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Exciting Myrtle Beach Attractions and Activities Near The Horizon on 77th

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.

Looking for the perfect way to unwind on your vacation? Uncork the sweeter side of North Myrtle beach, SC at Duplin Winery, makers of America's favorite Muscadine wine. Grab a glass and not only taste some the most delicious wine, but watch the bottling process, relax in the courtyard, or shop in the retail store for Duplin Gourmet, wine accessorires, and other souvenirs to take home. Wine tastings are available to add to your reservation. 

Experience a one hour adventure that begins at the dock, where Blackbeard's crew will your transform all the little mates into little buccaneers including face painting, pirate attire, and even a cool pirate name. They will sail off to find blackbeard's treasure and protect the ship from other fearsome pirates.

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Have a myrtle beach adventure. Take a tour of the coastline with Myrtle Beach Dolphin Cruises. Not only with you get to cruise along the beautiful ocean, but you get to watch as dolphins follow along behind. It's a fun experience that they whole family can enjoy. Click here for more information.

It’s showtime! A new dimension of family fun hits Broadway at the Beach with a first-of-its-kind attraction—The Simpsons in 4D. This all-new experience features Springfield’s Aztec Theater and Kwik-E-Mart. Guests will rub elbows with the town’s popular residents including America’s favorite family, The Simpsons. This ticketed attraction includes a fully themed lobby and theater experience. Guests join Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and the youngest Simpsons, Maggie in a new 4D Experience® adventure. Next visit the immersive, fully themed iconic convenience store, which sells a wide array of products including Buzz Cola, Heat-Lamp Hot Dogs, and Lard Lad Donuts. Guests can quench their thirst by choosing from a tasty selection of show-inspired Squishee flavors. In addition to these Springfield staples, the Kwik-E-Mart offers a variety of food and beverage options, as well as unique The Simpsons merchandise.

The Alabama Theatre's exciting productions are the highlight of family vacations with ONE The Show delivering America's best music, dance and comedy February through October. In November and December, the South's Grandest Christmas Show brings the joy of the Holiday Season to the stage. When our all-star cast takes a night off, Guest Artist Concerts showcase the biggest names in Country, Motown, Pop, and Comedy.

For more information about shows, ticket prices, or general information check out our website at www.alabama-theatre.com or call our Box Office at 843-272-1111!

Legends in Concert's state-of-the-art theater is located conveniently in the heart of Myrtle Beach at Broadway at the Beach. Visitors not only get to experience the World's Grlatest Live Tribute Show but can also indulge in the bountiful and wide selection of shopping, attractions, and dining choices located right next door to the theater. Each season features a new lineup of tributes to today and yesterday's greatest musical legends; all backed by a hot live band and electrifying dancers. For More information, please Click Here or call 843-238-7827.

Pirates Voyage is the most fun place to eat! See their amazing aerial acrobatic acts. Be amazed matey, as me pirates battle each other on deck, in water and in the sky above me full sized pirate ships in a 15-foot deep indoor hideaway lagoon! Landlubbers, be ye prepared for spectacular acrobatic competitions, live animals, beautiful mermaids and more. Join me crew for a delicious four course pirate feast! A Dolly Parton Company.

Depending on the ages and inclinations of your family members, either of these theater-style shows may be appropriate and fun for the whole family. The Carolina Opry is a world-famous musical variety show with comedy acts, musical performances and dance numbers in styles ranging from country, to rock n' roll, to bluegrass and more.

 

Myrtle Beach BoardwalkMYRTLE BEACH BOARDWALK

The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is the tourist heart of the city. Stretching down 1.2 miles of beautiful shoreline, it has been ranked by Travel and Leisure Magazine as the second best boardwalk in the country. It is home to weekly family-friendly attractions such as carnivals, music shows, live performances and more. You can go shopping down the middle section, catch a bite to eat and take in the local flair. Down the Southern Promenade, an oceanfront park affords travelers the chance to sit, have lunch and enjoy the view.

 

MYRTLE WAVES AND FAMILY KINGDOM

MYRTLE WAVES AND FAMILY KINGDOM

Both Myrtle Waves and Family Kingdom have received national accolades. Myrtle Waves is one of the largest water parks on the East Coast, with dozens of rides and attractions, cabana rentals, shopping and family-friendly dining. Family Kingdom was listed in the top five U.S. amusement parks by a 2007 TripAdvisor survey. Admission is free, although each ride requires a separate small payment. Entertainers such as stilt walkers, magicians, clowns, balloon sculptors, jugglers and face painters roam the park and perform for free.

SOAR + EXPLORESOAR + EXPLORE

This place is a favorite among families who love the outdoors. Soar + Explore has prepared a number of adventures for visitors, including themed rope courses and zip lines set 50 feet above ground.

WONDERWORKSWONDERWORKS

This indoor entertainment park is considered a major attraction in the area where vacationers can take in over 100 exhibits, including a virtual roller coaster and hurricane-force winds. Visit WonderWorks if you need a break from the sun or if you are looking for some family-friendly nightly entertainment. 

 

January - Restaurant Week gives visitors an opportunity to sample fare from the best local eateries.

February - The Conway Chocolate Walk features the divine combination of chocolate and shopping with decadent treats distributed by over 25 shops and restaurants in downtown Conway.

March - Spring break is better at the annual Canadian-American Days held in Myrtle Beach each March. The event features concerts, games, sporting events and plenty of golf.

April - Art lovers will enjoy a trip to the annual Art in the Park, held one weekend each April and sponsored by the Waccamaw Arts and Crafts Guild.

May - Seafood and great music take center stage each May at the Blue Crab Festival held along the Little River waterfront.

June through August - As summer settles in, vacationers can enjoy free Christian music concerts each Sunday at the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk with Sunday Celebrations.

September - Another weekend full of extra fun in Myrtle Beach comes with the Beach, Boogie, and Barbecue Festival over Labor Day weekend. Fill up on delicious barbecue, browse arts and crafts, listen to live bands, and enjoy unique entertainment all weekend long.

September - Arts, crafts and delicious foods are available at festivals throughout Myrtle Beach the last week in September. Enjoy the Atalaya Arts and Crafts Festival, the Irish Italian Festival and St. John’s Greek Festival.

October - The kids will enjoy art, music and food while Mom and Dad enjoy the entertainment along with a little wine tasting at the Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art the first two weeks of October.

November - Get into the holiday spirit early with the holiday-shopper’s delightful Snowball Drop on the second Saturday in November in downtown Conway. Catch as many "snowballs” as you can to win discounts and giveaways from local businesses.

December - Guests can enjoy the Carolina Opry’s unparalleled Christmas special as well as other holiday events throughout the Myrtle Beach area.

Hwy 17 at Barefoot Landing
North Myrtle Beach, SC 
Phone: 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.

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

www.family-kingdom.com 


Myrtle Beach's most popular Amusement Park attraction, 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.

2904 Fantasy Way
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579

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.

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.

1420 Celebrity Circle
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
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 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 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.

1110 Celebrity Circle
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Phone: 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.

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


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

3100 S. Ocean Blvd
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Phone: (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.

 

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

www.cityofgeorgetownsc.com


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

901 N Ocean Blvd
Myrtle Beach, SC
Phone: (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 at this Myrtle Beach attraction. 

Daily wine tastings & tours: 1-6 p.m. Monday - Saturday

Grand Strand visitors can experience wine tastings Mon. - Sat.  from 1 p.m.-6 p.m. 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

Hwy. 17
Pawleys Island, SC
Phone: (843) 235-6000 or 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.

16148 Ocean HWY
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
Phone: (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.

4401 S Kings Hwy
Myrtle Beach, SC 29575
Phone: (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.

4898 Highway 17 South
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
Phone: 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.

1325 Celebrity Circle
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Phone: 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.

2000 Coastal Grand Circle
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Phone: 843-839-9100

www.coastalgrand.com


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

10177 N. Kings Hwy.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
Phone: 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.

4635 Factory Stores Blvd
Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
Phone: 843-236-5100

www.tangeroutlet.com


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

568 George Bishop Pkwy
Myrtle 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 Activities run June 12 through Labor Day. 

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