Guests at the Dayton House Resort have easy access to the best parts of Myrtle Beach – a wide array of amenities, delicious restaurants and all the exciting activities Myrtle Beach has to offer are right at their fingertips. But there’s a loftier side of the Grand Strand that even Dayton House patrons may have never seen. And there’s only way to discover this perspective: Take to the skies! There’s no need to grow wings, however – Myrtle Beach can be seen from high above in several exciting ways. Here are a few of our favorites:
Biplane: If you’ve got an adventurous spirit and a fondness for the planes of the past, Myrtle Beach Air Tours has the ticket for you. Their vintage, World War II-era Waco biplane takes flying to new heights. Picture yourself soaring through the sky, the sun on your skin and the sparkling ocean stretched out before you, at 1,200 feet above sea level. Think that might scratch your itch for adventure? Myrtle Beach Air Tours has several packages to choose from, ranging from a 10-minute introductory flight to a 60-minute tour of the best Myrtle Beach has to offer. The Introductory flight is the perfect way to get first-timers accustomed to flying in an open-cockpit airplane. The Barnstormer, Flying Ace, Red Baron and Ultimate Warbird Experience tours venture beyond the beach to catch overhead views of area attractions such as the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, the Golden Mile, Apache Pier, Bird Island and more. Reservations are accepted, but walk-ins are welcome. Learn more at mbairtours.com/biplanes.
Helicopter: Helicopters are a classic way to take in the Myrtle Beach sights from high above. Helicopter Adventures, the largest helicopter tour company in Myrtle Beach, is the perfect place to find that one-of-a-kind perspective. A 2-mile introductory flight is available for those who want a taste of experience. But if 2 miles in a Robinson R44 isn’t enough for you, don’t worry. Helicopter Adventures offers tours covering up to 42 miles of aerial exploration that extends all the way to the Cherry Grove-Little River area. Reservations can be made online, and the company operates on a walk-in basis seven days a week. Learn more at helicopteradventures.com.
Parasailing: Parasailing is an exhilarating way to get an aerial view of the beautiful Atlantic Ocean. With nothing between you and the water but air and a harness, this is the closest you can get to growing wings! Take in the gorgeous shoreline, watch dolphins and fish glide through the water, and do some epic people-watching. The experience is so enjoyable that Myrtle Beach has several parasail companies to choose from. A list of top-notch professionals can be found at VisitMyrtleBeach.com. They’re all focused on providing a safe, memorable experience for friends and family alike. If parts of your group would rather watch, they can ride in the boat for a fee. Parasailing schedules change based on conditions, so be sure to consult the weather forecast before reserving a spot.
While Myrtle Beach is exciting from the ground, it’s breathtaking from the air. After seeing the sights from the open cockpit of a World War II biplane, a helicopter or by parasail, get your feet back on the ground with the abundant amenities and comfortable accommodations at the Dayton House Resort. We’d love to help you take your next Myrtle Beach getaway to new heights!