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Best Things To Do in Myrtle Beach

One of the reasons families love Myrtle Beach is because of the range of activities by the shore. Its nutmeg-colored sand is compact enough to bike on, but the waters are also pleasant (and clear enough) for a little snorkeling or scuba diving at certain points. Other popular activities include more than 100 golf courses, as well as putt-putt courses for the smallest golf pros; amusement parks, such as the Family Kingdom Amusement Park, located just a short drive from the beach; and live evening entertainment like traveler favorites Alabama Theatre and the Carolina Opry.

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#1
Myrtle Beach Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: The main reason families flock to Myrtle Beach is to swim in the mild waves and play along the light ... read more»

#2
TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: Home to the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, the Class A-Advanced affiliate for the Chicago Cubs, the TicketReturn.com Field was built ... read more»

#3
Mt. Atlanticus Miniature Golf
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: Although Myrtle Beach is littered with plenty of miniature golf courses, travelers say the most popular is the Mt. Atlanticus ... read more»

#4
The Carolina Opry
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: Since the Carolina Opry opened in 1986, it has remained one of the main facilities in Myrtle Beach for live ... read more»

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#5
Myrtle Beach State Park
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: South of the busy Myrtle Beach sands you can explore the maritime forest and rent a campsite for the night ... read more»

#6
Ripley's Aquarium Myrtle Beach
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: Located in the Broadway at the Beach complex, Ripley's Aquarium is one of the most popular aquariums in the ... read more»

#7
Alabama Theatre
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: Before hitting it big, the country music band Alabama performed one of its most famous early shows at a venue ... read more»

#8
Legends Golf Club
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Overall Rating: Rating: 3.5

Why go: Myrtle Beach is well-known for its range of golf options. The challenging (and pricey) Legends golf course is one of ... read more»

#9
Broadway Grand Prix
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Overall Rating: Rating: 3.5

Why go: Formerly known as the NASCAR Speedpark, the Broadway Grand Prix offers seven different go-kart tracks for families looking for a ... read more»

#10
Family Kingdom Amusement Park
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Overall Rating: Rating: 3.5

Why go: A must for families who make the yearly visit to Myrtle Beach, the Family Kingdom Amusement Park sits beachside, offering ... read more»

#11
Myrtle Waves Water Park
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Overall Rating: Rating: 3.0

Why go: The largest water park in South Carolina, Myrtle Waves features more than 30 slides and attractions — perfect for when the ... read more»

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