8 Reasons To Visit Myrtle Beach

Someone somewhere needs convincing to take a Myrtle Beach vacation.

Can you imagine? The very thought of the beach evokes daydreams of things to do there. Jet skis and banana boats, Calabash shrimp, and state parks — depending on your taste (and your mood), a thousand different reasons could get you here.

This list offers a small sampling.

As the days get longer, we get closer to travel weather. The natural pull comes from the coast. It’s easy to find a great place to stay, a spot to stick your toes in the sand, to do it all or nothing at all. Check out our reasons to visit Myrtle Beach.

8 Reasons to Visit Myrtle Beach

1.) Great Accommodations

You have to have a room with a view. And that’s what you get at Dayton House Resort. You get lots more than that, too. Enjoy coffee or a drink on the balcony overlooking the beautiful ocean. Select a room with plenty of space for your whole family.

The famous Yella Umbrella Poolside Bar & Grill is here, too.

Peruse the luxurious accommodations found at Dayton House Resort, and make plans to visit today.

2.) 60 Miles of Sandy Beaches

There’s a spot for you and your beach towel here in Myrtle Beach.

It’s a perfect place to take the family. The sand is compact enough for bikes in places, yet soft enough for beach volleyball. Build sandcastles or work on your tan. Take a run, cast a line, or walk a pier for a fantastic view.

Don’t forget the sunscreen. Myrtle Beach is home to awesome beachside bars and restaurants, and some of the most beautiful seashells you’ll find anywhere.

3.) So Much to Do... or Not to Do

Looking for adventure or serenity? Or a little of both? Myrtle Beach is great for either.

  • Take a banana boat tour, or find a lounge chair and a good book.
  • Rent a jet ski for fun on the sea, or take a lovely walk to one of the piers.
  • Ride SkyWheel Myrtle Beach for spectacular views, or watch a movie in your condo.
  • Spend the afternoon shopping the outlets, or have a cold one on your condo balcony.
  • Watch a show featuring some of Myrtle Beach’s finest talent, or watch the sunset.

4.) Grab some Great Grub

You won’t have to go far to get some neat eats in Myrtle Beach. Here are some favorites:

  • Bacon and brie fondue at The Melting Pot.
  • Seared New Bedford scallops at Aspen Grille.
  • Filet mignon (and Fish House Punch) at Hook & Barrel.
  • Chicken Chardonnay at The Library Restaurant.
  • Filet of Carolina Flounder at Sea Captain’s House.

5.) Take in a Show

Myrtle Beach isn’t light on theatres. Come see some of the most renowned shows around.

  • See Time Warp, featuring music of the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, at The Carolina Opry.
  • Enjoy a Motown Tribute Show at GTS Theatre.
  • Take in a swashbuckling good show at Pirates Voyage.
  • Watch an epic battle of steel and steed at Medieval Times.
  • Experience the music, dance and comedy of ONE The Show at Alabama Theatre.

6.) Get In a Round of Golf

Myrtle Beach is not called the Golf Capital of the World for nothing. So many incredible tracks! Check out MyrtleBeachGolf.com for the best rates on stay & play packages!

  • Arrowhead Country Club hosts three distinctive 9-hole courses.
  • Prestwick Country Club is a Pete Dye design with natural water hazards.
  • Tidewater Golf Club, The Pebble Beach of the East, is on the oceanfront.
  • Colonial Charters Golf Club has a scenic, woodland feel and a Rick Robbins design.
  • Aberdeen Country Club brings a Scottish feel amid towering hardwoods.

7.) Pursue Outdoor Adventures

They come in all styles — from the tame to the high-octane. You could even try both!

  • See 2,000 sculptures in a gorgeous botanical garden at Brookgreen Gardens.
  • Take a kayak down the Waccamaw River with Jack’s Surf Lessons & Board Rentals.
  • Go on a Wild Encounters Tour at Myrtle Beach Safari.
  • Cast a line in the very waters the notorious Blackbeard did in Murrells Inlet.
  • Visit historic Atalaya Castle, circa 1931, in Huntington Beach State Park.

8.) Go Shopping!

There’s nothing wrong with a little retail therapy, whether you’re just looking or loading up.

  • Broadway at the Beach is a great destination for shopping and dining with friends.
  • The Market Common has delightful stores, a walker-friendly layout and King Street Grille.
  • Pick up your favorite brand names and designer fashion at Tanger Outlets.
  • The legendary Gay Dolphin Gift Cove will become your favorite place to while a day away.
  • Find a unique collection of shops and restaurants at Rainbow Harbor.
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