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Myrtle Beach Thrill Seeker Attractions

Do you seek adventure? Are you constantly chasing your next thrill? Do you crave the feeling of an adrenaline rush?

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is calling your name.

You’ll find everything in Myrtle Beach, SC, from exhilarating roller coasters and race tracks to extreme water sports and ziplines. Get a bird’s eye view of the Grand Strand in a helicopter tour or try something new like cable wakeboarding.

First things first—the thrill of finding that perfect vacation rental for your family and friends. Check out Vantage’s current listings to see all your options.

Wild times on the water

Let a parasail carry you 300 feet in the air.

Every water sports activity you could dream of waits for you at Downwind Sails. Make a wake and feel the freedom of zooming across the water on JetSkis. Learn to stand-up paddleboard or let a parasail carry you 300 feet in the air—they have it all. Bring the family along for a banana boat ride or a sailing lesson.

For those looking to keep their wet and wild adventures on land, we’ve got you covered. Shark Wake Park takes the concept of a water park to the extreme. This combination Wake Park and Aqua Park is a one-of-a-kind experience. Up for a new challenge? Learn to wakeboard using their advanced pulley system known as “cable wakeboarding.” Want to push yourself even more? Head to their inflatable obstacle course to see how far you can go.

Feed your need for speed

For a more “traditional” water park experience, head over to Wild Water & Wheels.

For a more “traditional” water park experience, head over to Wild Water & Wheels—home to slides, rides and tides. Don’t mistake traditional for dull. Slides like the White Water Express and the Dark Hole will have you clinging to your inner tube. And the body-only slides, like the Triple Dip and the Side Winder, are designed for speed and will splash you every which way.

To really make your heart race, try the park’s Free Fall Cliff Dive, an almost 90-degree plummet at 45 MPH! Thrill seekers of all ages will love the variety of bumper car and go-kart race tracks for every skill level. Strap the whole family in for a full day of fun!

Start your engines!

Broadway Grand Prix offers even more race track thrills. Start your engines and make your way through seven go-kart tracks, like the twists and tight turns of the Slick Track. You can really put the pedal to the metal on the Grand Prix Pro Track, the fastest one in the park. If you need a break from the racing, try scaling the Rock Wall or soar through the air riding their Sky Coaster.

Extreme fun high in the sky

Push your limits here and feel a tremendous sense of accomplishment!

True adventurers looking for a great time in the great outdoors need look no further than Go Ape. With 20 obstacles and two zip lines, their Treetop Journey experience is an excellent choice for first timers on a high-ropes course. The Treetop Adventure experience is even more immersive and challenging. You can really push your limits here and feel a tremendous sense of accomplishment—especially if you have any fear of heights.

Helicopter Adventures literally lets you rise above it all to experience Myrtle Beach like never before. Your pilot will take you for a ride over the water with breathtaking views of Myrtle Beach’s expansive coastline. You can choose an extended tour that goes as far as 42 miles!

Myrtle Beach Thrill Rides is an absolute must for extreme thrill seekers. The Skyscraper rockets you 170 feet up at 60 MPH, spinning you and a friend in a gigantic circle. If you’re brave enough, hop aboard the Sling Shot, which launches you300 feet into the air at 100 MPH. (For an extra challenge, you and your partner on the ride can attempt to spin as you hurdle towards the sky.) Don’t forget about the Air Strike, which can reach a max force of 3.6Gs as it spins you around with your legs hanging off the ride.

Get your adventure started now

Vantage has what you’re looking for!

Experience the rush of finding and booking your ideal vacation rental. Vantage has what you’re looking for with properties in Myrtle Beach, SC, that keep you close to all the action. Find yours today and book direct with Vantage for the best prices and availability. Call (888) 303-4110 or check out VantageMyrtleBeach.com.

About Vantage

Founded in 2007, Vantage Vacation Rentals specializes in delivering exceptional experiences for both vacation property owners and their rental guests in popular Maryland destinations such as Ocean City, Annapolis and the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, as well as the Delaware beaches and North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Vantage serves owners with extensive property marketing and promotion as well as comprehensive property management services to help maximize rental income opportunities. With over 550 managed properties, Vantage makes it easy for vacationing guests to find and reserve the perfect option—then enhances their stay with exclusive benefits and discounts. To learn more about Vantage Vacation Rentals, visit VantageOceanCity.com, EasternShoreVacations.com and VantageMB.com.

5 Treasure Troves for the Best Myrtle Beach Shopping Adventures

Get in touch with your inner shopaholic! Whether you’re searching for thoughtful gifts or unique souvenirs, we can help lead the way. Explore our guide to Myrtle Beach shopping, and discover all of the treasures waiting for you here. You can enjoy a full day of bargain hunting and fill your arms with shopping bags or spend a leisurely afternoon windowshopping along the boardwalk. Either way, you’re in for a great time! (Especially if you get to unwind in one of our vacation rentals afterward!)

Where to Go Shopping in Myrtle Beach

Broadway at the Beach

Broadway at the Beach is much more than a place to shop!

It’s no surprise that Broadway at the Beach is such a popular spot to shop. This 350-acre space is home to dozens of specialty stores with something for the whole family. Adults can find great deals on clothing and home decor while kids can explore the wonders at Broadway Magic, Klig’s Kites, and Build-a-Bear Workshop. Plus, Broadway at the Beach is much more than a place to shop — it’s where memories are made! Feel free to take a break from shopping to play a round of mini-golf, ride in a speedboat, see the aquarium, and even fly high above it all with a helicopter tour!

Coastal Grand Mall

Coastal Grand Mall has everything from jewelry to electronics and beyond.

Especially on rainy days, you might prefer to stay indoors for your afternoon of shopping. Consider exploring the Coastal Grand Mall! It’s the second largest mall in South Carolina with an extraordinary number of stores. If you’re up for an all-out shopping spree, this is the place for it. The Coastal Grand Mall has everything from jewelry to electronics and beyond. When hunger strikes, the extensive food court has you covered for any craving.

Tanger Outlets

Find your favorite brand names at incredible prices.

Next stop, savings! The Tanger Outlets are perfect for bargain hunters, and they have two convenient locations in Myrtle Beach. You’re welcome to visit them either on Highway 17 or Highway 501 to find your favorite brand names at incredible prices. Both locations include stores for Adidas, Brooks Brothers, Coach, and many more.

The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

Myrtle Beach
Add some coastal vibes to your shopping experience.

Add some coastal vibes to your shopping experience at the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk! Their shopping district might not have as many stores as the Coastal Grand Mall or the Tanger Outlets, but you’re sure to find some unique treasures here. Stop in at the LandShark Surf Shack, get a custom air-brushed tee at Beach Creations, and make sure you check out the Gay Dolphin Gift Cove!

Barefoot Landing

You can find several boutique shops along the Intracoastal Waterway

Don’t forget about Barefoot Landing in nearby North Myrtle Beach! Here, you can find several boutique shops along the Intracoastal Waterway with gorgeous natural scenery. The serene atmosphere makes it ideal for when you just want to take your time and enjoy a peaceful day of shopping. However, if you are up for some excitement, it’s not far away. Feel free to catch a show at the Alabama Theatre or the House of Blues!

Shop Smart for Your Vacation Rental

We make it easy to find your happy place!

Are you planning a trip to the Myrtle Beach area? We make it easy to find your happy place, so you can save time shopping around for properties! Our vacation rentals are located in some of the most beloved communities of North Myrtle Beach with amenities that go above and beyond expectations. Plus, they come with our exceptional customer service that you can’t get anywhere else. Browse our properties today and get one step closer to the ultimate Grand Strand getaway!

About Vantage

Founded in 2007, Vantage Vacation Rentals specializes in delivering exceptional experiences for both vacation property owners and their rental guests in popular Maryland destinations such as Ocean City, Annapolis and the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, as well as the Delaware beaches and North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Vantage serves owners with extensive property marketing and promotion as well as comprehensive property management services to help maximize rental income opportunities. With over 550 managed properties, Vantage makes it easy for vacationing guests to find and reserve the perfect option—then enhances their stay with exclusive benefits and discounts. To learn more about Vantage Vacation Rentals, visit VantageOceanCity.com, EasternShoreVacations.com and VantageMB.com.

Horseback Riding in North Myrtle Beach and What You Need to Know

Have a soft spot for animals, or just want to do something a little different on your next beach vacation? Consider horseback riding in North Myrtle Beach for a fun departure from the typical beach day. Although horseback riding on the beach is not allowed during the summer months, there are plenty of other great ways to spend a day horseback riding. With lots of great options in the area, horseback riding is one of the top North Myrtle Beach attractions! Here are a few things you’ll need to know before you begin your adventure:

The Rules Change with the Season

Depending on the time of year that you plan your horseback riding trip, you may or may not be able to ride on the beach. From March 1st – October 31st, horseback riding is not allowed on public beaches or in public marshes. But, don’t let this discourage you from participating in one of the best North Myrtle Beach activities. During the summer months, most horseback riding companies offer guided rides through wooded trails. If riding on the beach is a must, you can still find ways to do so. Consider booking a trip with Inlet Point Plantation. This company uses the private beach at Waites Island, which allows horseback riding year-round. Waiters Island is a beautiful, undeveloped 1,380-acre island with breathtaking, untouched beachfront and lakeside riding paths.

You Don’t Have to Ride on the Beach to Have Fun

There are plenty of companies like Wampee Stables and Horseback Riding of Myrtle Beach that offer guided trips through some of North Myrtle Beach’s best wooded trails. These rides are a great way to see a different side of North Myrtle Beach at an affordable price. Riders who take these wooded trails and hidden paths get the rare opportunity to see the often undiscovered side of the North Myrtle Beach landscape. Plus, these shady spots offer sweet relief for visitors who have had their fill of salt and sand at the beach!

All Experience Levels are Welcome

One of the best parts about horseback riding in North Myrtle Beach is that it’s an activity that the whole family can enjoy! Children and adults of all ages and riding levels will have a fantastic time horseback riding in North Myrtle Beach. Most tours last about 1.5 hours and take you on scenic, but easy to navifate, trails. No previous horseback riding experience is necessary and expert guides help new riders get accustomed to riding calm and well-trained horses.   

You’ll Get a Souvenir to Take Home

At both Wampee Stables and Horseback Riding of Myrtle Beach, guides take photographs of your group before and during your horseback riding adventure.  At the end of your ride, a free disc filled with images from your trip will go home with you. This is a great way to ensure the memories you make on your ride will last a lifetime!

Make Horseback Riding in North Myrtle Beach a Reality!

Horseback riding is just one of the many things to do in North Myrtle Beach. With vacation rentals to meet every need, Vantage Vacation Rentals has the house or condo that is just right for your next trip to North Myrtle Beach. Our goal is to make your stay effortless and relaxing. From the excitement of the beachfront boardwalk to the celebrity-designed golf courses, our friendly rental team will help find the North Myrtle Beach property that’s right for you. Browse our vacation rentals, pick a favorite, and book a stay today!  
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6 of the Best Places for Fine Dining in North Myrtle Beach

If you’re planning a visit to the Myrtle Beach area in South Carolina, rest assured there is no shortage of restaurants to enjoy! Our numerous casual eateries are perfect for a quick bite or a fun night out with family or friends. However, there are times when something a little more upscale is in order. Not to worry, there are plenty of opportunities for fine dining in North Myrtle Beach. Take a look at a few of our favorites, all of which are within a short distance of your Vantage Vacation Rentals property.

Here Is Our List of the Six Best Places for Fine Dining North Myrtle Beach

1. SeaBlue Restaurant & Wine Bar

Looking for a sophisticated and tranquil setting? SeaBlue Restaurant & Wine Bar boasts an urban “South Beach meets Myrtle Beach” ambiance. This award-winning restaurant (voted the #1 steakhouse in SC by OpenTable) is known for its contemporary décor and high-quality ingredients. SeaBlue features entrées such as steak, seafood, and poultry. It also offers a wide variety of salads, accompaniments, desserts, after dinner drinks, and a wine selection to impress even the most passionate wine connoisseur.

2. 21 Main at North Beach

21 Main at North Beach is a fine dining restaurant backed by over 25 years in the business. Premiere Long Island and Manhattan caterer, Lovin’ Oven Caterer’s, counts 21 Main as one of its newest ventures. With an emphasis on exceptional service, 21 Main features 28-day dry-aged meats, fresh seafood, and arguably the best sushi in town. For superb fine dining in North Myrtle Beach, 21 Main at North Beach is a sure bet!

3. Castano’s Italian Steakhouse

Located near Barefoot Landing, Castano’s Italian Steakhouse is the place to go to enjoy company while dining on exquisite Italian fare. The extensive menu includes unique appetizers, traditional Italian entrees, and meat and seafood plates to satisfy every craving. Located on the water, with indoor and outdoor seating available, Castano’s is a great place to sit and stay awhile.

4. Greg Norman’s Australian Grille

Greg Norman’s Australian Grille is another fine dining favorite near Barefoot Landing. The golfers in your group will delight in recognizing the personalized touches of Australian golf champion, Greg Norman. Offering “The Upper Crust of Down Under Dining,” the restaurant boasts a large menu inspired by Australian cuisine. Frequent live music and an atmosphere as grand as a Sydney harborside restaurant, make Greg Norman’s a solid choice.

5. The Parson’s Table

If you are looking to stray from the well-beaten path, consider making a reservation at The Parson’s Table. Located in Little River, SC, this delightful little restaurant is just 15 minutes from the heart of North Myrtle Beach. With a philosophy centered on fresh ingredients, The Parson’s Table strives to use “sustainable, organic suppliers both locally and throughout the country.” The restaurant, which has a fascinating Carolina history, serves up local steak, seafood and specialty entrees complete with wine recommendations for every plate.

6. The Brentwood Restaurant and Wine Bistro

Looking for a little something extra to add to your upscale dining experience? How about a ghost tour to accompany your meal at The Brentwood Restaurant and Wine Bistro in Little River, SC? Originally a 1910 Victorian home, The Brentwood claims it’s one of the most haunted restaurants in the country. Ghosts or no ghosts.The Brentwood is remarkable for its history and phantasmagoric lore, but the exceptional Lowcountry-French cuisine guarantees visitors will leave satisfied.

Need More Help Planning Your North Myrtle Beach Vacation?

Let Vantage Vacation Rentals help! Our area guides, online resources, guest services team, and full-service concierge means you can vacation more and worry less. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or you’re bringing the whole crew, we have your rental needs covered! Visit us online to learn more about our services and rental properties.

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