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Things to Do in Myrtle Beach near Ocean Creek

Get the best vacation experience with these things to do in Myrtle Beach near Ocean Creek Resort. Ocean Creek offers a convenient location to dining, top area attractions, and much more!
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Broadway Grand Prix

Broadway Grand Prix packs a serious punch of fun and thrills! Grab the whole family for a fun filled day of racing Go-Karts on seven tracks, dare each other to go on the height-defying Sky Coaster, or see who can get the most tickets in the Grand Prix Arcade and so much more! Broadway Grand Prix packs a serious punch of fun and thrills! Grab the whole family for a fun filled day of racing Go-Karts on seven tracks, dare each other to go on the height-defying Sky Coaster, or see who can get the most tickets in the Grand Prix Arcade and so much more!

Hollywood Wax Museum

It’s the best value in Myrtle Beach. Just look for the 40,000-pound Great Ape and get ready for some gargantuan-sized fun! Ask for your All Access Pass. Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center brings three attractions together to keep your family entertained all day! Meet and take pictures with your favorite Hollywood stars in the wax museum, battle to contain deadly zombies infected with the Alpha Strain to save the world in Outbreak, and make your way through a possible 288 turns in the mirror maze to save Princess Hannah!


WonderWorks is one of the beach’s most popular attractions. Known as the “upside down building” to some, WonderWorks is located at Broadway at the Beach. This attraction will test your imagination and encourage learning in a fun and creative way. Great for kids and adults, WonderWorks is upside down because as legend has it, it began as a top secret research facility in the Bermuda Triangle. When an experiment went wrong, the building was blown away where it landed in Myrtle Beach. Visitors can enjoy the exhibits left by its previous inhabitants from this mythical story. From an indoor ropes course to the Hurricane Shak and the Bed of Nails, everyone can have fun and dare to try something new. Don’t miss visiting WonderWorks on your next vacation at Ocean Creek Resort! 


Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is an icon of the Myrtle Beach waterfront. Located along the sandy shores of the Atlantic, the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is a must-see Myrtle Beach attraction that stretches for 1.2 miles beginning at Pier 14 and ending at the 2nd Avenue Pier. Spend your time there taking a leisurely walk along the Boardwalk or take a seat along one of the many benches along the way. Pop into the Gay Dolphin for some souvenirs or sit down for a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants along the Boardwalk. The Myrtle Beach SkyWheel and the Zipline call the Boardwalk area home as well as arcades and ice cream shops. The Boardwalk is truly a year-round attraction and features special events throughout the year. It is a must-see!

Ripley’s Aquarium

Ripley’s Aquarium is located at Broadway at the Beach. This premier aquarium beholds wonder, excitement, and fun. Spend your time exploring the Rio Amazon and visiting the Friendship Flats. Check out the Ray Bay and the Touch Tank for a close-up look at these fascinating sea creatures then head over to the Rainbow Rock where you will be amazed by the huge array of colorful fish as they flutter by.

The Dangerous Reef is one of the most popular exhibits at the aquarium. Step onto the 340-foot moving path and just watch, and enjoy as you glide beneath the recreated ocean waters. Watch as sharks swim above you and keep an eye out for Sea Turtles! Green moray eels will poke their heads out as sandbar sharks settle on the bottom of the huge tank.

Ripley’s Aquarium also features a live Mermaid Show, as well as marine camps and other special activities for those who want to learn even more about the underwater ecosystem.  

Pavilion Park

Pavilion Park will take you back in time with memories of the original Myrtle Beach Pavilion. Located at Broadway at the Beach, Pavilion Park has a variety of rides and attractions as well as midway games! The little ones will enjoy taking a ride on the Kiddie Tea Cup, Kiddie Motorcycle Ride, Kiddie Boat ride, and more! Adults can have fun too by riding The Wave Swinger, The Pirate Ship, or the classic Herschell-Spillman Carousel. Try your hand at the midway games by playing Spill the Milk, Duck Pond, or Bushel Baskets. No day is complete at Pavilion Park without biting into a funnel cake or corn dog from the park’s concessions stand. Bring the whole family for an afternoon of enjoyment at Pavilion Park!   

Myrtle Waves Water Park

Myrtle Waves is a seasonal water park that will cool you off on hot summer days! Have fun in the sun at this 20-acre Myrtle Beach water park! Slide down the Turbo Twisters, which shoots you down at 50 feet per second or hold on tight as you make your way down the 350-foot-long Riptide Rocket. There are many slides to choose from as well as their LayZee River ride where you can enjoy floating along in a tube after all of your daring plunges on the slides! Pavilions, snack bars, showers, lockers, cabana rentals, and lounge chairs are also available at this family-fun water park. 

Miniature Golf

Myrtle Beach is filled with miniature golf courses both near and far! Take your pick from a variety of themes for the whole family. Nearby options include Jungle Safari Golf, Treasure Island Golf, Spy Glass Golf and so much more!

North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex

North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex is the perfect place to spend your downtime while on vacation. Whether you stop by to catch a game on the many baseball, softball, soccer, and lacrosse fields or you stretch your legs on the three miles of walking trails, there is fun to be had!

Bring lunch or an early dinner and take advantage of the picnic shelters and playgrounds for an extra fun time!

Myrtle Beach Pelicans Baseball

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans are the affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. Every year they fill up the $13-million stadium with cheering fans and families who are visiting Myrtle Beach who want to enjoy a good ol’ fashioned game of baseball. With their regular season beginning in April and running until the end of summer, The Myrtle Beach Pelicans games are always fun to attend. Often, the stadium will run game-day promotions for excited fans and have a fireworks show following games. The stadium is also home to the Pelicans Pro Shop and Splash, the team’s spunky mascot! The stadium holds up to 6,600 fans and even has a few luxury boxes that hold 24 people each. You may recognize the seats in the stadium as they are from the previous home of the Atlanta Braves – Fulton Stadium. Get ready to sing “Take Me out to the Ballgame” with a hot dog in one hand and a soda in the other as you cheer on the home team!

Family Kingdom Amusement Park

Family Kingdom is a two-fold attraction. It features an amusement park and a water park with more than 30 rides altogether. With a Twist ‘n Shout steel coaster and the Frog Hopper, this park has something for everyone to enjoy. A variety of thrill rides, family rides, kiddie rides as well as a go-kart course fill the days at Family Kingdom with fun! Take a ride on the Ferris Wheel, the Scrambler, the Sling Shot, or the Tilt-A-Whirl, and see just how much fun you can have! The water park includes water fun like speed slides, a lazy river, and pools. There is fun to be had by all at Family Kingdom in Myrtle Beach! 

Brookgreen Gardens

Brookgreen Gardens is a beautiful sculpture garden that is rich with local history and is located south of Myrtle Beach on more than 9,000 acres. Open year-round, this Grand Strand treasure has been around since it opened in 1932 by Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington; it was the only public sculpture garden in the country at that time. Brookgreen Gardens operates as a non-profit organization and is a National Historic Landmark. It seeks to keep intact the natural landscape and more than 1,400 pieces of art located on the property. You can spend time meandering around the garden while taking in the sites and learning about the history of the area from informational signs located around the property. Works such as “Don Quixote,” “Fountain of the Muses,” and “Diana of the Chase,” are spread throughout the gardens. Brookgreen Gardens also offers a gift shop, dining, sculpture exhibitions, and animal exhibits. Plan to spend a whole day at Brookgreen Gardens to make sure you see everything!

Alligator Adventure

Alligator Adventure is a fun way to get up close and personal to alligators and other wildlife while feeling safe and having fun! Located next to Barefoot Landing, which is across the street from Ocean Creek Resort, this North Myrtle Beach attraction is fun for the whole family. Alligator Adventure is home to a variety of reptiles and alligators including albino alligators, emu, lizards, macaws, lemurs, Siberian tigers, monkeys, and more! This is one of the biggest reptile attractions in the world and offers seasonal live feedings where you can watch as giant alligators spring out of the water to get their bite to eat! Learn more about these giant beasts while seeing animals up close at Alligator Adventure!  

The Big “M” Casino

Looking for something unique to add to your vacation itinerary? Buy a boarding pass for Big M Casino and cruise out to open waters!

Take part in an all you can eat buffet upon boarding to fuel up for gaming! Try your hand at slots, craps, roulette, blackjack and more!

Soar and Explore Zipline and Ropes Course

Myrtle Beach’s WonderWorks features two exciting outdoor Soar + Explore attractions: the Zipline and Ropes Course. Challenge yourself on the ropes course as you climb 40 feet above the ground over three sections. Make your way through more than 3,000 pieces of this pirate-themed attraction! The zipline will have you flying over the lake at Broadway at the Beach. From 50 feet in the air, you will get spectacular views and the thrill of a lifetime as you zip for 1,000 feet to the other side. If you are looking for some thrill on your vacation at Ocean Creek Resort, then check out Soar + Explore at Broadway at the Beach!

SkyWheel Myrtle Beach

Grab your camera and get ready for the ride of a lifetime! Hop in the car and head down to the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, which is located on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. Take a seat in your private gondola as the wheel slowly turns, providing amazing and spectacular views of the ocean, the Boardwalk, and the pier. Best of all, families can all fit together as each spacious and enclosed carrier holds up to six people! As night falls in Myrtle Beach, the SkyWheel turns its colorful lights on. Bring the family down to view the gorgeous light show! The SkyWheel is one of the most popular attractions on the Grand Strand. You don’t want to miss your chance to ride it!


The Market Common

The Market Common features an array of specialty shops, boutiques, fine restaurants, and entertainment. If you want to switch it up and go somewhere other than Barefoot Landing, then The Market Common is a great choice. Located on the southern end of Myrtle Beach, The Market Common is a place where you can spend just a couple of hours or the entire day. Head down there for a girls’ shopping trip or bring the whole family for a day of fun. With stores like Barnes and Nobles, Coldwater Creek, and CityMac Apple Specialist Store, there is plenty of shopping to be had! Whether you want to pick up a unique flavor of olive oil for your next cooking adventure or get a new haircut, The Market Common has it all. In addition to great shopping, The Market Common also features tasty restaurants like Divine Prime Wine and Tappas Bar and Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant and delicious places for dessert like Canipes Chocolates & Candies and Cold Stone Creamery. Want dinner and a movie? The Market Common also has a 14-screen movie theater showing the latest movies on the big screen. Be sure to head down to The Market Common at least once during your stay at Ocean Creek Resort! 

Broadway at the Beach

After you visit Barefoot Landing, head south to Broadway at the Beach. This popular Myrtle Beach destination is home to nightlife, restaurants, rides, mini golf, and even a movie theater! You can spend the entire day at Broadway at the Beach and never get bored. Some of Myrtle Beach’s most famous attractions are located here including Ripley’s Aquarium and WonderWorks. Foodies will enjoy tasting the many menus that are served up every day at Broadway at the Beach. Restaurants like Joe’s Crab Shack, Hard Rock Café, Original Shucker’s Raw Bar, Liberty Steakhouse and Brewery, and Wahlburgers all call Broadway at the Beach home. There are also plenty of shopping opportunities at Broadway at the Beach where accessories, apparel, and gift shops are within reach. Spend the night at The Avenue dancing at a piano bar or watch the summer fireworks over Lake Broadway. No matter what you choose to do at Broadway at the Beach, you are sure to have a wonderful time! 

Barefoot Landing

Located directly across from Ocean Creek Resort, Barefoot Landing is a favorite among visitors and locals alike! This scenic outdoor shopping and entertainment venue is home to more than 50 unique shops, restaurants, and attractions. Families will enjoy many of the attractions offered at Barefoot Landing, like Alligator Adventure. Guests looking for an outdoor experience will enjoy the popular Barefoot Landing Carousel. And, there are even a few attractions just for the parents, like Coastal Wine Boutique and Duplin Winery.


Tanger Outlets

Tanger Outlets provide a great shopping experience full of great deals and brand names. The closest of the two Myrtle Beach Tanger Outlets is located on Highway 17 North, just a short drive from Ocean Creek. From children’s apparel like Gymboree and OshKosh B’gosh to accessory-filled stores like Claire’s and Fossil, there is a huge variety of stores to browse through at the Tanger Outlets. Whether you want to indulge in a new Coach bag from the Coach Factory store or get a new pair of sneakers from the Easy Spirit Outlet, you will always find what you are looking for at the Tanger Outlets!


Pirate’s Voyage Dinner & Show

A live-action dinner and show, located just minutes from Ocean Creek, Pirate’s Voyage is a popular entertainment option for families visiting Myrtle Beach. Cheer for the Crimson or Sapphire crew as they perform amazing battles in their search for long lost treasure. The venue features pirate ships and a 15-foot water-filled lagoon, for a realistic theatrical experience. Included with the show is a four-course meal featuring veggie soup, roasted chicken, apple pie and more. Be sure to check out Pirate’s Voyage during your next beach vacation! 

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

This dinner and two-hour tournament show is fun for the whole family, featuring knights, a queen, horses and so much more. Cheer on your knight as they joust and compete, while enjoying the falconry and exquisite horsemanship that are included in the show. While cheering you can enjoy your four-course meal including roasted chicken, corn, potatoes and more. Vegetarian and allergy accommodations are available. Be sure to check out Medieval Times for a memorable and unique Myrtle Beach experience! 

Legends In Concert

This world famous live tribute show features an amazing all star cast of FIVE great acts in ONE grand show. Legends In Concert performances are the real thing, with performers singing with their natural voices and perfection of mannerisms, hair and dress of the original celebrities portrayed.  All this backed by a hot live band, singers, dancers, special effects and lighting in an intimate style theater where everyone has a great view. The acts rotate at least four times a year, so audiences experience a brand-new performance each season. Voted number one show on the beach, It’s An Event You Won’t Forget!

Alabama Theatre

The Alabama Theatre, located at Barefoot Landing, is consistently voted the #1 Live Entertainment Theatre by Myrtle Beach visitors and locals alike!

Featuring, ICONIC, a cutting-edge show on stage and in the air with visual elements and a state-of-the-art video wall, unlike anything you have seen along the Grand Strand.

ICONIC is a one-of-a-kind journey through past and present iconic moments. The show highlights widely recognized country music chart toppers, classic rock anthems, Broadway classics, and pop power ballads. In addition to a stunning array of costumes, there is a state-of-the-art designed set where the audience can connect with their featured musicians and entertainers.  Visiting during the holiday season? Be sure to check out their acclaimed “South’s Grandest Christmas Show.” Alabama Theatre also features guest artists and entertainers throughout the year.

Myrtle Beach House of Blues

The Myrtle Beach House of Blues is the Grand Strand’s hottest venue for live entertainment. Visitors and locals alike flock to this funky, local venue to enjoy the impressive lineup of concerts and events that are hosted throughout the year. And, the House of Blues is conveniently located right across from Ocean Creek Resort.

Pirates Voyage

A’hoy! Get ready for an adventure the whole family can enjoy! This dinner and show was created by Dolly Parton, taking the place of the former Dixie Stampede. Pirate’s Voyage is located just a few minutes south of Ocean Creek Resort. This is a Myrtle Beach show you don’t want to miss! Depending on where you are seated, you will either be assigned to the Crimson team or the Sapphire team. You’ll cheer on your pirate team as they compete in various breathtaking tasks over, around, and in a giant 15-foot pool! They will swing from ropes, jump from the pirate ships and dive into the water. The show also features fascinating special effects and music, sure to please everyone in the family. During the show, you will enjoy a four-course pirate feast featuring chicken and pork as the main entree. Get ready for an adventure like none other in Myrtle Beach!

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