I had so much fun on my trip to Myrtle Beach last month. I definitely ate my way through the city, but I also got a lot of time to check out the sights and relax. There is no better place to kick back and relax than a BEACH!
1. The Beach and the Boardwalk.
Myrtle Beach has over 60 miles of beach so there is something for everyone. A trip to Myrtle Beach just isn’t complete without some actual time on the beach.
So, get to the beach and relax! Take a walk, have a coffee, check out the sights and collect some shells.
We were lucky enough to stay in an amazing beach house called “Washed Ashore”, but if that isn’t in your budget, there are countless options near the beach through Surfside Realty that you can choose from. The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk area has more offerings than you can try in one lifetime. Gift shops, ice cream parlors, restaurants, burger places, the Skywheel, special events, live concerts and much, much, much more.
This place was so fun. If you go for a relaxing stroll on the boardwalk then head on over to walk through Ripley’s Believe It Or Not while you’re there! It’s so close. There are five Ripley’s attractions in Myrtle Beach that you can check out and they even have discount pass if you want to see all of them!
This place is full of hands on activities and oddities for kids and adults. My favorite things were the pictures of things made out of different things! I loved them. Check it out. C3PO made of staples!! Van Gogh made of jelly beans!! And more. I couldn’t get enough. So cool.
One of the other Ripley’s attractions in Myrtle Beach is the Ripley’s Aquarium. It’s definitely a relaxing experience to stroll around listening to the water and watching the beautiful fish and marine life. Just mesmerizing. There are sharks and jellyfish and sting rays. They even have mermaids!!
Well, I can’t think of anything more relaxing than a wine tasting at a vineyard!! La Belle Amie Vineyard is gorgeous and home of the delicious Twisted Sister Wines. The tasting room and gift shop are lovely. They have a lot of fun events and live music, so be sure to check out their site to plan your trip. I recommend finding the adorable owner, Vicki, and getting her to tell you the amazing story of how La Belle Amie was founded. It was fabulous. I laughed and I cried and I left hugging her!
5. The SkyWheel
The SkyWheel is a sight to behold. It’s lovely in the daytime and the dark! The light show it puts on each night lights up the Myrtle Beach boardwalk sky! If you like seeing a gorgeous view, the iconic Myrtle Beach Skywheel is the best place to go. You get a lovely view of the whole boardwalk from the top. It’s slow moving and safe for any member of your family. They will all enjoy it. They even have a VIP gondola with a glass bottom!
This was one of my favorite things on our trip. We took a very relaxing tour through the hip area of Market Common. This was my first time on a Segway and I loved every single minute!! I was super nervous at first, but our guide did such a great job of making us feel comfortable. He taught us everything we needed to know and made sure we all knew what we were doing before he let us go. You do have to be 15 or older to ride a Segway, but they offer bicycle and trike rentals as well so there are options for the entire family to check out. A Segway tour is tons of fun, and they are much easier to ride than I expected.
I’m a Segway pro! 🙂
Brookgreen Gardens is probably the most relaxing place in Myrtle Beach and possibly the whole state of South Carolina! There are so many ways to enjoy it that when you buy your ticket it includes admission for the next SEVEN days!
It’s one of the Myrtle Beach area’s most dearly loved attractions and I can see why. Brookgreen Gardens is a lovely combination of garden, art, history, and a zoo. The boat rides turn into history lessons and a visit to the butterfly house becomes a lesson in conservation. Brookgreen offers a selection of tours, programs, and exhibits for all ages. Be sure to check out their event page before you plan your visit. Stroll through the gardens on a guided tour or explore these beautiful spaces on your own. It is just amazing. The Live Oaks and Spanish moss are breathtaking and I even saw an alligator on the boat tour!
This was such a great place! It’s am amusement park for the mind with more than 50,000 square feet of “edu-tainment”. One look at this upside down building and you know you’re in for a magical experience. We had so much fun going through this crazy backwards house full of more than 100 hands-on educational exhibits for kids and adults alike. It will challenge your mind and spark your imagination. You can stand inside a house with hurricane force winds, test your brains to see who is the calmest, feel how cold the water was when the Titanic sank, do a ropes course or laser tag, all with the price of one admission! I can’t wait to go back.
Check out the human powered roller coaster. Scary!
A trip to the gorgeous Pine Lakes Country Club has been a favorite of Myrtle Beach golfers since 1927! The graceful Southern architecture of the Clubhouse symbolizes the deeply rooted history and tradition of the Grand Strand. I’m not a golfer, but the property and building were breathtaking. I loved exploring the dining room and gardens. It was as if I stepped back in time. I know my husband would love book a tee time on this course someday.
As you can see, there’s so much to do in Myrtle Beach. But, don’t forget to relax! You have to give it a visit! It’s a great destination. I had a blast.
*Travel and Accommodations were provided by Visit Myrtle Beach. All opinions expressed are honest and 100 percent my own.