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Discover the best top attractions and things to do in Myrtle Beach!
By Patricia Blackstock, a local who has lived in Myrtle Beach since 1997.

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* LIVE ENTERTAINMENT SHOWS Live Entertainment in Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach. Live shows area huge attraction in the Myrtle Beach area. You will find up to date schedules and listings for Alabama Theatre, The Carolina Opry, Carolina Improv, Dixie Stampede, Legends in Concert, Medieval Times, The Palace Theatre has been demilished, and currently nothing is being built on the empty lot.

* (Here is my review and photos of The Carolina Opry

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CAROLINA FOREST HIGH SCHOOL Performing Arts Department. See what's playing and purchase tickets online.

CAROLINA MASTER CHORALE The Carolina Master Chorale is recognized as the premiere symphonic chorus in the region covering northeast South Carolina and southeast North Carolina and is the oldest community singing organization in the area surrounding Myrtle Beach, and home of the CMC. In 2018 the Chorale celebrates its 45th Concert season. Learn more in tbe website.

COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY THEATRE The mission of the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre is to prepare students to pursue lives as professional theatre artists to seek further advanced study in graduate programs by providing rigorous training in musical theatre. See website for more information.

MURRELLS INLET COMMUNITY THEATRE The Murrells Inlet Community Theatre is a non-profit organization founded in 1998. MICT produces a minimum of 3 plays every season, beginning with their fall production.

STAGE LEFT Stage Left Theatre Company is the newest theatre in Myrtle Beach, specializing in an intimate theater experience. Come by The Market Common and visit the custom-made theater located at 3064 Deville Street, in The Market Common

THEATRE OF THE REPUBLIC Located in the historic city of Georgetown, S.C. just a short drive from Myrtle Beach. This is a non amate-profit amature theatre providing an affordable show with a long history of talented community theatre. Click link for more information.


Take your choice from the putt-putt mini golf locations in this area. Playing Mini Golf is always fun for all ages, and it's one of the most fun things a family can do!

Psssst - did you know that NORTH Myrtle Beach is a city, not to be confused with the city of Myrtle Beach? It is located about a 20-30 minute drive North of Myrtle Beach. Don't get them confused because you'll get there late! The mini-golf courses are clearly marked with the words 'North Myrtle Beach.' Make sense of it here

BUCCANEER BAY MINIATURE GOLF 5894 S. Kings Hwy. Myrtle Beach -29575 (843) 238-3811
CANCUN LAGOON 2101 S. Kings Hey. Myrtle Beach 843-444-1098
CAPTAIN HOOK'S ADVENTURE 2205 N. Kings Hwy. Myrtle Beach
DINOSAUR ADVENTURE 3701 Hwy. 17S.North Myrtle Beach - 843-272-9041
DRAGON'S LAIR 1197 Celebrity Circle (Broadway at the Beach) Myrtle Beach, 843-923-9301
HAWAIIAN RUMBLE 3210 Hwy. 17 S. North Myrtle Beach - 843-272-7812
JUNGLE SAFARI MINIATURE GOLF 101N. Kings Hwy. Myrtle Beach - 843- 315-0311
JURASSIC GOLF 2900 S. Hings Hwy. Myrtle Beach - 843-913-5333
LOST TREASURE GOLF 1705 Hey. 17 S, in North Myrtke Beach, S.C. 29582
MAY DAY 301 715 Hwy.17 N. Myrtle Beach 843-280-3535
MUTINY BAY 301 Hwy. 17 S. Myrtle Beach,843-249-7844
MOLTEN MOUNTAIN 1010 Vereen Hwy. 17 N., North Myrtle Beach, 843-280-5095
MUTINY BAY 301 Hwy. 17 S., Myrtle Beach, 843-249-7844
MT. ATLANTICUS 707 N. Kings Hwy. Myrtle Beach - 843-444-1008
SHIPWRECK ISLAND ADVENTURE 3301 S. Ocean Blvd. North Myrtle Beach - 843-913-5330
TREASURE ISLAND GOLF 4802 N. Kings Hwy. . 843-449-4754

FUN FOR EVERYONE... age does not matter!

Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, Garden City Beach (Check the websites for seasonal openings and schedule changes)

NASCAR Speed Park located on 17 Bypass in Myrtle Beach was closed in April 2014 to make way for the new Broadway Grand Prix Family Race Park. The park is owned by Burroughs & Chapin and managed by one of the Grand Strand's most experienced and successful attractions operator, Mark Lazarus,who has more than 30 years experience in the tourist business. Everyone needs a little thrill. Race to victory! 7 Unique G-Kart Tracks.

* FAMILY KINGDOM AMUSEMENT PARK, 301 Third Ave. S., Myrtle Beach. Named #5 Amusement Park in the Nation. Rides including the Swamp Fox wooden roller coaster and a 100-foot Ferris wheel, Family Kingdom offers some of the most memorable and adrenalin-pumping experience on the Grand Strand. The Water Park in in the only waterfront Water Park.Family Kingdom Water Park has "wet and wild" water flumes, (over 100' drop), exhilarating speed slides, intermediate speed slides and a spacious 425' long Lazy Eiver with a waterfall. Seasonal. See website for more details.

MYRTLE BEACH SPEEDWAY Home of NASCAR Racing Experience attraction. Drive Real NASCAR Race Cars By Yourself! Passing Allowed, In Car Radio, and Driver's Meeting with Crew Chief. True NASCAR Driving Experience- It's as real as it gets! This NASCAR Experience will be the most authentic driving experience or racing school you'll ever attend!

O.D. PAVILION AMUSEMENT PARK Come out to North Myrtle Beach and enjoy a fun-filled experience with exciting rides, fun-filled games, great food, delicious snacks, and more! Overlooking the Atlanic Ocean, the O.D. Pavilion is the center for entertainment in the heart of North Myrtle Beach. See website for detils.

PAVILION PARK The tradition continues at Broadway at the Beach with the updated Pavilion Park. One of the greatest Myrtle Beach traditions, the Pavilion Amusement Park attracts thousands of people each year who are drawn to an impressive collection of rides, suited for all ages and perfect for a fantastic family day out. The Pavilion Park has both brand new roller coaster rides, as well as adrenaline-pumping thrill rides, but is famous for its landmark nostalgia rides that have been providing endless fun for generations.

ATTRACTIONS in Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand. (Check websites for seasonal pricing and listings.)

A quiet pier for families and anyone who wants to go crabbing or enjoy a quiet pier.
Take17 Bus. S. to Garden City Beach. You will see 2 overhead signs - one says Garden City Connector, and the other says Pine Ave. - both signs point left. Turn left, and go about 1/2 mile to the dead-end at Elizabeth. The[ark is straight ahead at the dead-end. Pull in, and you can park free inside the park/ You'll see swings, play area, outdoor barbecue stands, tables, and a gazebo. Just past this point you'll see a really nice pier. At the4 end of the pier is a shelter: And to the lefrt you'll see some steps. You can crab from the shelter on the steps, or along the pier. I seldom see many people there. When I visited no one was there. I've seen people pulling in crabs here, and I'm always surprised to see it is still almost undiscovered. P.S. Let's keep it that way!

ALLIGATOR ADVENTURE Barefoot Landing, U.S. 17, North Myrtle Beach, is a reptile park featuring hundreds of American alligators of all sizes. Open 9 a.m.-9 p.m. daily; tickets sold until 8 PM. See web site for pricing, special offers and coupons!

BACKSTAGE MIRROR MANIA Step back in time to an Off-Broadway theater's backstage area. It's March 11,1933 and Luck Luciano's five Mafia famlies have hit New York's Times Square Bank located next door. Help New York's finest mobster who escaped throuhh the maze backstage corridors, props, trap doors and turns.

BACKSTAGE EXCAPE GAMES Located at Broadway at the Beach, 1314 Celebrity Circle. #165. Escape rooms are the newest in live, interactive entertainment. “Locked” in a room with other participants, you will work together as group to solve a series of puzzles, and ultimately escape before your time runs out.

* BAREFOOT LANDING Shopping, dining and entertqainment in a natural atmosphere is the essence of Barefoot Landing. Barefoot Landing offerss seasonal fireworks, street entertaineers, weekly parades and much, much more!

* BOARDWALK Walking the Boardwalk is on of the most popular things to do in downtown Myrtle Beach. No charge to walk, and you'll find free live entertainment throughout the year. It's a fun place to visit any time, and perfect for all ages.

BREAKOUT  MYRTLE BEACH North Myrtle Beach. Are you smart enough to find the way out? Can you escape in time? Prove it! Test your mind!

* BROADWAY AT THE BEACH Broadway at the Beach has changed! All new stores, restaurants, night clubs and attractions in 2018! This is one place you do not want to miss! Put it at the top of your "to do" list! New... The Avenue (formerly Celebrity Square) has a new identity including a new Hard Rock Cafe, Wahlburgers, American Tap House and a new 40,000 square foot Dave & Buster’s.

* BROOKGREEN GARDENS, U.S. 17, between Murrells Island and Pawleys Island. Brookgreen Gardens is a National Historic Land,ark and a beautiful garden with the most extensive collection of figurative sculpture in an outdoor setting by American artists in the world. Brookgreen has the only zoo that's accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums on the coast of the Carolinas, Nrookgreen Gardens offers tours, programs and archeological sites for visitors to explore. More information on the website. Also, see my four Brookgreen Gardens pages featuring hundreds of photos - sculpture and floral, along with discriptive text.)

BUILD A BEAR Bring your new furry friend for life... personalize him or her to your individual tastes and make memories to last a lifetime. Located at Broadway at the Beach

CAROLINA BACKWOODS ATV TRAIL TOURS Carolina Backwoods is a unique ATV, 4X4 Fun Park, designed for all skill levels. Located near Myrtle Beach on the NC and SC state line, Ash, North Carolina. Cabin and camper rentals, RV sites (30 and 50 amp) with full hook-up including satellite. Tent sites are also available. Only minutes from the beach. See websirt for more details

CAROLINA SAFARI Jeep tours, open all year round. Fascinating LowCountry history, plantations, ricefields, Huntington Beach State Park. FFun for all ages.

CHILDREN'S MUSEUM The Children's Museum features hands-on exhibits that combine education with entertainment. Displays include the U.S.S. Kids Afloat boating safety exhibit, Bubble Mania, where children can make giant bubbles and the "Express Yourself" Arts Center. See website for pricing and more information, 2501 N. Kings Hwy. (843) 946-9469

* DUPLIN WINERY June, 2015. North Myrtle Beach Wine Tasting. From the rural vineyards of Rose Hill NC, to the sandy shores of North Myretle Beach, visitirs can sample a wide vartey of award winning wines.

ESCAPE MYRTLE BEACH (downtown) The original Myrtle Beach Escape Game. Interactive adventure where a team of 2 to 10 people have an hour to use their wits and intelligence to solve puzzels, complete tasks, and be imaginative. Highlty addictive, intense and unpredictable fun.

EXECUTIVE HELICOPTERS Come experience the ride of your life aboard on of our helicopters. Float effortlessly as you take in a bird's eye view of many golf courses, Barefoot Landing, Broadway at the Beach, and the beautiful Grand Strand beaches and islands. See website for details

FRANKLIN G. BURROUGHS-SIMEON B. CHAPIN ART MUSEUM, 3100 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday and 1- 4 p.m. Sunday. Free admission. Donations requested. See the web site for special events.(843) 238-2510.

FUN WAREHOUSE Fun Warehouse is the best place in Myrtle Besch to let loose and have a great experience the entire family can enjoy. this This all inclusive facility offers family entertainment that features an elevated Go Cart Track, state of the art Arcade, Laser Tag, Soft Play, Inflatables, Six Birthday party rooms Roller Skating, Rollerball Mini-Bowling, Finish Line Cafe, Pit Stop Ice Cream Shop, WiFi & More! Click the website for details.

GARDEN CITY PVILION ARCADE Garden City, a short drive south from Myrtle Beach, has been a popular family vacation destination on the Grand Strand for decades. And among the mainstays in the quaint seaside town, Garden City Beach's Pavilion Arcade has been providing gaming entertainment since 1969

GO APE! the country's #1 Zip Line and Treetop Adventure. Visit the Award-Winning Outdoor Activities and Adventures in the Forests. Located at the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex, they offer a Treetop Adventure and Treetop Junior, so that all ages can participate. Discount at the North Myrtle Beach location. 15% discount when you use the promo code 17FUNBEACHES.

GREAT AMERICAN RIVERBOAT CO. Barefoot Landing, U.S. 17, North Myrtle Beach. Enjoy sightseeing, dancing and dining as you cruise the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. Cboose from the Jungle Princess, Jungle Baby or Barracuda Jet Boat!See website for pricing and details.

GHOSTS AND LEGENDS THEATRE Barefoor Landing, U.S. 17, . Ghost Show features Lowcountry tales. The Ghost Walks take place at dusk. Blackbeard Seance - Adults only!

GHOSTS OF GEORGETOWN Lantern Tours. Escape to the past's haunted history. Explore the darkened streets with re-enactor Bob Wolfe and story teller Elizabeth Robertson Huntsinger Wolf, author of Ghosts of Georgetown.

HELICOPTER ADVENTURES Why settle for a view of Myrtle Beach from your car window when you can soar in style in a helicopter? The largest helicopter company in Myrtle Beach with operation spanning almost 6 acres, with 2 cool and relaxing covered waiting areas. 5 simultaneously operating landing pads and 10 beautiful Robinson R44 helicopters.

HOBCAW BARONY Located in nearby Georgetown. Hobcaw Barony’s 16,000 acres encompass a rich diversity of every common ecosystem found on the S.C. coast, making this an unparalleled site for research in the environmental sciences. In addition, over 70 cultural sites on the plantation including cemeteries, slave cabins, and the Baruch’s homes all provide a time capsule for educators. Donations encouraged.

HOFFMAN HELICOPTERS Looking for a once-in-a-lifetime experience? Treat yourself to helicopter tour of beautiful, sunny Myrtle Beach. Adjacent to the Myrtle Beach Airport (MYR) See website for details..

...with King Kong scaling a sktscraper next to the Empire State building. Hollywood Wax Museum is the only wax museum in the country devoted entirely to celebrity figures. The 2-story Museum Myrtle Beach brings tourists and locals into the world of Hollywood stars and allows visitors to get vlose to some of the most famous people in show business, re-created so faithfully that you would swear they are alive.

HOUSE OF BLUES 4060 US Hwy. 17 S at Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach Features a variety of local talent and professionals. See websire for schedules, shows, and more information.

HYMAN VINEYARDS Conway. Now offering wine tasting; See website for details

*LA BELLE AMIE VINYARD Winery localted in Little River, S.C. /included private lable wines, live music, special events, tasting room. Well worth the short drive north from Myrtle Beach.

MUSEUM OF COASTAL CAROLINA and INGRAM PLANETARIUM at the Village at Sunset Beach, N.C., N.C. 179. For information about these attractions, please see the website

LAZER FX-LAZER TAG, 964 Lake Arrowhead Rd. ,Myrtle Beach. The ultimate high tech adventure, where cutting edge computer technology combines with action-oriented team play to create an exciting, heart-racing experience. This is a true group activity - and you are the game! From children 4 years old and up who expect to be thrilled, to those skeptical adults and business people who need a bit of convincing, everyone is captured by the game moments after play begins. 843-467-2229.

* MARKET COMMON The Market Common offers some of the best restaurants and shopping in this area. Links to all stores and restaurants. You'll also find interactive games for families all around Grand Lake. Current events and festivals as well as fantastic awared-winning movie theater for rainy days.

MYRTLE BEACH ESCAPE Your "mission" is to escape from a room is to solve puzzels, manipulate objects and search for hidden clues. Book online.

* MURRELLS INLET - MARSHWALK Located just a few miles south of Myrtle Beach, Murrells Inlet is one of the most scenic areas in the Grand Strand. Take your camera! Take a walk - Take the kids - Take a walk!The restaurants here are known for their seafood, but if seafood isn't your favorite dish, you'll find lots of other menu choices.

* MYRTLE BEACH PELICANS, (Events and Categories) Field, 1251 21st Avenue N., Myrtle Beach, Phone: (843) 918-6002. Loved by locals and visitors alike.

See website for details.

MYRTLE BEACH ZIPLINE ADVENTURES - located downtown, on the site of the former Pavilion.

MYRTLE BEACH LASER TAG Surf's up Family Fun Center and Video Arcade offers "The Ultimate Laser Adventure" - serious fun for all ages - completely equipped for birthday parties, rock climbing, casual play, groups, teens adults, youth groups, families, company parties, fundraisers, all you can eat pizza nd more!

NIGHTMARE HAUNTED HOUSE - Located neat the SkyWheel, downtown Myrtle Beach

PEDEGO ELECTRIC BIKES - Located in The Market Common. Many people would like to ride a bike, but find it difficult due to hills, wind, distance, joint pain, age or the inconvience of having to shower and change at work. Others simply like the flexibility of being able to choose between exercise and assisted transportation. One thing that everyone aggrees on...[eople love the experience of riding a Pedego Electric Bike!

* PIERS Here's a list of Myrtle Beach area piers. Wheather you love to fish or just take a walk on a pier to see what fish are running or talk to a few people who are fishing....the Grand Strand offers several piers for your enjoyment. The cost ranges from free to $3. Look for the pier closest to your accommodations.

PIRATE ADVENTURES - On the Marshwalk at Crazy Sister Marina in Murrells Inlet. (Photo Here) Your child will experience the magiv of sailing away in search of a sunken treasure. Dressed with a painted curly moustache or an anchor tattoo, your young pirate will learn the rules of the sea...and they always find a treasure. The ship sails with the season, so check the website for more information..

* PARKS AND PLAYGROUNDS - Enjoy Myrtyle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Murrells Inlet and Georgetown County public parks. Parks are free, relaxing and perfect for family and friends.

RADICAL ROPES Combining an exhilarating aerial adventure park with extreme zip lines, KidZips and more, the spectacular new Radical Ropes Adventure Park in Myrtle Beach will offer adrenalin-pumping action, above and beyond anything else on the beach. Radical Ropes is located on Kings Hwy. and 19th Ave.. June 15, 2015

* RIPLEY'S AQUARIUM Broadway at the Beach, U.S. 17 Bypass and 29th Avenue N. Myrtle Beach, Sharks, rays and other underwater creatures are on display. A moving walkway runs through a 330-foot tube in the main tank, and visitors can touch the rays and horseshoe crabs in touch tanks. The Aquarium offers special activities adventures and shows on a rotating basis. See website for more information and details. My photos of Ripley's Aquarium.

RIDDLES EXCAPE ROOM (Restaurant Row) Can you escape in 60 minutes? Fun for all ages. Themed Live-Action Adventure Escape Rooms. 1 hour non-frightening adventure games. Solve clues, puzzles, riddles and secret codes to escape your room. Accommodates 2  to 10 people 9713 North Kings Hwy. Myrtle Beach phone: 843 424 0022, Myrtle Beach

RIPLEY'S BELIEVE IT OR NOT! ODDITORIUM Ocean Blvd. and 9th Avenue N. in downtown Myrtle Beach. The only place in Myrtle Beach where you will find shrunken heads, a 8ft tall Transformer sculpture made of scrap car parts, an authentic vampire killing kit, one of a kind artwork, tons of hands-on interactives, and a wicked vortex spinning tunnel!

RIPLEY'S HAUNTED LASER STRIKE Ocean Blvd. Downtown. You're in the middle of a fully immersive real life video game. You start out as a recruits. Soon you'll be issued a laser gun and briefed on your mission. Encounter animatronics and live actor zombies, will be chasing you through the dark hallways.

RIPLEY'S MOVING THEATER It's going to be a bumpy ride. Better strap on your seat belts for this seriously realistic 5D Moving Theater experience. Our state of the art theater with digital effects will make you feel like you’re in the movie! Bump, dip, and shake your way through our Snow Ride and Bumper Car adventures. Must be 43” to move i n riding seats.cNon-moving seats are available for the little ones with a parent.

RIPLEY'S MARVELOUS MIRROR MAZE Can you find your way out? Ripley’s Enchanted Mirror Maze is one of the most exciting and unique attractions that the entire family can enjoy! See infinite reflections of yourself in every direction! Encounter surprising corners, dead ends aand continuous circles. Never the same experience twice.

* RICE MUSEUM in nearby Georgetown, SC. The Rice Museum features historical information on the Lowcountry rice culture. One hour guided tyours are offered throughout the day, Mondays through Saturdays. The museum is also home to the Maritime Museum Gallery. Mod. - Sat. 10:00 am to 4:30 pm; Closed Sunday and Major Holidays. Adults...$7.00; Seniors (60 and over) $5.00; Students (6-21) $3.00; Children under 6 free when accompanied by an adult. Group rates available.

ROCKIN' JUMP TRAMPOLINE PARK Wall to wall trampolines, among other attractions, the park has something for everyone. Burn energy and have fun, no matter your age.

ROVER BOAT TOURS - Go shelling in a bird-watcher's paradise under the shadow of the Georgetown Lighthouse aboard the motorized boat, the "Carolina Rover".  See dolphins, sea turtles and other sea creatures as professional naturalists guide you through the Bay.  800-705-9063

* SEGWAY TOUR Huntington Beach State Park. Quote from a neighbor 2/4/2014: "Also, on your Fun Beaches website, you might mention the Segway tour at Huntington Beach State Park. It was SO much fun, and a great safe place to learn to ride them. The tour guide, Aaron, gave 100% to the tour.

* SEASHELLS AND SHARK TEETH A fun and free activity for your entire family. Take home some one-of-a-kind treasures from your Myrtle Beach vacation. Learn how to find them.

SHARK WAKE PARK North Myrtle Beach. It's home to the only cable wakeboarding park in the area. Cable wakeboarding, the newest addition to a distinguished list of action sports throughout the world, allows for the best of the extreme nature of wakeboarding, without need for a boat!

SOAR AND EXPLORE ZIPLINE ROPES COURSE The WonderWorks zipline will take participants soaring 50 feet above water on a course that travels 1,000 feet between towers. Featuring a constant tension system, the dual-line course ensures participants a smooth “zip" with intense fun. The pirate-themed ropes course stands a staggering 40 feet tall and spans three levels. Participants must navigate 33 different challenge elements which are designed with more than 3,000 ropes and cables. The course becomes progressively more difficult, offering participants the chance to compete as a family.

Get ready for the most exciting time of your life. See details on the website.

* SKYWHEEL The Myrtle Beach SkyWheel opened in May, 2011. The Myrtle Beach Observation Skywheel is an amazing attraction, which is sure to elevate your perspective, measures an impressive 200 feet above sea level and is the only observation wheel of it's kind anywhere in trhe U.S. Thr Sky Wheel is located on the Boardwalk in downtown Myrtle Beach.

SLING SHOT, SKYSCRAPER , BUNGEE JUMPING Intersection Ocean Blvd. and 11th Ave. N . This towering V-shaped ride catapults you about 300 feet in the air at nearly 120 miles per hour. Skyscraper, Sky Bounce and Swing. Some restrictions apply. Seasonal.

THE TRACK RECREATION CENTER One-stop action-packed fun for the whole family. The Track’s premier go-kart attractions are two multi-level elevated go-kart tracks – the only of their kind in Myrtle Beach – that give drivers a hybrid go-kart roller coaster experience. The Track's signature track is the Wild Woody which takes drivers up 3 levels, then circles back down 3 levels for a high-altitude driving thrill.

SWAMP FOX TOURS: 624 Front Street, Georgetown. Swamp Fox Tours takes you on a pictorial tour of historic Georgetown, SC. Being the third oldest city in South Carolina, Georgetown has an abundance of historic tree-lined streets festooned with moss with historic homes dating back to the1700s. Also, around this area you'll find historic churches, museums, and beautiful waterfront.

* UPSIDE DOWN HOUSE Wonderwork's UpsideDown house at Broadway at the Beach, on the former site of the Crab House Restaurant. See my photos of a visit to Wonder Wroks, (the upside down house) with our grandson, age 6.

WACCATEE ZOO Enterprise Road , off S.C. 707, Socastee. Read this before you go. Waccatee Zoological Farm is located within 500 acres of private, carefully preserved, wooded property.


CAROLINA IMPROV COMPANY at Uptown Theater conveniently located in the Myrtle Beach Mall. Be sure to check out their upcoming shows by clicking on the calendar. Uptown offers beer, wind, soad, and bottled water for purchase is smoke-free and wheelchair-accessible.

CAROLINA COMEDY CLUB - BROADWAY AT THE BEACH Carolina Comedy Club was designed and built from the ground up to be one of the premier comedy clubs in the country. Bringing you the biggest names in comedy as seen on The Tonight Show, Comedy Central, HBO, and Showtime, plus the biggest stars.

COMEDY CABANA Check website for information, dates and ticket information. And be sure to read the many reviews!

COMEDY ZONE The Comedy Zone in Myrtle Beach is a stand-up comedy club located inside House of Blues. Every Tuesday they offer a 3-act comedy show with an emcee, feature, and a nationally known headliner.

WATER PARKS (Check websites for seasonal openings and closings.)

* FAMILY KINGDOM OCEANFRONT WATER PARK Third Avenue South and Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach. Splash your way through the "coolest" fun at the beach! Feel the thrill of speeding down a water slide or simply relax as you drift down the cool, refreshing water in the Lazy River. Family Kingdom Water Park has wet and wild water flumes, (over 100' drop), exhilarating speed slides, intermediate speed slides and a spacious 425' long lazy river with waterfalls.

MYRTLE WAVES Located on the corner of 10th Ave. N. & Hwy 17 By-pass near Broadway at the Beach. The address is 3000 Mr. Joe White Ave (10th Ave N), Myrtle Beach, SC 29577. All-day summer fun at Myrtle Waves Water Park is priced right! Bring the entore family and all your friends for a full day of water-packed adventure.

*WILD WATER-WATER & WHEELS, 910 U.S. 17 S., Surfside Beach. Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. through September 7. Slides, Wipe Out Wave Pool, Lazy River Ride, Wally's Kiddie Lagoon, Adult Lounge Pool, Mini Golf, Go-Carts, Bumper Boats, shacks, lokers and showers. No fees on Inner Tubes, Picnic Area, Gift Shop and Sundeck.

WATER SPORTS Parasailing, Boat Charters, Sailing Charters, Fishing Charters, Water Cruises, Rentals, Party Boats! (Check sites for seasonal openings and closings.)

CAPT "CUSH" MYRTLE BEACH FISHING CHARTERS Choose from two boats which offer you a high-quality Myrtle Beach fishing adventure. Inshore and off-shore charters as well as sight-seeing cruises. Book your adventure with Capt. "Cush"today!

CAPT. STEVE'S RIVER TOURS Based in Pawleys Island, South Carolina, Captain Steve's River Tours specializes in pontoon boat tours of the historic Waccamaw River. Experience a South Carolina vacation like no other while surrounded by beautiful scenery. Very few tourists have the opportunity to see the river, as most people head to Myrtle Beach instead. Here's a photo of me with Capt. Steve, October, 2017

CRAZY SISTER MARINA ( formerly Capt. Dick's)
Exciting enjoyable ways to enjoy the out-of-doors seaasons and the water! See website for information and prices
U.S. 17 in Murrells Inlet
1-866-557-FISH (3474)

DEEP SEA FISHING & DOLPHIN CRUISES We have a new 100' Continental Shelf Custom Lydia Built Fishing & Cruising Yacht. Very Fast with Triple Turbo Diesels provides More Fishing Time. Super Clean & Modern with Air Conditioned Cabin. Plenty of room - no overcrowding, This is the finest passenger boat on the Grand Strand. North Myrtle Beach

2915 S. Ocean Blvd. in Myrtle Beach, next to Damon's restaurant 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily 843- 448-7245
Jet Skies, Sail Boats, Kayaks, Parasailing, Banana Boats and more. Visit the websirte or call for more information and pricing.

EAST COAST BREW BOAT The Brew Boat part boat combines beer, biking, and boating to provide one memorable adventure. The boat can accommodate up to 15 passengers and is perfect for families, friends and parties. It's a one-of-a-kind BYOB cruise alon g the beautiful Murrells Inlet marshlands.

Scuba, Parasail, Dolphin Watch, Scuba, Banana Boat Rides, Fishing Charters, Kayaking, and more. Call free: 866-566-9338. Located at: 4042 U.S. 17 in Murrells Inlet

North Myrtle Beach, Little River, Kayak Tours and Rentals. Waccamaw River, Cherry Grove, Waites Island, camping and much more. Open year-round. 1-800-979-3370

HURRICANE FLEET Hurricane Fleet has been serving the Carolina Coast and Myrtle Beach for more than 50 years. Make it your choice for deep sea fishing. Our extensive knowledge and experience are evident with every fishing trip.

Island Adventure Watersports is a locally owned and operated business that opened in Summer 2010. They are open 7 days a week from April to October and feature a knowledgeable and friendly staff. Located at the historic swing bridge in Socastee. Coupons on web site.

JACK'S SURF LESSONS - BOARD RENTALS This school has been named among the best of Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach by TripAdvisor for the past two years. The instructors have over 50 years combined experience. You will learn to surf. And you will surf well! Whether you're local and trying to figure out the surfing thing,or on vacation with surfing on your bucket list, you can’t go wrong with Jack’s Surf School 

Surf Camps, Paddle Boarding, Lessons, Rentals and repairs! Kokopelli Surf Camp offers one of a kind surf camps and the best surfing lessons on the beach for all ages! Teaching Myrtle Beach, SC, and its surrounding beaches the right way to surf and paddle board. Let their LOCAL professional surfers teach you a full-knowledge of surfing and leave you with a skill that will last a lifetime!

LITTLE RIVER FISHING FLEET Modern and comfprtable fishing vessels. Local crew of enthusiastic fishing specialists. Coupons on website.

LIVING LARGE PARTY BARGE Choose a cruise: 4 Hours of Fun, Quarter Day Cruise, Boat Bar Hop, Full Moon Starlight Cruise, Boathouse, Sunday FunDay, and you can even chedule a water taxi!

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH FISHING CHARTERS Private North Myrtle Beach Fishing Charter company offering Backwater, Inshore, Offshore, Gulf Stream and Deep Sea Fishing for up to six anglers per boat. Deep Sea Charter Fishing service consists of three offshore boats ranging from 26 to 34 feet. Our Inshore/Backwater boats are 22 to 24 feet Bay Boats. We specializing in light tackle fishing and use only the highest quality equipment. They provide all fishing licenses, bait and tackle for their clients.

Ocean Watersports On the beach at 3rd Ave. S., Myrtle beach, SC Located between Family Kingdom Water-Park & Westgate Resort 843-445-7777. Since 1981 they have been the best part of your Myrtle Beach Vacation. Visit Ocean Watersports in the heart of Myrtle Beach for parasailing, banana boat rentals and more.

* PLANTATION RIVER TOURS - Scenic boar tours along historic plantations of South Carolina's beautiful Lowcountry rivers. Departing from the Wacca Wache Marina, you'll see rice plantations, slave cabins, alligators and more. A local historian will be your guide for the history, mystery and legends of the old southern rice plantations.

REEL ACTION FISHING CHARTERS Reel Action Fishing Charters provides the safest, exciting and most memorable fishing trip for your family. Young children are especially welcome for an educational adventure on the water. Minnows, crabbing, shrimping, dolphin watching and more. Private high quality charters for anglers of all skill levels, from first time family trips to experienced anglers.

SEA SCREAMER - Enjoy 3 rides in one in this unique speedboat! First, enjoy a narrated cruise of the historical Intercoastal Waterway touring Little River and Calabash, cruising through some of South Carolina's most pristine scenery. View the prestigious marinas and yachts while all the time exploring for birds, playful Dolphins Sea Turtles and other marine life along the way. Then thrill to a refreshing, exhilarating ride past the world-famous beaches and resorts in North Myrtle Beasch!

SHARK WAKE PARK Cable wakeboarding, the newest addition to the distinguished list of action sports throughout the world, allows for the best of the extreme nature of wakeboarding, without the need for a boat. Shark Wake Park is committed to building and operating the world’s best cable wake parks and strives to grow watersports by bringing wakeboarding to the masses.

409 S. Ocean Blvd., Surfside Beach 843-238-2359
Parasail Ride, Jet Ski, Banana Boat, Kayak, Sailboat lessons

VOYAGER FISHING CHARTERS Party Boat Fishing, Dolphin Cruises and Sport Fishing Charter. 100' Super Voyager II Largest & Most Comfortable party fishing boat in the Carolinas! Special Fishing Rates - Year Round

WALLACE SAILING CHARTERS, Sailboats are safe, and no swimming required. Just sit back and enjoy the peaceful, quiet ride Sail the tranquil waters around Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and Historic Winyah Bay. Search for dolphin, loggerhead turtles, pelicans, egrets, bald eagles and even alligators in the 2 mile estuary between The Georgetown Harnbot and Georgetown Inlet.

Little River, SC

Big M Casino - Located in Little River, S.C. on the waterfront.

Southern Elegance - Located in Little River, S.C. on the waterfront.

Must present a state or federal I.D. before boarding. Must be 18 sail and 21 to consume alcoholic beverages.

U.S. 17, Murrells Inlet. Park offers camping, fishing, coastal hiking trails and general access to three miles of remote beach. Site of the Spanish-style castle Atalaya, former winter home and studio of Arthur and Anna Hyatt Huntington. Park hours are 6 a.m.-10 p.m. daily.$5. adult, Seniors 3.25, ages 6-15 $3. 5 and younger free. 237-4440 or education center at 843-235-8755.

* MYRTLE BEACH STATE PARK, 4401 S. Kings Hwy. beach access picnic areas, camping and fishing pier. Park hours 6 a.m.-10 p.m. daily. Park Admission: $5. for adults, $3.25 Seniors, $3. ages 6-25; free 5 years and younger. 843-238-5325.

SC Park Informations is available at : 1-866-345-PARK(7275)


KARMA ULTIMATE NIGHTLIFE was built for teens only. You must be between the ages of 13-19 to enter Karma. Although younger or older people may attend birthday parties or other private events booked outside of normal business hours  See website for details..

Disclaimer: To the best of my knowledge, the information and prices in the "Best Things To Do" list above are current and up to date for 2018. However, prices and information may change without my knowledge, or the venue may close for the season. Please call ahead or check the website for the latest information.

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