One of the best reasons to stay at Bay View on the Boardwalk isn’t just the outstanding accommodations and amenities on the property, but also the abundance of things to see and do around the resort. The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, which begins its 1.2-mile trek along the oceanfront to the downtown district at the Bay View’s backyard, is your personal pathway to some of the Grand Strand’s greatest attractions. And there are also numerous restaurants, shops and sights both north and inland of the property that are walking distance away from the resort. Here’s a list of some of the best attractions, dining, shopping and nightlife near your hotel door:
Attractions: Take a stroll down the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk to the center of all the action. The Myrtle Beach SkyWheel is the centerpiece of all the downtown attractions, such as the Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Odd-itorium, the Adrenaline Adventure zipline course, Family Kingdom Amusement Park and Splashes Water Park. The hub of the Boardwalk, Plyler Park, holds regular concerts, fireworks shows and other celebrations. For a more tranquil walk, head north down Ocean Boulevard or the beach to the Golden Mile, a stretch of charming beach homes and cottages that begins about a mile north of Bay View, or walk one block inland and check out a book to read on the beach at the Chapin Memorial Library.
Dining: Bay View guests are only steps away from one of the top oceanfront restaurants on the beach, Bandito’s Cantina, a Mexican-Caribbean eatery with a beautiful oceanfront deck. Continue farther down the Boardwalk to the Ocean View Grill, Peaches Corner and LandShark Landing, just to name a few. Head a few blocks north from Bay View to Beach Bummz Café, Magnolia’s at 26th, Lulu’s Café and the world-famous Sea Captain’s House. For a formal affair and fine dining at its best, The Library is located just two blocks inland from the resort. The neighborhood features several outstanding breakfast and lunch options, including the historic Mammy’s Kitchen’s popular breakfast buffet and Dagwood’s Deli’s piled-high sandwiches. For the late-night munchies, Michael’s Pizza and Cookout serve hot food until the wee hours of the morning. If you’re looking for more options, make the five-mile drive north to Restaurant Row.
Shopping: The surrounding area is filled with beachwear and souvenir shops, so things like flip-flops and T-shirts can be found on virtually every street corner around Bay View. But if you’re looking to do some more serious shopping, a short car ride to Broadway at the Beach is in order. Located about 2 miles from the property, this popular Myrtle Beach hot spots features more than 100 shops in one fun-filled area. Broadway at the Beach also has plenty of attractions and restaurants to keep everyone in your party entertained. Other options include the Coastal Grand Mall, the Tanger Outlet Stores and the Market Common, an upscale, urban-style shopping district with hard-to-find, national brand outlets. No matter how long your shopping list, you can knock it out in Myrtle Beach.
Nightlife: There’s always a party going on next door at Bandito’s, a great place to start or finish your night out on the town since it is literally within staggering distance of your hotel room. In between, stroll down the Boardwalk to some excellent clubs, such as the historic honkytonk, The Bowery, and Eighth Avenue Tiki Bar. For a real night out on the town, catch a cab to Broadway at the Beach’s Celebrity Square, where rows of bars, dance clubs, music venues, sports pubs, and comedy clubs give guests an endless selection of guaranteed good times.