Myrtle Beach Activities
Myrtle Beach Activities #1:
Miniature golf is a fun and popular vacation pastime. If your family enjoys this sport, then don’t miss Hawaiian Rumble Miniature Golf in North Myrtle Beach. This is considered by many to be the best miniature golf course you will find in the world.
It’s Hawaiian themed with Hawaiian music, tropical landscaping, talking parrots and a 40-foot tall volcano. This course is superbly maintained and presents a challenging and fun golf adventure for all fans of miniature golf.
Myrtle Beach Activities #2:
Myrtle Beach is a great place for anyone looking for golfing vacation ideas. There are over 100 golf courses along the Grand Strand.
Golf is extremely popular here and even with so many world class courses, you will most likely need to book reservations months ahead. This is especially true during the peak periods of spring and fall. Often, your hotel can arrange for discounted greens fees so be sure to check what is available.
Several golf resorts along the Grand Strand include Avista Resort, Embassy Suites Kingston Plantation, Hampton Inn Broadway at the Beach and Marina Inn at the Grand Dunes.
There are also many excellent golf tournaments here so you may want to plan your vacation to attend one of these events. Three of the best are the DuPont World Amateur Handicap Championship, DuPont CoolMax World Amateur Handicap Championship and the Jimmy D’Angelo Senior Golf Classic.
Myrtle Beach Activities #3:
Water is a big part of why people come to Myrtle Beach and a good way to enjoy the water is with a boat excursion. There are lots of boating companies offering various boat tours and excursions. Here are a few examples.
- Rover Boat Tours, in Georgetown, takes you out on a 49-passenger pontoon boat to tour the coastal estuary Winyah Bay. The tour stops at an uninhabited barrier island where you can spend some time strolling the beach and collecting some of the many shells that wash up on the shore.
- Great American River Boats, in North Myrtle Beach has several choices of boating trips. The Barefoot Princess is a 2-story 150-passenger boat that takes you along the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. The smaller 6-passenger Jungle Baby provides a closer exploration of the shoreline with an eye towards spotting wildlife. They also have a jet boat adventure tour.
- Hurricane Fleet, in Calabash has Dolphin Adventure Cruises. Spotting dolphins is the main goal. But the cruise has a marine biologist aboard. This guide will narrate the trip and point out the many different species of birds you will encounter as well as the marine creatures which are brought up from the waters. You will also get a chance to cast a line and catch some fish on the cruise.
Myrtle Beach Activities #4:
Myrtle Beach is abounding with opportunities for water sports including the popular activity of kayaking. The ocean coastline is a great place to explore with a kayak. Inland there are rivers an also marshes where you can paddle a kayak. Bring your own kayak or, if you need assistance, here are 3 outfitters that can help you with your kayaking vacation ideas in Myrtle Beach.
- Sailing & Ski Connection offers kayaking tours of the Waccamaw River and the marshes in Murrells Inlet. You operate single person kayaks and they provide all the necessary equipment as well as safety and basic kayaking instructions.
- At Downwind Sails you can rent a sit-on-top ocean kayak. These are great boats for kayaking in the surf and in the ocean. A sit-on-top kayak is regarded as more comfortable and better for a beginner than the traditional kayak.
- Black River Expeditions is located about 20 miles south of Myrtle Beach. They offer kayaking tours where you can explore the Black River and the many marshes and tidal creaks in the area.
Myrtle Beach Activities #5:
Myrtle Beach has a number of entertainment venues where you can catch a variety of live performances that are wholesome family entertainment. Here is a quick sample.
- Carolina Opry is the big one. This is an award-winning 2,200 seat show palace that presents top quality dancing, comedy and music.
- Dixie Stampede is a Dollywood Production that combines a lively country themed show with home cooking style four-course dinner.
- Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament will take you back to the Middle Ages. Dine on a medieval style feast while watching Knights and Sorcerers compete and show off their skills.
- The Palace Theater is an elegant 1950’s style theater with state-of-the-art sound and lighting. This 2,700 seat venue is located in the Broadway at the Beach entertainment complex and presents a variety of top hits from around the world.
- House of Blues is strictly a music venue where you can dance to live performances by top musical artists. On Sundays you can catch their inspiring Gospel brunch. Dining is at their 300-seat restaurant.
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