Hidden Gems In Myrtle Beach

Vacation is a time to explore and try new things. There are plenty of attractions and entertainment in the Grand Strand making it a fun time for everyone. However, there are quite a few hidden gems in Myrtle Beach that many don’t know about. Here’s the rundown on everything you need to know about these unique and fun spots.

Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes, and Fries

From amazing food, service and quality, you can’t go wrong with Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes, and Fries. The eatery is located in 501 Tanger Outlet Center and makes an awesome burger. Each burger is full and juicy leaving every customer satisfied. Plus you can try out the Five-Five Challenge for a free meal. Get ready for a 55 oz. stack of meat on a burger bun with at least four toppings. Don’t forget about the side of fries and 24 oz soft drink. If you are brave enough to eat all of this in 30 minutes or less, your meal is on the house.

Ripley’s Aquarium

So this isn’t a hidden gem as it’s the number one attraction in the state of South Carolina. However, did you know that you could sleep with the sharks? After you spend the day exploring, it’s time for a one-of-a-kind experience with your little one. The night is packed with fun from a scavenger hunt, dive show, and other great activities. Set up your sleeping bag in the Dangerous Reef Tunnel and count sharks instead of sheep as you drift off to sleep. Adult tickets are $19.99 and kids are $10.99. Call today for more information: 800-734-8888.

Coccadotts Cake Shop

It’s time to enjoy yourself and indulge in a few sweet treats while on vacation. Coccadotts Cake Shop is a gourmet bakery located in the brand-new Savebrook Town Plaza, near the intersection of Hwy 17 and 544. You may see a few familiar faces when you step into the shop as the owners were featured on The Food Network’s, Cupcake Wars. Come in and try out many delicious flavors including toasted almond, sweet strawberry, butter mint, orange cream and old-fashioned spice. Yum!

The Bowery

See where the band, Alabama, got their start in Myrtle Beach. The Bowery is known as “The 8th Wonder of the World,” and has been in the area for nearly 70 years. You will hear all of the classic Alabama hits and get to see the best-kept secret, Lee Travis & The Bounty Hunters. This four-piece band plays six days a week in the summer and works strictly for tips. The Bowery has high energy and is the place to be for a great time.

Horse Back Riding at The Beach

It’s time to take a ride along the beautiful Atlantic beaches, and what better way to explore than by renting a horse? Start the day at Inlet Point Plantation in North Myrtle Beach and select the horse of your choice by level of experience. You will then get a guided tour of the plantation that is full of history, wildlife, and beachfront views. Horseback riding is $50 per person. If you are looking for more information on the horse tours, call 843-249-2989.

New South Brewery

Did you know there was a brewery located right here in Myrtle Beach? This local gem can be found along Campbell Street in Downtown Myrtle Beach. Enjoy a tour of the history of New South and how the excellent brews are made. Plus, you get to sample from the beer collection including Nut Brown, White Ale, and Dark Star. Tours take place on Tuesday and Thursday from 3-5:30 p.m. Pick up some New South swag and other great souvenir items before you leave.

There are plenty of hidden gems in Myrtle Beach that are perfect for trying something new. What are some hidden gems you’ve found while on vacation?

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