I love living at the beach and one of the perks is that family and friends love to visit. Since Myrtle Beach is such a tourist destination, finding places to discover and/or show off to visiting loved ones is easy. These are the ten places we often visit or suggest to visitors for family fun and enjoyment.
Myrtle Beach SkyWheel | Perfect outing for the family and to get a bird’s eye view of downtown Myrtle Beach. Situated on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, the SkyWheel is an observation wheel standing over 180 feet tall, currently the tallest wheel east of the Mississippi River. Riders take flight in a fully enclosed, climate-controlled gondola overlooking the ocean and Myrtle Beach skyline.
Brookgreen Gardens | Located in Murrells Inlet, this botanical and sculpture garden features a breathtaking array of seasonal blooms and an art collection featuring over 1,400 works from 350 sculptors ranging from the nineteenth century to the present. Kids will enjoy perusing the wildlife zoo and nature trails, while history buffs will relish in their schedule of lowcountry excursions.
Shopping & Dining
Market Common | My favorite spot for dinner and shopping, the Market Common encompasses a combination of eateries and shops, along with a movie theater, yoga studio and art gallery, in an outdoor setting. It’s a perfect locale for evening strolls, meeting friends for happy hour, or perusing for trinkets and accessories. My favorite spot for a beer is Gordon Biersch Brewery & Restaurant, and I can’t stop at Market Common without a walk-through Anthropologie and Barnes & Noble.
Broadway at the Beach | Situated just off US 17 Bypass in Myrtle Beach, this lively entertainment complex hosts over 20 restaurants including Wahlburgers, a recently renovated Hard Rock Café, and a new Dave & Busters. B through 100 specialty shops or explore one of the family-friendly attractions like Ripley’s Aquarium or WonderWorks.
Barefoot Landing | A large outdoor entertainment complex in North Myrtle Beach, Barefoot Landing hosts over 100 specialty shops, a variety of family-friendly eateries, and a variety of attractions, including the House of Blues, Alligator Adventure, Duplin Winery, and Alabama Theatre.
Pirate’s Voyage | A thrilling adventure for families, this dinner theater and show offers a lively swashbuckling show featuring the illustrious pirates Captain Blackbeard and Calico Jack as they battle for lost treasure. Guests will choose a side- Crimson or Sapphire- and cheer on their team while enjoying a four-course meal.
Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament | Another great outing for families is this attraction located in Fantasy Harbor. While dining on His Majesty’s Royal Feast, you can cheer on the knights as they joust, sword fight, and battle their way to victory in a medieval tournament.
The Carolina Opry | Throughout the year, this theater hosts visiting musical artists and several musical productions, most notably, The Carolina Opry, a musical variety show created by country music singer Calvin Gilmore in 1986. Other popular shows include Good Vibrations and the Christmas Special.
Alabama Theatre | Located next to Barefoot Landing, this popular and award-winning entertainment venue hosts a variety of country music concerts, live entertainment shows, musicals, and more that are often family friendly.
Legends in Concert | During this live artist tribute performance, watch and sing along as some of your favorite performers of today and yesterday take the stage. The cast line-up changes four times a year and has featured the likes of Elvis, Britney Spears, Dolly Parton, the Blues Brothers, and more.