Spring Break is not only a big vacation season for college students but also for families. Whether you will be traveling to Myrtle Beach with friends or family this Spring Break, it’s important to stay safe while having fun.
To help you enjoy your 2021 Spring Break in Myrtle Beach to the fullest, we have created this guide of the best Spring Break restaurants, activities, and nightlife. Our list will include family-friendly activities plus activities exclusively for persons 21 and older.
As you begin planning and booking your vacation details, be sure to check out the amazing accommodations Holiday Inn at the Pavilion has to offer. Our resort is located along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk just south of the 14th Ave Pier.
What better topic to start with than food. Dining in Myrtle Beach is delicious every time of year, but with Spring comes new specials, seasonal drink creations, and beautiful weather for outdoor dining. Here are our top picks for the best restaurants to visit this Spring Break in Myrtle Beach.
RipTydz Oceanfront Grill & Rooftop Bar is the closest restaurant to Holiday Inn at the Pavilion, located literally right next door. One of the newest restaurants on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, Riptydz offers guests fresh seafood, prime steaks, plus even more delicious creations. Take in the great views of the ocean day or night.
During the evenings, Spring Breakers will love the rooftop bar with its lounge seating and drink specials. There is also live music nightly on the oceanfront deck. Check out Riptydz’s menu, hours, and specials online.
For more restaurants located just steps from Holiday Inn at the Pavilion, check out our complete guide to Myrtle Beach Boardwalk Restaurants.
ART Burger · Sushi · Bar
Known by locals simply as ‘ART Burger,’ this delicious destination will wow the whole family. As the name suggests, ART’s menu features burgers and sushi plus numerous fried creations. Try the mouth-watering Firecracker Shrimp, the classic ART Burger, or the local’s Beach Sushi Roll.
Part of what makes ART Burger so unique is the display of local art around the restaurant. Local artists are invited to sell and display their art at no charge to the artist. ART Burger is open daily from noon to 9pm.
SOHO & Rooftop 21
No Spring Break in Myrtle Beach is complete without a trip to SOHO, a sophisticated restaurant serving Asian-inspired cuisine. Menu items include seafood, sushi, steaks, and pasta.
One of the fun features of SOHO is their rooftop bar and lounge with unique seating and full food service. Enjoy a delicious cocktail creation with a made-to-order sushi roll around one of their modern firepits. SOHO is located on 21st Ave N between Ocean Blvd and Kings Hwy and is open for lunch and dinner.
Johnny D’s Waffles
Known for more than just their waffles, Johnny D’s is open daily from 7am – 2pm serving an extensive breakfast and lunch menu. The closest location to Holiday Inn at the Pavilion is on Hwy 17 Bus at 33rd Ave N, but Johnny D’s has two other area locations found in North Myrtle Beach and Surfside Beach.
Johnny D’s offers an Early Bird menu until 8:30am featuring a selection of breakfast items for $5 with a beverage included. Their regular breakfast menu includes omelettes, waffles, benedicts, and so much more. Their lunch menu features items such as sandwiches, burgers, and numerous french fry creations. Johnny D’s also serves an extensive cocktail menu at breakfast and lunch.
If you are looking for dining options in Myrtle Beach with a view, we have a list of the best Oceanfront Restaurants Along the Grand Strand.
There is no shortage of awesome activities to enjoy this Spring Break in Myrtle Beach. The real challenge will be making time to enjoy them all. We have narrowed our list down to our top five picks.
Top Golf of Myrtle Beach has more than 70 climate-controlled hitting bays, over 200 HDTVs, a full-service restaurant and bar, and a rooftop terrace with a firepit. Groups big and small can be accommodated while still practicing social distancing.
Guests can watch a live sporting event, enjoy a round of Angry Birds Golf, or take a private golf lesson all under one roof. Golf lessons are available for both children and adults. Top Golf also has private event spaces available for rent.
Watersports & Tours
The Myrtle Beach area is surrounded by large bodies of water. Beyond the Atlantic Ocean, there is the Inlet (or salt marsh), the Waccamaw River, the Intracoastal Waterway, and numerous smaller rivers and creeks. Even though taking a dip in Ocean during the Spring months will prove to be chilly, there’s no reason you still can’t enjoy numerous watersports and activities. Here are a few of our favorites.
- Rent a paddleboard or kayak from Myrtle Beach Paddle Board & Kayak Adventures
- Join a dolphin cruise with Voyager Deep Sea Fishing & Dolphin Cruises
- Take a Rover Boat Tour to see SC’s oldest lighthouse, the Georgetown Light
- Explore the Intracoastal Waterway on a jet ski rental from Action Water Sportz
- Discover local creatures on the Nature & Wildlife Boat Tour by Waccamaw River Tours
Dave & Buster’s
Arcade games, classic American cuisine, giant TVs, and drink specials – all this and more are found at Dave Buster’s of Myrtle Beach. Dave & Buster’s has Happy Hour specials every weekday plus half-priced games every Wednesday. They also offer a 20% discount to all military and first responders.
Dave & Buster’s is located within Broadway at the Beach across from Broadway Louie’s and opens daily at noon. All ages are welcome, but kids under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Another awesome family-friendly game zone is Fun Warehouse, but Fun Warehouse is more than just an arcade. You can join a virtual reality game, speed around the roller rink, jump through inflatables, win prizes in the arcade, and shoot your way to victory at laser tag.
Pricing at Fun Warehouse is per activity or packages may be purchased. Their cafe serves American classics and sodas plus alcoholic beverages. Discounts are available for large groups. Fun Warehouse is open Sun. – Thurs noon – 9pm and Fri. & Sat. 10am – 10pm. Book your next party and find out more about Fun Warehouse online.
Broadway Grand Prix
Find fun for all ages at the Broadway Grand Prix this Spring Break in Myrtle Beach. Broadway Grand Prix has re-opened for the Spring Season with new safety guidelines in place to protect their guests and employees. They are also featuring an all-new arcade this season.
Broadway Grand Prix has 7 go-kart tracks (some of which are age-specific), two mini-golf courses, a rock-climbing wall, bumper cars, and an on-site cafe. Find all the pricing details online, and purchase your tickets in advance for the best deals.
The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk has even more activities for friends and family to enjoy. Here is our complete guide to all the fun!
We encourage everyone not only to drink responsibly but also to practice social distancing this year for Spring Break in Myrtle Beach. Remember to wear your mask when not drinking or eating, and wash your hands regularly. Also, don’t forget to have fun and enjoy your vacation! Here are some of the best nightlife spots in Myrtle Beach.
By day, Señor Frog’s is a family-friendly restaurant featuring a delicious menu, but when the moon rises, Señor Frog’s is transformed into one of the top clubs in Myrtle Beach. Along with incredible cocktail creations, there is always live music and dancing.
Señor Frog’s Myrtle Beach is currently offering Taco Tuesdays with discounted tacos and Latin Night with live Latin music every Sunday.
Murrells Inlet MarshWalk
Another transforming nightlife scene is along the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk. Eight delicious restaurants serve lunch and dinner during the day, and some even have breakfast, but in the evenings, each restaurant (or its adjoining bar) turns into a live music venue.
Local musicians play along the MarshWalk nightly with each bar featuring its own unique drink concoctions. Check out the live music calendar for each restaurant and bar on the MarshWalk’s website.
Carolina Comedy Club
One of the top comedy venues in the area is the Carolina Comedy Club located in Broadway at the Beach. Live performances run Thursday – Saturday with a new comedian each weekend. See some of the biggest names in comedy have been seen on the Carolina Comedy Club stage. Guests are invited to arrive early and stay late after shows to enjoy dinner and a drink from the Back Stage Bar & Grill. See upcoming comedians and buy tickets for a show online.
Crocodile Rocks is the area’s only dueling piano bar. Guests control the show by requesting songs which one of the two players will perform. Every night is a new line-up so you will never see the same show twice.
Reservations may be made to secure an up-front seat. A full menu is available. Admission is $10 per person, and only 21 and up are admitted. Crocodile Rocks is currently operating during Winter hours which are Fri. & Sat. with doors opening at 6:30pm. Check the website for changes in hours.
If you are looking to stay close by the hotel for your nightlife fun, here are the Best Bars found along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, just steps from Holiday Inn at the Pavilion.
We hope this guide to Spring Break in Myrtle Beach 2021 has been helpful for you and your family or friends. Don’t forget to stay safe no matter what Spring Break fun you choose.
Be sure to check out the Specials we are currently offering at Holiday Inn at the Pavilion to book the best deals. We have a premier location on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk with 5 great pool attractions for all ages, an oceanfront beach bar on the pool deck, and impressive in-room amenities. Make 2021 Spring Break in Myrtle Beach the best vacation ever!