Myrtle Beach had once began as a small beach town. Today it is modern and built up, a city rather than a town. The Boardwalk at Myrtle Beach, however, holds a little bit of nostalgia for both young and old. With restaurants and shops that have been here since the area was built, the Boardwalk is like stepping back in time. It is a place that both tourists and locals should not miss.
As you begin navigating the Boardwalk you will want to make sure that you do not miss anything. Below is our guide that will help you decide what to do next during your time at the Boardwalk.
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If you’re looking for a thrill
View Myrtle Beach from a new perspective as you spin around on the SkyWheel. Situated 200-feet above sea level, the SkyWheel gives a view of the Boardwalk as well as the Atlantic Ocean that you will not want to miss. Beat the summer heat in one of the 42 climate controlled gondolas as you sit back, relax, and enjoy the view.
Are you looking for a thrill, or do you want to do something that you normally wouldn’t do? Then check out Myrtle Beach Thrill Rides. Rides include the Sling Shot, the Skyscraper, and the the Air Strike. Challenge your fears as a family as you ride the Shooting Star and the Sun Dance. For families with smaller kids there is the option of the Sky Bounce, which takes a trampoline to a new level.
Experience a new zipline challenge as you race against five other people to see who can reach the end the fastest. Located in downtown Myrtle Beach, Zipline Adventures allows you to reach heights and speeds above the bustling beach town. After you zipline you can climb up the 60 ft Free Fall Tower where you will jump and experience the sensation of free falling.
If you’re hungry
Experience the old ‘beach joint’ feel as you enter Landshark, with decks that allow the ocean breeze in and beach music playing in the background. A family-friendly restaurant, Landshark is located next the the Skywheel, making it a go to spot for tourists and locals alike. In the evening guests can enjoy “the sounds of live entertainment and street performances,” as well as the light show of the Skywheel. Of course, guests are able to enjoy a cold draft LandShark with their American beach food.
The Bowery, also known as the Eighth Wonder of the World, has been the place to go since 1944. The Bowery offers a laid back atmosphere with daily live music music and the promise of a good time.
If you’re looking for a fright
Enter the Grimsby & Streaper Import-Export Co. which often has strange occurrences and is always at the center of controversy. It is blamed for both dead and alive that have disappeared from the town, with unnatural things often occurring. You never know what you will find inside….
Have you ever wanted to live out your worst nightmare? We didn’t think so. For those of you who are brave enough, Nightmare Haunted House allows your nightmares to become reality. As you walk in and out of darkness you never know what could be around the next corner.
Do you have a curious mind?
Here’s where the book comes to life. Experience shrunken heads, artwork, sculptures, as well as interactive activities and a spinning vortex tunnel that will make you question everything you know.
Experience Monkey Madness and the Ultimate Roller Coaster adventure like you’ve never seen them before. As your seat moves, tilts, and shakes along with the screen you will feel as if you are inside the movie.
For your inner child
Jump back in time as you enter these Myrtle Beach arcades. With a mixture of old and new games both kids and adults will be entertained for hours as the nostalgic beach is brought back to Myrtle Beach.
Gay Dolphin Arcade
If you’re shopping
The Gay Dolphin is a Myrtle Beach landmark, open for business since 1946. The store offers more than 70,000 items in a 30,000 square foot space. Kids and adults will not be bored while shopping in the Gay Dolphin, with items for each age group, and even those that you would never think of.
Find yourself in a boardwalk beach shop with airbrush, clothes, and car tags that can be customized to your liking.