Myrtle BeachUnited States of America

A winning combination of natural beauty, entertainment for the whole family and points of historic interest.

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.

Top hotels in Myrtle Beach

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Compass Cove Resort
Compass Cove Resort
3 out of 5
2311 S. Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC
NZ$87
per night
17 Nov. - 18 Nov.

Nestled on the beach, this Myrtle Beach hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Midway Park, Family Kingdom Amusement Park and Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. The Market Common ...

4/5Very Good! (4,602 reviews)

"The staff here was very friendly -- at check-in and check-out, and even when we saw them periodically like in the elevator. We stayed in the Indigo Tower in an oceanfront room. The room was very clean. The building itself seemed a bit old... the ceiling was discolored and the balcony looked a bit ..."…"

Reviewed on 7 Nov. 2019

Compass Cove Resort
South Bay Inn & Suites
South Bay Inn & Suites
3 out of 5
520 North Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC
NZ$101
per night
25 Nov. - 26 Nov.

With direct access to the beach, this Downtown Myrtle Beach hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, SkyWheel Myrtle Beach and Family Kingdom ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,689 reviews)

"Great water park on site. Needs to come up with better way to park, but valet is offered and they do well. Good to great hotel depending on your room."…"

Reviewed on 8 Nov. 2019

South Bay Inn & Suites
Dunes Village Resort
Dunes Village Resort
3.5 out of 5
5200 North Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC
NZ$102
per night
25 Nov. - 26 Nov.

Nestled on the beach, this Myrtle Beach hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Cane Patch Par Three, Ripley's Aquarium and Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. Myrtlewood Golf Club ...

4.2/5Very Good! (2,350 reviews)

"Great place to stay with kids during cooler weather."…"

Reviewed on 4 Nov. 2019

Dunes Village Resort

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.

Top activities in Myrtle Beach

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
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Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

NZ$94

Hear ye, hear ye! Make haste to the castle to indulge in a night of feasting, combat, and revelry. The knights and horses of Medieval Times are here to thrill you with acts of showmanship and bravery reminiscent of legends of old, while you dine on a 4-course meal worthy of a royal table.

Motown Tribute Show
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Motown Tribute Show

NZ$59

Set off on a musical journey through time as you tap your feet to the tunes that moved the nation in the 1960s and '70s. Motor City Musical brings Motown hits from musicians like Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, and the Jackson 5 to the stage, celebrating the history of a genre that brought new life and rhythm to the American music scene.

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

NZ$50

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.

Celebrity Tribute Show
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Celebrity Tribute Show

NZ$70

Get ready for a rocking good time and an evening filled with impressive performances from tribute artists and live band and dancers. Be wowed as talented performers of Legends in Concert bring famous artists past and present to life before your eyes.

Myrtle Beach Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center
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Myrtle Beach Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center

NZ$38

Get the best entertainment value in town with 3 attractions under 1 roof—the only roof where you see the massive Great Ape of Myrtle Beach. Have a roaring good time at the Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center at Broadway at the Beach and make great memories with family and friends.

Hawaiian Rumble All Day Mini Golf Pass
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Hawaiian Rumble All Day Mini Golf Pass

NZ$23

Visit: Hawaiian Rumble, 3210 33rd Ave. S at U.S. 17, North Myrtle Beach, SC Enjoy some time at Hawaiian Rumble, one of the most popular mini-golf courses. This 18-hole course could not be more relaxing as you putt to the sweet melodies of top Hawaiian musicians and waterfalls throughout making it complete paradise.

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