Things To Do In Myrtle Beach
Year after year, visitors return to Myrtle Beach to enjoy endless activities and the warm Carolina sunshine, surrounded by crisp waters and limitless things to do. Myrtle Beach is part of the "The Grand Stand" area, where couples and families flock to enjoy shopping, dining, entertainment and golfing all year round.
Let Avista Resort serve as your gateway to the best activities and sights the area has to offer. This stunning oceanfront Myrtle Beach hotel puts relaxation within your reach and when you're finished unwinding on the beach and ready for some fun, you're sure to find something for the whole family just around the corner. Here, you'll uncover everything from championship golf to children's programs, dinner theaters, theme parks and a variety of exciting outdoor adventures.
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Brighten up your beach vacation for the holidays!
Bring your loved ones to the The Great Christmas Light Show that is sure to capture the spirit of the season! The car drive will feature over 2 million lights festively displayed along a 1.5 mile drive throughout the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex. Over 500 magical light displays, some up to 55 feet tall, have been custom made for The Great Christmas Light Show. Stop by our front desk to purchase your discounted tickets and create a perfect holiday memory. Open Nightly November 24th - December 9th!
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.
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 experince that they whole family can enjoy. Click here for more information.
MYRTLE 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.
Depending on the ages and inclinations of your family members, either of these dinner 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.
Pirates Voyage - Dinner & Show
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.
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 + 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.
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.
The Alabama Theatre celebrates its 23rd year with its new production of ONE The Show. It was voted as the #1 live Entertainment Theatre by Myrtle Beach visitors and locals, and nominated for CMA Venue of the Year. The Alabama Theatre introduces ONE The Show. ONE combines extraordinary talent, icon production numbers, and extravagant costuming with it songs from many exciting musical genres into production. Critics are calling it "Simply the best." The show has delivered another mega hit. IT brings audiences an incredible entertainment experience featuring everthing from country, gospel, boradway, pop, and rock to plenty of hilarious family comedy. For More information, pleaseClick Here or call 1-800-342-2262.
Legend's In Concert
Legend's 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, pleaseClick Here or call 843-238-7827.
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.
Catch the latest blockbuster, seek out a day of thrills at Family Kingdom Amusement Park, or cool off on a hot summer day at one of the area's nearby water parks.
Wander the dunes, forests, trails and wildlife habitats of Myrtle Beach State Park, or journey through time, back to the 1700s, at the Kaminski House Museum.
Whether you are looking for a place to climb on a treadmill, pump some iron, shoot some hoops or just relax and take in a ballgame - Myrtle Beach has loads of activities tailor-made for fitness and sports-minded guests.
Catch local, regional, national and international acts right here at the beach! From Snoop Dog to Jersey Nights to the Oak Ridge Boys, Myrtle Beach attracts some of the top talent in the world!
House of Blues
Once the sun goes down over Myrtle Beach, the lights go up at entertainment venues up and down the Grand Strand. Take in a live musical or comedy performance at the Alabama Theatre or enjoy a four-course feast and an evening of jousting and sword-fighting knights at the Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament.
The Carolina Opry
Legends in Concert
(843) 238 - 7827
Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
Pirates Voyage - Dinner & Show
Coastal Carolina University, Cultural Arts
Get up close and personal with real live ‘gators at Alligator Adventure, brave the thrill rides at Family Kingdom Amusement Park or navigate the water wonders of Ripley’s Aquarium.
Backstage Mirror Maze
Barefoot Princess Riverboat
Battleship North Carolina
Big M Casino
Cane Patch Par 3 & Driving Range
Captain Hook's Adventure Golf
Carolina Backwoods ATV Adventure Tours
Children's Museum of South Carolina
Dragon's Lair Fantasy Golf
Family Kingdom Amusement Park & Oceanfront Water Park
Frank Theatres Cine Grille & Bowl
Grapefull Sisters Wineyard
Jungle Lagoon Mini Golf
Jungle Safari Golf
Midway Par 3
Myrtle Beach Adrenaline Adventures
Myrtle Beach Pelicans
Myrtle Beach Skywheel
Myrtle Beach Speedway
Myrtle Waves Water Park
NASCAR Racing Experience
Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum
Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum
Ripley's Haunted Adventure
Ripley's Mirror Maze
Ripley's Moving Theater
Shipwreck Island Adventure Golf
Soar + Explore
Wheels of Yesteryear
Wild Water & Wheels