Are you heading to Myrtle Beach soon for your vacation? There are many things to do and options to choose from around the Grand Strand. There are plenty of alternatives though if you are on a budget during your vacation. Here are five free things to do in the Myrtle Beach area.
Go to the beach
Well, that’s really a no-brainer. Myrtle Beach has over 60 miles of beautiful sandy beaches. Vacation is all about relaxing, so enjoy nice long brisk walks along the Grand Strand coast. During certain times of the year, visitors to the beach can see dolphins, turtles, jellyfish, and more. Turn your adventure at the beach into your very own scavenger hunt! Keep an eye out and begin the search for seashells, driftwood, shark teeth, and more. If it’s a windy day, then we encourage you to bring a kite to fly!
Hot Summer Nights
Hot Summer Nights has entertainment happening each day of the week in the summer and is completely free to all visitors and locals. It’s great for families and friends to join in and make some new memories. You can find Hot Summer Nights at The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. Here is a schedule for the week:
Monday – Mondays are great nights to bring out the kids for the Kids Carnival! The entertainment begins at 7:00 pm with games, stilt walking balloon artists, kids’ bands, face painting, and more.
Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday – Come on down to Plyler Park for some live music! On these days the bands begin at 8:00 PM with music ranging from jazz, rock, pop, country, reggae, and funk.
Wednesday – It’s time for fireworks! Each Wednesday at 10:00 pm there will be a spectacular show. Fireworks are always a great way to end the evening while on vacation!
Fridays and Sundays – During these days visitors can hang out with Boardwalk Elvis, and other talented performers.
Visiting the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is an absolute must! There are plenty of attractions, dining, and entertainment on the promenade. However, taking a stroll on The Boardwalk is 100% free. Enjoy the many sights and sounds along the way. There’s nothing quite as exciting as seeing the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel up close!
The Franklin G. Burroughs- Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum
The Museum is located at 3100 South Ocean Blvd. and is open to the public. The building dates back to 1924 and has many exhibits of Myrtle Beach’s history throughout. There are over six floors to explore with the exhibits rotating regularly. The Franklin G. Burroughs Museum holds many amazing pieces of artwork and is a great way to spend the day exploring the history of the Grand Strand.
Take a trip to Georgetown, SC
Myrtle Beach is surrounded by historical sites including churches, beautiful homes, and cities. We recommend visiting Georgetown, the third oldest city in South Carolina. Visitors of Georgetown can explore the historic district. The Historic District has public buildings, fifty beautiful homes, shopping areas, restaurants, and more. The area is overlooking Intracoastal Waterway and is truly breathtaking.
Myrtle Beach has something for everyone whether it is attractions, entertainment, or restaurants. Even though you are on vacation, that doesn’t mean you need to spend all of the money in the bank. There are many free options along Grand Strand that can make your vacation a great one.
Let us help you plan the perfect getaway to Myrtle Beach! We’ve got everything you need to make your family vacation the most mem