There’s plenty of things to do in Myrtle Beach when you spend the day strolling the boardwalk at the beach.
Myrtle Beach has one of the most impressive boardwalks on the east coast that will leave you and your family longing for more time to soak everything in. Strolling the 1.2 mile-long boardwalk at the beach, you can find hotels, shops, good eats, rides and a thrilling entertainment district to keep you busy. There are plenty of things to do in Myrtle Beach, so let’s check out DryFins’ favorites.
1.) Myrtle Beach Zipline Adventures
Soar through the sky for an incredible bird’s eye view of Myrtle Beach while enjoying the ocean breeze blowing through your hair. Ziplining is an awesome, thrilling adventure that will captivate the entire family. If you’re the daring type, strap up and try Myrtle Beach Zipline Adventures’ Matrix that boasts an extreme adventure course equipped with over 50 gripping elements.
2.) Peaches Corner
Take a break from the hustle and bustle and relax with your family at this local staple that has been a part of Myrtle Beach for 75 years. Known for their burgers, footlong hotdogs, and fries fried to a golden perfection, Peaches Corner is a mom-and-pop diner that invites patrons to watch people pass by the boardwalk at the beach as they enjoy a hearty meal. Taste some of their eccentric hotdog concoctions like The Rooney, a footlong hotdog adorned with peanut butter, mayo and onions. Or, eat like a beach townie and enjoy a Fried Catfish sandwich.
3.) Ripley’s Believe It or Not
There’s never a shortage of things to do in Myrtle Beach, and this place is a testament to that. With two stories and over 200 exhibitions, Ripley’s Believe It or Not Odditorium peaks guests’ curiosity with an impressive list of quirky things to marvel at like an actual shrunken head, a six-legged cow and an authentic vampire-killing kit. Odd artifacts from around the world take over the halls of this bizarre museum that lies on Myrtle Beach’s boardwalk, but one thing is for sure—your mind will be blown.
4.) I Love Sugar
After you’re done ogling at the oddities, cruise down the boardwalk at the beach a few steps and arrive at the epicenter of all things candy. Thousands of gummy bears hang from the ceiling like artwork and jelly beans plaster an entire wall at I Love Sugar. In case the kids don’t have enough energy as it is, treat them to all the candy their hearts desire at this contemporary candy shop located by the SkyWheel and Ripley’s. If you’re in the mood for a cold treat, this place has you covered, offering visitors their choice of ice cream and gelato.
5.) Myrtle Beach SlingShot
If you haven’t developed a stomach ache from I Love Sugar, take a stab at the gut-plunging Myrtle Beach SlingShot. Located on the boardwalk at the beach, this installment of Myrtle Beach’s Thrill Ride series launches riders 300 ft. in the air reaching a top speed of 100 mph. Make sure you tie your DryFins’ trunks tight before hopping on this one!
There’s no doubt that there’s a lot to do in Myrtle Beach, but don’t miss out on some of the most incredible sites, exertions and eats that we have found—we know the whole family will love our top five boardwalk bucket list items.