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Myrtle Beach, SC

Beach Sunrise in North Myrtle Beach
Credit: My Own

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.


Red Velvet Waffles at Johnny D's in Myrtle Beach

Johnny D's Waffles and Benedicts

3301 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

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) $10.79

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. $12.68

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.$13.49

Hours:  7am - 2pm

Order Online: Yes

Known to Have Best Waffles in South Carolina

The Smores Donut from Duck Donuts

Duck Donuts

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

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

The Boardwalk: Oreo Crumbles, Powdered Sugar, and Vanilla Drizzle

Chocolate Explosion: Chocolate Icing, Oreo Crumbles and Hot Fudge Drizzle

Hours (11.30.22): 

Closed Mon & Tues

Wed & Thurs  7:30 am - 5 pm

Fri and Sat    7:30 am - 7 pm

Sunday 7:30 am - 5 pm

Order Online: Yes

Build Your Own Dozen: $19.89


Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach

The main attraction at Broadway at the Beach is 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 surrounded by water, giant stingrays, and sharks. New for 2020, Penguins Playhouse, their biggest expansion, with eight new tanks and world-class penguin habitat.


Adult: $38.99

Child (3-11): $24.99

One of the many sharks in the tunnel at Ripley's Aquarium in Myrtle Beach
Credit: My Own

1110 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach. SC 29577


Sun to Thurs  9 am - 7 pm

Fri & Sat    9 am - 8 pm

Marine Science Research Tour - $19.99 - March 11 or March 19th - Book Online

Brookgreen Gardens

Brookgreen Gardens is on 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 - $18

Adults - $20

Child (4-12) - $10

Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet, SC

1931 Brookgreen Garden Dr, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576


Daily  9:30 am - 5 pm

RODIN: CONTEMPLATION AND DREAMS - Jan 28th to April 24th, 2023 - 45 Works by French Sculptor Auguste Rodin

Pelicans Baseball

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.


Low Tide Seats: $18

High Tide Seats: $15

Thirst Inning Deck: $12

Myrtle Beach Pelicans Playing Baseball at Field

1251 21st Ave N, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

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

2023 Season: April 6th - Sept 10th


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.


4 Revolutions that last about 12 minutes - Adult: $16.99   Child (3-11): $12.99

Skywheel in Myrtle Beach, SC

1110 North Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Hours (1.28.23)

Sun to Thurs 11 am - 8 pm

Fri & Sat 11 am - 9 pm

Sunrise Flight - Unforgettable experience that offers stunning sunrise views from 200 feet above the Myrtle Beach coastline. Your ticket is also accompanied by coffee and pastries to go with your 30-minute sunrise flight. Picturesque views from our climate-controlled gondolas will immerse your morning in pure relaxation. - Adult: $24.99 - Selected Dates, Check Online


Some of the pirate actions at Pirates Voyage

Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show

8907 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

For the most part, the Dinner & Show start at 6 pm 

Doors open 30 minutes before showtime (Seasonal Schedule)

No Flash Photography Inside


  • Creamy Vegetable Soup

  • Buccaneer Bread

  • Half O' Roasted Chicken

  • Sugar-Cured Ham

  • Cob O' Buttery

  • Pirate Herb-basted Potato

  • Apple O' Me Eye Pie

  • Unlimited Coca-Cola, Tea or Coffee


Adult Admission: $62.99

Child Admission (Ages 3-9): $32.99

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

Couple of Good Burgers from River City Cafe in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

River City Cafe

404 21st Ave N, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Sample Menu of What I Would Order

Cheese Pops: Bite-sized garlic cheese curds. Served with marinara $8.49

Fried Mac & Cheese Burger: Melted American topped with breaded load of fried mac & cheese $8.74

California Pizza Burger:  Topped with fried round of provolone, pepperoni, and marinara sauce $9.04

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

Hours: Daily 11am - 10 pm

Best Burger on the Beach, Several Locations Along the Grand Strand

Row of Delicious Milkshakes by the Crazy Mason in Myrtle Beach

Crazy Mason

1220 Moser Dr, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Sample Menu of What I Would Order

Rockin Around The Tree (Limited Run): Christmas Cookie Ice Cream in a Vanilla Buttercream Rimmed Jar, Rolled in Christmas Tree Sprinkle Mix.  Topped with a Christmas Tree Cake and Sugar Crystals

Oh My, Bleeding Heart: Red Velvet Ice Cream in a Cream Cheese 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, Vanilla Pound Cake, Caramel, Fresh Bananas, and Whipped Topping

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


Last Updated 11/28/22

Monday to Weds 3 pm - 9 pm

Thurs & Fri 3 pm - 9:30 pm

Saturday 2 pm - 9:30 pm

Sunday 2 pm - 9 pm

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. I typically look at book rates two months in advance and in the middle of the month to get average rates. Reminder: It is an ESTIMATE

Ocean Lakes Family 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.

Arial View of 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

New For 2022: Sandy's Coffee & Creamery

Waikiki Village Retro Hotel

- Motel has a 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 compared to other parts of the Grand Strand. (Less Crowded)

Interior Room View at Waikiki Village in Myrtle Beach

1500 S Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Estimated Cost for Weekend Night (without tax/fee)

Queen June 22' - $304

Queen Oct 22' - $136

Queen Dec 22' - $146

Queen Feb 23' - $186

Queen April 23' - $165

Located on the South End of Myrtle Beach

21 and up fun

Exterior View of Crooked Hammock Brewery at Barefoot Landing

Crooked Hammock Brewery

4924 S Hwy 17, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582


Low Country Squeeze: IPA - Imperial | 8.7% ABV

Four Tires, Two Friends, & a Radio: American Lager | 4.8% ABV | 15 IBU

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

Lunar Lightning: IPA - Milkshake | 5.3% ABV

Small World: Sour-Fruited | 5.5% ABV 

Banana Hammock: Belgian Quadrupel | 15.0% ABV

Crooked Brew Tours

Facility and Property Tour, Curated Flight, and Full Pour Beer - $15. Tours Run Wed - Fri


Sunday to Thursday: 11am - 9pm

Friday & Saturday: 11am - 10pm

Food Menu is Available

Exterior View of Grand Strand Brewing Co in the Heart of Myrtle Beach

Grand Strand Brewing Co

819 North Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, Sc 29577


Airbrush Hazy IPA: Hints of Stone Fruits & Citrus | 6.5% ABV

Conway Coffee Ale: Blonde Ale with Local Cold Brew Coffee | 6.0% ABV 

Rainy Day Hefeweizen: Notes of Banana & Clove | 6.0% ABV 

Lovely Bunch Coconut Porter: Porter with Toasted Coconut | 5.8% ABV

Pie Wheel: Key Lime Sour | 7.1% ABV

Sloppy Gourd Pumpkin Ale (seasonal): Strong Pumpkin Spiced Ale | 9.0% ABV


Monday 3 pm - 7 pm

Tues to Thurs Noon - 7 pm

Fri & Sat Noon - 9 pm

Sunday Noon - 7 pm

Food Menu is Available

 Again these are just few of 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

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