Only have 3 days to spend in North Myrtle Beach? While there are plenty of fun things to do, be sure to enjoy these top attractions and activities during your stay.
DAY ONE: GET SETTLED AND ENJOY THE BEACH
Upon arrival, check into your condo, resort, beach house, or hotel suite. Many vacation rentals in North Myrtle Beach have a kitchen, so if you plan on cooking a meal at home, make Boulineau’s your first stop. Located in Cherry Grove, this shopping village is a one-stop shop for everything you’ll need (and we mean everything), including fresh seafood.
Once you unpack and put away the groceries, hit the beach! After all, isn’t this the reason you are here? North Myrtle Beach is a collection of beach communities, each offering its own unique experience. No matter where you decide to plant your chair, enjoy your afternoon, playing beach games or relaxing in the sun.
Before sunset, head over to Little River for dinner. Just a 15-minute drive from Cherry Grove, Little River is a quaint fishing village and has some the area’s best waterfront dining. Sit on the patio of Crab Catchers for a casual dining experience; they bring the catch of the day right past your table from the dock! If you are looking for something more upscale, go to The Parson’s Table for excellent food and unique décor. Located in an old church, you’ll be surrounded by stained glass windows while dining.
You can’t go to North Myrtle Beach without dancing (or at least watching) the Carolina Shag, the state’s famous dance. So, after dinner, head back to Main Street Ocean Drive to Fat Harold’s Beach Club to watch the pros or take a lesson.
DAY TWO: EXPERIENCE THE UNEXPECTED
Start your full day in North Myrtle Beach by watching the tide roll in. Set the coffee pot to brew and grab a half dozen sticky buns or Crumb Buns from Crumb Buns Bakery. Breakfast on your porch comes with a sea breeze and a view that can’t be beat.
For something different, spend your morning at the North Myrtle Beach Sports Complex. This 163-acre park is where Go Ape Zip Line & Treetop Adventure is located, a thrilling ropes course with a series of zip lines. Right next door, you’ll find Shark Wake Park, South Carolina’s first full-size cable watersports park, which allows riders to wakeboard (without a boat) on a series of cables. Both of these North Myrtle Beach attractions are family-friendly and offer fun for various ages and levels of expertise.
After you’ve enjoyed an action-packed morning at the North Myrtle Beach Sports Complex, take your taste buds on an adventure at BurgerFi. A convenient stop at the intersection of Highway 17 and Main Street, BurgerFi has a number of burger, side, and dessert options. If you can’t decide if you want French fries or onion rings to accompany your burger, don’t sweat, you can order the “Cry+Fry” side, which has fries and onion rings.
Make plans to spend your evening at Barefoot Landing. You’ll find restaurants and entertainment galore in this 100-acre complex. If you are looking for seafood, go to Flying Fish Public Market & Grill, where the motto is “if it swims, we’ll catch it.” Or try Greg Norman’s Australian Grille, owned by the famous golfer, and you’ll feel like you are in a Sydney harborside restaurant. After dinner, stay in Barefoot Landing for some live entertainment. The Alabama Theatre is home to ONE The Show, which is full of family comedy and every genre of music. Check the schedules of House of Blues and the nearby Carolina Opry, too. You’re sure to find something for everyone.
DAY THREE: ENJOY ICONIC NORTH MYRTLE BEACH
It’s your last day, so make the most of it. Savor the Southern charm that is North Myrtle Beach. Start your day with a hearty breakfast at Hoskins Restaurant. Fuel up with a big stack of pancakes, biscuits better than your mom’s (we won’t tell her) and their famous pimento cheese grits. While you are there, check out the old photos of historic North Myrtle Beach on the wall.
Take the gang to the Cherry Grove Fishing Pier. It’s a $2 admission fee, but the views are worth every penny. If you want to cast a line, you can bring your own rod or rent one.
After you’ve caught all you can, go to the OD Pavilion Amusement Park, which has old-school amusements, including roller coasters, bumper cars and a Ferris wheel that overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. While you are there, head around the corner to Duffy Street Seafood Shack for good food and a laid back beach atmosphere before you head home.
Three days isn’t enough to enjoy all of the fun things to do in North Myrtle Beach, but if that’s all you can manage, book your stay now. Like most everyone who comes to visit us, we’re sure you’ll be back!