Your Ultimate Myrtle Beach Summer Planner

Do yourself a favor right now: Look at your calendar, pick a week, and plan your Myrtle Beach getaway. It’s that simple. Use this guide to make the most of your time on the beach, must-see attractions, and more.


The Grand Strand has the restaurants, shops, and adventures your family wants. Make it an unforgettable summer!

The Beach

It’s the main attraction, so be ready to hit the beach in stride. Remember sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher), and reapply it every two hours (more often if you swim or sweat). Pack a beach blanket, lots of drinks (caffeine-free is preferred), and snacks.


Wear a hat and sunglasses, and try to visit in the morning or late afternoon, when the sun is less intense. A walk to the pier is always an enjoyable way to exercise.

The Attractions

These must-visit spots in Myrtle Beach give this vacation destination its mass appeal. Broadway at the Beach has enough dining, entertainment, and shopping to fill an entire day. WonderWorks Myrtle Beach provides a learning-filled respite from the heat that kids love. 


SkyWheel Myrtle Beach is a 187-foot observation wheel with the most impressive views in town, especially at dusk and dawn. Get close to lifelike replicas of your favorite stars at the Hollywood Wax Museum.

SkyWheel Myrtle Beach

The Restaurants

You’ve chosen a retreat with lots of delicious food to eat! Thai-Lao Restaurant is a casual, popular spot for Thai and Lao cuisine, plus beer and wine. Winna’s Kitchen is an innovative place with its own chef’s menu format featuring amazing dishes.


Tupelo Honey Southern Kitchen & Bar is perfect for comfort food and cocktails. Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen is the top spot for family-style dining.

The Shops

Permission to shop until you drop, granted. The Market Common offers boutique shops, dining, and movies, and you can rent a bike to get around the area. Coastal Grand Mall will give you a retro feel, with anchor stores, specialty shops, and a tasty food court.


Gay Dolphin Gift Cove is an iconic shop on the Boardwalk with an eclectic mix of merchandise. Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach is a nice escape for shopping, dining, and carousel rides. With all Myrtle Beach has to offer, you won’t want to leave!

The Extras

It’s easy to relieve the stress of family vacations and make them enjoyable. Use your GPS system to get around Myrtle Beach during the summer — traffic can be a big factor. Although the Grand Strand is spectacular to visit year-round, June through August is prime time. Especially when you take time to appreciate the area’s bustling arts scene!


Plan on a five-day getaway to experience the best of Myrtle Beach. And spend some time in the Ocean Boulevard area for scenic views and tranquil walks.

Compass Cove Pool Deck

You’ll Notice the Difference at Compass Cove

For an extra incentive to plan your beach vacation, did you know Compass Cove has specials? You can save money when you book now and get bonuses, such as free attraction tickets, when you book. Browse the room types available, and choose your dates for your summertime escape.

compass cove oceanfront room