Among the many things that make the Grand Strand such an attractive destination for a beach vacation, the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk might be one of the biggest contributors to the area’s distinctly “beach town” vibe. The 1.2-mile wooden walkway whose route runs parallel to the Atlantic coastline offers amazing views of the ocean waters and downtown Myrtle Beach at nearly every step — and the sights are complemented by cool ocean breezes and a long list of awesome attractions along the way.
Perhaps even better for guests at Bay View on the Boardwalk — the iconic walkway can be accessed right in the resort’s backyard, just steps away from guests’ comfortable rooms. During your next oceanfront stay at our resort, consider taking a leisurely Boardwalk stroll, and be sure to stop for one (or more) of these fun things to do along your route:
Visit a Ripley’s attraction: All located in the vicinity of Pavilion Park on the downtown Myrtle Beach oceanfront, four separate Ripley’s attractions can be found just off the Boardwalk’s path. Perhaps the best known, Ripley’s Believe It or Not Odditorium, offers up an array of oddities including shrunken heads, an authentic vampire-killing kit and a long list of other weird wonders. Ripley’s Haunted Adventure offers those brave enough to enter a set of scares brought by fright-focused live actors who lurk throughout the attraction’s creepy renovated mansion. At Ripley’s 5D Moving Theater, visitors are treated to wild on-screen experiences that are enhanced by 3-D digital effects and motion seats that put them right in the action. And guests can lose themselves in Ripley’s Marvelous Mirror Maze, which challenges their perception and sense of direction with a labyrinth of infinity mirrors enhanced by LED lighting.
Take a ride into the skies: Guests who climb aboard one of this Ferris wheel’s 42 glass-enclosed, air-conditioned gondolas can take in sweeping views of downtown Myrtle Beach from an all-new (and lofty) perspective. A signature Grand Strand landmark, the 187-foot-tall Myrtle Beach SkyWheel treats rider groups to private, 10-minute rides offering bird’s-eye views of the Atlantic Ocean, the coastline, the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and downtown Myrtle Beach.
Seek a scare, if you dare: For those who appreciate a good fright, the Nightmare Haunted House can deliver in a big way. It’s current “Zombie Zone Undead Adventure” presentation features more than 4,000 square feet of near-total darkness, where flesh-eating zombie lurk ahead, behind and below — and are sure to bring the screams from every direction!
Get a high-speed thrill: Those who crave adventure won’t have to venture far from the Boardwalk to find it. Located at the corner of 12th Avenue North and North Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach Thrill Rides features a collection of high-speed rides including the SlingShot, which launches brave riders 300-plus feet into the air at speeds of up to 100 miles per hour; The Skyscraper, which spins riders at speeds nearing 60 miles per hour, all while they are suspended 170 feet above the ground; and The Air Strike, which lets riders experience a max force of 3.6 Gs as they spin at speeds of up to 62 miles per hour. Also located on-site is a collection of family-friendly rides including The Shooting Star, The Sun Dance and The Sky Bounce.
Zip through downtown: At Myrtle Beach Zipline Adventures, zipline riders are treated to high-velocity and high-altitude glides along a 600-foot wire as they take in the ocean views from soaring heights above Pavilion Park. Also located on-site, the Adventure Matrix features over 50 elements to offer those who brave its heights an aerial adventure that they’re unlikely to forget anytime soon.
When you’re ready to start planning your Myrtle Beach getaway, visit Bay View on the Boardwalk’s website to check out our array of comfortable accommodation options. With our luxurious rooms, an ideal oceanfront location right on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, and a wide range of fun on-site amenities, we’ve got everything you’ll need to take your Grand Strand vacation to a whole new level.