Top Five Places to Explore in Myrtle Beach


Whether you're a tourist or a local, these five hot spots around the Myrtle Beach, South Carolina area offer a selection of great restaurants, a variety of entertainment options, and a family friendly atmosphere.

Barefoot Landing
Situated in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, this large outdoor entertainment complex hosts a variety of family-friendly eateries, over 100 specialty shops, and thrilling attractions, including the House of Blues, Alligator Adventure, and Alabama Theatre.

Broadway at the Beach
Located in the heart of Myrtle Beach, this lively entertainment complex hosts over 20 restaurants, 100 specialty shops, and a bevy of unique attractions including Ripley's Aquarium, WonderWorks, Dragon's Lair Fantasy Golf, and much more.

Take the family and stroll the boardwalk of shops and attractions situated around Lake Broadway, or spend the evening with friends at the collection of night clubs and bars.

Brookgreen Gardens
Situated in picturesque Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, a short drive south of Myrtle Beach, this botanical and sculpture garden is a popular spot with residents and visitors alike.

Explore Brookgreen's ever changing seasonal blooms and spend time strolling through their art collection comprised of over 1,400 works of art from 350 sculptors ranging from the nineteenth century to the present. Enjoy low country excursion trips, a wildlife zoo, and nature trails.

The Market Common
This sprawling outdoor lifestyle complex is filled with shops, restaurants and entertainment options for all ages. Visitors can dine alfresco at one of the numerous restaurants or spend the afternoon strolling the picturesque streets.

The Market Common also features a movie theater, book store, yoga studio, art gallery, theater company, and grocery store.

Myrtle Beach SkyWheel
Located on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, the SkyWheel is an observation wheel that stands over 180 feet tall and is the tallest wheel east of the Mississippi. Riders take flight in a fully enclosed, climate controlled gondola overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Ocean Boulevard, and the Myrtle Beach skyline.

After a spin on the wheel, stroll the boardwalk and take in the sights, sounds and aromas of the numerous restaurants, shops, and attractions.

Rebecca S. Robertson has called Myrtle Beach home for the past several years. She is a freelance writer and has written for a variety of local and national publications.