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New in Myrtle Beach 2020

By DDehaan


With several new Myrtle Beach restaurants and attractions opening in 2020, there’s no question that the first thing to do is experience them all! If you’re visiting Myrtle Beach anytime soon, you’re going to want to add these to your vacation checklist.


New Myrtle Beach Attractions


The Penguins Are Here - Now Open!

Penguins have landed at Ripley’s Aquarium at Broadway at the Beach! Get up close and personal with the endangered African penguin species at the Penguin Playhouse, including a 360 degree crawl-through viewing tunnel. View, pet, and even paint a masterpiece with these adorable animals. Read more about the Penguins here!

The Barefoot Queen - Now Sailing!

Jump aboard the Barefoot Queen at Barefoot Landing for a luxury sailing experience like never before. This 70-foot newly-renovated riverboat offers beautiful views of the water from several indoor and outdoor decks. Read more about Barefoot Queen here. 

Flip N Fly Trampoline Park - Coming Soon!

A new trampoline park is coming to Myrtle Beach’s Coastal Grand Mall! This 53,000-square-foot family entertainment venue will have adrenaline-packed action in the form of trampolines, a Ninja course, and a sky rail coaster! Read more about Flip n Fly Here.

Double Decker Bus Tour - Now Open!

Myrtle Beach's first double-decker bus tour has arrived with the Big Red Bus shipped over from England! Grab an inexpensive ticket and hop on and off the bus all day, experiencing Myrtle Beach historical tours, pub crawls, and so much more! This is South Carolina's first registered double decker bus, and an all-new experience for Myrtle Beach. Read more about the bus tour here.

Light Show at Brookgreen Gardens - Coming Soon!

Light up your night with an evening at Brookgreen Gardens! 

Shops on Main - Coming Soon!

Get your shop on at Shops On Main in North Myrtle Beach – a higher-end shopping plaza that will offers shops such as Luxxe Boutique and Southern Threads. Explore art at The Gallery on Main or Brawner Art Gallery, then stop by Nails on Main for a vacation-worthy manicure.

Big Air Trampoline Park - Now Open!

Jump for joy, because Big Air Trampoline Park is now open! Whether you need a break from the sun, or the kids have some extra energy, it is sure to be a great time. Read more about Big Air here.

Tanger Oulets - New Stores Now Open!

Two new stores have opened their doors at Tanger Outlets in Myrtle Beach: Champion and Salt Life, offering popular apparel. 

The Maker Exchange - Coming Soon!

A 7,000-square-foot community space is opening in the upcoming arts and innovation district in the new Downtown Myrtle Beach, sure to delight visitors and locals alike. The Maker Exchange will be a home base for everything creative, from art classes to weddings. Read more about the exchange here.

Myrtle Beach Bowl Football Conference - Coming Soon!

ESPN is coming to the beach! Coastal Carolina University will host the first annual Myrtle Beach Bowl Game in the recently renovated Brooks Stadium in December 2020. Three conferences will be held and nationally televised by ESPN. Read more about the Bowl here. 

In Case You Missed It: Topgolf - Now Open!

Topgolf has achieved exceptional popularity since opening its Myrtle Beach location in 2019. This entertainment center has a golf experience unlike any other, plus an impressive food and drink menu, and an exciting atmosphere, perfect for nearly any outing!

Plus: American Surf Park - Coming in 2021!

When we see you next year in Myrtle Beach, look out for some serious waves at the American Surf Park! Artifical waves at the waterpark will range from 2 to 6 feet in height - perfect for getting your surf on! The property is also set to include a surf shop and adventure park.

Plus: Funplex Amusement Park - Coming in 2021!

Get excited for a brand-new amusement park coming to Ocean Boulevard next year! This amusement park, which will have a tropical theme, a variety of thrilling rides, as well as a bar and restaurant, originated in New Jersey and is now setting up just a short walk from the beach! Read more about Funplex here.


Bonus: Coastal Paws Pet Resort - Coming Soon!

Have you ever wanted to bring your furry friend on vacation with you? Starting in Fall 2020, you can! Your pet can have their own vacation experience at this pet resort, which offers luxury boarding for your entire vacation or doggy day care just for the day. The pet resort will also feature a pet spa, beach-themed splash pad, access to DOGTV, and a 24/7 webcam so you can see how much fun your pet is having anytime you'd like!



New Myrtle Beach Restaurants


Gios Italian Kitchen - Coming Soon!

Bring your family to family-owned Gios Italian Kitchen for a superior Italian dining experience in a family-friendly atmosphere. 

Johnny D's - Coming Soon!

A third location of local breakfast icon, Johnny D's, is coming soon on the south end of Myrtle Beach a bit past Crown Reef. Come on down for the "best breakfast in Myrtle Beach!"

The Hangout - Coming Soon!

There is always something new coming to Broadway at the Beach! This year, it’s The Hangout, which was born in Coastal Alabama’s Gulf Shores, now opening its second location. This super fun restaurant and entertainment center will offer live music, interactive decorations, a gift shop, and tons of outdoor fun, including fire pits and family-friendly backyard games.

Crazy Mason Milkshake Bar - Now Open!

Give in to your sweet tooth at the Market Common’s new specialty milkshake, ice cream, and dessert shop! Enjoy tasty treats such as elaborate milkshakes topped with candies, fruits, and lots of whipped cream, Mason Jar desserts, and incredible cheesecake. Read more about Crazy Mason here.

Walk On's Sports Bistreaux - Now Open!

Come on down for a game day AND family-friendly atmosphere at this new restaurant out of Louisiana, offering scratch-made Southern food and a restaurant experience unlike any other.

DinoLand Cafe - Now Open!

Do your kids love dinosaurs? Be sure to visit the brand new DinoLand Café this summer – a dinosaur-inspired family-style restaurant sure to excite the whole family! This meal will be an adventure among interactive dinosaurs, a lava fountain, and a dinosaur-inspired menu, even including Dinosaur Eggs! Read more about DinoLand here.

Duck Donuts - Now Open!

Duck Donuts was such a success in Myrtle Beach, that they had to open another location, this one in North Myrtle Beach! Visit this speciality donut shop for a customizable donut experience!

The Uncommon Chocolatier - Now Open!

After a nice dinner in Market Common, treat your family to chocolate decadence at this new specialty chocolate shop, which is friendly to customers with diet and allergy restrictions! Read more about the chocolate shop here.

44 & King - Now Open!

Come on down to 44th Avenue and Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach for a Southern pub experience: Southern food smartly combined with a European tavern atmosphere. 

In case you missed it: Melt - Now Open!

Melt was welcomed to Broadway at the Beach in 2019. This restaurant and bar offers artisan sandwiches, wood fired pizza, and specialty cocktails, and is open late!



New Myrtle Beach Breweries


Tidal Creek Brewhouse - Now Open!

The Market Common, one of Myrtle Beach’s best shopping and dining districts, is expanding with its very own craft brewery. Tidal Creek Brewhouse is now open in “Uptown Downtown.” It features signature low-country comfort food, craft beer, and an atmosphere that is both family and dog-friendly!

Crooked Hammock Brewery - "Happy Camper" Backyard Experience Now Open! 

This is not just another brewery! Crooked Hammock is coming to Barefoot Landing and will have fun for all ages (and pets too!). The outdoor, pet-friendly atmosphere will include backyard games like bocce ball and cornhole, a children’s playground, hammocks to relax in, and an island bar set atop the lake at Barefoot Landing. Crooked Hammock will also offer a restaurant, beer tastings, and brewery tours. 

Grand Strand Brewery - Coming Soon!

Myrtle Beach has recently entered the increasing market for breweries and craft beer, and is now introducing its first microbrewery! The Grand Strand Brewery will offer handcrafted beer and food in the new arts and innovation district developing in Downtown Myrtle Beach, just a short walk from the Boardwalk! Read more about the brewery here.

World of Beer - Now Open!

Venture a bit north to North Myrtle Beach for access to over 300 beer flavors from more than 40 countries at the new World of Beer Bar and Kitchen! A menu inspired by beer will also be available – perfect for the beer lover in your family!

In case you missed it: Twelve 33 Distillery - Now Open!

This locally sourced distillery was opened by a husband-and-wife team last spring just north of North Myrtle Beach. The unique name derives from the date the prohibition officially ended, December 1933. Stop in for a tour on your way into Myrtle Beach and enjoy specialty cocktails and handcrafted beer.


As you can see, Myrtle Beach is becoming even more fun for the whole family in 2020! What are you waiting for? Book your Myrtle Beach vacation today!

Want to see what was new in 2019? View our 2019 blog here

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