Myrtle Beach Attractions, Restaurants, Activities and Live Entertainment
While it's true that the Myrtle Beach area (especially Garden City and Surfside Beaches!) offers its visitors one of the most beautiful stretches of sand in the world, let's face it: lots of places have pretty beaches. What exactly is it that makes the Myrtle Beach area so special? Is it the staggering volume of activities and attractions providing fun for all ages? The more than 1,800 restaurants? (And no, that's not a misprint!) Maybe it's the world-class shopping and entertainment. The truth is, it's all this and more… no wonder Myrtle Beach is referred to as "America's Beach Playground."
The beach is certainly tops on almost everyone's list of attractions, but as any family will tell you, it's always nice to have options. From waterparks and racetracks to aquariums and Broadway-style shows, you'll never run out of things to do. For example, did you know that the world's largest collection of American sculpture is just minutes from our rental properties? Or that the country music supergroup Alabama got their start in the area and now play host to one of the area's many state-of-the-art theaters? You'll discover all this and more, and have a blast doing it!
From white-tablecloth fine dining to seafood-shack takeout, the Myrtle Beach area's 1,800+ restaurants truly offer something for every taste. The Murrells Inlet Marshwalk with its lineup of world-famous seafood is just across the water from Garden City Beach, and the new Market Common district is just up the road from Surfside Beach. From one end of the Grand Strand to the other, you'll find an array of dining choices like nowhere else.
It's been nearly 25 years since Calvin Gilmore opened the doors to the Carolina Opry right here in Surfside Beach, starting a revolution that has made the Myrtle Beach area one of the country's biggest stars in the live entertainment business. Not only is the Opry still here and going strong, but it's been joined by some of the biggest names in show business, from the Alabama Theater to Pirates Voyage to the House of Blues and many more in between. No matter what your tastes, the Myrtle Beach area has something for you.
There's a lot more to the beach than just swimming and shell-hunting, and the Myrtle Beach area has it all. Jet-skis, parasails, sailboats, banana boats, surf fishing, pier fishing, deep-sea fishing, dolphin watching, kayak touring… well, you get the idea. With two piers, two marinas and a number of watersports operations, the Garden City and Surfside Beach areas are far and away the best location in the area to experience all the wind and water have to offer.