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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!

Shop Til You Drop! The Best Shopping Along the Grand Strand

A lady really enjoying shopping.

No Myrtle Beach vacation is complete without the perfect souvenir! No matter if you’re all about kitschy and cheesy or high-class elegance, there are tons of great shopping opportunities waiting for you during your trip to Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand! During your vacation to Myrtle Beach be sure to visit some of these awesome shops and shopping areas!

The Gay Dolphin

A trip to the Gay Dolphin is a can’t-miss stop on your Myrtle Beach vacation! Located along the famous Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and in operation since 1946, the Gay Dolphin is a giant gift shop encompassing three stories and over 30,000 square feet of anything and everything souvenir. Looking for a life-size pirate sculpture? Fine jewelry? Beachwear? Shark teeth? Whatever your idea of a perfect souvenir is, with over 70,000 unique items, the Gay Dolphin is sure to have it!

The Market Common

For first-class shopping in a modern downtown setting, The Market Common is sure to delight shoppers. The Market Common offers visitors a tremendous assortment of shops and boutiques including Pottery Barn, Orvis, Sunglass Hut, Anthropologie, Coastal Urge, and many more. In addition to the long list of great shops around the area, fantastic dining options are around every corner, with eateries like Co Sushi, Tupelo Honey Cafe, Travinia Italian Kitchen, and Nacho Hippo satisfying any appetite!

The Hammock Shops Village

The Original Hammock Shop opened in Pawleys Island all the way back in 1938 as one of the few roadside shops in Pawleys Island. The “arrogantly shabby” atmosphere that Pawleys Island is famous for remains but over the years new additions have joined the Hammock Shop, with many shops taking residence in historic buildings moved to and reclaimed as stores. Over 20 neighbor stores are located within the Village including Haute Hanger, Elegantz, The Freckled Frog, and Coastal Wine Boutique, all comfortably shaded under a canopy of live oaks and coastal pines.

In addition to these great shopping destinations, you can also scope out amazing deals at one of two area Tanger Outlets as well as Coastal Grand Mall, the largest mall in the state of South Carolina. The easiest way to have some extra shopping money during your trip to Myrtle Beach is to book your Grand Strand getaway! You’re guaranteed to reserve an amazing Myrtle Beach vacation rental at an unbeatable price.