Myrtle Beach – Visiting the Grand Strand
Summers are meant for spending days in the sunshine and frolicking with loved ones on the sand. Myrtle Beach is a perennially popular destination for families during the warm summer months. When the waves are tickling your toes, what else do you do?
Hit the (mini) links
You can’t visit the Grand Strand without seeing dozens of putt-putt golf places. There are more than 50 miniature golf courses in the area and many offer play-all-day rates and have ice cream or snacks. You can’t swing a putter without hitting one of these fantastical courses and their blue-green waters. Area coupon books offer discounts for many of them as well.
Looking for a little bit of culture and art while visiting? Check out Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet. Once owned by the Huntington family, this is not your average garden. It is 15 square miles filled with amazing sculptures, water features, a small zoo, a butterfly house and more. Your family can learn all about the rice plantation and the enslaved people who worked the land. Brookgreen is a perfect fit for everyone in the family. Visit brookgreen.org.
If you wind up with rain on your vacation, there are plenty of indoor options to enjoy along the Grand Strand. The Fun Warehouse offers indoor climbing structures, an arcade, a skating rink and laser tag. It is truly a one-stop-shop for indoor entertainment. You can also visit Ripley’s Aquarium or Ripley’s Believe it or Not!, Wonderworks, or visit a bowling alley or movie theater until the sun comes out again. Visit funwarehousemb.com.
Keep in mind that mask mandates are ever-changing and will vary from town to town and business to business along the Grand Strand. Please check beforehand to know the current recommendations and rules for the places you will go this summer so you and your family can make memories to last a lifetime.