There's a reason over 14 million people visit Myrtle Beach each year. It's stunning. Myrtle Beach's Grand Strand has miles and miles of white sandy beaches and rolling waves.

Myrtle Beach also offers some great attractions. Take the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, for instance. You'll find plenty of activities to make your vacation memorable.

Or, if you live there, you'll experience beautiful views and beach life every day.

Local or tourist, you still need to know. Where do you go for a great place to eat, nightlife, exciting attractions or shopping? The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is an unbeatable choice.

If you're planning a visit to the boardwalk, check out these 10 things you must experience.

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

Top 10: Myrtle Beach Boardwalk Attractions

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk offers over a mile of beach views, attractions, food, and shops. It stretches between the 14th Avenue and 2nd Avenue Piers. It's broken into 3 sections.

Scenic views and seating surround the northern section. It includes 14th Pier and Pylar Park.

In the midsection, you'll find exciting attractions and businesses. It's much like a carnival from Pylar Park to 8th Avenue.

The southern section of the boardwalk is all about the oceanfront parklands. 

In 2008, the boardwalk started to receive some much-needed renovations. Then in 2010, a revamped Myrtle Beach Boardwalk reopened to the public. With a clever mix of the old and the new, it was an instant hit.

These are some of the amazing things the boardwalk now offers to locals and tourists, alike. Check them out and you'll see why this beach boardwalk is one of the most loved in the United States. 

1. The Fun Plaza Arcade

What is a visit to the beach without a little family fun? That's exactly what The Fun Plaza Arcade is all about. Kids and adults will both enjoy playing games in this open-air arcade.

With $5 or $10 in quarters, you can have a grand day of fun. Here are some of the games you can expect to see during a trip to this iconic plaza.

  • Skeeball
  • Air Hockey
  • Pinball Games
  • Retro Arcade Games
  • Kiddie Rides
  • Cranes
  • Modern Video Games

Young or old, a trip to The Fun Plaza Arcade will not disappoint!

Address: 902 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

2. Myrtle Beach Skywheel

Skywheel on Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

Looking for an unmatched view of the beach? You'll want to take a ride on the Myrtle Beach Skywheel.

It's a 200-foot high gondola ride with 42 gondolas that seat 6 people at a time. Each gondola is climate controlled and completely enclosed.

Tickets costs around $13 per person. It runs during daylight and nighttime hours. The Skywheel makes a scene when it lights up after dark!

Looking for an even better experience? Try the $50 VIP ticket. You'll get to skip the regular line and get a double length ride in a special gondola. It features a glass floor!

It doesn't matter which experience you choose. The Myrtle Beach Skywheel provides a panoramic view of the entire Grand Strand area. Be sure to bring your camera for some amazing shots!

Address: 1110 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

3. The Pub and Bar Scene

Restaurants and Pubs on Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

Part of the allure of a beach vacation is an interesting nightlife. Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is no exception. There are several popular pubs and bars you can try. Here are some you don't want to miss.

Duffy's Tavern

Duffy's is a relaxed saloon style pub. Come in for drinks, live music and stick around to play some pool.

Address: 110 9th Ave N, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

8th Avenue Tiki Bar & Grill

Who doesn't love a Tiki Bar? This one is a hot spot for both locals and tourists. It's a traditional bar with a great beach vibe.

Address: 708 Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Bowery's

A hot, honky-tonk style bar that features live country and rock music. If you like that hole in the wall vibe, you'll want to stop in and check it out.

Here's a little tourist bonus. The famous country band Alabama got their start here! You'll find fun memorabilia plastered all over this bar!

Address: 110 9th Ave N, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Ocean Front Bar & Grill

Open air and ocean breezes abound in this bar and grill. You can get food and drinks, but seafood and beer are their specialties. During summer evenings, this bar offers live music and a great beach bar atmosphere.

Address: 100 9th Ave N, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Hurricane's Daiquiri Bar & Grill

Find great food and drinks, with a feature on their unique daiquiris. Try them all! You'll find all the traditional flavors and a few new ones, too. There are virgin varieties if you'd like to skip the alcohol.

Looking to make yours special? Pick two flavors and make something new with their combo offer.

Not into daiquiris? No worries, they've got drinks for you, too. Choose from a selection of beer, wine, and liquor.

Address: 970 Boardwalk, 916 Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

4. The Sling Shot

This one's off the boardwalk, across Ocean Boulevard. But, if you're looking for a heart-racing experience, the SlingShot is for you! Or, you can ride with a friend if you're scared.

The Sling Shot has two massive towers with a bungee cord attached. There's a seat for two in the center.

When you're released, expect to go as far as 300 feet in the air with speeds up to 100 miles per hour. Then? You'll fall that same distance back toward the ground.

The Sling Shot is not for the faint of heart. Thrillseekers won't want to miss it!

Address: 1201 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

5. Ripley's Believe It or Not!

Ripley's Believe It or Not Myrtle Beach

Ripley's Believe It or Not! at Myrtle Beach has a lot to offer the curious visitor. And it's all accessible from Myrtle Beach Boardwalk! Check out some of these unique Ripley's attractions.

Odditorium

The Odditorium is jam-packed with a strange collection of stuff from around the world. Here you'll see things like shrunken heads and crazy artwork. You can even catch a show!

The building is two stories full of strange and exotic experiences. You'll find artifacts and objects from history, too.

Enter the Odditorium for around $15 per person. Or, check out some of the combo pricing to see more than one attraction. 

Address: 913 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Haunted Adventures

Got a thing for haunts and scary creatures? There are two Ripley's haunted attractions you must try. Both are on Ocean Boulevard, too.

The first adventure takes you on a tour through Grimsby & Streaper Casket Company. It's a massive, multimillion-dollar haunted house filled with live actors and animation. Encounter ghosts and ghouls as you explore the maze and solve a mystery.

Or, you can try your hand at the Haunted Adventure Laser Strike attraction. Love a good laser gun battle? Here's your chance to up the ante. Ripley's Haunted Adventure adds in a darkly-themed race for survival.

Hold on to your laser rifle and prepare for combat! You'll navigate a massive 10,000 square foot arena. It's filled with terrifying creatures and obstacles.

Address: 913 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Moving Theater

Ripley's Moving Theater is a show with a twist. In a motion simulator, you'll experience 3-D viewing like never before! Feel every turn, bump and drop as the simulator takes you along for the ride.

Choose from two 3-D films that include special visual and sound effects. You can ride for about $15 per person.

Address: 913 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Aquarium

Ok, it's not located right off the boardwalk. But, the aquarium is worth mentioning, since we're talking about Ripley's attractions, anyway.

Get an up-close look at sharks, stingrays, jellyfish, and other impressive sea creatures. Ripley's aquarium attraction includes several different exhibit zones for you to enjoy.

Here are a few exhibits you can look forward to at Ripley's Aquarium:

  • Rio Amazon
  • Ray Bay
  • Discovery Center
  • Dangerous Reef
  • Rainbow Bay

It's worth the effort of going. Enjoy Ripley's Aquarium before you leave Myrtle Beach! Now, back to the boardwalk!

Address: 1110 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

6. Fun Fair Food

There is quite an array of delicious fair-style snacks and treats on the boardwalk.

Looking for sugary treats or greasy, cheesy finger foods? You won't regret this! Boardwalk vendors offer everything from funnel cakes to waffle cones to cheese fries.

Speaking of sweets, if you love the sugary stuff you've got to check out I Love Sugar! It's a candy shop featuring anything you could want!

Address: 919 North Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

7. Pier 14

Pier 14 restarant on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

You could take a walk down Pier 14. It's a historic pier that's been around since the mid-1920s in one form or another. There's a restaurant, gift shop, and a bait and tackle shop. You can even do a little fishing off the deck if you want.

If you plan to eat dinner at the restaurant, larger parties need reservations. It's definitely worth it to take in the gorgeous sunset views!

Address: 1306 Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

8. Outdoor and Oceanfront Eateries

Restaurants on the Boardwalk

Hungry? Myrtle Beach has some great places to eat. But, you can also walk down the boardwalk to find a good meal.

You can stop in at some of the pubs we talked about. Bowery's, Duffy's and Hurricane's Bar and Grill are great options for a quick bite to eat. Or, you can check out one these local eateries for a nice change of pace.

Dirty Don's Oyster Bar

Oysters, shellfish, steaks, hot wings, sandwiches, and burgers are among the menu choices. Not to mention sides and a drinks menu, too. You've got plenty of options at Dirty Don's Oyster Bar. 

Address: 910 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Peaches Corner

A local spot, Peaches Corner offers burgers, hot dogs, and grilled sandwiches. It's convenient and reportedly the best burger around! Don't forget to try the fried pickles and cheese fries!

Address: 900 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Mammy's Kitchen

Right around the corner from Peaches, you'll find Mammy's Kitchen. Boasting the Best Breakfast in Myrtle Beach, Mammy's Kitchen is a must visit eatery.

It's a local spot that's been around since the 1950s. Mammy's Kitchen is full of tradition and history.

Address: 1010 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

9. Gay Dolphin Gift Cove

Gay Dolphin on the Boardwalk

Every vacation includes a shopping trip. How else are you going to find souvenirs and gifts for people back home? You'll find no better place than Gay Dolphin Gift Cove.

Think of it as a department store for souvenirs. It offers 26,000 square feet of Myrtle Beach themed items. You'll find shot glasses, sharks teeth, tee-shirts, sea shells, coffee mugs and more.

After you're finished shopping, take a look at the observation deck! You'll love the views from up top!

Address: 910 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

10. Unrivaled Ocean Views

Ocean view from the boardwalk

What's great at the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk? Well, the boardwalk, of course! We can't forget to slow down and take in the beautiful ocean views a stroll on the boardwalk offers.

In the summer months, you can find concerts and events on the boardwalk. Popular seasonal events make the boardwalk a place to hang out at any time of year!

All along the northern area, you'll find built-in benches. There are scenic overlooks and plenty of places to stop and rest.

You can people watch or look out over the beach. There's over a mile of protected views!

Plan Your Trip, Today!

Whether you're a local or a tourist, you must check out Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. It's got everything. Breathtaking ocean views, great attractions, and plenty of places to eat. There's something for everyone!

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