Myrtle Beach: Top Spots to Beat the Heat

Summer is officially in full swing here in North Myrtle Beach and things are definitely heating up. You are bound to need a break from the sun and the sand at some point during your vacation, but where are the top spots to get a break from the heat? Well, Tilghman Resort is here to help! Enjoy our roundup of the top spots in Myrtle Beach to beat the heat and make sure to pencil in a few of these popular attractions into your next beach getaway itinerary:


Catch a Movie

Kick back, relax, and take in some much needed air conditioning at one of Myrtle Beach’s local movie theaters. Catching a flick is a great way to unwind after a busy day or to cool off during one of our summer scorchers. Local theaters are abundant and can be found at the Myrtle Beach Mall (Carmike Cinemas), Market Common (Cinemark at Myrtle Beach), and Farrow Parkway (Grand 14 Cinema). Looking for a truly superior movie experience? Check out the Big D Theatre at Broadway at the Beach. This one of a kind theater offers cushy chairs, superior snacks, and floor to ceiling screens that are larger than any other area theater.


Dine at Barefoot Landing

Cool off after a long day of soaking up the sun by enjoying a night of wining and dining at one of the popular restaurants at Barefoot Landing. This popular venue is located just a short drive from Tilghman Resort and offers an array of dining options, from walk-off-the-beach casual to uber fine dining. Craving a juicy steak? Try Castano’s Italian Steakhouse or Greg Norman’s Australian Grille. Those seeking fresh seafood will want to try Flying Fish Public Market & Grill while those who are looking for the area’s best bbq will want to try Smokin’ Hot BBQ. Other popular eateries include River City Café, Fire Island Grille, and Bully’s Pub.


Attractions Hop at Broadway at the Beach

Located in the heart of Myrtle Beach, Broadway at the Beach hosts a wide array of indoor attractions that are ideal for beating the heat. Explore over 100 interactive exhibits at WonderWorks or get in touch with your nautical side at the Ripley’s Aquarium. Broadway is constantly expanding and adding new attractions, like the new Hollywood Wax Museum which boasts being the only wax museum in the country dedicated to celebrity figures. Other popular indoor attractions at Broadway include MagiQuest, Backstage Mirror Maze, and the Carolina Comedy Club.


Live Entertainment

The Myrtle Beach area is home to a wide array of live entertainment venues and you are sure to find the perfect show to please your whole group. See your favorite idols live in person at Legends in Concert or spend the night laughing at the Carolina Improv Theater. Visitors can also enjoy dinner and a show at Medieval Times or Pirates Voyage, where performers put on a show while guests enjoy a decadent four course meal. Other popular entertainment venues include the Carolina Opry, Palace Theatre, Myrtle Beach House of Blues, and Alabama Theatre.


Souvenir Shop

It wouldn’t be a trip to the beach without a little shopping and you can rest assured that there are plenty of places for you to find that perfect souvenir or gift. Savvy shoppers will want to check out the Tanger Outlet Stores and with two convenient locations, one in Myrtle Beach and one in North Myrtle Beach, you really don’t have a reason not to shop! Visitors seeking a more traditional shopping experience can check out Coastal Grand Mall while guests looking for something truly unique will want to check out the shops at outdoor venues like Broadway at the Beach or Barefoot Landing. Upscale shops can be found at Market Common while charming local shops can be found at the Hammock Shops. With such an array of options, you will be sure to find everything on your shopping list!