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Myrtle Beach, SC

Below is a list of the best places I would visit on a trip to this location. My picks fit my personality and interest. Everyone has a different interest so you may not like everything I listed which is fine.  If you like a place, I recommend saving it to Google Maps for a future trip down the road. I made sure to include the address or GPS to make it easier to find.  You can find out more about me in the "About Me" section to see if we share common interests.

Breakfast

Johnny D's Waffles and Benedicts

3301 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Hours: 

Sun to Thurs  7 am - 5 pm

Fri and Sat  7 am - 7 pm

Order Online: Yes

Sample Menu of What I Would Order 

Red Velvet Waffles: Red velvet cake batter waffle, drizzled with cream cheese icing & topped with cinnamon sugar & butter. (3) $8.79


Coconut Banana French Toast Waffle: Four waffle pieces dipped in their vanilla bean custard, grilled then topped with fresh bananas, coconut, cinnamon sauce & cinnamon sugar. $10.58


Pork Belly Benedict:  Local hand fed pork belly marinated in our signature BBQ rub & sauce, served crisp over an English muffin topped with poached eggs & Hollandaise sauce, served with grits.$11.98

Known to Have the Best Waffles in South Carolina

Duck Donuts

117 Maryport Dr Unit #1, Myrtle Beach, SC 29575

Hours: 

Sun to Thurs  7 am - 5 pm

Fri and Sat    7 am - 7 pm

Some of the Donut Flavors I Would Order


Peanut Butter in Paradise: Peanut Butter Icing with Chocolate Drizzle


Beach Ball:  Vanilla Icing with Rainbow Sprinkles and Chocolate Drizzle


Blueberry Pancake:  Blueberry Icing with Maple Drizzle and Powdered Sugar 

Order Online: Yes

Build Your Own Dozen $15.95

Dino's House of Pancakes

2120 Hwy 17 S, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Hours: 

6 am - 2 pm

Sample Menu of What I Would Order

Blueberry Pancakes: Blueberries in Glaze. (3) $7.75


Dino's Golf Platter: Golden Brown Waffle with 2 Eggs, any style, Bacon. $7.95


Bacon:  $2.75

Old School Pancake Diner in North Myrtle Beach

Peace, Love and Little Donuts

3020 Nevers St, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Hours: 

Sun to Fri  8 am - 6 pm

Saturday    8 am - 8 pm

Some of the Donut Flavors I Would Order

Raspberry Truffle

Magically Delicious

Peanut Nutter

Heath Wind and Fire

The donut is smaller than normal donut but pack with toppings.

Activities

One of the many sharks at Ripley's Aquarium Myrtle Beach

Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach

1110 Celebrity Cir, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

QUICK INFORMATION

The main attraction at Broadway at the Beach, an outdoor entertainment complex with shopping and restaurants. The best part of the aquarium is Dangerous Reef, a 340-foot long moving sidewalk inside a transparent tunnel surrounding by water, giant stingrays, and sharks. New for 2020, Penguins Playhouse, their biggest expansion, with eight new tanks and world-class penguin habitat.


AQUARIUM DAY PASS:


Adult - $34.99

Child(6-11) - $24.99

Child(3-5) - $12.99

Hours: 

Sun to Thurs  9 am - 7 pm

Fri & Sat    9 am - 8 pm

DIVE WITH SHARKS - TWO HOUR EXPERIENCE: $175 per person

Hawaiian Rumble Golf

3210 Hwy 17 S, North Myrtle Beach, SC 2958

Hours: 

Mon to Fri  9 am - 8 pm

Sat & Sun    9 am - 9 pm

QUICK INFORMATION


Myrtle Beach is known to be the mini-golf capital of the world; this 18-hole course with a 40-foot active volcano is the granddaddy of them all. Hawaiian Rumble has been rated #1 mini-golf course in the world by PGA of Mini Golf, Golf Magazine, and Travel Channel.


Prices


All Day Pass (9am-5pm): $13.95

One Game (9am-5pm): $9.30

One Game (After 5pm): $10.24


 

United States ProMiniGolf Master's - Oct 5-9, 2021 - Cash Purse $20,000.00

Brookgreen Gardens

1931 Brookgreen Garden Dr, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

Hours: 

Daily  9:30 am - 5 pm


QUICK INFORMATION

Brookgreen Gardens is in the list of top ten gardens in the United States. Nights of a Thousand Candles is a must-see event during Christmas time in the Myrtle Beach area.


Tickets (Good for 7 Days):


Seniors - $16

Adults - $18

Child (4-12) - $10

Event- Summer Light: Art by Night - Starts June 9th, 2021 - 7pm to 10pm

Wheels of Yesteryear

413 Hospitality Ln, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579

Hours: Daily  10 am - 6 pm

QUICK INFORMATION


A classic car museum, they usually display approximately 50 cars at one time and rotate new cars in every January to freshen up the museum.


Prices


Adult: $10.92

Child (6-15): $7.80



New additions for 2021 include a 1930 Ford Model A, a 1950 Jeep Willys Station Wagon, and a 1969 Lincoln Mark III

Pelicans Baseball

1251 21st Ave N, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Most Games Start at 6:05 pm or 7:05 pm

QUICK INFORMATION

Watch Pelicans Game during the summer, a Class A affiliate team of the Chicago Cubs. They won the Carolina League championship back in 2016. If you are 21 over, the best night to go would be Thirsty Thursday when the beer is at a bargain.


SINGLE GAME TICKET PRICES


Low Tide Seats: $15


High Tide Seats: $13


Budweiser Thirst Inning Deck: $11


2021 Season: May 4 to September 19

Horry County Bike and Run Park (HULK)

GPS: 33.75202, -78.85181

Hours: Dawn to Dusk

QUICK INFORMATION


The Hulk is a 7-mile single-track mountain bike trail near the Intracoastal Waterway. It was voted as #8 mountain bike trail in South Carolina by singletracks.com





Myrtle Beach's Greatest Secret and It is Free

Skywheel

1110 North Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Closed for Upgrades

QUICK INFORMATION

An observation wheel in the heart of Myrtle Beach with a fantastic view of the coastline of the Atlantic ocean makes for an opportunity to take great photos.


Cost


4 Revolutions that last about 12 minutes - Adult: $14.00

Food

Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show

8907 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

For the most part the Dinner & Show start at 6 pm from Tuesday to Saturday

Doors open 30 minutes before showtime

FOUR-COURSE PIRATE FEAST

  • Creamy Vegetable Soup

  • Buccaneer Bread

  • Half O' Roasted Chicken

  • Captain's BBQ Pork

  • Cob O' Buttery

  • Pirate Herb-basted Potato

  • Apple O' Me Eye Pie

  • Unlimited Coca-Cola, Tea or Coffee


Cost


Adult Admission: $54.99


Child Admission (Ages 3-9): $29.99







No Flash Photography Inside

A Dinner & Show Featuring Two Pirate Crews Engaging on a Ship with Surprises

Fenway Grille

206 Main St, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

HOURS:

Sunday to Thursday: 11 am - 8 pm

Friday & Saturday 11am - 2 am

Sample Menu of What I Would Order 


Fritos Pickle Dog - Kayem All Beef Frank, Fritos, Dill Pickle Spear, and Chili $3.49


Pig Picking Dog - Bacon, Sweet Texas BBQ Sauce, Baked Beans, and Slaw $3.99


Carolina Burger - Mustard, Slaw, Chili and Onions $4.99


Cheese Fries - $2.99


Known to Have Best Hot Dogs in Myrtle Beach Area

The Main Slice

209 Main St, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Hours:

Monday to Thursday 11am- 10pm

Friday & Saturday 11am - 10pm

Closed on Sunday

Sample Menu of What I Would Order

Meatlovers: Mozzarella Cheese, Pepperoni, Sausage, Bacon, Ham, and Ground Beef - Slice $4 / Personal $10 / Small $12 / Medium $14 / Large  $18


Mac N Cheese: Garlic Butter Base, Elbow Macaroni, Mozzarella, Cheddar, Parmesan, and Oregano - Price Same as Above


Lasagna Pizza:  Marinara Base, Ground Beef, Ricotta, Parmesan, Basil and Oregano - Price Same as First

Can Order Online

Voted #1 Pizza Along the Grand Strand

Brisket

1501 Hwy 17 S, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Hours: Monday to Sunday - 11:30am - 10pm


Sample Menu of What I Would Order 


Award Winning Mac-N-Cheese: Topped with Pork $8.49


3 Meats 2 Sides: $20.49


Feed Bag (Enough Food for a Family): 1/2 lb Pulled Pork, 1 Half Chicken, 1 lb Sliced Brisket, 6 Ribs, Short Rib, 2 Hot Links and 2 Kielbasa -- 1 Qt of Each: Slaw, Baked Beans, Collard Greens. Also Hushpuppies, Bread, Pickles, and Onions -- $98.00



They May Close Early If Meats Sell Out

Good Solid BBQ Place Along the Grand Strand

River City Cafe

404 21st Ave N, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Hours: Daily 11am - 10 pm

Sample Menu of What I Would Order

Cheese Pops: Bite-sized garlic cheese curds. Served with marinara $7.99


Fried Mac & Cheese Burger: Melted American topped with breaded load of fried mac & cheese $7.99


California Pizza Burger:  Topped with fried round of provolone, pepperoni, and marinara sauce $7.99


A good amount of creative burgers, too many to list.

Best Burger on the Beach, Several Locations Along Grand Strand

Melt

204 Main St, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Hours: Daily 12pm - 10pm

Best Ice Cream in South Carolina

Crazy Mason

1220 Moser Dr, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Hours:

Sunday to Thursday 2pm - 9pm

Friday & Saturday 2pm - 9:30pm

Sample Menu of What I Would Order

Oh My, Bleeding Heart: Red Velvet Ice Cream in a cream rimmed jar, rolled in chocolate shavings.  Topped with a slice of two layer red velvet cake, whipped topping and chocolate sprinkles.


You Gotta Be Puddin Me: Banana Pudding Ice Cream in a caramel swirled jar with vanilla buttercream rim and Nilla wafers. Topped with banana pudding, warm banana bread, caramel, fresh bananas, and whipped topping



A good amount of creative shakes, too many to list.

Located Inside 810 Billiards & Bowling

Places to Stay

FYI: The hotel prices are estimated and will most likely fluctuate since I looked them up on their website.  I will keep them updated the best I can every three months.  I look for the cheapest available room (usually a queen bed) and list the cost without tax/fee

Avista Resort

300 N Ocean Blvd, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Estimated Cost for Weekend Night (without tax/fee)


One Bedroom Condo in May - $164

ABOUT THE RESORT

- One of North Myrtle Beach's top rated oceanfront hotel on Trip Advisor


- Three of my top food places is within walking distance from the hotel.


- The Water Amenities is solid, with three pools, two lazy rivers, and three hot tubs.

Located in the Heart of North Myrtle Beach

Waikiki Village Retro Hotel

1500 S Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Estimated Cost for Weekend Night (without tax/fee)


Standard Queen Room in June - $219



ABOUT THE HOTEL


- Motel has an retro vibe with Hawaiian-themed rooms


- Community grill in case you feel like grilling some chicken pineapple kebabs in the evening


- Located next to an area of the beach that is more relaxing and peaceful when compare to other parts of the Grand Strand. (Less Crowded)


- No resort fees, great for anyone working on a tight budget

Located on the South End of Myrtle Beach

Ocean Lakes Family Campground

6001 S Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29575

Estimated Cost for Weekend Night (without tax/fee)


Varies Based on Stay Experience, Check Their Website for More Info

ABOUT THE CAMPGROUND

- At 310 acres, it is the largest campground on the east coast and one of the largest in the United States.


- Campground is located right at the beach, wake up in the morning, you step outside your camper, and you are only a few feet from the ocean.


- Ocean Lakes Family Campground Named 2017 “Mega Park of the Year” by the National Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds, which they won this award six times.

Try Sandy's Pizza at Campground, Plenty of Good Reviews

North Beach Plantation

100 North Beach Boulevard, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Estimated Cost for Weekend Night (without tax/fee)


Southport Oceanfronn One Bedroom Luxury Condo in May - $638



ABOUT THE RESORT


- The best feature of the resort is the almost 3 acres of Caribbean themed pool real estate.


- North Beach Plantation has an award-winning steakhouse on the property, 21 Main


- Cinzia Spa has been voted the #1 Spa Along the Grand Strand for South Carolina by Women’s Magazine.



The swim-up pool bar was rank #1 in the United States by TripAdvisor, so no need to leave the pool for a frozen margarita.

21 and up fun

Crooked Hammock Brewery

4924 S Hwy 17, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Hours

Sunday to Thursday: 11am - 9pm

Friday & Saturday: 11am - 11pm

SAMPLE OF BEER MENU

Four Tires, Two Friends, & a Radio: American Lager | 5.5% ABV | 15 IBU


South to Somewhere: Golden Ale | 4.9% ABV | 18 IBU | Hint of Coconut


Brand New Day Tropical Punch: Tropical Punch Sour | 5.5% ABV | 13 IBU


Frooty Rebels: Imperial Fruity Pebble Sour | 8% ABV | 13 IBU


Crooked Brew Tours


Facility and Property Tour, Five 5oz Beer Tasters, and $5 Voucher for To-Go Beer/Retail - $25

Food is Available

Special Release: Blueberry Cobbler Pass The Sauce - sour with blueberry puree and pie spices

New South Brewing

1109 Campbell St, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Hours

Wednesday to Friday: 4:30pm - 7pm

Saturday & Sunday: 1pm - 5pm

SAMPLE OF BEER MENU


White Ale: Wheat Ale | 4.6% ABV | Orange Peel & Coriander


Dirty Myrtle: IPA -Imperial / Double | 8.9% ABV | Mosaic, Simcoe, and Falconers Flight Hops


Fruit Loops: Wheat Beer - Witbier | 4.8% ABV | Obviously taste like the cereal


Drink A Peach: Fruit Beer | 4.8% ABV | White Ale with Peach Puree

New South Brewing is the second-oldest brewery in South Carolina, and the brewery started back in 1998.

I did not see any tour info online

Duplin Winery

4650 Hwy 17 S, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Hours

Monday to Saturday: 11am - 7pm

Sunday: Closed

WINE SELECTION OF MY FAVORITES

Blackberry: Red Wine | 12% ABV | Made from North Carolina blackberries


Cool Wine: Blush Wine | 10% ABV | Blend of White and Red Muscadines


Beaufort Bay: White Wine | Made from Estate Scuppernong Grapes


Voted Best Wine Tasting Bar in Myrtle Beach by MyrtleBeach.com, Wine Tasting is $10

Twelve 33 Distillery

593 SC-90 E, Little River, SC 29566

Hours

Monday to Friday: 1pm - 7pm

Saturday 12 pm - 7pm

Sunday: Closed

SAMPLE OF SPIRIT LIST


Carolina Peach Vodka: Vodka Infused with Peaches


3 Peppers Vodka: Vodka Infused with Locally Grown Jalapeno, Habanero and Carolina Reaper Peppers


Rocco Loco (Coming May 2021): Their 1st American Agave Spirit


Restitution Rye Whiskey: Blend of Three Grains - Rye, Corn, and Malt aged in new American Oak Barrels

VIP Tour - Full behind the scenes tour of the distillery, tasting flight, and a signature cocktail - Book on their website - $25

out of bounds

Darlington Raceway

1301 Harry Byrd Hwy, Darlington, SC 29532

Hours: 

Monday to Friday 10am - 4pm

WHAT WILL YOU SEE

1950 Plymouth Johnny Martz drove to Victory Lane in the very first Mountain Dew Southern 500


1967 Plymouth of Richard Petty, a car that won 10 races that year.


Chevy Lumina of Darrell Waltrip, car that rolled 8 times in Pepsi 400 in 91'.


Plenty of other NASCAR history to see


Admission


Adults - $7.50

Military - $5.00

Children (Under 12) - FREE

Track Laps For Charity - Take your vehicle on the racetrack for 3 laps for $20, the next event is June 19th from 11am - 2pm

78 miles from Myrtle Beach, SC

The Swamp Park

5550 Watts Rd SW, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469

Hours:

Wednesday to Sunday - 9 am to Close

Monday & Tuesday - Closed


Making a Reservation Seems Like a Good Idea

36 miles from Myrtle Beach

INFO ON ACTIVITIES


ZIPLINE TOURS: Takes About 2 Hours - 10 Zipline Stations -$79/person


GUIDED ATV TOURS:  Takes About 1 / 1.5 Hours - Head into the woods along the Shallotte River Swamp and get muddy -$99/driver , $39.99/ rider (2nd person)


ARIAL ADVENTURE PARK: Takes About 2 Hours - Obstacle Course in the Trees, With 53 Challenge Obstacles to Conquer -$42/person with reduce rates for younger kids


SWAMP BOAT TOURS: Takes About 50 mins - Shallotte River Swamp -$19.99/person


For Additional Information Check Out Their Excellent Website

Longest, Fastest and Tallest Zipline Tour on the East Coast

 
 
 
 
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 Again these are my picks that fit my personality and interest. If you feel that I left one-off that may interest me or other people, message me on Facebook about the location.  I value a person's opinion and never just discard the information.  Always looking forward to learning about new places to add to my Google Map. ~ Shawn