It’s almost our nation’s birthday. It’s a federal holiday, too, and in 2021, it lands on a Sunday. This means the official holiday is Monday, July 5.
You’ve already asked off for the Friday before to make it a four-day weekend, right?
Myrtle Beach is a great destination for celebrating Independence Day. What says summer more than July 4? And what says summer and July 4 better than a trip to the Grand Strand?
WHERE TO WATCH FIREWORKS
Broadway at the Beach
There are fireworks here Tuesdays and Fridays through the summer over Lake Broadway. They’ll have a special Independence Day show, Sunday, July 4, at 10 a.m., right in the middle of the shopping center.
Catch a brilliant show over the lake here on the southern end of North Myrtle Beach. They usually host Monday fireworks shows but will have a special event on July 4 at 10 p.m.
WHERE TO PLAY
Myrtle Beach Zipline Adventures
Sail through the air at 600 feet above the Atlantic, and take a 65-foot freefall for the experience of a lifetime. You’ll have a blast, and friendly, helpful staff will see to that. It’s an activity the whole family will love.
Ripley’s Haunted Adventure
What happens when you combine Ripley’s oddities with good old-fashioned ghosts? A fun way to get your adrenaline pumping. Where else can you find shrunken human heads and rare animal skeletons?
WHERE TO EAT
Boardwalk Coffee House
Hit this beachy cafe for breakfast, lunch, smoothies, and, of course, coffee. Stop in while you’re having fun on the boardwalk for a White Chocolate MochaLisa and Danish. Enjoy an incredible atmosphere and a beautiful view of the ocean.
Since 1937, this family business has served burgers, hot dogs, and ice cream. It’s so good you might come twice in one day, and a visit is a must any time you’re in Myrtle Beach. Their chili cheese fries are incredible, and their Cheeseburger is famous.
WHERE TO SHOP
I Love Sugar
You’ll love it from your first visit, with a heavenly array of sugary confections of all sorts. Chocolate covered this and sugar-free that, even, plus ice cream, too, in a fun environment. The fudge is phenomenal in this dream come true of a store.
WHERE TO SHOP (AND EAT)
LandShark Bar & Grill
This laid-back, colorful restaurant by the beach serves American fare and tropical drinks. Grab some Taco Nachos and Fish Tacos with a Fins Up Margarita. And check out the merchandise from this iconic beer brand in the gift shop.
WHERE TO ROCK N' ROLL
Hot Summer Nights
You won’t want to miss this recurring live entertainment event at Plyler Park. It happens every Monday through Saturday night, with family activities and great music. The park itself is a fun and beautiful place to hang out.