So Much to Do and See on the Grand Strand
Whether your idea of a perfect activity includes getting out on the water for some deep sea fishing or perhaps visiting family attractions, you can be sure that North Myrtle Beach is where you can do it all. You’ll find all of our attractions in refreshingly upscale locations conveniently located in North Myrtle Beach and Myrtle Beach. You won’t want to miss anything.
Equipped with a cool drink and a favorite novel, you’ll enjoy finding your ideal spot on the 65 miles of beachfront on the Grand Strand. You’ll want to take a look at our North Myrtle Beach events calendar as you plan your day’s activities, because whether you’re here in your second home or choose to settle here permanently, there’s always something happening in this unique area. Be sure to allow plenty of time to explore the fabulous shopping and the culinary delights of restaurant row in Myrtle Beach – itself a destination for many. With many specials and packages you can visit the area before deciding where to buy. There are even packages designed especially for golfers, and those traveling in groups, so there’s no reason you can’t plan to visit North Myrtle Beach today.
4898 Highway 17 South
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582.
800-272-2320 or 843-272-8349
This shopping attraction is constructed over a man made body of water. The many bridges and platforms are home to some of the finest restaurants, shops and clubs in North Myrtle Beach. Here you will find Umbertos Restaurant (Italian), The House of Blues, Dick’s Last Resort and many more. It is also conveniently located adjacent to the four Barefoot Golf Courses.
If you are looking for shopping, Tanger is the place for you. The best stores in the country all have a spot here including Tommy Hilfiger, Levis, Banana Republic, Polo, Perry Ellis, Reebok, Nike, and Coach. You will spend the entire day at one or both of these fantastic locations. Tanger 17 is located in North Myrtle Beach at the intersection of Highway 17 and Highway 22.
Coastal Grand Mall
The Coastal Grand Mall is located along Highway 17 in Myrtle Beach. The mall is built in a very modern style and is home to over 130 stores including, Belks, Dillards, Bath and Body Works, Ann Taylor and Dicks Sporting Goods. There are also great restaurants inside and surrounding the mall including Abuelos Mexican, Cracker Barrel and Logans Steak House. Coastal Grand is within minutes from Broadway at the Beach, Nascar Speedpark and Ripley’s Aquarium.
Broadway at the Beach
This dynamic development features theaters, 20 restaurants, over 100 specialty shops, 15 attractions, and 11 nightclubs, all surrounding a 23-acre lake. The shops are very unique and geared more toward fun than big commercial stores.
Formerly known as The Colonial Mall, it is located between Barefoot Landing and Restaurant Row in North Myrtle Beach. Head indoors for a day of shopping at the only Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World in South Carolina, as well as other flagship stores like JCPenney, Belk, Books-A-Million, and more. Dining is also a treat with selections that include the Baja Bistro, Corrado’s Pizza, Ruby Tuesday, Wholly Cow Ice Cream & Coffee, Islamorado and more!
8901-B Highway 17 North,
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
A fun-filled, action packed Dinner and Show extravaganza for everyone. It’s the only place that brings together stunning performers, amazing horse feats, fantastic stunt riders, magic and audience participation with a four-course dinner for one amazing price.
Legends in Concert
Surfside Beach, SC
Visitors and locals agree that Legends In Concert is a fun-filled concert of fun for everyone. The theater is located in Surfside Beach. This world famous live tribute show features an amazing all star cast of FIVE great acts in ONE grand show. Legends In Concert performances are the real thing, with performers singing with their natural voices and perfection of mannerisms, hair and dress of the original celebrities portrayed.
Medieval Times transports the audience to 11th Century Spain to enjoy a royal feast and an authentic Medieval tournament – with the help of Hollywood caliber special effects. The atmosphere is electric. Because the audience surrounds the field of competition, there is not a bad seat in the house. Stadium-style seating is divided into sections. During the tournament, each section cheers for its very own Knight.
4750 Hwy. 17 South
One The Show, delivers an exciting level of entertainment the likes seen only in NY or Vegas! Guest Artists Concert Series presents acts like Tom Jones, Anne Murray and Randy Owen. Christmas Show plays Nov. – Dec.
8901 Hwy. 17
There are two things that you have to see when you come to the Grand Strand: the ocean, and The Carolina Opry. It’s that simple. The first variety show in Myrtle Beach – and still the jewel in its crown, The Carolina Opry has been thrilling the hundreds of thousands of visitors who pass through its doors each year. Some love the winter specials but the rest of the year you can always come here to see a great show. The New York Times calls it “A hit with visitors,” The New York Post calls it “A Hot Ticket” and USA Today reports it “A Big Hit.” “Talk about high energy! That’s entertainment!”
Le Grand Cirque is the most amazing live show ever to appear on the Grand Strand, and is now playing at the famous Palace Theater, located at Broadway at the Beach. This spellbinding production features a huge cast of over 50 world class acrobats, jugglers, and performers from China, Russia, Monte Carlo, and Europe in an electrifying show that will take your breath away.
4818 Hwy. 17 S.
See the beautifully haunting Ghosts and Legends Show performed by the ghosts themselves! Popular local legends unfold with special effects, in a classic southern plantation parlor -once you find the secret panel entrance! Then, prepare to embark on an hour and a half evening Ghost Walk and visit rarely seen areas of Barefoot Landing, visit historic sites and hear over a dozen spooky tales from local southern lore!
Located adjacent to Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach, Alligator Adventure is one of the largest facilities for reptile life in the world. During your visit to the park you will be guided through beautiful natural swamps and marshes.
301 3rd Ave. South
Ride the ferris wheel and roller coasters at this Myrtle Beach amusement park. What is a family vacation without a night at a real amusement park. Family Kingdom is a great way to spend a day off the oceanfront or a night out with the kids. Consider this Myrtle Beach nightlife for the kids!
Hard Rock Park
The Hard Rock Park has been open since the Spring 2008 and is an amusement park for kids and adults. The park is constructed on the site formerly occupied by the Waccamaw Factory Outlet center right off Highway 501 on the west side of the Intracoastal Waterway. Hard Rock Park is a combination of restaurants, rides, shops and a theatre for concerts.
Ever wonder what it might be like to battle fire breathing dragons or spin spells with Merlin the Magician? Magiquest is a Myrtle Beach attraction that answers that for you. Located in Broadway at the Beach, Magiquest is a must visit for kids of all ages. You are able to create your own adventure and spend the day in a mythical time of long, long ago.
Ripley’s® Aquarium is a $40 million, state-of-the-art, 87,000 square-foot aquarium experience. It is South Carolina’s most visited attraction, where guests are entertained by some of the world’s most beautiful, fascinating and dangerous aquatic life.
Ripley’s Moving Theatre
Hang onto the person you walked in with! This Myrtle Beach amusement is not intended for people with heart problems or people who get motion sick. You will be a part of a movie, watching everything in 4D. Floors will shake and walls will rock inside this wild wild ride.
Suncruz Casino Cruises
All the features of a Las Vegas casino while sailing along the South Carolina coastline. The ship sets sail two times per day, afternoon and evening cruises. Food and beverages are available which make for a day or night of fun. A great evening event very popular among Myrtle Beach golf package vacationers.
Myrtle Beach Speedway
Myrtle Beach Speedway is a leader in the short track racing world and site of the largest single day sporting event in Grand Strand’s history. As a former host of the NASCAR Busch Series they have a seating capacity of 12,000. There is weekly Saturday night racing in addition to a Hooters Cup Race in June and a two day Myrtle Beach 400 special race in November.
House of Blues
4640 Highway 17 S.
N. Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
The House of Blues offers dining, a gospel brunch, murder mystery dinner theatre as well as guest concerts such as Chairmen of the Board and David Allen Coe.
Celebrity Square @
Celebrity Square is definitely one of the best places to go for great nightlife
while in Myrtle Beach. With all of the clubs next door to each other, it makes for one big party.
IMAX Discovery Theater
1195 Celebrity Circle
Broadway at the Beach
Children’s Museum of SC
2501 N Kings Hwy.
Myrtle Beach, SC
In 1931, Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington founded Brookgreen Gardens, a garden museum, to preserve the native flora and fauna and display objects of art within that natural setting. Today, Brookgreen Gardens is a National Historic Landmark with the most significant collection of figurative sculpture, in an outdoor setting, by American artists in the world, and has the only zoo accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums on the coast of the Carolinas. Located approximately 30 miles south of North Myrtle Beach, the gardens are well worth the drive.
One of the attractions south of Myrtle Beach, just below Murrells Inlet in Huntington Beach State Park, is the castle called Atalaya built by Archer Milton Huntington. It’s a strange-looking, foreboding place set behind the sand dunes where Huntington’s sculptor wife, Anna Hyatt, maintained one of her studios. Mrs. Huntington is famous for her animal sculptures seen at Brookgreen Gardens, which is across Highway 17. The name, Atalaya, is Spanish for “a tower overlooking the sea.” In the living quarters can be found 30 rooms with 25 fireplaces. The Castle is open to the public.
Restaurant Row refers to a strip of Highway 17 between the northern edge of Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach where the density of restaurants is one of the highest along the Grand Strand.
Barons Steaks and Spirits
Steak House Restaurant
9650 N. Kings Hwy at The Galleria
Cagney’s Old Place
Steak House Restaurant
9511 North Kings Highway
Japanese Steak House
9593 North Kings Highway
Their incredible 170 item calabash seafood buffet is the largest in the world! Here you will find all of your seafood favorites, for example; fried, broiled & steamed shrimp, fried oysters & scallops, fried flounder, broiled tuna steaks, smoked salmon, baked salmon, deviled crab, crab cakes, broiled mahi-mahi, catfish, broiled scallops, crabmeat filo and of course, All you can eat Alaskan Snow crab legs. If you have a non-seafood lover in your group, not to worry! There is a huge selection of beef, chicken, barbecue, pastas, fresh vegetables and much more! Also there is a huge salad bar, fresh homemade soups and a large in-house bakery that prepares fresh breads and fantastic desserts
Rossis Italian Grill
9639 North Kings Hwy
Fishing and Watersports
Myrtle Waves Water Park
3000 10th Ave. N. Ext.
South Carolina’s largest water park, presents 20 acres of swerves, curves, waves and chutes and more than one million gallons of water. One price covers all rides and attractions for a full day of cool fun. Attracting more than 200,000 visitors each year, Myrtle Waves has entertained more than 3 ½ million people visiting the Grand Strand since its debut in 1985.
Wild Water – Water Park
Surfside Beach, SC 29575
Wild water and wheels. Fun in the sun with water slides, from amateur to “do you dare”, wave pools, lazy river and more. With race tracks and putt putt galore. What a way to spend the day, getting lots of sun while having fun!
Myrtle Beach Water Sports
Jet Ski Rentals • Jet Boat Rentals • Pontoon Boat Rentals • Parasailing • Bird Island Tours • Dolphin Tours • Banana Boat Rides • Wakeboarding • Waterskiing • Tubing
North Myrtle Beach Fishing Fleet, Inc
North Myrtle Beach Fishing Fleet will help you catch the big ones with their charter fishing fleet: the Calcasieu Pilot II, the White Dove, and the Blue Fin. These boats are fit for any fishing excursion, from charters to family trips and parties. They do shark trips, night trips, inshore and offshore fishing, gulf stream, dolphin cruises, trolling, bottom fishing, and more.
An impressive, modern fishing charter fleet that includes a variety of clean, well-maintained boats to serve almost any adventure. Whether you want to go fishing, shrimping or cruising, or to learn more about our Ecology, they have the boat staff to make it a perfect, safe and memorable experience
Grand Strand Golf Courses
There are over 90 Grand Strand golf courses ranging from Par 3 courses to MBGA Player’s Top 20 courses.
Myrtle Beach is considered the mini golf capital of the world with over 40 courses along a 25-mile strip. Nearly all Grand Strand mini golf courses are meticulously landscaped and adorned with tropical plants and flowers throughout warm weather months. But what makes each one stand out is its theme. Choose from man-eating dinosaurs and lava-spewing volcanoes to high seas adventures aboard pirate ships. Our mini golf courses have been featured recently on the Travel Channel when Samantha Brown visited.