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Top 5 Activities for Under $25 in Myrtle Beach

Top 5 Activities for Under $25 in Myrtle Beach

Vacationing on a budget can be tricky, but Myrtle Beach is designed with penny-counting families in mind. If you are flexible on times and don’t mind clipping a few coupons from the free discount books available in the Compass Cove Resort lobby, it’s possible to squeeze a lot of fun, food and excitement out of $25.

Making your spending cash go even farther is even easier for guests at Compass Cove and other BRM Resorts properties. As part of the Sun Fun Bonus program, guests are given a free ticket to some of the top attractions in town, making it even more affordable for a family of four to explore. Here are five ways to have a big time for as little as $25:

* Breakfast: The most important meal of the day also happens to be one of the best bargains on the Grand Strand. The abundance of pancake houses and country cooking establishments means a hearty breakfast at a bargain price. Many places offer great specials (three pancakes, two eggs and one meat for as low as $3.99), affordable enough for a family of four to feast. If you want to spend a few extra bucks to fill up on breakfast, Mammy's Kitchen offers a great buffet for only $8.50 per person, so $25 would cover a couple's tab after you factor in drinks, taxes and a tip.

* Myrtle Beach Boardwalk: With so many free and fun activities held along the Boardwalk, $25 will go a long way - as long as the 1.2-mile walkway stretches along the downtown oceanfront. Twenty-five bucks will get you a fist full of tokens to play high-tech video games and old-school pinball machines at the downtown arcades, and you still have enough left over to hit the souvenir stores or ice cream shops because you won't need much money to get you through the night. Live concert series and fireworks shows are held throughout the warmer months, and free festivals are hosted year-round.

* Myrtle Beach Pelicans: There's nothing like a night out at the old ballpark, and the minor-league Myrtle Beach Pelicans have perfected the art of putting on a good show. The farm team of the Chicago Cubs, this Class A team puts as much emphasis on its entertainment between innings for its action on the diamond during the game. Twenty-five dollars will get you two general admission tickets, and if you go on Weiner Wednesdays or Thirsty Thursday ($1 hot dogs and draft beers) you can even have a cheap meal. Pelicans Ballpark has consistently been rated among the top minor-league baseball experiences in the country.

* Myrtle Beach SkyWheel: There aren't many attractions a couple can enjoy for under $25, but the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel is one of them if you use the $1 off coupons, available in all the major in coupon books around town. Fortunately for guests at Compass Cove, the SkyWheel is one of the many Myrtle Beach attractions included in the Sun Fun Bonus package you receive for free, just for staying. Ride to the top of the 190-foot structure and get an eagle's eye view of the Atlantic Ocean and the downtown district.

* Happy Hour: Going out to dinner can be an expensive proposition, but you can feast like royalty for under $25 of you know where - and more importantly, when - to go. From 4 till 7 p.m., several Grand Strand restaurants and bars offer excellent deals on food and drinks. Two of the best happy hour hot spots are at Broadway at the Beach, where Liberty Steakhouse & Brewery offers half-priced appetizers and $2 house beers and Yamato's Hibachi serves discounted sushi and apps.

 

(Posted: 2/28/15)

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