South Carolina’s coastline is a beautiful sun-drenched, oasis of golden sands stretching some 97 kilometres along the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. The Grand Strand as it’s known is also where you will find the resort town of Myrtle Beach.

Myrtle Beach is all about relaxation. Stroll along the beautiful beaches, take time out on the golf course, explore nature trails and if all that gets too much, do as the locals do and relax on the porch in a hammock! If you’re looking for a little more action, you won’t be disappointed either. There are family entertainment centres such as Broadway at The Beach with its popular and exciting attractions like MagiQuest, the interactive fantasy game where you can embark on quests battling goblins and dragons.

Start your exploration of the area from its most prominent landmark. The SkyWheel is an impressive 61 metres high and offers unrivalled views over the area and out across the ocean.

For a bite to eat, a must-visit is Peaches Corner, an old style diner first established in 1937 and still going strong, serving what are considered to be the finest milkshakes around.

This pretty seaside town also boasts museums like Art Museum of Myrtle Beach, which showcases the work of local artists. If you love open space, visit the vast Brookgreen Gardens with both sculpture gardens and walking trails. The family-run Waccatee Zoo is a small friendly zoo, which kids will love.

This area was once the centre of rice production in the US and there are reminders of its past role in the nearby town of Georgetown. The town is also home to the Rice Museum, where you can learn all about rice production, the widespread use of African slaves and how the production transformed the region in to one of wealthiest in America. A perfect example of this being the Hopsewee Plantation, one of the oldest and most opulent plantation homes in the region.

Myrtle Beach offers a real variety of attractions and activities, all served up by friendly, helpful locals who are only too happy to share what their town and its surrounding area has to offer.

Known for

Beaches, Walking and Golf

Top hotels in Myrtle Beach

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Dayton House Resort
3 out of 5
2400 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach
NZ$195/night
21 Jul. - 22 Jul.
3.9/5Good! (3,500 reviews)

"The ocean view was to die for and it is in a very central location making it convenient to navigate the city."…"

Reviewed on 19 Jul. 2019

Dayton House Resort
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Atlantic Palms Hotel Suites & Condos
3 out of 5
703 S Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach
NZ$284/night
16 Aug. - 17 Aug.
3.3/5 (2,125 reviews)

"Excellent service wirh stafff and others at the hotel...."…"

Reviewed on 18 Jul. 2019

Atlantic Palms Hotel Suites & Condos
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Sea Mist
3.5 out of 5
1200 S Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach
NZ$184/night
12 Aug. - 13 Aug.
2.7/5 (5,230 reviews)

"The property was definitely old and worn down however it wasn't unbearable. I loved the location though. The overall hotel has multiple separate buildings and the one I stayed in was right along the beach which was perfect for me because I wanted to be as close to the beach as possible during my ..."…"

Reviewed on 9 Jul. 2019

Sea Mist

Popular activities in Myrtle Beach

Broadway at the Beach
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Broadway at the Beach

A huge complex that offers a world of entertainment for the whole family with amusements, entertainment, shopping and dining.

Ripley's Aquarium
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Ripley's Aquarium

South Carolina’s most popular attraction is home to thousands of sea creatures both large and small.

SkyWheel Myrtle Beach
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SkyWheel Myrtle Beach

Take a trip to the top of one of America’s tallest observation wheels and enjoy the breath-taking views across the coastline and into the Atlantic beyond.

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk
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Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

Bring your family to this pleasant coastal avenue with excellent beaches, an entertainment district and lively piers with varied restaurants.

House of Blues Myrtle Beach
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House of Blues Myrtle Beach

Savor the taste of ribs, burgers and steaks and appreciate the rocking atmosphere with eclectic musical shows and dance performances.

Myrtle Beach State Park
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Myrtle Beach State Park

Switch between a spectacular sandy bay and the woodland trails of the Grand Strand in South Carolina’s oldest state park.

Top activities in Myrtle Beach

Charleston Day Trip from Myrtle Beach
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Charleston Day Trip from Myrtle Beach

NZ$198

See the highlights of Charleston on this day trip from Myrtle Beach. Your full-day tour includes a carriage ride, top rated harbor tour with Charleston Harbor Tours, a delicious boxed lunch, and a tour of Boone Hall Plantation.

Admission to Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach
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Admission to Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach

NZ$48

Delve into an underwater adventure with the incredible aquatic displays of Ripley's Aquarium. Check out snappy piranhas, giant Pacific octopuses, fearsome sharks, and colorful tropical fish in their tranquil, undersea habitats, plus enjoy a hands-on encounter with prehistoric horseshoe crabs and gentle stingrays.

Dining at Hard Rock Cafe Myrtle Beach with Priority Seating
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Dining at Hard Rock Cafe Myrtle Beach with Priority Seating

NZ$51

Dine like a rock star among pop, soul, and rock 'n' roll memorabilia like costumes and instruments from your favorite musicians at the Hard Rock Cafe. Skip the lines with priority seating and enjoy a classic meal and a dessert.

Escape River Island
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Escape River Island

NZ$96

Up to 6 teams of 2 people each are guided to a secluded 48 acre private island on the Waccamaw River and will compete in 8 Survivor-style challenges and solve clues to unlock their tandem kayaks and race a half mile up river back to our Outpost.

Day Pass: River Tubing & More!
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Day Pass: River Tubing & More!

NZ$73

Our River Island Outpost is a beautiful 1 acre property on the Waccamaw River where you can relax and play for an hour or stay for the day (between 10 am - 5 pm).

Magic Show Starring Michael Bairefoot
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Magic Show Starring Michael Bairefoot

NZ$30

The Stage Magic Show is the Stand Up Act on steroids, where music, magic, comedy, and audience participation are all pushed to max. The audience will be taken on a journey by incorporating his past experiences into his magic.

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