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5 Fun Things to Do in Myrtle Beach When You're not Golfing

Apr 27, 2015

5 Fun Things to Do in Myrtle Beach When You're not Golfing

To golf lovers, Myrtle Beach begins and ends with golf. They know where every course is located. They know how long it takes to get from one course to another. They know if it rains at 11 a.m. on a Tuesday in the summer it will clear up by 12:15 p.m.

Myrtle Beach has 100 championship golf courses in the area, which is one of the reasons it is the perfect location for a golf college. And for Golf Academy of America students at the Myrtle Beach campus, it’s all golf all the time. But we understand that every once in a while you need to get your mind off the game. Luckily, there’s so much more to Myrtle Beach than golf.

Here are five fun things to do in Myrtle Beach when you aren’t on the course:

  1. Restaurants
    You have to eat, and when you’re in Myrtle Beach, you could literally eat at a different restaurant every day for years and never go to the same place twice. Because Myrtle Beach is so popular with travelers, it offers just about every restaurant imaginable from popular chains to local hotspots. Just south of Myrtle Beach are a few towns with some delicious local food. Pawleys Island and Murrells Inlet are awesome spots for genuine, homemade, fresh seafood. All of the locals have their favorite spots like Wahoo’s Fish House or Wicked Tuna, but you really can’t go wrong with any of them.
  2. The Boardwalk
    If you’re going to go to school near the beach and live near the beach, you’ve got to check out The Boardwalk that runs 1.2 miles along the beach. If you’ve had a rough day on the course, there’s nothing like a walk along the boardwalk with the salty ocean breeze and music from festivals and events throughout the summer.
  3. Broadway at the Beach
    When you arrive in Myrtle Beach, you can’t miss Broadway at the Beach. The entertainment, restaurant, shopping mecca has a little bit of everything. It’s practically a town itself, covering a huge amount of space in the heart of Myrtle Beach. In the summer, it’s packed with tourists, but Golf Academy of America students can take advantage of the off-peak season during their time at school. Whether you visit the aquarium, see a movie, or relax at one of the many sports bars, Broadway at the Beach is definitely a fun place to unwind.
  4. Shopping
    You have to get your golf equipment and golf apparel somehow, right? In Myrtle Beach, there are discount golf shops, a PGA Tour Superstore, Golfsmith, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Outlet malls and more. There are quite a few places to get all your golf gear, plus plenty of other shops that have nothing to do with golf in case you need some great gifts for friends and family.
  5. The Beach
    None of the above would be here if it weren’t for the long stretch of beach along the Atlantic Ocean. Myrtle Beach is at the heart of a 60-mile stretch of shoreline. Whether you like to paddleboard, fish, swim or just relax on the beach, this is one of the best ways to get a break from your golf game when you need it.

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