Hello Fellow Travelers & Travelettes
Sometimes you don’t have a week to vacation. You may only have 24 hours to explore a location before moving to the next. Trying to pack all scenery and attractions into your itinerary to make your short trip memorable can be stressful.
Luckily, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina has a lot of touristy things to do whether you’re traveling with family, taking a girl’s trip, or embarking on a simple romantic getaway. Here’s a reference guide to make the most of your 24-hour trip to Myrtle Beach.
8:30 am – Breakfast @ Hot Stacks Pancake House
The start of any trip must be a good breakfast. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 many hotel locations have slimmed their breakfast lineups, or they may have closed their eateries all together. Not to worry… Myrtle is filled with plenty of good locations to eat. One of them just happens to be Hot Stacks Pancake House.
They have a hearty selection and offer a decent variety of vegan and gluten-free options. I recommend trying the Chicken and Waffles, which also comes in a vegan alternative.
10:00 am – Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum
What better way to let your food digest after breakfast then with a calming walk through the Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum. This place offers free admission, although a small donation of $5 is greatly appreciated. Open Tuesday through Sunday for your viewing pleasure.
During our visit we were able to see an impressive paper exhibit by Sara Farrington titled “Model Home”. Absolutely amazing! The display was made completely out of paper. Everything from the couch to the electrical outlets.
Another one of the featured exhibits was Mana Hewitt titled “Persistence”. Featuring elegantly crafted brooches to signify the importance of women past and present. I personally enjoyed reading all of the narratives of the women on display. From Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Madame CJ Walker.
11:45 am – Walk Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk
This is perfect for the nature lover in your group. Only a half mile walk to easily enjoy the wildlife, birds and oddly enough goats the marsh has to offer. In addition, live music from the nearby restaurants and venues can be heard while strolling the marsh.
1:00 pm – Lunch @ Drunken Jack’s
Hushpuppies served with honey butter! I never would’ve thought to put this little concoction together, now I can’t imagine life without it. Drunken Jack’s can be found along the Marsh in addition to a couple of other great restaurants.
The crab cake sandwich I ordered was flavorful and delicious. Although, I couldn’t help but to nibble off of my husband’s melt in your mouth Jack’s Seafood Platter. Leaving full and satisfied would be an understatement.
2:45 pm – Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum
If you’re looking for a bunch of pictures on the wall this is not the place you’re searching for. This Museum is filled with pinball machines old and new that you can literally play. For only $12 a person you’re able to play till your little heart is content.
Please beware some of those high scores are hard to beat but you’ll have a great time trying!
4:00 pm – Ripley’s 5-D Moving Theater
The way these seats sling you from side to side, this attraction is more like an amusement park ride rather than a theater. At one point I thought the seats were going to catapult us across the room…all in fun of course.
It only lasted for about 15 minutes total. I would suggest purchasing these tickets as a bundle pack with any of the other Ripley’s attractions to save money. Buying them solo for only 15 minutes of fun could place a damper on your vacation budget.
Keep in mind that this attraction is only open Wednesday through Sunday.
4:45 pm – Relax on the Beach
Let the sounds of the waves clear your mind. Allow the sand to caress your toes. If need be stop by yours or another’s resort bar and grab a drink. Relaxation is all that needs to happen at this point. Nothing else needs to be said. Point. Blank. Period!
7:00 pm – Miniature Golf @ Mt. Atlanticus Minotaur Golf Course
There are at least 10 different miniature golf establishments on N. Kings Hwy alone. We chose Mt. Atlanticus because it seemed like the most challenging for our family. We loved the theme and ambiance here so we definitely recommend checking it out.
8:30 pm – Pirates Voyage
What an amazing show!! Oh, and I cannot forget the food…delicious!
It’s hard not to add them to the list, they have clearly allocated money into their marketing budget. While driving to our hotel we passed a million advertising signs to come visit. Even our hotel key had a small advertisement for the Pirates Voyage. So, those displays peaked our interest.
Pirates Voyage ranges around $60 for an adult ticket. Depending on your budget and amount of members in your party, it can get a little pricey. Keep in mind you are getting dinner and a show. A simple performance anywhere would cost you $30-$40 alone so money well spent.
The show itself is very engaging; actors and crew members never lose character. Food titles and descriptions play along with the pirates theme as well.
10:00 pm – Walk the Boardwalk
When you see the Ferris wheel you know you’re getting close.
The Boardwalk is a 1.2 mile walk that showcases oceanfront hotels, restaurants, lounges, shops and attractions. A great area to grab a drink, listen to some music and feel like a tourist. Most things close around 11 but the clubs and lounges stay open until 2 on the weekend.
Let us know about your trip to Myrtle Beach, SC and what you enjoyed most while there in the comments section below.
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