The sprawling 1.2-mile-long Myrtle Beach Boardwalk has been a favorite destination for vacationers and locals since its construction in 2010. The Boardwalk is host to seasonal festivals and events, and countless live music concerts each year. It’s also home to hundreds of permanent restaurants, all-ages attractions, amusement rides and, of course, miles of shopping. The Boardwalk isn’t only the heart of Myrtle Beach, it’s a major source of excitement, entertainment, and fun for your family vacation. Located less than one mile from Sea Crest Oceanfront Resort, the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Promenade is a can’t-miss attraction for your vacation itinerary.
The amusements and attractions along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk are where some of the best vacation memories are made, from sightseeing to interactive play. The promenade is packed with things to do to keep the kids entertained giving the adults a chance to relax or join in on the fun. Here are four of our favorite stops along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Promenade:
– Ripleys Believe It or Not Odditorium
– Family Kingdom Amusement Park
– Fun Plaza Arcade
The Myrtle Beach SkyWheel is one of the most iconic Myrtle Beach Boardwalk rides. Jutting 200 feet out into the open sky, this wheel provides a one-of-a-kind experience for all ages. The climate-controlled gondolas are also a great break from the heat. Take in the ocean views and watch the action on the promenade below. Buy SkyWheel tickets online or at the ticket booth. Standard rides include three revolutions, lasting 10 to 15 minutes. VIP rides last about 30 minutes. Each gondola fits up to six adults so your whole family can ride together.
– Standard ride: $16.99 for adults; $12.99 for children
– VIP experience ride: $54.99 for adults; $35.99 for children
– Open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
– Sunrise rides are available with ticketed reservations.
Weird, wacky, and mind-bending attractions are featured through multiple levels of this Myrtle Beach attraction. Explore Ripley’s Odditorium to see each interesting and interactive exhibit. This eclectic collection is a see-it-to-believe-it experience that keeps your crew entertained for 45 minutes to an hour. Count on the Odditorium for many fun photo ops and silly moments. Remember to stop in the gift shop for an extra-odd keepsake. Purchase tickets for Ripley’s in advance to bundle with other Myrtle Beach Ripley’s experiences.
– Single-attraction costs $24.99 for adults and $14.99 for children
– Open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00p.m.
The only seaside amusement park in Myrtle Beach, Family Kingdom Amusements features kiddie-style, family and thrill rides in its 38-ride lineup. The classic rides are a joy for kids and a fun throwback for parents. From a legendary wooden rollercoaster and a classic 1923 carousel to modern thrills where riders take flight in swings or take a plunge in a slingshot, there are Myrtle Beach Boardwalk rides here to suit every appetite for adventure.
– Unlimited Ride wristband: $32.95 each
– Single Ride ticket: $1.15 per ticket; rides cost 3 to 5 tickets each
– Onsite parking: $9.00 per vehicle
– Open daily until 11:00 p.m., weather permitting
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The Fun Plaza Arcade has been a go-to for entertainment on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk for more than 80 years! The mix of classic and modern arcade favorites makes sure everyone can find something to play. Don’t forget to turn in your tickets for a fun prize or two. Show your kids “the good old days” with all the classic games you grew up playing like Pacman and Donkey Kong, and engage in a little friendly competition with racing games, air hockey and skeeball.
– Game prices vary
– Summer hours: 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily
– Winter hours: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weeknights; 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. weekends
Whether you’re looking for the perfect souvenir or you’re simply hoping to browse and explore, the Myrtle Beach shops are sure to entertain. Find unique gifts, keepsakes and necessities without leaving the boardwalk. There are plenty of shops around Myrtle Beach worth checking out, but we’re highlighting a few of our favorites found along the Boardwalk.
– Gay Dolphin
– I Love Sugar
– Tsunami Surf Shop
Proclaimed as the oldest and largest Myrtle Beach gift shop, Gay Dolphin has been a highlight of the promenade since the 1940s. In fact, this mainstay is still owned and operated by the founding family. Not only is this shop a must-see for its historical significance, but the products are fun to browse. Shop stickers, t-shirts and even novelty socks with trending designs. You’re sure to discover the best Myrtle Beach souvenirs along with a large selection of can coolers, jewelry, ornaments and plushies. Every member of the family is sure to find something special.
– Open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
I Love Sugar is the sweetest Myrtle Beach Boardwalk shop you’ll find during your vacation shopping. From gummies to chocolates and cotton candy tubs, this store is every kids’ dream. This flagship store is 3,000 square feet of sugary confections. This must-see shopping experience includes 30,000 gummy bears suspended from the ceiling and a 65-foot-long candied mural. Stop in for your sugar rush that’ll fuel a whole day of fun on the beach and boardwalk.
– Weeknight hours: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
– Weekend hours: 9:00 a.m. to Midnight
For beachwear necessities or just something new, shop Tsunami Surf Shop on the Boardwalk. Find surfing and lifestyle brands to outfit yourself with all the latest styles. Products include sunglasses, hats, swimwear, and surfing gear. Whether you forgot your swim trunks or have found the hotel amenities irresistible, this Myrtle Beach Boardwalk shop has anything you’ll need to get you into the water in no time.
– Open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Just steps from the beach, you’ll find loads of restaurants serving up fresh seafood, southern cuisine and local fare. We’ve put together a list of the top Myrtle Beach Boardwalk Restaurants you and your family must try.
– Banditos Cantina
– Oceanfront Bar and Grill
– Pier 14 Restaurant & Lounge
Riptydz is a new rooftop experience along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. This part-oceanfront restaurant and part-beach bar has something for everyone. Enjoy an item from their lunch or dinner menu accompanied by a craft beer or one of their signature cocktails. Open from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. daily.
Enjoy dinner with a Latin flair at Banditos. Their menu features traditional Mexican dishes such as quesadillas, enchiladas, tacos and more. Enjoy a margarita out on the deck along with oceanfront views. The covered outdoor deck is great for live bands that perform weekly. Open 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m. every day.
Come and enjoy the fun, upbeat atmosphere at Oceanfront Bar and Grill. You’ll find everything from salads, burgers, hotdogs, wings and more, plus breathtaking ocean views with every meal. Come in and listen to one of their live bands that will keep you entertained while you dine. Open from 11:00 a.m. to midnight daily.
Located on the north end of the Boardwalk is Pier 14 Restaurant and Lounge. Come in and enjoy lunch or dinner on the ocean every day. Their menu includes fresh seafood and delicious prime rib plus creative cocktails and signature brews. Open from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily.
If you’re looking to venture further from the boardwalk for a bite to eat, check out these top dining picks near Sea Crest Resort.
Whether you’re a first-timer or you frequent the Boardwalk every chance you get, here are a few tips before you head out.
If you’re putting the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk address into your GPS for walking or driving directions, search “Myrtle Beach Boardwalk Address.” For reference, the Boardwalk begins at 14th Ave Pier and ends at the 2nd Ave Pier. Sea Crest Resort is conveniently located about one mile from the beginning of the Boardwalk at the 2nd Ave Pier. We’re happy to provide directions to any of the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk attractions – just ask the front desk!
Myrtle Beach Boardwalk parking is available at your resort as well as at various metered parking lots. See specific details for prices at pay stations and parking signage or check out the parking information for the City of Myrtle Beach on their website.
Whenever you plan to visit the Grand Strand, the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is conveniently located near some of the best oceanfront resort accommodations. Our family-friendly resort boasts an extensive list of resort amenities like a children’s water park, a relaxing lazy river and tropical beachside bars. You won’t have to leave the resort to have an unforgettable vacation—but trust us—the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is worth a day of exploring.
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