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New in Myrtle Beach 2021

By DDehaan

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

Pro Football Hall of Fame

If you have a football fan in your family, this is a must-see during your summer 2021 vacation to Myrtle Beach! View over 200 artifacts, historic photos and unique documents showcasing the history of the greatest in football history! This exhibit is open this summer exclusively at Broadway at the Beach! 


Ship Playground at Gardens By The Sea

Gardens by the Sea Park, Myrtle Beach Ship Playground

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

Meet your favorite storybook characters in person now at Broadway at the Beach! Read more about the experience here.


Funplex Amusement Park

Get excited for a brand-new beach-themed amusement park now open on Ocean Boulevard! Funplex features 7 family-friendly rides, a restaurant and bar. Click here for details on Funplex.

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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.


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.


Selfie WRLD

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!



New Myrtle Beach Recreation & Activities

One Love Surf Lessons - Coming Soon!

Learn the love of surfing with private and small group surfing lessons offered by a Myrtle Beach local!


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.


Splinter City Disc Golf

Disc GolfJust 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.


Myrtle Beach Bike Loop

Ready to ride your bike through Myrtle Beach? The city opened a 25-mile bike loop throughout the city this spring for visitors and locals alike to enjoy.


The Aero Club

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. 


Hotworx Infared Workouts

Come experience an all-new infared workout at Hotworx, now open 24/7 in Myrtle Beach!


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 2022, 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.



New Myrtle Beach Events

Winter Wonderland at The Beach

New for 2021, the Winter Wonderland at The Beach will take place from November 26, 2021 through January 2, 2022. Located by the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk at the Burroughs & Chapin Pavilion Place, this holiday-themed celebration will feature an ice skating rink, walk-through holiday lights area and more!


Moo & Brew Festival

This craft beer, burgers, and music festival is coming to Myrtle Beach Saturday, September 25, 2021! Enjoy sampling more than 200 local beers, eat burgers, and listen to 4 live bands, including country music star Mitchell Tenpenny!


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.


Coastal Elite Pirates Basketball

Say hello to Myrtle Beach's newest minor league basketball team, the Coastal Elite Pirates! Featuring basketball players from Coastal Carolina University, Winston Salem State, and more, these games are sure to be exciting!



New Myrtle Beach Shops

Club Champion 

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!


Barefoot Landing - New Stores 

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. 


Shops on Main

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!


Barefoot Needleart 

This new Surfside Beach shop features cross-stitch patterns, fibers, kits, buttons, beads and so much more. Perfect for cross-stitching and craft enthusiasts, this shop is owned and operated by Amy and Memory Baker, who together feature more than 25 years of stitching experience.  



New Myrtle Beach Entertainment & Shows

Le Grande Cirque 2.0 

Come on down to Broadway at the Beach during the summer of 2021 for a thrilling cirque experience, featuring world-class acrobatics and so much more!


Charles Bach Wonders Theatre

Wonders TheatreCome on down to Broadway at the Beach this summer for one-of-a-kind interactive shows including magic, comedy, juggling, unicycling, and more! Read more here. 


Slim Chance at Alabama Theatre

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 Myrtle Beach Restaurants & Bars

10 Fold Biscuits Southern Restaurant 

Myrtle Beach's expansive restaurant options continue to expand with 10 Fold Biscuits Southern restaurant, now open on Magnolia Row in Myrtle Beach! This biscuit-focused restaurant offers Southern classics such as shrimp and grits, fried chicken and biscuits, and fried green tomatoes. Biscuit options include buttermilk, jalapeno cheddar, and even gluten-free!


Cumbl Cookies - Coming Soon!

The fastest-growing company dedicated to cookies is soon opening a new location in south Myrtle Beach! Stop by for brand new flavors every week. Speciality flavors include snickerdoodle, chocolate chip, rocky road, and much more!


Landshark Bar & Grill

Live music outside of Landshark at Barefoot LandingHave 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 outdoor live music!


Main Street Taphouse - Opening Soon!

Located on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach, this new hot spot will be a gathering place for Baltimore Ravens' fans, locals and visitors alike. They will feature 24 beers on tap as well as food options such as charcuterie boards and paninis.


Bar 19 Twelve

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.


Buzzed Bull Creamery

Buzzed Bull Creamery Myrtle Beach Ice CreamIndulge in a special treat at the new brother-and-sister owned Buzzy Bull Creamery, serving alcohol-infused liquid nitrogen ice cream! Choose your booze, ice cream flavor, and toppings, for thousands of delicious combinations!


88 Keys Piano Bar

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.


Nola'z  New Orleans Dueling Piano Bar & Eatery

This unique dueling piano bar and restaurant will bring a classic New Orleans Bourbon Street feel, sound, and taste to Myrtle Beach at 9th Avenue North! Featuring dueling piano players and Louisiana food, Nola'z is sure to be a roaring good time!


Earth Cafe 

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 

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 

Craving Pittsburgh-style grill on vacation? Come on down to Big Belly Grille in North Myrtle Beach 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!


Kingston Bistro - Coming This Fall!

Located just beyond the Restaurant Row area of Myrtle Beach, this new restaurant will feature a mix of Balkan/Bulgarian and American themed foods. Options will include Bulgarian Meatballs with pepper relish, Bulgarian salads and more. This new dining option will feature many home-made menu items as well as local produce and meat.


New Myrtle Beach Breweries

Grand Strand Brewery 

Grand Strand Brewery, Myrtle BeachCheck out beer made at the beach in the refreshed Myrtle Beach downtown! Enjoy indoor and outdoor seating as well as live music on select days. Read more about the brewery here.


Tidal Creek Brewhouse 

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 - Beer

Crooked Hammock Brewery

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 

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. 


New Myrtle Beach Flights

View from airplane in Myrtle BeachLooking for a direct flight to Myrtle Beach? Check out these new cities offering direct flights:

  • Miami, Florida
  • Washington, D.C. 
  • Knoxville, Tennessee 
  • Akron, Ohio 
  • Minneapolis, Minessota 

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 Milwaukee!


As you can see, Myrtle Beach is becoming even more fun for the whole family in 2021! What are you waiting for? Book your Myrtle Beach vacation today!

Want to see what was new in 2020? View our 2020 blog here.


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