Family Fun at the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk
We really love being located near the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Promenade. Just a five-minute walk and you’re on the boardwalk, which, if you haven’t heard, was named by Travel + Leisure magazine as one of the top boardwalks in the U.S. as well as by National Geographic Travel as the number three boardwalk in the U.S., behind only Coney Island and Atlantic City. That’s because it’s just plain awesome, and full of family fun.
One of our favorite things about the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is Hot Summer Nights. From June through August, there are free, fun activities that are great for families every single night. Tuesdays are especially great for families, as Plyler Park is transformed into a kid’s carnival, with face painting, inflatables and other kid-friendly entertainment from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
But Hot Summer Nights at the Boardwalk also serves up live music most nights, both on the Plyler Park stage and on the stage on 9th Avenue, including an Elvis impersonator most Sundays from 8 to 10 p.m., a strolling Dixieland Band Fridays from 6 to 9 p.m. along the boardwalk, and free concerts on Saturdays, ranging from rock to alt country to reggae and beach music.
Of course, the middle section of the Boardwalk from Plyler Park to what was at one time the Myrtle Beach Pavilion, has a great high energy atmosphere with plenty of family-friendly restaurants. There is also a variety of souvenir and gift shops where kids love to get trinkets to take home and show off to their friends back home.
And no visit to the boardwalk is complete without spending time to marvel at the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, which at nearly 200 feet is among the larger observation wheels in the world. You and your family can take a flight, which lasts about 10 minutes in the temperature controlled gondolas, or just enjoy watching it take leisurely turns in the sky. It’s especially fun to watch at night, as it turns into an illuminated jewel of the sky, illuminated by more than a million LED lights.
So next time you stay at Palmetto Shores, take advantage of being so near the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and take a stroll with the family!
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