Add This 7-Day Itinerary for Everyday Fun in Myrtle Beach

Add rest and adventure to your getaway, you see the dividends.

 

That’s what this seven-day itinerary for a Myrtle Beach vacation has. It’s loaded with activities you might already pick when you’re here. But there could be new ones for you, so check them out.

 

After all, a week on the Grand Strand is tough to beat!

Fun Facts About Myrtle Beach

Discovery is often fun. How many of these Myrtle Beach tidbits did you know?

  1. It’s named for a tree

They named Myrtle Beach for wax myrtle trees familiar to the region. Incorporated in 1938, it became a city in 1957 — with a population of 5,000.

  1. Alabama started here

The legendary country band began playing at The Bowery, a wild and gregarious club. It’s a cornerstone of the Myrtle Beach social scene to this day.

  1. The Miss South Carolina pageant was here

Myrtle Beach hosted the pageant 1950-1958. Mystery writer Mickey Spillane, who lived in Murrells Inlet, helped produce the event.

7-Day Itinerary: A Path to Fun in Myrtle Beach

You might choose to dance at a local club or chill at your resort in place of one of these activities. Or add them!

DAY 1: HIT THE BEACH

It’s not tough to drum up excitement about a day at the beach — it’s what you’re here for! Pack light, but thoughtful: 

  • Shoes
  • Snacks
  • Sunscreen
  • Towels

When you stay at Compass Cove Resort, you’re close to your room while you’re on the beach. So, you can always go back for something you’ve missed.

 

TRY THIS

Unfurl your biggest beach blankets and do a little cloud gazing. Nothing says that you’re in to relax more than picking out shapes of the clouds.

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2. SHOP AROUND MARKET COMMON

No need to be decisive about where to shop when you pick a place that has it all. It’s clean, vast, and a great place to get some steps in. You’ll find lots of play areas for the kids, art galleries, and plenty of shopping and dining.

 

TRY THIS

Visit Seacoast Artists Gallery to choose a piece that strikes you. They’re all from local artists and are the perfect keepsake for a memorable trip.

DAY 3: FUN DAY ON THE WATER

If you have a flair for the dramatic, the Grand Strand has ways to help you bring it out. Venture into the Intracoastal Waterway in a kayak or paddle board. Zip around the ocean in a personal watercraft. You have lots of options!

 

TRY THIS

Book a pontoon boat for the day from Myrtle Beach Watersports. You can call ahead and have a captain navigate for you, and even bring your dog.

DAY 4: FISHING ON THE PIER

If you had to describe serenity, it might involve ocean breezes and beautiful views. It could also include casting a line or two from the 2nd Avenue Pier. You can buy your bait right there and even rent gear if you need it.

 

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Return after sundown. The view you’ll get of the city won’t disappoint.

DAY 5: SEAFOOD DINNER

It’s not difficult to find a seafood joint in Myrtle Beach. But a place such as Joe’s Crab Shack is different. This chain location isn’t stuffy and serves up crab buckets and stuffed shrimp to make for a meal you won’t soon forget.

 

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Get a steampot for two. The Cajun Steampot includes lobster claws, mussels, sausage, shrimp, crab, and Cajun seasoning.

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DAY 6: EXPLORE BROADWAY AT THE BEACH

Dress cool and casual with your walking shoes for this delightful location. It’s an amazing spot where there’s something for everyone in the family. Where else can you race around in a speed boat — and then dine at Paula Deens?

 

TRY THIS

How about an itinerary within an itinerary? Try this out:

    • SHOPPING: Pick up classic styles at Ron John Surf Shop.
    • DINING: Try some French Onion Soup and wings at Bar Louie.
  • THE LIGHTER SIDE: Sneak in a milkshake from the Fudgery.
  • NIGHTLIFE: Have a daiquiri night cap from Fat Tuesday.

ENTERTAINMENT: Catch a show at Broadway Theater.

DAY 7: ENJOY A SUNRISE WALK

Brew your favorite morning drink, and head to the shore for one last memory. It’s been a great week, crazy at times, and fun. Before you pack up for home, enjoy the serenity of a Myrtle Beach sunrise.

 

TRY THIS

Plan ahead. Check the sunrise time on the day you’re setting out, and arrive 20 minutes early. The sky will already begin its transformation.

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The Best Resort You’ll Ever Stay In — Compass Cove

That’s a lofty claim, but it’s true. Enjoy the peace and serenity of Compass Cove Resort. Friendly staff and clean, plentiful pools await, and the beach is steps away.

 

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