Yes, Myrtle Beach is home to countless eye-popping attractions, underwater adventures, and world-class golf courses. But, occasionally, families grow curious about the many oceanside communities that flank our beachfront paradise. Mid-week day trips from Myrtle Beach to Charleston have become commonplace among our guests as there’s something magical about cobblestone streets, well-maintained plantations, and historic markets. North Shore Oceanfront Hotel is also just a short drive from several underrated hidden gems, such as Murrells Inlet, Calabash, and Georgetown. After several afternoons of Boardwalk fun, local cuisine, and beach relaxation, feel free to embark on one of these splendid coastal South Carolina day trips.
Day Trips from Myrtle Beach: History, Adventure, and Beauty
Most effortless day trips from Myrtle Beach lead travelers
south of the city along the coast. But a brief excursion to nearby North Carolina is always a possibility. We hand-selected five can’t-miss activities or destinations in each town to ensure that your day trip is nothing short of flawless. Before we get started, it’s worth noting that the newly-renovated and rebranded North Shore Oceanfront Hotel provides all guests with complimentary waterpark admission, on-site dining, free parking, and exclusive beach access.
Charleston is approximately 100 miles south of North Shore Oceanfront Hotel, making it one of the longest day trips from Myrtle Beach. But trust us, it’s well worth the drive! This visually-striking, 350-year-old city is plumb full of national monuments, head-turning architecture, and engrossing museums. The oldest (and largest) city in South Carolina remains encapsulated in an earlier, simpler age. Here are the top five attractions in Charleston:
Murrells Inlet, SC
Many folks consider Murrells Inlet to be a part of Myrtle Beach because many popular attractions and world-renowned golf courses rest in or near this serene seaside community. But the grandeur of Myrtle Beach couldn’t be any more dissimilar in comparison to this village’s small-town feel. Avid golfers, nature enthusiasts, and photographers will quickly fall in love with Murrells Inlet’s beauty and simplistic charm, which you won’t find at many other day trips from Myrtle Beach.
- Marsh Walk
- Huntington Beach State Park
- Brookgreen Gardens
- Wachesaw Plantation Club
- Blue Wave Adventures
It wasn’t easy leaving the small town of Georgetown off of this list. But, at the end of the day, Calabash’s unique blend of history, adventure, and beauty make it one of our favorite day trips from Myrtle Beach. Calabash, much like many nearby communities, is known for its gorgeous golf courses, wildlife reserves, and top-rated fishing charters. It’s located on the border, just 30 minutes north of our free Myrtle Beach water park.
- Bird Island Coastal Reserve
- Inlet Point Plantation
- Sunset Beach Pier
- Waterfront Seafood Shack
- Vereen Memorial Gardens
New Hotels in Myrtle Beach
After enjoying one of these three brief Myrtle Beach day trips, retreat to North Shore Oceanfront Hotel for stuffed flounder at Oceanside 74, a dusk beach stroll, and cocktails under the stars. After a $600,000 renovation and complete rebrand, we’re proud to be one of the newest North Shore hotels. We’re ideally located near all of the area’s best attractions, golf courses, and shopping meccas, while also offering an array of top-notch amenities. Please give us a call today at 800-959-6418 to book a long-awaited getaway to South Carolina’s sunny coast!