Tee Off At One of the 120 Golf Courses in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Golf Courses in Myrtle Beach
Even though there are 120 golf courses in the area and an estimated 4.2 million rounds of golf are played each year, you don't have to don plaid pants for a visit to Myrtle Beach. Should you decide to shop for plaid pants, or perhaps something a little more 'hip', you can do so at more than 300 factory outlet stores, or any number of specialty boutiques that line the beaches and boardwalks. Amusement parks, water parks, theaters, nightclubs, public parks, fishing boats, and carefully preserved plantation homes will gladly welcome you--no matter what your fashion preferences may be.
Other Activities in Myrtle Beach
Myrtle Beach has been welcoming visitors to the area for over a hundred years--the area's first beachside hotel, The Seaside Inn, was built in 1901. And you can still play a round of golf at Pine Lakes International Golf Course, the area's first golf course (built in 1920), and birthplace of the magazine Sports Illustrated. Although Myrtle Beach has evolved into a modern city, the local history, landscapes, and legends remain a part of the city's charm. To see some of the natural beauty of Myrtle Beach, take a Low Country Tour to Brookgreen Gardens, America's first sculpture garden. Or listen to 'ghost-hand' accounts of the area's history and people at a performance of "Ghosts and Legends of the Grand Strand."
Barefoot Landing in Myrtle Beach
There are two can't-miss areas in Myrtle Beach. Barefoot Landing is a shop-filled boardwalk, with over 100 shops and restaurants, plus more than a dozen factory outlet stores. Here you'll find House of Blues, Alligator Adventure, and the Alabama Theater. You'll find more shopping and restaurants at Broadway at the Beach, along with the IMAX Discovery Theater, Hard Rock Cafe and Ripley's Aquarium. Directly across from Broadway at the Beach is the movie buff's heaven, Planet Hollywood.
Take advantage of the local beaches by parasailing, scuba diving, boogie boarding, surfing, windsurfing... You can rent a jet ski, canoe, kayak or sailboat just about anywhere on the Grand Strand. Hurricane Fleet charters boats for shrimping, fishing, eco-tours, and special programs. Or head on over to Myrtle Beach State Park and comb the beaches while participating in one of their hands-on educational programs.
Attractions and Amusements in Myrtle Beach
It's non-stop playtime at Family Kingdom Amusement Park, NASCAR Speedpark, South Beach Adventure, or Ripley's Haunted Adventure, Believe It or Not Museum, and 4-D Moving Theater. Water parks include Wild Water, Family Kingdom Water Park, and Myrtle Waves (with over 30 rides and attractions). There are almost 50 mini golf courses to choose from.
Live entertainment can be found at the Carolina Opry, Alabama Theater, or House of Blues. Moms, Dads, and Kids alike rave about the RAGGS Kids Club Band at Celebrity Theater. You can attend a dinner theater performance at Dixie Stampede or Medieval Times. And don't miss the chance to dine at Collector's Cafe--they've got six unique and beautifully decorated rooms, and they regularly host art shows and live entertainment.
Myrtle Beach ranked among the Top Ten on Travel Channel's edition of America's Best Beaches. With so many activities and attractions to choose from, it's no wonder! So let's see, I think I'll start my vacation by riding the waves, then the roller coasters, and then I'll discover the best seafood in South Carolina. I'll hit the links, then the shops, and--oh yeah, I don't even have to wear plaid. How cool is that?