Choosing Bucket-List Items for Myrtle Beach

When you return to Myrtle Beach, think of a bucket list.


You’ve had a few thoughts about your previous trips to the Grand Strand. “Next time I’ll go there,” or, “one day, I’ve got to do that.” Well, 2023 is the time!


Here’s all you need to know to get that bucket list beach-ready.

Tips for Making Your Own Bucket List

Share it with those close to you or choose not to disclose it at all. A bucket list contains those things you want to do in this lifetime. 

  • Put critical stuff first. Focus on your faves. Be specific (walk the Appalachian trail) or vague (learn a brand-new language).
  • Think of places to visit. Never been to an aquarium or on all seven continents? Travel is a worthwhile place to start.
  • Name it. Again, nothing you have to share, but it becomes more concrete when it’s named. And written down! Do that too.

Here Are 10 Bucket List Items to Add When You Go to Myrtle Beach

The only exceptions would be scenarios that involve mountains. Or icebergs. Otherwise, you can do most anything on the Grand Strand. Check it out.

1. Ride the SkyWheel

It’s that brilliant landmark at Broadway at the Beach. Hop on board!


BEST BET: What’s better than a Myrtle Beach sunrise? One that you experience aboard SkyWheel

2. Catch a Concert on the Grand Strand

The music scene is alive and well in Myrtle Beach. What’s your jam?


BEST BET: The Carolina Country Music Festival hits the Grand Strand on June 8. Expect a star-studded cast. 


RECOMMENDED: Hit The Bowery on the Boardwalk. It’s a historic dive that launched the career of the legendary country group Alabama.

3. Attend a Dinner Show

Myrtle Beach is brimming with talent. So much is on display here!


BEST BET: Be part of the action at RigaTony’s Murder Mystery Dinner Show. It’s a speakeasy-era joint with a mystery that needs solving.


RECOMMENDED: Travel back in time to the Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament. Feast like royalty and cheer on your favorite knight.

4. Attend a Myrtle Beach Pelicans game

That’s Italian! Pack a stylish outfit and spend an unforgettable evening.


BEST BET: Visit the old country the moment you step foot in the ambiance of Villa Romana Italian Restaurant. Try the Chicken Ripieno.


RECOMMENDED: Take the down-to-earth route at Capriccio. New York-style pizza and cocktails at the beach? Sounds magical.

5. Treat Yourself to an Italian Feast

It’s that brilliant landmark at Broadway at the Beach. Hop on board!


BEST BET: What’s better than a Myrtle Beach sunrise? One that you experience aboard SkyWheel

6. Spend a Day at Barefoot Landing

It’s a common stop because it’s not too far of a drive, but did you know you could spend a whole day there?


BEST BET: Shopping! Find an exotic snack at The Beef Jerky Store. Pick up and learn a trick from TrickMaster Magic Shop.


RECOMMENDED: Eat something tasty. Enjoy a cold beer and street tacos at Landshark Bar & Grill. Sample the innovative fare and exquisite wine list at Greg Norman Australian Grille.

7. Indulge in a Full Breakfast at the Beach

Stop into one of those breakfast joints you’ve been meaning to visit.


BEST BET: Lively chain eatery Eggs Up Grill serves up delicious breakfasts and burgers. You might even eat here twice in one day.


RECOMMENDED: Order the Big City Brunch. It has sautéed shrimp and andouille sausage, fire-roasted tomatoes, spinach grits, and more. Topped with two eggs and served with garlic toast. Hungry?

8. Ride a Roller Coaster

Yes to thrills! Put your hand in the air like you just don’t care.


BEST BET: The Swamp Fox at Family Kingdom Amusement Park. It’s a wooden coaster named after war hero Francis Marion.


RECOMMENDED: Try out the Twist’n Shout while you’re at the amusement park. It’s a very different ride than the Swamp Fox. Make it a two-fer!

9. Find the Grand Strand’s Most Delicious Burger

So many choices and so little time. Check out some, though.


BEST BET: Head to River City Cafe, home of world-famous burgers. Order the Carolina Chili Cheeseburger and see how your life changes.


RECOMMENDED: Burky’s Grill (4001 North Kings Highway) is so old school they’re not even online. You’ll get a tasty burger here at a cheap price.

Bay View on the Boardwalk

10. Experience Myrtle Beach from Bay View Resort

Wait … you’ve never been here? Oh, you’re in for a treat. Stay in the middle of it all at Bay View Resort. Enjoy a view of SkyWheel, the Pier at 2nd Avenue, and the Atlantic Ocean. You can walk to so many fun spots along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. 

Family enjoying the indoor pool