Amusements and Attractions
The 2nd Avenue Pier is a landmark Myrtle Beach fixture. It is easily accessible from the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and offers a variety of fun and food for the whole family! You can fish from the pier, where you may catch a variety of fish no matter what the season. They offer daily fishing passes, rod rentals and bait.
After fishing, you can enjoy a meal or drink at the Pier House Restaurant. Feel free to wear your beach attire, but shirts are required inside the restaurant. Enjoy awesome views of the ocean from your table or their beautiful Open Air Bar. They offer breakfast, lunch and dinner, so even if you don’t catch anything while you are fishing, you can still enjoy great seafood.
The Caravelle Resort has over 50 years of experience welcoming vacationers to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. With all that Myrtle Beach has to offer, it is not hard to see why families come back year after year.
Here are a few things Sunny Myrtle Beach has in store for you:
- White, sandy beaches
- Live entertainment theaters
- World class dining
- Exciting nightlife
- Family amusement attractions
- Championship golf
- First class shopping
- Freshwater, ocean and deep sea saltwater fishing
- Cultural activities and historical sites
- and much, much more!
Has your family ever wanted to get up-close to one of the south’s most popular creatures? Located just 12 minutes north at Barefoot Landing, Alligator Adventure is one of the biggest reptile places in the world. They have more than just alligators; they also feature snakes, lemurs, bats and many more types of animals. Experts are also on hand to give alligator feeding, alligator handling, or snake handling demonstrations for curious guests. Are snakes really slimy? Are you brave enough to find out? Alligator Adventure is open year round, and their shows change with the season, so make sure to check them out!
Thrills, thrills and more thrills! Broadway Grand Prix is the “ultimate family attraction”, and it is located right across from Broadway at the Beach! The race park is also only 5 miles from our resort.
Take a drive on seven Go-Kart tracks, test your luck in the Grand Prix Arcade, or challenge the family to one of two 18-hole mini-golf courses. Feeling brave? Soar through the sky with the Sky Coaster! Get a great workout with the Rock Climbing Wall, but be sure to bring close-toed shoes for this challenging activity. Broadway Grand Prix includes fun for all ages, and they have a separate KidsZone for their smaller guests!
Murrells Inlet holds one of the area’s best preserved sections of land along the Grand Strand. Sitting on 10,000 acres, Brookgreen Gardens features the largest outdoor museum of American figurative sculpture, huge botanical gardens, and a native wildlife zoo. This site is host to rich heritage that embodies the history of the area. Visitors to the garden can spend hours upon hours strolling along the paths where they can view more than 1,000 pieces of sculpture on display in a natural setting. The gardens are divided up into areas such as the "Children's Garden" and the “Fountain of the Muses Garden.” Don't forget to visit the otters, bald eagles, and alligators whch are housed in a natural setting at the shaded zoo. Brookgreen Gardens also features a picnic area, two restaurants, many free tours, and several boat and bus tours for an additional fee.
Just over the border into North Carolina is the Calabash Fishing Fleet. Calabash is 22 miles north of our resort, and this is one of the most popular fishing outing providers in the area. Whether you want to charter their 46-foot Atlantic "Miss Calabash" boat, search for dolphins on the Dolphin Adventure Cruise or take your significant other on a Sunset cruise, you won’t be disappointed. Gulf Stream excursions last for an entire half day. They also provide sport fishing charters and corporate group charters. From the beginner fisherman in the family to the well-seasoned fishermen, Calabash Fishing Fleet accommodates all skill levels and provides a family friendly atmosphere onboard.
Visit Downwind Watersports to make a memory on the ocean during your next Caravelle vacation. Downwind features a variety of services and rentals to suit your needs such as parasailing, jet ski rentals, dolphin watching, sailboat rentals, and banana boat rides. Life jackets are provided for their activities, and Downwind only uses highly qualified and trained professionals so you will feel safe during your excursion. They offer multiple ways for visitors to see the ocean and have a great time!
Located just 6 miles from The Caravelle, Family Kingdom Amusement Park will bring your family hours of fun. Enjoy ocean views from their great rides and entertainment! Family Kingdom is perfect for the entire family, no matter how old. Whether you want to race in a bumper car, throw your arms up on the Swamp Fox wooden roller coaster, get drenched on a water ride or play carnival games, Family Kingdom is a great way to spend the afternoon! If you need to cool off, their waterpark Splashes is right across the street.
Hollywood Wax Museum is open year-round, and it is a great indoor attraction in Myrtle Beach. Located just 10 minutes from our resort, the museum is a great place for all ages! This entertainment complex also includes Outbreak, a zombie experience, and Hannah's Maze of Mirrors, a princess adventure. Purchase a ticket that includes all three attractions to get the full experience.
Meet and take pictures with America’s favorite celebrities, fight through zombies and try to cure the Alpha Strain before it destroys the world in Outbreak and take up to 288 turns through the mirrored maze to save Princess Hannah! The fun never stops!
You don’t have to go far from the Caravelle to find numerous min-golf courses in the area. Hundreds of mini golf courses can be found practically wherever you are. Some have ponds with turtles, while others have indoor and outdoor portions of their courses so your family can stay cool while playing on a hot summer day. Plus, many golf courses are open late, so no need to worry about when they close!
Myrtle Beach’s Boardwalk and Promenade is a terrific place to stroll alongside the ocean while enjoying some of Myrtle Beach’s best shopping and dining options right in the midst of downtown. The Boardwalk extends from 15th Avenue North down to the 2nd Avenue Pier. One of the hottest spots during the summer months is Myrtle Beach’s Plyler Park, which is the home of “Hot Summer Nights” a well-known concert series featuring nightly music after dark. The 1.2 mile boardwalk is an award-winning attraction that has been nationally recognized by various national and local media outlets.
For those looking to experience an all American pastime – a summer baseball game, Myrtle Beach is the place to do it! Our Myrtle Beach Pelicans are a Class A Minor League team, and guests of the Caravelle will love going to a game at TicketReturn.com field! With games all summer long, ongoing promotions, and great ballpark food, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans make going to their baseball games fun and affordable.
If you have never tried to ride on a Segway but have always wanted to, be sure to check out Myrtle Beach Segway during your next vacation. Located at Market Common, they offer a variety of short-term and long-term rentals as well as scenic Segway tours including a Huntington Beach State Park Tour and an experience at the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex. Segways offer a unique and effortless way to get around the area while feeling like you are sliding along the pavement. Advanced reservations are highly recommended. Be sure to check them out the next time you are at the beach for an unforgettable family excursion!
During your next trip to the Caravelle, head down to the boardwalk in Myrtle Beach to take a ride that you will never forget on the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel. With amazing views at 200 feet above the beach, riders will be able to see farther than ever before—across the ocean, beyond the pier and over nearby buildings. Riders are seated in one of 42 gondolas which can carry up to 6 people. If you ride during the day, be sure to return at night when the wheel radiates and glows in the night sky with a multitude of colors streaming along the arms of the wheel.
Myrtle Beach Watersports is fun for the whole family and offers a variety of watersport rentals. They are proud to be "making customers happy for 20 years." Located throughout Myrtle Beach, they provide jet ski rentals, pontoon boat rentals, parasailing and much more. No matter what water sport you choose, you will have a great time with your entire family! Different locations offer different services, so be sure to check their website before you head out the door!
When your family is done enjoying the many water amenities at the Caravelle, try a day at Myrtle Waves! South Carolina's largest water park offers private cabana rentals so you can rest in the shade when you need a break. Take advantage of season passes to enjoy daily visits to slides, raft rides, and concessions. Myrtle Waves is open seasonally and is a must-do for families during their summer Myrtle Beach vacation!
The North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex is located 13 miles north of our resort, but it may be worth the drive! There are many sports fields from baseball to soccer, and they even host quiddich games for the Harry Potter fan in your family. The complex also includes three miles of walking paths, 8 batting tunnels, playgrounds and convenient picnic shelters for an afternoon snack!
Coming Summer 2016 to the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex is the Shark Wake Park 843! Wakeboarding is a unique water sport that uses cables to tow athletes over jumps and around obstacles. This will be the tallest system in the United States, so be sure to check it out after completion!
During your next stay at the Caravelle, be sure to visit the Myrtle Beach Pavilion Park at Broadway at the Beach. The East park incorporates parts of the former Pavilion, and the familiar sites and sounds recreate a fun and enjoyable experience. Whether your kids want to ride the Kiddie Dune Buggie Ride or the Herschell-Spillman Carousel, they will have a fantastic time! Central Park has more thrilling rides for the braver members of your family, and West Park has new kiddie rides and the Myrtle Turtle Coaster. Their midway includes the Pavilion Arcade and serves up a smile with pizza, cotton candy and other treats. The Park is also a great place to see fireworks with their huge seasonal display on Tuesday and Friday nights.
The Ripley’s Aquarium, located at Broadway at the Beach, is a fun and exciting way to spend the day. While at the aquarium, you will be able to view and learn about a variety of sea-life. The aquarium is 85,000 square feet and features excellent views of some of the world’s most beautiful creatures including living corals, clown triggerfish and so much more! Plus, the aquarium has a shallow pool where visitors can pet the sting rays. If you want to be truly amazed, step into the Dangerous Reef exhibit where visitors can move through an underwater viewing tunnel on a glidepath, offering excellent views of squirrelfish, a giant sea turtle, and the most popular—sharks!
Your family can experience a unique and fun encounter with nature right here on the Grand Strand. At The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species known as T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station, families can get an up-close look at a variety of tigers in a natural environment. Guests can even get their picture taken with a tiny cub by a professional photographer and learn more about tigers with the help of tiger experts. Best of all, T.I.G.E.R.S. is used to raise money to support international wildlife conservation projects and the care of their animals.
There’s no need to go on an African safari when you can just visit T.I.G.E.R.S.!
During your next family vacation at the Caravelle, be sure to take your kids to the Children’s Museum of South Carolina. Not only does the museum provide education but it also provides kids with hours of fun. The museum features a variety of exhibits including Bubble Mania, Famous Fraction Pizza Delivery Truck and Flora's Farmers Market. Kids can also learn about recycling, gravity, shells and so much more! This museum offers kids an opportunity to learn through fun interaction, and it is only 9 minutes south of our resort!
Head down to Wild, Water and Wheels during your next stay at the Caravelle. Located 14 miles south of The Caravelle, Wild, Water and Wheels is more than just a water park and offers a variety of attractions and water activities for its guests. You’ll have a blast cruising down the giant tube slides and speed slides and splashing into the water at the bottom. After you’ve finished sliding, check out the kiddie attractions for the little ones, the wave pool, Speed Racers, Go-Karts, or try your hand at a round of mini-golf. Plus, the park has free parking for all it’s visitors! Be sure to visit Wild, Water and Wheels the next time you are in Myrtle Beach!
Most know it as the upside down building at Broadway at the Beach, but have you ever been inside? WonderWorks is a fun Myrtle Beach Attraction for the entire family. Originally a “research lab” in the Bermuda Triangle, story has it that the lab was thrown all the way over to Myrtle Beach during an experiment that went wrong. The themes of WonderWorks are found within the original experiments that were performed in the building. Over 100 exhibits fill the inside of WonderWorks from Space Discovery to the Hurricane Shack where you can feel like you are in a category 1 hurricane! You will be amazed by all of the exhibits. Beyond the the exhibits, WonderWorks also has a ropes challenge course—just make sure you wear closed shoes for this one! For additional fees, participants can play lazer tag, fly across the zipline or try their skills at the outdoor ropes course.