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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6 of Our Favorite Free Things to do in North Myrtle Beach
There is no charge to visit public beaches in South Carolina! And with all the beachfront condos available to rent through Seaside Vacations, a fun afternoon is just steps away. Your kids will love splashing in the water and collecting seashells and you’ll love relaxing on the sand.
Horry County Museum
The Horry County Museum celebrates the history and wildlife of the area. It’s a great place to spend an afternoon! 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 see it in real life featured in the lobby!
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 hike 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
Another great indoor activity in North Myrtle Beach is visiting the The Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum. Opened in 1997, this museum showcases art of South Carolina natives and residents. The exhibits are only displayed for a couple 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 outdoors outlet mall. Both of these spots feature great shops and restaurants, so you really can’t go wrong with either one. Barefoot Landing also houses some great 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! Before your visit, check the North Myrtle Beach events calendar for an up-to-date list of what’s going on. 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!
Vacation in Luxury with Seaside Vacations
If you’re looking for budget-friendly accommodations, take advantage of our last minute North Myrtle Beach vacation deals on oceanfront condos and beach rental properties. Simply fill out the form and we’ll find you a great deal on a beautiful rental. Or, if you’re looking for a property with a lot of amenities, check out Bay Watch Resort. The resort is comprised of three towers and guests are welcome to use the amenities in any of them. Kids will love the kiddie pools and arcade room, and parents will love the fitness center and oceanfront Jacuzzis. Everyone will love the luxurious rooms and beautiful views. Book with us today. We look forward to having you!