Literally, the Myrtle Beach area offers vacationers that have done it all and have seen it all hundreds of ways to simply relax. Booking the perfect place in a resort is your best option to relax as you will not have to "do" anything, but enjoy an oceanfront room with a view, watch in-room PPV movies, hang out by the pool complex or beachfront, and eat at the in-house restaurant or poolside snack bar.
With a little more effort for venturing out - here are some other great choices for relaxation along our beautiful 60 miles of coastline:
Take a trip to Broadway at the Beach on a shopping and sightseeing expedition. You'll love the hundreds of shops, restaurants and pubs in this grand entertainment complex. The Broadway at the Beach complex is a popular centerpiece of tourism for our tropical area. Be sure to connect in nature with a mesmerizing visit to Ripley's Aquarium where you'll see giant fish, an underwater reef with sharks, stingray, octopus and starfish. This amazing popular attraction is a great way to relax as you reflect on the miracles of creation.
All up and down Hwy 17, our main thoroughfare, you'll notice endless options for fun and entertainment. Enjoy things like mini-golf complexes, great restaurants, flea markets, water parks and specialty shops.
Take in a show at The Carolina Opry or Alabama Theatre. See Broadway-style entertainers put on a grand show for your enjoyment!
Cruise down to Murrells Inlet and visit Brookgreen Gardens. Be sure to bring your camera to capture photos of all the flowers and internationally-renowned statues. After enjoying Brookgreen, head over to the tiki hut at Wahoo's Fish House and enjoy a cocktail and a fresh-catch seafood meal in the outdoor setting. Take a walk on the Marshwalk and see one of our most popular attractions, a boardwalk right on the inlet marsh filled with pubs and southern tropical entertainment.
Take a ride on the Barefoot Princess Riverboat out of Little River and enjoy the cruise on the Intracoastal Waterway.
In the evenings, fireworks are a big part of the Myrtle Beach coast. You can see bold twilight canvasses of color at Broadway at the Beach, the Boardwalk in downtown Myrtle Beach, Barefoot Landing, the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk, or after a Myrtle Beach Pelicans baseball game.
Another great way to relax is with a movie. Of course there are many multiplex cinema houses up and down our coast for your convenience.
Be sure to check out our local Calendar of Events for all of the rotating seasonal festivals happening year round in the Myrtle Beach area. These popular fests are great ways to relax as you stroll through arts and crafts and specialty food vendors admiring their wares. With music in the air these festivals are a great way to relax and catch the spirit of our laid-back, tropical vacationland of Myrtle Beach. Relax and enjoy the Myrtle Beach area!