If you haven’t discovered it before, or if you haven’t visited us lately, all you could hope for in a vacation is wrapped up and waiting for you on the Grand Strand. Beautiful beaches, fun-filled attractions and amusements, a variety of unique shopping, live entertainment theaters and other exciting nightlife, exciting watersports, great fishing, championship golf and historic sites are just a few of our many offerings. With so many fun things to see and do, the hardest part will be deciding what to do first, and what to save for your next visit to the Myrtle Beach area! To find details of events that may be of interest, visit GrandStrandEvents.com, the official events calendar for the Grand Strand area.
The beautiful beaches along the Grand Strand are among some of the most popular, cleanest and widest on the East Coast. The individual communities take great pride in keeping their beaches clean and safe, and in many areas of the Grand Strand, lifeguard services are provided during the peak tourism season.
ATTRACTIONS AND AMUSEMENTS
The Myrtle Beach area is known for fun. And what better fun is there than a variety of attractions and amusements designed to entertain, pass the leisurely hours and provide quality family enjoyment? There’s Ripley’s Aquarium, Myrtle Beach’s very own $40 million home to an array of sea creatures, big and small. Ocean Boulevard in downtown Myrtle Beach is still home to a number of interesting and one-of-a-kind attractions, despite the departure of the world-famous Myrtle Beach Pavilion, which was razed in 2006 to make way for future development. If it’s water fun you’re looking for, in addition to the great beaches and warm waters of the Atlantic, the Myrtle Beach area is home to three popular water parks: Myrtle Waves Water Park and Family Kingdom Water Park in Myrtle Beach; and Wild Water & Wheels in Surfside Beach. All three are guaranteed to provide your family with water fun and relaxation.
Just about everybody loves to shop in the Myrtle Beach area. Our collection of unique retail stores, shopping centers and factory outlet stores has made the Grand Strand area a favorite shopping Mecca for years. The popular Barefoot Landing and Broadway at the Beach outdoor shopping/dining/entertainment complexes continue to attract millions of visitors each year. In addition, Myrtle Beach recently completed a new regional shopping center — Coastal Grand Mall — featuring brand new stores and stadium seating in its multi-screened movie theater. The Myrtle Beach area’s other two shopping malls have recently undergone renovations and expansions and feature well-known national stores, such as the Bass Pro Shop in Myrtle Beach Mall (formerly Colonial Mall). In addition, the Myrtle Beach area is home to two large Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, with dozens of direct-from-the-manufacturer, name-brand merchandise.
No matter where you stay along South Carolina’s Grand Strand, you’ll find great food, great people and southern hospitality. Whether you’re looking for home cooking, ethnic cuisine or special southern fare, explore great places to eat throughout the Myrtle Beach area including Little River, North Myrtle Beach, Windy Hill, Crescent Beach, Ocean Drive, Cherry Grove, Myrtle Beach, Conway, Aynor, Surfside Beach, Garden City Beach, Murrells Inlet, Litchfield Beach and Pawleys Island. With more than 1,700 full-service restaurants waiting to serve you, the choices are endless! Grand Strand visitors love the variety and selection that North Myrtle Beach’s Barefoot Landing shopping/dining/entertainment complex provides, and perennial favorite Broadway at the Beach offers nearly a dozen restaurants to fit most any budget. In addition, the seafood restaurants in Murrells Inlet are a casual dining treat that simply cannot be missed. A little further south in Litchfield Beach and Pawleys Island you’ll find more dining choices — including some of the area’s most celebrated restaurants. The simple truth is with all these great dining options you just can’t go wrong, visit www.GrandStrandRestaurants.com for an overview of local dining and an up-to-date list of all our area restaurants including addresses and telephone numbers.
When the sun goes down in Myrtle Beach, the fun continues in a variety of different hotspots — many of which are designed to entertain young and old alike. The Grand Strand area boasts a number of live entertainment theaters featuring everything from medieval knights jousting on horseback to celebrity impersonators you’ll swear are real to the foot-stomping, hand-clapping first-class entertainment of the venerable Carolina Opry, the granddaddy of the Myrtle Beach entertainment scene. In addition to the great live entertainment theaters, the Myrtle Beach area features a host of dance clubs with everything from country to retro ‘70s to hits from today… and everything in between. Broadway at the Beach leads the way with several popular dance spots, and everybody’s favorite, 2001, located in the Restaurant Row section of Myrtle Beach is still going strong after more than 25 years! Up in North Myrtle Beach and other spots, you can dance the night away listening to “Beach Music” and enjoying the “shag” the state dance that originated in the Ocean Drive section of the Grand Strand.
The Carolina Opry, The Grandest of the Grand Shows!
The Carolina Opry is a live music variety show that features a cast of 36 of the nation’s top singers, dancers, comedians and musicians in a 2200-seat show palace with state-of-the-art sound and lighting and three giant video screens. The show is continually updated with new music and comedy, is two hours of high energy entertainment that blends humor and dancing with everything from rock ‘n roll, Broadway and country to classic hits, pop melodies and gospel.
Carolina Opry Savings
Century 21 Broadhurst & Associates customers can Save $2 per ticket to one or both of Myrtle Beach’s best shows. Available for a limited time only by purchasing online. Make note of coupon code, click “Order Online” & enter the code on the Buy Tickets page.
Coupon Code: CBA867
By now you’re aware that the Grand Strand area of South Carolina is the “Golf Capital of the World.” With more than 100 championship golf courses up and down a mere 60 miles of coastline, you’ll never get tired of playing these challenging layouts. Most all the courses are designed to provide maximum enjoyment for any golfer — no matter what his or her skill level. A number of our courses have proudly been recognized by Golf Digest and other national publications as among the best and most popular in the Southeast. And if “real” golf’s not your game, take time out to enjoy a round of miniature golf with the family. It’s been said that the Grand Strand area boasts more miniature golf courses, per capita, than any other place in the world! What would you expect from an area that has an ongoing love affair with golf!
If we’ve left out your favorite vacation activity, we apologize… and, believe us when we say, you’ll still probably find it here along the Grand Strand. For more information on everything there is to see and do in our area, visit the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce website, www.VisitGrandStrandEvents.com.