While some vacationers like to kick back and relax during their getaways — which, of course, the Myrtle Beach area can certainly accommodate — others are constantly looking for a thrill. And for these thrill-seeking visitors, the Grand Strand has plenty to offer, too.
Consider these 10 activities available in the Myrtle Beach area — and all found within easy reach of The Breakers Resort — that are sure to add some serious excitement to your next Grand Strand getaway:
OK, this one requires a longer drive from Myrtle Beach than any of the other activities on our list — but the thrill factor is truly sky high. At Skydive Coastal Carolinas, based about a 1.5-hour drive north of Myrtle Beach in Southport, North Carolina, guests can jump out of a perfectly good airplane from 11,000 feet above the ground via either a tandem jump or (for more experienced skydivers) a solo jump. And when the weather and other factors cooperate, guests can even book a jump that sees them land on the beach!
At Downwind Sails Watersports, which has a location just over 4 miles south of The Breakers at 2985 South Ocean Boulevard, adventure-seekers can soar 400 feet above the water as they take in the Myrtle Beach Skyline and look for sea life during a parasail ride.
Found less than a mile south of The Breakers at 1201 North Ocean Boulevard, Free Fall Thrill Park offers hair-raising rides like the Sling Shot, the Air Strike, the Sun Dance, and the Screaming Swing — all of which are sure to get the adrenaline pumping.
Roller Coaster Riding
Located just 2 miles south of The Breakers at 300 South Ocean Boulevard, Family Kingdom Amusement Park is home to the Swamp Fox Roller Coaster, which features 2,400 feet of all-wooden track, plus offers ocean views at its tallest points. Just a few of the other thrill rides at the park include the Log Flume Water Ride, the Tilt-A-Whirl and the Thunderbolt.
Soaring Through the Skies
At Helicopter Adventures, found just under 2 miles inland from The Breakers on 21st Avenue North, guests can choose from flights above the Grand Strand ranging from a 2-mile flight over the Broadway at the Beach area to a 40-plus-mile round trip over a large swath of the Myrtle Beach area and its beautiful beaches.
At Myrtle Beach Zip Line Adventures, found about a mile south of the Breakers on 9thAvenue North, thrill-seekers can zoom through the air high above Burroughs & Chapin Pavilion Place while taking in great Atlantic Ocean views.
With one of its three area locations right on the Intracoastal waterway about 6 miles north of The Breakers, Myrtle Beach Watersports offers jet ski rentals by the half-hour and by the hour, and riders can choose to ride on the Intracoastal waterway or the Atlantic Ocean. Jet Ski Dolphin Watch Tours are also offered.
Found less than 2 miles inland from The Breakers at Broadway at the Beach, Broadway Grand Prix puts visiting thrill-seekers behind the wheel of their own speedy go-karts, with seven tracks to choose from — and offerings for all skill levels. Those seeking high adventure are likely to choose the Grand Prix Pro Track, the High Bank Oval, the Speed Racer or the Slick Track.
At Beach Rider Jet Boat Rides, another Broadway at the Beach attraction, visitors can hop on a 410-horsepower jet boat and spin, twist and zip along the waters of lake Broadway as the boat driver performs high-speed maneuvers including 180s, 360s and fish tails.
While this adventure may be just over an hour’s drive from The Breakers, the remote location adds to the fun. At Battery Park Off Road in Nesmith, SC, guests can rent motorcycles and ATVs, then take them on tracks, trails and tours that get them far off the paved roads and take them over an array of fun-to-drive terrain.
Ready to start planning your thrilling getaway to the Grand Strand? With a wide range of comfortable accommodation options and array of on-site amenities, The Breakers Resort in Myrtle Beach makes a perfect home base for your area adventures. Book your thrill-chasing vacation at The Breakers today!