Myrtle Beach is a beautiful stretch of pristine coastline along South Carolina that’s one of the top vacation destinations. While there are plenty of reasons to visit the Grand Strand including the award-winning seafood, challenging golf courses, and outdoor shopping – there are also a few reasons that involve experiences unique to the Grand Strand. Here is a list of the “Top 5 Things You Can Only Do Here in Myrtle Beach” that should be added to your must-see bucket list when planning your next visit:
1. Myrtle Beach Pelicans Game
Take your family out to a ballgame and catch a baseball game while you’re in town. The Myrtle Beach Pelicans are the minor league baseball team that’s the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. They play at TicketReturn.com Field in the heart of Myrtle Beach across from Broadway at the Beach. Throughout their season, the pelicans feature game day promotions such as food and drink specials, Kids Run the Bases, Pre-Game Autograph Sessions, Thirsty Thursday, and special theme nights. There are even nights that include a post-game firework show with a spectacular display of fireworks that light up the evening sky! Click here for the current Myrtle Beach Pelicans baseball schedule.
2. Broadway at the Beach
Broadway at the Beach is one of Myrtle Beach’s most popular spots for shopping, dining, and entertainment. Whether you want to stop in for a bite to eat or make a full day out of exploring the attractions, Broadway has seemingly endless options. With more than twenty different restaurants, you’ll never worry about having to settle. Rock out at Hard Rock Cafe or grab a mouthwatering burger at Wahlburgers. While there’s a wide variety of places to dine, you’ll enjoy browsing through and picking out souvenirs at the various boutique shops. Broadway at the Beach is also home to a variety of attractions — including Ripley’s Aquarium, WonderWorks, Broadway Grand Prix, and Backstage Escape Games.
3. New South Brewing
Tucked away off of Mr. Joe White Avenue – you’ll discover New South Brewing, Myrtle Beach’s only microbrewery. Make time to take a tour of this hidden gem and get a behind-the-scenes look at the magic of how they create their lagers and ales. Their attention to detail is impressive and you’ll get to see firsthand the action of how they handpick each six-pack that leaves their warehouse. During the tour, you’ll get the opportunity to sample each of their craft beers and can purchase a pint of your favorite to enjoy afterward. Stop by on a Friday during the summer season, and you’ll see a food truck pulling up for a fun afternoon of soaking up the fresh air while you dine on delicious treats and sip on a handcrafted beer. And don’t forget to fill up a growler – they make a tasty souvenir!
4. Alligator Adventure
Myrtle Beach is home to Alligator Adventure – the Reptile Capital of the World! You’ll come face to face with over 200 types of animals including alligators, crocodiles, various species of birds, a two-toed sloth, monkeys, snakes, and turtles – just to name a few. Alligator Adventure is also home to Utan – the world’s largest crocodile. Be sure out one of their live shows where you can watch a live alligator feeding, learn more about various species of alligators and snakes – and actually get to hold an alligator! Plus, if you don’t get the chance to see everything in one day, take advantage of their 2nd Day Free Pass for a complimentary second visit within seven days of your first visit.
5. Carolina Country Music Fest
During the first part of the summer, you’ll find just as many cowboy boots on the beach as flip-flops. That’s because Myrtle Beach is home to one of the hottest country music festivals – the Carolina Country Music Fest! Each June, over 30 country music’s chart-topping country music artists take over the stage in Myrtle Beach for three days of jamming out oceanfront. This festival has featured major headliners including Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, Florida Georgia Line, Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, and Rascal Flatts. With hotel accommodations within walking distance of the festival, Brittain Resorts and Hotels has been an official hotel sponsor for the past two festivals. When you book your stay with Brittain Resorts & Hotels, you’re in close proximity to all of these exciting and unique attractions and experiences you can only find right here in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina!