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Our Top 10 Myrtle Beach Recommendations

Here are our favorite things to see and do in Myrtle Beach.
Some are well know, some not so well known. Have a look around as we have included photos, videos, information and links.
They are in no particular order.

1. The Beaches

Myrtle Beach is famous for its clean beaches, white sand, and sparkling water.  The climate in the spring, summer, and fall is ideal for s swimming, sun bathing, parasailing, and banana boat rides. Beach access is always free in Myrtle Beach.

Enjoy a walk along the beautiful white sand on the beach.

In season, life guards are present. The lifeguards rent beach chairs and umbrellas.

Watch the sunrise from our oceanfront balconies or take a walk down to the beach for to take a picture of your family with the sunrise in the background.

The city works very hard to keep the beach clean. Overnight, they run a beach sweeper on the beach raking through the sand to clean and trash and some of the seashells to make the beach more enjoyable for everyone.

Ocean Blue Resort Beach

2. Broadway at the Beach

Located on 350 acres of fun and adventure, Broadway at the Beach features shopping, dining, nightlife, and entertainment. It is one of the most popular destinations in the the Myrtle Beach Area. With its great location, convenient parking and wide range of outstanding activities for visitors of all ages, it’s the perfect place to make magical memories of your own.

Ocean Blue Resort Ripley's Aquarium

Ripley’s aquarium, Wonderworks ‘amusement park for your mind’, shopping, dining, plus many other attractions

3. Market Common

A new upscale downtown area to satisfy your shopping, dining, and movie theater cravings.

The Market Common is a new upscale downtown area a short 2 miles west of the Ocean Blue Resort. It includes many upscale stores, restaurants, and a movie theater.

4. Savannah's Playground

Savannah’s playground is located in Market Common. It is a multi-acre playground featuring ADA approved playground equipment so children of all abilities have the opportunity to play together and have fun. There are musical play equipment amongst the trees that play just like actual instruments. There is an early childhood playground as well as a school aged playground.

5. Myrtle Beach SkyWheel

Get a rare bird’s eye view for miles of our breathtaking high-rise hotel skyline and sky-blue Atlantic waters from the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel

Ocean Blue SkyWheel

The Myrtle Beach SkyWheel was the first observation wheel of its kind in the United States when it opened on May 20, 2011. Standing 200-feet above sea level, the SkyWheel gives you a whole new perspective of all the beauty the Grand Strand has to offer. You and your family get a rare bird’s eye view for miles of our breathtaking high-rise hotel skyline and sky-blue Atlantic waters. Whether you take flight day or night, the takeaway will be unforgettable from the first second of your takeoff. Your flight begins when you enter one of the 42 climate controlled and fully enclosed gondolas. Open all year long, you are always sure to enjoy a relaxing and comfortable flight, no matter the temperature outside. It’s one of the best things to do in Myrtle Beach!

6. Murrels Inlet Marshwalk

“Where the fun, the view, and the music is always free!”

Murrels Inlet Marshwalk

Murrels Inlet is about 12 miles south of Myrtle Beach. The MarshWalk, located in the heart of the historic fishing village of Murrells Inlet is a ½ mile wooden boardwalk along a natural saltwater estuary.  The MarshWalk proudly boasts the most spectacular waterfront dining along the Grand Strand, set against one of nature’s most beautiful stage shows.  Savory lowcountry cuisine is bountiful here; so are fresh seafood, the finest steaks, and a range of mouthwatering delicacies prepared by award-winning chefs. As warm salt-air breezes drift across the water and the marsh grasses dance, great white herons, blue herons, pelicans and more plunder through the pluff mud in search of the water’s treasures. Along this waterfront boardwalk days are filled with adventure, nights accented with swaying Palmettos and dancing, together with the ocean’s greatest treasure – fresh seafood! Sunsets arrive in true golden splendor just in time to highlight the boats returning for the evening.  Enjoy waterfront dining, live music nightly, water sports, charter fishing,  sightseeing tours, kayaking, shopping and seasonal local events – all along on the MarshWalk. And remember,  there’s never a cover charge on the MarshWalk!

7. Crazy Sister Marina

The Crazy Sister Marina is located 12 miles south of Myrtle Beach

Enjoy deep sea fishing on a charter boat or the head boat The New Inlet Princess.

Go for a ride on the Pirate Boat.

Search for and find dolphins.

Go inshore or near shore fishing on a charter boat.

 

8. Miniature Golf

Dozens of different miniature golf course are in the Myrtle Beach area.

Myrtle Beach Miniature Golf

9. Golf

Myrtle Beach is known for its many golf courses. Below are a few examples.

The Tournament Players Club of Myrtle Beach (TPC Myrtle Beach) invites you to test yourself against the greats of golf who have made their mark on this difficult 18-hole, par 72 undulating course. Tom Watson, Lanny Wadkins, Gary Player, Lee Trevino, and Ray Floyd number among the golf legends who have pitted themselves against the complexities of this Tour-caliber course. (12 miles from Ocean Blue)

TPC Myrtle Beach

 Indian Wells Golf Club attracts golfers who are looking for a course that is fair – a little bit challenging but not tricky. Players can expect pure enjoyment with plenty of high risk-reward opportunities. Strategy, not brute force, is the name of the game on this 18-hole, par 72 course designed by legendary architect Gene Hamm. The inexpensive price point, where the value far exceeds the cost, is an added attraction. (9 miles from Ocean Blue)

Indian Wells Golf Club

Indigo Creek Golf Club is in the very heart of the Grand Strand’s “Low Country” plantation area in Murrells Inlet, just 10 minutes south of Myrtle Beach. The back nine is set among giant oaks and a flowing creek.(10 miles from Ocean Blue)

Indigo Creek Golf Club

 

10. Outlet Shopping

There are two Tanger Outlet locations in the Myrtle Beach Area.

One of the Tanger Outlets is located on Highway 17, heading north from the Ocean Blue Resort.

The second Tanger Outlet is located Northwest from the Ocean Blue Resort.

We recommend visiting their websites. They usually have coupon books for pick up in the guest service area for additional savings off of the outlet prices.

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