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 and their bar where you can view the ocean from their deck on their 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 a short drive north of the Caravelle is one of the coolest adventures your family will ever experience! Alligator Adventure, located at Barefoot Landing, is one of the biggest reptile places in the world. Alligator Adventure has more than just alligators; they also feature snakes, lemurs, bats and many more types of animals. Experts are also on hand to give demonstrations for curious guests.
Murrells Inlet holds one of the area’s best preserved sections of land along the Grand Strand. Sitting on 10,000 acres, this giant outdoor sculpture garden 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 split up into areas where visitors can venture through sections such as the “Kitchen Garden” or the “Fountain of Muses Garden.”
Just a short drive north of the Caravelle is the Calabash Fishing Fleet in North Carolina. Located in Calabash, this is one of the most popular fishing outing providers in the area. Whether you want to ride on their all new 46-foot Atlantic Gulf Stream Specialist 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 skills.
Visit Downwind Watersports to make a memory on the ocean during your next Caravelle vacation. From ocean kayak rentals to hobie cats, Downwind features a variety of services and rentals to suit your needs. Lifejackets are provided for their activities so you will feel safe during your excursion. They offer multiple ways for visitors to see the ocean and have fun too!
Located a short drive from the Caravelle, Family Kingdom Amusement Park will bring your family hours of fun. From kids’ rides to rides for the older crowd, 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 wooden roller coaster, get drenched on a water ride or play carnival games, Family Kingdom is a great way to spend the afternoon!
For a unique family-fun experience, visit MagiQuest at Broadway at the Beach where you will be able to role-play in a real-life action game! You start out with a personalized wand that you will take with you during your quest. Throughout your journey you will meet princesses and see where dragons live! The game is set up so that visitors can come back multiple times and pick up where they left off. Once the game is conquered you get to keep your magic wand as a remembrance of the fun you had!
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!
For those looking to go to an all American pastime – a summer baseball game, Myrtle Beach is the place to do it! Guests of the Caravelle will love going to a Myrtle Beach Class A Minor League Pelicans game at TicketReturn.com field. With games all summer long and ongoing promotions, 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. Segways offer a unique way to get around the area while feeling life you are sliding along the pavement in an effortless fashion. 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. 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, they may enjoy a day Myrtle Waves. Myrtle Waves, the largest water park in the state, offers private cabana rentals, season passes, slides, raft rides, and concessions. Myrtle Waves is open seasonally and is a must-do for families during their summer Myrtle Beach vacation!
NASCAR Speedpark is a fun experience for kids and adults alike. The Speedpark gives riders multiple options including their Thunder Road track, Slidewayz Track and the Qualifier track. Beyond racing, the park also offers NASCAR Mini Golf, rock climbing wall, Kiddie Speedway, and batting cages. Note that tracks have different height requirements so be sure to check their website before you head out to make sure your little ones are tall enough!
During your next stay at the Caravelle be sure to visit the Myrtle Beach Pavilion Nostaglia Park at Broadway at the Beach. With parts of the former Pavilion and familiar sites and sounds, the park recreates a fun and enjoyable place for families to come. Whether your kids want to ride the Kiddie Dune Buggie Ride or the Herschell-Spillman Carousel, they will leave with a smile on their face! Plus, the park also has a midway with the Nostalgia Arcade and serves up pizza, cotton candy and other treats!
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 a variety of sea-life while learning more about them. 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 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 for the rare golden tabby tiger.
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 which teach kids including Bubble Mania, South Carolina Fossil Hunt and It’s Electric. Kids can also learn about recycling, gravity, shells and so much more! This museum offers kids an opportunity to learn through interaction and fun and should be visited by any family that has kids!
Head down to Wild, Water and Wheels during your next stay at the Caravelle. Fun for both kids and adults alike, Wild, Water and Wheels offers a variety of attractions and water activities for its guests. From tube slides, to speed slides, you’ll have a blast cruising down these giant 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, the race zone 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 the Hurricane Shack where you can feel like you are in a cat 1 hurricane to the Bed of Nails, 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.