There’s always something new to see and do in Myrtle Beach each season, and that’s something that hasn’t changed in 2019. We’ve done all the research, so you can know what to expect in new attractions and restaurants, and what to plan for before you check in at Plantation Resort. Check out these new venues in Myrtle Beach!
Topgolf Myrtle Beach
This is the ace of grand openings here in Myrtle Beach! Topgolf grand opening happened March 1 and takes the local golf scene to a whole new level. This mega golf and entertainment complex, located at 2850 Robert Grissom Parkway, is the place to drive, both day and night. The massive multi-level “driving range” features 72 climate-controlled hitting bays, a full-service restaurant, bars, private event spaces and meeting rooms, a rooftop terrace with a fire pit, hundreds of flat screens and free Wi-Fi. For groups and special events, Topgolf hosts a year-round calendar of happenings, plus golf packages. For more info, visit https://topgolf.com/us/myrtle-beach/.
Simpsons in 4D
Prepare to blast off to Springfield, hometown of America’s longest-running animated series, “The Simpsons,” via the all-new “Simpsons in 4D” motion ride, which is set to land in Broadway at the Beach in early 2019. Already open is the Kwik-E-Mart-themed convenience store that’s stocked with signature Simpsons merchandise and products, like Buzz Cola, Heat-Lamp Hot Dogs, Lard Lad Donuts and Squishees in a variety of flavors. The “Simpsons in 4D” ride will be housed in the Aztec Theater and include a themed lobby leading up to the 4D adventure ride that features an original plotline with our favorite family characters: Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie. For updates on the opening, visit https://www.si4d.com/simpsons4d.
Helium Balloon Ride
This exciting tethered helium balloon ride lifts off at Skyrider Park, the corner of 8th Avenue North and Chester Street, in downtown Myrtle Beach. The attraction is a new way to fly high and get a bird’s eye view of the coastline. Each 20-passenger gondola rises up to a maximum 400 feet high above the ground.
Thunderbolt Park at The Market Common
Thunderbolt Park, named after the Thunderbolt jets that were once stationed at the former Myrtle Beach Air Force base, is in the planning stages at 2290 Farrow Parkway in The Market Common district.
Upcoming features include close to 3 miles of multi-use paths for bicyclists and pedestrians, an outdoor classroom, restrooms, an outdoor reading room, picnic tables, bike racks, bike repair stands, and water bottle filling stations.
The Sneaky Beagle
The Sneaky Beagle opened its doors at the former Longbeards in Carolina Forest (5040 Carolina Forest Blvd.) in spring 2019. The menu is a class pet, featuring build-your-own salads, paninis (including gluten-free bread), tacos, munchies, hand-rolled sushi, and a large selection of wine, craft cider, and beer. For more information, visit www.sneakybeaglemyrtlebeach.com. FYI: The Sneaky Beagle is run by the same owners as The Grumpy Monk in Carolina Forest, which just opened a new location at Broadway at the Beach at the former Tilted Kilt; for more info, visit www.grumpymonkmyrtlebeach.com.
Pho Claire Vietnamese Noodle House
The newest place in town to serve the best pho and banh mi is Pho Claire, which just opened at the Food Lion Shopping Plaza at 1201 38th Ave. North in Myrtle Beach. This fast-casual restaurant specializes in traditional Vietnamese cuisine, crafted with the freshest ingredients, including noodle dishes, soups, rice and specialty drinks, including local berry protein smoothies and Vietnamese-inspired bubble teas. For more info, visit www.phoclaire.com.
44 & King
Look for this new locally owned Southern pub that opened at the corner of 44th Ave. North and Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach (hence the name) in April 2019. Southern comfort food is on tap for the menu, such as sweet tea-flavored collards, smoked fish and more, plus 16 beers and wines on draft and specialty cocktails. The pub, co-owned by Brown Bethune and designed by his wife, Myrtle Beach Mayor Brenda Bethune, offers indoor and outdoor dining areas, and live entertainment. 44 & King is located at the new Magnolia Row commercial complex that’s still under construction, but will soon reveal neighboring businesses, like a coffee shop, spa and jewelry boutiques, a second-floor event space called The Venue, and possibly a barber shop.
This newly opened restaurant that has a priority for poultry has been getting rave reviews from locals, so we think you’ll dig it, too. Located just down the street from Plantation Resort at 1012 Highway 17 in Surfside Beach, Southern Chicken offers chicken dinners, chicken tenders, chicken po’ boys and chicken wraps, but also includes Southern specialties, like barbecue, shrimp and fried flounder. And don’t forget to add a biscuit and sides, like mashed potatoes, green beans, slaw and more. For the complete menu to order in or to-go, visit www.thesouthernchicken.com.
Following a devastating fire at its former building on Surfside Drive, the Pickled Cucumber has been resurrected in a new location on 317 Highway 17 North in Surfside Beach and has grown to a second Pickled Cucumber in Conway 1129 Third Ave. This is great news for foodie fans, who know this restaurant not only serves up some of the best Southern comfort foods at unbeatable prices but also Southern hospitality that is second to none. Their meat and sides plate options include chicken bog, country fried chicken, tilapia, beef stew and more, with a side of potato casserole, fried okra, black-eyed peas – and that’s just a start. For more on Pickled Cucumber’s regrowth, visit www.pickledcucumber.us.
Reserve your stay at Plantation Resort
All of these great new venues are just a short drive from Plantation Resort. To reserve your stay, call one of our friendly Owner Services representatives at 1-888-913-4477. We hope to see you soon and want to hear all about your experiences at these new venues in Myrtle Beach.