Another thing that Myrtle Beach is known for are its many many Miniature Golf venues. Great family fun for sure. We visited the CAPTAIN HOOK'S ADVENTURE GOLF because it had a real cool "Smoking Skull" and a pirate Ship with an alligator trying to snap up a matey.
The 18-hole course, filled with villains and alligators, takes you through caverns and tunnels.
Address: 2205 N. Kings Hwy. Myrtle Beach
this is a serious brain teaser. it is a real challenge and they do not help you come out if you get lost inside and are frustrated. You have to prepare yourself before going in. Definitely do not go when you have an appointment to make.
Directions: one is at barefoot landingAdd to your Trip Planner
the second is on the boardwalk
the only things open in october is alligator adventure, mirror maze, house of blues, and alabama theater
its best to go may-sept when other things are open
tigerland not open till march
cruise closes oct2 and reopens the 27 but stops in nov
shopping is always available
no bus goes there
you can take a bus to last stop and then take a cab $20
at night there isnt a bus and the ride will be $32
Directions: north myrtle beachAdd to your Trip Planner
This place was a little scary for me. The alligators, tigers and camel seemed quite intimidating. After watching the show I was a little bit more comfortable being around the animals but not so comfortable that I would jump over the fence.
It is a hit or miss. A lot depends on your taste and what show you choose to see to meet your taste. I saw Why Do Fools Fall in Love which was just ok. I felt the two costars outshined the main character.
I love the beach here, but I think the boardwalk might be my favorite attraciton in Myrlte Beach. It's such a central option for all the great things to do in town, whether you're looking for shopping or restaurants or the Broadway at the Beach (also a must-see). One of the perks of beach vacations has always been the relaxation, and anything that's good for walking rather than sitting in the car for a while is always high on my list. Plus it's a great way to go back and forth between the beach and some shady areas with a break from the sun.
We had never taken our son to play mini golf before and my husband had been itching to do it. I had reservations about this because my son has the attention span of a flea and my husband takes his mini golf very seriously. But, we decided to give it a shot. There was little else going on and I had a coupon for the Dragon’s lair Fantasy Golf at Barefoot Landing.
So, it was pretty chilly that day and we mostly had the place to ourselves. That’s a good thing because our son was kind of all over the place. He did very well, though, and actually got a hole in one at one point. (I am not kidding.) The course was very well-maintained and interesting and we had a good time. The constantly erupting volcano threw him off a couple of times and scared him but he eventually got used to it.
The coupon that we found in one of the generic coupon books took about $6 off our game and that was helpful. Compared to some mini golf courses I have visited, it had less twists and turns and gimmicks but it was still a nice one and not too much on the cheesy side. We don’t keep score when we play because we both end up cheating anyway and it doesn’t matter, but all in all it’s definitely a place that I would return to again.
Directions: Broadway at the beach
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We love going to the aquarium and we absolutely adore the one in Gatlinburg. So when we saw that Myrtle Beach had a Ripley’s, too, we thought it would be a great way to spend the afternoon.
This year, our son was really old enough to enjoy such a thing, although he’s had fun with it in the past, too.
It was very clean and there was a nice variety of aquatic life. It had the fun things that we have come to expect such as the interactive areas, the sting rays, the divers, the café, the moving sidewalk that takes you under the water, and the large turtles.
It wasn’t as big as the one in Gatlinburg. It seemed as though we were through it in about an hour and usually we can spend at least two or three. A few of the exhibits, like the shark exhibit, were closed. I don’t know if this was because they simply hadn’t been “unveiled” yet or because they were down for maintenance. Some of the tanks were empty as well and there were signs up saying that they were being cleaned. I felt like we should have gotten a discount if not everything was available.
On the plus side, we did a couple dollars off, thanks to a coupon. Of course, my son’s favorite part was this slide thing that looked like a tongue. Go figure. I personally like the jellyfish and sea horses myself.
Directions: Broadway at the Beach
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As Bluegreen owners, we stayed at SeaGlass Tower and visited Myrtle Beach for the very first time. So relaxing and the Boardwalk was amazing! So clean and spacious with lots of shopping and restaurants.
The Grand Strand is the collective name of the beaches that stretch 60 miles from Cape Fear, North Carolina to Georgetown, South Carolina. Myrtle Beach, the largest city on the Strand has some 10 million visitors each year.
Prices age 13 + $10.95 plus tax
children (8-12) $7.95 plus tax
not recommended for younger children.
It had just opened and because we had two children under age 8 we didn't get to go to this attraction. But, I would definitely recommend it to the thrill seekers out there.
Address: 915 North Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, SC
Great place to shop and so much more! Not tacky at all....cool stores, along with Ripley's Aquarium (liked it!), a historical museum (thumbs up!) and Hard Rock Cafe. You can feed the fish/ducks...these huge catfish stick their mouths up whn they see people looking into the water, and they fight the ducks for pellets you can buy!! Hysterical!
Address: Myrtle Beach
atalaya castle is located at huntington state park near murrell's inlet south carolina. this 30 room mansion was built by archer m. huntington in 1931. archer huntington was a noted scholar of spanish culture and art and his wife ana hyatt was a famous american sculptor. the architectue of the mansion is moorish inspired but to me it's looks more like a prison. this interesting home is open for tours. atalaya castle is listed on the national register of historic places.
Address: 16148 ocean highway.
Directions: huntington beach state park, murrell's inlet south carolina.
- Arts and Culture
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haunted adventure is one of three ripley attractions in myrtle beach. the attraction is a tour through a "haunted" house were actors try to scare you. this attraction is not recommended for young children. a fun thing to do for teenagers and young adults.
Address: 915 n. ocean blvd.
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murell's inlet is a very worth while place to visit in the myrtle beach area. murrell's inlet is home to huntington beach state park and a number of excellent restaurants and bars. for dining i personally think that murrell's inlet has the best collection of restaurants in the myrtle beach area.
Address: US 17 business.
Directions: from downtown myrtle beach take US 17 south 8 miles to US 17 business.
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