The seaside oasis of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is excited to welcome visitors once more to rediscover magical experiences at one of America’s favorite beach destinations. No matter what type of respite you are looking for this year, you can find it in the Grand Strand.
The Grand Strand provides an array of experiences that will leave you feeling refreshed with a healthy dose of sunshine and Vitamin D. From riding the waves at the beach, digging your toes into the sand, kayaking through beautiful marshes or eating authentic Southern-style cuisine, Myrtle Beach is home to it all.
Where to Stay:
- Sheraton Myrtle Beach
- Island Vista Resort
- Anderson Ocean Club & Spa
- Ocean 22 by Hilton
- Marina Inn at Grande Dunes
Wide Open Spaces:
- There are few places as beautiful as Myrtle Beach State Park to connect with nature, find total solitude and discover a sense of freedom amidst scenic oceanfront views and wildlife viewing. By day, you can fish at the nearby Myrtle Beach Pier or hike the trails – and by night, pitch a tent and roast marshmallows over a fire while looking up at the stars.
- Camping is a great way to enjoy the beach and nature while social distancing! The Myrtle Beach area is the “camping capitol of the world” and offers many camping options, from tent camping to mega RV parks loaded with amenities.
- Brookgreen Gardens. Home to more than 900 works by 300 of the greatest names in American sculpture history, Brookgreen Gardens is a haven for cultural experiences without the crowds. After all, it is on the site of a former rice plantation. Visitors can learn about Lowcountry History, view masterful art sculptures, observe wildlife native to the area and explore the Southern Light exhibit by British artist Bruce Munro. This collection of large-scale illuminated works of art were designed specifically for the natural garden rooms at Brookgreen Gardens.
- The Radical Ropes Adventure Park in Myrtle Beach is an exhilarating aerial park with kid-friendly activities the whole family can enjoy. Experience adrenaline-pumping action on the extreme zip lines or visit the Kids Course for simple obstacles. Whatever adventure you choose, guests can take in incredible views of the ocean from the tree line.
Adventure on the Water:
- Enjoy pristine wilderness and the untouched natural environments of Myrtle Beach during a not-to-miss kayak tour at Black River Outdoors. This private guided eco-tour will take you through beautiful salt marshes where you can catch glimpses of wildlife, including alligators, snakes and more.
- Visitors who love the water will have to experience Action Water Sportz. They provide jet ski rentals, dolphin watch tours and more to satisfy every aquatic adventure need. It’s here, guests can explore the beautiful Intercoastal Waterway while taking in scenic views of the Grand Strand.
- In the charming neighborhood of North Myrtle Beach, travelers can discover the Shark Wake Park for cable wakeboarding, knee boarding or a fun floating obstacle course with slides, climbing towers and more
Outdoor Dining with a View:
- At Sea Captain’s House, patrons can experience an authentic seafood meal while gazing out to sea on their outdoor patio. The restaurant is located on Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach and provides a great atmosphere and even better southern hospitality.
- On the serene shores of Murrells Inlet, visitors can head to Drunken Jack’s and enjoy culinary fare in the seafood capital of South Carolina. Sit out on the patio to experience panoramic views of the beautiful marsh while indulging in seafood and drinking incredible spirits. Visitors can also see wildlife, including goats and peacock’s, while sitting outdoors at Drunken Jack’s and gazing out at the nearby Goat Island.
- RipTydz Oceanfront Grille & Rooftop Bar is an oceanfront dining destination along the Grand Strand coastline and Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. With a laid back atmosphere and dynamite food, RipTydz is a great spot to relax and enjoy the ocean breeze with a drink in hand. The menu includes a mix of fresh seafood, steak, tacos and more.