5 Things You Must Do In Myrtle Beach


🎶I was dreaming last night,
when I got the notion,
to pack my bags
and head out for the ocean.
And I was thinking to-day,
of good times last year,
of lookin’ at the ladies,
and drinking cold draft beers…
Myrtle Beach Days!
We’ll have some fun
in the waves,
I don’t care what the
West Coast says,
But I love those
Myrtle Beach,
love those
Myrtle Beach Days!🎶


Music from the Fantastic Shakers ladies and gentlemen!!

…and if you don’t take their advice there are plenty of other songs to choose from boasting about the sun and fun to be had in beautiful Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Movies have been filmed there, cough Magic Mike XXL, it is considered one of the Top Family Beach Vacations in the US and has been a favorite vacation spot of mine, well, all my life!!


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I’ve been going to Myrtle Beach since I was 6 weeks old!!

Every summer our family would vacation there and now that I’m older I typically go several times a year.

I definitely have some extensive Myrtle Beach knowledge… but since there’s so much to do in Myrtle Beach, and we only have so much time in a day, I’ve narrowed it down to the…

5 Things You Must Do In Myrtle Beach:

#5.) Mini-Golf

The mini-golf options in Myrtle Beach are endless.

With themes ranging from adventures with pirates, to fire-breathing dragons, to a jungle safari, to shark attack adventures…wherever your imagination can take you there is a mini-golf course just for you!

#4.) Aquarium & Museums

Must Do in Myrtle Beach
Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museum

The Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museum is located on Ocean Boulevard (also know as the Main Strip) and while it is awesome my personal favorite is the Ripley’s Aquarium.

It probably has a lot to do with my fascination with sharks but I’m like a little kid in this place! 

Dive with sharks, swim with stingrays, even sleep with the sharks(this is very cool!), or see a live show!

Located at Broadway at the Beach, Ripley’s Aquarium offers many experiences that will make your Myrtle Beach vacation a memorable one!

#3.) Shop

With so many unique shops in Myrtle Beach this one was hard to narrow it down to just one…so I picked 3 locations you should definitely check out: 

Barefoot Landing, The Boardwalk, and Broadway at the Beach.

Each one of these have specialty shops, unique eateries, various attractions, and live entertainment.

During the summer they also each have their own unique firework shows!


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#2.) Eat 

Seafood is a such great weakness of mine.

I love oysters, mussels, shrimp, calamari, eel…lets just put it this way… if it’s from the ocean I’ll try it…and more than likely I will love it.

Myrtle Beach boasts some of the best seafood I’ve ever had.

My ultimate must-go-to every time I am in Myrtle Beach is the Flying Fish Market located at Barefoot Landing.

Must Do in Myrtle Beach
“Build Your Own Boil” at Flying Fish Market & Grill

As you can see in the picture above, they don’t hold back on portions. This dish was the Build Your Own Boil which starts with a base of corn on the cob, red skinned potatoes, and pecan smoked sausage. You then select from 1¼ lb Snow Crab legs (2 clusters, ½ lb Gulf Shrimp, 1 Dozen Littleneck Clams, 1 lb PEI Mussels, or 1 Dozen Oysters. I am an oyster fanatic so I chose the oysters and mussels, but I tried several things off their menu and everything had been ridiculously good!!

If you’re looking for amazing seafood on a budget try the Original Shucker’s Raw Oyster Bar.

They have 2 locations to choose from in Myrtle Beach and the Happy Hour Specials are the best in the area!!

Try an Oyster Shooter with Vodka and tag me on Twitter!!!(@vivacious_views)

#1.) The Beach 

Must Do in Myrtle Beach, SC

This is the biggest must, you must do in Myrtle Beach!!

Grab your Beach Bag with a few essentials, your favorite Beach Chair, and head to the beach.

Throw a Frisbee, go Body Boarding(my favorite!), Fly a Kite…or just lay back, put your toes in the sand and relax.

Hit up a local favorite 2nd Avenue Pier for some shark fishing, arcade games, beach rentals, and fantastic views of the coast!!

Do whatever makes you happy while you take in the beautiful views along the stunning Myrtle Beach coastline.

Must Do in Myrtle Beach Bonus:

The SkyWheel

Must in Myrtle Beach
Myrtle Beach SkyWheel

I had to mention the Sky Wheel!

Amazing views day or night, and not a bad price either.

It’s $9 for children ages 3-11 and $14 for ages 12+. Prices subject to change. 

If you haven’t done this before you should at least ride once!!

Bonus if your 21+:

Must Do in Myrtle Beach
“Call a Cab” from Wet Willie’s Myrtle Beach

Get a Drink !! 

The choices of my favorite alcoholic beverages in Myrtle Beach are endless so well save that for another post!!

I will throw out one recommendation though…Wet Willies located at Broadway at the Beach.

They serve tons of flavors of frozen daiquiri!! And they let you sample different flavors while you decide which one is perfect for you.

I had the “Call a Cab”… I’m lucky I wasn’t driving or I would have needed to call a cab!! 

They are absolutely delicious…and dangerous!!!


What is your favorite thing to do while visiting Myrtle Beach, SC?

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