What’s New in Myrtle Beach for 2020
The Grand Strand is always changing, and that’s what we love about it! Year after year, new things are added to the Myrtle Beach area to keep locals busy and vacationers coming back for more. 2020 is no stranger to new things in Myrtle Beach, so we decided to make a list to keep you in the loop of what has opened and what is coming to Myrtle Beach this year:
New Penguin Exhibit at Ripley's Aquarium
The Ripley’s Penguin Playhouse houses a world-class penguin habitat, with floor-to-ceiling viewing glass more than 50 feet long and a 360-degree crawl tunnel for guests to waddle through. Make a stop and view the penguin nursery, which houses and cares for baby penguins!
Bruce Munro Exhibit at Brookgreen Gardens
Brookgreen Gardens introduces an immersive art and light experience. Bruce Munro, an internationally known artist, brings his spectacular large-scale light sculptures to the gardens. The exhibit features seven works of art in light and mixed media. Each exhibit is specifically designed for the gardens in which they are installed. The installations consist of tens of thousands of illuminated components. Visitors are now able to see the gardens in a whole new light! The exhibit runs Wednesdays through Saturdays from 8 to 11 p.m.
$1 Off Admission to Brookgreen Gardens
Big Air Trampoline Park
Big Air Trampoline Park offers attractions for all ages including foam pits, a trapeze, virtual reality games on trampolines, dodgeball, rock climbing and a kids section.
Crooked Hammock Brewery
Coming soon is a restaurant, brewery and backyard beer garden, call Crooked Hammock Brewery, that will be enriching the lineup of new experiences at North Myrtle Beach’s only waterway shopping, dining and entertainment destination. Crooked Hammock Brewery will feature craft beer, indoor/outdoor seating for more than 500 guests, fire pits, hammocks, a playground for kids, bocce ball courts, corn hole, and a bar that is set over the lake.
Tidal Creek Brewhouse
Tidal Creek Brew house allows you to experience small batch, specialty craft beer, freshly brewed coffee and Lowcountry food – while enjoying friends, neighbors and local community. Inviting indoor and outdoor spaces, engaging events and activities, and a family-friendly atmosphere make Tidal Creek an authentic, community-focused experience.
Twelve 33 Distellery
Twelve 33 Distillery offers customers a chance to experience a guided tour with the opportunity to see the entire behind the scenes” operation of a craft distillery. You can even stop by the tasting room to taste some of their spirits. All of Twelve 33’s handcrafted spirits are even made from grains and other ingredients sourced directly from local farms.
Grande Cayman Resort
Overlooking the beach, Grande Cayman Resort is 6 miles from Family Kingdom Amusement Park and 5 miles from Broadway at the Beach. An on-site water park features an indoor/outdoor pool, hot tubs, a lazy river and kids’ pools. Dining options include a coffee shop, 2 bars, a restaurant offering European-style cuisine, and a breakfast buffet.
Huntington Beach State Park Nature Center
The new nature center at Huntington Beach State Park is a 4,500 square feet center and will feature a birding area, a classroom and an exhibit area with live animals.
Myrtle Beach Mall redevelopment
The Myrtle Beach Mall is located just north of the city of Myrtle Beach. The roughly $150 million plan will redevelop the mall into an outdoor shopping center called “The District.” The District will be more than just a shopping center. Plans for changes include new waterfront restaurants, sports bars, additional shopping areas, clubs and a boutique hotel.