Top 10 Activities You Can Do With Your Kids at Myrtle Beach

Plan an unforgettable family outing at these popular spots in Myrtle Beach!

The summer has finally arrived! There’s no better time like the present to hit up the beach with your family. While there are dozens of great cities and beaches you can visit, we especially love Myrtle Beach. This bustling city has something for everyone and is great for families. Not sure what you want to do during your trip? We’ve got you covered! Check out our list of the top 10 things to do in Myrtle Beach with your kids now.

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1. Barefoot Landing

Popular village that features numerous restaurants, a theater, and even a carousel

4898 Hwy 17 S | North Myrtle Beach |

Barefoot Landing is a popular shopping center located right across the beach. Here, you’ll find a wide selection of restaurants, shops, and entertainment centers. Like most people, you’ll probably end up spending the whole day here. It’s the perfect spot to bring the whole family and keep everyone happy and busy. 

Barefoot Landing also hosts special events like summer fireworks, live music, outdoor yoga, and karaoke! Once you’re finished with shopping, you can take a break on Barefoot Landing’s extensive lawn or head to the beach. Interested in checking Barefoot Landing out? Visit their website for more information!

“Barefoot Landing is my favorite touristy spot in Myrtle. It's classy, clean, has something for everybody and has beautiful waters with turtles and alligators. I have so much fun here just walking around and seeing the different stores, restaurants, play areas, tigers from Doc Antle (lol), and gators.” - Yelp Review

2. Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

Travel back in time to see the heroic knights of the medieval era while enjoying a massive feast

Enjoy thrilling swordplay and performances with the whole family! Image courtesy of Yelp.

2904 Fantasy Way | Myrtle Beach |

At Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, you can travel back in time to the age of knights, squires, and jousting. Not only will you move back in time, but you will also travel to Medieval Spain inside an 11th century-style castle. 

Each show features brave knights competing for the prestigious title of Defender of the Throne. After the show, you’ll be treated to a magnificent four-course meal fit for royalty. Roasted chicken, garlic bread, corn, and more mouthwatering items are served during this lavish meal. Purchase tickets for your whole family to an upcoming show now!

“This was so much fun!!! The entire staff was super nice and them being in character 98% of the time while talking to you made it better. The food was good. The horses were beautiful and looked well cared for. Everything was done orderly and was made better as we got to see someone knighted before the show even began.” - Yelp Review

3. Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center

Popular wax museum where you can find statues of your favorite celebrities

1808 21st Ave N, Unit A | Myrtle Beach |

It’s not easy — or sometimes even possible — to see our favorite celebrities in-person. But, if you go to Myrtle Beach, you might be able to find stunning wax figures made in their likeness at the Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center. 

The Hollywood Wax Museum is open from 9am to 11pm everyday. Tickets are only $19.99 for children and little ones aged 3 and under can get in for free. The museum also offers an All-Access Pass that includes admission to Hanna’s Maze of Mirrors and Outbreak - Dread the Undead. Check out their website for more information!

“I have been here twice and I had a good time both times. They have updated some of the figures to be more relevant. The set up is great because it allows you to take great pictures. There is a fun laser game inside, too.” - Yelp Review

4. Dino Park

Family-friendly museum that features life-sized dinosaurs

Travel back to prehistoric times with the kids at Dino Park! Image courtesy of Dino Park.

1112 Celebrity Cir | Myrtle Beach |

Do your kids love learning about dinosaurs? Do they enjoy flipping through pages of books to read about their favorite species or watching television programs telling tales of prehistoric times? Then take them to Dino Park for your next family outing!

Dino Park is a family-friendly museum that features dozens of life-like dinosaurs. Some of the exhibits even feature dazzling animatronics of dinosaurs. The museum also features fun activities like the Dino Explore Pit and Dig a Dino Fossil. Want some souvenirs to bring home? Before you leave, head to the gift shop for some fun gifts and toys!

“This was a great place for our 5 and under boys!! We went on the spur of the moment due to rain but it was a great decision! Probably wouldn't hold the interest of an older kid but it was perfect for our guys!” - Yelp Review

5. Brookgreen Gardens

Massive sculpture garden that is also home to a zoo

1931 Brookgreen Dr | Murrells Inlet |

After spending hours stuck inside an office or classroom for the past several months, it’s important to take some time to enjoy nature during your stay in Myrtle Beach. What better way to do this than by visiting the Brookgreen Gardens? 

The Brookgreen Gardens features stunning botanical gardens, sculptures, and more! Art installations and exhibits are also featured on a regular basis. If you want an expansive view of the gardens, you can sign up for a Creek Excursion! On this excursion, you’ll tour historic rice fields that are home to numerous types of wildlife like alligators and osprey. Speaking of animals, you can also make some new animal friends at the Lowcountry Zoo! Check out Brookgreen Gardens’ website for more info now.

“An afternoon strolling though Brookgreen Gardens was worth every penny of the $20 admission fee.  The massive space offered the chance to explore colorful botanical gardens, elaborate American sculptures, interesting Lowcountry history, and a diverse Lowcountry Zoo.” - Yelp Review

6. Broadway Grand Prix Family Race Park

Popular race park featuring 7 go kart tracks, two mini golf courses, and a 100 ft sky coaster

1820 21st Ave | Myrtle Beach |

If you and your kids are big adrenaline junkies, you need to hit up the Broadway Grand Prix Family Race Park. 

With seven go kart tracks, two mini-golf courses, and an arcade, there’s something for everyone here. And, no matter what activities you decide to do, you can refill at the race park’s on-site snack bar. Younger children can also have fun at the park’s designated Kids Zone. Tot Rods, Sky Wheels, mini-golf, and more toddler-friendly await you and the little ones. 

The park is open everyday. However, its hours of operation vary from day to day. Day passes, week passes, and even season passes are available for purchase. You can also upgrade your passes to include arcade credit. Does this sound like a place your whole family will love? Visit Broadway Grand Prix Family Race Park’s website now for more information. 

“We definitely got our money's worth. Each of us loved different things about this place, and each of us had a different favorite track. There are many options for kids- they can ride with you, or drive on their own on the kiddie track- as long as they meet the height requirements.” - Yelp Review

7. Break Out Myrtle Beach

Popular escape room that is known for its challenging and immersive games

314 Main St | North Myrtle Beach |

If you and your family members love a challenge, you should visit Break Out Myrtle Beach! People of all ages can join in on the fun at this popular escape room. 

Break Out Myrtle Beach features four different rooms that offer their own unique play styles. These include: Red Beard’s Revenge, Serial Killer, CSI Myrtle Beach, and The Cannibal Collector. Each room requires participants to solve a series of challenges in 60 minutes. Purchase tickets for your family today!

“We did The Curse of Volcano Island and it was well done from start to finish. The walkie-talkie was an interesting dynamic for communication with the Game Master, but kind of felt appropriate on a deserted island. The rooms were very well decorated and fun to figure out.” - Yelp Review

8. Blackbeard’s Pirate Cruise

The largest pirate ship in the Carolinas that features an interactive hour-long adventure for families

Photo of Blackbeard's Pirate Cruise - North Myrtle Beach, SC, United States
Pirate cruises usually last around an hour. Image courtesy of Yelp.

4736-D Hwy 17 S | North Myrtle Beach 

While you’re in Myrtle Beach, you should sail out to sea at least once during your trip. 

Blackbeard’s Pirate Cruise offers one-hour cruises for families. During these cruises, you and the kids will meet adventurous pirates and participate in fun activities like face painting and sword play. During the cruise, you’ll also be tasked with finding some treasure! Blackbeard’s Pirate Cruise is a great option if you have younger kids, as older ones might become bored with the child-focused activities. 

“I am so happy we were able to reserve a spot with Blackbeard's Pirate Cruise. The staff was phenomenal (stellar customer service!)! The pirates were very convincing and stayed in character from beginning to end.” - Yelp Review

9. Alabama Theatre

Local theatre that features family-friendly musicals and shows

4750 Hwy 17 S | North Myrtle Beach |

If you’re a fan of the performing arts, you should take the family to Alabama Theatre. What better way to spread your love of music and acting with your children than by taking them to a show? 

In the past, the Alabama Theatre has hosted shows and live musical acts like ONE The Show, Josh Turner, the Four Tops, and more! Check out their list of upcoming acts online now. 

“We were here on vacation and really didn't know what kind of show to expect. It was wonderful.  All of the singers had GREAT voices, and there was a lot of energy on that stage. The perfect show to put you in the Holiday Spirit.” - Yelp Review

10. Ripley’s Aquarium

Popular family-friendly aquarium that will appeal to people of all ages

You and the kids will make lots of new friends here! Image courtesy of Yelp.

1110 Celebrity Cir | Myrtle Beach |

Last, but certainly not least, on the list is Ripley Aquarium. Ripley Aquarium is the perfect spot for the animal lovers in your family. 

Dozens of gorgeous wild animals call the Ripley Aquarium home, including penguins, stingrays, and more! Want to get real up close and personal? Take your family on the Glass Bottom Boat Adventure. On this boat, only three inches of glass separate you from the gorgeous animals that inhabit the Dangerous Reef. During your trip, you’ll see sand tiger sharks, sawfish, and more breathtaking aquatic animals. 

Does this sound like a good time to you? Purchase tickets for your family online now!

“The Ripley's Aquarium is fascinating. The way the aquarium is laid out, it feels like you are exploring. They also have a wide variety of aquatic life. My favorite was the moving shark walk. Loved it! We also loved the interactive portions. It was well worth the visit.” - Yelp Review

Planning your vacation itinerary for Myrtle Beach? It’s easy to find a family-friendly activity in Myrtle Beach that everyone will love. Which sites on the list do you plan on visiting next? Let us know!

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