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Where in the world: USA  /  South Carolina  /  Coastal South Carolina  /  North Myrtle Beach

Top 15 things to do in North Myrtle Beach

1. Barefoot Landing

Previously known as the Village of the Barefoot Traders, Barefoot Landing is a shopping complex built over a filled-in portion of Louis Lake. The 15 quaint village shops of unusual wares that once made up the complex has expanded to more than 100 shops and activities encircle the lake. Many restaurants have outdoor seating with a view over the whole complex.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
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2. Alligator Adventure

In addition to its namesake creatures, Alligator Adventure hosts an array of animals, such as beavers, tigers, reptiles, and more. Wander the center, as much a zoo as an alligator park, and visit the exhibits featuring native and non-native creatures. Don't miss the shows, including live alligator feedings and lessons in alligator and snake handling. You'll not only have the chance to admire American alligators, but also an albino alligator, a Chinese alligator, and even a crocodile. Check the website for information about feedings, show times, and special ticket offers.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
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3. Cherry Grove Beach

Suggested duration: 2 hours
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4. Waccamaw River Nature and Wildlife Tour

Likely to sell out FROM $39
Come aboard to explore the beautiful cypress lined Waccamaw River, Intracoastal Waterway, and its creeks/swamps; in search of birds, and other wildlife that inhabit these southern waters along the untouched National Wildlife Refuge. The majesty of the moss lined river is breathtaking and the peacefulness of this natural area is appealing to all. You'll be greeted by peacocks and gaze upon exotic animals on the drive to our docks at the back of the Waccatee Zoo. Join us today for a Waccamaw River Tour adventure!
Suggested duration: 1h 30min
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5. Waterskiing & Jetskiing

Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
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6. Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, Myrtle Beach

Home to more than 10,000 creatures, Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach offers interactive activities designed to teach the public about 350 different marine species. You can observe the underwater kingdom of sharks, or touch cownose and spotted eagle rays. The aquarium houses a discovery center, providing hands-on multimedia marine education classes for visitors of all ages. Don't miss a stop at the "living gallery," a presentation of undersea life that includes sea anemones, corals, jellies, octopuses, and sea dragons.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
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7. Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach

Situated on the shores of beautiful Lake Broadway, Broadway at the Beach offers attractions from museums and aquariums to amusement park rides and live shows. There's also fine dining, brand name shopping, and nightly entertainment. View replicas of your favorite celebrities and historical figures at the Hollywood Wax Museum or head to Soar and Explore to try your hand at navigating a ropes course 15 m (15 m) in the air.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
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8. Myrtle Beach to Charleston with Horse & Carriage Ride, Harbor Cruise, Boone Hall

Likely to sell out FROM $178
Join Charleston Adventures for an exciting full day experience.  Charleston has been named the #1 city in North America and the world, come and find out why.  Get a taste of all that the “Holy City” has to offer.  Departing from a convenient location in Myrtle Beach, we will transport you to Charleston on a comfortable motor coach.  Our tour includes 1) A carriage tour of the historic district with Palmetto Carriage Works, 2) a little time in the Historic Market for shopping (time permitting),3) A historic harbor tour aboard the Carolina Belle with Charleston Harbor Tours 4) A delicious boxed lunch aboard your harbor tour from Charleston favorite, and 5) A tour of USA Today’s #1 Plantation, Boone Hall Plantation.  Leave all of the planning and driving to us and sit back and enjoy yourself aboard this top rated Day Trip!
Suggested duration: 10h 30min
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9. Coastal Scuba

Suggested duration: 2 hours
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10. Off-Road Tours

Suggested duration: 3 hours
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11. SkyWheel Myrtle Beach, Myrtle Beach

Fly high above the Atlantic Ocean with a ride on SkyWheel Myrtle Beach, a 57 m (187 ft) Ferris wheel opened in 2011. The wheel features 42 glass-enclosed, air-conditioned gondolas, each with bucket seating for six and UV protective windows designed for optimal viewing. The highlight of the wheel is a cutting-edge lighting system with more than one million LEDs, capable of creating a range of light effects best appreciated after sunset. Remember that vistas of the Myrtle Beach shoreline change at different times of day, providing you with a new perspective each time you ride the wheel. Avoid standing in long lines by booking your tickets online or by phone.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
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12. Surf Lessons

FROM $65
Want to learn how to surf? Surf Dreams Surf Camp is the number 1 surf camp on the Grand Strand. We provide you with a unique surfing experience along with ocean safety and surfboard knowledge. Get ready to have the time of your life.
Suggested duration: 1h
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13. LuLu's Beach Arcade and Ropes Course

Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
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15. Private, Guided Parks and Scenic Tour of South Myrtle Beach and Pawleys Island

FROM $300
Offering private tours of South Carolinas' beautiful coastal areas, including Brookgreen Gardens, Litchfield Plantation, Pawley Island, The Hammock Shops Village, Huntington Beach State Park and Murrells Inlet, specifically for small groups of people (4 max) looking for a truly unique experience. Relax and enjoy this narrated tour as we drive along parts of the hammock coast, stop for photos, talk about famous people, learn about local history and even stop for lunch and ice cream.
Suggested duration: 3h
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