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.
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 it’s 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 this 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 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.
Myrtle Beach Museums
The Myrtle Beach area offers several museums that can be enjoyed free of charge.
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.
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.
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.
Calling all animal lovers – The T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station allows guests to get up close and personal with cuddly tiger cubs! Guests can check out a variety of tiger species, apes and reptiles for free inside their enclosure. Visit from February 28th – May 24th at 5 p.m., May 25th – September 7th at 6 p.m. or September 8th – November 27th at 5 p.m.
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!
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 many on-site pools instead!
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.