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Myrtle Beach Attraction - The Skywheel
Jul30

You’ve finally arrived with your family for a vacation at Holiday Inn – “At The Pavilion” and now you’re ready to get out and explore! Did you know that Holiday Inn – “At The Pavilion” is the only AAA Three Diamond Resort located on the famous Myrtle Beach Boardwalk?

Step out our back door and you’ll be right in the hustle and bustle of it all! The rides and attractions found on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk are sure to bring a big smile to every family member’s face. From haunted houses and arcades to ziplines and thrill rides, we’ve put together a list of our favorite family-friendly attractions along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk!

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk Rides

1| The Myrtle Beach SkyWheel

If you are staying with us, it’s hard to miss this massive attraction just steps from our Myrtle Beach Boardwalk hotel! The SkyWheel has quickly become a Myrtle Beach icon thanks to its panoramic oceanfront views of the Grand Strand coast. You can spot its colorful lights from nearly anywhere along the Boardwalk! The climate-controlled gondolas tower 200 feet over the Atlantic Ocean and give you a bird’s-eye view of the Myrtle Beach coast.

You can enjoy the beautiful Boardwalk and ocean views with your family no matter the season or weather. Want a first-class flight? The VIP flight offers Ferrari leather seats, glare-free glass and a glass-bottom floor. VIP flight times are doubled, and to commemorate the experience you’re sent home with a SkyWheel lanyard and group photo! Other group packages are also available. The SkyWheel is open all summer long from 11:00 a.m. to midnight. Tickets may be purchased online in advance or at the gate. Pricing starts at $16 for adults and $12 for children.

Looking for a unique sunrise experience? New for summer 2021, the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel is offering a select number of sunrise flights. Your ticket includes coffee, pastries and a 30-minute sunrise flight. Adult tickets are $35, and children tickets are $25. Sign up for your sunrise flight and see more details here.

 

2| Myrtle Beach Zip Line AdventuresThe Myrtle Beach Zip Line Adventures are one of the best attractions on the Boardwalk.

For all our thrill-seekers out there who are looking to free-fall by the ocean, be sure to visit Myrtle Beach Zip Line Adventures! Located just south of Holiday Inn – “At The Pavilion”, Zip Line Adventures features both a 600-foot zip line and a new Adventure Matrix Aerial Park!

Bring the whole family and enjoy more than 50 aerial elements including the extreme zip line free-fall, where you take one step and experience a free-falling sensation until you’re suddenly caught before meeting the ground – the ultimate adrenaline rush! You must be at least 6 years old and 40 pounds to ride the Zip Line.

For more information and to purchase tickets visit their website or call at 843-839-1661. Pricing starts at 439.95 for the Zip Line Adventure course and $69.95 for the Aerial Challenge. Kids ages 5-10 years old are welcome to try the Ninja Kids Course with prices starting at $19.95. Myrtle Beach Zip Line Adventures is located at Pavilion Park between 8th & 9th Avenue N. Hours are 2:00 – 10:00 p.m., Thursday through Monday.

 

3| Myrtle Beach Thrill Rides

Located almost directly across the street from our oceanfront resort, you’ll find Myrtle Beach Thrill Rides. This small adventure park offers five high-flying, adrenaline-pumping rides. The Slingshot seats two riders at a time and launches them more than 300 feet in the air at speeds of 100 mph. The Air Strike seats up to eight riders, four on each end sitting back to back. With legs dangling, riders will experience speeds of nearly 70 mph and 3.6 Gs. The Sky Fall tower carries up to eight riders 140 feet in the air before it drops them to the ground.

The Sun Dance is great for larger groups, seating up to 12 riders at a time. Sitting back to back in a circle, riders are sent spinning round and round then upside down. Last but not least, the Shooting Star accommodates up to four riders, sitting back to back, on an accelerated swing ride. For ticket pricing and hours, call (843) 444-8255.
 

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk Attractions

 4| Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

Ripley’s Believe It or Not is a two-story “odditorium” filled with some of the world’s greatest oddities and most exotic artifacts. It’s the only place in Myrtle Beach where you will find shrunken heads, a vampire killing kit, an 8-foot tall transformer sculpture and unique artwork.

This 12,250 square foot facility has more than 200 different exhibits that are sure to keep you and your kids entertained for hours. These exhibits have been described as “strange yet beautiful” and will help create lasting Myrtle Beach memories! Ripley’s Believe It or Not is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Pricing starts at $24.99 for adults and $14.99 for children ages 3-11. Tickets available online.

 

Be sure to cheeck out Ripley's 5D Moving Theatre on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk.5| Ripley’s 5D Moving Theater

Experience the movies like never before at Ripley’s 5D Moving Theater, located on Ocean Blvd across from the Gay Dolphin. This state-of-the-art theater puts the audience in the middle of the action. Your senses will go wild as you bump, drop, twist and turn in your seat while enjoying a 3D film.

There are two film options at Ripley’s unique theater, Glacier Run and Cosmic Race. Ticket prices start at $14.99 for adults and $9.99 for children ages 3-11. The theatre is open from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. with continuous showings of both films all day. Tickets available online.

 

6| Ripley’s Haunted Adventure

Ripley’s takes haunted houses to the next level at this scream-filled adventure, right next door to their 5D Moving Theater. Fun and fear lurk around every corner with both live actors and special effects. This creepy renovated mansion is filled with twists, turns and dark corridors.

Ripley’s Haunted Adventure is open daily from noon until 11:00 p.m. No children under the age of 8 are permitted, and children ages 8-11 must be accompanied by an adult. Ticket pricing starts at $14.99 for adults and $9.99 for children. Tickets available online.

 

7| Ripley’s Marvelous Mirror Maze

The next adventure-filled attraction by Ripley’s is the Marvelous Mirror Maze, located on the south side of Ripley’s Haunted Adventure. This labyrinth of fun takes guests through endless hallways of infinity mirrors, LED lights and dead ends. You’ll gain a new perspective as you get lost in this enchanted maze.

The Mirror Maze is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Pricing is $9.99 for all guests. Tickets available online.

 

8| Nightmare Haunted House

Looking for even more screams and thrills? Try the Nightmare Haunted House located across from Plyler Park on Ocean Blvd. This zombie-filled adventure takes guests deep into the depths of their worst nightmares. Surrounded by darkness, moans and screams, your heart will race through the entire maze-like adventure.

Grab your friends and experience Zombie Zone, the undead adventure. The Haunted House is open daily from noon until late. Tickets are $12.99 for adults and $8.99 for children 12 and under. Tickets may be purchased online or at the door.

 

9| Boardwalk ArcadeThe Boardwalk Arcade is one of the top attractions on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk.

Also known as the Gay Dolphin Arcade due to its proximity, this family-friendly attraction has become a staple of the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk for families. Kids will love playing for tickets, winning prizes and filling up on sweet treats. Hours are 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. daily.

 

10| Fun Plaza

The Fun Plaza is an open-air arcade that first opened in 1938. With a perfect view of the ocean, players can jump from classic games like Pac-Man to new games like Halo Fireteam Raven. You won’t be able to miss the large prize shop at the center of the arcade.

Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily. All games are now operating on a card swipe system.

 

Ready to book your stay at our Myrtle Beach Boardwalk hotel?

With so many great attractions and rides along the Boardwalk, you might need to extend your vacation. Holiday Inn – “At The Pavilion” offers an incredible Boardwalk location, Tropical Paradise Beach Bar, 5 pools attractions, an on-site cafe and more. Our rooms have breathtaking ocean views, private balconies, in-room kitchens and more.
What are you waiting for? Check out our current specials and book your Myrtle Beach Boardwalk vacation today!

 

Fourth of July on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is a can't-miss event this year.
Jun14

Independence Day is always a fun time of year to vacation in Myrtle Beach. There are so many activities to choose from, you really won’t want to miss the 4th of July celebrations at the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk! 

We’ve started on the north end of the Boardwalk and are working our way south, giving you all the fun you can enjoy on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk this 4th of July. Here are the restaurants, rides and stores you’ll find on the Boardwalk this Independence Day.

Just looking for details about the 2021 Myrtle Beach Boardwalk Fireworks show? Click here.

 

The Start of the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk: 14th Avenue N

Just north of Holiday Inn at the Pavilion, the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Promenade starts at the 14 Avenue Pier. Here you will find the Pier 14 Restaurant & Lounge plus a gift shop and tackle store. Grab a delectable bite, enjoy local live music, pick up a few souvenirs or fish for a big catch! The Pier 14 Restaurant will be open on the 4th of July for lunch and dinner with live music by the house musician, closing at 9:30 p.m.

Just past Pier 14 is one of the newest restaurants on the Boardwalk, RipTydz Oceanfront Grille & Rooftop Bar. RipTydz has a spacious dining area, an oceanfront deck and a rooftop full of fun. Just off the Boardwalk, RipTydz hosts weekly live music, corn hole tournaments and more on their sandy front lawn. Check their Facebook page for the latest events schedule. On the Fourth of July, RipTydz will be open for you to enjoy lunch or dinner, closing at midnight.

Holiday Inn at the Pavilion is RipTydz’s neighbor to the south. Our oceanfront resort features amazing amenities like indoor & outdoor pools, a lazy river, a tropical beach bar, a coffee shop and more! Check out the oceanfront accommodations we offer with private balconies and in-room kitchens. Book your room now to enjoy a 4th of July vacation in Myrtle Beach this summer!

 

The Myrtle Beach Thrill Rides are a must-see for 4th of July on the Boardwalk.
Photo from MB Thrill Rides’ Facebook

Fun & Adventure on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

Just south of our oceanfront resort are the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk Thrill Rides. You can’t miss these towering rides on Ocean Blvd. Thrillseekers can launch hundreds of feet in the air, spin around and around or soar to new heights. You might just be able to grab a piece of the sky. Myrtle Beach Thrills Rides will open on Sunday, July 4th at noon. For ticket prices call (843) 444-8255.

For more relaxed thrills, catch a ride on the recently renovated SkyWheel of Myrtle Beach, the next 4th of July attraction on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. This high-flying ride features 42 glass-enclosed, climate-controlled gondolas. Want to make your ride really special? Hop on the SkyWheel during the 4th of July fireworks show! The SkyWheel is open until 11:00 p.m. on the fourth.

Another great restaurant you won’t want to miss this 4th of July is Landshark Bar & Grill, located adjacent to the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel. Landshark is part of the Margaritaville family, so you are sure to find delicious margaritas in a relaxed atmosphere. Landshark will be open for lunch and dinner on the 4th of July, closing at 11:00 p.m.

 

 

 

Plyler Park on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

Salute as military aircraft fly over the coastline in Myrtle Beach this 4th of July.Plyler Park is located along Mr. Joe White Ave. This open-air green space is the perfect spot to watch the Salute From The Shore. Around 1:00 p.m., turn your gaze to the sky and see South Carolina’s annual 4th of July tradition. Each year several military and vintage aircraft fly past our beaches as beachgoers wave, salute and proudly fly their American Flags. Be sure to take photos of your salutes & waves to post on social media with #salutefromtheshore.

Nearby, you’ll find Moe Moon’s, a relaxed beach bar grill and chill. Their menu has been described as beachside burgers and beers, but they also serve delicious tacos and seafood. Moe Moon’s is best known for their FishBowl cocktails, which are served in a 64 oz fishbowl! They will open for lunch and dinner on the Fourth of July, closing at 8:00 p.m.

The legendary Gay Dolphin Gift Cove is just a few steps down from Moe Moon’s. Since the 1930s, the Gay Dolphin has been part of the Myrtle Beach Community providing locals and visitors with unique seaside gifts. Today you will find items like shark teeth necklaces, seashell decor and stylish beachwear. Stop by to witness a piece of Myrtle Beach history. The Gay Dolphin Gift Cove will be open until midnight on July 4th.

As you continue your stroll down the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, there are two restaurants you won’t want to miss. Hurricane’s Daiquiri Bar & Grill boasts the best burgers and frozen daiquiris on the Boardwalk. Enjoy a Fruit Loop (red, white & blue) daiquiri with a Hurricane burger while soaking in the cool beach vibes. Hurricane’s will be open for lunch and dinner on the 4th, closing at 10:00 p.m.

Dirty Don’s Boardwalk Oyster Bar & Grill is next, serving up fresh seafood, battered and fried to perfection. The menu also offers raw oysters, seafood nachos and bacon-wrapped scallops, just to name a few. Dirty Don’s has weekly drink specials, live music and happy hour deals. Swing by for lunch or dinner on July 4th. Dirty Don’s will be open until 10:00 p.m.

 

History on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

Peaches Corner on 9th Ave is a staple of the Myrtle Beach landscape.
Photo from Peaches Corner’s Facebook

In the 1930s, two new eateries opened on 9th Avenue N: Ocean Front Tavern and Peaches Corner. Johnny Burroughs purchased both establishments in the 1940s, and the rest is history.

After almost a century, Peaches Corner still stands proudly on the corner of 9th Ave N and Ocean Blvd serving the best hot dogs and chili in town. Ocean Front Bar & Grill, formerly known as Ocean Front Tavern, proudly sits on the corner of 9th Ave N and the Boardwalk serving up fresh seafood and ice-cold brews with an ocean view. On the 4th of July, grab a bite at Peaches until midnight. Ocean Front doesn’t stop serving until the doors close.

Sandwiched between these two historical restaurants lies the infamous entertainment venue The Bowery, which opened in 1944. Best known for its house band of the 70s, Alabama, The Bowery still serves a side of live music with every drink. You never know what up-and-coming country star you’ll see on stage! Stop by until 2:00 a.m. on the Fourth of July. 

 

 

Pavilion Place on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

Between 8th and 9th Avenue N on the Boardwalk sits a green space known as the Burroughs & Chapin Pavilion Place. It is used for many festivals and events throughout the year including Myrtle Beach’s  Food Truck Festival and the Carolina Country Music Fest. As you stroll this stretch on the 4th of July, don’t miss the American flags flying high.

Turn your head south and you’ll see 8th Ave Tiki Bar & Grill, visible from Pavilion Place. Enjoy a cold drink, delicious burger and panoramic ocean view, all in one. This local favorite has live music and karaoke weekly. Celebrate our nation’s independence on the Fourth of July at 8th Ave. Tiki Bar until 2:00 a.m.

Just a few doors down, you’ll find ART Burger · Sushi · Bar. ART serves craft cocktails, hand-rolled sushi, mouthwatering burgers and ice-cold beer at their oceanfront location seven days a week. Swing by for lunch or dinner on the Fourth of July until 8:00 p.m.

 

Fireworks on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

Head farther south to check out Sharkey’s Oceanfront Restaurant. You’ll feel like a local in no time with their oceanfront deck, fresh seafood and lively spirits. Sharkey’s is open for lunch and dinner on the 4th of July, closing at 9:00 p.m.

You are sure to enjoy the Fourth of July Fireworks on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk.

As you approach the end of the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Promenade, you’ll see the expansive 2nd Avenue Pier. The pier is home to the newest Wicked Tuna location. This local restaurant boasts a ‘Hook to Plate’ philosophy for all of their sushi and seafood dishes. Check them out for lunch or dinner on the Fourth of July until 9:00 p.m.

The 2nd Avenue Pier is the epicenter of the glittering patriotic fireworks display that will light up the sky at 10:00 p.m., visible from anywhere on the boardwalk.

 

No matter where you choose to dine or celebrate, we’re sure you and your family will have a BLAST! To make this red, white and blue holiday even more explosive, check out our special offers! Holiday Inn at the Pavilion is excited to see you this 4th of July on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk!

Three ladies celebrating the start of the top spring events in Myrtle Beach.
Mar23

As the weather warms up, local events are blooming all around the Myrtle Beach area. From annual celebrations to first-time festivals, almost every weekend is set to host a fun event for you and your family to attend this spring. Grab the gang and let’s check out the top spring events in Myrtle Beach for 2021!

Beaks and Brushes | March 13th & April 9thBeaks and Brushes combines painting and the aquarium to make for one of the top spring events in Myrtle Beach.

Grab your paintbrush! Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach hosts Painting with a Twist, a unique painting class experience, this spring. Enjoy a glass of wine as you soak up the underwater excitement of the Aquarium while creating your very own marine-themed painting. The instructor of the class will walk you through each step of the painting process, so all skill levels are welcome to attend.

Tickets to the event are $45 and include admission to the Aquarium, one drink ticket, appetizers and art supplies. The class will run from 4 to 6 p.m., but you are welcome to come early and peruse the Aquarium. Check out the scheduled painting for each date and purchase your tickets online here.

Run to the sun car show is an annual spring event in Myrtle Beach.Run to the Sun Car Show | March 18th – 20th

Classic American cars and trucks will flood Myrtle Beach once again for the 32nd Annual Run to the Sun Car Show this March. The event will return to its usual location between 27th & 21st Ave N. Showtimes are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day of the event. Spectator parking is available at Broadway at the Beach with City Transit buses providing free shuttle services from 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

A Very Vintage Affair | March 19th & 20thA very vintage affair is a new event this spring in Myrtle Beach.

Another spring event in Myrtle Beach this year is A Very Vintage Affair. This family-friendly festival and market will feature how-to workshops, classic cars, trucks and campers and live entertainment. You’ll also enjoy plenty of vendors featuring vintage and antique items, all-natural products and homemade goods available for purchase. There will also be free activities and crafts for kids.

Door prizes and contest giveaways will be awarded on both days. Food trucks will be set up in the parking lot of the mall. A Very Vintage Affair will take place Friday and Saturday at the Inlet Square Mall in Murrells Inlet from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Learning to decorate a spring themed cake is a great way to kick off the season in Myrtle Beach.Themed Cake Academy Class | March 25th & April 1st

Pink Pineapple Cakes will host two cake decorating classes this spring. Take your cake decorating skills to the next level by creating a spring or Easter-themed cake.

Classes are $45 each and include all the necessary supplies. The events are BYOB, so be sure to pack your favorite drink (and an apron!) to sip on while decorating. Attendees will be able to take their masterpieces home with them. Purchase event tickets online here.

Horry County Fair | April 23rd – May 2ndThe Horry County Fair is one of the top spring events in Myrtle Beach.

The 6th Annual Horry County Fair is currently scheduled for April 23rd through May 2nd. Due to the closure of the Myrtle Beach Speedway in 2020, a new location for the fair has not yet been announced. The 10-day event is set to have exciting rides, decadent fair food, family-friendly games, live entertainment, a petting zoo, face painting and so much more.

Art in the Park returns for the 49th year to Myrtle Beach for the annual spring event.Art in the Park | April 24th & 25th

The Market Common will host Art in the Park in Valor Park this spring. This annual event returns for its 49th year with nearly 40 arts and crafts vendors selling their one-of-a-kind creations.

From pottery, jewelry and photography to sculptures, woodwork and fibers – you’re sure to find the perfect piece to add to your collection. This April event is free to attend and will take place from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day.

Myrtle Beach Food Truck Festival | 2021 Dates TBDThe food is delicious at the Myrtle Beach Food Truck festival, a popular spring event in the are.

The popular Myrtle Beach Food Truck Festival has not yet announced new dates for 2021.

This free Myrtle Beach event draws hundreds of food trucks from across the Grand Strand and other coastal areas for locals and visitors to enjoy. Beyond delicious food trucks, the event boasts cold beer, live music and a kids’ zone with games and prizes. The Myrtle Beach Food Truck Festival is held at the Burroughs and Chapin Pavilion Place between 8th and 9th avenue on the Boardwalk.

Everyone is excited for the return of the Myrtle Beach marathon, an annual spring event in Myrtle Beach.Myrtle Beach Marathon | May 1st

Calling all runners, walkers, cheerleaders and spectators! The 24th Annual Myrtle Beach Marathon is just around the corner. This year’s event will feature a virtual 10k and family fun run alongside its traditional races. Races will begin and end at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark on Grissom Parkway and 21st Ave N.

In order to keep everyone safe during the event, masks must be worn at the start and finish line. Runners’ race bibs will be mailed to their registered address prior to race day. Organizers will also implement staggered start times for all in-person races. You can find more information about the 2021 Myrtle Beach Marathon here. We are excited about the return of this annual spring event in Myrtle Beach.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans Baseball | May 4th – September 19thA player slides into first base at a Myrtle Beach Pelicans game, an annual spring favorite.

Spring welcomes the beginning of baseball season in Myrtle Beach! After a delayed start to the season, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans will host their first six-game homestead on Tuesday, May 11th against the Augusta GreenJackets. The 120-game season will be split evenly between home and away games with every series beginning on Tuesday and ending on Sunday.

Visitors and locals alike look forward to the weekly promotions found at the TicketReturn.Com Field which include:

  • Taco Tuesdays: $2 Tacos and Tallboys from 6 to 8 pm
  • Wiener Wednesdays: $1 Hot Dogs all game long
  • Thirsty Thursdays: $1 12oz. Bud & Bud Light drafts, $2 16oz. cans and $2 glasses of wine until 8 pm
  • Family Fridays: Pre-game on-field catch and kid-friendly themes with a Post-game fireworks show
  • Palmetto State Saturdays: $2 Seltzers and $5 mixed drinks until 7 pm, $3 off tickets for SC residents
  • Family Sundays: Pre-game on-field catch and kid-friendly themes with a Post-game fireworks show

Be sure to check the Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ schedule to see when they are home during the season.

Musician playing the trombone at the Myrtle Beach Jazz festival, an annual spring event in Myrtle Beach.Myrtle Beach Jazz Festival | 2021 Dates TBA

The annual Myrtle Beach Jazz Festival will return to the area in 2021after canceling their 2020 event dates. Previously, the event has featured local bands, food vendors and artists. This event is free to attend and takes place on historic Carver Street in Myrtle Beach. Check out the event website for the latest updates.

World Famous Blue Crab Festival | May 15th & 16thA young woman shows off her plate at the World Famous Blue Crab Festival, an annual spring event in the Myrtle Beach.

Guests flock from far and wide to attend this famous annual Little River event! The “World Famous Crab Festival” is a two-day event that celebrates a favorite local dish – blue crabs. There will be hundreds of arts and crafts vendors present, live entertainment all weekend long, a spacious children’s area and plenty of food vendors serving up their favorite blue crab dishes. The event runs from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day and tickets are $5 per day. Children 12 and under are free. Advance tickets may be purchased online.

Be sure to attend a live show while you are in Myrtle Beach, one of the top spring events in the area.The Return of Live Shows | Ongoing

March is an exciting month for live entertainment in Myrtle Beach! Many local theaters closed their curtains earlier this year to revamp returning performances. The following theaters are now OPEN for business for the 2021 season:

  • Legends in Concert – Performers for the Spring 2021 season include Elvis Presley, The Blues Brothers, Dolly Parton and Bruno Mars. Summer 2021 performers will include Cher, Luke Bryan, Pat Benatar, Shania Twain and Elvis Presley. Tickets range from $45.95 to $56.70 depending on seat location. Tickets may be purchased online.
  • The Carolina Opry – Available shows include The Carolina Opry, Time Warp and The Performing Arts Series. Tickets range from $17-$25 for children and $34.95-$49.95 for adults. You may purchase your tickets online in advance.
  • Medieval Times – This dinner & show event encompasses a medieval theme and includes horse stunts, sword battles and a live jousting tournament. Dinner includes four courses. Adults are $55.95 and children 12 and under are $28.95. Tickets may be purchased online.
  • Pirates Voyage – This dinner & show event embraces a pirate theme and includes live acrobatic stunts, tumbling and rope stunts and live animal appearances. Dinner includes four courses. Tickets are $54.99 for adults and $29.99 for children ages 3-9. You may purchase your tickets online.

 

Holiday Inn at the Pavilion is centrally located in downtown Myrtle Beach – just a short drive from all Myrtle Beach events! Kick-off your spring vacation with our impressive amenities and family-friendly accommodations. Be sure to check out our special offers to book the best deal for your spring vacation to Myrtle Beach.

Looking for more to see and do while you’re in town? Check out all the fun you can have in Myrtle Beach on your spring vacation!

Dinner for two, one of the many romantic things to do in Myrtle Beach.
Feb01

Whether you are looking for the perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day or just hunting for romantic things to do, Myrtle Beach is the best destination for couples. The Grand Strand is full of romantic oceanfront dining and attractions for couples

We have scoured the area looking for the best and most romantic dinners and events happening this Valentine’s Day. But even without a Valentine’s-theme, plenty of restaurants and attractions have romantic vibes that are perfect for any couple at any time of the year. 

Here is our list of the most romantic things to do in Myrtle Beach for 2021.

 

Valentine’s Day Events 2021

Valentine’s Dinner at The Brentwood Restaurant & Wine Bistro

The Brentwood Restaurant is known for its low country French cuisine and for being one of the “Top 10 Romantic Restaurants” (according to MyrtleBeachRestaurantNews.com). After a short 30-minute drive North, couples can enjoy a four-course “Prix Fixe” dinner on Saturday the 13th or Sunday the 14th. This romantic dinner is $65 per couple with wine selections available for an additional $25. Seating is limited. Call 843-249-2601 for reservations. The “Prix Fixe” Romantic Dinner menu options may be found online.

Splash of Love at Ripley’s Aquarium

Dine with the fishes at Ripley’s Aquarium this Valentine’s Day. Splash of Love is an annual event where couples have the chance to enjoy a romantic dinner in the setting of their choice. The event is on February 14th, 5pm – 8pm. Here are the three packages available for 2021: 

  • Sea of Love ($120 +tax per couple) – a four-course dinner for two, one drink ticket per person, one long-stemmed rose, and a souvenir photo
  • Tunnel of Love ($180 +tax per couple) – premier seating inside the Shark Tunnel, a four-course dinner for two, two drink tickets per person, one long-stemmed rose, a souvenir photo, a strolling musician, and a box of premium chocolates
  • You’re My Penguin ($300 +tax per couple) – VIP seating inside the Penguin Playhouse, a four-course dinner for two, two drink tickets per person, a bottle of champagne, cocktail service during dinner, one long-stemmed rose, a souvenir photo, live music, and a box of premium chocolates

Reservations are required. Call 843-916-0888 for more information. 

Wine & Design Date Night

Couples can sip on the beverage of their choice while co-painting a work of art this Valentine’s Day at Wine & Design located in The Market Common. For $65, couples will be provided two pre-traced canvas, paint, brushes, and aprons. You will each paint half of a cute couple-themed scene that will be hung together creating a lovely work of art. 

Wine & Design is BYOB (wine, beer, and snacks), but provides plastic cups, corkscrews, and bottle openers. Couples are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes early to pour their drinks and get set up. Wine & Design has other Valentine’s-themed painting scheduled throughout the month of February if you aren’t able to make it on the 14th. Reservations are required

The Melting Pot Valentine’s Day Dinner

Throughout Valentine’s Day weekend, couples can enjoy a decadent dipping dinner at The Melting Pot. This specialty menu is $74.99 per person for a 5-course dinner which includes a starter course, a cheese course, salads, entrees, and chocolate fondue dessert. 

On the 13th and 14th, a specialty 3-course lunch is available for $49.99 per person. This menu includes a cheese course, entrees, and chocolate fondue dessert. For an additional charge, couples may add a charcuterie board to their meal or a 3-stem rose package. Please call 843-692-9003 to make your reservations. The full Valentine’s Day menu is available online. 

 

Romantic Things To Do In Myrtle Beach (Any Time of The Year)

Enchanted Sailing Charters

Take to the seas and enjoy a romantic cruise on the Enchantress, a 44’ Caribbean sailing yacht. The Enchantress is the area’s largest chartered sailboat offering guests a variety of cruise options. For couples, Enchanted Sailing Charters offers 4 romantic cruises. 

  • Sunset Dinner Cruise: $545 for 2 guests, 3-hour cruise, 4-course meal provided by Outback Steakhouse, sodas and bottled water provided, BYOB
  • Sunset Cruise: $395 for 2 guests, 3-hour cruise, sodas and bottled water provided, BYOB
  • Proposal/Anniversary Cruise: $545 for 2 guests, 3-hour cruise, 4-course meal provided by Outback Steakhouse, option to add an overnight stay on the sailboat (+$150 for a Night at the Dock, +$400 for a Night at Sea) 
  • The “I DO” Cruise: $545 for up to 6 guests, 3-hour cruise, and marriage ceremony by Captain John

Historic Downtown Conway

Known as the Historic Rivertown, Conway is full of history and culture. Downtown Conway specifically is filled with shops and restaurants to keep you and your sweetheart in a romantic mood. Enjoy dinner on the Waccamaw River at Bonfire. Pick out a personally made bouquet of roses at Encore Florals. Sip on a cup of freshly roasted coffee at Rivertown Roasters. Or enjoy a live show at the Theatre of the Republic

Atalaya Castle at Huntington Beach State Park

A trip to Huntington Beach State Park is always an adventure. When you and your sweetheart visit, that adventure can turn romantic. The most romantic thing to do is a stroll through the National Historic Landmark, the Atalaya Castle. It’s easy to get lost in the experience as you venture through the many rooms, halls, and gardens of the castle. Admission into the Castle is $2 per person plus regular park admission.

Radical Ropes Adventure Park 

For the more adventurous couples, spend an afternoon exploring the ropes course, climbing wall, and extreme zip lines at Radical Ropes. This five-acre forest is full of adrenaline-pumping action and breathtaking views. See the pricing for each of the adventures offered and book your extreme date today. 

Nightlife at Broadway at the Beach

For the best nightlife found all in one location, visit Broadway at the Beach. There are plenty of restaurants and shops to keep you entertained during the day. But as the moon rises, couples will love the active nightlife at Broadway at the Beach. A few of the best bars are Fat Tuesdays, Señor Frogs, and Wet Willie’s. For even more fun, check out Dave & Busters, a combined arcade and bar. 

Music in the Courtyard at Duplin Winery 

This season, Duplin Winery is combining the best of both worlds – wine tasting and live music. Couples can sip wine on the Courtyard Patio while enjoying live music by local musicians. See the currently scheduled musicians online. 

Dinner & Live Music on the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk 

The Murrells Inlet MarshWalk is comprised of 7 locally-owned restaurants that all feature fresh, locally-sourced seafood. Throughout the year, live music is played nightly up and down the MarshWalk. After enjoying a scrumptious meal, you and your significant other can stroll along the MarshWalk enjoying a variety of live music while sipping on your favorite cocktail. 

Skywheel Date

What could be more romantic than enjoying a view of the ocean from the top of a 20-story tall sky wheel? Couples can enjoy a 10-15 minute ride on the Myrtle Beach Skywheel for $15 per person. VIP tickets are available for $50 per person which includes a double ride on a VIP gondola, a photo package to remember the occasion, and a special VIP lanyard that allows you to skip the line. Call 843-839-9200 for more information. 

Dinner For Two 

Many restaurants along the Grand Strand possess a romantic setting perfect for Valentine’s Day or any other special couple’s occasion. If you do plan on visiting one of these restaurants on Valentine’s Day weekend, we recommend that you call ahead for reservations as most area restaurants are still operating with limited seating. Here are some of the most romantic restaurants in Myrtle Beach for couples to enjoy. 

 

Romantic Accommodations in Myrtle Beach

Holiday Inn at the Pavilion is an oceanfront resort located on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. There is easy access to the Boardwalk and the beach directly from the hotel’s “backyard.” On-site, Holiday Inn at the Pavilion has indoor and outdoor pools, a Tropical Beach Bar on the outdoor pool deck, and numerous in-room amenities. Each of our suites has a view of the ocean from its private balcony. Take a look at our 8 room options, many of which have fully-equipped kitchens, and book your next romantic getaway with us!

Myrtle Beach in January
Dec11

Vacationing to Myrtle Beach in January might seem a bit silly. You can’t swim in the ocean, and you can’t wear your favorite flip-flops. But even though the temperatures have cooled down doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of hot and exciting things to do all over town. From discounted golf rates to crowd-less beaches, here’s your inside scoop on what to do in Myrtle Beach in January!

 

Grab a jacket and head to the beach!

During January, Myrtle Beach has an average high of 55 degrees and an average low of 34 degrees. Maybe it’s because there aren’t many vacationers or maybe it’s because of all the winter storms, but the beaches always seem to have buckets of shells and other great finds during January. With more than 60-miles of beach to explore, there’s no telling what incredible beach treasures you will go home with. 

Holiday Inn at the Pavilion is located at the North End of the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, right next to the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel. With over 80 businesses up and down the Boardwalk, including restaurants and specialty shops, there is endless fun to be had on the Beach.

Take to the Seas!

Voyager Deep Sea Fishing and Dolphin Cruises has fun for the whole family. Voyager offers everything from Private Sport Fishing Charters to Dolphin Tours. With the largest fishing boats in the area, you are sure to experience Myrtle Beach and beyond like never before. 

Here are some of the packages available for Private Sport Fishing Charters.

  • Half-Day Fishing: Trolling or Bottom Fishing for 4.5 hours; Up to 15 miles offshore catching King Mackerel, Bonita Tuna, Bluefish, and many more; Up to 6 people – $550, Over 6 people – additional $50/person
  • Shark Fishing Trips (Night or Day): Bottom Fishing for 4 hours; Up to 15 miles offshore catching Blacktip Sharks, Atlantic Sharpnose Sharks, and many more; Up to 6 people – $550, Over 6 people – additional $50/person
  • Full-Day Fishing: Trolling &/or Bottom Fishing for 8 hours; Deep-sea fishing catching Mahi Dolphin, Barracuda, Amberjack, and many more; Up to 6 people – $1100, Over 6 people – additional $75/person
  • Inshore Fishing: Creeks and Waterways; Stay within a couple miles of land catching Flounder, Speckled Trout, Red Drum, and many more; ½ Day (4 hours) – $450 for up to 6 people, ¾ Day (6 hours) – $650 for up to 6 people, and Fully Day (8 hours) – $850 for up to 6 people. 

For a full list of Charter Packages available and to reserve your fishing trip, visit their website or give Captain Larry a call today at 843-626-4900.  

Get a Bird’s Eye View!

The scenery around Myrtle Beach is breathtaking, even during the winter months. But from the sky, the view of Myrtle Beach will literally leave you speechless. You’ll see the ocean, the hundreds of golf courses, and all the amazing attractions just from a different perspective.

Here are the area’s top helicopter rides. All rides start at just $20!

  • Helicopter Adventures | 1860 21st Ave N, Myrtle Beach | 1-800-FLY-4-FUN
  • Oceanfront Helicopters | 3000 S Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach | 843-946-0022
  • Executive Helicopters | 2800 Terminal St, North Myrtle Beach | 843-427-7351

Splashing Adventures!

Even though it’s too cold to take a dip in the ocean during January, that doesn’t mean you should leave your bathing suit at home when you visit the Holiday Inn at the Pavilion. You will love our climate-controlled indoor pool amenities

Relax in our heated Indoor Whirlpool. Enjoy wet ‘n wild fun at our Indoor Pool. And you are never too old or too young to float around the Indoor Lazy River. 

It’s Tee Time!

Another great perk of visiting Myrtle Beach in January is that many of the local golf courses offer discounted rates! Did you know that Myrtle Beach is home to over 100 golf courses? From Little River to Pawleys Island, there are endless courses to keep your favorite golfer entertained. 

Here are a few of the amazing courses along the Grand Strand that also offer great off-season rates. 

  • Arcadian Shores Golf Club | 701 Hilton Road, Myrtle Beach
  • Barefoot Resort | 4980 Barefoot Resort Bridge Road, North Myrtle Beach
  • Caledonia Golf and Fish Club | 2200 Kings River Road, Pawleys Island
  • Dunes Golf and Beah Club | 9000 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach
  • Eagle Nest Golf Club | 3820 Fairway Drive, Little River
  • Founders Club at Pawleys Island | 7829 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island 
  • Grande Dunes Resort Course | 8700 Golf Village Ln, Myrtle Beach
  • Heritage Club | 478 Heritage Dr, Pawleys Island
  • International Club | 1560 Tournament Blvd, Murrells Inlet
  • Long Bay Club | 350 Fox Trail Dr, Longs
  • Man O’ War Golf Club | 5601 Leeshire Blvd, Myrtle Beach
  • Prestwick Country Club | 1001 Links Rd, Myrtle Beach
  • River Oaks Golf Club | 831 River Oaks Dr, Myrtle Beach 
  • Shaftesbury Glen Golf Club | 681 Cains Landing Rd, Conway
  • The Witch Golf Club | 1900 Hwy 544, Conway
  • Willbrook Plantation Golf Club | 426 Willbrook Dr, Pawleys Island

 

We hope this list of fun makes your vacation to Myrtle Beach in January one to remember. As you plan your next winter stay, remember to check out all the great deals that the Holiday Inn at the Pavilion is offering including the Free Stays Program, Vacation Assurance, and Early Book Savings Program. We’ll see you in January! 

 

Myrtle Beach Christmas Lights - Nights of a Thousand Candles
Nov30

Gather around Christmas-light superfans! Holiday Inn at the Pavilion has your 2020 Guide for all of the Myrtle Beach Christmas Lights you and your family will be able to enjoy. 

From Little River to Georgetown, the Grand Strand twinkles during the holiday season. And no matter what the weather, there are indoor and outdoor light displays for you to experience. We have laid out all of the Myrtle Beach Christmas Lights from the north end of the Grand Strand to the south end with all of their joyful details. 

The Great Christmas Light Show

North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex, 150 Citizens Circle, North Myrtle Beach, SC

Ages one through ninety-two will marvel at this winter wonderland. There are over 2 million lights displayed along a 2-mile drive that are synced to music through your radio. Once you have seen the over 500 magical light displays, park your car and head over to Santa’s Village. Guests will enjoy a petting zoo, hot chocolate, s’mores, and photos with Santa all for FREE. 

  • Drive Through Experience: Nov. 23rd – Dec 30th, Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day
  • Santa’s Village: Fri.-Sun. Until Dec. 13th, Open Nightly Dec. 14th – 30th, Closed Christmas Day
  • $15 per vehicle when Santa’s Village is closed (up to 15 passengers)
  • $20 per vehicle when Santa’s Village is open (up to 15 passengers)

 

Myrtle Beach Christmas Lights - Ripley's Festival of TreesRipley’s Aquarium Festival of Trees

Broadway at the Beach, 1110 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Celebrate with your underwater friends this holiday season at Ripley’s Aquarium. Ripley’s has decorated over 55 Christmas trees throughout the aquarium. Each state in the US has a tree decorated to represent it. 

  • Event is included with all admission tickets at no additional charge

 

4th Annual Community Christmas Tree Lighting

Garden of Hope, 1395 Carver St, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Hosted by the City of Myrtle Beach’s Neighborhood Services Department, the Annual Community Christmas Tree Lighting brings together locals from the City and surrounding. The event will include hot chocolate and cookies, live music, and a socially-distanced photo opportunity with Santa. 

  • Dec. 6th, 4:30pm – 6:30pm
  • Free to all!

 

Christmas on the Farm!

Thompson Farm & Nursery, 100 Brickyard Place, Conway, SC 29527

In addition to all of the farm fun being had, guests will experience a 4D-hayride to Santa’s Village. Riding through hundreds of Christmas lights, you will pass Whoville and meet some new friends along the way. Hot chocolate, coffee, and s’mores will be served as you take a peek into Santa’s Toy Workshop on the way to meet Santa! 

  • Nov. 27th – Dec. 13th, Friday – Sunday ONLY, 5:30pm – 9:30pm 
  • Dec. 18th – 27th, Open Nightly, Closed Christmas Day, 5:30pm – 9:30pm
  • $15 for adults, $13 for kids, ages 2 and under are free

 

Myrtle Beach Christmas Lights - Celebration of LightsCelebration of Lights

Downtown Conway, 1515 Third Ave, Conway, SC 29526

Light up your holiday in the Historic Rivertown. The drive-thru Christmas Light Show begins on Third Avenue (next to Shelley’s Seafood). Participants will follow the route to Ash Pond Road and then to Marina Drive. 

  • Dec. 3rd – 20th, Thursday – Sunday ONLY, 6-10pm
  • Final Show Dec. 24th, 6-10pm
  • No admission fee!

 

Christmas Tree Lighting

Town Hall, 115 Hwy 17 Bus., Surfside Beach, SC 29575

Head down to the Family Beach Town Hall, and enjoy the annual Christmas Tree Lighting. This event will feature live holiday music. 

  • Dec. 3rd, 6-7pm
  • Free to all! 

 

Myrtle Beach Christmas Lights - Nights of a Thousand CandlesNights of a Thousand Candles

Brookgreen Gardens, 1931 Brookgreen Dr., Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

Jump into an illuminated wonderland while you celebrate Christmas at Brookgreen. From sparkling wine and delicious entrees to live holiday music and a lighted art installation, Nights of a Thousand Candles will not disappoint. There are over 2,800 hand-lit candles and countless sparkling lights throughout the Gardens. Be sure to check the live music schedule and menus for each of the on-site restaurants when booking your visit. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

  • Nov. 27th – Dec. 20th, Wednesday – Sunday Only, 4-9pm
  • Dec. 26th – 31st, 4-9pm
  • Members: $20 for adults, $12 for children
  • Non-members: $25 for adults, $15 for children

 

Tree Lighting Ceremony 

The Hammock Shops Village, 10880 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island, SC 29585

Gather up the kids and join us for an old fashioned Christmas Tree Lighting. The event includes rides on the Santa Express Train located in Santa’s Village. 

  • Dec. 6th, 5:30 – 6pm
  • Train Rides: Dec. 6th 3-6pm 

 

Shine Bright Pawleys Island

Pawleys Island Presbyterian Church, 9967 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, SC 29585

Sparkle and shine with family and friends at the Shine Bright event. In addition to the Christmas tree lighting, guests can enjoy s’mores, a photo booth, local art, and a live performance by the Pawleys Island Concert Band. Don’t forget your lawn chair to sit in while you listen to your favorite Christmas songs.

  • Dec. 6th, 6-7:30pm 
  • Admission is free!

 

Myrtle Beach Christmas Lights - Light up the LawnLight Up the Lawn!

Kaminski House Museum, 100 Broad St., Georgetown, SC 29440

Join us as we celebrate and Light Up the Kaminski House Lawn. Share a champagne toast (provided by Root – American Restaurant) and enjoy a holiday performance by the Saltwater Chamber Orchestra. 

  • Dec. 11th, 5:30 – 6:30pm

 

Please put safety first this holiday season. We recommend that you contact the events you are planning to attend to check for their current safety regulations. 

Once you have explored all of the Myrtle Beach Christmas Lights, don’t forget to check out the spectacular Christmas Shows that Myrtle Beach has to offer. And when you are ready for dinner, here are some amazing restaurants located along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. 

We are so excited that you have included us in your holiday plans this season. We are looking forward to providing accommodations with whichever room best suits you and your family.

Happy Holidays! 

 

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk at Sunset
Oct20

If you’re googling Myrtle Beach Boardwalk right now, you’re probably looking to have a variety of questions answered like what hotels are nearby, what is there to do, what restaurants are nearby, etc.

We decided to take the opportunity and answer all your questions here in one fantastic blog all about the boardwalk! Here’s a quick rundown of everything we’ll answer for you:

How Long Is The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk?

What Time Does The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk Open?

What Is There To Do At The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk?

What Shops Are On The Boardwalk in Myrtle Beach?

What Restaurants Are On The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk?

Does The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk Have Rides?

Where Can I Stay On The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk?

How Long Is The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk?

The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is 1.2 miles and runs oceanfront along downtown Myrtle Beach.

What Time Does The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk Open?

The boardwalk is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for visitors to enjoy year-round!

Check out the Frequently Asked Questions about the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk with all the answers to common questions on one page for your convenience.

What Is There To Do At The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk?

There are so many fun, entertaining things to do and attractions on the boardwalk, you and your family could easily spend the entire day there. Here are our top 5 favorite things to do and attractions:

  1. SkyWheel – get the best view of the Grand Strand from 200-ft up on the SkyWheel!
  2. EAT! – we have so many fantastic oceanfront restaurants on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. Can’t beat dinner AND a view!
  3. Gay Dolphin Gift Cove – one of the first shops on the boardwalk, the Gay Dolphin is a sight to see with its 26,000 square-feet covered in wall to wall of gifts and beach souvenirs.
  4. Hurricanes – if you love basking in the sun and sipping frozen drinks, you’ll love Hurricanes and their daiquiri bar!
  5. Promenade – one of the best places to relax in Myrtle Beach is right on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Promenade! Kick back, enjoy the salty air, and the occasional street performer.

What Shops Are On The Boardwalk in Myrtle Beach?

The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk has a handful of beachwear shops and souvenir shops (like the Gay Dolphin) for visitors to peruse. Tsunami Surf Shop is another favorite with a wide variety of beachwear like swimsuits, hats, surf gear, etc. They also have beach gear for your convenience, like surfboards, boogie boards, beach chairs, and more.

What Restaurants Are On The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk?

One of the best things about the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is the variety of restaurants for you to indulge in while on vacation. Here are our top 5 picks of restaurants near the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk:

  1. Bandito’s Cantina – Latin inspired restaurant with a stunning view of the ocean. It’s also a perfect place for predinner cocktails!
  2. Landshark Bar & Grill –  a casual atmosphere and dining experience with some delicious burgers.
  3. Tin Roof – known for its southern-style pub grub, great oceanfront view, and live music every night.
  4. Dirty Don’s Oyster Bar – this pick is for all the seafood lovers! They have a raw bar menu, amazing fried baskets, and more!
  5. Strong Waters Cafe – the perfect place for an amazing handcrafted cocktail and small plates.

Does The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk Have Rides?

Yes! Myrtle Beach has a few thrill rides that are not for the faint-hearted. Here’s a quick list of the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk Rides:

  • Myrtle Beach Zipline Adventures & Adrenaline Matrix
  • The Skyscraper
  • The Slingshot
  • Family Kingdom – a family-fun theme park with tons of thrill rides and more just off the Myrtle Beach boardwalk.

Where Can I Stay On The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk?

We are totally biased when answering this question, but of course, you should stay at the Holiday Inn Oceanfront Resort at the Pavilion. Our hotel offers easy access to the bustling boardwalk and beautiful beach with amenities like our tropical beach bar and outdoor pool that are sure to keep you in paradise during you stay.

Book your stay at our Myrtle Beach Boardwalk hotel!

Sunrise over Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA
Sep03

We realize that taking a beach vacation can quickly add up and become a costly endeavor, but it doesn’t have to. An easy way to save money during your vacation is to enjoy some of the free things that Myrtle Beach has to offer. From our beautiful beach to our local events, there are plenty of ways to keep you and your family entertained without breaking the bank! Here’s a list of our favorite free things to do in Myrtle Beach.

Free Fun in the Sun

Free Things To Do in Myrtle Beach - Child Builds A Castle IN The SandYou’re at the beach! Why not take advantage of all the free fun you can have right in the sand or water. Walk along the beach while looking for shells and shark’s teeth, sunbathe on your beach towel, build countless sandcastles, boogie board the waves, or enjoy a friendly game of corn hole or bocce ball.

Myrtle Beach Museums

Save money on attractions by attending the free Myrtle Beach museums available to the public. Learn something new at Myrtle Beach Museums for free.  

Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum

3100 S Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Dive in headfirst and explore the rich history of the Simeon B. Chapman Art Museum. With its continuous exhibits and educational/interactive programs, the Simeon Art Museum is a great spot for everyone in the family to enjoy. The museum is open 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (Tuesday-Saturday), 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm (Sunday), closed on Monday.

South Carolina Hall of Fame

2101 N Oak St, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Visit the South Carolina Hall of Fame and learn about the numerous inductees that range from artists, war heroes, community figures, and much more.

Horry County Museum & L W Paul Living History Farm

2279 Harris Short Cut Rd, Conway, SC 29526

The Horry County Museum is filled with the history, culture, and heritage Horry County is known for. Step back in time at the L W Paul Living History Farm. You can experience what it was like to live on a one-horse farm in South Carolina from the 1900s to the 1950s. Open Tuesday-Saturday from 9 AM to 5 PM (Farm closes at 4 PM).

Myrtle Beach Parks & Gardens 

Another budget-friendly activity to cross off your vacation bucket list are the beautiful parks and gardens located along the Grand Strand. 

Valor Memorial Garden

4017 Deville St, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Valor Memorial Garden is located in The Market Common and features a lush little garden and mini maze. Oftentimes Valor Memorial Garden is dedicated location for free events like Art in the Park and Market Common’s Movies Under the Stars.

Vereen Memorial Historical Garden 

2250 SC-179, Little River, SC 29566

Hit the natural and boardwalk trail at Vereen Memorial Historical Gardens. This 3-mile trail is perfect for nature watching, hiking, or admiring the Intracoastal Waterway views.

Myrtle Beach State Park

4401 S Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach SC 29575

The Myrtle Beach State Park is not free, but it’s still on our list of budget-friendly attractions in Myrtle Beach. $8 per adult and $5 for kids 3-15 will get you access to the beautiful park with a variety of activities like fishing, hiking trails, and picnicking areas.

McLean Park

93 Oak Dr, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

McLean Park is the perfect spot to enjoy a day with the family outdoors. You’ll find playgrounds, picnic shelters, tennis courts, and a two-acre lake to enjoy for free!

Atalaya Castle

Atalaya Rd, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

Tour the mysterious historic gem, Atalaya Castle that resides on the Huntington State Park grounds. Though this is not a free attraction, it is still a budget-friendly option at only $5 per person.

Myrtle Beach Open-Air Entertainment & Shopping

Escape the beach and step into one of Myrtle Beach’s open-air entertainment and shopping complexes.

Market Common 

4017 Deville St, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Stroll around Market Common and enjoy live music, festivals, and complimentary carriage rides (December only). The Market Common also features many boutiques & yummy restaurants.

Barefoot Landing 

4898 Hwy 17 S, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Visit Barefoot Landing, a open-air complex built on winding boardwalks. Here you can enjoy the marsh views, walk the boardwalks, or take a ride on the carousel. Throughout the year Barefoot Landing offers some free festivals, events, and massive firework displays.

Broadway at the Beach

1325 Celebrity Cir, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Broadway at the Beach is a must-see 360-acre outdoor entertainment and shopping complex. It features a small amusement park with rides for kids too!

Murrells Inlet MarshWalk

4025 Hwy 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

If you head just a bit down to the south end you’ll find the Murrell’s Inlet MarshWalk. Locals love the MarshWalk, with its row of restaurants, gorgeous inlet views, and free live entertainment all summer long.

Conway River Walk

2nd Ave, Conway, SC 29526

Conway River Walk is a cute and quaint area that borders the Waccamaw River. There’s plenty of benches or grassy spots to enjoy your lunch (perhaps to-go from a nearby restaurant). Conway River Walk is close to downtown Conway where you can also find many boutiques, coffee shops, and restaurants to grab a bite.

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is a 1.2 mile-long boardwalk that hugs the beach and is right outside Holiday Inn Pavilion’s back doors! You can stroll leisure or check out the variety of boardwalk attractions or restaurants. The Boardwalk comes alive with its free summer event nightly featuring musicians, live entertainment, games, and more.

Free Things To Do in Myrtle Beach - Live Music At the Garden City PierFishing Piers

Pier 14 Restaurant & Lounge

1306 Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Another budget-friendly activity is fishing off the Pier 14 Restaurant & Lounge pier. It’s only $7 to fish and they have pole rentals and fishing bait that are affordable too!

Garden City Pier

110 S Waccamaw Dr, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

The Garden City Pier is completely free to fish on and features live bands nightly in the summer. If the kids get bored, send them inside to play in a huge arcade & cafe at the beginning of the pier.

What's open on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk
Jul10

Vacationing is back in full swing as travel bans are lifted and businesses begin to open up around Myrtle Beach. We are bringing you a list of what’s open on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk (just steps outside of the Holiday Inn at the Pavilion) and the extra precautions businesses are taking to keep your family safe while on vacation.

SkyWheel

The larger-than-life wheel is a tourist favorite and is ready and open to receive visitors this summer! To keep riders safe, the SkyWheel staff is disinfecting every gondola after each ride, loading parties into separate gondolas one group at a time, and marking waiting-lines with safe social distancing signs. You can enjoy the 360-degree view of the Grand Strand from your glass gondola from over 200-feet in the air!

Myrtle Beach Zipline Adventures

Get your thrills at Myrtle Beach Zipline Adventures where you can zip across Ocean Boulevard or complete their Adventure Matrix ropes and obstacle course. Myrtle Beach Zipline Adventures sanitize all their equipment and are open from 12-10 pm daily.

Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, Mirror Maze, and Moving Theaters

Ripley’s attractions on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk are now open and have created new procedures and guidelines to help maintain the health and safety of guests and staff. At this time Ripley’s attractions have reduced capacity to encourage safe social distancing, limited the guest to staff contact, and create sanitization schedules to clean kiosks, interactive exhibits, restrooms, and surfaces. They are also requiring mask to be worn throughout their attractions and gloves must be worn in the Ripley’s Mirror Maze and Ripley’s Moving Theaters.

Pier 14 Restuarant & Lounge

Not only a great fishing spot but also one of the best restaurants on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, Pier 14 is open for dining this summer. Come in and grab delicious bites like their Crab Cake Sandwich, Beer Batter Fish & Chips, or a Fire Grilled Steak! Outdoor dining is available at Pier 14.

The Bowery

Enjoy a cold beer, great eats, and live music this summer at the Bowery, a local favorite and historic gem. The Bowery has all the same great food, drinks, and rockin’ music for you when you visit for your Myrtle Beach vacation. They are requiring you to wear masks in compliance with the City of Myrtle Beach.

Landshark Bar & Grill

One of the most laidback restaurants you’ll find on the Grand Strand is Landshark Bar & Grill, located right beside the SkyWheel. Landshark is also asking that guests wear face-covering while not eating in an effort to stay healthy and comply with the city requirements. Other extra precautions Landshark is doing to make sure its guest are safe includes sanitizing all surfaces frequently, training staff on proper sanitation, having hand sanitizer available in the lobby and restrooms, and having staff perform wellness checks before coming into work. If you’d still like to dine but don’t want to dine-in, delivery and curbside pick-up are available!

Weekend Getaway to Myrtle Beach family packs the car
May12

If anyone knows how hard it is to find time for a vacation, it’s us! We understand that taking a full week off of work or school and being away from home isn’t always easy and that’s why we’re huge fans of weekend getaways. From the proximity of it to many surrounding cities and the endless amount of dining, activities, and entertainment options all within miles of each other, Myrtle Beach is a great weekend getaway location! Since it’s only for a weekend, we want you to spend the least amount of time going from place to place, waiting in lines, or figuring out what to do. We’ve put together the perfect weekend getaway to Myrtle Beach for you and your family that will keep you entertained all weekend long! We’ll try to make the weekend last as long as we can…but like they say, time flies when you’re having fun!

Where to stay in Myrtle Beach?

We might be a little biased, but the best spot for you to stay along the Grand Strand is right here with us at Holiday Inn – “At The Pavilion”. We’re an oceanfront resort located right on the famous Myrtle Beach Boardwalk within walking distance to dozens of shops, restaurants, and entertainment options. We pride ourselves on being Myrtle Beach’s only AAA Three Diamond Resort located on the Boardwalk. Come and enjoy our 5 pool attractions that include a children’s pool, indoor whirlpool, indoor pool, outdoor pool, and indoor lazy river. We have many other amenities as well! We also run different special offers throughout the year so be sure to check out our website to see what we are offering today.

Dining in Myrtle Beach

After a day on the beach or in the pools, you and your family will surely have worked up an appetite! We highly recommend taking a walk down the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and dining at one of the 20 restaurants it has to offer, including some with beautiful oceanfront views! A few of our favorites include Landshark Bar and Grill, Pier House Restaurant, and New York Pizza Kitchen. Be sure to check out Mad Myrtle’s Ice Cream for dessert! If you are up for a short drive, Broadway at the Beach is another great location. Broadway at the Beach is located just 2 miles from us and is has restaurant options for even the pickiest of eaters.

Myrtle Beach Entertainment

Sometimes you need a break from the sun, and luckily Myrtle Beach has no shortage when it comes to entertainment options, especially on weekends! The Boardwalk is another awesome spot for various types of attractions including The Sky Wheel, Ripley’s Believe it or Not, The Gay Dolphin Arcade, and more! Along with great restaurants, Broadway at the Beach also has entertainment options perfect for your families such as WonderWorks, Ripley’s Aquarium, TopGolf, Soar & Explore, Hollywood Wax Museum, and many more.

Hanging out on a budget? We’ve got you covered with all the free things to do in Myrtle Beach!

Myrtle Beach Shopping

No weekend getaway is complete without a quick shopping trip! The Grand Strand area has many shopping malls and centers and luckily for you, most of these are close to the Holiday Inn! For a quick trip, stroll down the Boardwalk and check out the different shops it has to offer. Our favorites? Tsunami Surf Shop and The Gay Dolphin Gift Shop. Broadway at the Beach also has some great shops for you to check out. If you are looking for a more serious shopping excursion, we highly recommend a quick drive down to The Market Common. The Market Common is an outdoor shopping center that is located 5 miles south of us and features shops such as Pottery Barn, Anthropologie, Southern Living, Bijuju, Barnes & Noble, and lots more!

 

No matter how many days you’re able to sneak off to enjoy Myrtle Beach for, we promise you will find countless ways to fill them with fun! We hope to see you soon!