When you’re headed to South Carolina, Myrtle Beach should be on your list of must-see cities. Whether you like lounging on the beach or barhopping at nightclubs, Myrtle Beach vacation rentals put you close to your favorite activities. With exciting live entertainment, unique festivals, and breathtaking views, Myrtle beach offers plenty of ways to take your getaway to the next level. Check out these local attractions for even more fun during your next vacation.

1. Broadway Grand Prix

If you love speed, check out the go-carts at Broadway Grand Prix. With seven different tracks including a dedicated kids’ zone, it’s easy to compete with others at your same level and waits are usually minimal. This race park also includes a mini-golf course, an arcade, a rock climbing wall, bumper cars, and a sky coaster providing plenty of fun activities for everyone in your party.

2. The Children’s Museum of South Carolina

If you have a youngster in your crew, be sure to check out this children’s museum. Featuring hands-on exhibits, such as a house construction zone and a life-sized pirate ship, this museum pulls you in and keeps you learning. Be sure to check out the exhibits that focus on local ecology and history to tie in with the rest of your vacation.

3. Myrtle Beach State Park

Myrtle Beach State Park provides plenty of opportunities to get close to nature. Try fishing from the park’s long pier (no license required), or check out their guided crabbing programs. Be sure to bring a cooler to keep your catch fresh. The park’s attractions also include biking and hiking trails, swimming areas, playgrounds, and picnic areas, so make a day of it.

4. SkyWheel Myrtle Beach

For a fantastic view of the area, take a ride on the SkyWheel. The gondolas are climate controlled to keep you comfortable regardless of the weather, and the glare-free glass makes it easy to take great pictures.

5. Kirk’s 1890 Ice Cream Parlor

With old-fashioned ambiance and a convenient location right on the Strand, Kirk’s is the perfect place for a frozen treat on a hot day. Offering a large selection of hard ice cream flavors, decadent sundae concoctions, and fresh waffle cones, Kirk’s has a variety of options for satisfying your sweet tooth.

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6. Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum

Housed in a classic beach cottage, this cozy museum features 10 revolving exhibits of great artists past and present. The museum has regular family days with children’s activities and a glass-enclosed tearoom where you can sample scrumptious views as well as an assortment of teas and cookies.

7. New South Brewing

Beer lovers are sure to enjoy this brewery tour complete with a tasting room for a chance to find your favorites. Pick up a six-pack to take back to your vacation rental and browse the selection of gift items for souvenirs to take back home.

8. La Belle Amie Vineyard

If wine is more your thing, head over to La Belle Amie Vineyard, home of Twisted Sisters wines. This working vineyard offers regular tours, a tasting room, and an extensive gift shop. Take some time to sit on the comfortable rocking chairs on the porch, enjoying the country air or walk the shores of the picturesque duck pond. There is also a picnic area so feel free to bring along your lunch.

9. Pine Lakes Country Club

For a true southern golfing experience, check out the historical course at Pine Lakes Country Club. This fully restored course was originally constructed in 1927 among sand dunes close to the ocean. While you’re at the club, stop in at the Robert White Pub for a drink or lunch before or after your round.

10. Ocean Annie’s Beach Bar

Stop by Ocean Annie’s for fantastic live musical entertainment and dancing right on the beach. Shaded outdoor seating lets you enjoy the ocean view and breezes along with Annie’s selection of over-the-top specialty beverages.

11. Myrtle Beach Speedway

If you love NASCAR, head to Myrtle Beach Speedway, and choose your level of immersion. In addition to regular races, the track-offers ride along opportunities as well as the NASCAR Racing Experience, your chance to drive a real race car at high speed around the track.

12. Family Kingdom Amusement Park

Family Kingdom Amusement Park couples the feeling of an old-fashioned family-oriented park with exciting rides sure to please the thrill-seekers in your group. Pack a picnic at your vacation rental, and head to the amusement park for a day of nonstop fun. Don’t forget to bring your swimsuits for a slow ride along the lazy river or a quick splash from the speed slides. After you dry off, hit up the coasters, or enjoy the view from the Ferris wheel. The park also has kiddie rides and a splash park for little ones.

13. Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center

Realistic, life-size wax sculptures are the heart of this museum. Take your photo with these stars from the past or the present. This entertainment center also has a zombie-themed haunted house plus a princess-themed mirror maze for the younger set.

14. Myrtle Beach Family Golf

Myrtle Beach Family Golf takes miniature golf to a new level. Featuring five courses of different difficulty levels with fun themes and animatronic figures, this golf course provides you with plenty of different options for a little activity and some friendly competition.

15. Myrtle Beach Safari

From elephants to tigers to chimpanzees, Myrtle Beach Safari gets you up close to wildlife. Take the guided walk through this 50-acre preserve for an interactive, hands-on experience with some of its inhabitants. These wildlife encounters offer once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to touch and feed exotic animals for an unforgettable vacation experience.

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