Top Free Things to do in Myrtle Beach
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is known as a family-friendly and typically wallet-friendly vacation spot. Getting the most bang for your buck is important, especially when you’re on a family vacation. That’s why we’ve come up with a list of the best things to do in Myrtle Beach for free!
Ultimately, the beach is the reason you’ve come to Myrtle Beach. Take full advantage of this by spending your day and early evening here. If you're not staying at one of the amazing hotels in Myrtle Beach, there are plenty of free parking spots up and down the Grand Strand, even in the summer months. You can kill hours of time by doing absolutely nothing but enjoying the sounds of the crashing waves and soaking up rays. The kids will love the chance to play outside and splash in the ocean. Just make sure to layer on the sunscreen!
Broadway at the Beach is one of Myrtle Beach's top spots to visit and you don't have to spend a fortune to have a good time. There are plenty of great places to pose for pictures, play areas for the little ones and plenty of window shopping opportunities. During the summer months they host free fireworks shows and nightly entertainment with magicians, your favorite characters and live concerts. Hungry? Stop by Pepper Palace and the Fudgery for free samples!
Tour around the walkways at Barefoot Landing and you might be lucky enough to spot a gator! The complex is home to great shops like The Christmas Mouse and The Olive Shoppe. Stop at House of Blues and check out The Deck for a fun free concert in an outdoor setting. Barefoot Landing has fun entertainers every night throughout the summer as well as fireworks shows. Other fun events throughout the year include free trick-or-treating, fundraisers and car shows.
The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is perfect for taking an evening stroll with the cool ocean breezes blowing in your hair. In the summer months, don’t miss the live action of their street fairs. Jugglers, kid’s carnivals and live music provide entertainment during Ocean Boulevard’s Hot Summer Nights! The off-season gives way to less crowds and makes for a more relaxing walk down the boardwalk. The Boardwalk is also home to great events centered around Halloween and Christmas.
The Market Common is known as a walking community. Try out some of the games on the light-up contraptions for some friendly (and free) competition among family members. Take a walk through the shopping area and you may get lucky with free samples from Williams-Sonoma. Free events can be found on any given weekend in the parks including carriage rides, concerts on the green, holiday-themed events and more.
Myrtle Beach and the rest of the Grand Strand have beautiful parks. Myrtle Beach proper has more than a dozen parks with picnic areas, playgrounds and spots to relax. Check out Valor Park or Grand Park at The Market Common and have fun on the playgrounds and strolling around the lake.
Head north and you’ll find Vereen Memorial Historical Gardens with over 100 acres of gorgeous wildlife and vegetation to explore. The North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex recently opened and offers free concerts throughout the year plus a large dog park, trails, ball fields and playgrounds.
The Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum of Myrtle Beach offers free admission to their diverse exhibits. The museum boasts a collection of donated work from previous artists who have exhibited in the past that continues to grow. Maps and historical prints of the area fill the walls in addition to other exciting exhibits like sculptures, photographs, paintings and any type of art you can think of.
What would a vacation destination be without a plethora of parades and festivals? Myrtle Beach is home to dozens of annual festivals and parades. We use any holiday as an excuse to celebrate! Kick off the summer months with MayFest and nightly celebrations on the Boardwalk. The spring offers the Canadian-American Days Festival, St. Patrick’s Day street parties and more. Fall is the peak of festival season in Myrtle Beach with events like Oktoberfest (two of them!), the Fall BIke Rally and the Irish-Italian International Festival.
Hotel Blue Myrtle BeachBOGO Spring Deal!Stay 1 night at our regular rate, and get a 2nd night free! Limit 3 FREE nights per stay. Enjoy easy beach access, giant outdoor pool deck and more!People Have Claimed this DealhotelBLUEmb.com
Seaside North Myrtle BeachRates starting at just $94One bedroom oceanview condo rates starting from $94 March 12-18, 2017 with continental breakfast for two included.People Have Claimed this Dealwww.SeaSideMB.com
Captain’s Quarters Resort Myrtle BeachReceive $100 In Goodies!Save up to 30% off your accommodations and receive daily breakfast for two, one hour of bowling per day with shoe rental and a $50 game card per stay!People Have Claimed this DealCaptainsQuarters.com
Crown Reef Beach Resort and WaterparkWet & Wild Family Fun Package!Includes access to the year-round on-site waterpark, accommodations up to 40% off, 2 $10 game cards, souvenir kid's cup and more!People Have Claimed this DealCrownReef.com
The StrandSpring & Summer Savings - 45%Book today and save up to 30% off Spring and 45% off for Summer. Valid now - 8/31. Book before 4/16.People Have Claimed this Dealwww.thestrandmyrtlebeach.com
Beachcomber Vacations - North Myrtle BeachUp to 20% off Spring/ SummerCheck Out Our Super Spring And Summer Specials, Up To 20% Off New Weekly RentalPeople Have Claimed this Dealwww.beachcombervacations.com
Dayton House Resort Myrtle Beach45% for SummerBook today and save up to 30% off Spring and 45% off for Summer. Valid now - 8/31. Book before 4/16.People Have Claimed this Dealwww.daytonhouse.com
Sea Watch Resort Myrtle BeachFREE Night Deal!Pay for 5 nights and get 2 free! Enjoy an array of amenities including pools, hot tubs, lazy rivers, beach access and more!People Have Claimed this DealSeaWatchResort.com
Compass Cove Resort Myrtle BeachSave up to 45% OffBook today and save up to 30% off Spring and 45% off for Summer. Valid now - 8/31. Book before 4/16.People Have Claimed this Dealwww.compasscove.com
Ocean Reef Myrtle BeachSummer Slashed By 45%Book today and save up to 30% off Spring and 45% off for Summer. Valid now - 8/31. Book before 4/16.People Have Claimed this Dealwww.oceanreefmyrtlebeach.com
Ocean Dunes Myrtle BeachALL NEW Oceanfront Rooms plus $25 Resort Credit on your next stay! Best Location on the Beach!Enjoy ALL NEW oceanfront accommodations February and March. Room rate from $59. Plus, you’ll also receive a $25 Vacation Certificate !People Have Claimed this DealBook Now!
Landmark Resort Myrtle BeachFREE Night Deal!Pay for 2 nights and receive a 3rd night FREE at Landmark Resort! Enjoy the newly renovated indoor and oceanfront outdoor pool decks, Wi-Fi and more!People Have Claimed this DealLandmarkResort.com
Find a hotel
Compare hotels in Myrtle Beach, book direct, and save by beginning your search below:
Sign Up Today!
Get great hotel deals, valuable coupons, news & information on the Myrtle Beach area:
Myrtle Beach Area Videos
Check out our latest footage from Myrtle Beach hotels and places around town:
Check out the latest photos from Myrtle Beach attractions and events around town: