5 Cool Things To Do on Your Myrtle Beach Getaway

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Where did the summer go?

It’s been an unusual year, but we’re grateful to have had time to escape everyday life a time or two and retreat to Myrtle Beach. Late summer is an intriguing time to visit. It still feels like summer, but the crowds are thinner and the nights just a touch cooler.

Myrtle Beach is one of those amazing destinations that have something to offer all year. Although some snowbirds might think nothing of leaping into a resort pool in the autumn, there are plenty of not-so-wet activities to look forward to on your visit, too.

We’ve come up with 5 things to do when you come back for one last jaunt this season.

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Myrtle Beach Beaches

Beaches in Myrtle Beach have attracted visitors for generations. Lining a town deep in nostalgia but also growing all the time, Myrtle Beach beaches provide the stage for your late-summer fun. Pack the sunscreen, bring a favorite book or kite, and enjoy this and other area beaches. Surfside Beach, Garden City Beach, and South Myrtle Beach are among those most popular and close by.

5 Activities to Try While Visiting Myrtle Beach

1. Visit the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Promenade

What is it?

It’s a 1-mile walkway along the oceanfront. It runs from Pier 14 at 14th Avenue North to the 2nd Avenue Pier at 2nd Avenue North. Even the locals love this place for shops, restaurants, and easy access to the beach for some rest and relaxation.

What not to miss:

An evening walk. Stop for a cocktail or take a ride on the Skywheel.

2. Visit Broadway at the Beach

What is it?

A family-friendly entertainment and shopping mecca, with rides and a ropes course. Your kids will love mining for gems, with unforgettable favorites such as Stone Cold Creamery and Donald’s Pancake House for an unbelievably delicious breakfast.

What not to miss:

Ripley’s Aquarium next door. Spend an afternoon into the evening, you won’t regret it.

3. Visit Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle

What is it?

An entertainment and retail village, situated around a lake. It has a carousel, restaurants, a theater, and a visitor center to help you make the most of your stay in Myrtle Beach. If you haven’t been in a while, you’ll love the changes. Pick up your souvenirs in several small shops.

What not to miss:

Carolina Hat Company moved to a new spot in the village – visit them for a cool new lid.

4. Go for a jet ski or banana boat ride, or go parasailing

What is it?

Myrtle Beach is an awesome place for watersports. Rent a jet ski at Myrtle Beach Watersports for a run ride. Ride with the family on a banana boat in the ocean or Murrells Inlet with Express Watersports. Find a friendly and professional parasailing experience with Downwind Sails.

What not to miss:

Look for dolphins near the Grand Strand, North Myrtle, Murrells Inlet, or Surfside Beach.

5. Visit Market Common

What is it?

A lifestyle shopping center and residential community on 114 acres. Grab a bite, buys some gifts, and check out a movie. You might end up moving in! It’s an active community with plenty of fun within walking distance. Tupelo Honey serves marvelous southern food.

What not to miss:

Yoga in Common, for amazing instructors, a variety of classes, and even beach yoga.

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For clean rooms and friendly staff, Grand Cayman Resort is tops. With cleaning protocol enhanced during the pandemic, Grand Cayman offers outstanding service, in-room upgrades such as hardwood floors, and incredible amenities, not the least of which is an outstanding pool area. Enjoy the comfortable space and wonderful balcony views, as well as easy beach access. Grand Cayman Resort has it all for your Myrtle Beach getaway. Book your room today.

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