I’m from South Carolina, so growing up, it was pretty normal to take a weekend trip to Myrtle Beach with the family or play a high school volleyball tournament against Myrtle Beach’s local high schools. However, it’s been about 12 years since I’ve last visited, and I was blown away by all of the great additions that have been built since I was there. After seeing all the new attractions that have been built there in the past few years, it felt like a completely new adventure. I was enjoying every minute of it! Here are three of my favorite new spots:
3 New Must See Attractions at Myrtle Beach
1. The Skywheel
The Skywheel is the largest observatory wheel on the East coast. It was built in 2011 and is a must-see for your entire family. You’ll especially enjoy the enclosed gondolas with air conditioning to give you a luxurious sight-seeing experience. One suggestion to get the most from your visit is to go right around sunset. We went around 7:30 pm to enjoy the visibility of the day, but when we had just about finished our ride, the wheel was lit up and could catch some of the beauty of the glowing nightlife. Definitely the best time of the day to go!
2. The Boardwalk
One of my favorite parts about moving up north to Philly was to experience the Jersey shore boardwalk. I never got that experience growing up and thought southern beaches were missing this piece to their beach towns. I was thrilled to find out that Myrtle Beach built a boardwalk in 2012, and it is everything you’d hope for…great food, games, fun people watching. There’s something to enjoy at every age. I took this shot early one morning at a very peaceful moment, but you can believe that these boards are full of visitors during the peak times of the day.
Now, I’ve been to Broadway at the Beach many a times while growing up (stay tuned for more info about that in my upcoming post), but there have been so many additions to this area in the past few years
I visited WonderWorks which is a science museum full of engaging, hands-on exhibits. I could’ve spent all day in this place. Just look – it’s a building built so it looks upside down!
WonderWorks has a virtual roller coaster, 360 bikes (if you can bike fast enough, you’ll flip upside down), and a ropes course that suspends you overlooking all of the exhibits. They even do kid birthday parties!
On my trip, I also got to experience some of the classic attractions in Myrtle Beach that have been around for years, and I’ll tell you all about those spots soon. There’s just so much to see!
Note: Thanks to the Myrtle Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau for paying my travel and expenses on this trip. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.