Situated in the heart of the Grand Strand, which is a 60 mile (100 kilometre) stretch of beach in north eastern South Carolina is Myrtle Beach which attracts about 14 million visitors a year, making it one of the Atlantic Coast’s most popular tourist resorts.
Wide beaches and warm weather plus an incredible range of entertainment, nightlife, golf, shopping, dining and live theatre are the magnets which attract so many people to the area.
There is a particular emphasis on family entertainment at Myrtle Beach, which includes these activities:
SKYWHEEL: Situated as a centrepiece of the 1.2 mile-long Oceanfront Boardwalk and Promenade Skywheel is a Ferris wheel which has a height of 187 feet (57 metres) and passengers ride inside gondolas. A typical ride is three revolutions of about ten minutes’ duration.
WONDERWORKS: A range of scientific-based activities which not only entertain, which also have an educational value. Exhibits include an Anti-Gravity Chamber, Tesla Coil, Hurricane Shack, 360 degree bikes and lots more.
FAMILY KINGDOM: An amusement park containing over 30 rides such as the Twist ‘n Shout Steel Roller Coaster and the Swamp Fox Wooden Roller Coaster, Go Cart tracks and Splashes Oceanfront Water Park.
MYRTLE BEACH ZIPLINE ADVENTURES: Just as the name promises, this attraction is loaded with lots of exciting rides. Here riders can zip 600 feet from tower to tower at speeds of up to 40 MPH and complete the adventure with a jaw-dropping free-fall from a 60 foot tall tower. Racing ziplines and lots more too.
WILD WATER AND WHEELS: Features tube slides, speed slides, kiddie’s pools, wave pool, lazy river, go carts, mini race track, bumper boats and lots more is guaranteed fun for the whole family.
BACKSTAGE MIRROR MAZE: At over 2,000 square feet, the mirror maze’s infinite reflections, surprising corners, dead ends and continuous circles will challenge you! It’s a truly, mind-bending experience for all ages.
A trip to Myrtle Beach will keep the whole family entertained for ages, it is the perfect destination for those who enjoy an active vacation.
PIRATE ADVENTURES: A great one for the kids as they board the Sea Gypsy for a swashbuckling pirate adventure through Murells Inlet which includes water cannon battles and discovering sunken treasure.
RIPLEY’S AQUARIUM: An aquarium with a Ripley’s theme that features many attractions such as the Ray Bay, and aquarium filled with these graceful creatures, Rio Amazon which recreates the river in a tropical rainforest, the Friendship Flats touching pool and Rainbow Rock coral display.