Grab a kayak and hit the back bays of the North Myrtle Beach area or Murrells Inlet while taking in the natural wonders of the area’s historic marshes.

Travel out to Waties Island, the primary barrier island along Long Bay, where you’ll find burial and shell mounds—the remains of the native Waccamaw Tribe that inhabited the area prior to European settlers.

Rent a pontoon and smooth sail the waters, or go full throttle, wave jumping on a Jet Ski.

Catch the “big one” on a deep-sea or inland fishing or scuba-diving expedition.

Rent a fishing boat or join a notable excursion from Murrells Inlet—the seafood capital of the Grand Strand.

Have picnic on the beautifully landscaped grounds of the Hampton Plantation State Historic Site, a restored 18th-century low-country mansion in Georgetown that belonged to Archibald Rutledge, the poet laureate of South Carolina until his passing in 1973.

Grab a seat at any number of oceanfront restaurants for some of the finest seafood at Murrells Inlet, dubbed the “seafood capital of South Carolina” since its freshly drawn seafood is caught, prepared and served at its oceanfront restaurants, as well as other Grand Strand establishments.

Fly above the ocean on a parasailing adventure, spotting marine wildlife such as dolphins, stingray, sharks, fish or sea turtles with your eagle’s-eye view.

Hold on tight for a thrilling, adrenaline pumping, banana boat ride that whips you around on the Atlantic Ocean.

Take in the breathtaking views of North Myrtle Beach from the 2-tier viewing deck of the Cherry Grove Fishing Pier, which juts 985 feet into the ocean.

Dance the shag, South Carolina’s state dance that was originated in North Myrtle Beach but danced pretty much everywhere in South Carolina, including the Strand beaches.

Take a jeep tour through the salt marshes and rice plantations of the low country.

Take in a show that blends two hours of music, comedy and dance, from Broadway to country, from classic pop to rock ‘n’ roll, and gospel to bluegrass, at The Carolina Opry.

Enjoy dinner and an exciting jousting show at Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament—a family fun favorite.

Treat the kids to hands-on exhibits that combine education with entertainment at the Children’s Museum of South Carolina.

See inside the human body with over 14 full-body human specimens and over 200 organs showing how the human systems work at Bodies Revealed located at Broadway at the Beach.

Enjoy sightseeing, dancing and dining as you cruise the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway with Great American Riverboat Co., located at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach.

Hit some renowned hotspots like the IMAX Discovery Theatre, Planet Hollywood®, Hard Rock Cafê® and much more.

Visit the Rice Museum in Georgetown, a unique museum, with maps, tools and dioramas that outline the history of rice in Georgetown. At its Prevost Gallery next door is the Brown’s Ferry river freighter, the oldest American-built water-going vessel in existence.

Get your pulse racing at Freestyle Music Park (formerly Hard Rock Park), a seasonal theme park featuring amusement rides, live shows, interactive elements, kids’ play areas, gardens, shopping and dining attractions—most featuring music, bands and rock memorabilia like its café counterpart.  The park includes a large amphitheater with live daily shows, a carousel, a water-play structure and swings.

Watch the famous hammocks being made, or bike around the weathered houses and cottages dating back to the 1800s where the wealthy spent their summers in Pawley’s Island.

Discover the amazing sculpture collection at Brookgreen Gardens® in Murrells Inlet.

Make a splash at Wild Water & Race Theme Park packed with plenty of thrill rides, bumper boats, go karts, miniature golf and other attractions that make it more than just a water park.

Discover a world of over 100 species of animals at the Waccattee Zoological Farm, just 15 minutes from Myrtle Beach.

Bring out your inner Harry Potter playing an interactive live-action, role playing game at MagiQuest where players embark on quests and adventures in an enchanted fantasy world using real magic wands to solve the mysteries of the game.

Come face to face with some of nature’s fiercest creatures and reptile habitats at Alligator Adventure®, one of the largest reptile facilities in the world In North Myrtle Beach.

Pick up souvenirs, the best bargains, unique finds, and the latest Grand Strand beach trends at any of the premier shopping destinations, including Barefoot Landing®, Broadway at the Beach® and the Coastal Grand Mall.

Head to Broadway at the Beach® and experience 350 acres of premier shopping, dining. Surrounding a 23-acre lake, it features specialty shops, a variety of themed restaurants and a New Orleans-inspired nightclub district.

See Myrtle Beach and the surrounding areas from a bird’s-eye view during a helicopter tour though Huffman Helicopters, a private helicopter facility located at the Myrtle Beach airport.

Head to the pier, a beachfront tiki bar or a lounge on the beach to watch majestic sunrises or brilliant panorama’s of color during the sunsets over the Atlantic Ocean.

Soak up tons of fun and even more thrills at Myrtle Waves Water Park®.

Grab a kayak or canoe and explore lots of little islands, creeks, and marshes between the ocean and the Intracoastal in North Myrtle Beach.

Marvel at the colorful sea animals swimming through Ripley’s Aquarium.

Check out the regular variety show or hosted music and comedy artists at the 2,250-seat Alabama Theatre in North Myrtle Beach.

Satisfy your need for speed at NASCAR Speed Park® or Kart-Trax Formula Racing in Myrtle Beach.

Freefall 110 feet in the Slingshot Drop Zone, ride a wooden roller coaster and take a spin on South Carolina’s largest Ferris wheel at Family Kingdom, Myrtle Beach’s only seaside amusement park and oceanfront water park.

Enjoy dinner and an exciting show at Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede®, or watch performances and concerts at the House of Blues®.

Explore the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Promenade Boardwalk, a 1.2 mile-long, 3-section promenade through the sand from the 14th Avenue to 2nd Avenue Piers, and featuring an oceanfront view, numerous shops and restaurants along its path.

Splash around at Myrtle Waves, South Carolina’s largest water park and one of the largest on the East Coast, with more than 20 acres of swerves, curves and chutes. Open mid-May to mid-September only.

Visit some popular chain attractions like WonderWorks, Hard Rock Café and Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville.

Catch one of many live concerts paying tribute to musical icons of today and yesterday at Legends In Concert, known for possessing the greatest collection of live tribute artists and celebrity look-alikes in the industry, plus the most elaborate theatrical sets.

Stroll Barefoot Landing, a large shopping complex reminiscent of an old fishing village that’s located in North Myrtle Beach and naturally combines beauty and nature with the fun and excitement of shopping, dining, entertainment and special events for the entire family.

Visit the historic district of Georgetown, among the prettiest in the state.

See South Carolina landmarks such as Atalaya, former summer home of Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington, or fish, camp and more at Huntington Beach State Park (a coastal preserve) located in Murrells Inlet.

Hike several miles of forest that stretch along the Atlantic Ocean Myrtle Beach State Park, a small state park located in Myrtle Beach.

Shop for everything from shark’s teeth and shells to sarcophagus’ and Hummel figurines and more at the The Gay Dolphin Gay Dolphin Gift Cove Gay, billed as the nation’s largest gift shop with 26,000 square feet and 70,000 items in inventory.

Watch as the spirits of pirates and buccaneers that once sailed the coast of the Carolinas come to life in Myrtle Beach’s newest show at Dolly Parton’s Pirate Voyage, featuring spectacular acrobatic competition, live animals and a brand-new original music score by Dolly Parton, plus a 4-course family feast.

Sing along during the all-star tribute shows at Celebrations Music Theatre, featuring all-live concert performances by the greatest artists, such as “Elvis, Garth Brooks, Tina Turner, Rod Stewart, Liza Minnelli, Barbara Streisand, Cher, Louis Armstrong” and many more.

Step back into time at an Off Broadway theater’s backstage area—the scene of an apparent New York Mafia bank heist escape at Backstage Mirror Maze.

Try a local favorite, the Rice Paddy, a low-country restaurant in a revolutionary Victorian building located  in Georgetown with a great shrimp anmd bacon quesadilla, creatiev salads and crab cakes.