Things to Do in Myrtle Beach
Myrtle Beach is heralded by the sight of its towering ‘Sky Wheel’, which anchors more than 60 miles of luxuriant white sand. Unsurprisingly, Myrtle Beach is best known for its sweeping beaches that make it one of America’s most popular tourist spots. Myrtle Beach welcomes over 14 million visitors every year, who throng to the city’s many beaches, golf links, seafood restaurants and shopping destinations. The area is also popularly referred to as the ‘Grand Strand’ and is just the place to head to for a classic all-American summer holiday. Read on to learn about the most exciting things to do in Myrtle Beach, which definitely warrant taking a cheap flight to this vibrant city.
Broadway at the Beach
Encompassing 700,000 sq. ft. of bars, shops, a movie theatre and an aquarium- Broadway at the Beach literally has something for everyone. The complex is divided into various zones, which include ‘New England Fishing Village’ and ‘Heroes Harbor and Celebrity Square’ (the nightlife district). The complex is also the site for several noteworthy restaurants, including Hard Rock Café and Johnny Rockets. Ripley’s Aquarium has thousands of colorful marine animals and even an impressive shark-tank, which you can view while travelling on a moving sidewalk through a glass-enclosed tunnel. The aquarium’s ‘Rainbow Rock’ is another popular attraction and has thousands of exquisite species of Pacific fish.
Another impressive shopping complex, Barefoot Landing was the first major tourist area in the city and has more than 100 shops, several restaurants and a brewery. Stop by the ‘House of Blues’ and ‘Alabama Theatre’ that host performances every night, or make a beeline for ‘Alligator Adventure’ – one of the largest reptile parks in the world. Children will enjoy the carousel and feeding the fish. Step aboard the ‘Barefoot Princess’ and cruise past the many sights and sounds of the Intracoastal Waterway, or sign up for a haunted walking tour to learn about the Great Strand’s scariest ghosts.