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SkyWheel Myrtle Beach

Head skyward on one of North America's tallest Ferris wheels for an unbeatable 360-degree vista across the Atlantic and the great state of South Carolina.

The SkyWheel forms the impressive centrepiece of Myrtle Beach's 1.9-kilometre Oceanfront Boardwalk and Promenade. Take flight in one of its 42 air-conditioned gondolas and marvel at the spectacular views. The 10-12 minute trip completes three rotations, and at the apex you'll be suspended a vertiginous 57 metres above ground.

If your party is less than six people, but you want a gondola all to yourself, just ask at the ticket booth. Or for something a little more glamorous, book one of the SkyWheel's VIP Gondolas. Admire the views in style and at your leisure; these gondolas have leather seats and glass floors, and complete double the number of rotations. Better yet, there's no need to wait in line, and your VIP package includes a souvenir t-shirt.

At night, the views of the SkyWheel are as stunning as those from its gondolas. The towering wheel becomes a kaleidoscope of pulsating colour, as more than a million LED lights affixed to the structure light up the evening sky. After your ride, take a stroll along North Ocean Boulevard and stop off in one of its many restaurants or bars.

If it's good food and a cold beer you're after, look no further than the expansive LandShark Bar & Grille. Conveniently located at the base of the SkyWheel, this oceanfront restaurant is one of three in Myrtle Beach owned by the legendary musician Jimmy Buffet. As you'd expect, an evening here is a cheerful and laid-back affair. Enjoy a bottle of LandShark's eponymous lager as you take in the sea views, or ask the bartender to mix you a house cocktail. Before you head home, get your commemorative SkyWheel or LandShark Lager merchandise at the LandShark SurfShack next door.

You can buy your SkyWheel tickets online, but take a look at the seasonal opening hours on the website first, or phone ahead to check. The SkyWheel is open every day and you'll find it on Ocean Boulevard.


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South Bay Inn & Suites £85
South Bay Inn & Suites

South Bay Inn & Suites

520 North Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC
     
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    With direct access to the beach, this Downtown Myrtle Beach hotel is in the city centre and within a 15-minute walk of Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, SkyWheel Myrtle Beach and Family Kingdom Amusement Park. Broadway at the Beach and Ripley's Aquarium are also within 3 miles (5 km).

    Holiday Inn At the Pavilion £85
    Holiday Inn At the Pavilion

    Holiday Inn At the Pavilion

    1200 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Nestled on the beach, this Downtown Myrtle Beach hotel is just steps away from SkyWheel Myrtle Beach and Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. Family Kingdom Amusement Park and Broadway at the Beach are also within 3 miles (5 km).

      Ocean Enclave by Hilton Grand Vacations £123
      Ocean Enclave by Hilton Grand Vacations

      Ocean Enclave by Hilton Grand Vacations

      1600 Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Downtown Myrtle Beach, this beachfront condominium resort is in the city centre and within a 5-minute walk of Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and SkyWheel Myrtle Beach. Family Kingdom Amusement Park and Broadway at the Beach are also within 3 miles (5 km).

        Coral Beach Resort Hotel & Suites £80
        Coral Beach Resort Hotel & Suites

        Coral Beach Resort Hotel & Suites

        1105 S Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC
           
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Nestled on the beach, this Myrtle Beach hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Midway Park, Family Kingdom Amusement Park and Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. SkyWheel Myrtle Beach is 1.8 mi (3 km) away.

          Midtown Inn £51
          Midtown Inn

          Midtown Inn

          309 8th Avenue North, Myrtle Beach, SC
             
            2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated by the ocean, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and SkyWheel Myrtle Beach. Family Kingdom Amusement Park and Ripley's Aquarium are also within 3 miles (5 km).

            Caribbean Resort & Villas £73
            Caribbean Resort & Villas

            Caribbean Resort & Villas

            3000 North Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Nestled on the beach, this Myrtle Beach hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of The Children's Museum of South Carolina, Ripley's Aquarium and Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. SkyWheel Myrtle Beach and Broadway at the Beach are also within 2 miles (3 km).

              Camelot By The Sea by Oceana Resorts £83
              Camelot By The Sea by Oceana Resorts

              Camelot By The Sea by Oceana Resorts

              2000 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Myrtle Beach, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within a 10-minute walk of Anderson Park and Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. SkyWheel Myrtle Beach and Broadway at the Beach are also within 2 miles (3 km).

                Bermuda Sands on the Boardwalk £52
                Bermuda Sands on the Boardwalk

                Bermuda Sands on the Boardwalk

                104 North Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC
                   
                  2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Nestled on the beach, this Downtown Myrtle Beach motel is within a 10-minute walk of Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Family Kingdom Amusement Park. SkyWheel Myrtle Beach and Broadway at the Beach are also within 3 miles (5 km).