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There is a serious plus side to being a local in Myrtle Beach: you know where all the best spots to eat and shop are, among other things. However, there’s also a reason why tourists come in droves to Myrtle Beach. There are so many fun tourist activities to take part in here. So that’s why we recommend becoming a tourist for a day every now and then to take in all the things the area offers its visitors. Below you’ll find six places you can become a Myrtle Beach tourist for a day.
Broadway at the Beach
Broadway at the Beach truly has something for everyone. There are tons of restaurants and shops to explore. Plus there is the Wonderworks attraction where you get entertainment and education from more than 100 hands on exhibits. There’s also Ripley’s Aquarium, and the Pavilion where you’ll find rides and attractions. Make sure to schedule lots of time here so you can get the whole experience.
Myrtle Beach declares itself to be the “Golf Capital of the World” so it makes sense that it is also full of miniature golf courses. There are tons of themes: pirates, shipwrecks, plane crash, volcano, dinosaur, tropical, shark attack, and even the lost city of Atlantis. The latter is found at Mt. Atlanticus Minotaur Golf, where it’s said that part of the lost city was transported to the main drag in Myrtle Beach by a minotaur named Goff. If you’re looking to while away an afternoon like a Myrtle Beach tourist, mini golf may be just the ticket!
Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
Looking for dinner and a show Myrtle Beach tourist style? Look no further than Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament. Feast on royal grub that you eat with your hands while you watch the tournament unfold before you in a show of horsemanship and sword work. Each section of the audience is given a knight to root for when they are seated. There’s also falconry!
If you’re acting like a tourist during the summer, then Myrtle Waves Water Park is a must. With high intensity body and tube slides for the thrill seekers and tamer family attractions like the wave pool and lazy river, there is something for everybody. There are even designated areas for toddlers and kids under 42″.
Family Kingdom Amusement Park
Nothing says tourist like an amusement park and Family Kingdom is perfect for a day of fun. Choose between the water park and the amusement park. You’ll find roller coasters and thrill rides, kids rides, games, entertainment, racing rides, bumper cares, an arcade and more. There are beach views too, so the charm of Myrtle Beach shines through.
SkyWheel Myrtle Beach
If you want a sky-high view of the area, then make like a Myrtle Beach tourist and take a ride on the SkyWheel. The 42 gondolas on the SkyWheel are climate controlled, so it’s never too hot or cold for a ride. The wheel rises 20 stories into the air for an unparalleled view of the beach and its surroundings. It’s open day and night, so you can choose which time is best for you.