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the myrtle beach boardwalk celebrates the start of 2022

a group of friend share a toast at one of the myrtle beach boardwalk events celebrating nyeThe Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is filled with fun and excitement for kids of all ages. Restaurants, shops and bars are scattered along the 1.2-mile wooden boardwalk that winds beside the coast from 1st Ave N to 16th Ave N. In addition to many permanent attractions, the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk hosts hundreds of events throughout the year, including an oceanfront ice skating rink and a nationally-renowned country music festival.

Christmas & New Year’s Eve On The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

If you plan to visit Myrtle Beach for the 2021-2022 holiday season, we’ve found the most festive events taking place during your stay. Here are the must-attend Myrtle Beach Boardwalk events scheduled for Christmas and New Year’s Eve – all of which are within walking distance of our Boardwalk hotel!

1| Winter Wonderland at the Beach | Pavilion Place | Nov. 26th – Jan. 2nd 

The city of Myrtle Beach is proud to announce the first-ever Winter Wonderland at the Beach event. Located at the Burroughs & Chapin Pavilion Place between 8th & 9th Ave N, the inaugural event features an oceanfront ice skating rink, walk-through lights display and dazzling decorations. After you enjoy some time on the ice and take a stroll through the holiday lights display, head down the Boardwalk to enjoy live music, sparkling decor and holiday specials at local businesses. The Boardwalk is filled with Christmas cheer from one end to the other.

  • Lights Show: $5 for kids, $7 for adults
  • Ice Skating: $15 without skate rentals, $20 with skate rentals

2| Myrtle Beach Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration | Plyler Park | Dec. 7th

Join the local community on Dec. 7th at 5:30 p.m. for the lighting of the Christmas tree in Plyler Park. The event will include live entertainment, children’s activities and a special visit from Santa. Following the tree lighting celebration, families are invited to visit Plyler Park each Friday and Saturday in December. From 2:00 – 6:00 p.m., guests can have their picture taken with Santa, enjoy live entertainment and participate in family-friendly activities. All of the events hosted in Plyler Park this Christmas season are free.

Looking for more Christmassy fun in Myrtle Beach? Check out the best Christmas Shows that are taking place and all the festive Christmas Lights along the beach

3| NYE Extravaganza | Banditos Cantina | Dec. 31st

Banditos Cantina, located on the second floor of THEBlvd entertainment complex, will host their annual NYE Extravaganza. Ring in 2022 with delectable bites, stellar drink specials and live entertainment. Lane Ward will be performing from 9:00 – 11:00 p.m. Then 87 & Pine will take the stage from 11:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. The party will also include party favors, a champagne toast at midnight and the best view of the Atlantic this New Year’s Eve. Call 843-712-2992 to purchase your tickets in advance.

4| Funky New Year At The Boardwalk | Plyler Park | Dec. 31st

Boogie the year away at the Boardwalk’s New Year’s Eve celebration. Plyler Park will host local band Funkasaurus as they play classic disco tunes from 10:00 p.m. to midnight. The event starts at 8:00 p.m. and features activities for the whole family to enjoy. You don’t want to miss this Funky New Year’s Eve celebration on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk.

5| New Year’s Eve Party | RipTydz Oceanfront Grille & Rooftop Bar | Dec. 31st

Located next door to Holiday Inn at the Pavilion, RipTydz will host a fun-filled NYE party, waving goodbye to 2021 and welcoming 2022 with open arms. The party will include an extensive dinner buffet, a special drink package, live music and a DJ, fire breathers and dancers, a photo booth and caricature artists. Both levels of the 17,000-square-feet oceanfront grille and rooftop bar will be filled with celebrations. Walk-ins are welcome for the party, but RipTydz recommends that you purchase your tickets in advance. Festivities are from 8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

  • Buffet Only Ticket: $55
  • Bar Only Ticket: $65
  • Buffet & Bar Combo Ticket: $110

6| Dressed Up To Get Down | Tin Roof | Dec 31st

Located on the third floor of THEBlvd, Tin Roof is hosting a prom-style NYE party this year. Dance in a brand new year wearing your finest attire while enjoying three live bands, tasty appetizers and a champagne toast at midnight. The Great Reset starts the party, performing at 5:30 p.m. At 9:30 p.m., DJ A.M.P and The Mexicants will perform. VIP tickets are available for advance purchase starting at $30 and include a “skip the line” pass.

7| New Year’s Eve Fireworks | Varies | Dec. 31st

While you won’t be able to find a New Year’s Eve fireworks display directly on the Boardwalk this year, there are several other nearby locations along the Grand Strand that will be hosting celebratory fireworks. Here are their locations:

  • Barefoot Landing – 4898 Hwy 17 S, North Myrtle Beach – 7:00 p.m.
  • Broadway at the Beach – 1325 Celebrity Cir, Myrtle Beach – 8:00 p.m.
  • The Market Common – 4017 Deville St, Myrtle Beach – Midnight

8| More Myrtle Beach Boardwalk Events

Did you miss out on celebrating the holidays on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk? Don’t worry! Hundreds of events are hosted along the Boardwalk throughout the year. Check back soon for the upcoming events taking place on the Boardwalk in 2022.

Don’t forget to book your oceanfront accommodations at Holiday Inn at the Pavilion. We are one of the top Boardwalk hotels with convenient access to nearby restaurants and shops and exciting on-site amenities, including a newly-opened coffee shop.

Myrtle Beach Christmas Lights - Nights of a Thousand Candles

Gather ‘round Christmas-light super fans! Holiday Inn at the Pavilion has your 2021 guide for all of the Myrtle Beach Christmas lights you and your family will be able to experience. 

From Little River to Georgetown, the Grand Strand shines bright during the holiday season. No matter what the weather, there are indoor and outdoor light displays for you to enjoy. We’ve created a list of all of the Myrtle Beach Christmas lights from the north end to the south end of the Grand Strand (along 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, with more than two million lights displayed along a two-mile drive synced to music through your radio. Once you’ve seen the 500+ magical light displays, park your car and head over to Santa’s Village. Guests can enjoy a petting zoo, hot chocolate, s’mores and photos with Santa. 

  • Drive Through Experience: Nov. 22nd – Dec 30th, Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day
  • Santa’s Village: Thurs. – Sun. Until Dec. 12th, Closed Thanksgiving Day; 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)


Ripley’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 features 55 decorated Christmas trees throughout the aquarium. Each state in the US (plus each territory) has a tree decorated to represent it. Test your US knowledge with a Christmas tree scavenger hunt.  Ripley's Aquarium Festival of Trees

  • Open November 2nd – January 2nd
  • Event is included with general admission tickets at no additional charge
  • General Admission starts at $12.99 for kids and $36.99 for adults

Winter Wonderland at the Beach

Burroughs & Chapin Pavilion Place, 812 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Join the festivities of the inaugural Winter Wonderland at the Beach. Visit the Winter Wonderland Lights Display, a beach-themed holiday-inspired walking light display. A real outdoor Ice Skating Rink will also be part of the event, located just steps from the beach! Guests are invited to stroll the Boardwalk, taking in the festive decor and live entertainment at restaurants and storefronts throughout.  

  • Ice Skating: Nov. 26th – Jan. 2nd, Mon. – Fri. 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Sat. – Sun. Noon – 5:00 p.m., $15 (bring your own skates) or $20 (w/ skate rental)
  • Lights Display: Nov. 26th – Jan. 2nd, Mon. – Fri. 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. and Sat. – Sun. 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Kids under 5 – Free, Ages 5-17 – $5, Adults – $7


Celebration of Lights

Downtown Conway, 1515 Third Ave, Conway, SC 29526

Light up your holiday in the Historic Rivertown of Conway. The drive-thru Celebration of Lights begins on Third Avenue (follow the signs) and totals approximately 1 mile. After you enjoy the lights, stop by 200 Laurel Street for hot chocolate sipping and marshmallow roasting. Conway Celebration of Lights

  • Dec. 4th – 24th, Thursday – Sunday ONLY, 5:30 – 10:00 p.m.
  • Visits with Santa on Friday and Saturdays from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Admission is $1 per person


Christmas Tree Lighting

Memorial Park, Surfside Dr &, N Willow Dr, Surfside Beach, SC 29575

Head down to the ‘Family Beach’, and enjoy the annual Christmas Tree Lighting of Surfside Beach. This event will feature live holiday music, food vendors and kid-friendly activities. Plus, Santa will be there!

  • Dec. 4th from 4:00 – 9:00 p.m.
  • Free to attend 


Nights of a Thousand Candles

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

Explore an illuminated wonderland while you celebrate Christmas at Brookgreen Gardens. From sparkling wine and delicious entrees to live holiday music and lighted art installations, Nights of a Thousand Candles will not disappoint. There are more than 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. Nights of a Thousand Candles

  • Nov. 26th – Jan. 2nd, Various Dates, 4:00 – 9:00 p.m.
  • Members: $25 for adults, $12 for children (ages 4-12)
  • Non-members: $30 for adults, $15 for children (ages 4-12)


Tree Lighting Ceremony 

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

Gather the kids and head to the Hammock Shops Village for an old-fashioned Christmas Tree Lighting. The event also includes rides on the Christmas Trackless Train located in Santa’s Village. 

  • Dec. 5th, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
  • Train Rides: Dec. 4th – 19th (Sat. & Sun. only) 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. 


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 2021 event. In addition to the Christmas tree lighting, guests can enjoy s’mores and cider, food trucks, local art, a kids craft tent 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. 5th, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. 
  • Admission is free!


Light Up the Lawn!

Kaminski House Museum, 1003 Front St., Georgetown, SC 29440

Join us as we celebrate and light up the Kaminski House lawn. Festivities include a Holiday Market with local vendors selling sweet treats and handmade goods plus carousel rides for the kids. Kaminski House Museum Light up the Lawn

  • Dec. 10th, 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Tree lighting @ 5:30 p.m.


Once you’ve explored the best area Christmas Lights, don’t forget to check out the spectacular Christmas Shows that Myrtle Beach has to offer – and when you’re ready for dinner, here are some amazing restaurants located along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. 

We’re so excited that you’ve included us in your holiday plans this season! Be sure to browse all of our amazing accommodations including oceanfront rooms and suites perfect for you and your family.

Happy Holidays from Holiday Inn at the Pavilion 

Santa and Snow Maiden in Myrtle Beach Christmas Shows

It’s hard to believe that the holiday season is upon us once again – One of our favorite ways of getting into the Christmas spirit is to attend one (or two) of the many Myrtle Beach Christmas shows that go on each year. With so many exciting choices, you really can’t go wrong!

Christmas at Pirate’s Voyage Dinner & Show

Combine action with Christmas classics at this exciting holiday show! The story of Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol unfolds before your eyes with a pirate-themed twist. Join the adventure as Captain Scrooge and his first mate Bob Crachit travel through time to find the treasure and discover the true meaning of Christmas.  This show features a 15-foot lagoon, a full-sized pirate ship and a delicious four-course meal. Christmas at Pirate’s Voyage runs through January 1st. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling their box office at 843-497-9700.

Brookgreen Garden’s Nights of A Thousand Candles

Perfect for a romantic night out or fun family experience, Nights of a Thousand Candles features more than 2,800 hand-lit candles and countless sparkling lights covering nearly every inch of the beautiful sculpture gardens. You’ll enjoy walking the pathways of the gardens while sipping on hot cocoa and listening to Christmas carolers. Several local food trucks will be on-site during each evening of the event and on-site restaurants will be open for business featuring special seasonal menus. This year’s event will take place on various dates between Nov. 26th and Jan. 2nd. Tickets for this annual Christmas show must be purchased in advance. For more information on event dates, food menus and performing artists, visit their website. Be sure to reserve your tickets soon— this event sells out every year!

Carolina Opry’s The Christmas Show of the South

You’ll be whisked away to a winter wonderland full of singing, dancing and a real horse-drawn sleigh at this award-winning Christmas spectacular. The Carolina Opry will celebrate its 36th season with a line-up of new entertainment and returning favorites. You don’t want to miss performances by Moses Braxton, Delvin Choice (from NBC’s The Voice), Brad Long (Nashville recording artist) or any of the other talented musicians and artists in this year’s Christmas show. The Christmas Special is running until January 2nd. Visit their website to purchase tickets

Alabama Theatre’s The South’s Grandest Christmas Show

Celebrate the holidays with talented musicians, breathtaking scenery, incredible special effects and your favorite Christmas music! The South’s Grandest Christmas Show will take you and your family back to the true meaning of Christmas through a performance that captures the season. You’ll laugh a little, smile a lot and might even shed a tear of joy at this year’s holiday experience. To reserve your tickets, call 843-272-1111 or visit the website

A Celebration of Christmas at Theatre of the Republic

For more than 50 years, Theatre of the Republic has presented live theatre productions and musicals featuring some of the area’s most talented performers. Past productions include Kinky Boots, A Rocky Horror Show, Matilda Jr., Aladdin, Elf and many more. For Christmas 2021, Theatre of the Republic presents Joy to the World, a celebration of Christmas spotlighting your favorite holiday songs. Tickets are available for Dec. 9th – 12th and 16th – 19th. Visit the website today to reserve your seat. 

Christmas Shows at GTS Theatre

GTS Theatre is the home of the Original Motown Tribute show. With a cabaret-style theatre and award-winning performers, any evening at the GTS Theatre will be one to remember. They host numerous live performances throughout the year including comedians, magicians and tribute performers. During the holiday season, guests are invited to enjoy a festive twist on these beloved productions. Check the calendar of events for this year’s joyous lineup. 

  • Original Motown Christmas Tribute Show: Christmas classics with a Motown vibe
  • A Magical Christmas & Comedy Show: award-winning magician Michael Bairefoot presents a magical Christmas 
  • Step Into Christmas with Elton John Tribute Show: your favorite Christmas tunes performed by an Elton John tribute artist 
  • Christmas with Elvis starring Alex Mitchell: Elvis Presley’s iconic Christmas classics are performed by Alex Mitchell, an award-winning Elvis tribute artist


We know this list of Christmas productions will make your beach vacation merry and bright. Looking for more holiday activities? We’ve got a complete guide to all the festive holiday lights around town! When you are ready to book your next Myrtle Beach getaway, peruse our specials page to snag the best deal – We offer cozy suites with an incredible view of the Boardwalk and beach. 

Friends enjoying drinks at the best bars on the myrtle beach boardwalk.

Beyond the breathtaking beaches, Myrtle Beach has a vibrant nightlife scene with live entertainment and stellar drink deals. While there are hundreds of lively bars from the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk to Barefoot Landing, the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is home to 10 exciting bars that are only steps away from Holiday Inn – ”At the Pavilion.” Check out our list of the best bars on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk!

Group of friend having a beer at a bar on the myrtle beach boardwalk.

1| The Bowery | (843) 626-3445

A Myrtle Beach tradition since 1944, The Bowery was made “World Famous” by their former house band turned country music legend, Alabama! Their restaurant (called Duffy’s Tavern) is known for delicious burgers and unique appetizer options, while their bar is known for ice-cold drinks and plenty of happy hour specials! Enjoy live music every Friday and Saturday by the Bowery’s house band, The Bounty Hunters. Be sure to check out all the fun events and entertainment happening each month! The Bowery is open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.

2| LandShark Bar & Grill | (843) 788-0001

This Myrtle Beach Boardwalk favorite is located right in front of the iconic Myrtle Beach SkyWheel. It’s the perfect place to grab a drink and enjoy impressive live entertainment. The casual atmosphere is ideal after a long day on the beach or an afternoon exploring the Grand Strand. Be sure to ask that your specialty cocktail or draft beer be served in a souvenir LandShark® Blender Cup! LandShark Bar & Grill is open daily from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 a.m.

3| Oceanfront Bar & Grill | (843) 448-5142

Established in 1948, Oceanfront Bar & Grill is known for their fun upbeat atmosphere, diverse menu and delicious drinks. This oceanfront staple often hosts live bands and other festive events to keep you entertained while you sip on a cold one and soak in the beautiful ocean views. Oceanfront Bar & Grill is located on the corner of 9th Ave N and the Boardwalk. Fun, food and drinks are served daily from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

4| 8th Ave Tiki Bar & Grill | (843) 712-2340

Located a short walk from our resort, 8th Ave Tiki Bar is a top stop for tropical drinks and a good time. Their bar features a beer selection of more than 100 bottles and taps, as well as delicious frozen cocktails to cool you down after a day in the sun. Some of our favorites include Cherry Lime Time (a refreshing concoction of Milagro Silver tequila, muddled cherries and limes, cherry juice and lemon-lime soda) and the Day Dreamer (a tropical Bacardi rum cocktail infused with pineapple and mango, blended with blue caracaü and real fruit puree)! Guests are welcome Sunday through Thursday from noon to midnight. Doors stay open until 1:30 a.m. on the weekends.

A couple laughing with people in the background dancing, enjoying a good time at a bar on the myrtle beach boardwalk.

5| Banditos Mexican Cantina | (843) 712-2992

Banditos is a favorite for guests seeking a lively South-of-the-Border experience. Conveniently located on the second floor of THEBlvd entertainment complex, Bandito’s oceanfront outdoor seating area is the place to be during the summer months. Known for their fresh margaritas and house-made cilantro lime salt – yum! – Banditos also has delicious cocktails, beers and wines to choose from. Live music, yard games like cornhole and spectacular views are just a few more reasons guests return time and time again. Banditos is open daily from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m. Don’t forget to check out the events happening all year long!

6| Tin Roof | (843) 945-9867

Located just one floor up from Bandito’s, you’ll discover the Myrtle Beach chapter of Tin Roof. Just like the original Nashville location, Tin Roof on the Boardwalk serves up live music nightly, a “Better than Bar Food” menu and daily drink specials. Musicians and music lovers alike will enjoy the relaxed vibes and breathtaking beachfront bar. Check the event calendar for tonight’s entertainment and upcoming seasonal events. Tin Roof is open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. with Happy Hour specials served daily from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

7| RipTydz Oceanfront Grille & Rooftop Bar | (843) 945-1204

One of the newest additions to the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk bar lineup is RipTydz Oceanfront Grill & Rooftop Bar. Located right beside Holiday Inn – “At The Pavilion,” RipTydz is a multi-level, 17,000 square foot beach bar and grill with three full bars, oceanfront dining and nightly rooftop entertainment. Their lunch and dinner menus feature beachin’ burgers, hand-crafted tacos, slammin’ sammies and the best mac and cheese you’ll ever eat. Imported and domestic beers are available on tap or by the bottle and specialty cocktails are served in their signature mega mason jars. Don’t forget to check out their sand-filled “backyard” with plenty of lounge chairs and cornhole boards. Enjoy “the Chew, the Brew & the View” daily from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

8| Wicked Tuna | (843) 712-2430

Take a 20-minute walk South of our Boardwalk hotel and discover Wicked Tuna at the 2nd Ave Pier. Dedicated to their “Hook to Plate” philosophy, the Wicked Tuna’s menu is overflowing with the freshest catches like oysters on the half shell, crab-stuffed jumbo shrimp and Maryland-style crab cakes. Their drink menu is filled from cover to cover with local and international wines, imported and domestic beers, top-shelf liquors and signature cocktails. Happy Hour deals are available 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. daily. Visit the Wicked Tuna rooftop bar Sunday through Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and on weekends from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

9| Moe Moon’s | (843) 448-4926

Known for their relaxed atmosphere, Moe Moon’s is the ultimate beach bar located next to Plyler Park. Their menu features delicious bites with creative names like Moe’s “Down & Dirty” Nachos, the Hangover Burger and Mac N’ Moe’s Chz. The true stars of the menu are Moe’s 64oz FishBowl cocktails. If you aren’t quite up to the challenge, try one of Moe’s frozen cocktails or draft brews. “Chillax” at Moe’s Sunday through Thursday from noon to 8:00 p.m. and weekends from noon to 10:00 p.m.

A group of young adults throwing up peace signs while enjoying frozen cocktails from a bar on the myrtle beach boardwalk.

10| Hurricanes Daiquiri Bar & Grill | (843) 945-9646

Located on the Boardwalk facing the expansive Atlantic Ocean, Hurricanes Daiquiri Bar & Grill proudly serves Fat Tuesday Frozen Daiquiris. Their drink menu also features hand-shaken classics, colorful shooters and a fully-loaded selection of beer and wine. Feeling magical? Try the VooDoo Juice, a 32oz bucket with 5 rum shots and tropical juices topped with a rum floater. The dinner menu won’t disappoint either with a range of burgers, sandwiches, seafood dishes and bar bites. Grab an outdoor table to enjoy live music on the Boardwalk each weekend. Check their Facebook page for this weekend’s entertainment lineup. Hurricanes keeps the doors open Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and on weekends from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.

Looking to have some fun before your night out on the town? Check out the Top 10 Boardwalk Attractions, filled with fun for all ages.

Best Boardwalk Hotel Near The Best Boardwalk Bars

Don’t forget to book your oceanfront suite at Holiday Inn – “At The Pavilion.” Our top-rated boardwalk hotel boasts 5 pool attractions, convenient in-room amenities and a newly-opened coffee bar. Plus, we have our very own Tropical Beach Bar for lazy days by the pool.

Check out our Special Offers and save big on your next Myrtle Beach vacation!

Boy shopping at Myrtle Beach Boardwalk Shops

You’ve arrived at Holiday Inn – “At The Pavilion” for your Myrtle Beach vacation and that means enjoying time in the sun, lots of good food and…shopping! The Grand Strand is home to all kinds of shopping malls, complexes and plazas. No matter what you are looking for we can guarantee Myrtle Beach has a store for you – and being on vacation is the perfect excuse to treat yourself!

Now we might be biased, but one of our favorite places to shop is right outside our front door on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk! We’ve put together a list of our favorite Myrtle Beach Boardwalk shops for you to check out during your stay. Best of all, all of these shops are less than a 10-minute walk from our oceanfront resort.

Beachwear Stores on the Boardwalk
Best Souvenir Shops on the Boardwalk
Totally Uniques Stores along the Boardwalk




a large display of flip flops at a myrtle beach boardwalk shop

Beachwear Stores on the Boardwalk

Tsunami Surf Shop

Address: 1107 N Ocean Blvd.
Hours: Daily 9:00 a.m. – Midnight

Located just across from the SkyWheel and known as the “largest surf shop in the Carolinas”, Tsunami Surf Shop is the perfect place for all of your beachwear needs! They carry high-end surf brands and clothing items such as t-shirts, bathing suits, hats and cover-ups! Tsunami Surf Shop also carries longboards, surfboards, sunglasses and other outdoor sporting accessories.

Looking for more exciting attractions on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, like the SkyWheel? Here are the top 10 Boardwalk attractions you and your family must check out while on vacation.

Boardwalk Beachwear

Address: 980 Myrtle Beach Boardwalk
Hours: Daily 8:00 a.m. – Midnight

The name says it best – Boardwalk Beachwear is a quaint local shop featuring funny t-shirts, Myrtle Beach gear, swimsuits, beach towels, funky gifts and shelves filled with beachy decor. Stop by for one of their intricate and beautiful henna tattoos or just explore the rows of unique finds. Boardwalk Beachwear is located between Moe Moon’s and the Gay Dolphin on the Boardwalk.

Surf’s Up Beach Shop

Address: 1105 N Ocean Blvd.
Hours: Daily 9:00 a.m. – Midnight

Surf’s Up is another beachwear store located next to Tsunami Surf Shop. Score one-of-a-kind t-shirts, beach essentials, keepsake keychains and beach towels flanked with sports teams and cute animals. They also sell more unique items like hookahs, ninja stars and swords. Surf’s Up has something for everyone!


two young ladies trying on sunglasses at a shop on the myrtle beach boardwalkBest Souvenir Shops on the Boardwalk

Gay Dolphin Gift Shop

Address: 916 N Ocean Blvd.
Hours: Daily 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

The Gay Dolphin Gift Shop has been around since 1946! It is known as a “Myrtle Beach Institution” and referred to as “the most unique gift shop on the Grand Strand”. Explore seven floors and 26,000-square-feet full of unique gifts that are sure to be a memorable symbol of your Myrtle Beach vacation for years to come! From shark’s teeth and seashells to jewelry and t-shirts, The Gay Dolphin Gift Shop is a great place for everyone in your family!

Discount City

Address: 204 9th Ave N
Hours: Daily 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Just off the main strip behind Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, visitors will find Discount City. Swimsuits, boogie boards, t-shirts, hoodies, beach towels and hats – this store has all the Myrtle Beach souvenirs your heart could desire at the best prices. Pick up a coffee cup or seashell frame for a gift or buy yourself a cute new beach bag and floppy hat.

Boardwalk Paradise

Address: 904 Ocean Blvd.
Hours: Sunday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., Friday & Saturday 9:00 a.m. – Midnight

Boardwalk Paradise is the ultimate beach town general store. From saltwater taffy and souvenir water bottles to beachy apparel and artwork, you are sure to check off every item on your souvenir shopping list. You’ll love their quality brands and wide selections. Boardwalk Paradise is accessible from the Boardwalk or Ocean Blvd.


a father and daughter having fun at i love suger, one of the shops on the myrtle beach boardwalkTotally Unique Shops on the Boardwalk

I Love Sugar

Address: 919 N Ocean Blvd.
Hours: Sunday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m., Friday & Saturday 9:00 a.m. – Midnight

The I Love Sugar candy shop will definitely be a hit with your kids, although we don’t suggest visiting right before their bedtime! This 6,000-square-foot store is one of the most unique candy shops you will ever visit. Go see the 65-foot mermaid made out of gummy sharks and gaze at more than 30,000 gummy bears suspended from the ceiling. They even serve a variety of gelato flavors. A visit to I Love Sugar will entertain for hours.

Good Vibes

Address: 918 S Ocean Blvd.
Hours: Daily 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

From Bob Marley t-shirts to bohemian style apparel, Good Vibes brings an extra dose of relaxing island vibes to the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. Other great finds include quirky miniature surfboard signs, endless tie-dye t-shirts, puka shell necklaces, incense and party beads. This Myrtle Beach Boardwalk shop is truly one-of-a-kind.


Address: 1103 S Ocean Blvd
Hours: Daily 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Great band t-shirts, customized dog tags and hundreds of quality sunglasses – these are just a few of the great finds at Grasshopper. Customers rant and rave about the helpful and friendly staff, customizable t-shirts and hoodies and engraving services. You can’t miss their neon green sign, located directly across from Landshark Bar & Grill.



More Fun Found on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

All of this shopping will definitely work up an appetite. Check out the best Myrtle Beach Boardwalk restaurants or the delicious fare that can be found just beyond the Boardwalk at these oceanfront restaurants!

If you have any questions about the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, take a look at our list of FAQs for everything you need to know.

myrtle beach is full of fun fall events

For many of our guests, fall is a favorite season to visit Holiday Inn – “At The Pavilion”. The weather is still warm and beautiful, the crowds are smaller and the Myrtle Beach festivals are aplenty!

Whether you’re enjoying a belated summer getaway or are just popping in for a quick weekend retreat – be sure to check out some of our local events during your trip! From craft shows and music festivals to Halloween events and more, check out all the great Myrtle Beach festivals taking place this fall:

Craft Shows In Myrtle Beach
Myrtle Beach Halloween Events
Myrtle Beach Festivals Featuring Delicious Food
More Myrtle Beach Festivals

lady at a craft show in myrtle beachCraft Shows In Myrtle Beach

Art in Common Festival | September 11-12th

The Seacoast Artists Guild & Gallery will host the 18th Annual Art in Common Festival this year in Valor Park at The Market Common. Categories of art will include paintings, photography, fibers, digital and more. The event will take place each day from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Seacoast Artists Gallery is located on Nevers Street across from Valor Park.

Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival | September 24-26th

Looking for a fun, family event during September? Check out the Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival, an annual event that is a favorite among visitors and locals alike. Artists from across the nation flock to this huge gathering to showcase their finest work, which ranges from paintings and sculptures to woodwork and handmade jewelry – and everything in between. The event will also offer live entertainment throughout the weekend, games and crafts for the kiddos and several food and drink vendors. Admission is only $15 per adult for a multi-day pass and children under the age of 15 are admitted FREE of charge. Call 843-237-4440 or visit the website for more information.

Art in the Park | October 9-10th & November 13-14th

The 49th Annual Art in the Park is taking place over two weekends this fall, October 9th-10th, and November 13th -14th, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day. The event features artful creations from more than 40 local artists at Myrtle Beach’s Valor Park. Artists include jewelry makers, woodworkers, glass blowers, photographers, painters and more! Valor Park is located at The Market Common just 5 miles south of Holiday Inn – “at the Pavilion.” Visit the website for a full list of participating artists.

kids will love the halloween events in myrtle beachMyrtle Beach Halloween Events 2021

Boofest! | October 30th

Dress up your kids and get ready for some spooky Halloween fun! BooFest! is happening at Barefoot Landing on October 30th from noon to 4:00 p.m. Registration for kids and pets costume contests begins at 11:00 a.m. with the contest starting at noon. After grabbing a bite to eat, return for a family movie at the Dockside Village Amphitheater at 7:00 p.m.! You won’t want to miss this Halloween extravaganza.

The Nightmare Before Christmas | October 30th

Grab your kids, blankets and lawn chairs and head to Valor Park for a Halloween movie the whole family is sure to enjoy. The Market Common hosts this FREE movie event from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. Vendors will be on-site selling snacks. Please remember, no alcohol is permitted at the event.

Hometown Halloween | October 31st

Return to The Market Common on Halloween for even more haunted fun. Spooky carriage rides will be available from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Kids are invited to Trick-or-Treat throughout the shops from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. -just look for those marked with an orange balloon! Don’t forget to stop by Cinema 14 for a Monster Mash dance party where Halloween movies and music will be played throughout the event. This is a FREE event for the whole family to enjoy.

Halloween on the MarshWalk | October 31st

One of the best annual costume contests in the area, Halloween on the MarshWalk is slated to return for Halloween 2021. The event kicks off with a Kid’s Costume Contest and Trick-or-Treating along the MarshWalk. Prizes, trophies and ribbons are awarded to the Most Creative, Best Group, Funniest and Scariest costumes. The competition heats up when the Adult Costume Contest begins with more than $4000 in cash and prizes. Categories include People’s Choice, Best Duo/Group, Best Individual, Big & Bulky, Murrells Inlet Themed and Honorable Mention. Check the MarshWalk Facebook page for the latest event information and start times.

Halloween Bash on the Avenue | TBA

For any adults looking to get into the Halloween spirit, this one’s for you! Halloween Bash on the Avenue is happening at Broadway At The Beach this Halloween season. Enjoy live music throughout the evening at clubs and restaurants along The Avenue, PLUS an adult costume contest with cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Festivities begin at 7:00 p.m., and Hard Rock Cafe will host an after party starting at 10:00 p.m. Check the Events Calendar for more details.

the myrtle beach greek festival is one of the top events in myrtle beach each fallMyrtle Beach Festivals Featuring Delicious Food

Irish Italian Festival | September 25th

Ireland meets Italy? Yes, all of your culinary dreams are about to come true at the 17th Annual Irish Italian International Festival! This FREE event is a favorite among locals and is definitely worth the short 15-mile trek north. The fun kicks off at 10:00 a.m. and runs through 4:00 in the afternoon. Visitors can enjoy everything from live entertainment and a spaghetti-eating competition to local craft vendors, kids’ activities and plenty of great food – of course! Head to Main Street in North Myrtle Beach on Saturday the 25th to see what all the buzz is about.

Taste of The Market Common | October 2nd

The 4th Annual Taste of The Market Common and Sidewalk Sale is back for 2021. Taste an array of appetizers, entrees and desserts from your favorite restaurants around the Common. Food tickets are $1 each (samplings cost 1-6 tickets) and may be purchased in front of Cinema 14 or at King Street Grille. The event will also include a fall sidewalk sale, kids’ activities, live music and more. Admission for the event is FREE and festivities begin at 11:00 a.m. Check The Market Common Facebook page for the event menu.

Myrtle Beach Greek Festival | October 14-16th

If Greek grub is more your style, you’re in luck. The annual Myrtle Beach Greek Festival returns this October and is an absolute must for families. This three-day event takes place at St. John The Baptist Greek Orthodox Church (off 29th Avenue North) and offers plenty of food for everyone. Get your fill of favorites like spanakopita, souvlaki, and baklava This year’s festival will be a “drive-thru” event to ensure the safety of all participants. View the full menu online

Annual Taste of the Town | November 2nd

Taste of the Town gives guests the opportunity to try delicious foods from many local restaurants that line the Grand Strand. This popular event will take place at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center on November 2nd from 4:00-10:00 p.m. Food tickets, which are $1 each, are used to sample foods from the various restaurants that attend. Admission for adults to Taste of the Town is $5 in advance and $6 at the door. Ages 14 and under are FREE. Call 843-448-6062 or visit the website for more information.


families will love the fall events in myrtle beach this yearMore Myrtle Beach Festivals In Fall 2021

Hospitality Golf Classic | September 10th

The 29th Annual Hospitality Golf Classic will be held on September 10th at Myrtle Beach National golf course. In addition to prizes for first, second and third place in the tournament, the event will include a silent auction and other prize drawings. Proceeds from the event will benefit Myrtle Beach Area Hospitality Association educational programs. The cost is $495 per foursome and includes a team golf cart, required greens fees, lunch from Damon’s Grill and other food and refreshments during the tournament. To participate in the tournament, golfers must register by August 31st by calling MBAHA at 843-626-9668 or emailing

Myrtle Beach Oktoberfest | October 8-9th

The Myrtle Beach Oktoberfest is the area’s biggest and best celebration of its kind and you won’t want to miss out! This family-friendly gathering lasts all weekend long and features plenty of food and entertainment for everyone. Activities include a kids’ area filled with face painting, hayrides and a petting zoo, over 60 vendors, live entertainment and a wide selection of brier. Dust off those lederhosen and head to Grande Park at The Market Common to take part in the fun. The event runs from 4:00-9:00 p.m. on Friday and from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday.

Brew at the Zoo | November 6th

Enjoy a cold one with friends at the Brew at the Zoo fundraising event hosted by Brookgreen Gardens! More than 30 regional and national craft beers will be on-hand for guests to sample and enjoy while raising money for the new Red Wolf Habitat in Brookgreen’s Lowcountry Zoo. The Paul Grimshaw Band will be performing during the event, and three food vendors will be on-site. The event is from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., and tickets for this adult-only festival cost $50. Visit the website or call 843-235-6000 for more information.

Mythical and Medieval Fest | November 13-14th

The Mythical & Medieval Fest is a Renaissance-themed festival filled with medieval combat, princesses, a fairy forest, fire show, an artisan’s village and more. Throughout the event enjoy games, food, fun, and costumes. This event raises money each year for a local non-profit, Caleb’s Dragonfly Dreams, that provides positive activities to abused, abandoned and neglected children. The 8th Annual Mythical and Medieval Fest will take place November 13th-14th at RH Acres off of Socastee Boulevard. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for kids ages 4-11. Visit the website to purchase your advance tickets and find more information about this year’s festival.

SC Bluegrass Festival | November 25-27th

The 51st annual South Carolina State Bluegrass Festival is back, and we’re honored to be the city of choice for this year’s awesome event. The lineup for this year’s event includes top Bluegrass performers like Doyle Lawson, Larry Stephenson, Larry Sparks, The Malpass Brothers and many more. Musical performances will begin at noon each day. Tickets for the 3-day event start at $98 for adults and $58 for kids ages 7-15. The Myrtle Beach Convention Center will host the event.


Searching for more family fun for your Myrtle Beach vacation? Here are the top Myrtle Beach Boardwalk attractions open year-round.

Once you are ready to book your stay… 

Be sure to check out the breathtaking oceanfront views at Holiday Inn – “at the Pavilion,” located just steps from the Myrtle Beach Skywheel.

Myrtle Beach Attraction - The Skywheel

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 $39.95 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.

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.

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 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.

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 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!