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Create Your Ultimate Myrtle Beach Summer Bucket List

Summer is officially here and it’s time to plan your next getaway to Myrtle Beach! What better way to get the most out of your trip than creating the “Ultimate Summer Bucket List.” There are plenty of activities to please everyone in your group from those trying to find the best local spot for pancakes to the ones just trying to kick back and chill in the lazy river. Here are a few ideas to add to the list as you create your perfect vacation:


For the thrill-seekers in the group, Myrtle Beach is packed full of adventure. Kick off your trip with an authentic beach activity you can only do on the coast—a surf lesson. Check out Jack’s Surf Lessons and learn to spot and paddle into the perfect wave. You’ll have a blast hanging ten and might even walk away with a new favorite hobby. And if you still can’t get enough of the water, head over to Shark Wake Park to catch some air on a wakeboard and test your skills on a giant floating obstacle course. Take your turn in the state-of-the-art wake park where you can wakeboard or kneeboard with a cable. Perfect for all skill levels, try a jump or simply enjoy gliding through the water. Afterward hop, twist, and balance your way along the slides, monkey bars, and climbing towers of the inflatable obstacle island. 


What’s a family vacation without activities for all ages?! Step inside the upside-down world of WonderWorks at Broadway at the Beach and let your imagination come alive. An indoor science-based amusement park, there are over 100 hands-on exhibits to entertain the kids. Venture around the six wonder zones where they can do everything from lying on a bed of nails to taking a spin in the gyroscope when you take the Astronaut training challenge. Continue the exploration at Ripley’s Aquarium as you take the family under the sea. Learn all about the creatures that call the deep blue sea home, pet a stingray, and even say “hi” to the penguins at their brand-new exhibit. 


The Grand Strand is full of mouth-watering cuisine. To please the palate of your favorite foodie, check out the fresh, local seafood at the oceanfront Sea Captain’s House. From weekly local fish specials caught right off the coast to the Captain’s Seafood Muddle, you’ll find delicious dishes that are just as savory as the views. If you enjoy dining al fresco with a cold cocktail while listening to live music, The Shipyard—their new oceanfront bar—will be right up your alley. Get a sneak peek of what to expect with their live feed here. Craving a burger? Be sure to add River City Cafe to your bucket list. You’ll find a menu full of award-winning, unique creations including burgers topped with popcorn shrimp, fried macaroni and cheese, and even one with peanut butter and banana. Make sure to pack your appetite because they have a section called the “Double Dawg Dare Ya Burgers” where you’ll find the larger-than-life “Kitchen Sink” Burger that’s not only piled high with toppings but is stuffed between two grilled cheese sandwiches! 


If you’re an avid golfer, make sure to pack your clubs as you embark on the “Golfing Capital of America.” There are over 70 courses to play, but no trip would be complete without teeing up at Pine Lakes, the oldest golf course of the Grand Strand. Known as the Grandaddy, with long fairways and tight lays by the water, this course is both challenging, fun, and the perfect course for skill levels. And since you packed your clubs, make sure to check out TopGolf Myrtle Beach while you’re in town. Ideal for any weather, rain, or shine, you can enjoy a variety of games with microchipped golf balls that will keep track of your every swing. With 13 games to choose from, it’s sure to be an entertaining day for your crew!  


If you’re looking for relaxation, look no further than Mist Spa at the Caribbean Resort. You’ll discover a variety of services to pamper you as you soak up every second of ultimate tranquility. Unwind with a deep tissue massage, revitalizing body scrub, or a deep-cleansing facial. After you leave feeling rejuvenated and refreshed, stop by Duplin Winery near Barefoot Landing. Grab a chair and kick back as you sip and sample some tasty muscadine wine crafted right here in the Carolinas!


Whether you’re looking to rekindle the flame, swoon your sweetheart, or simply escape from the family for a fun date night, love is definitely in the air in Myrtle Beach. This summer at Brookgreen Gardens experience the magic of renowned artist Bruce Monro’s Southern Light exhibit. Every Wednesday through Sunday, from 8 pm to 11 pm, see the gardens come to life as they twinkle in the glow of his impressive, large-scale light sculptures. If you and your date have a taste for adventure, venture out on the water on a Glass Bottom Kayak Tour. Choose a daytime excursion of shelling or opt for a more romantic sunset tour. No matter the option you pick, you’ll both experience quality bonding time paddling around in the kayak.  

When you book your Myrtle Beach vacation with Brittain Resorts and Hotels, we cater your trip to your style of fun. So whether it’s challenging yourself to catch a big wave or diving into the world of sea life, there is something for everyone along the Grand Strand. Check out our specials page to find out current deals.