If you think South Carolina's ultimate vacation destination is restricted to the very popular Myrtle Beach, you haven't yet ventured 10 miles up the shoreline to North Myrtle Beach. Boasting a variety of exciting adventures and activities — this versatile, beachside getaway is ideal for every vacation style. Whether its thrills and entertainment or some rest and relaxation that you desire, North Myrtle Beach has it all and you'll want more than just a weekend vacation to fit it all in.
Calling all adrenaline junkies! If the typical beach vacation no longer holds the same allure for you, why not consider an action-packed vacation that's full of adventure? North Myrtle beach has its fair share of activities for thrill-seekers. Soar above the canopy at Go Ape Zip Line & Treetop Adventure. Here you can spend hours testing your limits on your own private obstacle course, complete with a series of rope courses and zip lines — one of which takes you across a 25-acre lake. Or, go big at Shark Wake Park, where anyone from beginners to seasoned wakeboarders can catch massive air. With the park’s unique cable system, visitors can ride the waves sans boat. Whatever eye-popping adventure you choose, this will be a vacation you’ll be thinking about for years to come.
North Myrtle Beach is the place to be if you're an outdoorsy vacationer. Full of greenery and wildlife, you can get outside and back in touch with nature while visiting this beautiful destination. See some of the world’s rarest creatures at Alligator Adventure. Spend the day with an albino alligator, some aggressive saltwater crocodiles and Utan, a 20-foot croc, in the 15-acre park. The wildlife refuge is also home to kangaroos, big cats, sea turtles, squirrel monkeys and more. For another family-friendly activity, board a morning or evening dolphin cruise and spend time with some of nature’s most intelligent and playful creatures. As if this wasn't already enough to choose from, you can also make a stop by the picturesque Heritage Shores Nature Preserve for a walk on the boardwalk or along one of the many walking trails.
Sometimes there's nothing better than taking a break and allowing yourself to unplug and recharge. For this sort of zen getaway, opt to rent a condo on a peaceful inlet where you can paddle board through some of North Myrtle Beach’s most picturesque waterways, lounge around or spend time strolling along the shore. If you really need to de-stress, pay a visit to Touch MedSpa for customizable massages, facials, and more. There's no question that North Myrtle Beach has all of the peace-inducing activities you could possibly need and want to for a relaxing vacation.
Make a Hole in One
In the mood for tee time? North Myrtle Beach is what many tout as the golf capital of the world. With the abundant convenience of golf villas along the Grand Strand and courses designed by some of golf's greatest, this seaside destination is a wonderful spot for a golf-filled vacation. Whether you're seeking a challenge or a few laid back rounds, North Myrtle beach has a variety of offerings — each complete with stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean, salt marshes and giant oak trees. Recharge after a long day on the green with dinner at the waterfront Greg Norman Australian Grille* or bring the family along for a variety of fun mini-golfing adventures.
*Closed for renovations at this time.
Shop till You Drop
Fashionistas and shopaholics will fall in love with all of the shopping opportunities North Myrtle Beach offers. Browse nearly 50 stores at Barefoot Landing on the scenic inlets or waterways and take in the beauty of the beach while you visit one-of-a-kind shops and restaurants. Shop smart while you vacation and take full advantage of the deals at the Tanger Outlets, too. Don’t be fooled by the name — Myrtle Beach Mall is actually in North Myrtle Beach, and there’s plenty to explore there, as well. Regardless of what your style and taste may be, be sure to leave a little room (or a lot) for some serious shopping!
Culture & Art
There's no shortage of phenomenal, awe-inspiring cultural happenings in North Myrtle Beach all year long. A notable one has to be Pirate’s Voyage, a four-course dinner and show full of plank-walking, eye-patch-wearing pirates and a full-sized pirate ship. The Carolina Opry, a critically-acclaimed variety show, is one for the ages. If live music is more your style, you’ll be in luck while in North Myrtle Beach. The House of Blues, a stunning venue that erupts with Americana, Blues, Rockabilly and more, never disappoints. As if that wasn’t enough, North Myrtle Beach is also home to a variety of seasonal festivals and concert series — think Music on Main and Sounds of Summer. If you're looking for a vibrant, eventful vacation — North Myrtle Beach is ideal.
Virginia isn't the only place that's for lovers. North Myrtle Beach is a magical destination and the perfect spot for a romantic getaway for two. Couples can opt to stay at an oceanfront bungalow — from here you can soak up the sound of the ocean and fall in love all over again. Enjoy a fairy-tale-like horseback ride on the beach with your special someone at Inlet Point Plantation, a private island perfect for a serene escape. Or, take in the beauty of the sunset over the Atlantic, then enjoy dinner at contemporary steakhouse 21 Main or the historic, rustic Parson’s Table. With so much opportunity for romancing, there's no question that you'll be leaving North Myrtle Beach feeling starry-eyed.