Are you planning for exciting beach holiday or diving or snorkeling adventures this year? Then, the Myrtle Beach in Horry of South Carolina is simply the perfect choice! Ranging from just simply reclining on its pristine sands to experiencing a great drop on a ride, all the Myrtle Beach attractions are alluring and worthy of your attention. Once can imagine the charm of the area by just considering the fact that annually, the beach draws nearly 15 million visitors from all over the globe – the credit goes to its Grand Strand area housing all major Myrtle Beach attractions. One can explore the beaches, golf courses, amusement parks, an aquarium, thousands of restaurants, and a myriad of shopping complexes.
Here is the list of attractions that you should not miss!
I was aware of the fact that the Myrtle Beach is the largest shopping destination in South Carolina. So, I first explored its range of shopping sites. Among them, the most famous is the Barefoot Landing since 1988, which was called the Village of the Barefoot Traders.
Explore more than 100 stores, restaurants, and more highlights such as the golf resort and the Alabama Theatre featuring concerts of musical singers. It is the only shopping highlight on the Intercoastal Waterway. Do not miss its ‘Myrtle Beach Ghost Walk’ where you can know about the history and legends of the Grand Strand area.
Next, the Broadway at the Beach is another shopping complex at the Highway 17 Bypass offering 3 theaters, 17 restaurants, and over 100 specialty shops along with three hotels surrounding the Lake Broadway. Regarded as the largest festival entertainment complex in the state, the main highlights here are an IMAX theater, Ripley’s Aquarium, Hard Rock Cafe, Planet Hollywood, and The Pavilion Nostalgia Park. The aquarium is a must-see place to explore the underwater world without diving or swimming. The Myrtle Beach Pavilion is a historic sight with a great amusement park, which is now left only for a stroll due some genuine seasons.
Then, I headed to the distinct and famous Sign Man shop where one can encounter the hand-carved housing symbols for tourists holding the tradition of identifying beach cottages with a residential symbol. These signs are demonstrated by the local artist named Steve Jameson who has been honored with a national award for his portrait paintings of The Myrtle Beach Pavilion.