One of the many great things about the Myrtle Beach area is that it offers plenty of fun things to do at low or no cost! First and foremost, our 60-mile-long beach is free for all to enjoy! Beyond the beach, there are museums, state parks, and more than 55 mini golf courses which can be enjoyed for a minimal cost.
This art museum adopted a Free Admission Policy in 2003, and it’s one of the few museums in the world with an ocean view. Play a game of “I Spy” with your kids to encourage curiosity while touring the galleries, then stop by the museum shop, where you’ll find jewelry, bags, scarves, ceramics, books and more.
The Horry County Museum in Conway, SC is a free attraction that focuses on the history, pre-history, and natural history of Horry County, S.C. Not far from the museum is the LW Paul Living History Farm where visitors can experience the everyday life of an historic Horry County farm.
Enjoy an easy hike through the woods and along a beautiful salt marsh boardwalk at Vereen Memorial Gardens, just south of the North Carolina border in Little River, SC. There’s no cost to enter the park which is open from dawn till dusk.
Sand and sun aren’t the only part of Mother Nature you’ll find here. The state parks are filled with activities that will immerse you in nature! Explore wildlife, hike along beautiful maritime forest trails, and enjoy an educational scavenger hunt with the kids.
Golfing isn’t just for the pros at Myrtle Beach. With more mini-golf courses per square mile than any other city in the U.S., there’s plenty for the family to enjoy as well. Set up tee time around extravagant obstacles, from mermaids, to volcanoes to pirate ships and even dinosaurs.
Known as the best mile to discover the Myrtle Beach coastline, this 1.2 mile-long Oceanfront Boardwalk and Promenade provides views of the pristine beach line. Explore the boardwalk’s gift and specialty shops or take the kids to one of its unique attractions, such as Ripley’s Believe it or Not.
Nothing says “vacation” like a day at the beach. With over 60 miles of coastline across the island, your family can spend a day filled with sand, surf and soaking up the sun.