The Complete Myrtle Beach Summer Vacation Guide for 2023

Is a beach escape on your dream list? It’s prime time for a getaway to Myrtle Beach, with the sun and fun in full effect! There’s so much to do and see on the Grand Strand, how do you pick what to do?


We’ve compiled this handy guide to eating, shopping, and more in Myrtle Beach. Let Paradise Resort be vacation central on your next coast trip.


You can spend some quality time at the beach if you are an active family or if you are looking for some serious R&R. Myrtle Beach is 60 miles of fun and sun, but it’s best if you apply sunscreen, wear a hat, and pack lots of drinks and snacks for the best results.


Plan a walk to the pier or the Boardwalk. Bring a deck of cards, a good beach read, and sand toys for the kids and you’ll have a great time.


Whether you seek a romantic dinner or a restaurant that won’t mind your rowdy kids, the Grand Strand has you covered. The Melting Pot provides the ambiance for an amorous outing with someone special. Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen welcomes kids and hearty appetites with scrumptious family dining.


Thai-Lao Restaurant is a laid-back place serving Thai and Lao dishes. Tupelo Honey Southern Kitchen & Bar offers comfort food and craft cocktails.

Pier14 Myrtle Beach


Shopping on the Grand Strand has character. The Market Common features storefront businesses as well as bowling, dining, movies, and more. Broadway at the Beach is a complex with specialty stores and restaurants, all around a lake where you can get your steps in.


Coastal Grand Mall has popular anchor stores, specialty shops, and a food court, just like back in the day. And Manta Rays beach shop (1708 South Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach) has a wide selection of gear to outfit your beach excursions.


The Grand Strand boasts a wonderful mixture of adventure and wonders in attractions. WonderWorks offers more than 100 hands-on science exhibits, laser tag, and more. The iconic SkyWheel gives riders a spectacular view from a 187-foot observation wheel.


Snap photos with wax replicas of your favorite movie, music, and sports stars at the Hollywood Wax Museum. Family Kingdom Amusement Park boasts 37 rides for all ages and iconic rollercoasters.


As you gear up for summer fun in Myrtle Beach, keep this advice in mind for the most enjoyable time.




It’s for safety, but also more fun to have your people with you, at the pool and in the ocean. Your swimming skills aside, the buddy system is the most effective way to stay safe in the water.




You’ll need towels, that compelling beach read, a Bluetooth speaker, sunglasses, and snacks. Bring sandwich baggies for shells you find and keep your phone safe in the sand and surf.




If you’re used to running on a treadmill, go for a run on the beach while you’re here. Yoga on the shore? Spectacular. Get out on the water in a kayak or paddle board from local rental outfits.

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Make the next chapter in your vacation story spectacular. Paradise Resort can help you get a golf quote, so pack your clubs. It’s THE spot for your next family reunion or group outing, too.


There’s so much fun to discover near your beachside base. Put your dreams into action by booking your getaway to Paradise Resort today.

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