Looking for more than rest and relaxation on your next Myrtle Beach trip? Of course, in the summer months there are many adventurous water and outdoor activities to explore in the area, but when the water and air temperatures start to drop, you may have to get a little more creative in your search for extreme Myrtle Beach fun. Here are a few ideas to set your course for adventure during the fall and winter months on the Grand Strand:
This adventure park features extreme zip lines, an aerial adventure course, a climbing wall and a kid’s course. On the zip lines, fly through the treetops of the five-acre forest all while taking in breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean! The aerial adventure course is a series of obstacles and elements above the ground. For those seeking more adventure, the higher routes are increasingly more difficult–the higher you go, the harder the challenge. During the off season, the park opens at Noon, Friday through Sunday. Radical Ropes is located at 301 19th Ave., S. in Myrtle Beach.
Jack Axe – Axe Throwing
Looking for a new active adventure or maybe a new way to let off a little steam? Try the Grand Strand’s newest attraction, axe throwing. This new adventure takes the traditional lumberjack competition of axe throwing and combines with a fun, social atmosphere creating a new way to have fun with friends and family. Book your session online or simply walk in to either of the two convenient Jack Axe locations–one in Myrtle Beach and one in North Myrtle Beach. Trainers are on hand to assist you and offer advice. Groups are welcome and it makes for a great birthday, bachelor, bachelorette or other group outing as well. If you have more than eight in your party, just give them a call ahead of time. Dress comfortably and be sure to wear closed toed shoes! Jack Axe is located at 4801 S. Kings Hwy. in Myrtle Beach and 3606 Hwy. 17 S. in North Myrtle Beach. Check out their website or on Facebook for more details.
Located in the state of the art North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex, Go Ape is an outdoor high ropes and zip line adventure experience featuring different courses for adventure seekers of all levels. Tackle hanging obstacles, explore treetops from a different perspective, and fly through multiple zip lines with water views and zips on the course of your choice. The Treetop Adventure course is 2-3 hours in length. It features 905 feet of zip lines, 38 obstacles and a 44 foot platform. The Treetop Journey is about an hour in length and offers 145 feet of zip lines, 21 obstacles and an 18 foot platform. Go Ape is located at 150 Citizens Circle in Little River.
T.I.G.E.R.S. Preserve – Myrtle Beach Safari
Located on the Intracoastal Waterway not far from the Market Common, T.I.G.E.R.S. Preserve is a 50-acre tropical wildlife preserve featuring many rare and endangered animals including a Liger (crossbreed of a tiger and lion) named Hercules and a 9,000 pound African elephant named Bubbles. T.I.G.E.R.S. offers both a day and night safari guided, interactive walking tour through the property (rain or shine). Tours are approximately 3-hours. In addition to Bubbles and Hercules, you will also encounter baby tiger cubs, a cheetah, apes and eagles during the tour. Tours for 2019 are available through November 30 and reservations are required. This is truly a bucket list experience!
Huntington Beach State Park / Atalaya Castle
Huntington Beach State Park is 2,500 acres of unspoiled nature and shoreline located just 15 miles south of Downtown Myrtle Beach. For the adventurer, Huntington Beach boasts five nature trails including some that take you through salt marshes and along the beach, bike paths, an education center and various wildlife sightings including hundreds of bird species. Alligators are spotted frequently and there has even been an occasional mink sighting. Of course, for further exploration, there’s Atalaya Castle located within the gates of the park. This 30-room castle was designed and built in the early 1930s by Archer Huntington, a New York philanthropist, as a winter residence for he and his wife, Anna Huntington, an artist and sculptor. Atalaya was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984. If you bring your bicycle, not only can you take advantage of the bike paths within the park, but the Waccamaw Neck Bikeway is located just outside the Huntington Beach gates. This biking trail is runs from Murrells Inlet to Pawleys Island. Huntington Beach State Park is located at 16148 Ocean Hwy. in Murrells Inlet.
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