Planning a beach vacation this summer? Visitors tell us one of the reasons they love staying in North Myrtle Beach is because of the convenient access to a variety of attractions, entertainment and dining. As the greater Grand Strand area continues to gain popularity, there are many new exciting and fun things to do and places to go!
We want planning your North Myrtle Beach getaway to be as easy as possible, so we’ve rounded up a few of the area’s newest attractions and dining options.
THINGS TO DO:
Lucy Buffett’s Lulu’s is one of the latest additions to North Myrtle Beach’s waterfront dining scene. But Lulu’s is more than just great food. Next door to this vibrant, fun restaurant is one of the area’s newest attractions: Lulu’s Beach Arcade and Ropes Course. Another concept from Lucy Buffett (sister of famous entertainer Jimmy Buffett), it features an indoor arcade full of family-friendly games and a massive outdoor ropes course, affectionately called the “Mountain of Youth.”
Ever wanted to throw an axe? Well, you don’t have to trek deep into the woods to do it! Visit Jack Axe Throwing on Kings Highway in North Myrtle Beach and test your skills at this trending sport (don’t worry . . . our trainers will show you how to master throwing an axe!). Participants must be at least 12 years of age to enjoy this popular activity, and anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
If you’re looking for ways to stay healthy on vacation, take advantage of the area’s newest walking trail, the McLeod Health Seacoast Nature Trail. Connected to the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex, this 2.5-mile trail is surrounded by native trees, vegetation, birds and wildlife.
Topgolf is now open on the Grand Strand! With more than 70 climate-controlled hitting bays, this experiential driving range is enjoyed by avid golfers, novices and everyone in between. And with extensive food and drink menus, Topgolf is a great activity for your reunion, bachelor or bachelorette party. Of course, you don’t need a special occasion to visit. Make the short drive down Highway 17 for an outing with friends or family.
Head around the corner to Broadway at the Beach and experience the sights and sounds of Pearl Harbor at Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach. In this interactive exhibit, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported back in time to the USS Arizona. Both fascinating and educational, this is a great rainy day activity if an afternoon shower happens to interrupt your day at the beach.
The latest addition to Little River, a quaint fishing village just beyond North Myrtle Beach is Twelve 33 Distillery. Take a tour to learn how their products go from “grain to glass” or stop by their swanky Tasting Room to sample their unique spirits, like 3 Peppers Vodka or Mullet Creek Rum. If you prefer not to sip the spirit straight, try their Mini-Cocktail Flight (any four half-sized handcrafted, signature drinks from their rotating cocktail menu).
PLACES TO EAT:
Want to try the latest cuisine on the coast? There is no shortage of new places to eat in North Myrtle Beach.
Looking to dine with a picturesque view? Plan a visit to Local On The Water this summer. With a large bar and expansive patio, Local On The Water is a great place to gather to eat, drink and watch the boats coast along the waterway.
Near the intersection of Main Street and Ocean Drive you’ll find award-winning Buoys On The Boulevard. Serving up traditional seafood platters, cold cocktails and live entertainment every weekend, Buoys also has an extensive (and delicious) sushi menu. This classic beachfront dive is a can’t-miss in the heart of North Myrtle Beach.
If you prefer to travel by boat, take advantage of the Intracoastal Waterway and dock your boat near Barefoot Resort, where you’ll find The Marina Bar & Grill at Barefoot Landing. This new waterfront spot features a variety of fresh seafood, like oysters, shrimp and crab. Really hungry? Try their take on a Lowcountry Boil—The Marina Boil—steamed with signature house seasonings, served with sausage, com, potatoes, hot butter and cocktail sauce.
On the other side of the waterway, you’ll find Barefoot Landing. This 100-plus-acre waterfront dining and shopping center has several new places to eat, including Taco Mundo Kitchen Y Cantina. Taco Mundo features tasty Mexican cuisine with a family-friendly, energetic atmosphere.
Another new addition to Barefoot Landing is Cafe de Paris. With specialty coffee beverages and sweet treats—along with soups, salads and sandwiches—everyone is sure to find something to enjoy at this quaint, French-inspired coffee shop.
Ever had one of Doughnuttery’s famous mini doughnuts? For the first time, these cute one-of-a-kind creations can be purchased outside of New York City. Whether you’re looking to satisfy your cravings or simply try something new, visit IT’SUGAR at Broadway at the Beach and get your fix!
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