The possibilities for family fun are seemingly endless here in Myrtle Beach with so many jaw-dropping attractions in one city, including Broadway at the Beach, Barefoot Landing, and countless championship golf courses. But don’t overlook the allure of a trip down the always dazzling Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Promenade, a colorful, fantastical Grand Strand entertainment mecca. You’ll stumble upon just about anything imaginable along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk: rides, restaurants, shops, an arcade, and even Wednesday night fireworks during the summertime. But, of course, the promenade is also just steps from the Atlantic Ocean and several miles of pristine beach. The perfect place to start and finish each day is at North Shore Oceanfront Hotel, a newly-renovated and rebranded hotel just a few miles north of the boardwalk.
Top 5 Things to Do on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk
You and your family could potentially spend an entire day inside countless Myrtle Beach Boardwalk shops, restaurants, and arcades. But, in order to make the most of your experience, we’ve pieced together the area’s can’t-miss attractions, activities, and eateries. These five highlights should make the itinerary-building process a breeze!
- The SkyWheel: There are several Myrtle Beach Boardwalk rides and fun zones (as well as a whole lot of Ripley’s attractions), but, at the end of the day, the SkyWheel remains this neighborhood’s crowning jewel. It should come as no surprise that this rotating, 187-foot-tall structure is one of the largest Ferris Wheels in North America.
- A Myrtle Beach Boardwalk Arcade: There’s something magically nostalgic about cashing in a hefty pile of well-earned tickets for a kitschy carnival gift at an old school arcade. Both the Fun Plaza and Boardwalk Arcade are visually-striking extravaganzas for children of all ages and a heartwarming blast from the past for mom and dad.
- Restaurants Galore! With dozens of highly-praised Myrtle Beach Boardwalk restaurants within a three-block radius, selecting a lunch or dinner destination can be quite dizzying. Luckily for you, these three bustling eateries all feature something unique and undeniably tasty: The Bowery, Pier 14, and MadMyrtle’s Ice Creamery.
- Second Avenue Pier Fireworks: On most Wednesday evenings during the summer months, the star-dotted sky high above the boardwalk bursts into light. Travelers and locals alike gather at 10 p.m. to witness a dazzling display of color along the Atlantic Ocean’s edge. The moon’s sheen on the ocean and the boardwalk’s many hues add an illustrious ambiance.
- Shop ‘Til You Drop: There are several shopping meccas in our fair city, including Broadway at the Beach, The Market Common, and Tanger Outlets. But don’t forget about the promenade’s many shops! We always recommend stepping into I Love Sugar, Gay Dolphin Gift Cove, and Landshark’s retail store.
Hotels near the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk
While you’re out and about, don’t forget to board a deep-sea fishing voyage, join a kayak tour, or visit Darlington Raceway. And don’t forget that North Shore Oceanfront Hotel is steps from exclusive beach access, ocean-view dining, and a free waterpark. There are only a handful of hotels close to the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk that can offer such complimentary, high-quality amenities. To learn more about our peaceful seaside haven, please give us a call today at 800-959-6418.