Imagine planning an entire vacation, packing, and traveling just to arrive and find out that there are few activities that you can participate in. No one deserves to feel left out during vacation. At Garden City Realty, we are happy to assist in your search for a handicap-accessible vacation rental in the Surfside Beach area. With more than 400 properties on our program, one of our friendly Vacation Specialists would be happy to answer any questions you have and find the right property for you and your family’s needs. To show you how much your vacation means to us we have even put together a list of handicap-accessible activities near Garden City Beach.
Brookgreen Gardens is a staple of Murrells Inlet, and a can’t miss experience. Their website mentions that they are handicap accessible, with miles of botanical gardens, sculptures, and animal sanctuaries accessible by wheelchair. Spring is one of the best seasons to visit the garden. The flowers will be in bloom making for a beautiful, scenic stroll among the foliage. Visit the zoo to interact with animals native to the South Carolina coast or see the largest American sculpture collection in North America.
Handicap Accessible Beaches
There are multiple handicap-accessible beach access points in the Myrtle Beach area. From Pawleys Island to Myrtle Beach, there are several wheelchair-accessible access points. The city of Myrtle Beach, along with others, even offer wheelchairs made specifically for traversing the sandy dunes at no cost. Soak up the sun, explore the sand dunes, or simply relax to the sound of the ocean waves.
See a Show
Most of the shows available for your viewing pleasure in Myrtle Beach are accommodating to wheelchairs. Why not take in some entertainment after dinner one night? Some fun shows with room for wheelchairs include the Myrtle Beach Comedy Magic Show, the Elton John Tribute Show, and the Wonders Theatre Comedy Hypnosis show. To avoid any issues upon arrival, verify with the venue that the show will meet your accessibility needs, and confirm if special tickets are to be purchased.
Broadway at the Beach
If one of your favorite parts of vacationing at the beach is the pier, perhaps you should visit Broadway at the Beach during your stay in Myrtle Beach. Broadway at the Beach offers a wheelchair-accessible pier and boardwalk to explore. Enjoy shops, activities, movie theatres, dining, and more. They offer wheelchair rentals or handicap scooters that make getting around much easier. Inside Broadway at the beach, you will find the handicap-accessible Ripley’s Aquarium, where you can enjoy learning about various sea creatures.
Most piers offer handicap ramps so that wheelchairs can roll onto the pier. You can park your wheelchair at the spot of your choosing and spend a relaxing day fishing. If you don’t want to bother with the pier, you can always do some fishing on the beach. With the beach-going wheelchairs that the city offers, fishing on the beach is a breeze if you have a family or friend to provide additional assistance.
Take a Handicap Accessible Cruise
A fun cruise to take is a dolphin-watching boat ride. Express Water Sports states they offer the only handicap-accessible sea-life watching cruise on the south end of Myrtle Beach. They have wheelchair-friendly ramps that make boarding the boat a breeze. You can park your wheelchair and enjoy the ocean spray while keeping your eyes peeled for dolphins and other sea life. Another cruise option is Barefoot Queen River Cruises. They can accommodate handicapped patrons to an extent. If you want to enjoy a lovely dinner cruise along the Grand Strand, they ask that you call ahead at 843-390- 2017 so they can prepare the boat.
Hollywood Wax Museum
Visit the Hollywood Wax Museum and get a glimpse of the stars! Hollywood Wax Museum Myrtle Beach offers several attractions that are accessible by wheelchair. Wander the Hall of Mirrors or just enjoy taking pictures with the life-like recreations of famous celebrities, sports players, and singers.
Written by Katie Robison, Blog Contributor for Garden City Realty