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Around the Myrtle Beach area

With everything to see and do along the Grand Strand, it’s easy to see why Myrtle Beach, SC is America’s Favorite Beach destination. Beach Colony Oceanfront Resort gives you quick and easy access to it all! Enjoy endless shopping, spectacular live shows, award-winning golf, amusement parks, water parks, water sports, and much, much more. Discover the best of what to do in Myrtle Beach!
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Attractions

Broadway Grand Prix

Broadway Grand Prix packs a serious punch of fun and thrills! Grab the whole family for a fun filled day of racing Go-Karts on seven tracks, dare each other to go on the height-defying Sky Coaster, or see who can get the most tickets in the Grand Prix Arcade and so much more! Broadway Grand Prix packs a serious punch of fun and thrills! Grab the whole family for a fun filled day of racing Go-Karts on seven tracks, dare each other to go on the height-defying Sky Coaster, or see who can get the most tickets in the Grand Prix Arcade and so much more!

Hollywood Wax Museum

It’s the best value in Myrtle Beach. Just look for the 40,000-pound Great Ape and get ready for some gargantuan-sized fun! Ask for your All Access Pass. Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center brings three attractions together to keep your family entertained all day! Meet and take pictures with your favorite Hollywood stars in the wax museum, battle to contain deadly zombies infected with the Alpha Strain to save the world in Outbreak, and make your way through a possible 288 turns in the mirror maze to save Princess Hannah!

WonderWorks

Located at Broadway at the Beach, this amusement park for the mind features 50,000 square feet of fun for the entire family, complete with 100+ exhibits, all interactive. There’s an array of themes throughout WonderWorks including Natural Disasters, Light & Sound, Far Out Art, Imagination Lab and Space Discovery. Plus, this attraction features an indoor ropes course, 6D motion ride and laser tag. For even more fun, add their Soar + Explore option where you can try your hand at a 40-foot tall outdoor ropes course and 50-foot tall zipline. 

 

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is an iconic Myrtle Beach destination. Stretching from 1st Avenue North to 16th Avenue North, this ever-expanding boardwalk features fun, dining and entertainment. Delicious dining options include such choices as Moe Moon’s and Pier House Restaurant while including historic favorites like Peaches Corner and The Bowery. Shopping spots include the well-known 26,000-square-foot Gay Dolphin Gift Cove, surf shops and more. Or, just enjoy a peaceful stroll along the Boardwalk while soaking in the sights and sounds of this famous Myrtle Beach spot.

Ripley’s Aquarium

Located at Broadway at the Beach, Ripley’s Aquarium is a must-see Myrtle Beach attraction. Open year-round, it features an array of animals and exhibits. Check out the creatures of the Indo-Pacific at Rainbow Rock, go beneath the ocean at the Dangerous Reef as you move along a 340-foot long glidepath, see piranhas at Rio Amazon or touch rays at the Ray Bay. Additional aquarium experiences are also available including Dive with the Sharks, Stingray Experience and Glass Bottom Boat Adventure. Be sure to check out Ripley’s Aquarium during your next Beach Colony vacation!

Pavilion Park

The Pavilion Park offers a collection of classic rides from the Pavilion Amusement Park. Set among three areas, Pavilion Part East, West & Central, there is so much fun to be had. These Broadway at the Beach rides include Wave Swinger, Rio Grande Train, Pipeline Slide (the largest dryslide on the coast!), the historical 1905 Herschell carousel, The Rocket, and one of the newest additions, the Broadway 360 Observation Wheel. Be sure to check out all the rides at Pavilion Park during your next visit to Broadway at the Beach!

Myrtle Waves Water Park

Located less than 5 miles from Beach Colony, near Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Waves Water Park is a summertime attraction for water fun. Filled with water attractions such as the 20-foot long Super Chute, 50-feet-per-second Turbo Twister, Tsunami FlowRider®, the toddler-sized Bubble Bay and so much more, this attraction is a great way to cool off on a hot summer Myrtle Beach day. The park also features snack options, beer garden for adults, gift shop and more.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans Baseball

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans, affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, can be seen strutting their stuff in the heart of Myrtle Beach at TicketReturn.com Field, located just across the street from Broadway at the Beach. Join them for an affordable family-fun night out. Plus, check out their various promotions throughout the summer including select post-game fireworks shows!

Miniature Golf

Myrtle Beach is filled with miniature golf courses both near and far! Take your pick from a variety of themes for the whole family. Nearby options include Jungle Safari Golf, Treasure Island Golf, Dragon’s Lair Fantasy Golf, Spy Glass Golf and so much more!

Family Kingdom Amusement Park

For the young and young at heart, Family Kingdom offers some of the most memorable and adrenaline-pumping experiences in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Families and Groups naturally love it for the excellent variety of spirited and wholesome fun. Locals and vacationers alike know the Family Kingdom as the hottest spot in Myrtle Beach for having the time of their lives.

Brookgreen Gardens

The Brookgreen Gardens in Pawley’s Island, SC are the creation of Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington of Connecticut, who purchased the old Brookgreen rice plantation and some neighboring land to open the garden to the public in 1932. Brookgreen Gardens is designated a National Historic Landmark. About 550 works of American figurative sculpture are displayed at the Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington Sculpture Garden including works by Anna herself. Also included in your seven day admission is the Native Wildlife Zoo, children’s play area, two restaurants, garden tours, zoo tours, and a self-guided tour nature trail to show off the 2000 identified species of life, including majestic longleaf pines, Spanish moss draped live oaks, and vistas of the river and nearby marshland. The Brookgreen Gardens are a true South Carolina beauty.

Alligator Adventure

At Alligator Adventure you’ll find yourself face to face with nature’s fiercest and most beautiful animals. Located adjacent to Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach, one of South Carolina’s most outstanding tourist attractions, Alligator Adventure is one of the largest facilities for reptile life in the world. During your visit to the park you will be guided through beautiful natural swamps and marshes, where you’ll encounter an amazing array of reptiles, lizards, turtles, giant frogs, and exotic birds whether you can find some right here in Myrtle Beach or from all over the world!

SkyWheel Myrtle Beach

The Myrtle Beach SkyWheel is 200-feet above sea level. Take a flight overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk in one of our 42 climate controlled and fully enclosed gondolas. Situated as a centerpiece of the 1.2 mile-long Oceanfront Boardwalk and Promenade, the SkyWheel is surrounded by some tasty eats, great shopping and the pristine sands of the Atlantic. 

Shopping

The Market Common

Located on the south end of Myrtle Beach, not far from the Myrtle Beach International Airport, The Market Common features a walk-able shopping and dining district complete with seasonal events and more. Shops include Tommy Bahama, Orvis, Southern Living Store, Seacoast Artists Gallery, Pottery Barn and beyond. Hungry? Check out one of the many dining choices such as Peace, Love and Little Donuts, Gordon Biersch, Tupelo Honey and The Brass Tap. Looking for some fun? Head over to 810 Billiards & Bowling to bowl a game or throw some darts, or, catch a show at Stage Left Theatre Company or Grand 14 Cinema. Market Common also features seasonal activities including a farmer’s market, outdoor movies and more.

Broadway at the Beach

Broadway at the Beach is an iconic shopping, dining and entertainment district in Myrtle Beach. Located about a 12-minute drive southwest of Beach Colony, Broadway at the Beach is home to many of the well-known area attractions such as Ripley’s Aquarium, WonderWorks, Kwik-E-Mart, The Simpsons in 4D, Soar & Explore as well as nearby attractions including TopGolf, Myrtle Waves Waterpark, Hollywood Wax Museum, Myrtle Beach Pelicans and Legends In Concert. Dining is plentiful at Broadway with choices including Hard Rock Cafe, Dave & Buster’s, Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen, Senor Frog’s, Sweet Carolina’s and more! Enjoy dessert at Ben & Jerry’s, River Street Sweets or Sweet Molly’s Creamery, just to name a few. There’s many shopping options as well, including Bijuju, Cariloha, Del Sol, Earthbound Trading Company, Pick a Pearl, Ron Jon Surf Shop and so much more. Come for the afternoon or stay the entire day!

Barefoot Landing

Located about a 12-minute drive northeast of Beach Colony, Barefoot Landing is the perfect option for an afternoon out with the family or for an evening dinner spot. This North Myrtle Beach complex is located along the Intracoastal Waterway and features plenty of shops, restaurants and attractions. Come on out for a show at Alabama Theatre or House of Blues and stay for dinner at Joe’s Crab Shak, Flying Fish Public Market & Grill or Lucy Buffet’s LuLu’s. Shops are endless at Barefoot Landing and include Christmas Mouse, Black Market Minerals, Pure Lure, Tara Grinna Swimwear, The Olive Shoppe and more. Seasonally, Barefoot also offers a fireworks show and strolling entertainment. 

Tanger Outlets

Tanger Outlets features two Myrtle Beach locations. The closest option to Beach Colony is the Hwy 17 location. Head up towards Restaurant Row in Myrtle Beach to find this shopping mecca. Here you can find outlet deals at a variety of stores including Adidas, Coach, Gap Factory Store, H&M, Old Navy Outlet, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Michael Kors and so much more. There’s also dining and snack options including Craft Taco, The Fudgery, Five Guys Burgers and Fries and Sizzling Wok.

Shows

Pirate’s Voyage Dinner & Show

A live-action dinner and show, located just minutes from Beach Colony, Pirate’s Voyage is a popular entertainment option for families visiting Myrtle Beach. Cheer for the Crimson or Sapphire crew as they perform amazing battles in their search for long lost treasure. The venue features pirate ships and a 15-foot water-filled lagoon, for a realistic theatrical experience. Included with the show is a four-course meal featuring veggie soup, roasted chicken, apple pie and more. Be sure to check out Pirate’s Voyage during your next beach vacation! 

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

This dinner and two-hour tournament show is fun for the whole family, featuring knights, a queen, horses and so much more. Cheer on your knight as they joust and compete, while enjoying the falconry and exquisite horsemanship that are included in the show. While cheering you can enjoy your four-course meal including roasted chicken, corn, potatoes and more. Vegetarian and allergy accommodations are available. Be sure to check out Medieval Times for a memorable and unique Myrtle Beach experience! 

Legends In Concert

This world famous live tribute show features an amazing all star cast of FIVE great acts in ONE grand show. Legends In Concert performances are the real thing, with performers singing with their natural voices and perfection of mannerisms, hair and dress of the original celebrities portrayed.  All this backed by a hot live band, singers, dancers, special effects and lighting in an intimate style theater where everyone has a great view. The acts rotate at least four times a year, so audiences experience a brand-new performance each season. Voted number one show on the beach, It’s An Event You Won’t Forget!

Alabama Theatre

Make plans to visit Alabama Theatre, located at Barefoot Landing, during your next Myrtle Beach vacation. The strength of “ONE The Show” is the power of its music that carries the audience through the enchanting evening. No audience member will be touched in the same way as “ONE” weaves a magical musical journey filled with song, dance and laughter. Rest assured that the night will be one of the most enjoyable nights of live entertainment you will ever experience – vigorous, uplifting and even spiritual. Be sure to check out their calendar for guest touring artists as well as information on their annual holiday show, “South’s Grandest Christmas Show.”

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