I am planning a trip to Myrtle Beach toward the end of August for my 21st birthday. I want this trip to be relaxing and a getaway but fun nonetheless. I've been doing some research but feel as if I need some help and ideas from people who've visited or are locals there. I think I've decided on where to stay; it will be a hotel/resort oceanfront so I will be close to the beach; I forget exactly which part of Myrtle Beach it's located at. My stay would be a total of 4-5 nights. I would like to explore the sights during the day and possibly induldge in the nightlife as well. I also plan to relax on the beach! I will be going with my sister and a few close friends (our group will have a total of 4-6 people ranging in age of 21-26). Since it is only January, I have plenty of time to save money but I would still like to keep things on a fair budget. I noted that Ripley's Aquarium would be pretty awesome to visit as well as some other museums. I love to explore and experience new places and things.
My question(s) to you guys are:
What are some interesting museums/activities to go to and do during the daytime that are well-worth the price?
What are the prettiest sights to see?
What are some of the best bars to go to? (I don't want to get plastered but I'd like to buy a couple brewskis since that's the thing to do when you're 21)
I love music so what are some of the best nightclubs to go to? (I saw Legends in Concert around the area - that would be pretty cool)
Anything else that I didn't mention, and you think would be fun/educational/relaxing, please feel free to post.
Thanks in advance for the ideas.