Dine on the local bounty
Myrtle Beach is lined with fried seafood joints slinging the "Calabash style" made famous just across the border in North Carolina. A gut-busting Calabash buffet is a prerequisite for any Myrtle trip, but more discerning diners will appreciate the French influence at SeaBlue, the rustic and creative menu at Strong Waters, the Italian-oriented local fish preparation at Costa Coastal Kitchen in Murrells Inlet. Eat seafood directly from the folks who sell it fresh at Mr. Fish, a family-run institution with local crab, triggerfish, and sushi, and an onsite seafood market. For an especially unique experience, make a reservation at The Parson's Table, a chef-owned fine dining spot in a charming wooden building that was once a Methodist church.
Explore the quaint, nearby town of Conway
You’ll feel like you’re in a mini-Charleston when you pull into the town of Conway with its tree-lined streets, historic homes, and even a towering church steeple. The best way to experience the town might be to bounce along the downtown streets and along the Wacamaw River, popping into antique shops and restaurants like the Rivertown Bistro for sophisticated Southern fare or Bonfire Taqueria for the irresistible combination of tacos and barbecue.
If you’re feeling adventurous, eschew the typical resort stay for an experience in nature. Both Huntington Beach State Park and Myrtle Beach State Park offer everything from tented campsites to hookups for an RV or camper. Huntington features a gorgeous backdrop of live oaks and the ruins of Atalaya, a sprawling mansion that's a National Historic Landmark. Myrtle SP has easy beach access and a number of self-led tours and programs for you to explore.
Play 18 holes
With more than 100 courses, Myrtle Beach has a reputation as a world-class golf destination. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or don’t know a putter from a 9-iron, you’ll be able to find a golf course that fits your skill level. In the evening, hone your putting game at Hawaiian Rumble, where the ProMiniGolf Master's tournament is hosted each October.