With several new Myrtle Beach restaurants and attractions opening in 2021, there’s no question that the first thing to do is experience them all! If you’re visiting Myrtle Beach this year, you’re going to want to add these to your vacation checklist.
New Myrtle Beach Attractions
Barefoot Landing – New stores coming soon!
If you are a shopper, Barefoot Landing is a must-visit on your Myrtle Beach to do list! This iconic waterfront shopping and restaurant complex is adding fun new additions to their shopping selections this spring, including This & That local vendors, Spice & Tea Exchange, Shining Sol Candle Company, Havens Marketplace and Sea Bags, featuring bags made from ship flags! Other eatery additions include Byrd House Snacks and The Bake Sale.
Broadway Theater – Coming Soon!
Come on down to the rebranded area of Broadway at the Beach for all-new shows at the Wonders Theater, including magic, comedy, puppets, juggling, unicycling, and so much more!
Slim Chance at Alabama Theatre – Now Performing!
No matter how many times you’ve visited Myrtle Beach, you will soon find that there is always a new show happening at Alabama Theatre. Come on down to see comedian and juggler, Slim Chance, now performing live. 2021 is packed with fascinating performers, including tribute musicians and the Little River Band.
New Ship Playground at Gardens By The Sea – Now Open!
Located near the 5400 and 5500 blocks of North Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach is Gardens By The Sea. This oceanfront park recently unveiled a brand new playground structure for kids – shaped like a pirate ship! Perfect for oceanfront fun, the ship features a slide, climbing ropes and more. Parents can relax beneath the shade at the adjacent covered benches while their kids sail away into fun! Read more about the playground here.
The Storybook Experience – Now Open!
Meet your favorite storybook characters in person now at Broadway at the Beach! Read more about the experience here.
Funplex Amusement Park – Coming Soon!
Get excited for a brand-new beach-themed amusement park coming to Ocean Boulevard in May 2021! Funplex will feature 7 family-friendly rides, a restaurant and bar. Click here for details on Funplex.
World Championship Chili Cookoff – Coming in September!
Come on down to Myrtle Beach the weekend of September 17, 2021 for the World Championship Chili Cookoff held in Myrtle Beach for the very first time! Read more about the Chili Cookoff here.
Surfworks Adventure Park – Coming Soon!
Do you have a surfer in your family? If so, the first man-made surf park in the state of South Carolina is a must-do on your next Myrtle Beach vacation. Set to open in Spring 2021, Surfworks Adventure Park will offer wave pools for beginner, intermediate, and advanced surfers. The surrounding ampitheater will offer fun in the sun, food, and drinks for the whole family.
Charles Bach Wonders Theatre – Coming Soon!
Come on down to Broadway at the Beach starting in June for a one-of-a-kind interactive show put on by Charles Bach, includng magic, comedy, juggling, unicycling, and more!
The Hangout – Coming Soon!
Are you looking for an all-new addition to your Myrtle Beach family vacation? Look no further than The Hangout, coming to Broadway at the Beach – a unique dining and entertainment complex featuring year-round live music and dancing, a beachy menu, fire pits and backyard games, plus unique family events like Pirates and Princesses throughout the year! Stop by the Wish Wall to make a wish and pick up a souvenir at the interactive gift shop.
Hotworx Infared Workouts – Now Open!
Come experience an all-new infared workout at Hotworx, now open 24/7 in Myrtle Beach!
Le Grande Cirque 2.0 – Coming This Summer!
Come on down to Broadway at the Beach this summer for a thrilling cirque experience, featuring world-class acrobatics and so much more!
The Aero Club – Now Open!
This is not just another golf course! Come on down to the south end of the Myrtle Beach airport for a game on this short course. Read more about the club here.
Warbird Park – New picnic shelters now open!
It’s almost always a good day for a picnic in Myrtle Beach! Bring your lunch to the beautiful Warbird Park in Market Common, and enjoy the planes and memoribila from the former Air Force base.
Splinter City Disc Golf – Now Open!
Just across the street from Warbird Park is the empty lot that used to be home to wooden houses when the Market Common area was an Air Force base. Named a tribute to this area, Splinter City disc golf course is now open to the public – and free! Bring your disc and practice your throw on the practice hole or the other 18 holes in this beautiful park right by the beach.
Matt Hughes Skate Park – Updates happening now!
Do you have a skater in your family? If so, stop by the Matt Hughes Skate Park in 2021 to catch its makeover, including new equipment and new quarter pipe aimed towards younger and newer skaters.
Selfie WRLD – Now Open!
What’s a Myrtle Beach vacation without great photos to document it? Visit this brand-new selfie-taking mueseum in Coastal Grand Mall for an hour of photo-taking fun in their interactive exhibit, including disco themes, a setup from the TV show Friends, and a slinkie room! Bluetooth-connected clickers allow you to take photos from afar – no selfie stick needed!
One Love Surf Lessons – Coming Soon!
Learn the love of surfing with private and small group surfing lessons offered by a Myrtle Beach local!
New Myrtle Beach Restaurants & Bars
Landshark Bar & Grill – Coming in May!
Have you visited Landshark Bar & Grill by the SkyWheel in Myrtle Beach? An additional location of the family-friendly island-inspired beach grill and bar is opening on the waterfront Barefoot Landing, and will feature a shipwreck kids’ play area and live music!
Bar 19 Twelve – Now Open!
Head up the road to North Myrtle Beach to the former wedding chapel-turned luxury bar. Sit indoors or out and experience some of the craftiest cocktails and appetizers North Myrtle Beach has to offer.
Shops on Main – Now Open!
Head up to North Myrtle Beach to the brand-new Shops on Main. Visit Otori Japanese Cuisine for authentic Japanese food or Dirty Don’s Oyster Bar for classic beach feare! Then stop by family-owned Whit’s Frozen Custard ton indulge in a wide variety of frozen treats to cool off after a hot summer day! Other shops include Southern Trends, MJ Bridal Collection, and Board & Brush arts studio, plus an art gallery and even a chiropractor!
88 Keys Piano Bar – Now Open!
In the mood for dinner, drinks, and live music? Look no further than this brand new piano bar, opening each evening for crafty cocktails, food, and live entertainment. You can even bring your own song request for the piano star. Read more about 88 Keys here.
Earth Cafe – Now Open!
Myrtle Beach has SO many restaurants to choose from, and the upcoming Earth Cafe offers a fresh, new option featuring organic food, smoothies, and more!
Johnny D’s – Now Open!
The “best breakfast in Myrtle Beach” is opening its third location on the south end of Myrtle Beach. Come on down to this family-owned restaurant for supreme breakfast options.
Big Belly Grille – Coming Soon!
Craving Pittsburgh-style grill on vacation? Come on down to Big Belly Grille for Pittsburg-style pizza, burgers, hoagies, gryos and more!
Pollo Campero – Coming Soon!
“Pollo Campero” which means “country chicken” in Spanish, is a global chicken chain with over 300 international locations. Started in Guatamela, Pollo Campero is looking to bring its citrus-grilled, fried, and crispy chicken to Myrtle Beach, along with empanadas, flan, horchata, and more!
New Myrtle Beach Breweries
Grand Strand Brewery – Now Open!
Check out beer made at the beach in the refreshed Myrtle Beach downtown! Read more about the brewery here.
Tidal Creek Brewhouse – Now Open!
Tidal Creek Brewhouse offers a variety of locally brewed craft beer, as well as luxurious coffee brewed in-house! Open for breakfast, lunch, and brunch, Tidal Creek offers a fun atmosphere and impressive menu all day long. Read more about Tidal Creek here.
Crooked Hammock Brewery – Now Open!
Crooked Hammock Brewery is coming to Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach! This indoor and outdoor experience will include a pet-friendly beer garden, island bar, hammocks, fire pits, playground, as well as a restaurant.
World of Beer – Now Open!
Head up Highway 17 to North Myrtle Beach and into a World of Beer! This bar and kitchen is a luxury addition to your Myrtle Beach checklist, featuring beer from around the world plus delectable menu selections. Read more about World of Beer here.
Club Champion – Now Open!
Do you have plans to golf while vacationing in Golftown, USA? If so, stop by Club Champion golf retail store across the street from the Coastal Grand Mall. Get custom clubs, with up to 50,000 different options!
New Myrtle Beach Flights
Looking for a direct flight to Myrtle Beach? Check out these new cities offering direct flights:
Miami, Florida – Coming in June!
Washington, D.C. – Coming Soon!
Knoxville, Tennessee – Coming Soon!
Akron, Ohio – Coming Soon!
Minneapolis, Minessota – Now Available!
These new airlines are beginning flights to Myrtle Beach:
Frontier Airlines from: Providence, Buffalo, and Portland, Maine!
SouthWest Airlines from: Nashville, Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Columbus, Kansas City, and Saint Louis! Plus, golf bags fly free!
United Airlines from: Cleveland, Saint Louis, and Milwuakee!