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5 Recognizable Spots in Myrtle Beach for You to See

As you make your descent into Myrtle Beach, you notice things.

That cool Ferris wheel on the beach. The BEACH itself! The interpretation of what makes a location iconic will differ. But the Grand Strand has lots to choose from.

Here are five to make time to see while you’re here.

5 Locations That Are Emblematic of Myrtle Beach and Nearby

The new, old, popular, and obscure. They’re all baked into the Grand Strand experience. Here are five spots you should visit.

Brookgreen Gardens

An absence of hubbub. You’ll appreciate that about a place as serene as Brookgreen Gardens. It’s worth making part of your beach tradition, down the road in Murrels Inlet. Incredible sculptures adorn the maintained gardens. Plan to spend a day exploring.

TRY THIS: Swing by the Lowcountry Zoo. It’s onsite and is Association of Zoos and Aquariums in South Carolina accredited.

 The beach

Park your car at Caribbean Resort, check into your room, then make tracks for the beach. It’s what you’re here for, right? This time of year, it’s a gorgeous day on the shore. Relax, get on that beach, read, play with the kids … do it all here.

TRY THIS: Take photos. Not that many of us need the prompting! From sunrise to sunset, with shells, our family, and more, there’s plenty to capture.

Beach Walk


Any excuse you can make to get to the Boardwalk and onto SkyWheel is a good one! (Plus, LandShark Bar & Grill is right there in its shadow for a burger and a drink.) A ride on the wheel is a must-do. You’ll get a great view, and you’re in the middle of it all to have more fun.

TRY THIS: Feeling extra? Book a VIP ride. It’s twice as long as the regular spin, sitting in Ferrari-leather bucket seats. Plus, you get a T-shirt and lanyard.

Broadway at the Beach

It would be nearly criminal to come and go from Myrtle Beach and NOT shop and dine at Broadway at the Beach. Everything’s here, with lots of parking in a well-maintained complex. Rides, zip-lining, and more provide the family fun. It’s a pretty nice way to get your steps in and your shopping on.

TRY THIS: Hit the Southern Living Store for gifts and keepsakes. Enjoy a slice of delight at Extreme Pizza. Cool off at Myrtle Waves Water Park. Then split sharables and craft cocktails at Bar Louie. Sounds great, right?

Ripley’s Aquarium

Bulletin: There are penguins — lots of them — at Ripley’s Aquarium. Aside from the colony of African penguins making a comeback, there is the iconic tunnel. It’s where you can mingle with the sharks without the shark bites. You and your kids (or grands) will have a great time and plenty of excitement.

TRY THIS: Coming to the beach for an extended stay? Consider a camp at the aquarium for your kids. Can you imagine getting to do something so cool?

Family look at fish and sharks in aquarium tank
Caribbean Family Swimming in Indoor Pool

You’re Certain to Have a Great Stay at Caribbean Resort

How about a spacious, peaceful room with lots of excitement on the side? That’s what you get at Caribbean Resort, a great retreat that’s close to it all. It’s the sort of resort you’ll want to visit often.

It’s the perfect spot to start a few Myrtle Beach family traditions. With onsite dining, event space, and a great location, it’s also perfect for group outings. There are great deals ahead for your fall getaway. Take a look, and book your trip today.

Caribbean Cayman Tower