6 of Our Favorite Free Things to Do in North Myrtle Beach

You don’t have to spend a fortune to have a fun vacation in North Myrtle Beach! There are plenty of things to do and see in the Grand Strand (and a little beyond) that are free. Whether you’re interested in art, nature, history, music, or shopping, there is something for you to do. So put away your wallets for this list of free things to do in North Myrtle Beach!

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Don’t Miss These Free Things to do in North Myrtle Beach

The Beach

There is no charge to visit public beaches in South Carolina! With all the oceanfront condos in our inventory, a fun afternoon is just steps away. Your kids will love splashing in the water and collecting seashells, and you’ll enjoy relaxing on the sand or wading in the shore.

Horry County Museum

The Horry County Museum celebrates the history and wildlife of this region. The exhibits are varied, focusing on everything from the Native Americans who first lived in Horry County to the beaches of the Grand Strand. Fans of the Animal Planet show “Tanked” might remember seeing the museum’s freshwater tank on the show. You can check out the real thing in the lobby! The museum is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from Tuesday to Saturday.

Vereen Memorial Historical Gardens

South Carolina doesn’t just have beautiful beaches. We also have gorgeous salt marshes and forest areas where visitors can hike, bike, fish, or birdwatch. Vereen Memorial Historical Gardens is perfect for guests who want to explore more of South Carolina’s wildlife. Be sure to explore the beautiful trails in the area, and read the informative signs explaining the native plant species growing.

The Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum Art Museum

If you need a break from the sun, head to The Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum for a quiet afternoon. Opened in 1997, this museum showcases the works of South Carolina natives and residents. The exhibits are only displayed for a couple of months, so repeat visitors can find something new on display.

Barefoot Landing and Coastal North Town Center

North Myrtle Beach has two great malls, each perfect for an afternoon of browsing. Coastal North Town Center is a mega shopping complex, and Barefoot Landing is an outdoor outlet mall. Both of these spots feature awesome shops and restaurants, so you really can’t go wrong with either one. Barefoot Landing also houses some excellent attractions, like T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station, which is also free! Be sure to check Barefoot Landing’s calendar of must-see events like the Barefoot Landing Fireworks.

Free Summer Events

There’s always something happening on the Grand Strand! If you’re visiting during the summer, don’t miss the Music on Main Concert Series. Every Thursday from mid-May to early October, there will be a free concert on Main Street. Grab a beach chair and get ready to find your next favorite musician!

Book Your Stay Now With Seaside Vacations

If you’re looking for even more great ways to save money, Seaside Vacations can help! We don’t just know the best free things to do in North Myrtle Beach. We also know how to help our guests land fantastic last-minute deals on amazing rental homes and condos. No matter the reason for your visit or the size of your party, we’ll find the right accommodations for you, every time.

Browse our full list of vacation rentals and book today! We look forward to having you!