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Things To Do in Myrtle Beach

From shows and theaters to water parks, go-kart racing, and shopping, the list of things to do in Myrtle Beach is seemingly endless! Visit MyrtleBeach.com and discover inspiration for your next seaside vacation. The beach might be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the Grand Strand, but our stretch of Lowcountry offers so much more. You’re sure to find something for everyone among our world-class attractions, live music and performances, theaters, and amazing dining and shopping options.

Take a look at some of our favorite destinations and activities below and if you feel overwhelmed, be sure to check out our Things To Do FAQ and Highlights.

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Find the Perfect Myrtle Beach Activities for Your Group

The Grand Strand is home to some of the Lowcountry’s most exciting activities and enjoyable attractions. Our stretch of shore has hosted family vacations, annual golf retreats, and Spring Break crowds for decades. So when it comes to entertaining the masses, we have what it takes. 

Must-Do in Myrtle Beach

First-time visitors of the Grand Strand have seemingly endless options when it comes to creating an itinerary. Every group has different interests and reasons for picking Myrtle Beach for their getaway, but there are a few tourist attractions we believe everyone should experience. Here are some Myrtle Beach activities you won’t want to miss:

Family-Friendly Attractions

From awesome amusement parks and pulse-racing water parks to exciting exhibits and intriguing interactive attractions for kids, there are so many amazing choices when it comes to finding family fun on the Grand Strand. Thrill-seeking youngsters love Family Kingdom amusement park and adults appreciate the safe, kid-friendly atmosphere. Myrtle Waves Water Park offers hours of entertainment for children of all ages, thanks to its shallow kiddie pools and variety of exciting waterslides. 

We’re also home to several world-class theaters with spectacular shows featuring dancing, singing, comedy, and tribute artists. The classic Carolina Opry Theater has been putting on stellar performances since the 1980s and continues to rank as a favorite attraction for visitors and locals alike. North Myrtle Beach features Alabama Theatre, another hotspot for fantastic variety shows and concerts. 

In addition to all the listings above, we’ve created a guide jam-packed with 102 things to do in Myrtle Beach to help you choose the right activities to make your next vacation one you’ll never forget.

Nightlife

Nightlife

The best bars, clubs & live music venues

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Shows & Theaters

Shows & Theaters

World-class live shows, theaters and more

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Watersports

Watersports

Thrilling water activities for the whole family

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Shopping

Shopping

Unique gift shops, malls, outlets and specialty stores

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Kids Activities

Kids Activities

Museums, parks & playgrounds for the little ones

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Miniature Golf

Miniature Golf

Test your skills at one of dozens of mini golf courses

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FAQ About Things to Do in Myrtle Beach

What are the best things to do with families in Myrtle Beach?

Myrtle Beach is full of family-friendly attractions. Some fan favorites include Alligator Adventure, Broadway Grand Prix, Ripley’s Aquarium, Dave & Buster’s, and Myrtle Waves Water Park.

What is there to do when it’s raining in Myrtle Beach?

Many indoor attractions offer rainy-day fun. Ripley’s Aquarium, Sky Zone, and WonderWorks are all great places to visit when it’s raining outside.

What are the best outdoor activities in Myrtle Beach?

Brookgreen Gardens offers the area’s only fully accredited zoo as well as beautiful native plants and flowers and a sculpture garden. Alligator Adventure brings visitors up close and personal with a variety of wildlife, including crocodiles and snakes. Voyager Deep Sea Fishing and Dolphin Cruises offers unforgettable experiences, including fishing and sightseeing tours.

Are there free things to do in Myrtle Beach?

Yes! A stroll through Broadway at the Beach, Barefoot Landing, or the Boardwalk is free and a fun way to spend a summer day. Many events, including live music and festivals, are free and open to the public. Free fireworks shows throughout the year cap off a perfect beach day.