South Carolina's Northeast region offers visitors some of the most beautiful vistas and beachcombing opportunities on the East coast. Offering over 60 miles of unspoiled shoreline, the Grand Strand is one of South Carolina's best-known areas. Myrtle Beach offers the visitor a bustling scene, with one of the most popular beaches in the country and a happening town just steps from the water offering shopping, restaurants, and lots of southern hospitality. The traveling family will find exciting attractions and unique parks while a couple can find the perfect location for a romantic getaway.
Just half an hour down the road from Myrtle Beach rests a remote island offering undisturbed beauty and simplicity. Pawley's Island is a coastal paradise featuring white, sandy beaches, gentle creeks and stunning vistas of the tidal marsh. With nothing much to do aside from touring the small historic district, visiting The Original Hammock Shop, or grabbing lunch and a latte, Pawley's Island is the perfect spot for relaxation away from the maddening crowd!
Things To Do in South Carolina's Northeast Region
Horry County Museum - Housed in a converted post office adjacent to the Historic District of downtown Conway, the Horry County Museum contains exhibits of the pre history natural history, and human history of Horry County. Monthly exhibits by local artists are offered in addition to the historical and regional exhibits. View a variety of materials from old tools and photographs to displays on the tar and turpentine industries, as well as household items, local crafts, and wildlife specimens.
Florence National Cemetery - Veterans of five wars are buried in this thirty-acre national shrine, often called South Carolina's "Little Arlington."
Pee Dee State Farmers Market - The Pee Dee Market features a log cabin gift shop complete with gardens and greenhouses, a 100-year old barn which houses a pecan kitchen and cafe, and a wide selection of statuary products, plants & flowers, and pottery. Fresh fruits 7 vegetables, homemade goods, and seasonal products such as pumpkins are also available.
Broadway at the Beach - This 350-acre complex features 100 specialty shops, 20 restaurants, 10 nightclubs, and 15 themed restaurants inclduing Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville with retail shops and interactive entertainment.
Jurassic Golf - Enjoy miniature golf among life-sized dinosaurs towering over the foliage. Both courses, the Ice Age and Predator, feature 18 holes among mountains and waterfalls.
|Myrtle Beach Pavilion Amusement Park - This 11-acre playground features a category five Hurricane roller coaster, an antique Herschel-Spillman Merry-Go-Round, a giant 1900 German pipe organ, and a new 4-D Adventure Theater. |
Myrtle Waves Water Park - Everyone in the family can find something entertaining in the 20 acres of thrilling rides, tube slides, and racing rivers. There is also a special toddler area, and the newest addition, the Aruba Tuba. Facilities include restrooms, showers, and locker rooms, as well as rental services and plenty of food and concessions services.
Ripley's Aquarium - Travel through the mysterious ocean without getting wet! The aquarium features a Dangerous Reef tunnel which is on a gliding path, where visitors are surrounded on all sides by sharks up to 10 feet long. Other areas include the Discovery Center, Ray Bay with amazing sting rays, Friendship Flats, and Rainbow Rock. View hundreds of species of marine life and enjoy all the comfort facilities.
Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum - Experience a unique self-guided tour through this astounding museum of the weird, incredible, rare, and unbelievable. Tour 12 unique galleries featuring hundreds of amazing oddities from around the world.
Ripley's Haunted Adventure - Experience the scare of your life with hi-tech animations, special effects, and creepy ghouls who guide you through the frightening remains of the Grimbsy & Streaper Import-Export Co.
Wild Water - Water Race Theme Park - This state of the art amusement park has 16 acres with over 33 rides, a wipeout wave pool, waterfalls, a children's water playground, miniature golf, and a race track complex.
North Myrtle Beach
|Alligator Adventure - Find yourself face to face with some of nature's fiercest yet most beautiful animals at Alligator Adventure. During your visit you will see many species of alligators in their natural habitats of swamps and marshes. You will also encounter an amazing array of reptiles, lizards, turtles, giant frogs, and exotic birds from around the world. There are live shows every hour in addition to the guided tour. |
Barefoot Landing - Barefoot Landing is a unique shopping, dining, and entertainment experience with over 100 shops, 14 waterfront restaurants, and the Barefoot Princess riverboat. Stroll down the landing, which is reminiscent of an old fishing village, and enjoy the gentle breezes coming off the 27-acre lake.
Hawaiian Rumble - Hawaiian Rumble is everything miniature golf courses are supposed to be with a magnificent volcano, palm trees, waterfalls, challenging yet fun holes, and an incredibly fun theme. You'll receive a great Hawaiian Welcome and a colorful lei when you arrive. Hawaiian Rumble is also the site for the Master's National Championship of Miniature Golf and the US Open held annually.
House of Blues - Reminiscent of an old Southern Delta juke joint, House of Blues offers some of the best local and national blues artists. A Sunday Gospel Brunch offers local and regional gospel artists and a lavish buffet. While you enjoy the music, you can also enjoy scrumptious dining with dishes like Voodoo shrimp, Tennessee Baby Back Ribs and Creole Jambalaya.