When you plan a vacation, you certainly plan on spending money, but a little creativity can go a long way toward cutting your costs while enriching your experience. Step off the beaten path to explore the Grand Strand, and you may just discover a new appreciation for the area and the savings! Consider adding some of our favorite suggestions for free fun to your next North Myrtle Beach vacation.
Sip, Shop, and Stroll
Broadway at the Beach is an outdoor entertainment, dining, and shopping complex centered around a 23-acre lake. Nestled in the heart of Myrtle Beach, Broadway is home to more than 100 specialty shops, family-friendly attractions, an assortment of dining options,and nightclubs for the after-hours crowd.
Barefoot Landing offers a vast array of shops, eateries, and attractions along the Intracoastal Waterway. Enjoy your choice of grab-and-go snacks while window shopping and catching live entertainers. Both Barefoot Landing and Broadway at the Beach offer fireworks displays on select nights. Beyond its shopping and dining venues, The Market Common hosts numerous free events throughout the summer, including movies, concerts, and a weekly Farmers’ Market. The possibilities truly are endless!
Festivals and Events Galore
The Myrtle Beach Area hosts an assortment of annual events that offer a glimpse into our community and a taste of our culture. We have a festival for every season, and it’s easy to plan your visit to savor the flavors you crave. Top draws include the World Famous Blue Crab Festival, MayFest On Main, and A Grand Strand Holiday. From music and food to holidays and our world-famous beach – we have plenty to celebrate!
Get Closer To Nature
Of course, no Myrtle Beach visit is complete without a beach day (or three). Sandy toes and sunshine comes free, and the coastal breezes are more than tempting, but if the great outdoors are calling, the beach is just the beginning! Soak up the sights and sounds of nature with a picnic at Grand Park, across from Market Common, or scout out native birds within the saltwater marsh at Murrells Inlet MarshWalk.
Try your luck at an award-winning catch off the 985-foot Cherry Grove Pier, where memories are fueled by legendary fish tales and breathtaking views. Or take a short drive north to take in 100 winding acres of lush landscapes and wildlife on the hiking trails at Vereen Memorial Historical Gardens. There’s no shortage of beauty and tranquility in North Myrtle Beach!
For beauty of another sort, take in nearly a dozen galleries of contemporary visual masterpieces peppered with Southern tradition from local artists at Franklin G. Burroughs – Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum. What a perfect way to get a genuine feel for Carolina culture!
Of course, you can always count on special offers from Grand Strand Resorts to help save on your accommodations as well. Deals like 15-25% off full week stays or free nights thrown in, are not to be missed! If we can assist you in any way, please give us a call at 800-367-6515 or reach us through our Contact page.