With another busy vacation season coming to an end, traffic has slowed down in Myrtle Beach and temperatures have started to cool off for the year. It’s a great time to book a low-key, relaxing trip to the beach – and it’s never too early to start planning for your getaway next summer!
If you have an early fall Myrtle Beach trip in the books, or if you’re just planning ahead for next summer, here is a list of activities and attractions that you can’t miss:
– Book a Jet Ski Adventure Tour
If you want to explore private islands, check out gorgeous beaches, or perhaps get up close & personal with dolphins, make sure to book a jet ski tour! Myrtle Beach Jet Ski Rentals has a prime location with close proximity to the ocean, which will allow you to maximize your time spent out in the ocean and offers high chances of dolphin sightings. If you’re looking for a more low-key experience, pontoon boat rentals also offer a great opportunity to get out on the water and relax!
– Visit Myrtle Beach State Park & Huntington Beach State Park
If you want to experience the stunning, preserved beauty of the South Carolina coast, Huntington Beach State Park and Myrtle Beach State Park both offer gorgeous views, access to nature, trail opportunities, and plenty of nature-related activities and exhibits. If you’re into camping, both locations offer great camping sites – but daily admission is a great value as well!
– Play Some Mini Golf
Did you know that Myrtle Beach is known as the Mini Golf Capital of the World? There are over 50 mini golf courses in the Myrtle Beach area alone, and the city boasts countless creative, adventure-themed courses. Mount Atlanticus in Myrtle Beach, Captain Hook’s Adventure Golf, and Spyglass Adventure Golf are all classics in the Myrtle Beach area. If you’re looking for something more challenging, Hawaiian Rumble in North Myrtle Beach and Tribal Island in Little River offer a challenge for more experienced mini-golfers.
– Visit Brookgreen Gardens
Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet is a nearly 10,000-acre wildlife reserve and sculpture garden – they offer the largest outdoor collection of American figurative sculpture in the world! The gardens have countless attractions for the whole family, including a zoo and trail, Butterfly House, and tons of activities and events held throughout the year. If you’re ever visiting the beach during November and December, the annual Nights of a Thousand Candles is a truly romantic, unforgettable event!
– Cool Down with Ice Cream
Is it really a visit to the beach without enjoying this iconic sweet treat? Myrtle Beach has some great spots to enjoy ice cream. Kirk’s in Myrtle Beach is a longtime local favorite, whole locations like Crazy Mason in the mall and Melt in North Myrtle Beach offer some innovative spins on a classic warm-weather treat.
– Visit the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk – and Ride the SkyWheel
The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk itself offers tons of dining, shopping, and entertainment options – make sure to make a stop at the Gay Dolphin Gift Cove and grab a bite at one of the countless eateries lining the boardwalk. However, make sure to take a ride on the SkyWheel before leaving the beach! This attraction opened in 2011 and has since become an iconic part of the Myrtle Beach skyline. It is the sixth-tallest Ferris wheel in the United States, and offers gorgeous views of the coast and downtown Myrtle Beach.
– Go to a Myrtle Beach Pelicans Game
If you haven’t made it to a Myrtle Beach Pelicans game yet, you’re in luck – the city is in the process of finalizing a one-year extension of the Pelicans lease agreement, and the 2024 schedule was recently announced. If you’ve never attended a game, you’re in for a treat – the stadium offers a playground, Fun Zone, fireworks, and countless other great activities to be enjoyed throughout the year. There’s fun for the whole family!
– Go to the Beach!
If you’re visiting Myrtle Beach, your trip isn’t complete without a day spent at the beach! You can pack a lunch and enjoy the day in the sand and surf. Whether you’re building sandcastles, looking for seashells or shark teeth, or enjoying a beach read in the sun, spending time on the beach is always guaranteed to be a great time.