Planning a classic beach getaway? There's no better bet than Myrtle Beach, where you can enjoy beachside thrills along with plenty of family-friendly distractions off the beach, too - and all for a fair price. To save money on your trip, check out our guide to the best Myrtle Beach vacation deals:
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Throughout the entire city of Myrtle Beach, you'll discover loads of affordable attractions, but here are the highlights:
- Huntington Beach State Park, 16148 Ocean Hwy, Murrells Inlet — Three miles of beaches: great for picnics, canoe trips, and of course, good old fashioned swimming.
- Oceanfront Boardwalk and Promenade — If you're visiting in the summer, this 1.2-mile stretch of boardwalk is always hopping, and always free.
- Myrtle Beach State Park, 4401 South Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach — $5 earns you access to this beach and maritime forest, where fishing from the comfort of Myrtle Beach pier, or surf fishing on the shore, are popular pastimes.
- Myrtle Beach Flea Market, 3820 South Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach — Skip the souvenir shops and head here instead. With five buildings to explore, you're sure to find something surprising (and cheap).
- Broadway at the Beach,1325 Celebrity Cir, Myrtle Beach — This local shopping center also has fun stuff for the kiddos - like fountains, sculptures, and playgrounds.
- Skywheel, 1110 North Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach — For just $13, enjoy an exciting birds eye view of Myrtle Beach on this famous ferris wheel.
- Ripley's Mirror Maze, 913 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach — Get lost in this mesmerizing maze that even parents will love. Tickets are $8.99.
- Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, 3100 South Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach — You never know quite what to expect here, and that's part of the fun. There's always a new exhibit to check out, and thankfully admission is free.
- Captain Hook's Adventure Golf, 2205 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach —If you've got little ones who are fans of Peter Pan, they'll love playing mini golf here. You'll love paying the cheap $9 admission.
While meals can eat up your vacation budget pretty quickly, there are some easy ways to save. You can cook your own meals, for starters, or you induldge at one of these affordable, yet top-rated dining options:
- Lulu's Cafe, 1903 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach — Grilled cheese, grits, biscuits and gravy... this diner is all about the comfort food. Your wallet will take comfort, too.
- The Boathouse Waterway Bar & Grill, 201 Fantasy Harbour Blvd, Myrtle Beach — Sandwiches, burgers, and standard seafood dishes, all with a side of live music if you come on the right night.
- Hana Tappenyaki House, 4036 River Oaks Dr — This top-rated spot serves up noodle bowls, hibache style plates, and more.
- Eggs Up Grill, 1289 38th Ave. North, Myrtle Beach — Fill up on favorites, like corned beef hash, belgian waffles, and eggs benedict.
- Mr. Fish, 6401 North Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach — Try classics like the fish tacos, or go for the Asian/seafood fushions, namely sushi.
- Bimini's Oyster Bar and Seafood Cafe, 930 Lake Arrowhead Road, Myrtle Beach — While you can enjoy everything from crab cakes to hushpuppies, you don't want to miss the oysters.
Of course another option for meals is to make them in the kitchen of your vacation rental. With a full-sized kitchen, you'll have the tools and space you need to make a fantastic meal - on a budget.
For the best Myrtle Beach vacation deals, you'll want book the right accommodations to help you save. Instead of staying in a one-bedroom hotel room, consider booking a vacation rental. With cheaper rates, more space, and countless amenities, you'll experience luxury at the best price.
Finding cheap attractions and affordable food isn't the only way to save. Here are a few pointers:
- Before you head for the city, find online coupons and package deals for must do attractions. The Internet is packed with Myrtle Beach vacation deals.
- Visit during the off-season (spring or fall) and you'll enjoy great prices on everything from accommodations to airfare. Since Myrtle Beach is brimming with year-round, "rain or shine" attractions, you don't have to come here during the summer to have a good time.
- Use public transportation instead of paying to park or renting a vehicle - you can check out route schedules beforehand. Stay near the bus routes or your most anticipated attractions and you won't have to fill up a gas tank.
- Make sure to pack along bottled water and snacks as you explore the town. This way, you're not out of pocket while you're out and about.