The Myrtle Beach area is well-known as a premier vacation destination for families and other groups. And with such a long list of family-friendly activities and attractions to choose from in the area, this reputation is well-deserved.
But for those traveling on their own — or those who may be venturing out solo while other members of their travel party are busy elsewhere — the Grand Strand also shines. Consider these seven Myrtle Beach area activities and attractions that are not only great to visit with a group, but also worth checking out on your own:
Dropping a line from a pier over the Atlantic Ocean offers you the opportunity to do some over-the-water saltwater fishing without the need for a boat. And in the Myrtle Beach area, there are multiple great places to do just that — most of which will rent needed equipment to visiting anglers, sell them bait and allow fishing for a small fee. Some of the leading options in the area include:
– Cherry Grove Pier, 3500 N. Ocean Boulevard, North Myrtle Beach
– Myrtle Beach State Park Pier, 4401 S. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach
– Second Avenue Pier, 110 N. Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach
– Pier 14, 1306 N. Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach
– Apache Pier, 9700 Kings Road, Myrtle Beach
The Myrtle Beach area is home to a long list of world-class entertainment venues, and most present live shows regularly. Some of the top options here include The Carolina Opry Theater, Legends in Concert, Alabama Theatre, Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show, and Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament.
Found at Myrtle Beach shopping/dining/entertainment hot spot Broadway at the Beach, Ripley’s Aquarium offers visitors a peek into the ocean depths — no wetsuit needed. Attractions here include a 750,000-gallon shark tank, the Penguin Playhouse, Ray Bay and much more.
Located on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, Fun Plaza Family Fun Center offers a huge collection of classic and newer games like Skee Ball, pinball, Pac Man, air hockey, claw machines … and the list goes on. Many of the games award tickets that, after the fun is done, can be traded in for prizes to take home.
The Myrtle Beach area is loaded with natural beauty, and some of the area’s hiking trails offer the perfect opportunity to escape into nature and soak in some solitude. Some of the best area spots for taking a solo stroll include Myrtle Beach State Park, Huntington Beach State Park, Brookgreen Gardens, the Vereen Memorial Historical Gardens and the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex.
Myrtle Beach is, of course, known for its wide and sandy beaches — and the area is home to more than 60 miles of them. And whether you prefer to relax and soak up the sun or splash into the ocean waves, the Grand Strand is a perfect place to sink your toes into the sand and take in the coastal views.
When you’re ready to spend some time on the South Carolina coast — solo or with your vacation crew — book your getaway at The Strand Resort in Myrtle Beach. With our wide range of comfortable accommodation options and array of on-site amenities, you’re sure to create some long-lasting memories during your Grand Strand escape.