Myrtle Beach Bucket List – Top 5 Things To Do

There are so many things to do during your Myrtle Beach vacation, it can almost be overwhelming. There is so much to do, so much to see, how could you possible squeeze it all into one vacation? Well, the good news is, you won’t have to. Focus on areas that offer the most bang for your buck, like Broadway at The Beach, and stay at an oceanfront resort to enjoy top of the line amenities. Use this “bucket list” to help narrow down your beach itinerary and make the most out of your Myrtle Beach vacation.


Broadway at The Beach

Located in the heart of Myrtle Beach, this bustling venue is the area’s premier one stop shop for dining, shopping, and entertainment. Spend the day with the family exploring WonderWorks or get up close and personal with sharks at The Ripley’s Aquarium. Sports fanatics can grab tickets to a Myrtle Beach Pelican’s game or strap on for the ride of a lifetime at the NASCAR SpeedPark. Spend time strolling the shop lined avenues and browsing the selection at the venue’s top retailers then refuel at one of Broadway’s popular restaurants like Joe’s Crab Shack, Hard Rock Café, Key West Grill, or Amici’s Bistro. Broadway at The Beach offers something for everyone and is perfect for a fun filled day with the family!

By David under CC BY-ND 2.0
By David under CC BY-ND 2.0


Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is another “must see” on your Myrtle Beach Bucket List. Enjoy strolling along the newly renovated boardwalk as you take in the picturesque scenery of the Atlantic. Lined with local shops and restaurants, this conveniently located boardwalk puts you close to all of the downtown Myrtle Beach action. Take the ride of a lifetime on the famous Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, which features 42 climate controlled gondolas, and soar over 20 stories into the sky! Other area attractions include the 2nd Avenue Pier, Myrtle Beach Zipline Adventures, and several Ripley’s museums.

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Myrtle Beach at night
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Enjoy The Beach

You cannot forget the best part about visiting the beach: The beach! Sink your toes into the white sand and spend a day relaxing by the shore. If you are feeling adventurous, consider renting a boat or Jet Ski for an afternoon. Rental locations are abundant and offer a great alternative to the traditional lazy day at the beach. Adventure seekers also enjoy parasailing, surfing, and windsurfing. Take a chance at catching your dinner by fishing off the pier out on a charter boat. The beach offers plenty to do for both the adventure seekers and the beach bums.

Myrtle Beach
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Explore The South End

Venture south to explore the Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island area. This south strand strip is known for gorgeous ancient oak trees, breathtaking beaches and inlets, and the best seafood in the area. Pawleys Island is home to the Hammock Shops, a favorite destination for locals and visitors alike. For over 75 years, this venue has been home to several local shops that offer everything from affordable handmade jewelry and artisan crafted hammocks to some of the best fudge and other homemade treats you will ever taste. Drive across the spillway to the actual island for secluded beaches and quiet creeks. Murrells Inlet proudly boasts being the seafood capital of the state. To enjoy some of their succulent seafood, head over to the Marsh Walk. Located directly on the inlet, this unique area hosts several oceanfront restaurants and a bustling marina, all of which are connected by a winding seaside boardwalk. Live music, great eats, and a spectacular view keep people coming back for more at this Murrells Inlet staple.

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Enjoy an Oceanfront Resort

What could be better that staying directly on the beach during your vacation? Oceanfront resorts in the area offer unbeatable amenities and spacious rooms, transforming a sometimes uncomfortable and cramped lodging situation into your home away from home. Enjoy having plenty of room to spread out and all the features that you might miss at a hotel, like a full kitchen, washer and dryer, and even an oceanfront balcony. Many resorts boast several indoor and outdoor pool features, a lazy river, special kiddie pool areas, and generous oceanfront pool decks. On-site restaurants make it easy to grab a bite to eat and other amenities, like free DVD rentals, a sauna and workout facility, and a seasonal kids club are just the icing on the cake. By and large, however, the convenience of stepping out of your resort and onto the sand is priceless. It’s easy to see why staying at an oceanfront resort is an absolute must during your vacation in Myrtle Beach.

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Author: Meisha Bochicchio lives in the Myrtle Beach area and works in Marketing. When she is not busy working, she enjoys photography, blogging, and absorbing the beach lifestyle.