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Central Myrtle Beach Vacation Guide: Things to Do &amp; Vacation Ideas

 

Central Myrtle Beach is perfect for those wanting to experience all that Myrtle Beach has to offer, thanks to its favored location between South and North Myrtle Beach and selection of Myrtle Beach resort accommodations.


This area is home to many of Myrtle Beach’s most popular attractions and entertainment centers like Broadway at the Beach and Myrtle Beach Pelicans baseball.


 

Check out everything there is to know with our Central Myrtle Beach vacation guide:


 



Beach Chair On Myrtle Beach Golden MileMyrtle Beach’s “The Golden Mile”


The Golden Mile is often touted as one of the area’s most coveted locations for beachgoers. This area of Central Myrtle Beach extends from around 34th Avenue North to 52nd Avenue North and is mostly made up of beachfront surrounded by private residences. This area is the perfect spot for anyone wanting to avoid larger beach crowds.


 

Beachgoers will find seven beach access points between 34th and 51st Avenues North:





  • 34th Avenue




  • 38th Avenue




  • 41st Avenue




  • 44th Avenue




  • 47th Avenue




  • 48th Avenue




  • 51st Avenue




Cabana District


A smaller subsection just north of The Golden Mile is the Cabana District. Starting at 54th Avenue North, this section gets its name from the colorful cabanas that line the beachfront. Visitors will also find a children’s playground on the south end of the Cabana District.


 



Central Myrtle Beach Attractions


Myrtle Beach Vacation Guide SkyWheel and BoardwalkSkyWheel Myrtle Beach


Address: 1110 North Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach


Phone: (843) 839-9200


 

Opening in 2011, the SkyWheel was the first of its kind on the east coast and is one of the tallest observation wheels in the United States, taking riders 200 feet above the ground. The wheel includes air-conditioned gondolas and provides some of the most spectacular beach views in Myrtle Beach.


 

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk


Address: 14th Avenue North to 1st Avenue North, Myrtle Beach


 

This 1.2-mile oceanfront boardwalk has attracted vacationers since its opening in 2010. The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk extends from Pier 14 on 14th Avenue North to 1st Avenue North. Along with the boardwalk includes Plyler Park where family-friendly festivals are held throughout the year. Visitors will find shops, restaurants, and gorgeous ocean vistas along this walkable boardwalk.



Topgolf


Address: 2850 Robert M Grissom Parkway, Myrtle Beach


Phone: (843) 945-3318


 

Experience the best in golf gaming technology. Players can choose from several games based on skill level. Topgolf also serves drinks and food.



Myrtle Beach Pelicans Baseball


Address: 1251 21st Avenue North, Myrtle Beach


Phone: (843) 918-6000


 

Myrtle Beach’s single-A baseball team, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans play their games at TicketReturn.com Field, across the street from Broadway at the Beach. The Pelicans have held affiliations with the Atlanta Braves, Texas Rangers, and the Chicago Cubs and have won four minor league titles.


 

The team began league play in 1999 and has been the home for many notable major league players including Rafael Furcal, Marcus Giles, Adam Wainwright, and Freddie Freeman.


 

Enjoy weekly gameday specials like discounted food and drink, pre-game perks for kids, and post-game fireworks on select nights.


 



Mini Golf


Miniature Golf in Myrtle BeachCaptain Hook’s Adventure Golf


Address: 2205 North Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach


Phone: (843) 913-7851


 

Play alongside pirates, Peter Pan, and Tinkerbell in this Peter Pan-themed miniature golf course.



Spy Glass Golf


Address: 3801 North Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach


Phone: (843) 626-9309


 

A pirate-themed course that includes a waterfall and an indoor putting area.



Treasure Island Golf


Address: 4801 North Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach


Phone: (843) 449-4754


 

Search for lost treasure as you play a full round of putt-putt at this family-friendly miniature golf course.


 



Where to Eat


Santa Maria Restaurant with FamilySanta Maria Restaurant


Address: 6900 North Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach (Inside The Caravelle Resort)


Phone: (843) 918-7060


 

This Central Myrtle Beach restaurant offers a seasonal Southern-style breakfast buffet, and is open for dinner in-season. The winner of TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence, Santa Maria Restaurant is the perfect option even for the pickiest eaters.



Hook & Barrel


Address: 8014 North Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach


Phone: (843) 839-5888


 

Fresh is always on the menu at this Central Myrtle Beach seafood restaurant. From Lowcountry jambalaya to pineapple shrimp fried rice and tuna pad thai, feed your seafood cravings at Hook & Barrel. The menu also includes poultry, steaks, and desserts, as well as a Sunday brunch menu.



Cafe Gelato


Address: 7901 North Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach


Phone: (843) 839-7575


 

Get your fix of healthy breakfast and lunch items at this casual dining experience. The menu includes healthy sandwiches for breakfast and lunch, salads, smoothies, and baked goods. And don’t forget about their famous Italian gelato!



42nd Street Bar & Grill


Address: 4209 North Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach


Phone: (843) 945-9310


 

From fresh fish to steaks and appetizers, this refined eatery is a perfect option for couples, friends, and fine dining enthusiasts.


 



Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle BeachArea Spotlight: Broadway at the Beach


Address: 1325 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach 


 

The epicenter of entertainment in Myrtle Beach. Broadway at the Beach is home to Ripley’s Aquarium, an interactive children’s museum, amusement rides, one-of-a-kind shopping, nightlife, and many restaurants and bars.


 

Broadway at the Beach has entertained visitors for over 20 years and continues to grow with new attractions, restaurants, and shops opening nearly every year.


 

Get a taste of what Broadway at the Beach has to offer:



Activities & Attractions


Ripley’s Aquarium | Penguins, exotic fish, an interactive playground, and much more | (843) 916-0888


 

WonderWorks | An indoor “amusement park for the mind” featuring over 100 interactive exhibits | (843) 626-9962


 

The Simpsons in 4D | Join one of television’s most famous families on a new 4D adventure | (843) 737-6543


 

Pavilion Park | Nostalgic amusement park rides located throughout Broadway at the Beach | (843) 839-0303



Shopping


It’Sugar | Satisfy your sweet tooth with candies, donuts, and more | (843) 282-6306


 

Savannah Bee Company | Offering gourmet and raw honey and body care products | (843) 213-1058


 

The Mole Hole | An eclectic assortment of gifts, jewelry, and collectibles | (843) 626-7782


 

Build-A-Bear Workshop | Interactive teddy bear building experience | (843) 445-7675



Restaurants


Dave & Buster’s | Extensive lunch and dinner menu, drinks, and games | (843) 945-3500


 

The Grumpy Monk | Sushi, bar bites, and craft beers served for lunch and dinner | (843) 712-8020


 

Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville | Beach-inspired flavors and drinks for lunch and dinner | (843) 448-5455


 

Hard Rock Cafe | Rock-and-roll-themed eatery that includes music memorabilia | (843) 946-0007



Nightlife


Senor Frog’s | A festive Mexican cantina serving drinks and casual food options | (843) 444-5506


 

Crocodile Rocks | Dueling piano bar with audience participation | (843) 444-2096


 

Carolina Comedy Club | Featuring some of the biggest names in comedy | (843) 839-2565


 

Wet Willie’s | Perfectly blended frozen daiquiris and great food | (843) 448-5653


 

Discover more information on Myrtle Beach things to do.


 

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