Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is a huge vacation destination for travellers year-round and with all it has to offer, it’s a great place for seniors to vacation as well. With beautiful beaches including the 60-mile Grand Strand, vacationers can soak up the sun but also enjoy time spent inside the city and even on the golf course with over 100 courses in the area. Here are some activities senior’s can enjoy during their time in Myrtle Beach.
Best Activities for Seniors Visiting Myrtle Beach
1. Relax on the beach
If you enjoy beautiful weather, the sounds of the ocean and the beautiful scenery it provides, take a relaxing walk or take a seat on the brown sugar-colored sand offered by Myrtle Beach on its 60-mile grand strand of beaches. The beaches are a little more crowded during the summer months of June, July and August, but they’re very spacious and have plenty of room for everyone especially away from Central Myrtle Beach, if you head down to North or South Myrtle Beach areas.
2. Attend a Minor League Baseball Game
Myrtle Beach is home to a very popular Minor League Baseball team, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans. The Pelicans are the single-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs and if you head to TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark and catch a game, you’ll no doubt have a great experience. It’s a very senior friendly ballpark, as minor league baseball is in general. It’s quieter and you can see the baseball game with a more intimate feel with the stadium having a much smaller capacity than at professional stadiums.
3. Go on a boat cruise
Myrtle Beach, being on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean with the Intracoastal Waterway to the east, offers a wide variety of boat cruises that can be a lot of fun. You could take a dinner cruise on the Intracoastal Waterway or you could have a livelier, exciting experience on the Big M Casino Boat, which offers Vegas-style gambling, all you can eat buffets and live entertainment. Some boat cruises also offer dolphin excursions in the Atlantic, which can be a lot of fun for seniors who enjoy connecting with nature.
4. Simply go fishing at the piers
The Myrtle Beach area is home to some of the largest fishing piers on the entire East Coast and if you’re looking for a relaxing time, but don’t want to just lie on the beach, enjoy some fun fishing into the Atlantic Ocean. The Apache Pier, Cherry Grove Pier, Myrtle Beach State Park Pier and Surfside Pier are just a few of the clean, senior friendly piers in the area that are frequented by fishers daily.
5. Go Golfing
South Carolina is known as a senior-friendly vacation destination for it’s great golf and Myrtle Beach is no exception. You can find dozens of great golf courses in the area whether you’re a serious golfer or you just enjoy playing the sport. Some of the best courses in the area to check out are the Dunes Golf and Beach Resort, TPC Myrtle Beach, Caledonia Golf Course, among many others. Bring your clubs and swing away on some of the nicest courses in the country that offer great weather, scenic views and fun golf year-round.
6. Visit the Art Museum of Myrtle Beach
If you’re looking to get out of the sun for an afternoon, check out the award-winning Art Museum of Myrtle Beach, named after Franklin G. Burroughs and Simeon B. Chapin. The museum is a beautiful three-story house at the ocean, but is much more sophisticated on the inside. The museum has national exhibits from artists such as Frank Lloyd Wright and his amazing architecture as well as works from smaller, regional artists showing creations of southern influence and beautiful photography of underwater sea-life. The art museum is home to beautiful works, and is undoubtedly a great place for all to visit, including seniors.
This article was written by Cameron Lafontaine.