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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
Jun18

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!

Explore the South and the live oaks at Brookgreen
May30

Although Myrtle Beach is packed with family-friendly fun and delectable dining, sometimes you want to slow things down and enjoy a different pace. Heading south to Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island is the perfect way to kick back and enjoy the simple things. The slower pace offers a welcomed break from the crowded, bustling streets in the heart of Myrtle Beach and the quaint shops offer a completely unique feel.

The Hammock Shops Village

For a truly distinctive shopping experience, head to the Hammock Shops Village in Pawleys Island. Dwarfed by majestic ancient oaks, the Hammock Shops have been in business for over 75 years and have become a local staple. At the Original Hammock Shop, you can find everything from gourmet food items and gifts to handcrafted clothes and accessories. Visitors can also watch as local artisans make what this venue is famous for – hammocks! If you get hungry, grab a bite at the very cozy and quaint BisQit. Here you’ll find southern comfort food with a modern twist from burgers served on biscuits to biscuit sandwiches! As the name suggests, hammocks as well as rocking chairs are plentiful, encouraging visitors to take a seat and enjoy a relaxing afternoon in the heart of the low country. 

Frank’s Outback

There is something magical about the atmosphere at Frank’s Outback in Pawleys Island. When you walk into the outdoor dining area at Frank’s you’ll be transported into an oasis of twinkle lights, live music, and cozy intimate seating. Frank’s Outback menu has a mix of cultural flavors from their Pickled Brined Fried Chicken to the Roasted Rack Of New Zealand Lamb. You’ll love the Lowcountry luxury of Frank’s Outback, but be sure to make a reservation as their tables fill quickly.

Brookgreen Gardens

If you are a visiting nature enthusiast, be sure to stop by Brookgreen Gardens. Located on the southern end of Murrells Inlet, this National Historic Landmark boasts over 15 square miles of beautifully landscaped gardens scattered with handcrafted sculptures. As the nation’s only public sculpture garden, Brookgreen has a lot of offer. In addition to enjoying the scenic gardens and displays, guests can also visit the Lowcountry Zoo, a refuge for local animals. Gaze upon everything from river otters to marsh tacky horses in their natural habitat. This attraction is great for families and couples alike and makes for a wonderful afternoon trip.

MarshWalk

For great eats, stop by the Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk. Located along the inlet, the Marsh Walk offers a variety of restaurants connected by an oceanfront boardwalk. Enjoy some of the most succulent seafood around as you enjoy breathtaking views. Most of the restaurants offer covered outdoor dining, making taking advantage of the views easy. In addition, most offer live music throughout the week, making Marsh Walk a great place for late-night drinks and music, Bubba’s Love Shak is a favorite. Other popular hot spots include Bovine’s Wood Fired Specialties, Wahoos Fish House, The Claw House, and Wicked Tuna, which boasts some of the best sushi along the Grand Strand. After dinner, enjoy a scenic stroll along the boardwalk and work off those calories.

Crazy Sister Marina

Also located at the Marsh Walk is Crazy Sister Marina. The marina offers tons of wet n’ wild fun for visitors in the form of rentals, tours, and charters. Enjoy an afternoon splashing around on the inlet in a rented boat or jet ski or have a little friendly competition in a rented kayak or paddleboard. Fishing enthusiasts can book a seat on the Inlet Princess, a fishing charter that takes large groups both inshore and offshore fishing throughout the week. Smaller, more intimate charters are also available. Families with kids often enjoy the pirate ship cruise and the dolphin tours. Crazy Sister Marina has something for everyone and the convenient inlet location offers the perfect alternative to cruising the sometimes turbulent ocean.

Huntington Beach State Park

If you’ve never been, Huntington Beach State Park is certainly worth the drive to the south end! There is marsh, beach, trails, and more to explore all in one of Myrtle Beach’s State Parks. Admission into the park is $8 for adults and $4 for children, hours are from 6 AM to 6 PM (10 PM during daylight’s saving). You can play on the beach with the family or enjoy a picnic at one of the picnicking areas. Don’t forget to visit the Atalaya Castle, a perfect place for a photo op!

The south side offers visitors a slower pace and a nice change from the bustling atmosphere of Myrtle Beach. With rich culture and friendly locals, taking a trip to the south side is an absolute must on your next Myrtle Beach vacation. From unique shopping to decadent dining, take a break from the beach and come on down!

Enjoying what's open near Sea Crest Resort
May30

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

Family Attractions:

Broadway At The Beach

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

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

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

Family Kingdom – Opening June 1

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

Restaurants:

Art Burger Sushi

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

Villa Romana Italian Restaurant

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

Margaritaville

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

Sobaya Japanese Bistro

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

Cafe Old Vienna

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

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

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

Family hanging at Myrtle Beach1 – Hang at the Beach

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

2 – Water Park

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

3 – Broadway at the Beach

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

Restaurants

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

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

Attractions

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

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

Beach view of Myrtle Beach Boardwalk4 – Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

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

Restaurants 

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

Attractions

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

5 – Family Kingdom Amusement Park

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

6 – Shark Wake Park

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

Crocodile at Alligator adventures in myrtle beach7 – Alligator Adventures

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

8 – Ripley’s Attractions

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

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

9 – Mini Golf

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

10 – Dinner Shows

Pirates Voyage

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

Medieval Times

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

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

Feb14

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: 

Croissants Bistro & Bakery

omelette with potatoes

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

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

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

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. 

Gulf Stream Café

blueberry waffles for breakfast

1526 S Waccamaw Dr | (843) 651-8808

 

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

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

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

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! 

Blueberry’s Grill

7931 N Kings Hwy | (843) 945-4588

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

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

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.

 

Want to stay close to Sea Crest? Check out our favorite spots to brunch near Sea Crest

Myrtle beach bachelorette party enjoying sparklers and drinks
Jan20

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

Relaxing on the Beach

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

Yoga in Myrtle Beach

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

Spa Day

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

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

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

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

Myrtle Beach Wineries

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk

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

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

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

Pole Dance Party

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

Myrtle Beach Shows

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

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

Myrtle Beach Shopping

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

Coastal Grand Mall

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

Broadway at the Beach

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

Market Common

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

Tanger Outlets

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

Barefoot Landing

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

Brunch in Myrtle Beach

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

Myrtle Beach Transportation

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

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

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