The award-winning Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is located in the heart of downtown Myrtle Beach, and runs 1.2 miles along the oceanfront from Pier 14 (at 14th Avenue North) to the 2nd Avenue Pier (at 2nd Avenue North). And right in the center, you’ll find restaurant, attractions, unique gift shops, and exciting amusements that set us apart from the rest! There’s a reason the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk makes countless Top-10 lists. Thrill rides like the Sling Shot draw adrenaline seekers from all over, but no trip to the Myrtle Beach area would be complete without a spin on the SkyWheel to experience a breathtaking view of the ocean unlike any other! Why not see for yourself why the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is absolutely thrilling?

The Sling Shot

If you are looking for thrill rides, the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is the place to be! Twist, toss, and scream your heart out on the Sling Shot, as you’re propelled more than 300 feet into the air at speeds of up to 100 miles per hour! This ride is not for the faint of heart — just watching from below makes your stomach churn!

Picture this. Two riders lie on their backs and face the sky. Suddenly, they shoot through the air at incredible speed, only to plummet back to earth on a bungee, spinning and bouncing as they go! It may sound terrifying to be a human slingshot, but if you are up for the adventure, this ride can be a blast! The Sling Shot even has a mounted video camera, and riders can purchase a video of their experience afterwards. The Sling Shot is located at the corner of 12th Ave. N. and Ocean Blvd. on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. Nestled amongst fun family rides, it’s by far one of the most exciting thrills around!

The SkyWheel

The Myrtle Beach SkyWheel is located at 1110 North Ocean Blvd., on the boardwalk next to Landshark Bar and Grill, and a short walk from the Sling Shot. Not that it matters. This 187-foot tall Ferris wheel is kind of hard to miss! When it opened in 2011, it was the tallest Ferris wheel on the east coast and the second tallest Ferris wheel in the country!

The SkyWheel features 42 glass-enclosed gondolas that seat up to six passengers each. As you enter the temperature-controlled bubble and find your seat, you’ll probably feel a mix of worry and excitement. Thankfully, the ride has an emergency button to bring you back down if your nerves get the best of you. Those brave enough to take a spin (or two, or three) will witness the most spectacular view of the ocean as you rise above the horizon!

The SkyWheel operates year round, and can withstand winds of 135 miles per hour. In general, the ride is smooth and takes about 10 minutes (for three rotations). Or take a ride at night and see the SkyWheel light up the sky! Tickets are $14 for ages 12 and up, and $9 for kids age 3-11. Children age 2 and under fly for free. VIP tickets cost quite a bit more, but you get the first class experience. The VIP gondola has glass floors and leather seats, and VIP guests get some pretty nice perks like a double flight, no lines, and a souvenir bag.

Property Spotlight

Myrtle Beach Villas #405A: Located in the heart of Myrtle Beach, this is the perfect place for your vacation getaway! Myrtle Beach Villas is a secure building that is just a walk across Ocean Blvd. for easy access to the ocean and boardwalk. This deluxe, spacious 4BR/3BA fully furnished condo sleeps 10 comfortably w/ 1 king, 2 queens, 2 twin beds and a trundle bed for children. The open kitchen is fully stocked for meal prep, and features granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. The living room has all brand new furniture and a new dining table added in for the 2016 season. All of the bathrooms have blow dryers so you don’t have to pack one for your stay. Flat screen TV’s w/DVD’s are in all bedrooms and living room. Free Wi-Fi is included for your convenience. The large balcony includes plenty of seating and a breakfast table overlooking the lazy river, 2 hot tubs & the kiddie fun pool. Relax on the balcony, watch all the activity on Ocean Blvd., and enjoy the ocean views. There is also a new grill and picnic area across from the pool. The elevator makes it convenient for luggage. Being on the corner of the fourth floor affords privacy and great views. You will enjoy the convenience of being close to Family Kingdom amusement park, the Boardwalk, SkyWheel, golf, shopping and restaurants.

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