5 Things to Do in Myrtle Beach on a Budget

There’s no place like Myrtle Beach. An unmatched combination of gorgeous beaches, comfortable temperatures and unique entertainment opportunities, The Grand Strand has something to offer everyone – no matter how much spending money you have in your pocket when you arrive. From affordable beachfront hotels with the Atlantic Ocean just steps from your room, to fine dining with captivating views, there are always plenty of options that won’t break the bank.

Try these 5 budget-friendly things to do during your visit:

1) Broadway at the Beach
Part outdoor mall, part theme park, an experience at this signature attraction doesn’t have to cost big bucks. Admission is free, so you’ll pay only for what you want to do! See the firework show at night during the summer for free. Window shop and daydream. Sit and chat over a cup of coffee. Spend just a little on food for the ducks or ride the carnival rides in the children’s area. Depending on your budget, you may want to splurge on a movie or one of the many unique activities, such as the mirror maze, helicopter ride or Ripley’s Aquarium, but you won’t need to in order to have a good time.

2) Local Events
Each season brings new and exciting events to Myrtle Beach, many of which are either free or very affordable. In the warmer months, surf festivals, outdoor concerts, art shows, movie screenings and nature walks abound. When the weather cools, a variety of holiday-themed celebrations, cultural festivals, food tastings and fine arts productions take central focus. View a complete list of local events in Myrtle Beach now.

3) Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Promenade
Stretching over a mile down the coast from Pier 14 to the 2nd Avenue Pier, this well-known attraction costs nothing to walk down, but offers cool breezes, unbeatable views of the Atlantic Ocean and a carnival-like atmosphere. With plenty of gift shops and beachfront restaurants, visitors have the option to window shop or stop to refuel. During the summer, the popular free “Hot Summer Nights” outdoor concert series is hosted in Pylar Park at the northern end of the boardwalk, featuring a variety of musical guests and even fireworks on select nights.

4) Mini Golf
With over 50 miniature golf venues in town, it’s no wonder why some even call Myrtle Beach “The Mini Golf Capital of the Country”! By day or by night, with family or with friends, this game of putting skills – or lack thereof – is sure to bring a smile to every face at an affordable cost.

5) Myrtle Beaches
Of course, the most universally budget-friendly thing to do here is to visit our beautiful beaches! More than 60 miles of pristine coastline make the area ideal for shelling, wading, walking, jogging or stretching out on the sand in the sun. Have a contest to see who can dig the deepest hole, or build the strongest sandcastle to stand against the waves when the tides roll in. Bring along a football, volleyball or beachball to pass around. Challenge the waves with your boggie board or surfboard. Pay a small fee to learn to surf, or for bait to fish from Cherry Grove Pier.

An incredible visit to Myrtle Beach is within your grasp, even on a budget! Enjoy high-end amenities and wallet-friendly overnight rates at Prince Resort at the Cherry Grove Pier by calling (855) 710-4945.

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