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Around the Myrtle Beach area

Palace Resort is within close distance of many Myrtle Beach area shops, attractions, entertainment and golf courses. From theater shows, to live concerts, to outlet malls to an aquarium, Myrtle Beach is full of fun and adventure for all families to enjoy.
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Attractions

Broadway Grand Prix

Add a little thrill to your vacation! Head to Broadway Grand Prix for kart loads of fun and family time! Test out your skills behind the wheel on seven different Go-Kart tracks. The thrills keep coming on 10 other popular attractions! Shoot to the sky in the Sky Coaster or try your luck in the Grand Prix Arcade!

Hollywood Wax Museum

Looking for something unique and fun to treat your family to? Take a trip to Myrtle Beach’s Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center and do one of three attractions located in one building or maximize your time and do all three!

Take selfies with A-list Hollywood stars, fight zombies to save the world in Outbreak, or save Princess Hannah by conquering the mirror maze.

WonderWorks

WonderWorks, located at Broadway at the Beach, is the perfect Myrtle Beach attraction for children and adults alike. Known to many as the “upside-down house,” WonderWorks is a great place to visit on a rainy day, a hot day, or a cool day in Myrtle Beach. The entire attraction (except for Soar + Explore) is located inside, making it the perfect escape from the elements. WonderWorks in Myrtle Beach features a large array of exhibits from the Tesla Coil, to the WonderSimulators to the ever-popular Bubble Lab. Combining learning, fun and wonder, this attraction will boggle your mind, increase your knowledge and make you smile all within your visit. Included in the price of admission is the indoor Spacewalk Ropes Course Challenge that reaches 36 feet above the floor and multiple hurdles that visitors must maneuver over and around while completing the course. Outside of the WonderWorks main building is an additional attraction that can be enjoyed with the purchase of combo or additional tickets: Soar + Explore Zipline and Ropes Course. Be sure to visit this popular Myrtle Beach attraction on your next vacation!

 

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is a hub of activity in the downtown and oceanfront Myrtle Beach area. Stretching from the 2nd Avenue Pier in the south to 15the Avenue North on the north side, the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is a popular place for summer events, afternoon walks and good ol’ fashioned fun. Lined with restaurants and shops on one side and the beautiful beach on the other side, the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk provides a route for visitors looking to enjoy all downtown Myrtle Beach has to offer. At more than a mile long, the Boardwalk also has scenic areas that are perfect for walking or taking a break from the excitement of your vacation. Located only about a mile south of the end of the Boardwalk, the Palace Resort is a perfect hotel to stay at if you plan on visiting the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk.

Ripley’s Aquarium

Ripley’s Aquarium in Myrtle Beach is one of the most exciting attractions in Myrtle Beach. Located at Broadway at the Beach, this aquarium is great for all ages, from toddlers to grandparents. Home to the ever-popular Dangerous Reef, where visitors glide beneath a giant tank full of sharks and the Rainbow Rock where multitudes of brightly colored fish whirl around a reef habitat. Reach out and touch the rays in the Friendship Flats or meet a stingray up close at the Ray Bay. Or, check out the penguin exhibit to learn more about these fascinating animals! Grab a bite to eat at the Feeding Frenzy Eatery then meander through the Ripley’s Cargo Hold Gift Shop during your visit to the aquarium. Throughout the year the Ripley’s Aquarium also hosts a variety of special events for visitors like Grandparents Game Night, Family Night Out and various summer camps.

EdVenture Myrtle Beach

Each year, thousands of locals and tourists visit the EdVenture Myrtle Beach for its interactive exhibits and programs. Located at The Market Common, this 3,000-square-foot facility is fun for kids of all ages.

Kids can climb aboard the Space Climber, have fun with a Puppet Show, get behind the controls at Mission Control and so much more.

Children 23 months and younger receive free entry into the museum. If you have kids, be sure to take them to the EdVenture Myrtle Beach next time you stay in Myrtle Beach!

Downwind Sails Watersports

Downwind Sails Watersports provides the Myrtle Beach area with fun on the water through rentals and watersport rides. Located a short drive south of the Palace Resort on Ocean Boulevard, this watersports company offers everything from parasailing to banana boat rides to kite boarding lessons and ocean kayaking. Their staff is well trained and certified to provide the safest experience possible for Myrtle Beach vacationers. Look no further than Downwind Sails to provide your family with a fun-filled watersport adventure!

Pavilion Park

Many visitors to Myrtle Beach remember the good ol’ days when the Pavilion was the main attraction off of Ocean Boulevard. Although the Pavilion is no longer around, the spirit of it still lives on at the Pavilion Park in Myrtle Beach. This Broadway at the Beach attraction features rides, games and tasty eats that will take you back in time. Children enjoy twisting and turning on the Kiddie Tea Cup Ride while adults can hop on the Herschell-Spillman Carousel Ride alongside their children to feel young at heart. Games include Bushes Baskets, Spill the Milk and more. Hungry patrons at the park will enjoy classic funnel cakes, cotton candy and corn dogs, just like a day at the fair.

Myrtle Waves Water Park

Located across the street from Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Waves is just a short drive from the Palace Resort. A popular summertime waterpark, Myrtle Waves features fun for the whole family. Take a peaceful float on their 1,200-foot LayZee River or get a rush of adrenaline as you zip down the 250-foot long Riptide Rocket or slide down the Python on Snake Mountain. Myrtle Waves also features the ever-popular Ocean In Motion Wave Pool which spans 20,000 square feet, Bubble Bay for the little ones and Saturation Station for those that want to get drenched. Open seasonally, this water attraction has on-site snack stands as well as a gift shop for souvenirs from your Myrtle Beach vacation.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans Baseball

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans take to the field all summer long in Myrtle Beach. The minor league Class A team of the Chicago Cubs, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans play at the TicketReturn.com Field across the street from Broadway at the Beach. The Myrtle Beach Pelicans often run promotions on various days throughout the summer such as food promotions, fireworks after the games, and giveaways. They play various regional teams like the Carolina Mudcats, Wilmington Blue Rocks, and Potomac Nationals. Snack bars are located throughout the park and include options such as burgers, fries, ice cream, soda, popcorn and more.

Miniature Golf

Myrtle Beach is full of themed miniature golf courses. From jungle to dragon themed, there is a mini-golf course for pretty much anyone’s taste here in Myrtle Beach. Try your hand in a friendly competition against your family members at one of the nearby mini-golf courses after practicing at the Palace Resort’s on-site putting green. Nearby mini-golf courses include Shipwreck Island Adventure Golf, Jungle Lagoon Miniature Golf and Jurassic Golf. At Shipwreck Island Adventure Golf, you can imagine yourself whisked away in a faraway land full of waterfalls, whales and other tropical features.  At Jungle Lagoon Miniature Golf you can envision yourself amongst the banana trees and roaming elephants as you traverse the jungle environment. Jurassic Golf, on the other hand, takes you to the times when dinosaurs ruled the earth and the ice age covered the land.

Family Kingdom Amusement Park

A seasonal nearby amusement park, Family Kingdom features fun for the whole family. Just a short drive up the road from Palace Resort, Family Kingdom consists of an amusement park as well as Splashes Oceanfront Water Park. Enjoy the evening riding on more than 30 rides including the Twist ‘n Shout rollercoaster, the ever-popular Tilt-A-Whirl, Ferris Wheel, Carousel and more. Your family can choose to buy an unlimited pass or pay for rides separately. Hot summer days can be spent at the oceanfront waterpark across the street from the amusement park which includes a lazy river, water slides and more.

La Belle Amie Vineyard

Located just north of North Myrtle Beach in Little River, La Belle Amie Vineyard produces a variety of Twisted Sisters wine with unique names such as Cabana Boy, Sunburn Red and Classy Lady. With wine tastings and seasonal festivals, La Belle Amie Vineyard is worth the drive north for any wine lover. Step back in time at this former tobacco plantation and enjoy a wine tasting during your next Myrtle Beach vacation!

Myrtle Beach Segways

You’ve seen them around, but have you ever thought about trying one? Myrtle Beach Segways offers Myrtle Beach visitors the chance to cruise around via a fun and unique form of transportation – Segways. The offer hourly, daily and weekend rentals – for those who want to venture out on their own – as well as guided tours at Huntington Beach State Park and self-guided tours at The Market Common. Myrtle Beach Segway can also accommodate groups like birthday parties, reunions and more.

Brookgreen Gardens

Brookgreen Gardens is located south of Palace Resort in Murrells Inlet. A large outdoor sculpture garden that has local and national historical significance, as well as hanging oak trees, a zoo and dining makes for a unique and meaningful nearby attraction. Open all year, Brookgreen Gardens is a National Historic Landmark and features various exhibits, trails, sculptures through the gardens. Spend the afternoon photographing the landscape, taking a cruise on the creek, or admiring one of the many sculpture exhibits like “Fountain of the Muses,” “Saint James Triad” or the “Time and the Fates of Man.” Visitors also enjoy delicious food at the Old Kitchen, Pavilion Restaurant or The Courtyard Café and can pick up a souvenir or piece of art at the Keepsakes Gift Shop during their day at the gardens.

2nd Avenue Pier

Located just a short drive north of the Palace Resort, 2nd Avenue Pier is a popular place for fishing, dining and relaxing. Sitting at the south-end of the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and stretching out 906 feet into the ocean. The pier also offers daily fishing passes as well as rod rentals for those who don’t want to drag their rod along on vacation. They also sell a variety of bait like shrimp and squid at their tackle shop and no fishing license is needed to fish off this Myrtle Beach pier. The pier is also the site of Wicked Tuna where patrons can enjoy the ocean views while sipping on a cocktail or enjoying a meal. For those just looking to stroll along the pier, a walking pass can be purchased for a small fee.

Alligator Adventure

For those who love alligators as well as those who just love animals in general, Alligator Adventure at Barefoot Landing is the perfect Myrtle Beach attraction. The self-proclaimed Reptile Capitol of the World, Alligator Adventure features a variety of alligators including American alligators, albino alligators and Chinese alligators as well as crocodiles. Beyond alligators, this attraction is also home to caracal, owls, lizards, wolves, kangaroos, turtles, monkeys, tigers and more. A true animal experience, visitors can also see seasonal alligator feedings and a snake handling demonstrations. Learn about animals while having fun too at this Myrtle Beach attraction!

Myrtle Beach Watersports

Myrtle Beach Watersports operates a variety of water activities in the Myrtle Beach area. From jet ski rentals to pontoon boat rentals and dolphin cruises, this watersports company offers a large variety of water activities. With dolphin cruises departing out of North Myrtle Beach and Little River, guests have the opportunity to see dolphins out in the wild and up close in the Atlantic Ocean. For those who like to fish or just want to spend the day out on the open waters pontoon rentals are available, as well as jet ski rentals for those who want to cruise over the waves.

Calabash Fishing Fleet

Calabash Fishing Fleet, which docks out of Calabash, NC (just over the border) provides a variety of fishing experiences, from half-day trips to sunset fishing excursions. Try your hand at catching Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, Rudderfish, Flounder and more! Each type of trip will give you the chance to catch specific species of fish out in the Atlantic. Whether you have a large group and need a boat to yourself or want to join in on a half day of fishing, Calabash Fishing Fleet can accommodate you. In addition, Calabash Fishing Fleet has dolphin cruises on their Navigator boat that includes a surefire dolphin spotting. This two-hour trip is great for children and adults alike who want to be sure to see dolphins on their Myrtle Beach vacation.

TIGERS Myrtle Beach Safari

Are you in for a wild time during your stay here in Myrtle Beach? No, it’s not what you’re thinking … A wildly unforgettable experience is waiting to be discovered at TIGERS Myrtle Beach Safari, a local hidden treasure of global proportions, that’s home to more than 130 wild animals, including 60 tigers. Once you do, it will be life-changing. TIGERS is not a zoo or a drive-thru safari. The animals here on our 50-acre wildlife preserve are center stage in this fully interactive, hands-on Wild Encounters Tour, where you can actually cuddle up to tiger cubs, pet wolf pups, share a laugh with our apes, witness adult tigers running at full speed across the lawn, and feed Bubbles, our African elephant. Plus, this is the only place in the world where you can meet the liger, the world’s largest big cat at more than 900 pounds. It’s a three-hour tour that’s once in a lifetime. Take a walk on the wild side.

Book your TIGERS Wild Encounters Tour now and receive preferred hotel pricing.

SkyWheel Myrtle Beach

The Myrtle Beach SkyWheel is located just a few miles north of Palace Resort on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. A unique feature, this attraction is one that is not to be missed. It can be seen from miles away up and down the beach. A large Ferris wheel, it consists of enclosed gondolas that hold up to six people at a time. A perfect way to see the beach, the SkyWheel will take you high up in the sky where you can see the Boardwalk, miles of beach and out over the ocean. Bring your camera and get ready to get some of the best photos of your vacation! At night the SkyWheel illuminates the sky with multiple colors flowing in and out of its spokes. A truly amazing site, the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel is one of the most visited Myrtle Beach attractions.

Shopping

The Market Common

The Market Common, located only about three miles from the Palace Resort, is the heart of shopping, dining and entertainment in Myrtle Beach. A chic town epicenter, The Market Common is the site of the former Air Force Base in Myrtle Beach. Now built up to include city-style townhouses and a flurry of businesses, this shopping area is a popular Myrtle Beach destination. Home to the Grand 14 Cinema and multiple restaurants like Travinia Italian Kitchen, Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant and King Street Grille, The Market Common is the perfect place for a date night or an evening out with the family. Shopping is plentiful at The Market Common and includes high-end shops such as Pottery Barn, Tommy Bahama, Williams-Sonoma and White House l Black Market. The Market Common is also a place for indulgence and relaxation at such places like Dolce Lusso Salon and Spa, Canipes Chocolates & Candies and Yoga In Common.

Coastal Grand Mall

Coastal Grand Mall, located a short drive from Palace Resort, features shopping, entertainment and dining. With stores such as Lane Bryant, Journeys, Aeropostale, Sears, Things Remembered and Dick’s Sporting Goods, Coastal Grand Mall is the place for all of your shopping needs. The mall also includes Andy Owings’ Performance Arts Center, Cinemark 14 and an arcade as well as multiple dining options including various food court choices like Charley’s Steakery, China Express and Abuelo’s Urban Taqueria as well as free-standing restaurants outside the mall including Cracker Barrel, Red Lobster, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Texas Roadhouse Grill.

Broadway at the Beach

Broadway at the Beach is one of the most popular Myrtle Beach destinations. Containing a variety of shops, entertainment and dining, Broadway at the Beach is home to some of the most popular attractions and restaurants in the Myrtle Beach area. With the Ripley’s Aquarium, WonderWorks and Legends In Concert, all on-site, combined with plenty of shopping in stores like Sports Fanatics, Lids, Crocs, Blondie’s, Coastal Outfitters Pro Shop and Build-A-Bear Workshop, you can’t help but spend an entire day there. Known for its food and nightlife as well, Broadway at the Beach features great eats like Hard Rock Café, Joe’s Crab Shak and Original Shucker’s Raw Bar and nightlife like Fat Tuesday and Senor Frogs. Be sure to visit Broadway at the Beach during your next Myrtle Beach vacation!

Barefoot Landing

Barefoot Landing, similar in intent and style to Broadway at the Beach, is located in North Myrtle Beach, just off Highway 17. Featuring an array of shops, restaurants and attractions, Barefoot Landing is a great place to spend an evening or afternoon during your Myrtle Beach vacation. Some of the most popular area attractions and shows are housed here, including ONE The Show at the Alabama Theatre, T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station, The House of Blues, Barefoot Queen Riverboat and Alligator Adventure. Dining is also plentiful at Barefoot Landing and ranges from the casual Bully’s Pub and Grill to the stylish Castano’s Italian Steakhouse. Shopping choices at this North Myrtle Beach shopping area include The Olive Shoppe, Chico’s, Dixie Outfitters, Del Sol, Christmas Mouse, Peace Frogs and many more. Whether you are looking to find the perfect gift for someone in your life or just want to browse an assortment of shops, Barefoot Landing is the perfect place to go.

Tanger Outlets

Tanger Outlets are the destination for any bargain-hunter, brand loving visitor to Myrtle Beach. Combing style with savings, Tanger Outlets are a popular shopping destination for those on vacation in Myrtle Beach. With two Myrtle Beach locations (the closer of the two to Palace Resort being on Hwy. 501) Tanger Outlets features many name brands at a lower price. With shops such as Nike Factory Store, Banana Republic Factory Store, Wilsons Leather, Tommy Hilfiger, Nautica, Kay Jewelers, Le Gourmet Chef and Sketchers, you can’t go wrong. Whether you are shopping for yourself or looking for a gift, you will find all the accessories, clothes, shoes, and décor you will need. Tanger Outlets on Hwy. 501 also includes food options such as Auntie Anne’s Pretzel Perfect, Outback Steakhouse and Ruby Tuesday.

Shows

Pirate’s Voyage Dinner & Show

Formerly the Dixie Stampede, Dolly Parton has revamped this Myrtle Beach theater and turned it into the spectacular Pirate’s Voyage Dinner Attraction. Located just up Highway 17 Bypass before you reach North Myrtle Beach, Pirate’s Voyage is a must-see show for any pirate, theater or entertainment fan. Included with the show is a multi-course dinner and throughout the dinner and show, guests are able to cheer on their assigned team of pirates – either the Crimson team or the Sapphire team – as they fight for the missing treasure. Through acrobatic feats, melodic pieces, amazing acrobatics, dancing and animal appearances, the show does not cease to amaze! This is a must-see show during your Myrtle Beach vacation.

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

A dinner and show, Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament is located near the Intracoastal Waterway in Myrtle Beach in the Fantasy Harbor area. A popular Myrtle Beach attraction, Medieval Times includes a delicious dinner but the catch is that it all must be eaten with your hands as silverware was not yet invented in the days of Medieval Times. Each guest gets a colored crown to wear during the show, which signifies their team. The show features six knights competing against each other in friendly rivalry as they are cheered on by their color-coded sections in the crowd. Featuring talented horsemanship, jousting, sword-fighting and more, this show is perfect for the young and old visitors alike.

Legends In Concert

Legends In Concert is a live tribute show featuring some of the top-name tribute artists in a Vegas-style show. Located across the street from Broadway at the Beach, Legends In Concert is the perfect show to attend for those who are die-hard fans as well as those who may be new to these artist’s musical endeavors. Featuring tribute artists portraying past legends and current pop stars such as Lady Gaga, Cher, Elvis and Justin Timberlake, Legends In Concert will make you think you are seeing the real stars perform. With replicated costumes, dance moves and songs, these tribute artists aim to please. Legends In Concert features a different crew of tribute artists each season, so check to see if your favorite artists is being represented during your next Myrtle Beach vacation!

Alabama Theatre

The Alabama Theatre, located at Barefoot Landing, is consistently voted the #1 Live Entertainment Theatre by Myrtle Beach visitors and locals alike! Alabama Theatre presents “ONE The Show” – combining extraordinary talent, iconic production numbers, sizzling visual elements and extravagant costuming with hit songs from many musical genres into a single production that critics are calling “A Mega Hit”. Visiting during the holiday season? Be sure to check out their acclaimed “South’s Grandest Christmas Show.”

Carolina Opry

The Carolina Opry, which is near the north end of Myrtle Beach, features four shows by Calvin Gilmore: “The Carolina Opry,” “The Good Vibrations Show,” “The Carolina Opry Christmas Special” and “Light, See the Music.” From the variety of music from the times of disco and peace and love combined with special effects and fantastic outfits that make up the “Good Vibrations Show,” to the 45-minute music-themed laser show “Light, See the Music,” the Carolina Opry has a show for everyone to enjoy.

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