What to do and see in Myrtle Beach, United States: The Best Places and Tips

February 9, 2018 Darleen Reid

Myrtle Beach is all at once a spring break destination, golfing destination, retirement community, and family vacation spot. Take in a foot-stomping show at the Carolina Opry, or cheer on your favorite knight at Medieval Times. Mingle with the fishermen of Springmaid Pier, then stop for ice cream along the boardwalk. Shop and dine at one of the area’s many outdoor entertainment complexes, or simply explore the many beaches of the Grand Strand – all with a personality of their own.
Restaurants in Myrtle Beach

1. Franklin G. Burroughs - Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum

3100 S Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577-4858 +1 843-238-2510
Excellent
80%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 266 reviews

Franklin G. Burroughs - Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum

Reviewed By Jay W - New York City, New York

First, there is an elevator for those who do not do stairs well! Then, you are greeted with a smile and genuine warmth at the front desk. Explore! There are two floors filled with amazing and varied works of art. There is no admission charge, but it is nice to put some money in the donation well near the desk. And if you want to explore art books, there is a nice library where you can sit and browse. One of the absolute best times in Myrtle Beach. You will be so happy you made the trip.

2. New South Brewing

1109 Campbell St, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577-3527 +1 843-916-2337
Excellent
83%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 313 reviews

New South Brewing

We have a big green fence out front. We now offer Draught Pours and retail sales on Tuesday - Friday 4:30-7:00ish and Saturday 1:00 - 5:00. Due to production demand during our summer season, along with safety protocol, our full tour will run from Labor Day - Memorial Day. We will continue to run our virtual tour as well as random walking tours (after production) during our Draft Pour/retail hours.

Reviewed By edvh81 - Midlothian, Virginia

Great local brewery. A little off the beaten path behind a lumberyard and a little sketchy looking from the outside. The beer is fantastic once you get past a few quirky state or local rules. Bring your ID.

They do not offer flights or samples but 6 oz pours are only $2 so it is easy to sample many beers. I tried 4. The Nut Brown Ale was my favorite followed by the Lager. Both tasty and easy to drink. I also tried the Dark Star Porter and the Java Nut Ale. Both solid but I preferred the others. I thought the Java Nut Ale had a too overwhelming coffee flavor. I bought a growler full of Nut Brown Ale to drink on the beach and a six pack to take home with me. Hope I can go back this trip as there are 3 others I wanted to try.

3. Myrtle Beach Pelicans

1251 21st Ave N, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577-7429 +1 843-918-6000
Excellent
73%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 720 reviews

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Pelicans Ballpark is home to the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Advanced 'A' Affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. The ballpark is located directly across from Broadway at the Beach and offers affordable family fun 70 nights a year! Special promotions include $1.00 Draft beers on Thursday, $2.00 Craft beers on Tuesday, post-game fireworks on select nights and kids 12 and under can run the bases after every game! For a complete listing of the promotional schedule visit our website. Ticket prices start at $9/person. Group rates available for groups of 15 or more.

Reviewed By Linda P - Clarksville, Tennessee

Lots of things to do. All kinds of activities, hotels and restaurants. Beach is very nice. Recommend staying there during warm weather.

4. GTS Theatre

1220 Port Dr, Next To Jamin Leather, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577-6346 +1 843-765-4386
Excellent
77%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 540 reviews

GTS Theatre

Welcome to GTS Theatre the newest theatre on the Grand Strand. We are an intimate cabaret theatre with a 1920's flair. Showcasing extraordinary talent with different shows. Join us for an evening of entertainment. Introducing Motor City Musical - A Tribute To Motown. Take a walk down memory lane with hits from the 60's and 70's. Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday Evenings all at 7pm. Wild 4 Hypnosis Comedy Show - Spring & Summer This show will keep you laughing with fun things your family and friends can do on stage. Then last but not least for the 2016 year. Join us during the holidays for a Redneck Christmas, we have all the fun of Christmas at this show with comedy, music and the GRINCH! New for 2017 - Beach Party Musical and Night Fever plus everyone's favorite Motor City Musical.

Reviewed By TravelingAldy

The Motown Show was so fun. The artists are so interactive with the crowd. And the music was good. The show is about 2 hours. They have a little concession stand with drinks, candy and popcorn.

5. The Market Common

4017 Deville St, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577-1640 +1 843-839-3500
Excellent
67%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 427 reviews

The Market Common

The Market Common is a place where you can experience exceptional shopping and dining in a beautifully-designed village setting. Along tree-lined avenues, you'll find the nation's biggest and most celebrated names in retail to one-of-a-kind boutiques unique to this region. Enjoy cuisine from some of the area's best chefs at one of eleven popular restaurants, or take in a movie at the most comfortable theater at the beach.

Reviewed By Bob F - West Chester, Pennsylvania

Market Common is a place whose time has come. Someone's vision is 20/20 here. The shops and boutiques are hip and fun to shop. The restaurants are geared to thirty-somethings who appreciate good food as well as convenience. The theater is terrific showing a broad array of first run movies. Parking is available on-street or in lots. You can pretty much enjoy an entire day here if you wish or simply drive in for dinner and a movie. They've built a beautiful community which seems ever expanding around the commercial area. The place is just right for most. It's worth the trip.

6. Broadway at the Beach

1325 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577-7445 +1 843-444-3200
Excellent
64%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 7 reviews

Broadway at the Beach

Broadway at the Beach, South Carolina's favorite Travel Destination and the largest entertainment venue of its kind in the state features unique specialty shops, exceptional dining, award-winning attractions, fabulous nightlife and relaxing accommodations, all surrounding the magnificent Lake Broadway.

Reviewed By Sue S

Great food, wonderful atmosphere! Love it, what more can one say about Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville!Awesome! We love Margaritaville too and we are so glad you enjoyed your visit to Broadway at the Beach!

7. Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach, SC
Excellent
68%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 3 reviews

Myrtle Beach

Reviewed By jason h

We went here during my kids spring break. The beach area can be busy. So get there earlier in the morning to get a parking spot near the beach. It can be hard to find public bathrooms here. The beach was clean.

8. Myrtle Beach State Park

4401 S Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29575-4936 +1 843-238-5325
Excellent
64%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Myrtle Beach State Park

Reviewed By Ron P - Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

I stayed here in my RV for 3 nights. The camp ground is nice, friendly and clean; although, the laundry floor was filthy, even though the maintenance person inspected it while I was there. The beach is beautiful and only a very short walk from the camp. The park and beach are only dog friendly as long as Fido is on a leash. Outside the park beach, there were many people letting their dogs run freely. Being here in mid February, many of the main restaurants and bars were closed. The airport is pretty close and the airplanes are directly over head starting about 6:00 am. The airport noise is truly the only negative. I would most definitely stay here again

9. Second Avenue Pier

110 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577-4042 +1 843-445-7437
Excellent
64%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 156 reviews

Second Avenue Pier

Reviewed By Jenny Lee R - Carlisle, Pennsylvania

My son and I ventured up the beach looking for a non-traditional breakfast place. The Second Avenue Pier had a great little restaurant inside. Breakfast was delicious and not expensive. Plus, we paid the $1.00 (off season rate) to walk out the private pier. Just a great time!

10. Myrtle Beach SkyWheel

1110 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577-3755 +1 843-839-9200
Excellent
56%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 6 reviews

Myrtle Beach SkyWheel

Elevate Your Perspective! High above the beach and far from the stresses of everyday life awaits an unforgettable experience that soars over 20 stories above the Atlantic Ocean. The SkyWheel features 42 climate-controlled gondolas that offer an uplifting experience for children and adults of all ages. Open day and night, 363 days a year!

Reviewed By Amy C

I am terrified of heights so this was not my favorite thing to do. My family really enjoyed it and the views. They do have a button inside that when pushed, will bring you back down and allow you to get off and the rest of your group can carry on. I took advantage of this after once around. The rest of my family enjoyed a couple more times around. Kids 14, 8 and 4.

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