weather. Myrtle Beach is great for a beach vacation beginning around the end of April. I’ve been there at the end of March and there was no one on the beach. Some of the things that really attract people are the affordability and variety of things to do.
Of course the first thing to do is head to the beach. There are public accesses at several intervals. Just look for the signs and you will find some free parking. During the busy season, you may have to walk a ways and pay for
parking. Don’t forget the boogie boards for the kids. The waves are not too large and you can spend hours in the water.
Other water activities include fishing, parasailing, dolphin cruises, jet skis, pontoon boat rentals, and various other thrill boat rides. If you want to try your hand at the slots there are two different boats with casinos. I’ve gone on the evening Sun Cruz ride. It was great because you had a great buffet, sunset, and all the gambling you wanted. Sun Cruz picked us up at a restaurant close to our hotel.
Shopping is also great. There are a lot of little shops on the strip, but we really love the outlets, Broadway at the Beach, and Barefoot Landing. You can spend the entire day at any of them. The malls have entertainment and great dining. In the summer, Broadway at the Beach has fireworks on certain nights. The Carolina Opry is
located near Broadway at the Beach. One of the best shows I saw there was Good Vibrations. The kids will love it. At the Alabama Theater in Barefoot Landing you can see One. This is also a great show. There are many other shows, all of which are hits.
A couple of other things we did while there were rent mopeds and ride down Ocean Blvd., play mini golf, visit House of Blues, The Hard Rock Café, and The Boathouse Waterway Grill. I really enjoyed the free outdoor concert at The Boathouse. There are other places to hear outdoor concerts as well.
Also, don’t forget there are some good piers. I like Springmaid and Myrtle Beach State Park - they're not free (couple dollars) though. You can rent kayaks, jet skis, sailboats, etc.
Also, on the list of must dos if you are in town for a while is to visit Brookview Gardens. It is about an hour drive from Myrtle Beach, but well worth it. It has one of the largest collections of sculptures in the US. The gardens are fabulous, and you can take a boat tour and listen to the history of the rice plantations in the South.
I’ve only listed a few of the things to do while you are there. Check out the link below for more information.