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5 Things to Do in Myrtle Beach You’ve Never Done But Have to Try

December 18, 2023

When you go on vacation, it’s a great time to try new things and new activities that you’ve never done before. When you visit Myrtle Beach, you’ll have plenty of options for fun in town. We’re sure you’ve spent time on the beach and visited some popular attractions in town, including our dinner show, but there are some things we bet you’ve never tried! Take a look at these 5 things to do in Myrtle Beach you’ve never done but have to try:

1. Meet Our Animals at Pirates Voyage

pirate with dog performer from Pirates Voyage

Have you ever wanted to get up close and personal with sea lions, dogs, and tropical birds? You can do so all in one place — at Pirates Voyage! Our dinner attraction offers more than just a pirate feast and a live show. We also have a unique Animal Encounter experience that you don’t want to miss. During this 30-minute educational program, you’ll have the opportunity to meet our animal ambassadors up close and interact with them. You’ll also get to learn more about our positive reinforcement training and how we provide exceptional welfare for our animals. For the best experience, book our Animal Encounter and our show for the same day so you can meet the animals, then watch them show off their skills during our dinner show!

2. Explore Huntington Beach State Park

Want to do some exploring outdoors? Head to Huntington Beach State Park! This park not only is the top spot for bird watching and surf fishing, it’s also home to a castle. Atalaya is a beautiful castle that was the winter home of Archer and Anna Huntington, built in the 1930s. It’s one of the top historical landmarks of South Carolina! While you’re at Huntington Beach State Park, you can also view wildlife, such as alligators, watch a sunrise, or go kayaking. The fun never ends at Huntington Beach State Park.

3. Transform into a Pirate or a Mermaid

mermaid makeover

We bet you’ve never had a makeover quite like the one you’ll get at Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show! Our Join the Crew experience is one of the best things to do in Myrtle Beach. Any ordinary landlubber can be transformed into a swashbuckling pirate or a beautiful mermaid. Our pirate makeovers include facial makeup, a bandana or a pirate hat, an earring and an eye patch, and a sword and a flag. Our mermaid makeovers include facial makeup, a tiara, earrings, and a wand and a flag. No matter which one you choose, one thing is for sure: You’ll feel just like a part of the crew!

4. Go Horseback Riding on the Beach

Are you ready to take your long walks on the beach to the next level? Go horseback riding on the beach! There’s nothing quite like exploring the beautiful coastline from the back of a horse. This experience is great for both kids and adults and offers a unique experience unlike any other. You can choose to travel on trails or along the shoreline — both will lead to unforgettable memories.

5. Celebrate the Holidays With Pirates

Captain Blackbeard during Christmas show

If you’ve seen our regular season show before but never celebrated the holidays with us, you have to plan your next visit during the holiday season! Celebrating the holidays with pirates is one of the best things to do in Myrtle Beach. Our Christmas show features the Crimson and Emerald crews battling for the coveted Christmas treasure, the Mystical Christmas Spirit taking you on a journey to find the true meaning of Christmas, a live nativity, and more. You’ll also be amazed by giant Christmas toys performing high above the lagoon, a comical castaway and her sea lion companion, and even some hilarious comedy! It’s a celebration you don’t want to miss.

These are just some of the top things to do in Myrtle Beach you’ve never done but have to try. If you’re looking for more things to do while you’re in town, take a look at these 4 Myrtle Beach activities.

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