Category - Amusements - Attractions

Beyond the Beach: Tour Hopsewee Plantation

Friday, February 15, 2019 10:00 AM by Nora Battle

Hopsewee Plantation -while just about 30 miles south of central Myrtle Beach-feels worlds away. This National Historic Landmark was built about 40 years before the American Revolutionary War, and is the birthplace of Thomas Lynch, Jr., one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. This private residence is open from January 30 through December 15 in 2018, Tuesday through Saturday, with tours on the hour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This historically significant local landmark is by far one of my favorite places to take visiting friends and…

Rockin’ Tots at Rockin’ Jump Trampoline Park

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 4:00 PM by Nora Battle

Rockin Jump is the Myrtle Beach area’s first indoor trampoline park and home to large open jump spaces, a challenge course, a vertical ops wall, dodgeball, a foam pit, rock wall and more. It’s great any time of year, but it’s an especially awesome attraction for times of year when it’s cooler and you don’t necessarily want to be outside. While I’ve visited Rockin’ Jump Trampoline Park in Myrtle Beach on several occasions, this past weekend was the first time I’ve actually taken my two kids. I’ve taken tours and gone with adults as part of a…

Here in Myrtle Beach, we enjoy a much milder winter than many experience further North. Even in January, we’ll see temperatures in the 60s on occasion! But as we head into January and February, it’s a good time to explore some of the great indoor activities the Myrtle Beach area has to offer. This quick list of favorites also doubles as good rainy day activities if you see a cloudy forecast while on vacation. Ripley’s Aquarium Probably one of the more well-known and popular indoors attractions in our area, there is a lot to love about Ripley’s…

Brookgreen Gardens has made 2018 such a fun year for locals and visitors to the Grand Strand. They are just wrapping up their first-ever Summer Lights show and have a full fall schedule of special events and activities. Earlier this month, they debuted the National Sculpture Society 85th Annual Awards Exhibition, and they are the only venue that will host this one of a kind exhibit. The National Sculpture Society is the oldest professional organization of sculptors in America, so I can see how Brookgreen is the perfect place to display this…

Live Music, Fire Dancers and Fireworks Are A Few Of The Affordable Entertainment Options For Families Families still have time to enjoy free family-friendly entertainment at Myrtle Beach’s epicenter of fun and North Myrtle Beach’s only waterway shopping, dining and entertainment destination before the fall events begin. Here are six ongoing entertainment options that are free at Broadway at the Beach in the heart of Myrtle Beach and Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach: Broadway at the Beach Fire Dancers - The Avenue at Broadway at the Beach…

KWIK-E-MART opened on August 17 with Full Attraction to Premiere Later this Year. It’s showtime! A new dimension of family fun hits Myrtle Beach with a first-of-its-kind attraction— The Simpsons in 4D . This all-new experience will feature Springfield’s Kwik-E-Mart and Aztec Theater! Guests will rub elbows with the town’s popular residents, including America’s favorite family, The Simpsons . The Kwik-E-Mart opened on August 17 at 10 a.m. at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach. Guests may visit the immersive, fully themed iconic convenience…

While it may sound best to say that it’s always sunny in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, the truth is that it does rain from time to time. While the sunny days far outweigh rainy ones (Myrtle Beach is blessed with 215 sunny days a year), it can be frustrating to see clouds begin to form over what was planned as a perfect beach day. But a day or two of rain shouldn’t deter you from having a good time and making the most of your time away on vacation… especially when you take a look at the many activities perfectly suited for an overcast day.…

The Grand Strand Art Trail

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 2:00 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Hop in the car, take a drive, see beautiful things, challenge your mind and enjoy gourmet dining! The Arts Grand Strand has started the area's first Art Trail with 18 fine art galleries and 3 restaurants participating. The Art Trail stretches the entire 60 mile length of the Grand Strand from Calabash, NC, inland to Conway, SC and southward to Georgetown, SC. The purpose of the trail, like those in other cities, is to provide art lovers with an easy-to-follow map to see much of the best artwork in the area, most of which is for sale. For…

Beginning Thursday, May 24, and continuing through August 19, 2018, Brookgreen Gardens will be lighting up the night with their first ever Summer Lights Festival. We bought our tickets as soon as we were able following their announcement about this event. Considering how magical Brookgreen Gardens is around the holidays with Night of a Thousand Candles, we know this event will be something truly special. The Summer Lights Festival exhibit will be held in the Lowcountry Zoo section of Brookgreen Gardens. The exhibit was created by Chinese…

Asher Theatre Opens in Myrtle Beach

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 9:00 AM by Nora Battle

One of the newest attractions to the Myrtle Beach area is the Asher Theatre, located off of Highway 501 in the old Waccamaw Pottery outlet. Myrtle Beach has long been known as a destination for world-class live entertainment, and the Asher Theatre is adding a number of awesome acts to the area’s overall live performance lineup. The Asher Theatre began its season in April 2018 with renowned performer James Stephens III, “The Man of a Thousand Voices.” Stephens has been featured on HBO, Showtime, The Tonight Show and many other national TV…