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Myrtle Beach Vacation Ideas for Planning an Itinerary

As part of South Carolina’s beloved Grand Strand, Myrtle Beach is a stand-out among good company. Plan a trip here to this All-American vacation destination where the beaches, golf courses and fun times are plentiful. We put together our Myrtle Beach Vacation Travel Guide video to show you around, so be sure to check it out if you’re looking for awesome footage and vacation ideas. To make the most of this happening area, read on for our top attractions in Myrtle Beach. Let our pick of places to visit serve as a trip planner to inspire the perfect Myrtle Beach itinerary.


Ideas of places to visit in Myrtle Beach

There’s more to this seaside region than meets the eye. We’ve put together a list of all the best spots in Myrtle Beach to check out while on vacation here. Use these recommended places to visit to help build a personalized travel itinerary. All of the top Myrtle Beach attractions are listed below in order of their appearance in our Vacation Travel Guide video so you can follow along as you read.


Cherry Grove Beach, Myrtle Beach, South Caronlina, USA

Cherry Grove Beach

(1:14 in the video) As each stretch of shoreline gives way to the next at Myrtle Beach, you’ll find each new beach possesses its own style of Southern seaside charm. Plan a trip to North Myrtle’s Cherry Grove Beach and enjoy the sandy shore, the popular pier and the local neighborhood restaurants.


South Myrtle Beach State Park, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA

South Myrtle Beach State Park

(1:29 in the video) When deciding where to stay in Myrtle Beach, don’t overlook a fantastic camping experience at the Myrtle Beach State Park campground and enjoy a taste of pre-condo Myrtle Beach. From here explore the unspoiled coastline and miles of hiking trails.


Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

(2:03 in the video) Delight in the fun at the Boardwalk Entertainment District. This mile-long promenade is full of the best things to do with kids in Myrtle Beach, from the SkyWheel to the Fun Plaza Arcade to Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium. Even with exciting new refurbishments, this all-American boardwalk hasn’t lost its old-school charm: take a ride on the Swamp Fox, a classic wooden rollercoaster from 1966.


Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA

Broadway at the Beach

(2:37 in the video) When planning a family trip to Myrtle Beach, a visit to Broadway at the Beach should be on every travel itinerary. From water parks to museums, from concerts to dining and nightlife, discover many of the top things to do in Myrtle Beach right here. With seemingly endless attractions and events, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.


Miniature Golf Courses, Mini Golf, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA

Miniature Golf Courses

(3:02 in the video) A vacation to Myrtle Beach offers a choice of over 50 mini-golf courses, many of which boast annual million-dollar revamps to keep the fun times and larger-than-life themes fresh, year after year. Courses such as Mt. Atlanticus Minotaur Golf, Jurassic Golf and Captain Hook’s Adventure Golf, to name a few, offer hole-in-one fun for all, from first-timers to avid putt-putters.


Golf Courses, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA

Golf Courses

(3:31 in the video) Myrtle Beach is the ultimate golf vacation destination. Enjoy a day on the green by the blue waters of Myrtle Beach at any of the 100-plus quality golf courses here. At golf clubs from Tidewater to Grand Dunes and beyond, tee off and discover why many champion Myrtle Beach as the golf capital of the world


House of Blues, Entertainment in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA

Entertainment

(3:56 in the video) If you’re looking to feast on the freshest Southern fare and tunes then head to the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach. Or, if country is more your speed, head to the Carolina Opry and be treated to an award-winning and well-loved musical variety show.


Warbird Park, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA

Warbird Park

(4:25 in the video) Find Warbird Park by the Myrtle Beach international airport, a fitting neighbor as the park commemorates the high fliers who served at the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base between 1954 and 1993. Relax here, or at the many green spaces on offer in the region.


Murrells Inlet, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA

Murrells Inlet

(4:49 in the video) Once the lair of pirates Blackbeard and Drunken Jack, Murrells Inlet today is renowned as the seafood capital of South Carolina. Add a stroll along the half-mile wooden boardwalk, The MarshWalk to your Myrtle Beach itinerary. This popular diners’ destination is a hit for all those who love live music, street events and delicious food and drink with a side of waterfront views.


Huntington Beach State Park, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA

Huntington Beach State Park

(5:10 in the video) Three miles of gorgeous shoreline (perfect for swimming and fishing) spans the frontage of the 2,500-acre Huntington Beach State Park. Take advantage of the campgrounds for a day-to-night experience of the park. Fill your waking hours immersing yourself in nature or pay a visit to Atalaya Castle, the winter home of the park’s renowned namesakes.


Brookgreen Gardens, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA

Brookgreen Gardens

(5:49 in the video) From its beautiful blooms to its striking sculptures, Brookgreen Gardens is a multifaceted destination. Walk through the indoor and outdoor galleries in the largest collection of outdoor sculptures in the country. Take in the natural splendor, visit the wildlife at the on-site zoo and reflect upon the region’s history where rice plantations once stood. There is much to explore within its 9,000-acre bounds.


Hobcaw Barony, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA

Hobcaw Barony

(6:13 in the video) Hobcaw Barony has a multi-tiered history. Once home to the Waccamaw Indians, the land was turned into plantation country. Hobcaw was later repurposed as a hunting lodge, hosting the likes of Roosevelt and Churchill. Join a guided tour through Hobcaw House, the Bellfield Plantation grounds, the hunting lodge and Friendfield Village, a preserved slave village on the Waccamaw Neck.


Hopsewee Plantation, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA

Hopsewee Plantation

(6:32 in the video) Plan a visit to the Hopsewee Plantation’s original circa 1740 house that still stands today in the heart of South Carolina’s low country. The house was the birthplace of Thomas Lynch Jr., a signatory to the Declaration of Independence. Although the plantation is privately owned, tours are available. The site also has award-winning tea rooms and hosts weddings and special occasion events.


Inspiration for traveling to Myrtle Beach

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