No trip to Myrtle Beach is complete without a little time spent on the sand! Make sure you spend plenty of time soaking up the sun and splashing in the waves while you’re away from home, but don’t for one second think that’s the only thing worth doing when you visit this popular vacation town.
There are tons of great things to do in Myrtle Beach! This list of ideas is by no means complete, but it’s a great place to start if you need a break from the beach and are looking for something a little different to do.
Take a Cruise
There’s a lot more you can do in the water than just swim. Because there’s easy access to the sea, there are plenty of cruise options. A booze cruise is a fun way to spend the day with friends, while a family-friendly barge might be a good choice if you’re traveling with children.
A must-experience cruise option is the Myrtle Beach Dolphin Tour. Not only will you have plenty of time to relax on the water, you’ll also have the opportunity to see dolphins in their natural habitat. This particular cruise is popular with adults and children alike because they actually guarantee you’ll see dolphins while you’re on board!
Catch a Show
It’s fun to spend time outside when you’re in Myrtle Beach, but you may find yourself wanting to spend a little time indoors too. That’s especially the case if you’ve had a little too much sun, or the weather takes a turn for the worse.
No matter why you are seeking a little air conditioning, a good solution is to catch one of the many shows in Myrtle Beach. A few of your choices include:
- The Polynesian Luau and Fire Dinner Show is a popular option that takes place in a beautiful location.
- The Pirate’s Voyage Dinner features the crews of two pirate ships that do battle where real pirates once roamed.
- Legends in Concert features an array of stars that pay tribute to the music of today and yesteryear.
- Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament will have you cheering for your favorite jouster as you eat your meal with your bare hands.
That’s not all! If you’re in Myrtle Beach around Christmas time, you can also catch one of their popular holiday shows!
Visit Ripley’s Aquarium
If you like the idea of being indoors, but you don’t want to be too far away from the water, consider visiting Ripley’s Aquarium. You’re sure to have a blast because it is one of the most popular aquariums in the country. It features a 340-foot underwater tunnel, enabling you to surround yourself with aquatic life like sharks, tarpons, and moray eels.
If the kids are looking for something a little more interactive, consider making a stop at one of the touch pools where the little ones can touch puffer fish and horseshoe crabs.
Check out Ingram Planetarium
If the weather is being especially uncooperative, consider checking out the Ingram Planetarium. Part of the Museum of Coastal Carolina, the planetarium hosts events that include multiple daily planetarium shows that will keep you entertained, no matter what the weather.
Shows include topics like space exploration, astronomy, or you can take in a laser music show. There are also free interactive exhibits in the Paul Dennis Science Hall that you can visit before or after the show If you’re looking for more to do.
Go Deep Sea Fishing
If you have a bit more of an adventurous spirit, consider hopping on a boat and going deep sea fishing! It’s a great way to spend time on the water without spending all day on the beach.
If you’ve never gone deep sea fishing before, there are some tips you should follow, like dressing appropriately and preparing for the possibility of seasickness. However, if you charter a boat that goes deep sea fishing regularly, the crew ill be able to help you prepare for the voyage.
The boat will take you out a full 15 miles off the coast of Myrtle Beach. Your trip could include catching big snapper, grouper, porgy, and much more. Just make sure you bring your fishing license!
Don’t think you’re stuck on the beach all day, every day while you’re on vacation in Myrtle Beach. With these ideas, you can get away from the sand for a while, enjoy some air conditioning, and have fun at the same time!
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