6 North Myrtle Beach Attractions for Your Action-Packed Vacation

The North Myrtle Beach area has long been one of the country’s most renown vacation destinations, attracting golfers, anglers and families. Known for miles of beaches, outdoor recreation and more than 100 golf courses, the area caters to travelers looking for things to do mixed with Southern charm. Whether headed to South Carolina for a romantic getaway or family trip, these North Myrtle Beach attractions add adventure — and a little excitement — to vacations.

Top 6 North Myrtle Beach Attractions for Different Adventures

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Animals: Alligator Adventure

Among the top North Myrtle Beach attractions is Alligator Adventure. Explore what has been dubbed the Reptile Capital of the World, as it is one of the largest facilities for reptile life in the world. Aside from alligators, guests see a variety of lizard species, cranes, snakes, sea turtles, monkeys, kangaroos and warthogs. Along with animals, watch experts feed alligators. For added thrills, hold a small alligator or snake!

Tours: T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station

Located at Barefoot Landing, this is one of the most exciting North Myrtle Beach attractions and home to some of the rarest species of tiger in the world. Through the Rare Species Fund, Preservation Station cares for and allows visitors to learn about tigers, including the rare Golden Tabby tiger. The Wild Encounters tour offers a guided walk around a 50-acre preserve. During the tour, families love seeing tigers, wolves, leopards, chimpanzees, and more uncaged and up close.

Fishing: Cherry Grove Pier

One of the best fishing spots in North Myrtle Beach, this pier is home of the world record tiger shark catch of 1964, reported at 1,780-pounds, and a 98-pound tarpon record catch. Families can rent equipment and try to catch their own beast, or simply enjoy a quiet day together. Cherry Grove Fishing Pier also includes a two-story observation deck that provides visitors amazing ocean views.

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Live Shows: Alabama Theatre

Voted the No. 1 live theater attraction in the Myrtle Beach area, Alabama Theatre strives to provide family fun and entertainment. With a full schedule of events, families can pick from concerts, special events and even Broadway shows. Past shows include Three Dogs Nights, 50s dance parties, One the Show, live comedy and more. Check Alabama Theatre’s schedule to see if kids under 13 get in free, providing an affordable night out as well.

Mini Golf: Professor Hacker’s Lost Treasure Golf

Mini golf is always an action-packed family activity, especially at Professor Hacker’s coastal wonderland. Two 18-hole courses allow mini-golfers to play from the top of an an 85-foot-long steamship. On the dinosaur adventure, kids have a blast playing their way through the jungle among huge dinosaurs. The Lost Treasure course features gold and diamond mines as well as a mining car ride to the top of the mountain. Check out more top Myrtle Beach mini golf courses.

Shopping: Barefoot Landing

Need to pick up a souvenir or looking for a girls-day-out activity? Visit Barefoot Landing, home to dozens of shops, from big-name to local boutiques. While visiting, find a general store, wine shops, clothing stores and others. Barefoot Landing is also a popular spot to try a new restaurant. With more than a dozen to choose from, it’s easy to find something the whole family will enjoy. View a full list of shops and restaurants at Barefoot Landing.

Plan an action-packed adventure today! Start with finding a North Myrtle Beach vacation rental for the family.