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Myrtle Beach, SC: The Grand Strand

Myrtle Beach, SC: The Grand Strand

From sparkling beaches to spectacular shows, your vacation in Myrtle Beach has the right balance of fun and free time to keep you entertained and wanting to return again year after year!

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Trip Duration: 5 Days

Meals Included: 4 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 3 Dinners

Tour Director: Yes 

Activity Level: Easy 


Ripley's Aquarium

Ripley's Aquarium, Myrtle Beach is a state-of-the-art, 87,000 square-foot aquarium experience, located at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. It is South Carolina's most visited attraction, where guests are entertained by some of the world's most beautiful, fascinating and dangerous aquatic life. Visitors are surrounded on all sides by menacing 10-foot sharks as they travel through Dangerous Reef, a 750,000 gallon tank, on the world's longest (330-foot) moving glidepath.


Broadway at the Beach

Broadway at the Beac is home to dozens of unique specialty shops where you'll discover all the shopping treasures you won't find in your average mall. Unique gifts, accessories, stylish resort wear, distinctive regional crafts and so much more. Enjoy over 15 restaurants... Carolina Ale House, Paula Deen's Family Kitchen, Hard Rock Cafe, Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, Landry's Seafood House, and many more.


Brookgreen Gardens

In 1931, Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington, founded Brookgreen Gardens to preserve the native flora and fauna and display objects of art within a natural setting.

Today, Brookgreen Gardens is a National Historic Landmark with the most significant collection of figurative sculpture, in an outdoor setting, by American artists in the world, and has the only zoo accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums on the coast of the Carolinas. Marvel at centuries-old live oak trees, view national art exhibits, explore rich historical sites, and visit the Native Wildlife Zoo.


Alabama Theatre

Year after year ONE The Show continues to deliver. Consistently voted the #1 Live Entertainment Theatre by Myrtle Beach visitors and locals, ONE The Show combines extraordinary talent, iconic production numbers, sizzling visual elements and extravagant costuming with hit songs from many musical genres into a single production that critics are calling "A Mega Hit." The strength of ONE The Show is the power of its music that carries the audience through the enchanting evening. ONE weaves a magical musical journey filled with song, dance and laughter featuring everything from Country, Gospel, Broadway, Pop and Rock to plenty of hilarious family comedy. The talented entertainers, extravagant costumes and extraordinary scenery will make you feel like you are in New York or Las Vegas at a fraction of the price! As always, the charm of emcee and featured vocalist Greg Rowles will make audiences feel at home along with the hilarious antics of their new comedic juggler, Slim Chance, voted Country Comedian of the Year.


Pirates Voyage

Enjoy dinner and entertainment at Pirates Voyage.

This interactive show pits two sides of the audience against one another in the battle between pirates in the Sapphire and Crimson camps. The show features a 750,000 gallon indoor lagoon, 3 pirate ships and more than 2 dozen acrobats, aerialists, divers, dancers, singers, and a brand new original music score by Dolly Parton.


Legends in Concert

Legends in Concert is a live tribute artist production. Experience the ultimate evening of entertainment! This international award-winning cast of accomplished tribute artists, talented singers and dancers, and a rockin' band, bring the music experience to life. See the stars of today and yesterday with lineup changes four times per year!


Need to Know:

Eyre has a select quantity of wheelchair accessible motorcoaches available; therefore, we suggest you contact a Travel Advisor to discuss any needs you may have before reserving your trip.

Tentative Pick ups:

Departure Times:
6:00am Ellicott City @ Long Gate Park & Ride
6:45am Silver Spring/Rockville @ Georgia Avenue Park & Ride
7:00am Silver Spring @ Leisure World Clubhouse II
8:00am West Falls Church, VA @ West Falls Kiss + Ride

Day 1:

Travel to Myrtle Beach, SC
Lunch on own en route
Check in for (4) Overnights at Avista Resort
Dinner buffet included at the Giant Crab Seafood Restaurant

Day 2:

Breakfast included at hotel
Admission to Ripley's Aquarium
Free time on own at Broadway at the Beach
Dinner included at Chestnut Hill Restaurant
"Legends in Concert" Show

Day 3:

Breakfast included at hotel
Admission & Self Guided tour of Brookgreen Gardens including Lowcountry History & Wildlife Preserve & Lowcountry Zoo
Boxed Lunch at Brookgreen Gardens
Free afternoon on own
Dinner on own at Barefoot Landing
Evening performance @ Alabama Theatre

Day 4:

Breakfast included at hotel
Free day on own to enjoy Myrtle Beach
Lunch on own
Pirates Voyage Dinner Show

Day 5

Breakfast included at hotel
Check out
Travel home
Lunch on own en route

Tentative Drop off:

Return Times:
5:30pm West Falls Church, VA @ West Falls Kiss + Ride
6:30pm Silver Spring/Rockville @ Georgia Avenue Park & Ride
6:45pm Silver Spring @ Leisure World Clubhouse II
7:30pm Ellicott City @ Long Gate Park & Ride

Avista Resort, N. Myrtle Beach, SC


As one of North Myrtle Beach's leading oceanfront hotels, Avista Resort provides outstanding opportunities to experience a memorable vacation. Relax in both indoor and outdoor pools and hot tubs or along their lazy river. Avista Resort features a state-of-the-art fitness facility with cardio and weight equipment. Enjoy a bite to eat at their onsite restaurant, Just Off Main, or explore shops and amusements moments away. Sip your favorite beverage in the Tree Top Lounge.


Experience oceanview condominium accommodations with private balconies.

Each fully furnished unit includes 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, and living area with sofa bed & TV. Kitchenettes include refrigerator, microwave, oven, and appliances.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details Times
Ellicott City Long Gate Park and Ride
Meadowbrook Ln, Ellicott City, MD 21043
Leisure World Leisure World - Club House II (Residents ONLY)
3300 N Leisure World Blvd, Silver Spring, MD 20906
Silver Spg/Rockville, MD Georgia Ave Park & Ride
16000 Georgia Ave, Rockville, MD 20853
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