The greatest view of the Myrtle Beach area is from one of gondolas of the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel.

Not your average Ferris wheel, the SkyWheel is nearly 200 feet high and provides an unmatched view of the Atlantic Ocean and downtown Myrtle Beach. The attraction is the centerpiece of the 1.2-mile Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, which opened in 2010.

The view never gets old, and the gondolas are roomy and comfortable. And if you need a little liquid courage or a bite to eat ahead of time, the LandShark Bar and Grill is right next door.