13 Unique Things to Do in Myrtle Beach

Horseback Riding at Inlet Point Plantation

Hitch up and have a great time at Inlet Point Plantation, which offers horseback riding and horseback rentals for all types of adventurers. Let them guide you on a peaceful tour around the plantation on their beautiful horses in a stunning setting you’ll long remember.

Once the home to Fort Randall, a confederate fort from 1861 to 1863, this was a very active area during the Civil War. They say that Billy the Kid once lived here and even Blackbeard himself used the island as a hide out.​

Wine Tasting at La Belle Amie Vineyard

La Belle Amie is a producing vineyard located in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, on 40 acres. The vineyard is part of the Bellamy family’s tobacco estate, which they have owned since the 1800s. The family name La Belle Amie comes from the French and means “beautiful friend.”

The wine tasting area and gift shop’s entry road winds past a historic tobacco barn and a duck pond. The vineyard is a popular destination for locals as well as visitors to the Grand Strand region. Guests are welcomed to sample their wines (dry to sweet) created from local grapes as well as grapes imported from other parts of the country.

Open year round. Call for seasonal hours & tours.

Polynesian Fire Luau & Show

The beautiful St. Johns Inn hosts this Myrtle Beach luau. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. You will be greeted by a cast of hearty, fun Islanders dedicated to making your stay as fun and enjoyable as possible! Malakai and Tulei Lavatai, world champion fire knife dancers, will perform the evening’s finale outside!

Offering plenty of parking, you can go and experience their friendly service, delectable food, live music, dancing, and fire!

Experience NASCAR

Sink your toes in the sand then head over to Myrtle Beach Speedway and put the pedal to the metal!

This thrilling attraction, located near the Tanger Outlets on Highway 501, offers a ride or drive in a real, genuine NASCAR race car driven by some of the industry’s top drivers, including Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson, and Jeff Gordon. Personal spotters, an in-car two-way radio, Racing Electronics headphones, a souvenir racing license, and more are available to guests.

Day Trip to Charleston

Located just a little over two hours south, historic Charleston, South Carolina is a must see. Full of history, rich culture and amazing food, there’s so much to explore in this city. Stroll down Rainbow Row, visit The Battery, head over to Fort Sumter where the Civil War officially began or enjoy a relaxing day at Folly Beach.

Take a Pirate’s Voyage

The most famous pirate, Blackbeard, and his quartermaster, Calico Jack, ask you to join them as they lead the Crimson and Sapphire crews in a combat on land, on deck, in the ocean, and high above full-sized pirate ships in an indoor hideaway lagoon at Pirate’s Voyage!

Enjoy a great four-course meal while being awestruck by stunning mermaids, exotic birds, and more. On the feast menu: Voyager Creamy Vegetable Soup, Buccaneer Bread, Half O’ Roasted Cackler (Chicken), Captain’s BBQ Pork, Cob O’ Buttery, Pirate Herb-basted Potato, Apple O’ Me Eye Pie and Unlimited Coca-Cola®, tea or coffee.

Tickets range from $29.99 for children up to $54.99 for adults.

Take a Booze Cruise

Offering booze cruises, sunset cruises and a Mimosa/Bloody Mary cruise, this company is based in Murrells Inlet, just south of Myrtle Beach. During your 90 minute booze cruise you will enjoy drink specials, frozen drinks, beer and wine. All cruises offer a full cash bar and appetizers.

Visit Brookgreen Gardens

Brookgreen Gardens is a sculpture garden and wildlife preserve in South Carolina, located just south of Murrells Inlet. The Lowcountry Zoo, a themed garden with American figurative sculptures, and walks through multiple ecosystems in the site’s natural reserves round out the 9,100-acre site. General Garden Admission Tickets good for 7 consecutive days.

Take an Airboat Ride

Plantation River Tours offer historic sightseeing river trips, airboat rides and sunset cruises. I recommend the one of a kind airboat ride along the Waccamaw, Black and Pee Dee Rivers. The pristine surroundings offer up close encounters with some of nature’s most awe-inspiring creatures. Pricing from $35 for children up to $45 for adults.

Shop at the Gay Dolphin

The Gay Dolphin, Myrtle Beach’s oldest, largest, and most distinctive gift shop, has been a fixture in the area since the 1940s. The Gay Dolphin is said to have approximately 70,000 goods in a space of over 26,000 square feet, so there’s something for everyone.

Ride the SkyWheel

Standing nearly 20 stories tall at 187 feet, the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel is a sight to be seen. Located at the Boardwalk, the SkyWheel is open daily year-round at 11 am and typically only closes for Thanksgiving and Christmas. You can purchase tickets online or in person. Pricing is currently $15 for adults, $10 for ages 3-11 and under 2 are free. One ticket gets you one ride in a gondola, which lasts about 10-15 minutes. Each gondola is temperature controlled.

If you visit the area frequently or plan to ride a few times during your stay, you should consider purchasing an annual pass — these are only $35 for adults and $20 for children.

Check out WonderWorks

WonderWorks is a mind-bending amusement park with 50,000 square feet of “edu-tainment.” With more than 100 hands-on displays that challenge the mind and excite the imagination, the attraction mixes education and pleasure.

Visit Huntington Beach State Park

A broad, pristine beach qith over 300 species of birds and other wildlife, great nature paths, and a nature center can all be found in Huntington Beach State Park. You’ll also find Atalaya Castle, the beautiful, Moorish-style holiday house of Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington. Their palatial former home is undoubtedly the most unusual feature of the 2500-acre coastal park.

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