Tag - For Adventure Seekers

Stretch Your Limits in Myrtle Beach

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 1:00 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

A vacation is the perfect time to step away from the daily grind and into a new adventure. This fall, stretch your limits with action, adventure and excitement in Myrtle Beach. Challenge yourself by overcoming your fears and trying something new. Here are a few ideas to get your adrenaline pumping and test your boundaries: Catch a Wave Learn how to hang ten on the shores of South Carolina with Jack’s Surf Lessons. Take a private lesson or grab a group for a fun day trying to catch some waves. Create your own waves by renting a Jet Ski at…

The first time I went parasailing, I didn’t quite know what to expect. Nervous and excited, I got strapped into a harness while the small boat cruised out to open waters. After a safety check, I was told to hang on, and off I went! The cable slowly rolled out and up, up, up I sailed! Parasailing is thrilling and exhilarating, and it’s a great opportunity to see the destination from a very different perspective. I’m glad to live in a region that has several parasailing options because this activity is also a bit addictive! Here are some of my…

There’s nothing like speeding across the waves, feeling the wind on your face, and the splash of the water as your jet ski powers through the surf. A jet ski is a wonderful way to get out in the water and enjoy sun and speed. If you’d rather cruise slowly and look for wildlife, you can do that, too. Between the Atlantic Ocean, the Intracoastal Waterway, and our inland rivers, the Myrtle Beach area offers a variety of great experiences with a variety of great water sports companies. For an amazing jet ski experience, check out these Grand Strand…

Everyone loves dolphins. Playful, intelligent and beautiful, dolphins have long captured the attention of humans. Seeing dolphins in aquariums is cool, but nothing beats the thrill of coming across dolphins swimming and diving freely in the open water. Here are some fun facts about our dolphin friends: The Killer Whale (aka Orca) is actually a type of dolphin. Dolphins are carnivores (meat eaters). In history, dolphins were sometimes called mereswine--that is, "sea pig". Male dolphins are called bulls, females are called cows, and young…

Of course, you know you can enjoy the Myrtle Beach area’s 60-mile long beach, revel in its many dynamic attractions, and dine at 1,800+ restaurants, but did you know there are an abundance of activities that allow you to slow down, relax and explore the region’s natural beauty? Kayaking is one of the best ways to immerse yourself in nature as you quietly traverse waterways and observe wildlife in its natural habitat. Our region offers remote island exploration, salt marsh tours, sunrise tours, river tours, Intracoastal Waterway tours, fishing…

Earlier this month, Lucy Buffett’s LuLu’s at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach opened its Beach Arcade and Mountain of Youth ropes course… taking their already family-fun atmosphere to a whole new level (literally)! The Mountain of Youth features a bright color scheme that fits with the fun exterior of Lucy Buffett’s adjacent restaurant. So after a climb on the tropical, 48-foot-tall ropes course, participants can head next door for some of the restaurant’s incredible Gulf seafood. While I haven’t been able to do the ropes course yet…

When we heard Broadway Grand Prix opened their doors a little early this year, we were so excited! As the mom of two boys who love anything with wheels, it’s one of our favorite spots. Centrally located in Myrtle Beach just across from Broadway at the Beach, Broadway Grand Prix is the perfect spot to spend a sunny spring afternoon. This awesome racing attraction is home to seven Go-Kart tracks, a rock wall, an 18-hole mini golf course, the Sky Coaster, the Grand Prix arcade and a large snack bar. My four-year-old and I spent a LOT of time on…

Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon Weekend Approaches

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 9:00 AM by Nora Battle

Runners flock from all over the country to participate in the Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon race weekend, and I’ve never once been surprised when they all show up in town. The surfing themed half marathon is popular for many reasons. The course is scenic, flat and fast, the October weather in the Myrtle Beach area is as perfect as it gets, and all of the events take place in one of America’s favorite beach destinations. (I’m a little biased in favor of that last point.) The Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon kicks off Friday, October 19, 2018, with the…

Paddle the Creeks of the North Inlet

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 9:00 AM by Nora Battle

One of the most magical areas of the Grand Strand can be found south of central Myrtle Beach in the North Inlet-Winyah Bay Reserve. The reserve encompasses over 18,000 acres of tidal marshes and wetlands and around 12,000 acres are part of the greater Hobcaw Barony property, a tract of historic and protected land on the Waccamaw Neck. Nature enthusiasts and avid kayakers love this unique area for its rich flora, fauna, and history. And on September 5, a naturalist-guided tour will take paddlers through the creeks of the North Inlet. The North…

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…