See Myrtle Beach History, Music, and More on Tours

Sometimes, all you need to know about Myrtle Beach is how to get here. But there’s a lot more to this place than fun in the sun. There’s history, art, music, food … all the good things in life.

 

It’s fun to venture out and learn a bit about the Grand Strand, but you can get a little help, too.

 

Let’s take a look some entertaining and informative tours you can take while in Myrtle Beach.

This one covers so much, from a coming-of-age period for Myrtle Beach in the 20s to today. Crews have filmed many movies here or premiered them on the Grand Strand, and music is a huge part of history here.

 

You’ll meet with fellow tourists at The Market Common, in front of Grand 14 Theater, in the morning. Arrive early to visit a cafe; move on to posh restaurants and shops when the tour returns at noon. Enjoy the comfort of an enclosed, climate-controlled ride, too.

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

Tour the Market Common District, the site of the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base and Army Air Corp Airfield in WWII. See Warbird Park, home of military planes and memorabilia. 

 

The tour treats two groups to a catered reception and presentation before or after the ride. In its fifth season, this tour features its creator as narrator. A  figure in the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base history speaks during the reception at Tupelo Honey.

Get away from it all for a trip on the cypress-lined Waccamaw River and Intracoastal Waterway. This guided boat tour takes you to creeks and swamps in search of birds and other wildlife along the refuge.

 

Birds often spotted on this tour:

  • Cormorants
  • Egret
  • Heron
  • Osprey 

… and more. We recommend bringing binoculars. Note: Admission to Waccatee Zoo is extra. 

Beach and the ocean

It’s a nature lover’s must-see experience of scenic wetlands and wildlife preserves. See Loggerhead Turtles and other endangered species at the Environmental Education Center.

 

See alligators, various birds, mink, and more in the freshwater lake along the causeway. This was once winter home for sculptor Anna Hyatt and philanthropist Archer Huntington. This park and nearby Brookgreen Gardens are their legacy to visitors today.

Stay at The Strand Resort

You’re in for a great stay at The Strand Resort, with an amazing ocean view from your room and poolside. You’ll find comfortable accommodations on a beautiful property — a place you’ll want to return to when you visit the Grand Strand again. There’s free hot breakfast daily and other on-site dining options, too. See The Strand’s other amenities and book your stay today.

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