The Best Things To Do In Myrtle Beach With Kids
If you are on a hunt for a vacation that has limitless of activities to keep your kids and the entire family busy without the need of breaking the bank, then I suggest you take into consideration Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. From a wide span of Atlantic Ocean beaches to fun and entertaining attractions and shows, Myrtle Beach really has something affordable and tons of excitement to offer.
Anyway, to help you out, I’ve listed down below some of the top things to do in Myrtle Beach with kids that based on my experienced, the best way to bond with the whole family and make new memorable memories.
So, are you ready for some fun? Then please keep on reading below.
Enjoy the Beach
Almost every kid (even those kids at heart) just love the beach, I mean who doesn’t? So, first thing first, make some exciting experience on your vacation by chilling at the breath-taking Atlantic Ocean. You can set up some picnic, play games, build castles, look for beautiful shells; the things you can do is just limitless.
Don’t miss out the Grand Strand, which is the pride and joy of Myrtle Beach. It is actually a 60-mile of soft white sand stretching nearly from the North Carolina border to Georgetown, South Carolina. The Beach State is definitely the natural coastal beauty of the Strand. Believe me, it just so stunning. You can enjoy some of the traditional beach pleasures here like swimming, snorkeling, surfing, and even fishing.
Anyway, just let your kids’ imagination and wonder grow on the beautiful sandy area of Myrtle Beach. Just don’t forget to apply sunscreen and fight the nasty UV rays.
Bonus! If you have more time, bring your kids to the Arcades found at the beach boardwalk. Myrtle Beach comes with a number of large prize-doling galleries along the Strand. So get ready to show your kids your classic moves for the old-school games of skill and chance like whacking moles or ball pitching.
Amusement Parks Are Definitely Worth A Visit
Just in case you find the beach to be too hot during summer, don’t worry, it is the perfect temperature to cool off in a water park. You can choose from so many options, the best ones are Splashes Oceanfront Water Park which is the lone oceanfront waterpark in Myrtle Beach and the Myrtle Waves Water Park which is the biggest waterpark in South Carolina. These are the best places to fill your kids with different kiddie pools, slides, and lazy rivers.
There’s also Family Kingdom Amusement park the offers all-day fun with bumper cars, roller coasters, thrilling rides like Sling Shot free fall and plenty of arcade games.
And of course, you should not miss any of the miniature golf courses. Myrtle Beach has not been known as the "Mini-Golf Capital of the World" for nothing. Do you know that you could play different course almost every week for the whole year? What makes it even more fun is that these miniature-golfs come with themes; so you and your kids can choose from safaris, jungles, dinosaurs, dragons, pirates and so much more. For me, this is definitely one of the best things to do in Myrtle Beach with Kids.
Don’t Miss Broadway At The Beach
Broadway at the Beach is actually a very popular tourist attraction at Myrtle Beach, it is even being touted at as the number one attraction in the area. Well, I must say that our visit to this huge entertainment complex that spans across more than 300 acres of am is very worth it.
WonderWorks and Ripley's Aquarium are two of the most kid-friendly attractions at the Broadway at the Beach. It's quite funny how the moment my kids spotted the upside-down building of the WonderWorks, they never stopped begging to get inside. The moment we entered the door, the kids were all very giddy, they already know the fun is about to happen.
WonderWorks features more than a hundred of hands-on exhibits, interactive displays, thrill rides – not only for children but for adults as well. We bonded together as a family over different indoor amusements like a bed of nails, ropes courses, laser tag, bubble lab and virtual sports. WonderWorks is open all through the week, rain or shine.
Ripley's Aquarium, on the other hand, is the best place for all ages who love to learn about the numerous amazing sea creatures. This place is literally a 1.4 million gallon aquarium that showcases sharks as big as 12-foot and more than 10,000 exotic sea creatures. It was so fun and exciting to be gliding along that 33-foot moving path as the sharks were swimming above us. It was definitely a unique experience that I’m sure my kids will never forget.
Other things you should check out is the Rainbow Rock where you can experience a full-color spectrum of fish. There are also touch tank areas as well as live dive shows where you and your kids can learn more about your favorite sea creatures.
Anyway, if you’re all done at WonderWorks and Ripley’s Aquarium, you need to check out Carousel Park at Broadway at the Beach too, there are plenty of kiddie rides that are very fun. But I have to warn you, you have to be ready to spend some money on these. My family actually had a blast on all of the rides.
In addition to the fun entertainment, you can also dine in some fancy restaurants and go shopping around the Broadway at the Beach.
You Will Love the Brookgreen Gardens
Looking for a place with plenty of space for running and climbing but also has amazing scenery? Well, the Brookgreen Gardens is not just a good spot for photos but is also a fun and exciting place for kids.
Here, your little ones can have the opportunity to walk around the main gardens and see sculpture and flowers. You can even head to the Storybook Forest which is a huge open space that comes with various playhouses. And just across the street, you can visit the Lowcountry Zoo, this place has animal exhibits along with a wooded path. I'm sure this is going to be a fun walk with your kids while enjoying the animals around. I can still remember how playful otters in this place are, my kids were very entertained to watch them.
Well, after our visit to Brookgreen, I and my family also headed a little further south to the Blue Crab Restaurant in Pawley’s Island. I highly recommend this place, they don’t only serve great food but they also have an awesome playground.
Learn and Have Fun at Museums
What makes a vacation great is when the kids are working on their curiosity and Myrtle Beach’s museums really suit well. I highly recommend the Wheels of Yesteryear Museum, especially if you have little boys who love cars. Here you will see more than a hundred of classic cars, include the car used in the movie "Joe Dirt". There are 50 vintage muscle cars on display like the Mercury Cyclone, Corvette Stingray, and Buick Wildcat convertible. Well, I have to admit, dads like me will have the most fun.
There’s also the Franklin G. Burroughs – Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum which is the only art museum in Myrtle Beach. This showcase works in a variety of media such as video, photography, paintings, sculptures and so much more. You can visit the museum for free and there are 11 galleries whose displays take tums all through the year.
Also, you can head on to the famous Hollywood Wax Museum which can be found at the Broadway at the Beach. It would absolutely be fun for your kid to be standing next to some of their favorite singers, athletes and movie stars. You can stroll around and get to see their real size and what they exactly look like through their wax renderings. There’s also a mirror maze that you’d surely love, it was quite funny to see my kids as they were struggling to figure out what is a real reflection and what is not.
So there you have it, the different fun and exciting things to do in Myrtle Beach with kids. What’s great about Myrtle Beach is that everyone can be a kid again. There are so many attractions geared toward the whole family, your whole stay will never be boring. Best of all, the admission price for the local attractions is just right for families on a budget. Just make sure you prepare plenty of your energy when going to Myrtle Beach.
So no matter what kind of fun your family is looking for, I’m sure you will find it in Myrtle Beach. Anyway, please let me know about your experience once you get back from your vacation. I would absolutely love to hear them in the comment section below.
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