Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Beach Front Central
601 South Ocean Boulevard
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Phone: (843) 448-1491
Fax: (843) 626-5134
From jet-ski rentals and banana boat rides to parasails and jetboats, Ocean Watersports is a company that provides exhilarating thrills. The parasail trips give riders a bird's-eye view and one heck of an adrenaline rush while the banana boat ventures are for more tranquil pursuits. If you want your own individual jet-ski, OW has them and if you prefer someone else doing the driving although at faster speeds, take the Jet-Boat. Any choice is a great one to spend a day in the summer sun!
For most people, an ATV ride provides a somewhat adequate replacement for those who cannot ride a motorcycle, except that these four-wheeled machines can handle more rugged terrain. And sure, ATVs might be a little more dangerous than motorcycles, but here at Carolina Backwoods the owners only provide trails that are safe. Choose between the 'Down & Dirty' or 'High & Dry' trails, the former slings mud all-around and the latter allows you to go home with cleaner clothes. Another benefit is the fact that you can also stay in one of the cabins (minimum two-nights) which allows the whole family to stay & play.
This old-school pier is one of Myrtle Beach's most iconic attractions and for over 75 years it has been a mainstay on the Grand Strand. Almost everyone who comes to Myrtle Beach inevitably encounters the pier and if you're smart, you'll visit Pier View Bar or the Pier House Restaurant. Both are great places to enjoy world-class seafood and marvel at the equally impeccable views of the mighty Atlantic. On the pier itself, visitors can try their hand at fishing and even obtain a daily permit as well as rentals if you don't have your own. For more information, check the pier's website.
No trip to Myrtle Beach would be complete without a trip down the 1.5-mile boardwalk and promenade. It was completely refurbished and renovated in 2010 and now it is the city's centerpiece on the beach. The boardwalk stretches from the 14th Avenue pier to the 2nd Avenue one and along the way, the walk provides a mix of nature and nightlife. There are more tranquil spots near the beginning of the promenade and towards the middle is where most people find the restaurants, bars and shops. It's nearly impossible to miss it, especially if you're staying nearby.
Along King's Highway there are so many mini-golf places that it becomes difficult to choose which one to visit. Mt. Atlanticus is a good choice for the price/fun equation and its one of the fastest to complete if you're in a hurry. The park is well-maintained and if you sink a hole-in-one on the 19th hole, you get a lifetime pass to Mt. A.
Zip on over to Adrenaline Adventures newest attraction in Myrtle Beach. Take in the unparalleled view of the beach and surrounding Five Points area from over forty five feet in the air. Guests climb the stairs to the launch tower and strap into their gear before hurling over six hundred feet to the next tower at close to forty miles per hour. Six side-by-side ziplines ensure that friends and family can all join in on the fun.
Now you can not only watch a movie, but you can be part of it at the same time. The 3-D moving theatre lets you feel every bump, twist, turn and dive. Movies such as Glacier Run will make you glad your seat is bolted to the floor. This experience is not recommended for people who experience motion sickness, have heart problems or don't like fast rides.
Located in the heart of Myrtle Beach, Jurassic Golf is a great place to spend a couple of hours either during the day or at night. You'll swear you've been transported to Jurassic Park itself. There are two colorful, interesting 18-hole courses with dinosaurs and other reptiles that squawk and hiss and plenty of jungle to play through and around. One course has more obstacles than the other and can be considerably more frustrating for younger children. Both are a very entertaining. Cost is $6 for adults; children under 4 free.
Springmaid Pier is named in conjunction with the beach resort nearby, and it used to be a place to catch large amounts of Spanish Mackerel, however over the years stocks have become depleted due to overfishing practices. Nonetheless, there are still fishing tournaments every now-and-then during the busy summer months. Along the beach, the pier offers a great backdrop on the shoreline, but to get on the pier, unfortunately they do charge a nominal fee.
When a water park advertises 30 thrill rides inside of 20 acres, you know you're in for a very wet, fun day. The adventurous slides have names like Turbo-Twisters and Pipeline Plunge while more sedate ones like the LayZee River and Ocean-in-Motion provide more tranquil pursuits. Admission includes all day rides, optional life vest, free parking, tubes, showers and changing facilities. The park also rents poolside cabanas and when you're hungry, there is a variety of options, Sharkie's Snack Shack for a quick bite, pizza at Pizza and More or full meals at Islands Cafe.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans are Class A affiliates of the Atlanta Braves. This is the real thing. Games are held at BB&T Coastal Field in the heart of Myrtle Beach. There are no obstructed seats and the field is small, so you can see (and hear) everything. There are races and games between innings, and prizes are often given out at the end of the game. Splish! and Splash!, the mascots, entertain and encourage the fans during the game and are often seen at Myrtle Beach activities throughout the year.
The first state park in South Carolina (aptly named after the town), is a playground for all ages. The park however, is not to be confused with the more hectic beach located right nearby, but there is still plenty of oceanfront and it is one of the last maritime forests of this type in the U.S. The facilities here allow guests to stay as long as they wish, whether it's just a day or a longer stay at a campsite or two-bedroom cabin for the whole summer. The Nature Center has animal and fish exhibits, flora and fauna from the area and an easy nature trail which is only 3/4 mile one-way. This park also has a store, gift shop, playground, and allows guests to fish from the pier with the required permit. For more information on camping, rentals, etc., check website.