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2 Jun 2021
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Summer fun doesn’t have to break the bank. In fact, there are plenty of free things to do in Myrtle Beach! You can also find plenty of budget friendly attractions along the Grand Strand ranging from mini-golf to a minor-league baseball game. Start planning your trip with the best free & budget-friendly activities to enjoy during your stay in a Myrtle Beach vacation rental!

Here is our guide to the best free things to do in Myrtle Beach

Of course, when you think of Myrtle Beach, you think of hitting the beach! The beach is a perfect activity for the whole family that doesn’t cost a dime. All you need to do is bring your beach towels and sunscreen and head to the sandy stretch of shoreline!

Barefoot Landing is another activity that is perfect for a day spent exploring Myrtle Beach! Set on the Inter-coastal Waterway, Barefoot Landing is a perfect place to walk around, window shop, and attend events like live music and bike rallies! For even more window shopping and strolling, head to Broadway at the Beach! A popular entertainment center in Myrtle Beach, Broadway at the Beach is home to restaurants, attractions, theaters, and nightlife as well as free events like fireworks, live music, and appearances from show characters! This is a must-see during a Myrtle Beach vacation! 

Also along the inter-coastal waterway is the Vereen Memorial Historical Gardens. With 115 acres of natural forest and marshland, visitors can explore this gorgeous recreational area by walking along nature trails and boardwalks. Enjoy waterfront views as you explore the free to enter gardens.

History buffs will be glad to know that the Horry County Museum offers free admission! The museum covers the natural, military, and pre-colonial history of the county. Other exhibits include a collection of textiles as well as items that depict the history of local beaches. Visitors can also explore the L.W. Paul Living History Farm which depicts what life on a local family farm would have been like between 1900 and the 1950s.

Budget Friendly Myrtle Beach Activities

More family fun can be found on a budget. From exploring a state park that requires a small fee or a budget-friendly baseball game, you can find thrifty ways to enjoy activities in the Myrtle Beach area.

Myrtle Beach State Park is a destination for outdoor adventure like fishing, birding, biking, and swimming. Explore the nature trails and pack a lunch to eat at one of the picnic areas! Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for seniors, and $4 for children aged 6-15.

Take yourself out to a ballgame to cheer on the Myrtle Beach Pelicans! The Pelicans are a minor-league baseball team that participates in the Low-A East league. Tickets can be purchased for $15 — 11 allowing for a fun outing for the whole family while still being relatively budget-friendly! Don’t forget to grab some crackerjacks or a classic hot dog!

Finally, the Family Kingdom Amusement Park offers thrills and rides at an affordable price point! You can purchase an all day unlimited ride wristband for around $30 while you can also purchase individual ride tickets for under $2 with each rides requiring 3 to 5 tickets. Whether you want to ride all day long or just try out one coaster, this family amusement park is an affordable option for family fun and thrills!

Book a Myrtle Beach Vacation Rental

Explore these budget friendly activities and more when you book a Myrtle Beach vacation rental! Find oceanfront properties, rentals with pools, and even pet-friendly rentals for your beach vacation! Start planning your beach vacation today! 

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