You’ve arrived with your family for a vacation full of memories at Holiday Inn – “At The Pavilion” and now you are 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 front door and you are right in the hustle and bustle of it all! The attractions on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk are sure to bring a smile to every family members face. From shopping to restaurants, museums to rides, we have put together our list of favorite family activities along the Boardwalk!
The Sky Wheel
If you are staying with us, it’s hard to miss this massive attraction that just so happens to be our neighbor! The Sky Wheel has quickly become a Myrtle Beach icon thanks to its panoramic ocean front views of the Grand Strand coast. You can spot its colorful lights from nearly anywhere along the boardwalk and once you get upon it, it is hard to look away! The climate-controlled gondolas tower 200 feet over the Atlantic Ocean and give you a view of miles of the Myrtle Beach coast, and you can enjoy the beautiful boardwalk and ocean views with your family no matter the season or weather. Want a special experience? 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 are sent home with a Sky Wheel lanyard and group photo! Other group packages are also available. The Sky Wheel is open all season long so be sure to stop by and take a ride on your next Myrtle Beach vacations!
Myrtle Beach Zip Line Adventures
For all our thrill seekers out there who are looking to free-fall by the ocean, make sure to visit the Myrtle Beach Zip Line Adventures! Located just south of us at 9th Avenue North, this Zip Line Adventure is complete with both a 600-foot zip line and their new Adventure Matrix Aerial Park! Bring the whole family and enjoy over 50 aerial elements including the extreme zip line free-fall, where you step off and experience a falling sensation until you are suddenly caught just before meeting the ground – the ultimate adrenaline rush! You must be at least 6 years old and 40 pounds, in order to ride the Zip Line and reservations for small groups, are not needed! For more information and to purchase tickets visit their website or call at 843-839-1661.
Gay Dolphin Gift Shop
Referred to as “the most unique gift shop on the Grand Strand”, The Gay Dolphin Gift Shop is one of the oldest Myrtle Beach Boardwalk buildings and considered legendary. With multiple floors full of fun gifts that will always remind you of your Myrtle Beach vacation, the family owned and operated gift shop is an anchor of both the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Boulevard. Go and see their wide array of seashells, shark’s teeth, clothing, unique jewelry, and even home décor. This shopping experience will not disappoint!
I Love Sugar
Do you love sugar? Or maybe we should ask, do your kids love sugar? If the answer is yes, then you can’t leave Myrtle Beach without visiting the I Love Sugar! It’s not just a shop, but a boardwalk activity that will have you busy for hours. Located at 919 North Ocean Boulevard, this outrageous candy store is just a few blocks away from Holiday Inn – “At The Pavilion. Go and enjoy gazing at the 30,000 gummy bears that are suspended from the ceiling or feast your eyes on the 65-foot mermaid made out of gummy sharks. I Love Sugar also carries great candy gifts to bring home with you after you say farewell to your Myrtle Beach vacation. What’s better than a sweet gift you can eat? With over 6,000 square feet full of every candy you could imagine, we promise this will be a dessert experience like no other.
Ripley’s Believe it or Not
Does curiosity run in your family? If so, then this is a must visit attraction on the Myrtle Beach boardwalk for all! Ripley’s, Believe it or Not, is a two-story “odditorium” filled with some of the world’s greatest oddities and 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 all kinds of unique artwork. Come take a walk through the spinning vortex tunnel and then go enjoy some hands-on interaction. This 12,250 square foot facility has over 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!
Don’t just stop at the boardwalk, there are even more attractions near Holiday Inn – “At The Pavilion”!