15 Mar 2021
When the days begin to get longer and the weather warms up, you’re sure to feel the desire for a beach vacation. After a year of staying indoors and learning or working online, there’s no better time to enjoy the sunshine and surf of South Carolina’s coast. Myrtle Beach is a prime summer destination with 60 miles of coastline, family-friendly attractions, and the opportunity to find a dreamy vacation rental to call your home-away-from-home!
Enjoy Summer Sunshine with Myrtle Beach Outdoor Attractions
A visit to Myrtle Beach is not complete without a day exploring the great outdoors! Luckily, there are 60 miles of beaches along the Grand Strand and plenty of parks and outdoor attractions. Pack a beach bag and spend the day on the sandy shoreline, enjoy plenty of watersports, and explore the natural environment with a day in a State Park.
Huntington Beach State Park sits in the middle of the Grand Strand and features nature trails, beaches, prime bird watching, and the historic Atalaya Castle. Run, bike, or simply sunbathe on the sands and explore the historic landmark that was once a winter getaway for Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington.
If you are looking for a picturesque surf fishing destination, head to Myrtle Beach State Park. Accessible to the public for a $10 fee, the park features biking, hiking, nature trails, and the Myrtle Beach pier. Pack a lunch and enjoy it in the setting of this stunning oceanfront state park.
Family-Friendly Myrtle Beach Attractions
The beach isn’t the only way to spend the day when visiting Myrtle Beach. In fact, the area is also home to plenty of attractions, shops, and restaurants. Families can enjoy the roller coasters and arcade-style games at the Family Kingdom Amusement Park.
At Broadway at the Beach, dine at one of the many unique eateries, shop in the boutiques and name-brand stores, and even explore attractions and entertainment that can be found. Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach is one of the attractions that awaits at Broadway at the Beach offering visitors an experience to learn about life under the sea.
And for the best view of Myrtle Beach, hop aboard the SkyWheel! A towering Ferris Wheel, this family-friendly attraction offers views of Myrtle Beach from 200 feet above the boardwalk! There’s sure to be something for everyone when it comes to Myrtle Beach attractions!
Upcoming Myrtle Beach Events
Another perk of visiting the Myrtle Beach area is the unique and quirky events that take place along the Grand Strand. Dig in and enjoy some local seafood, live music, and more at the Blue Crab Festival. Or, put on your dancing boots and head to the Carolina Country Music Fest. Later in the summer, enjoy the multitude of 4th of July celebrations that can be found throughout the Myrtle Beach area and feature fireworks, parades, and more! Check out a few of the upcoming events in the Myrtle Beach area:
- World Famous Blue Crab Festival – May 15th & 16th, 2021
- Carolina Country Music Fest – June 10th-13th, 2021
- Independence Day – July 4th, 2021
Feel at Home in a Myrtle Beach Vacation Rental
With properties spanning along the length of the Grand Stand, you’re sure to find the property that checks everything off your list for a dream vacation rental. With oceanfront locations, homes with private pools, and condos with stunning views, there are properties for every group!