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Myrtle Beach, SC
Updated: March 13th, 2021
Below is a list of 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.
In the info below, the yellow cost number is just an estimated amount at the time I checked their website; over time, the amount could change. With the cost of a hotel room, I'm pricing a queen bed for two people for a night on the weekend, and the amount shown is before taxes. These figures are just a rough estimate of what places could cost, so if incorrect, I apologize.
- Johnny D's Waffles and Benedicts
3301 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
The red velvet waffle drizzled with cream cheese icing was named the best waffle in South Carolina by the Food Network.
- Pelicans Baseball
1251 21st Ave N, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
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.
1110 North Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
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.
- Brookgreen Gardens
1931 Brookgreen Garden Dr, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
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.
- Hawaiian Rumble Golf
3210 Hwy 17 S, North Myrtle Beach, SC 2958
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.
- Wheels of Yesteryear
413 Hospitality Ln, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
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.
- Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach
1110 Celebrity Cir, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
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.
- Horry County Bike and Run Park aka Hulk
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.
- River City Cafe
404 21st Ave N, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
One of the best hamburger places in the Myrtle Beach area. My burger would be the "Fried Mac & Cheese Burger," which is a burger with melted American cheese topped with a breaded cake of fried mac & cheese. Other notables - Peanut Butter Banana Burger and Cheetos Burger.
- Fenway Grille & Ice Cream
206 Main St, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
One of the best hotdog places in the North Myrtle Beach area. I always order at least two dogs; my hotdog pick would be "Frito Pickle Dog," which is a beef frank, pickle spear, corn Fritos and chili. The other hotdog would be "Pig Pickin Dog," which is a bacon dog with sweet BBQ sauce, baked beans, and slaw. I would also order a side of chili cheese fries to go along with the hotdog.
- The Main Slice
209 Main St, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
Best pizza places in the North Myrtle Beach area. They were voted best pizza along the Grand Strand by the readers of the local paper. My pizza pick would be "Lasagna Pizza," which is marinara base topped with ground beef, ricotta, parmesan, basil, and oregano.
- Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show
8907 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
Pirates Voyage is a show about two groups of pirates fighting on a ship that is harbored in a lagoon while you eat a four-course dinner. It is the show that makes it a "must visit" while vacationing in Myrtle Beach.
1501 Hwy 17 S, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
A good solid BBQ place in the Grand Strand area. I want to bring along a couple of friends for the "Feed Bag" menu item, which is a wide assortment of food on a big tray.
204 Main St, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
Melt was named "Best Ice Cream in South Carolina" by Food & Wine in 2019.
- Crazy Mason
1220 Moser Dr, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
A milkshake bar that opened June 2020 at 810 Market Common Bowling Complex that creates "No way you can finish that" type of milkshakes to a long line of people since their opening. The demands have been high; I have been hearing about 45 minute wait times with all happy customers. My pick would be the "All American" shake - vanilla ice cream in a mason jar rimmed with vanilla frosting and cinnamon toast crunch, topped with whipped cream, a slice of apple pie with caramel apples and throw some sprinkle on for some fun.
Places to Stay
- Avista Resort
300 N Ocean Blvd, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
The location of the resort played a main role in picking Avista Resort over other hotels in the Grand Strand area. In my opinion, I feel more safe walking around North Myrtle Beach in the evening than Myrtle Beach. Also, the beaches are not as crowded when compared to Myrtle Beach too. A few places on my list are within walking distance of Avista Resort-like Main Line Pizza and Melt.
Average cost a night on a weekend in April: $200
- Ocean Lakes Family Campground
6001 S Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29575
At 310 acres, it is the largest campground on the east coast and one of the largest in the United States. It 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.
Varies Based on Stay Experience, Check Their Website for More Info
- North Beach Plantation
100 North Beach Boulevard, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
The best feature of the resort is the almost 3 acres of Caribbean themed pool real estate. 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. North Beach Plantation has an award-winning steakhouse on the property, 21 Main
Average cost a night on a weekend in April: $252
- Waikiki Village Retro Hotel
1500 S Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Average cost a night on a weekend in April: $119
21 and Up Fun
- Twelve 33 Distillery
593 SC-90 E, Little River, SC 29566
Twelve 33 Distillery produces different vodka, rum, whiskey, and gin, all ingredients sourced from local farms. The theme of the distillery is heavy on the prohibition era, which was an exciting time. They offer behind the scene tours of the distillery that ends with a tasting. Two interesting flavors I would try, Carolina Peach Vodka and the other being 3 Pepper Vodka so I can see how much heat carried from the Carolina Reaper to the vodka.
- New South Brewing
1109 Campbell St, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
New South Brewing is the second-oldest brewery in South Carolina, and the brewery started back in 1998. The taproom is open every day except on Monday. My pick for top two beers to try, Drink A Peach (white ale with peach purée) and Dark Star Porter (winter seasonal black ale).
- Duplin Winery
4650 Hwy 17 S, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
Duplin Winery is the oldest and largest winery in the South. Their second location is in Rose Hill, North Carolina. Many different varieties of wine, one of my favorites, is the Blackberry Wine (100% pure North Carolina blackberries). Most relaxing to listen to live music on the patio while enjoying a glass of wine after your initial wine tasting.
Out of Bounds
- The Swamp Park
5550 Watts Rd SW, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469
The Swamp Park has plenty of activities to choose from - zipline canopy course, guided ATV tours, swamp boat tours, and an ariel adventure park. The Cypress Canopy Tour, ten zip lines course, which makes it the longest tour on the east coast. When watching their video on the Swamp Park website, you can tell that this place is a unique experience.
36 miles from Myrtle Beach
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