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Myrtle Beach Outdoor Places To Go
1. THE BEACH
The Grand Strand displays 60 miles of oceanfront terrain. Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach offers the majority of lodging and events along the coast. Doing some people watching on the beach, you'll see many in the water from Memorial Day until early November before the water turns cooler.
There is no shortage of those laying out getting their tans, reading books, playing volleyball, building sand castles, boogie boarding, surfing, playing Frisbee or catch, fishing,walking on the beach and collecting shells.
2. WATER PARKS
During the summer season, water parks are a huge hit and a fun way to stay cool in the hot sun. There are 3 locations in the Myrtle Beach area for the general public.
Myrtle Waves Water Park
Myrtle Waves Water Park is a very busy place located next to Broadway at the Beach at: 3000 10th Avenue North, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 (843)918-8725
Along with a wave pool and slides they have added a new waterslide called the toilet bowl. Who knew.
Myrtle Waves Water Park
Wild Water & Wheels Water Park
Wild Water & Wheels is located on the south side of the Myrtle Beach area in Surfside Beach. Located next to the huge Flee Market at: 910 Business 17, Surfside Beach, SC 29575 (843) 238-3787
Family Kingdom Water Park
Family Kindgom Water Park is located oceanfront across from the Family Kingdom Amusement Park at 300 South Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 843-626-3447
A little smaller venue but still plenty of fun
Resorts Water Fun
Many resorts also have water parks on premises. As a minimum, they have water slides both outdoor and indoor. Among those locations are Sea Mist Resort, Landmark Resort, Dunes Village Resort, Compass Cove Resort, Breakers Resort, Myrtle Beach Resort to name a few.
Also, the large RV/Campground resorts have many water park and slide amenities to enjoy.
Resorts amenities are for guests only.
3. MINIATURE GOLF
There are several dozen miniature golf courses throughout the Grand Strand area. They are elaborate fun places to test your putting skills. The miniature golf world championship was played in North Myrtle Beach.
Most locations are outdoors and there are a few indoors. Many of the resorts also have their own mini courses that are free as a guest of the resort.
Just drive up and down business 17 and you'll find more locations then you have time to play at. Good luck and happy mulligans.
Pavilion Nostalgia Park & Carousel Park
The Pavilion Nostalgia Park is great for youngsters and is located at Broadway at the Beach near Margaritaville. The actual address is 1171 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Carousel Park 1309 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Park General Information: 843.918.8725
They are located on opposite sides of Broadway.
Pavilion Nostalgia Park
Family Kingdom Amusement Park
The Family Kingdom Amusement Park is located across from the their Water Park at: 300 South Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 20577 Telephone: 843-626-3447
Traditional rides include the Ferris Wheel. Roller Coaster, Dodgems, the Sling Shot the Train and the Scrambler, there are rides for all ages.
5. THE BOARDWALK
The Boardwalk was recently built in 2012 and covers 1.2 miles along the ocean where many refer to as downtown (the roots of Myrtle Beach activity). It goes from the 14th avenue pier to the 2nd avenue pier on the north end of Myrtle. Year round and especially during the summer, events are planned at the boardwalk and Mr. Joe White Blvd. From festivals, music and fireworks, it's another fun place to be.
It's a great place to take a stroll and enjoy the ocean breeze and the scenery. Just look for the Myrtle Beach Skywheel and you'll find the Boardwalk.
6. MYRTLE BEACH PELICAN'S STADIUM
Minor league baseball and the home of the High A Texas Rangers. Many of tomorrows future baseball stars can be seen here and the occasional rehab start for current major league ball players.
They have promotions all summer long to enjoy.
With over 100 golf courses, you have a slew of choices to pick from. The world's best golf course designers have left their mark here. Pete Dye, Robert Trent Jones, Tom Fazio, Jack Nicolas, Arnold Palmer, John Daly are among the many famous golfers who have designed courses in Myrtle Beach.
I dare you to create a bucket list to play them all and then complete it.
How many rounds do you play in a year?
8. MYRTLE BEACH SPEEDWAY
Reopened for 2013, the Myrtle Beach Speedway - Home of the Myrtle Beach 400, NASCAR Racing Experience and the Wheels of Destruction Thrill Show, is entertaining locals and visitors alike.
If you ever wanted to drive a REAL RACE CAR, you need to check out the NASCAR Racing Experience. Talk about a memory forever.
Myrtle Beach Speedway
9. BROADWAY AT THE BEACH
Tjere are always plenty of activities at Broadway at the Beach. Fireworks every week during the summer, outdoor bands, marathons, fire and rescue competitions, food festivals, mini golf, zip line, feeding the fish, walking the 360 acre property and more.
Plenty of shopping, nightlife, restaurants, entertainment and just plain fun combined with the outdoor places to go and things to do.
Broadway at the Beach
10. NASCAR SPEED PARK
NASCAR Speed Park is more than just a speed park. An extensive game room, mini golf, several formats of go cart racing all in the them of NASCAR. The food is good and quick and you'll never be bored.
If you're a NASCAR fan, this is a must place to go.
There are many piers along in the Myrtle Beach area and they all offer the opportunity to do some fishing. Bring your poles, bring your bait, bring your beverage of choice and do your thing. If you forget any of it, no worries, they have it all including rental equipment.
There is fishing at the campgrounds, Myrtle Beach State Park, the ocean, and deep sea fishing.
12. RIPKEN PARK
Ripken Park has tournaments through November. Baseball players and teams come from all over the United States. Cal Ripken Jr. who was the iron man for the Baltimore Orioles created his first Ripken Park in Aberdeen Maryland. He expanded to Myrtle Beach and created this great addition to the area. There is some serious baseball played here.
There is also instructional baseball opportunities to improve your game. They call it the Ripken Experience in Myrtle Beach
Bike Week Photos
13. BIKE WEEK
Every year, thousands of bikers invade Myrtle Beach. Traditionally is starts about Mother's Day weekend and officially last about 10 days. Many know it as Harley Bike week and the gatherings at the Harley Davis Bike stores and favorites like the Beaver Bar, Suck Bang Blow seem to get the attention of those who are not cruising.
The Ocean Blvd. cruising is a where onlookers take photos and videos of some pretty cool bikes. Up and down the boulevard, people are pointing as they cruise by.
The sports bikes show up after the Harley bikers leave and do their thing. In October, there is a smaller version known as the Fall Bike Rally.