What's the only thing better than vacationing in Myrtle Beach? Vacationing in Myrtle Beach with all your family and friends. While any trip to the Grand Strand is a great one, the adage “the more, the merrier” certainly applies to Myrtle Beach, where large groups and family reunion parties have plenty of fun activities to choose from. Here are 10 of our favorites:
Barefoot Landing: Located in nearby North Myrtle Beach, this multipurpose complex offers great shopping, dining and entertainment, including major music venues like the Alabama Theatre and the House of Blues. Take a wine-tasting tour of Duplin Winery, check out the animals at Alligator Adventure, and catch weekly fireworks over Barefoot Lake.
Baseball: Take the whole gang out to the ball game to see the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, the hometown team that plays at Broadway at the Beach. The Class A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs puts on quite a show both on the diamond and with loads of unique promotions and between-inning antics. Group rates and special seating are available for parties of 15 or more.
Broadway at the Beach: The abundance of things to do and see at this multipurpose complex makes it ideal for large groups with varying tastes. Some can go shopping at the dozens of unique shops, others can dine at the excellent restaurants, and the more adventurous can visit attractions like Ripley's Aquarium, WonderWorks or the Pavilion Nostalgia Amusement Park.
Brookgreen Garden: This former rice plantation offers lots of room for groups to explore the beautiful flowers and sculptures. As the oldest botanical sculpture garden on the East Coast, the 9,000-acre property also features the Lowcountry Zoo, the Butterfly House, the Gullah Cultural Center and other exhibits sure to please your group.
Family Kingdom: Located in the heart of downtown Myrtle Beach, this old-school amusement park offers something for everyone in your group. The young and the young at heart can purchase all-access arm bands and ride the roller coasters, bumper cars and kiddie rides, while those who prefer to keep their feet on the ground can tag along with no admission charge.
Golf: Myrtle Beach is famous for golf, and the Grand Strand boasts so many courses that it's easy to find a tee time for your group. Planning a family reunion? You can hold a golf tournament on one of the 80 golf courses within a one-hour drive of Myrtle Beach, followed by a family picnic and trophy ceremony.
Myrtle Beach Boardwalk: The centerpiece of the downtown district is this 1.3-mile walkway that stretches between the ocean and some of the best attractions, dining, shopping and nightlife on the Strand. Groups can ride the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, catch a concert or fireworks show in Plyler Park, or simply go for a stroll and see all the sights on the beachfront.
Theaters: Myrtle Beach is home to several live theaters, including The Carolina Opry, Legends in Concert and The Palace Theatre. Large parties can book their own sections to see off-Broadway shows, live concerts and tribute artists. For dinner and a show, Medieval Times and Pirates Voyage offer excellent entertainment and food for a reduced group rate.
Tours: For a memorable experience for your group, book a trip to explore some of the Grand Strand's more scenic locales. Cruise down the Intracoastal Waterway aboard the Barefoot Princess; see aquatic life on a dolphin-watching tour; or learn about the area's rich history at the former plantations in the South Carolina Lowcountry.
Water Parks: Everyone in your group can find a way to unwind at one of the many local water parks. Myrtle Waves, Splashes, and Wild Water & Wheels are among the hottest spots to cool off on the Strand. Braver members of your party can ride the slides while others chill out in the lazy river.
Guests at Compass Cove can enjoy their own water park experience without leaving the resort thanks to our indoor/outdoor water features, and the outstanding accommodations and amenities are ideal for group gatherings. So book your upcoming family reunion or group outing at Compass Cove and prepare for a memorable Myrtle Beach vacation with your family and friends.