Once you're settled into your new home in Myrtle Beach, it won't be long before friends and family come calling to visit. Here are the best places to take visitors without breaking the bank once you become a local:
1. The Beach - The Grand Strand features 70 miles of beachy coastline. With so many options to explore the best asset of Myrtle Beach living, a trip to the beach (or a few) is always a winner with guests.
2. Murrells Inlet Marshwalk - The Marshwalk shows your visitors a different side of our local ecosystem and wildlife. Known for being an excellent area for bird watching, the Marshwalk also offers stunning views of the saltwater marshes and lots of options for waterfront dining. Best of all, the Marshwalk itself is free to access.
3. Myrtle Beach State Park - With admission as little as $5 per person, a day exploring Myrtle Beach State Park is a good bargain. Hike the various nature trails, dig up beautiful shells, excavate shark's teeth and bring a picnic lunch to make a day of it.
4. The Burroughs and Chapin Art Museum - When the art lover in your family comes for a visit, add this local art museum to your list. Admission is free and the museum is housed in a charming 1920s cottage. The museum has 10 galleries with exhibits changing throughout the year.
5. Brookgreen Gardens - History buffs and botany fans will love a trip out to Brookgreen Gardens. Enjoy beautifully curated gardens, the world-famous art collection, historical sites and zoo filled with native South Carolina wildlife. Guided tours are available and there is so much to see that it's worth taking advantage of the multi-day pass option. Add a quick trip over to Atalaya Castle at Huntington Beach State Park to explore where the original curator of Brookgreen Gardens lived.
6. Myrtle Beach Speedway & Wheels of Yesteryear Museum - When you've got a car fanatic visiting, the Myrtle Beach Speedway is sure to be a hit, as is the nearby Wheels of Yesteryear Museum. They'll love the asphalt and adrenaline vibe of these two attractions.
7. Medieval Times - The one *spendy* item on our list is one that's worth the splurge. Medieval Times is a one-of-a-kind experience of dinner and entertainment. Jousting, eating with your hands, knights and princesses are just a few things you'll love about this night to remember.
Once your family and friends hear you've settled into your new home in Myrtle Beach, the visitors will start lining up. There is so much more to see and do in Myrtle Beach beyond the 100+ golf courses. And now you are in the know about where the locals go to show visitors a great time.