9 Best Things To Do In Little River, South Carolina - Updated 2022

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Little River is a quaint, historic fishing village, situated in Horry County and named after the Little River that runs through it. There is plenty here to keep one active while on vacation. Here are some of the main attractions in and around Little River.

1. Big 'M' Casino: slots, tables games and more, off shore

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Get ready for a whole new experience with this boat casino, just a short commute from the popular Myrtle Beach. Offering daily gambling cruises all year round, this is indeed quite a favourite with tourists and locals alike. All bets aside, this gambling cruise experience is sure to be a wild adventure, as there is just so much fun to be had, James Bond style. Let your imagination run rampant and indulge in a bit of decadent gameplay, all while enjoying the nautical experience of this unique casino.

The Big "M" Casino

Address: 4491 Mineola Avenue, Little River, SC 29566

Website: The Big “M” Casino

2. Blue Crab Festival: experience Little River at its best

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

The Blue Crab Festival first began in 1981, when it was just a few vendors and business owners that got together to try and bring more visitors to the waterfront. From then until now, this southeast festival has grown to become one of the largest in the region. With an expected 50,000 visitors each year, this two-day festival (May 19th and 20th) is perfectly situated along the Grand Strand. Operating times are from 9.00am to 6.00pm and the festival is a plethora of colour, scents and sounds. You’ll easily be able to find something to call your own, from any of the fine arts, crafts, or speciality food vendors.

Blue Crab Festival

Address: 4460 Mineola Ave, Little River, South Carolina

Website: Blue Crab Festival

3. Wampee Stables: gallop on over to great equestrian memories

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Posted by Wampee Stables on Friday, July 24, 2015

Situated in close proximity to North Myrtle Beach, Wampee Stables is popular among locals and visitors alike. Explore the Grand Strand in an entirely new way with a horseback ride on the beach. Wampee Stables also boasts great riding trails, which typically span 1.5 hours and cost 75 USD. So, be sure to get on over to Wampee Stables, your best equestrian choice by far.

Wampee Stables

Address: 1518 State Hwy 57 S, Little River, SC 29566, USA

Website: Wampee Stables

4. La Belle Amie Vineyard: a beautiful friend in Little River

La Belle Amie Vineyard
Source: Photo by Flickr user Michael Au used under CC BY 2.0

This pristine vineyard is literally translated as: ‘the beautiful friend’. La Belle Amie Vineyard, a former tobacco plantation, has been owned by the Bellamy family since the 1800s. Open to the public every Tuesday through to Saturday, between 10.00am and 06.00pm, this immaculate vineyard offers a great wine tasting selection. Visitors are invited to enter the wine tasting room and to indulge in a selection of food and wine pairings. Commutes from any of the surrounding beaches are effortless and quick, making it easy to get in on the live music and speciality nights that are often on offer.

La Belle Amie Vineyard

Address: 1120 Saint Joseph Road, Little River, SC 29566

Website: La Belle Amie Vineyard

5. Little River Lanes: score yourself a great day as you strike it lucky

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Posted by Little River Lanes on Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Land your first strike or your hundredth at Little River Lanes. Whether you’re looking for fun or competition in a league, there’s something for bowlers of all skill levels here. You can access Little River Lanes for a mere 3.75 USD per game, from Monday to Saturday. Shoe rental is an additional 3.25 USD. On Sundays, however, a game of ten-pin bowling is only 2 USD. Don’t forget to check out the Little River Lanes website every now and then for the latest deals and specials.

Little River Lanes

Address: 300 Bowling Ln, Little River SC, 29566

Website: Little River Lanes

6. Alligator Adventure: visit the largest croc and more

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Spring has finally arrived! Along with the great weather we have began our Alligator feeding shows. They typically...

Posted by Alligator Adventure on Friday, April 15, 2022

Situated in North Myrtle Beach, just a short commute away from Little River’s city limits, this terrific haven for all manners of reptiles is sure to be a showstopper, especially for the kids. Considered to be the ‘Reptile Capital of the World’, this fascinating reptile enclosure is sure to keep you busy all day long. For a nominal fee (which goes to the feeding and upkeep of the preserve), you’ll be able to experience reptiles in their own natural environments and see first-hand what exactly they get up to. Between mid-April to mid-October, you will be able to take in the wonder of a live feeding show. Watching these powerful creatures tackle their dinner is indeed a sight to behold. Although alligators and crocodiles do not feed during the colder months, there is still a live handling show, which ends with a very informative lecture about these ancient beasts. You will also be able to take in a live snake handling show.

Alligator Adventure

Address: Hwy 17 at Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Website: Alligator Adventure

7. Vereen Memorial Historical Gardens: spend time in Little River's natural surroundings

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Posted by Vereen Memorial Gardens on Friday, December 12, 2014

Also known as Vereen Botanical Gardens, the Vereen Memorial Historical Gardens is a great place to stop for a day of fun in the sun. Take in the expanse of the Intracoastal Waterway while seated beneath the gazebo, or make the most of the hiking trails, wooden boardwalks and open paths that Vereen Memorial Historical Gardens have to offer.

Vereen Memorial Historical Gardens

Address: 2250 Highway 179, Little River, SC 29566

8. Enchanted Sailing Charters: set sail on an idyllic boat ride

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Posted by Enchanted Sailing Charters on Sunday, September 27, 2020

Enjoy the sunset vistas offered on the Enchanted Sailing Charters; a perfect boat ride through the waterways and around the coastlines of Myrtle Beach. The trips take place on a 44-foot (13-metre) sailboat, which boasts a large deck area, an impressive salon area and a private bathroom. Traversing the waterways and coastlines of Myrtle Beach is a welcome way to get your fill of South Carolina’s most visited beach destination.

Enchanted Sailing Charters

Address: Cricket Cove Marina, End of Dock B, 4495 Baker St., Little River, SC 29566

Website: Enchanted Sailing Charters

9. Sea Screamer

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Definitely not to be missed is a journey on the Sea Screamer, courtesy of the Myrtle Beach Dolphin Cruises company. This vessel is indeed a showstopper and will have you squealing with delight. You’ll need to reserve your spot in advance and the fact that the Sea Screamer can comfortably carry 141 passengers is good news for those travelling in large groups. When you take part in a Sea Screamer tour, you are setting yourself up for a memorable, fun and exciting 1.5 to 2 hours of good times. Each cruise consists of 3 aspects:

  1. The Intracoastal Waterway cruise, which is accompanied by an informative narration by the knowledgable Sea Screamer crew.
  2. An open ocean cruise, where the aim is to seek out and find some friendly dolphins.
  3. A speed cruise along the pristine coastline of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Get yourself a dose of action and fun times when you book yourself a seat on the Sea Screamer’s next trip.

Sea Screamer

Address: 4499 Mineola Avenue, Little River, SC 29566

Website: Sea Screamer

Little River packs a big punch

Be it adventures into the great outdoors, hiking trails, diving tours, educational tours or just plain fun in the sun - Little River is sure to have just the right activity for you and your family to get stuck into.

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