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Timeless Attractions That Explain What Myrtle Beach Is All About

Trained your attention onto Myrtle Beach for a late-summer vacation? You have images of it in mind. 

Places and scenes that say “Myrtle Beach” without saying “Myrtle Beach.” They’re icons of the Grand Strand. They tell you you’re in the right place. Some are universal, and others might mean something to you and your family.

Here are five that you should see when you visit in September.

Fun facts about Myrtle Beach

Few vacation destinations both cause a stir and foster your desire for serenity. The Grand Strand does it in big ways. Did you know these tidbits of information, though?

  1. There’s an official dance

The movie release of “Shag” gave it a new lease on life in 1989, but it’s a timeless bit of Americana. The dance craze began right here on Ocean Drive.

  1. The big four are …

It’s tough to do this area justice in four symbols. But if you had to, they’d be: Wide beaches, championship golf, seafood joints, and outlet shopping.

  1. Why the Grand Strand?

Local newspapers each had a column called “From the Grandstrand.” The nickname stuck even before the place had the name Myrtle Beach.

5 famed attractions to experience in Myrtle Beach and Nearby

Can you imagine being mayor here? What a cool job. Anyway, here’s what you should come and see.

1. The Family Kingdom

Could the new Twist N Shout become the most iconic ride in this iconic amusement park? Or is it Swamp Fox, the state’s only wooden roller coaster?

What’s here?

Myrtle Beach’s seaside amusement park has 35 rides and an arcade. The Family Kingdom is sure to become your family’s go-to because there’s something for everyone. It’s perfect for an extended family vacation.

TRY THIS: Get the wristband for all-day rides. Remember that if you get tickets, they never expire. Bring them next time you visit!

Family Kingdom

2. Broadway at the Beach

It’s amazing for one location to have all your heart’s desires. And yet, here it is. From shopping to dining to entertainment, it’s all at Broadway at the Beach.

What’s here?

Fun, always! It’s a wonderful area, and Simpson’s fans will love the 4D show. Many families make it part of every Grand Strand trip. You can pick up souvenirs for family and friends back home, too.

TRY THIS: Shop for your pets at Reigning Cats & Dogs. Hit happy hour at Good Time Charley’s. And take a thrill ride with Beach Rider Jet Boat.

3. Barefoot Landing

Like Broadway at the Beach, the offerings here give insight into what visitors want. Shopping, entertainment, and great food. Enter Barefoot Landing.

What’s here?

Notice a theme? These are places folks return to year after year. It’s a lovely outdoor shopping experience and a great place to get in your steps. Some who enjoyed Barefoot Landing as teenagers now bring their kids!

TRY THIS: Grab snacks and gifts at It’s Sugar. Chill with a cold one at Crooked Hammock Brewery. Let the kids run wild at Barefoot Amusements.

BAREFOOT LANDING

4. Ripley’s Believe It Or Not

Can you be decisive about the things you see here when you’re done? Do you believe it … or not?

What’s here?

So many levels, with a variety of things to see. The mirage tunnel is cool, and the dance room is a favorite. Make sure to hit the arcade, too. The kids will love it! Get your picture taken when you arrive for a keepsake.

TRY THIS: Buy tickets in advance. Look for money-saving coupons in booklets available at your resort.

5. The beach

Do you have what it takes to become a professional beachcomber? All you need is time and the ability to chill for a day on the beach.

What’s here?

Diversion. Adventure. Serenity. When you pile all that in one place, it’s easy to see that the beach is the place that can make it all happen. Myrtle Beach has it all, from the tranquility of a pier at sunrise to the SkyWheel at night!

TRY THIS: Get on the SkyWheel. Whether it’s a daytime spin or on the sunrise ride, you’ll see the Grand Strand from a new and beautiful perspective.

Myrtle Beach Skyline

The axis of comfort: Brittain Hotels & Resorts

Hold onto the memories of a beach trip for a lifetime when you choose a Brittain Resort. Discover wonderful accommodations and amenities, from the south strand to North Myrtle. You’re sure to find a place to make you happy on your getaway. Book your stay today!

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