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First Person

“2009 was the first time we vacationed in Myrtle Beach. It exceeded our expectations. The resort that we stayed at was great, very kid friendly. There was so much to do and see in Myrtle Beach. We loved everything about it. The water temperature was outstanding ... no need to get used to the cold ocean water because in Myrtle Beach the water is simply just warm! We loved it so much, we are returning again this year!” – Polanowski Family from Wilkes Barre, Pa.

Myrtle Beach Area Activities

Golfer’s Paradise

Watch Myrtle Beach Golf videoWith each passing year, the region nationally known as a golfer’s paradise finds new ways to make a day on the links more exciting and enjoyable. The 100-plus courses that span the Myrtle Beach area offer enough variation in style, location and difficulty that everyone from the novice to the pro will find the perfect fairway. Choose from dozens of public courses designed by golf legends such as Arnold Palmer, Greg Norman and Robert Trent Jones; some face the ocean and others line the Intracoastal Waterway. With breathtaking landscapes and wide-open greens, golf in the Myrtle Beach area is just as much a lifestyle as it is a sport.

2 Myrtle Beach golf courses rank among America's greatest public courses

By Jerilyn Gamble |
January 18, 2015

Two of Myrtle Beach's golf courses ranked among “America's 100 Greatest Public Courses” in the February 2015 issue of Golf Digest. Read More >>

There’s Lots More Than Sun and Shore

Brookgreen GardensWhen it comes to leisure, residents have a hard time trying to figure out how to fit in one, two, three or more of the many exciting activities Myrtle Beach has to offer into their weekends off. Should it be indoors or outdoors? Should it be on the water or on land?  

There is so much to do when you live in the Myrtle Beach area and it’s easy to find the perfect way to play. The wide, clean beaches and sparkling Atlantic Ocean offer opportunities for relaxation or excitement, but it doesn’t stop there! 

The Myrtle Beach area calls everyone outdoors to play in abundant sunshine and warm temperatures. When the sun gets too hot, splash down a waterslide in one of the local water parks or Jet Ski through the Intracoastal Waterway. To really shake things up, visit an amusement park and jump on a thrilling roller coaster or scrambler. 

Nature lovers will find plenty to satisfy with abundant opportunities for exploration. Two state parks, Myrtle Beach State Park and Huntington Beach State Park, offer everything from hiking to some of the best bird watching on the East Coast. The children can learn how to identify sea creatures in classes offered at both parks or get a glimpse of alligators in the wild. The incredibly beautiful Brookgreen Gardens is filled with blooms year round, as well as a large collection of American sculpture. 

WonderworksThere is plenty to do indoors in the Myrtle Beach area. The new Wonderworks Science Center is filled with excitement, including a flight simulator and the chance to experience hurricane force winds. For the young and young at heart, a visit to the Children’s Museum of South Carolina offers interactive exhibits that both educate and entertain. Myrtle Beach’s own Burroughs and Chapin Art Museum has free admission and will please even the most discriminating art enthusiast. 

Myrtle Beach Pelicans BaseballSummertime brings baseball and a chance to eat peanuts and popcorn at Field at Pelicans Ballpark, home of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, and at The Ripken Experience, a one-of-a-kind baseball complex which hosts hosts baseball tournaments, spring training and women's fast-pitch softball. Plus, it’s a great time to enjoy outdoor concerts and art and food festivals ranging from chicken bog (a local culinary specialty) to feasting on blue crabs. Abundant fishing is another exciting option, from day-long deep sea charters to short trips that stay closer to shore.

Recreation Centers

Community recreation centers provide the public with a wide variety of recreational and sports activities to youth and adults, along with space for meetings, games and classes.

After Five

Home to some of the finest entertainers around, the Myrtle Beach area shines after dark. Offering music, comedy, dance and much more, local theaters light up the stage with excitement!  The Myrtle Beach area has shows ranging from rock-n-roll to pop and celebrity tribute shows, giving audiences an incredible variety of entertainment.

Let’s go Shopping

The Market Common Myrtle BeachFor many, shopping is their favorite activity and the Myrtle Beach area exceeds expectations, with everything from high end boutiques to funky one-of-a-kind shops to outlet malls filled with bargains. Getting ready for some serious back-to-school shopping? Find bargains on everything the children need. Even holiday shopping is a breeze in the Myrtle Beach area. With an incredible variety of shops and merchandise, the Myrtle Beach area has what it takes to please even the most discriminating shopper.