"Located at the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, the SkyWheel is the area’s main attraction and you’ll easily find out why once you are in Myrtle Beach. Located next to the beach and many dining and entertainment options, the SkyWheel provides the perfect view across the Atlantic and around the Boardwalk area. With flashing lights and spinning wheels, the SkyWheel will catch your kids’ attention and you will most likely end up on it, so prepare in advance with a few extra dollars.Hopefully,y the money you’ve saved from the other free activities and nearly free activities can be spent here."
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used under CC BY-SA 4.0. The famed SkyWheel stands at a vertiginous 200 feet (60 meters) and is one of the tallest ferris wheels in America. On a clear day, views from the top can extend up to 40 miles (64 km) in all directions."
"The boardwalks that stretch throughout Barefoot Landing offer ample sightseeing opportunities of pristine wildlife and marsh. The eclectic shops are great for window shopping. Plus during the summer months, Barefoot Landing hosts free live music and roaming performers during the evenings."
"With over 100 specialty shops, you're certain to find a few interesting items. Then there are the 13 factory direct stores to browse through. Either way, it's tough to leave without filling a shopping bag."
"Experience a day of wonder in Myrtle Beach State Park, an oasis of nature amid a sea of human development. Located on the south end of Myrtle Beach, the state park is a stark contrast to the high-rise hotels that are just a short walk away. Featuring old-growth maritime forests with hiking trails that lead to the high sand dunes of the beach, this 312-acre oceanfront park was developed by the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) in the 1930s."
"National & State Parks4401 S Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29575MoreLess Info. Myrtle Beach State Park offers a fishing pier for anglers who want to catch blues, drums, flounder, king mackerel, Spanish mackerel, trout, and whiting. The park also has a swimming beach, playgrounds, and picnic shelters."
"What’s more fun than getting out in nature and learning all about local wildlife and ecosystem in Myrtle Beach. We have two beautiful State Parks, Myrtle Beach State Park, and Huntington Beach State Park."
"Savannah’s Playground is the ultimate kiddie destination in Myrtle Beach. Nestled at the Market Common, this multi-acre children’s playground features ADA-certified equipment designed specially for the little ones. The park gives your children the opportunity to play as well as interact socially with others through its playground equipment."
"These magical gardens, 16 miles south of Myrtle Beach on Hwy 17S, are home to the largest collection of American sculpture in the country, set amid more than 9000 acres of rice-plantation-turned-subtropical-garden paradise. Seasonal blooms are listed on the website."
"After lunch, explore nearby Brookgreen Gardens. I was particularly excited about visiting the gardens because I love botanical gardens in general and I really wanted to see Spanish moss before leaving."
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Green space off the boardwalk & adjacent to the SkyWheel, venue for events like summer concerts.
1309 Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577, USA
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"If you are looking for more of a city setting for a lowkey hike, venture down Main Street to McLean Park. The park surrounds a gorgeous two-acre lake in its center. There are several paved walking and hiking trails for your use!"
"Named after a former councilman who worked to preserve the local marshlands, Russell Burgess Coastal Preserve is a great place to enjoy the native flora and fauna of South Carolina. In addition to hiking trails, you’ll find a marsh boardwalk and areas for crabbing!"
"This stunner of a beach arcs from a pile-up of local fishing pangas and lobster traps to a wild, jungle-covered headland at its far end. If you’re looking for a place to snooze and swim in absolute tranquility, this is your destination, although be careful in the water, as the riptide can be strong and the waves very rough."
Myrtle Beach, a city and vacation resort on South Carolina’s Atlantic coast, is the hub of the Grand Strand, a 60-mile string of beaches. It’s also known for its celebrity-designed golf courses. Along its beachfront boardwalk are arcades, souvenir stands and restaurants, as well as the old-fashioned Family Kingdom amusement park and the SkyWheel, one of the country’s tallest Ferris wheels.
South Carolina, USA
Mentioned by 3 days in Myrtle Beach and Charleston
"Myrtle Beach, a city and vacation resort on South Carolina’s Atlantic coast, is the hub of the Grand Strand, a 60-mile string of beaches. It’s also known for its celebrity-designed golf courses. Along its beachfront boardwalk are arcades, souvenir stands and restaurants, as well as the old-fashioned Family Kingdom amusement park and the SkyWheel, one of the country’s tallest Ferris wheels."
"The Sky Wheel is the first thing you will notice on Myrtle Beach’s Boardwalk and Promenade – it’s very tall!. Purchase your tickets and hop into one of its air-conditioned gondolas for a 360 degree view of the boardwalk and the Atlantic Ocean. The Sky Wheel takes you 200 feet above sea level, it’s a memorable experience."
Mentioned by 4 days in Hilton Head Island and Myrtle Beach
"Warbird Park is an educational and free attraction located in the Market Common district of Myrtle Beach at the former Myrtle Beach Air Force Base. Since its privatization in 1993, the base has become a beautiful park, displaying aircraft that was once an active part of operations, and each craft on display is presented with details about its history and significance. Among aircraft on display, tourists will find an A-10 Warthog Thunderbolt that supported ground troops during Operation Desert Storm, an F-100 jet fighter that saw action between the mid-1950s and early 1970s, and one of the base's A-7 Corsair tactical fighter jets."
"Warbird Park is a fascinating place in South Carolina that is a bit of a hidden gem. It is situated in the district known as Market Common on the grounds of what was once the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base. With no admission fee, it is one of the city’s free things to do – and it’s also among the things to see that will entice aviation enthusiasts and history buffs alike."
"The Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum is one of South Carolina’s greatest arcades. With a lovely location near to other attractions, eateries, accommodation spots, and shopping locations, it’s a fantastic way to get some fun into your visit. The Pinball Museum boasts a wide range of games, ranging from those dating back to the 1970s to modern, shinier offerings of today."
"Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum, considered one of the best arcades in Myrtle Beach, features numerous vintage pinball machines and nearby many restaurants, shopping centers, hotels, golf courses, and more."
"This incredible art museum opened in 1997 and already features one of the best collections of art in the city!. With a number of antique maps and other old works, this acclaimed art museum is sure to catch the attention of everyone in your family—including your kids. Excite their imaginations by exposing them to some of the greatest recent works of art along with ancient and antique guild pieces that you’ll just have to see to believe."
"Opened to the public in 1997, the Myrtle Beach Art Museum is the only art museum in the area, and it showcases 4 distinct collections of art. The museum also offers educational and creative programs for people of all ages. View this post on Instagram"