Guidebook to the Best Freebies in Myrtle Beach

A tropical getaway to Myrtle Beach doesn’t have to break the bank.

You can find a great deal on a Grand Strand resort, and the savings don’t end there. With valuable coupon books available at the resort, you’ll have a wealth of free activities to partake in. You have to know where to look!

We’ve compiled this guide to help give your wallet a break.

Tips for traveling on a budget

The savvy traveler has lots of fun and saves some dough. Here are a few tips for keeping costs down while keeping fun at its peak.

Get a great hotel deal

They’re out there for the taking! Brittain Resorts always has specials on rooms. Many resorts offer free admission to local attractions with your stay.

Ask the locals

They’re not going to pay tourist markups for anything, so chat with those who live in the area. Their hotspots and recommendations to save are golden.

Make a budget and track it

What’s your travel style, and how much do you want to spend? Sticking to this will bring you to hidden restaurant gems and off-the-path activities.

Expert advice for free things to do in Myrtle Beach

Free deals are everywhere! Save some money and get a souvenir or treat yourself to an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet.

Take a hike at Vereen Memorial Historic Gardens

It’s a dog-welcoming, wonderful place to hike and enjoy the outdoors in Little River. A lovely getaway from the hustle and bustle, Vereen Memorial Historic Gardens contains miles of trails to traverse. It’s part of the Horry County parks system that has many great locations.


Visit Shell Island, where oyster shells hang from frees as wishes. They create an awesome wind chime in the breeze!

Catch Summerfest! at Barefoot Landing

June through August, this dining, entertainment, and shopping complex hosts free music nightly. Check the website calendar for all the family events planned this summer. Your kids’ favorite characters will be milling around the complex to say hello and pose for pics, too.


On Mondays, starting June 6, Barefoot Landing will host weekly fireworks shows. Bring a chair and join the fun at 10 p.m.

Barefoot Landing sign

Hit the beach

That’s a pretty strong allure for coming here, after all! Enjoy time on the sandy beaches for fun in the sun. Public parking is available. Many Brittain Resorts are right on the water, so you are steps away from paradise.


Pack a picnic and save a little money over grabbing a restaurant meal. It’ll be tough to find better dining scenery than that!

Visit the South Carolina Hall of Fame

Take a break from the heat for a walk in the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. You’ll learn a bit about the Palmetto State at the South Carolina Hall of Fame. Did you know Darius Rucker from Hootie & The Blowfish musical fame was from South Carolina?


Take the quick quiz on the website to test your S.C. history knowledge. There are easy, moderate, and difficult versions.

Beach Toys

Walk on the Garden City Pier

Find an unmatched perspective on the fishing pier. It costs nothing to take a stroll out on the Garden City Pier, and the surrounding beach is pretty wonderful, too. You’re sure to get some awesome sunset and sunrise photos if you time it right.


Join the weekly sunset drum circle on Thursdays, south of the pier. Bring a chair; The Different Drum Shop brings the drums.

Bay View Oceanfront 3 Bedroom Condo Living Room

A Great Place to Stay at the Beach: Bay View Resort

You’re in the right place for Myrtle Beach fun when you choose Bay View Resort. It’s close to attractions, restaurants, and the alluring sand and waves on Myrtle Beach. Consider Bay View for your next family reunion or other get-togethers. Discover what’s possible, and book your stay today.

Bay View Lazy River