A Good Time in Myrtle Beach, On a Budget

It doesn’t take a king’s ransom to have a blast in Myrtle Beach. Although the area has its share of high-end entertainment, there’s plenty to do that won’t bust the bank. Many of these are not on the beach at all.


Luckily, it costs nothing to soak up the sun and play in the waves. Even the traveler with a budget will appreciate some diversions that don’t demand a lot of dough. What free and cheap things do you like to do in Myrtle Beach?

A Day at Broadway at the Beach

Hit this entertainment complex for a great time that won’t leave sand in your shoes. Wear comfortable shoes, too, to cover ground as you shop and stop for dinner or drinks. You can:

Grab a seat in the outfield at a Myrtle Beach Pelicans game.

Broadway at the Beach
Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

A Walk Along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Promenade

Stroll on a 1.2-mile wooden oceanfront boardwalk, from Pier 14 to the 2nd Avenue Pier. Check out Hot Summer Nights, a lineup of free live music. Find an array of low-priced souvenirs at the iconic Gay Dolphin Gift Cove

A Hike in Myrtle Beach State Park

Get your hiking shoes on and be ready for a gorgeous display of the beauty in the forest at the beach. Make a night of it by camping out under the trees or bring a picnic to a wooden shelter. Admission is $8 for adults and $4 for kids younger than 12.

Two woman on a beach chair at Myrtle Beach State Park
Market Commons

A Visit to Valor Memorial Garden

This quaint little park in The Market Common is a perfect escape for a family from the hustle and bustle of life. Stop and sit a spell along the path on inviting swinging chairs — it’s a beautiful place to clear your mind. Stop in a nearby coffee shop for a cup of java or visit the farmer’s market on Saturdays.

An Afternoon at Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum

It’s a fun and informative stop during your getaway, to see one of the revolving art exhibits. The museum offers interesting classes, too, and admission is free for everyone, every day. It’s a lovely gallery featuring local artists, with a gift shop with prints to take home.


Book a Stay at Paradise Resort

Many visitors make plans to return to Paradise Resort every time they visit Myrtle Beach. Friendly staff and clean rooms await you, at a great value. You’ll find a relaxing setting and a beautiful view from your room. Check out the specials going on now and book your stay at Paradise Resort today.