Category - Amusements - Attractions

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. Laid out on a 4x9 rack card, the Art Trail stretches the entire 60 mile length of the Grand Strand from Calabash to Conway to Georgetown. 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 visitors…

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…

Beyond the Beach: Tour Hopsewee Plantation

Monday, April 16, 2018 3:00 PM 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…

I am not a thrillseeker by nature. The times I rode the Slingshot in downtown Myrtle Beach and the Sky Coaster at Broadway Grand Prix were each well documented, so anyone can see firsthand my fear of heights is real. When Visit Myrtle Beach lovingly asked me to take a look at Myrtle Beach from above via a biplane, you can imagine my reservations. Was I confronting a slight fear of heights by doing this tour? Yes. Was it worth it? Absolutely. Taking the 30-minute ride along the South Carolina coast in a biplane turned out to be one of the most…

It’s no surprise that a few years ago, Trip Advisor rated Alligator Adventure as the number one attraction in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina . It’s as unique an attraction as it is memorable, and a place I’ve enjoyed every time I’ve visited. Anything that involves learning about animals is fascinating to me, but even if I wasn’t so interested in wildlife I think I would still find Alligator Adventure to be a worthy stop. The 15-acre park features over 200 species of animals on display at any given time, from reptiles to other exotic animals,…

Oceanfront Art: The Myrtle Beach Art Museum

Thursday, April 5, 2018 8:00 AM by Nora Battle

While I often recommend the Myrtle Beach Art Museum as an ideal spot for those waiting for clouds to pass or a sunburn to subside, the truth is it’s a great stop even on the sunniest of days. The Franklin G. Burroughs Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum is housed within historic Springmaid villa and has been open to the public since 1997. There is so much to love about the museum. For starters, admission is free for everyone. The museum houses 11 galleries with exhibitions that change throughout the year featuring a variety of artists and types of work…

As we head into the spring, our family is bound to be spending a good bit of time exploring Brookgreen Gardens . As the largest outdoor collection of American figurative sculpture in the world, Brookgreen has plenty to check out any time of year. But through May 13, 2018, attendees also have the chance to visit their one-of-a-kind dinosaurs exhibit. This exhibit is a first for Brookgreen Gardens, but I’m hoping it won’t be the last time they host something like this. While my three-year-old tends to prefer tractors over dinos, he had a blast.…

WonderWorks Launches New Exhibits for Spring and Summer Myrtle Beach, SC (March 27, 2018) – This Spring season launches ‘the year of new’ for WonderWorks at Broadway at the Beach. The famous upside-down house with an indoor amusement park for the mind, has added an impressive line-up of exciting exhibits that will thrill new and returning, locals and tourists alike. WonderWorks has a foundation of education and proves to all guests that STEAM learning and science-based activities are not only useful in everyday life, but also extremely fun.…

Explore more than 20 African American cultural sites along the Grand Strand, in both Horry and Georgetown Counties. The South Carolina African American Heritage Commission (SCAAHC) has created The Green Book of South Carolina, the first mobile web travel guide to African American cultural sites across South Carolina. This mobile book offers visitors and residents a user-friendly guide to celebrating and enriching cultural experiences across South Carolina, including several historic sites throughout the Grand Strand. It’s a contemporary homage…