Category: Tips & Tricks

5 Ways to Have Fun in Myrtle Beach for Ten Dollars or Less

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Though it may seem that costs are higher than ever when it comes to just about everything, you can still have a fantastic time on your Myrtle Beach vacation without breaking the bank! Aside from spending plenty of time on the beach and in the ocean, there are lots of fun attractions in the area that you can do for less than $10. Here are 5 of our favorites:

Ripley’s Mirror Maze on Ocean Boulevard

There’s so much to do on Ocean Boulevard in the heart of Myrtle Beach, and Ripley’s Mirror Maze is one attraction that you can do for just $9.99. This dazzling experience features over 100 mirrors with LED lights and digital sound, leaving you with a totally unique experience every time. Compete with your friends and family to see who can get through the maze the fastest. As an added bonus, your ticket allows you to repeat the maze as many times as you want throughout the date of your visit. Take advantage of this affordable Myrtle Beach Ocean Boulevard attraction during your next beach getaway!

Fun Plaza Family Fun Center

Also found along Ocean Boulevard and the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, take your family and friends out to the Fun Plaza Family Fun Center for a whole lot of affordable amusement! This arcade offers up timeless classics like Skee-Ball, Basketball, Pinball Baseball, as well as all of your arcade favorites. Trade in $10 for 40 tokens, and spend time earning tickets that you can turn in for a fabulous Myrtle Beach souvenir or keepsake. You will love this convenient and affordable oceanfront arcade experience!

710 Bowling

The bowling alley isn’t just for bowling enthusiasts anymore! 710 Bowling on the North end of the Grand Strand offers up a variety of fun games and activities, all at a completely affordable rate. This modern gathering spot features not only your typical bowling lanes but premium, boutique lanes as well. These upgraded lanes include custom lane surfaces and XTreme LED lighting, so get ready for a whole new bowling experience! Prices are affordable, with rates before 6 pm at $3 per game Sunday – Thursday and $4 per game Friday and Saturday. After 6 pm, prices increase $1, and rental shoes are $3 per person no matter what time you play. Aside from bowling, try your hand at any of 710’s free games, including Bocce Ball, Darts, Table Tennis, Cornhole, and Board Games like chess, Scrabble, backgammon, giant Jenga, and much more. Make the drive to the North end to experience 710 Bowling!

Myrtle Beach State Park

Open 7 days a week until 5 pm, the Myrtle Beach State Park is an affordable attraction that guarantees great views and memories to last a lifetime. At just $5 per adult and $3 per child, the State Park is an affordable way to see the natural side of Myrtle Beach. Nestled in a maritime forest, the Myrtle Beach State Park provides visitors with a hotel and house-free beach with fewer crowds and fabulous surf fishing. The park also features many educational programs and events for children and adults of all ages. Take a walk and get in touch with Myrtle Beach’s scenic landscapes when you trek through the park’s nature trails or venture out onto the pier for an immersive Atlantic Ocean experience! No matter what you choose to do at Myrtle Beach State Park, you’re sure to come away with a unique Myrtle Beach experience!

Market Common

While it’s fair to say you could easily blow tons of money on a shopping trip to the Market Common, you can also have lots of affordable fun there too! Start off at Stone 14 Theaters for the first showing of the day. Movie tickets are just $5.25 per person if you make it to these bargain matinees. After your affordable cinema adventure, you can head over to Valor Park and Savannah’s Playground for lots of free fun. The kids will love swinging, sliding, and climbing on all of the playground equipment, and adults can relax and enjoy the sea breeze. The Market Common also plays host to a number of festivals and free events throughout the season, so if you time your beach vacation out just right, you might catch a unique experience like that as well!

If you’re looking to save money but still have a fabulous Myrtle Beach vacation, then try out some or all of these affordable activities and attractions! From the hotspots along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Ocean Boulevard to Bowling to Nature excursions, there’s something fun to do and easy on the wallet around every turn!

Prep for your Upcoming Myrtle Beach Spring Break

Myrtle Beach And Skywheel, showing the coastline.

It’s never too early to start making plans for your spring break vacation to Myrtle Beach, and after a long and chilly winter, we are sure that you are ready to get to the Grand Strand ASAP! With warm temps and endless entertainment, there is nothing like a spring break trip to Myrtle Beach. Here are some tips and products to help you get ready for an unforgettable spring break getaway to the Grand Strand.


Stock Up on Beach Games

Even though the Grand Strand has a ton of fantastic attractions to check out, the number one spot is still the beach itself. There are lots of great ways to spend a day along the sandy shores of Myrtle Beach. Games like Crossnet and Spikeball are all beach favorites that will bring plenty of high-octane competition to your beach day. For something a little more laid back, choices like Kan Jam, Bottle Bash, bocce, or cornhole are always great ways to enjoy some friendly competition as the waves roll in. For families with little ones, there are tons of easy and cheap games to play, from scavenger hunts and sandcastle competitions to limbo and tug of war.


Make a List and Check it Twice

While there is nothing wrong with making a stop at one of the many beachwear stores on your Myrtle Beach trip, no one wants to have to interrupt their day because they forgot something at home or at their rental. When you and your crew are heading to the beach, remember the essentials: a beach towel, sunscreen/lotion, and sunglasses. If you’ve got kids in tow, this list will likely expand to include a cooler stocked with water and snacks. After the essentials, there are some great beach gadgets that can help your day be more fun and comfortable, like a misting fan, portable Bluetooth speaker, or beach canopy.


Pack Like a Pro

As your spring break trip comes nearer, it will soon be time to pack up all your stuff in preparation for departure. Whether you are traveling to Myrtle Beach via airplane or automobile, condensing your belongings always pays off. Vacuum seal bags can help increase space in your suitcase or duffel bag for those souvenirs that you are sure to snag during your vacation. Packing shoes? Maximize space by stuffing them with underwear, socks or even charger cables. If you’re bringing shampoo or conditioner in mini-bottles, line the opening with plastic wrap then screw the cap tight to provide extra protection against unwanted leaks. And remember, many Beach Vacation properties offer washers and dryers in your condo, so don’t overpack if you don’t need to!

Now that you are armed with some tips to make your upcoming Myrtle Beach spring break vacation awesome, head on over to the properties page to see all the great vacation rentals available from Beach Vacations. From our modern one-bedroom beachfront condos at Meridian Plaza to sprawling four-bedroom villas at the Barefoot Yacht Club, we have the perfect accommodations for any family or group! Make plans for your best Myrtle Beach spring break yet and book with Beach Vacations today!