Myrtle Beach day trips are an excellent way to spend some of your time on longer Myrtle Beach vacations. Myrtle Beach tours from the city can be taken to cities such as Greenville or Georgetown, or you can just spend time exploring some of the South Carolina plantations or gardens closer to Myrtle Beach.
If you have more than a day to spend, one popular Myrtle Beach trip is a drive from Myrtle Beach to Greenville, which will take guests 4-5 hours. Once in Greenville, a number of fun attractions can be enjoyed on your Myrtle Beach day trip. Check out the Museum and Gallery at Bob Jones University, where you can see more than 30 rooms filled with religious artwork and memorabilia. There is also a wide collection of items that are relevant to biblical times and guides on-site to give insight into the work. The gallery is open from 2pm until 5pm to the public. Beattie House is another great stop on your Myrtle Beach day trips to Greenville. The Beattie House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was built in the early 19th century by the Beattie family. The house is worth adding to Myrtle Beach tours for its historical significance and the fact that it has been nicely maintained and restored over the years.
Myrtle Beach tours can also be taken to locations closer to town. A Myrtle Beach trip to Huntington State Park is a great example of a fun place to go close to Myrtle Beach for a Myrtle Beach day trip. Huntington State Park is just a few miles north of town, and in addition to being a great spot for camping is home to some of the best beaches in Myrtle Beach. The beach is open for day use to the public for free, and this is an ideal place to go with a picnic lunch and your swimming suit for a day in the sand. Showers and picnic tables are on site at the beach.
Tours and trips through the city of Myrtle Beach can also be a fun way to spend a day. Barefoot Landing is the name of one of the most popular shopping and dining locations in Myrtle Beach. Restaurants and some of the larger department stores are found here. Broadway at the Beach is the other major area for shopping in Myrtle Beach, and is located close to both the beach and a small freshwater lake. This is also the best place to go for nightlife and live musical entertainment in Myrtle Beach. Ripley’s Aquarium is found here at the Broadway at the Beach center, which is South Carolina’s biggest attraction and well worth visiting if you are in town.