Sightseeing Solo? Head for These 7 Myrtle Beach Area Attractions

Whether it’s because you’re on the road for business or simply taking a trip for fun on your own, you can’t always travel with family and/or friends. But even when you’re traveling alone, that doesn’t mean you can’t have a good time while checking out the local sights solo — and this is especially true in an attraction-filled destination like Myrtle Beach.


Visiting the Grand Strand on your own and looking for good places to explore solo? Consider these seven Myrtle Beach area attractions, businesses, and locations that can deliver big fun whether you’re visiting them by yourself or checking them out with a group:

1. Brookgreen Gardens

Found about 18 miles south of Myrtle Beach’s Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort in Murrells Inlet, Brookgreen Gardens brings together art and nature in a way you won’t want to miss — whether you’re by yourself or with a group. Explore the 9,000-plus-acre attraction’s beautiful botanical gardens, and along the way, be sure to admire the nation’s largest collection of American figurative sculpture.

2. Crooked Hammock Brewery

When you’re thirsty for a cold brew and looking for some fun company, you shouldn’t have much trouble finding either at North Myrtle Beach’s Crooked Hammock Brewery. Here, the suds on tap include lagers, golden ales, wheats, a range of IPAs, sours, and more, while the food menu is sure to satisfy with offerings like salads, wings, sandwiches, and cookout mainstays like Sticky Lager Grilled Chicken, Street Corn Shrimp and Honey BBQ Ribs.

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3. Chapin Museum of Art

Located less than a mile south of Compass Cove, Myrtle Beach’s Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum showcases paintings, textiles, sculpture, photography, video, ceramics, assemblage, collage and more throughout its 11 galleries. And to make the art-filled attraction even more alluring whether you’re visiting alone or with a group, admission is always free.

4. Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

With its southern terminus located less than two miles north of Compass Cove, the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk runs along the Myrtle Beach oceanfront for 1.2 miles, offering amazing scenery every step of the way. It spans from the Second Avenue Pier to Pier 14 (at 14thAvenue North) and has repeatedly been ranked among the nation’s best boardwalks. And in addition to the amazing views, visitors who take the stroll can enjoy a range of restaurants, bars, shops and attractions like SkyWheel Myrtle Beach  along the way.

5. House of Blues

Offering another opportunity to sharpen your detective-work skillsAnother must-visit in North Myrtle Beach, the House of Blues brings big-name national acts to its main stage for regular concerts, and it frequently hosts local and regional musicians (often for free live shows) on its outdoor stage dubbed The Deck. But that’s not all. Whether you’re on your own or with a group, this venue has more fun in store — such as its Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre and its Gospel Brunch. the Murder Mystery Dinner Show at Myrtle Beach’s Riga Tony’s features Italian food, a 1930s mobster vibe and a fully immersive gumshoe experience. Visit this speakeasy, and you’ll have a chance to score some laughs and solve a murder while dining on salad, tomato bisque, manicotti and a chef’s-choice side, followed by a tasty, hand-piped cannoli for dessert.

6. The Market Common

When you’re hungry, but just not sure for what, head about 2.5 miles inland from Compass Cove for Myrtle Beach shopping/dining/entertainment destination The Market Common. Because no matter what culinary craving strikes, this “uptown downtown” destination’s broad selection of eateries is sure to offer something that will tempt your taste buds.

7. Your Balcony at Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort

Of course, whether you’re staying solo or you’re with a travel party, when you stay at Compass Cove, you can always just relax in your room and soak in the ocean views — which is an especially attractive treat when you’re sipping on a glass of wine and soaking in the scenery from your oceanfront balcony.

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One Great Place to Stay on the Grand Strand

Whether traveling solo or with a group, having a comfortable and conveniently located place to stay during your getaway is always a big key to a better travel experience. Book your stay at Myrtle Beach’s Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort today! Our comfortable oceanfront accommodations and broad array of exciting amenities can help

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