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16 Most Fun Things to Do in Myrtle Beach

Get ready to embrace the vibrant pulse of Myrtle Beach from the comfort of The Caravelle Resort, where exhilarating oceanfront experiences meet relaxation and fun.

Imagine starting your day with a breathtaking view over endless sandy shores, offering a panoramic spectacle from 400 feet above the coast, or walking through an enclosed underwater maze. If you're hankering for some high-speed ocean thrills, Myrtle Beach offers jet ski rentals, guided fishing charters, kayak tours, dolphin cruises, and other day trips to explore the shoreline and famously fun Intracoastal Waterway.

Skip the sightseeing planning headaches – we've got your days and starry nights covered with this guide to all the fun that Myrtle Beach offers.


1. Hit the Waves on a Jet Ski Rental

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Gather your crew and zoom across the waves, or glide through the water on a jet ski rental! With premier rental options like Island Adventure Watersports and Myrtle Beach Watersports, you're assured a top-notch experience, whether you're a seasoned pro or a first-timer ready to make a splash.

For a truly memorable day, consider a guided tour that might lead you to playful dolphin pods or around the picturesque shoreline. Take a friend! Myrtle Beach Watersports offers solo and tandem options.


2. Take the Family Floating on a Pontoon Boat

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Choose from 115 HP pontoon boats or luxurious Triton models, perfect for large groups or families seeking a comfortable, sun-soaked voyage. Pack a picnic, crank up the tunes, and enjoy the panoramic coastal views. Action Watersports can accommodate up to 11 people to float the Intracoastal Waterway.


3. Become One with Nature on a Paddling Ecotour

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Myrtle Beach Paddle Board & Kayak Adventures offers top-notch rentals, tours, and instruction for every level of paddler and adventurer. Explore the beauty of Myrtle Beach beyond the shoreline from Cherry Grove to Pawleys Island and west to Conway with their diverse tours. Paddle through serene backwaters, spot dolphins on eco-tours, or conquer the waves with their surf clinics.

Their rentals include paddle boards, kayaks, and canoes for all sizes and skill levels, including fishing-specific models and inflatable SUPs for ultimate portability.


4. Get the Ultimate View of Myrtle Beach Parasailing

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Myrtle Beach is a parasailing paradise, offering sky-high thrills and breathtaking views of the Atlantic coastline! These tour operators provide top notch hospitality and guided experiences.

Downwind Sails Watersports

Downwind Sails Watersports is known for its friendly service and comfortable boats. Parasailing flights are 8 to 10 minutes, with 20 to 30 minutes on the water. Single, double, or triple seater flights are available with the height restriction being a minimum of 42".

New Wave Watersports

New Wave Watersports offers tandem and triple flights, making it great for families or groups to experience the fun together. Flights are 8 to 10 minutes, with a total time on the water of 20 to 30 minutes. Group rates are available, and you can also purchase photos of your ride!


5. Take a Swing on the Greens

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Sunshine, sandy shores, and, of course, championship golf courses galore. The Grand Strand has nearly 80 courses, catering to every skill level and budget.

Myrtlewood Golf Club is one notable option and offers two courses, the Palmetto Course and the PineHills Course, both designed by the legendary Edmund Ault. Greens fees range are reasonable and vary depending on the season and time of day. Club rentals are available, and the clubhouse features a restaurant and bar with stunning views.


6. Shop at Broadway At The Beach

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Broadway at the Beach isn't just a shopping and entertainment destination; it's a vibe. You could fill your entire family vacation with all the things Broadway at the Beach has to offer. It's the kind of place where memories are made with every churro devoured and game of mini-golf won with your littles; it’s your vacation playground, ready to be explored and conquered!

Forget hangry meltdowns – Broadway at the Beach is an array of deliciousness. From juicy steaks at the Hard Rock Cafe to the freshest seafood at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, your taste buds will be doing a victory lap. Craving something sweet? Dip into Ben & Jerry's for a scoop of ice cream.

Just remember, sunscreen and comfortable shoes will be your best friends as you wander around these Myrtle Beach attractions.

Looking for a little nightlife? Broadway at the Beach has you covered with live music a gastro bar, and if daiquiris are your thing, Wet Willies features over 20 daiquiri machines.


7. Take in a Show at Legends In Concert

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Legends In Concert at Broadway at the Beach is a renowned tribute show that brings legendary stars back to life with incredible costumes, award-winning performers, and a rockin' band year-round. It's like stepping into a time machine and catching your favorite idols in their prime!

Witness jaw-dropping impersonations of iconic artists like Elvis Presley, Celine Dion, Rod Stewart, Dolly Parton, and many more. The lineup changes four times a year, so check the website for current performers!


8. Explore Ripley's Aquarium Of Myrtle Beach

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Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach is an underwater wonderland, a rainforest adventure, penguin encounters, and an aquatic petting zoo. This is a perfect rainy day activity.

Wander through a lush rainforest canopy to view colorful frogs and jaguars and make sure not to miss Sloth Valley! Their two-toed buddies, Rico and Cleo are waiting to greet you!

In the aquarium, you’ll walk along a moving glide path, surrounded by sharks, stingrays, and a kaleidoscope of tropical fish darting through coral reefs.

At the touch tanks, you can get up close and personal with starfish, horseshoe crabs, and even stingrays – a sensory experience you won't forget! Continuing on to the Penguin Encounter, you’ll watch the tuxedo-clad cuties waddle and swim. These feathered friends are guaranteed to steal your heart with their antics.


9. Strike a Pose at the Hollywood Wax Museum

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Get up close and personal with A-listers at the Hollywood Wax Museum in Myrtle Beach. Snap envy-inducing selfies, and learn a fun fact or two about your favorite celebs.

Learn about the fascinating process of wax figure creation. Discover how artists meticulously sculpt, paint, and style each figure to achieve lifelike accuracy.


10. Watch a Myrtle Beach Pelicans Game


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The Myrtle Beach Pelicans deliver a family-friendly dose of minor-league baseball! This Single-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs brings the heat to Pelicans Ballpark from April to September. Check out their website for weekly specials. 


11. Take the Family to WonderWorks

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WonderWorks Myrtle Beach is where upside-down buildings and mind-bending exhibits collide. Before you experience the six Wonder Zones, you’ll first enter WonderWorks by walking through a tunnel that flips the world on its head! Prepare for some seriously fun photo ops.

Over 100 hands-on exhibits are available, from challenging your reflexes on the Xtreme Skateboarding Challenge to creating mini tornadoes in the Hurricane Shack.

Blast off into space in the Space Discovery Zone, or unleash your inner artist in the Wonder Art Gallery. Each zone is a portal to a new adventure! Get your adrenaline pumping in the 6D XD Theater, challenge your friends in the Laser Tag arena, or conquer your fears on the ropes course and zipline (seasonal options).

WonderWorks is a full-blown amusement park for the mind and body!


12. Take a Stroll on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Promenade

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The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Promenade is an iconic stretch of 1.2 oceanfront miles along the Atlantic Ocean. It’s a vibrant hub of activity, buzzing with entertainment, shopping, dining, and endless opportunities to soak up the sun and coastal vibes.

Savor fresh-caught seafood and burgers with stunning ocean views at restaurants like Landshark Bar & Grill or 8th Ave Tiki Bar & Grill.


13. Take a Ride on SkyWheel Myrtle Beach

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SkyWheel Myrtle Beach is not just a leisurely ride with luxe gondolas; it’s an iconic landmark standing 187 feet tall and overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. SkyWheel offers Sunrise Flights, VIP Flights, Fly & Dine, and Flight & Photo Experiences.


14. Spend the Day at the Family Kingdom Amusement Park

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The Family Kingdom Amusement Park is a whirlwind of excitement. This beloved Myrtle Beach landmark is a short 10 minute walk from the south end of the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Promenade. You can easily stroll from one to the other, making it a perfect combo for a day of fun in the sun.

Experience the iconic roller coasters and Galleon Pirate Ship, take a spin on the Scrambler, or conquer the bumper cars and go-karts. Kiddie rides like the Teacups and the Mini Jet Skis offer pint-sized thrills and giggles. They have also teased that there will be new rides coming in 2024!


15. Dine and Duel at Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

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Be transported to a time of knights, jousting, and feasting at Medieval Times Dinner Show & Tournament in Myrtle Beach. This thrilling dinner theater experience promises an evening of action, merriment, and a whole lot of chicken. A four-course feast will be served (vegetarian meals available), and adult drinks will be flowing.

Your whole family is encouraged to cheer for your chosen knight, boo the villain, and wave your royal flags. Kids especially love cheering and feeling like part of the show.


16. Take in a Show at The Carolina Opry

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Don’t miss some of the best live entertainment available in the Myrtle Beach area. Explore the beautiful Carolina Opry Theater with its Southern charm and impressive displays of costumes and memorabilia.

With over 40 years of dazzling audiences, The Carolina Opry is a Myrtle Beach institution boasting awards from prestigious publications like The New York Times and USA Today.

Whether you're a country music enthusiast, a dance aficionado, or simply enjoying a good time out on your holiday, the Carolina Opry has something to make you tap your toes and clap your hands.


Where to Stay in Myrtle Beach

Whether you're chasing thrills on a jet ski, swaying to The Carolina Opry melodies, or building sandcastle empires with your little pirates, Myrtle Beach promises a kaleidoscope of memories. Let this guide be your compass, and don't forget that your oceanfront getaway at Caravelle Resort awaits you.

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