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Six Free Things To Do In Myrtle Beach

Vacations are expensive, but your Myrtle Beach vacation doesn't have to break the bank. You can still have fun while being on a budget with the free things you can do in Myrtle Beach.

Have Fun on the Beach
Make use of Monetrey Bay's ocean access and spend time on the beach. Enjoy laying in the sun with a good book, splashing around in the ocean, or building impressive sandcastles. There's plenty of beach games to occupy your time. The perfect times to go for a stroll are mornings and evenings when the sun isn't as hot; maybe you'll even spot a shark tooth. You'll see why millions of people flock to Myrtle Beach every year.

Take a Walk on the Boardwalk
The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is the perfect place to enjoy an morning or evening stroll. Almost a mile in length, the boardwalk enjoys an ideal oceanfront location, providing spectacular views of the Atlantic. Throughout the year the boardwalk also hosts a variety of events and festivals, most of which are completely free to the public!


See Wild Animals at the Preservation Station
Admission to the T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station at Barefoot Landing. Get an upclose look at the tigers and other animals they have at the Preservation Station. It is an additional cost to get your pictures taken with the animals, but it is free to see them.


View Local Art
Admission to the world-class Franklin G. Burroughs – Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum is free to the public and there’s always a new and interesting exhibit going on. The museum contains ten galleries, most of which feature different exhibits throughout the year. Enjoy a variety of art from both local and national artists in all forms.


Visit Area Parks
There are plenty of great parks to enjoy in Myrtle Beach, including Grande Park at the Market Common, which includes a scenic walking path around the lake and a great play area for kids. There are even fitness centers set up along the walking path to help you get in a great outdoor workout. Other area parks include Withers Swash Park, Spivey Park, Canal Street Park, Chapin Park, Lyons Cove Park, and McCleod Park.


Check Out Local Events
There is almost always a free and fun event going on in Myrtle Beach, from the summertime Hot Summer Nights on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk to the Annual Greek Festival to Mayfest on Main. Not sure what’s going on when you’re here? Just ask our staff! We’re here to help you have a great time, and we can help you find fun activities.


Of course, when you stay at Monterey Bay Suites, there’s always the option of just hanging out at the resort and taking advantage of our amazing amenities! You can enjoy our free breakfast every day, an in-season kids’ club, a swing and play set on our lawn, pools, bean bag toss, ping pong … you don’t even have to leave the resort to have a good time!


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