David Abolafia

Year-Round Discoveries in Myrtle Beach

David Abolafia

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In a coastal community like Myrtle Beach, the sun, sand and water will always be popular attractions – but your enjoyment of them will largely depend upon the time of year. Fortunately for travelers, there Is much more to “the Golf Capital of the World” than just a beautiful shoreline. For example:

  • Broadway at the Beach – An enticing collection of activities that are always fun and festive, with fine restaurants, exciting attractions, dynamic shopping, theaters and attractions. These include the Backstage Mirror Maze, the BigD…Ultimate Movie Experience, Dragon’s Lair Fantasy Golf, Myrtle Waves Water Park, the Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment center and WonderWorks.
  • TicketReturn.com Field – A great place to catch a minor league game, and home to the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, a Class A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs in the Carolina League. It is also the finish point of the annual Bi-Lo Myrtle Beach Marathon, held every February. Further, season 3 of the popular HBO series “Eastbound & Down” was filmed there.
  • New South Brewing – A small microbrewery located in the heart of Myrtle Beach. Since its beginning in 1998, the mission of New South Brewing has been a simple one: supply those living in or visiting South Carolina with fresh and flavorful ales and lagers. On Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3 pm, you can tour the facility (and enjoy free samples).
  • Myrtle Beach SkyWheel – Situated as a centerpiece of the 1.2 mile-long Oceanfront Boardwalk and Promenade, the SkyWheel (pictured above) is surrounded by some tasty eats, great shopping and the pristine sands of the Atlantic. When you’re done having your breath taken away by the view from your flight, browse the LandShark SurfShack and then grab a bite at the LandShark Bar & Grill. To get a preview of a SkyWheel flight, check out the video below.
  • Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum – Dedicated to being one of the finest visual arts museums in the Carolinas, with 10 galleries of changing exhibits throughout the year. At any time, you might enjoy watercolors, oils, textiles, sculpture, ceramics or photography. The museum also periodically features selected exhibits from its permanent collections.
  • The Market Common – A place where you can experience exceptional shopping and dining in a beautifully designed village setting. From the nation’s most celebrated names in retail to ice cream and pizza for the kids, and from one-of-a-kind restaurants to the most comfortable movie theater at the beach, The Market Common in always worth your time.
  • Ripley’s Aquarium – A unique collection of animals exhibits, in the tradition of the Ripley name. Check out the new SLIME exhibit: Find out why lobsters pee on each other, and why Mudpuppies have such a cute name. You’ll come face-to-face with Green Moray eels and enjoy the beautiful view of Parrot Fish. From Soapfish to Spaghetti Worms to Moon Snails, there are so many new animals to meet.
  • Family Kingdom – An old-time warm, friendly amusement park by the sea. Hold on as the Swamp Fox wooden roller coaster takes your breath away at every turn, splash down on our Log Flume, free-fall 110 feet in our Slingshot Drop Zone, bounce a bit on our bumper cars or hit the Go-Kart tracks. And don’t forget, Family Kingdom’s Oceanfront Water Park, Splashes, is just across the street.
  • Wheels of Yesteryear – This museum showcases one of the Southeast’s most impressive collections of vintage American-made automobiles in one location. Many of the cars on display at Wheels of Yesteryear consist of Chrysler/Dodge/Plymouth MOPAR cars, along with various other American muscle cars. The inventory is rotated each January in order to offer the broadest exposure to the entire range of the collection.

And that’s just a taste of what you can experience in Myrtle Beach. There’s plenty more to discover for yourself in this beautiful South Carolina city, including the dozens of golf courses that give the town its nickname . To plan a trip to Myrtle Beach, or to any of our other charming travel destinations, give us a call at (888) 269-0182 Mon – Fri 9am to 5pm.

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