Tag - For Adventure Seekers

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…

New Aqua Park Opens at Shark Wake Park

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 2:00 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Beat the heat this summer at the new Aqua Park at Shark Wake Park. It’s the largest inflatable, floating obstacle course on the East Coast. Covering an acre of water, the aqua park can hold up to 120 people per hour. It’s the place to be to jump, play and climb this summer. The Aqua Park is the newest addition to Shark Wake Park and marks the completion of the park since it opened one year ago. Shark Wake Park will celebrate with a “ Welcome Back Summer Party ” on Saturday, June 3rd from Noon to Dusk. Festivities will include music, cornhole…

Myrtle Beach Biplane Tours

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 11:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

If you’ve visited the Myrtle Beach area recently, you’ve probably noticed the helicopters flying over the ocean, Broadway at the Beach and elsewhere. A couple different operators offer excellent helicopter tours of the area that are extremely popular with visitors (and locals!). When I heard Myrtle Beach Air Tours was now offering biplane tours in addition to helicopter tours, I knew I wanted to check it out. Touring Myrtle Beach from above on a helicopter was such a memorable experience, and I figured a biplane tour would be equally as…

Visit the Shark Wake Park

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 9:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

My friend Rachel and I spent an afternoon last week at the new Shark Wake Park in North Myrtle Beach. The park features cable wakeboarding—a pretty new addition to the world of extreme sports—and Shark Wake Park is the first of its kind here along the Grand Strand. At the park, kneeboarders and wakeboarders take hold of a cable that runs around a lake in about a 1.1-mile loop. So there’s no boat! And what you pay is determined by how long you plan on being on the water and whether you need to rent the equipment or not. Now Rachel actually has…

Myrtle Beach Skycoaster

Saturday, August 20, 2016 9:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

To be clear, I am not some adrenaline-seeking junkie by nature. I’m a mostly-stay-at-home mom who can’t sleep the night before taking on assignments that include riding the Slingshot—or in this case—the Myrtle Beach SkyCoaster. While it’s easy to find excitement at the Myrtle Beach Grand Prix (and I’m perfectly happy staying on the ground in a racecar), the entertainment park’s most thrilling ride is the high-flying SkyCoaster. The SkyCoaster is basically a free fall ‘swing’ that takes between one and three riders up to a height of around 100…

Starting several years ago, the folks at Visit Myrtle Beach began mentioning how they’d like me to ride the Slingshot in downtown Myrtle Beach. It’s located near the SkyWheel and is visible from Visit Myrtle Beach offices. In fact it’s so close you can regularly hear screams throughout the day. I said no. I really, really, REALLY didn’t want to do it. Roller coasters are scary. The Slingshot is TERRIFYING. I’d rather have a cavity filled. But I finally caved and planned a visit the other day with a friend. It was 100 percent as bad as I had…

Need for Speed

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 4:00 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Looking for some high adrenaline, high energy fun in the Myrtle Beach area ? The type of fun that can go from zero to 80 miles an hour in about six seconds? Then the Myrtle Beach Speedway is the place to be. For racing fans who have longed to get behind the wheel, now is the chance. Experience the thrill and excitement of driving a real NASCAR racer at the NASCAR Racing Experience. Trust us, it is exhilarating! If you’d rather leave the driving to a professional, then enjoy the NASCAR Ride Along. Oh, and there are the races…

At 18 stories high, the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel unquestionably offers the best views of the Grand Strand. It is a ride you simply cannot miss. And now, taking that flight is more affordable than ever. New for the 2015 season, the SkyWheel has annual passes available for $25 for adults and $15 for children ages 3 to 11. Each pass is good for one year from the purchase date. What does this pass mean to you? It means you have unlimited access to the SkyWheel for a full year, discounted general admission tickets for up to four guests per day and…

Going Beyond the Beach: Kayak Winyah Bay

Monday, December 17, 2012 2:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

It may be December here in Myrtle Beach, but thanks to our mild weather, we were still able to get out and about this weekend without catching a chill. What did we do? Headed south to Georgetown, S.C. , to check out Black River Outdoors Center's popular kayak tours. Admittedly, business is a little quieter for them this time of year, but we were more than happy to have a guide all to ourselves. Visitors to our shores have been raving about the area's kayak tours ( and our many other water sports ) for some time now, and now we know why. The…