Fun Things to Do in Myrtle Beach

Thrilling rides, fascinating museums and relaxing state parks – it’s all just moments away from the Horizon at 77th.

Our family hotel is the ideal starting point for exploring the best Myrtle Beach attractions for both kids and adults. Look a ‘gator in the eye at Alligator Adventure or get your adrenaline fix with a visit to Family Kingdom Amusement Park & Water Park.  

Step back in time by exploring ruins of the fortress-style Atalaya Castle and then admire the pristine beauty of Huntington Beach State Park. Kids will be thrilled by a visit to Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum while Myrtle Beach State Park provides an array of exciting activities the entire family will enjoy. 

Spend the day shopping at the countless stores and malls near the hotel or just relax on the beach and do nothing at all. The choice is yours.

For assistance with arranging tours, recreational activities or anything else you might want to experience during your visit to Myrtle Beach, please ask our friendly staff.

CALENDAR

January 2014
  • January 1 - New Year's Day
  • January 11- Blues a Palooza at House of Blues
  • January 24 - 31st Annual Winter Run, Grande Strand Running Club

 

February 2014

  • February 14 - MyrtleBeach.com Myrtle Beach Marathon
  • February 14 - Neon Night 5K

 

March 2014

  • March 4 - Big South Conference Championship Basketball Tournament
  • March 10 - CanAm Days
  • March 15 - North Myrtle Beach St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival

Alabama Theatre

Located at Barefoot Landing
4750 Highway 17 South
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
Phone: 1(800) 342-2262 1(800) 342-2262  
www.alabama-theatre.com

Alabama Theatre's One The Show, voted #1 Live Theatre By Myrtle Beach Locals and Visitors, delivers an incredible entertainment experience to audiences night after night. It's everything from Country, Rock, Gospel, Pop, Broadway, and family comedy. Audiences will recognize new and past chart topping songs of America's favorite music and be wowed by new Broadway production numbers. The talented entertainers, costumes and special effects will make you feel like you are in New York or Las Vegas.

The Alabama Theatre's other major production is The South's Grandest Christmas Show, which plays November and December, six nights a week with select matinees.

Alabama Theatre presents its 2010 Guest Artists Concert Series, which brings artists like the Oak Ridge Boys, Larry The Cable Guy, and Temptations & Four Tops.. Please visit www.alabama-theatre.com for updated information on One The Show, The South's Grandest Christmas Show and The 2010 Guest Artists Concert.

Alligator Adventure

Hwy 17 at Barefoot Landing
North Myrtle Beach, SC
Phone: 843-361-0789 843-361-0789
www.alligatoradventure.com

Located next to Barefoot Landing, this popular attraction is one of the largest facilities for reptile life in the world. You will be guided through natural swamps and marshes and encounter a variety of reptiles, turtles, giant frogs, and exotic birds from around the world.

Carolina Opry

8901 Highway 17 North
Myrtle Beach, SC
Mile Marker 204
Phone: (800) 843-6779 (800) 843-6779  or (843) 913-4000 (843) 913-4000  
www.thecarolinaopry.com/

The Carolina Opry "An entertainment phenomenon" (Southern Living Magazine). There are two things that you have to see when you come to the Grand Strand: the ocean, and The Carolina Opry. It’s that simple. The first variety show in Myrtle Beach and still the jewel in its crown, The Carolina Opry has for 21 years been thrilling the hundreds of thousands of visitors who pass through its doors each year. The New York Times calls it "hit with visitors," The New York Post calls it "Hot Ticket" and USA Today reports it "Big Hit." "Talk about high energy! That’s entertainment!" (Atlanta Journal-Constitution). The award-winning show blends two hours of critically acclaimed music, comedy and dance – from Broadway to country, from classic pop to rock ’n roll, and gospel to bluegrass. Also featuring "All That" – the hotter-than-hot urban cloggers featured on the hit NBC show "America’s Got Talent." Directed and produced by Calvin Gilmore (performer on the Grand Ole Opry and winner of the Best Producer award at IGCITA in Las Vegas) The Carolina Opry is the only show to receive every top tourism award, including the coveted Governor’s Cup, and Most Outstanding Attraction, the only show that has been voted #1 show every year, and the only show to have an official day (Carolina Opry Day) proclaimed for the State of South Carolina by the Governor. If you only see one show while you're in Myrtle Beach, it must be the show that brought entertainment to Myrtle Beach - The Carolina Opry.

From the moment you enter the stunning two-story marble lobby, you know you are in for an extraordinary experience that your family will remember long after the tans have faded and the sand has been shaken from the shoes.

Family Kingdom Amusement Park & Water Park

300 S. Ocean Blvd
& 3rd Avenue S.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Phone: (843) 626-3447 (843) 626-3447
www.family-kingdom.com

Myrtle Beach's most popular Amusement Park, featuring over 30 rides. The Water Park is Myrtle Beach's only oceanfront water park with three wet & wild water flumes, two speed slides, two intermediate speed slides, and a 400 square foot lazy river with waterfalls.

Legends in Concert

2925 Hollywood Drive
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Phone: 843-238-7827 843-238-7827
www.legendsinconcert.com

Sit back and enjoy the best celebrity impersonators on the Grand Strand. Be amazed at likenesses to Garth Brooks, Elvis, Dolly Parton, Ray Charles, the Blues Brothers and so many more, Legends in Concert offers an entertaining musical variety show like none other on the beach. Every member of your family will have a toe-tapping good time as a steady stream of first-class quality musicians and vocalists accurately perform the greatest hits of the all time greats. Don’t miss out on this unique Myrtle Beach treat.

Medieval Times

2904 Fantasy Way
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
Phone: 1 (800) WE Joust
www.medievaltimes.com

Enjoy a thrilling show while feasting on a 4-course meal. This favored dinner attraction features brave knights in sword fights and hand to hand battles.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

BB&T Coastal Field
1251 21st Avenue North
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
www.myrtlebeachpelicans.com

Come on down to the ball game. Horizon sells tickets to games with The Myrtle Beach Pelicans (affiliated with the Atlanta Braves) at BB&T Coastal Field. Fun for the whole family, this event includes surprises and between-innings action. Splish! and Splash!, the mascots, entertain and encourage the fans during the game.

Palace Theatre

1420 Celebrity Circle
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
1-800-905-4228 1-800-905-4228  
http://www.palacetheatremyrtlebeach.com

The Palace Theatre is located in the heart of Myrtle Beach in the award-winning Broadway at the Beach complex. The Theatre and grounds consist of 20 acres and there are approximately 600 parking and motor coach spaces on premises.

The Theatre itself is an impressive 63,900 square feet and features a nearly 7,000 square foot, golden-domed lobby with three crystal chandeliers and a winged staircase leading up to the mezzanine level. There is no elevator on premises however ample wheelchair seating is provided on the orchestra level.

The Box Office is located inside the main lobby for ticket purchases and pick-up. The Box Office is open from 9am to 9pm Monday through Saturday and 9am to 6pm on Sundays. January hours may vary. Tickets are also available for purchase on our website 24 hours a day.

The main lobby also features a gift shop and several smaller areas for outside vendor set up during special events.

The Palace Theatre has several concessions areas in the lobby and auditorium which offer a variety of food, snacks and candies as well as a selection of sodas, beer & wine.

Pirates Voyage

8901 North Kings Highway
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Phone: (800) 433-4401 (800) 433-4401
www.piratesvoyage.com

In June 2011, Dixie Stampede transformed into Pirates Voyage at a cost of over $11 million in upgrades. The new attraction features a buccaneer battle with a pirate's feast you don't want to miss!

Ripley's Aquarium

1110 Celebrity Circle
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Phone: 1-800-734-8888 1-800-734-8888
www.ripleysaquarium.com

State-of-the-art, 87,000 square-foot aquarium experience, located at Broadway at the Beach. Guests are entertained by some of the world's most beautiful, fascinating and dangerous aquatic life.

Atalaya Castle

Hwy. 17 S., Murrells Inlet
Huntington Beach State Park
Phone: (843) 237-4440 (843) 237-4440

A Spanish fortress-style castle built by the Huntington family as their winter residence. Open to the public year-round.

The Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum

3100 S. Ocean Blvd
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Phone: (843) 238-2510 (843) 238-2510
www.myrtlebeachartmuseum.org

The Grand Strand's home for contemporary art. The Art Museum is a showcase for living artists, dedicated to furthering the visual arts in northeastern South Carolina. Myrtle Beach's very own art museum and the only one of its kind in Horry County. Admission is free

Kaminski House Museum

1003 Front St.
Georgetown, SC
Phone: (843) 546-7706 (843) 546-7706
www.cityofgeorgetownsc.com

This fine townhouse is one of Georgetown's pre-Revolutionary landmarks with a great collection of fine antiques.

Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum

901 N Ocean Blvd
Myrtle Beach, SC
Phone: (843) 448-2331 (843) 448-2331
www.ripleysaquarium.com

This museum of the weird, incredible, rare and unbelievable features 12 unique galleries with hundreds of amazing oddities. Enjoy unique interactive displays, videos and hundreds of Ripley's most interesting discoveries; bizarre one-of-a-kind exhibits, odd rituals from around the world and more

Grapefull Sisters Vineyard

Daily wine tastings & tours. 1-6PM Monday - Saturday

Grand strand vistors can experience wine tastings Mon. - Sat.  from 1pm -6pm just a short drive from Myrtle Beach. Picnics and lazy afternoons in the porch swing with chilled wine are encouraged. Grapefull Sisters Vineyard grows the plump Native American Muscadine grape. Our 8 varieties of wine range from a semi-dry white wine, to a sweet southern traditional red wine. 

www.grapefullsistersvineyards.com

Brookgreen Gardens

Hwy. 17,
Pawleys Island, SC
Phone: (843) 235-6000 (843) 235-6000  or 1-800-849-1931 1-800-849-1931  
www.brookgreen.org

A National Historic Landmark and home of the Huntington Sculpture Garden that features the largest collection of American figurative sculpture in an outdoor setting in the world. It also contains the only American Zoo and Aquarium Association-accredited zoo on the coast of the Carolinas.

Huntington Beach State Park

16148 Ocean HWY
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
Phone: (843) 237-4440 (843) 237-4440
www.southcarolinaparks.com

Huntington Beach State Park offers its visitors the best preserved beach on the Grand Strand. The park has a freshwater lagoon, saltmarsh, maritime forest and beach, providing such prime habitat for birds that the park is widely recognized as one of the best birding sites along the East Coast. Huntington Beach State Park is also the site of the historic "Atalaya" castle.

Myrtle Beach State Park

4401 S Kings Hwy
Myrtle Beach, SC 29575
Phone: (843) 238-5325 (843) 238-5325
www.southcarolinaparks.com

This 312-acre oceanfront park features swimming, fishing, nature hiking & camping. Recreational programs are offered during the summer. On-site naturalist offers year-round programs.

Barefoot Landing

4898 Highway 17 South
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
Phone: 800-272-2320 800-272-2320
http://www.bflanding.com/

The most visited attraction in the state, Barefoot Landing has over 100 specialty shops, 13 restaurants, and entertainment venues. Stroll along the Boardwalk and find national and regional apparel, accessories, and shoe stores. The dock at Barefoot Landing is reminiscent of an old fishing village

Broadway at the Beach

1325 Celebrity Circle
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Phone: 800-734-8888 800-734-8888
www.broadwayatthebeach.com

Over 350 acres, this shopping center has over 100 shops, 20 restaurants, 15 attractions, 11 nightclubs, and theaters. This is also the home to Hard Rock Café. All of this surrounds a 23 acre lake.

Coastal Grand Mall

2000 Coastal Grand Circle
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Phone: 843-839-9100 843-839-9100
www.coastalgrand.com

This shopping center has over 130 shops, dining, and a 16 screen Cinemark theater.

Golf Dimensions

2301 Highway 17 South
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582 S
Phone: 1-888-GOLF-388 1-888-GOLF-388
www.shopgolfdimensions.com

Golf is a quality game and it is the mission of Golf Dimensions to deliver their customers the highest quality at the best value. You can count on them to provide the same great service on-line as they do in their 75,000 square foot "Golf Only" retail stores in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Myrtle Beach Mall

10177 N. Kings Hwy.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
Phone: 843-272-4040 843-272-4040
www.shopmyrtlebeachmall.com

Myrtle Beach Mall is home to over 90 shops including JCPenney, Belk, restaurants, and the ONLY Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World in South Carolina.

Tanger Outlet Center

4635 Factory Stores Blvd
Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
Phone: 843-236-5100 843-236-5100
www.tangeroutlet.com

Shop here and find over 100 brand name manufacturer and designer outlet stores.

X Gym Sports Mall

568 George Bishop PkwyMyrtle Beach, SC 29579
843-236-0009
www.xmyrtlebeach.com

State of the art gym featuring sports (basketball, soccer, football, hockey, tennis, volleyball, ping pong, baseball and softball), crossfit, Zumba, cardio kickboxing, body sculpting, boot camp, pilates and skating. Day passes available for visitors!

Children's Summer Activities

Children's Activities run June 12 through Labor Day, 2013. 

Tuesday

11:30 AM - Sea Shell Search

12:30 PM - Arts & Crafts (fee varies)

1:30 PM - Sand Castle Competition

2:30 PM - Bucket Brigade

3 PM - Shirts to Dye For (cost $10)

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Family Fun Event

Wednesday 

9:30 AM - Sea Shell Search

10:30 AM - Arts & Crafts (fee varies)

11:30 AM - Frisbee Games

12:30 PM - Stylish Hair Wraps ($1 per inch)

2 PM - Pool Games

3 PM - Water Balloon Toss

4 PM - Beach Soccer vs. CW

Thursday

9:30 AM - Shark Tooth Search

10:30 AM - Splashtastic Pool Games

11:30 AM - Arts & Crafts (fee varies)

12:30 PM - Kan Jam Tournament

1:30 PM - Shirts to Dye For (cost $10)

3 PM - Bucket Brigade

4 PM - Capture the Flag vs. CW

Friday

9:30 AM - Water Aerobics

10:30 AM - Stylish Hair Wraps ($1 per inch)

12:00 PM - Water Balloon Toss

1 PM - Sand Castle Competition

2 PM - Pool Games

3 PM - Arts & Crafts (fee varies)

4 PM - Beach Olympics vs. CW

Saturday

9:30 AM - Shark Tooth Search

10:30 AM - Shell Pals

11:30 AM - Arts & Crafts (fee varies)

12:30 PM - Pool Games

1:30 PM - Shirts to Dye For (cost $10)

3 PM - Scavenger Hunt

4 PM - Beach Soccer

 

Sporting Events

Check out local sporting events in Myrtle Beach while staying at the Horizon Hotel!