieur, crab cake benedict, mardi gras omelet, or one of their many stuffed crepe offering. Brunch is served Saturday from 8 am – 4 pm and Sunday from 10 am – 2 pm.

Gospel Brunch at House of Blues

4640 Hwy 17 S | (843) 272-3000

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The Myrtle Beach House of Blues offers more than the area’s best music; their gospel brunch has become an area staple. Each week, the House of Blues hosts a lively gospel brunch that keeps guests coming back time and time again. The brunch is served buffet style and features every brunch staple imaginable – pastries and breads, eggs, biscuits and gravy, sausage, bacon, creole jambalaya, and so much more. You won’t want to miss out on their famous chicken and waffles! Enjoy your meal while you listen to the sultry soulful tunes of live gospel music. Brunch is served on Sundays from 9 am – 2 pm; Adults are $37 and children are $18.50.

Chestnut Hill

9922 N Kings Hwy | (843) 449-3984

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Consistently voted “best brunch at the beach”, Chestnut Hill has mastered their craft. Their brunch has been an area favorite for over 20 years and will remain so for many years to come. The extensive buffet-style brunch offers a wide array of hot and cold items. Enjoy fresh local shrimp, a variety of pasta and fresh-cut salads, bread and pastries, and even fresh smoked oysters. Then, dig into their southern fried chicken, seafood creole, grilled pork chops, grilled quail, and more. Chestnut Hill is a great place for families and serves brunch from 10 am – 1:30 pm every Sunday; Adults are $24.95 and children are $11.95. 

Seafood Eggs Benedict at a Myrtle Beach BrunchGulf Stream Café

1526 S Waccamaw Dr | (843) 651-8808

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Located on the south end of the Grand Strand at Garden City Beach, Gulf Stream Café boasts the best views in the area. Their unique location on the Garden City peninsula offers guests views of the scenic Murrells Inlet marsh and endless Atlantic vistas. Brunch here is served buffet style and they offer a variety of upscale items, like their make your own omelet station. In addition, your choice of eggs, French toast, grilled chicken, hash browns, biscuits, and fresh veggies. You can also create your own signature drink at their make-your-own Bloody Mary bar. Call (843) 651-8808 for reservations. 

Johnny D’s Waffles

2201 N Kings Hwy | (843) 448-6789

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A newcomer to the Myrtle Beach area, Johnny D’s has quickly made a name for itself. Located right along Kings Highway in the old Nibils building, this gem has quickly become a favorite among visitors and locals alike. The fast, friendly service and an expansive menu filled with homemade delights keep guests coming back time and time again. Visitors can enjoy everything from signature omelets, french toast, pancakes, and waffles (of course!) to sandwiches, burgers, savory skillets, and much more. There is truly something for everyone at Johnny D’s! Stop in on weekends to take advantage of $3.50 mimosas (regularly $5). Call (843) 448-6787 for more info. 

Sea Captain’s House

3002 N Ocean Blvd | (843) 448-8082

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Sea Captain’s has a mouth-watering breakfast menu with creative takes on classic breakfast favorites (it’s also one of our top dining picks near Sea Crest Resort!) Sink your teeth into the Crab Cakes Benedict, two fat crab cakes served on a fried green tomato with poached eggs and creamy hollandaise sauce! Sea Captain’s also offers a breakfast buffet so you can get your fill on all the best brunch bites. It gets busy at Sea Captian’s, be sure to call for a reservation.

Tupelo Honey

3042 Howard Ave | (843) 315-3780

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You can brunch all day long at Tupelo Honey in the Market Common. Try favorites like their Shoo Mercy Omelet, with fried green tomatoes, pickled jalapenos, pimento cheese, and smoked ham, or something sweeter like their Pecan Pie pancakes. And brunch just isn’t complete unless you’re sipping on a mimosa or Bloody Mary! Enjoy the Queen Mary Bloody Mary served with a strip of bacon, pickled green bean and jalapeno, and a delicious shrimp! 

Omelette with Toast and Potato Hash

Blueberry’s Grill

7931 N Kings Hwy | (843) 945-4588

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New to the Myrtle Beach area is Blueberry’s Grill, and they are coming in HOT with their overloaded breakfast and brunch menu! Open daily from 6 am – 3 pm you can enjoy south classics like Chicken & Waffles and the Southeast Dixie (a pork chop served with two eggs). Shake it up and try something new like one of their French Beignets or the Lowcountry omelet.

The Famous Toastery

2005 Oakheart Rd | (843) 796-4433

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If you’re looking for a menu with everything but the kitchen sink, you’ll find it at the Famous Toastery! This place boasts a hefty brunch menu with options like Stuffed French Toast, the Avacado Omelet, Huevos Rancheros, and their Famous Hash! They also have a menu dedicated to Brunch Cocktails, yes you read that right! Indulge in a Peach Bellini, a classic Bloody Mary, an Irish Coffee, and more.

Hot Stacks Cafe

9707 N Kings Hwy | (843) 497-7091

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Another newbie to Myrtle Beach, Hot Stacks Cafe has an amazing menu with tons of things to try and share during brunch. Not only can you get a stack of hotcakes, but you can also stack their waffles and French toast too! If you’re looking for something a little more savory, try one of their bowls like the Trash-Hash Bowl filled with hash browns, corned beef hash, scrambled eggs, jalapenos, green peppers, onions, and topped off with sausage gravy –YUM! Open daily from 6:30 am – 1:30 pm.

Mouth-watering French Toast At Myrtle Beach Brunch PlaceWoodhaven Pancake House

2600 S Kings Hwy | (843) 448-2277

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The menu at Woodhaven Pancake House is filled to the brim with sweet and savory brunch items to satisfy any craving. They offer over 40 different style omelets including a Carolina Omelette with ham, bacon, sausage, mushrooms, onions, peppers, and American Cheese –are you drooling yet? Woodhaven Pancake House is open daily from 7 am – 1:00 pm.

Eggs Up Grill

3630 Walton Dr | (843) 839-1810

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Eggs Up Grill has a few locations along the Grand Strand, but the closest to Sea Crest Resort is the Walton Drive location. Over the past 8+ years, Eggs Up Grill has become a staple for locals in Myrtle Beach. A few of our favorite brunch dishes include the Hash Benedict, Sweet Potato Praline Pancakes, and the Mason Dixon combo. Eggs Up Grill is open daily from 6 am – 2 pm, be sure to call ahead or get there early as this is a popular brunch spot!

Dead Dog Saloon

4079 US-17 Bus | (843) 651-0664

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Head south to the inlet for an unexpected, delightful brunch at Dead Dog Saloon! Serving breakfast daily, Dead Dog offers some tasty dishes, with an incredible view of the inlet. Try their Fried Oysters Benedict, a twist on a brunch classic with fresh cornmeal fried oysters served with poached eggs and Hollandaise sauce!

Bisqit

10880 Ocean Hwy | (843) 979-2747

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If you’re looking for a brunch experience that’s a little more intimate but packs a big flavor punch, head down to Bisqit! Bisqit is a tiny little restaurant tucked back in the Hammocks Shops in Pawleys Island. They’re brunch menu includes dishes like bisQits & Gravy, Chicken & bisQits, and Breakfast taQos. Open daily from 10 am – 8 pm (9 pm on Saturday and Sunday).

 

Where is your favorite spot in Myrtle Beach to grab brunch? Let us know! 

 

Free Things To Do in Myrtle Beach - The Boardwalk
Sep14

Planning a Myrtle Beach Vacation on a budget can be tough, especially during the summer months. The accumulation of travel, attractions, and dining can quickly turn a simple beach vacation into a costly endeavor. Luckily, Sea Crest Resort is located close to a variety of attractions that won’t cost you a thing! Check out our list of Free Things To Do in Myrtle Beach and fill your vacation itinerary with family-friendly fun that won’t put a dent in your wallet.

North Myrtle Beach

Barefoot Landing 

This popular North Myrtle Beach attraction is nestled alongside the Intracoastal Waterway and is home to many family-friendly activities and special events.  Barefoot Landing hosts free nightly in-season entertainment and weekly firework shows for visitors to enjoy.

Vereen Memorial Gardens

A hidden jewel in north Myrtle Beach, Vareen Memorial Gardens is the perfect little escape to get some fresh air. Walk, hike, or bike the 3-mile trail and boardwalks as you take-in beautiful scenic views of the Intracoastal Waterway.

McLean Park

McLean Park is a lovely North Myrtle Beach Park with playgrounds, picnic shelters, paved walkways, tennis courts, a meditation garden, and gazebos overlooking the serene two-acre lake. You and your family could easily spend the day here taking in the fresh air, stretching your legs, and enjoying quality time. Located at 93 Oak Drive and open from 6 AM to 9 PM, daily.

Myrtle Beach

The Beach

We can’t forget the beach! Our beautiful beach is the main reason that guests flock to the region year after year. Staying at our oceanfront Myrtle Beach resort ensures that guests don’t have to worry about the hassle of parking and can enjoy the pristine shores of Myrtle Beach free of charge. Or, grab your suit and enjoy one of our on-site pools instead!

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

Located in the popular downtown section of Myrtle Beach, the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk claims breathtaking panoramic ocean views. Area shops, restaurants and attractions fill the mile-long stretch of fun. 

Put your wallets away – there are plenty of free things to do on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk!

The boardwalk hosts a variety of free events and festivals throughout the year, featuring live music and family-friendly entertainment. Don’t miss the popular Hot Summer Nights, returning daily during summer nights at Plyler Park (1.5 miles from Sea Crest Resort). 

Grab your quarters and indulge in classic arcade games at Fun Plaza, sure to evoke feelings of nostalgia. 

Don’t miss out on the action-packed Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. 

Warbird Park

Once the home of a U.S. Air Force base and now a memorial, Warbird Park is dedicated to those that have served and serve for the United States Air Force. Kids will love getting to see the life-size A-10, F-100, and other military planes, all while getting to learn how they are used within this military branch. Best part? It’s completely free to visit!

Market Common 

Market Common is a one-of-a-kind shopping and entertainment complex, located on the south end of Myrtle Beach. Visitors flock to this new community for its diverse collection of Myrtle Beach things to do. Free options include a stroll down its cobblestone streets through its village-like neighborhood, a walk around its Grand Lake that features a mile-long fitness trail with workout stations along the way, displays of real aircraft that once flew from Myrtle Beach Air Force Base from 1956-1993, a Wall of Service honoring veterans and more.

Pack up the kids for a visit to Savannah’s Playground, a three million dollar multi-acre park featuring ADA-approved playground equipment they are sure to love!

Stop into 810 Billiards & Bowling for a cheap game of bowling in its state-of-the-art bowling alley, or grab a bite to eat and play one of their free board games.

Market Common also hosts plenty of free festivals and events year-round. From free holiday carriage rides to summer movie nights and more, there’s something for everyone. 

Hunt down deals and window shop with friends in one of the many unique shops Market Common has to offer, or catch dinner and a movie at Grand 14 Cinema – the possibilities are endless.

Myrtle Beach Art Museum

The Franklin G. Burroughs – Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum showcases an assortment of local and regional contemporary art. The rotating exhibits highlight artwork comprised of several genres. The museum is open Tuesday – Saturday, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

South Carolina Hall of Fame

The South Carolina Hall of Fame, located inside the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, is also accessible at no cost. Its goal is to celebrate and showcase achievements in South Carolina State history. Inductees include professional athletes, community leaders, war heroes, and more. The museum is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. every day. 

Take a break from the sun and sand, or escape a rainy day at these Myrtle Beach museums.

Broadway at the Beach 

Broadway at the Beach has become the epicenter of Myrtle Beach attractions and is located just three miles from Sea Crest Resort! Broadway at the Beach boasts a collection of activities and events for all ages. 

Guests can mosey along the expansive promenade exploring the attraction’s villages, making sure to stop and feed to fish along the way!

The entertainment complex hosts a long list of free events and festivals throughout the year, including weekly fireworks shows every Tuesday and Friday in-season. Some others include their annual tree lighting ceremony and Halloween parade.

Broadway at the Beach also comes alive at night. Check our Top 12 Things To Do in Myrtle Beach at Night for more inspiration.

LW Paul Living History Farm

Just a bit west toward the Conway area is the LW Paul Living History Farm, it’s both free and educational for the whole family! They offer guided tours every Saturday at 10 AM that give you a glimpse of what farm life was like from the early 1900s to the 1950s.

South End of Myrtle Beach

Garden City Pier

Fish, drink or dance the night away at the Garden City Pier. This pier offers free access to patrons for leisurely strolls, pier fishing, or just sitting and taking in the view. They have a large arcade at the front of the pier for the kids to enjoy a variety of games and prizes!

Murrells Inlet MarshWalk

This half-mile waterfront boardwalk located in the old fishing village, Murrells Inlet, is home to seven delectable restaurants – all featuring free nightly entertainment in-season. 

The MarshWalk is also home to a variety of free festivals and events throughout the year, including their annual Taste of the MarshWalk, MarshWalk Santa Crawl, Marshi Gras, Luck of the MarshWalk, and more!

Pawleys Island Nature Park

Another hidden jewel on the south end of Myrtle Beach is the Pawleys Island Nature Park. This park is quaint but worth exploring as it sits new the marsh and offers peace, quiet, and still views.

Georgetown Harbor Walk

Take a quick day trip to Georgetown to enjoy the historic district and harbor walk with incredible views. You don’t have to spend a dime to take in the fantastic scenery, but you can spend a little money and enjoy an incredible lunch or dinner at one of the area restaurants. A few of our favorite restaurants include The Old Fish House, Buzz’s Roost, and the River Room Restaurant.

Need more inspiration on inexpensive or free things to do in Myrtle Beach? Check out our Top 8 Summer Events for Sea Crest Resort Guests for some extra insight or ask your reservations specialist for more information about local festivals and events. Book your stay at Sea Crest Resort to enjoy a budget-friendly Myrtle Beach vacation.

Guys enjoying a myrtle beach bachelor party
Aug25

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.

Myrtle Beach Hotel View

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.

Nightlife

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
Jul16

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. 

Wakeboard

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.

Kayak

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.

Paddleboard

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.

Parasail

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.

Hydrofly

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.

Surf

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
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!

Fourth of July events in myrtle beach
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If you’re looking for a great vacation destination for the Fourth of July, Myrtle Beach is it. With dozens of great, family-friendly events up and down the Grand Strand this Fourth of July weekend, Myrtle Beach is one of the best places in the country to be when celebrating America’s independence. Here are just a few of the free festivals and firework displays happening around the beach this Fourth of July:

11th Annual ‘Salute From the Shore’ Flyover

One of the most unique events at the beach every Fourth of July is the ‘Salute From the Shore’ Flyover. This yearly flyover parade features various vintage military aircrafts piloted by skilled airmen. Starting in North Carolina, this spectacular aerial display heads south along the coast, past the Grand Strand, before ending in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Whether you’re staying at the north end or south end of Myrtle Beach, this Salute From the Shore flyover parade can been seen from your nearby beach access point. So grab some a chair and the family and come out to see this amazing patriotic salute. If you’re in South Carolina, below is the approximate time the F-18s and C-17 will be flying by. Don’t forget to share your salute via video or picture on social media using #SalutefromtheShore.

Cherry Grove – 1:00 and 1:05 PM

Myrtle Beach – 1:03 and 1:06 PM

Pawleys Island – 1:06 and 1:17 PM

Isle of Palms – 1:15 and 1:29 PM

Charleston Harbor – 1:16 and 1:32 PM

Folly Beach – 1:20 and 1:35 PM

Surfside Beach Fourth of July Celebration

One of the best celebration events around the area is the Fourth of July celebration at the Surfside Pier. Visitors will enjoy music, entertainment, kids activities, and more from 6-10 PM. Due to Pier renovations, there will be no fireworks display at Surfside this year.

Cherry Grove Pier Fourth of July Fireworks – 2020 Cancelled

The annual Cherry Grove Pier fireworks display is a beautiful show full of color and light that takes place right over the ocean. This event is free and open to the public so grab the gang and head out to the Cherry Grove Pier for an outstanding fireworks show and Fourth of July celebration. Normally you would look up to the sky at 9:30 pm on July 4th, but the 2020 celebration has been canceled this year. 

Murrells Inlet Boat Parade – To Be Announced For 2020

This annual event is a favorite among visitors and locals alike – and it’s not hard to see why! Each year, boats from around the region deck out in their best red, white, and blue and float from the Garden City Point all the way through the inlet, finally ending at Morse Park Landing. The event typically begins at  9 am on Thursday, July 4th. Grab your clan and head to one of the popular viewing spots like MarshWalk, Belin Church, or the new Jetty Walk. Due to the current health concerns, Murrells Inlet is still currently working through a status on the parade and will make an official announcement soon. Check out the Murrless Inlet Boat Parade page to stay up-to-date on the latest.

MarshWalk Fourth of July Fireworks – Postponed until September 6

The MarshWalk will be open for the 4th of July fun with delicious food, holiday drink specials, and live entertainment. The annual MarshWalk 4th of July fireworks display has been postponed until the night before Labor Day, September 6th. Visitors can look forward to bringing an end to summer with a colorful sky display and the same 4th of July fun in September.

Pawleys Island Fourth of July Golf Cart Parade

Instead of just watching the parade go by, throw together your best make-shift float, and participate in the lineup! Pawleys Island 54th Annual Parade is open to the public and free to watch. Register for the parade on their website, the entry fee is $15 in advance or $20 day of the parade. This patriotic display starts at 9 am, Thursday, July 4th and winds all around the beautiful south end of the beach.

4th of July Independence Day 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run

Run through Valor Park in The Market Common in honor of our veterans, active military, and the birth of our nation. Runners should come decked out in their best star-spangled gear between 6:45 and 7:25 am to check-in. The 5K starts at 7:00 am with staggered start times and the 1 Mile Fun Run starts at 8:45 am. To register or for more information visit the NS Promotions site.

4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza at Broadway at the Beach – 2020 Canceled

We would typically say, “spend America’s birthday at one of the liveliest spots on the Grand Strand, Broadway at the Beach.” But this year Broadway at the Beach has decided to cancel the celebration due to COVID-19. Next year be sure to enjoy dinner at one of the many delicious restaurants in Broadway like the new Grumpy Monk, Lucy Buffet’s Lulu’s, or Landry’s Seafood. Afterward, you and the family partake in kids activities, live music, and more. Stick around for the best par –the firework extravaganza! Look over Lake Broadway at 10 pm as the sky lights up with one of the best fireworks displays around.

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk 4th of July Fireworks – 2020 Canceled

Normally Myrtle Beach Boardwalk celebrates Independence Day with an amazing display of fireworks from the Second Avenue Pier. This year they have announced that the show has been canceled in light of the current pandemic. We hope to see the show back in full force in 2021.

Barefoot Landing Fourth of July Fireworks – 2020 Canceled

Another open-air entertainment center has decided to cancel its 4th of July fireworks celebration due to COVID-19. Next year Barefoot Landing plans to resume their annual sky display over the lake. Be sure to check back for next year’s event details!