Sun, sand, a cool drink and the sparkling Atlantic – this idyllic scene is the first one that comes to mind when you decide to visit the Grand Strand. And, while relaxing on the beach with your favorite novel is a blissful way to spend the day, there is so much more to do!

Want to stay onshore, but still find adventure? Rent bicycles for a day and explore the area’s trails. The kids will be happy if you take them to Myrtle Waves or Wild Water and Wheels–water parks with enough thrills and excitement to please everyone. Still not sure what to do? The options are endless for land lovers – Alligator Adventure is an exciting way to spend a day. And don’t forget all the fun mini-golf courses along the Strand.

Maybe a half or full day deep sea fishing trip is your idea of the perfect day? Or, enjoy one of the Grand Strand’s fishing piers and wet your line – and get plenty of advice from local anglers!

With air conditioned, comfortable gondolas, the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel guarantees an amazing view of the Grand Strand. Standing 200 feet above the Atlantic Ocean, this is the largest wheel of any kind this side of the Mississippi, and it’s even more breathtaking at night.

Broadway at the Beach, Pavilion Park has rides to please everyone – from thrilling roller coasters to the nostalgic rides everyone loves. Ziplines and ropes courses are also waiting to give your family a day to remember!

If an adventure in nature is more your speed, pick up a paddle and kayak or canoe your way to a memorable day of fun and discovery. Full and half day tours and rentals are offered locally along the Grand Strand. Spartina cord grass, hundreds of birds, sea turtles and maybe even a dolphin or two await your salt marsh expedition. Huntington Beach State Park offers a two hour kayak trip every Monday that will give you a fascinating look at the maritime forest and salt marsh bordering Huntington Beach State Park. There is even a moonlight tour during the week preceding full moon.

Maybe you’re ready for a little more excitement? Try parasailing for a thrilling ride. Myrtle Beach also offers helicopter tours that give a breathtaking view of our beautiful coast.

There are so many ways to have an adventure along the Grand Strand. What will your family do today?

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