Myrtle Beach is full of tourist attractions. So, which ones are a must for locals to experience? Check out our list below!
Broadway at the Beach is a Myrtle Beach staple. The outdoor shopping, dining and entertainment center is stationed along Lake Broadway and has something for everyone to enjoy. In addition, a variety of events and festivals take place along Broadway at the Beach so be sure to check their schedule of events.
Named one of the Top 10 Gardens in the United States by TripAdvisor, Brookgreen Gardens is a must-see for locals. The property extends over 9,100-acres and includes a sculpture garden and wildlife preserve. They also have various events throughout the year for locals and tourists alike to experience the beauty of these stunning grounds.
The Carolina Opry first opened in 1986 and has since been one of the most popular live music venues in Myrtle Beach. Shows range in genre from country to rock to gospel to showtunes. One of the Carolina Opry’s most popular shows is their Christmas special – but be sure to get your tickets well in advance.
Escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and immerse yourself in nature at Myrtle Beach State Park. The park expands over 312 acres and provides visitors with numerous outdoor activities. Visitors can hike through one of their nature trails, learn how to fish or relax on the beach. If you want to make it a weekend activity, you can also reserve a spot on their campground for an overnight retreat.
Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach
Whether you need an activity for a rainy day or a break from summer’s smoldering heat, Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach is a great place to visit. The aquarium provides visitors with a variety of exhibits – including a large underwater tunnel where you can be surrounded by sharks, eels and other intriguing sea creatures. They also offer special behind-the-scenes tours where you can get up close and personal to some of the animals.