For my research on our upcoming trip to visit Myrtle Beach, SC, finding family-friendly things to do for kids is so easy. The hard part is to decide WHAT we want to do as a family because we all know Myrtle Beach is a mega of family fun and attractions from mini-golf, family entertainment, shops and local beach parks. So it’s without a doubt why Myrtle Beach ranks consistently as one of the top family destination in the US.
Luckily, I have some helps from the Myrtle Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. A quick look at their website at VisitMyrtleBeach.com, I already have a page full of kids-friendly attractions, tours and museums.
Plus we found out that during the Labor Day weekend, they are hosting the sixth annual Beach, Boogie & BBQ Festival September 2-4 at Grand Park at The Market Common! I can’t wait for the fun day at the beach and BBQ!
So here are our list for fun things you can do with kids in Myrtle Beach
1. Mini-Golf at Hawaiian Rumble
I don’t have the official number of how many mini-golf places there are in Myrtle Beach. But I’m pretty sure that there are enough mini-golf theme to satisfy almost all types of kids. We are looking into the Hawaiian Rumble just because Hawaii has always been on top of the list of places I want to visit and I would love my kids to get over their fear of volcano. Hmm.. now I wonder if it will get worse if they have seen it up close. We will see! Other notable mini-golf themes I have seen online are Jungle Safari for animals lovers, Jurassic Golf for the Dinosaur fanatics, or the Dragon’s Lair Fantasy Golf for the fantasy fans.
2. Kayak Tour with Black River Outdoors Center
As much as we love to do things on our own, we also love to do local tours whether it’s a photography tour or walking tour. This time around we are looking forward to learn more about nature surrounding the inlets in Myrtle Beach with a kayak tour with Black River Outdoors Center. My kids will have a blast because they have been asking for a kayak tour for a while.
And for the fantasy or game fans, you can take it even a step further by checking out MagiQuest where kids and adults can take gaming experience to the next level with the interactive wand that take them on a journey of fun and entertainment. Mr. Rojo is probably the one who will be the most excited about this experience. Even though it’s a bit pricey, it’s something that we probably won’t experience anywhere else.
4. Brookgreen Gardens
Is it a Zoo or is it a botanical garden? Well, it’s both. We love to plan activity that also low key that doesn’t bombard us with too much sensory overload. A trip to Brookgreen Gardens seems like a good choice to provide an escape from busting fun in the main Myrtle Beach downtown area.
5. Huntington Beach State Park
The Murrell inlets is highly recommended by many of my friends who have been there. And how can we visit Myrtle Beach without visiting one of the popular beach here. We plan to explore and take it easy in the morning at the Huntington Beach State Park. Maybe a quick nap under the shade sounds like a great plan to me.
6. Barefoot Landing
A shopping complex consists of various shops, dining options and entertainment is a popular destination for tourists. Too bad we arrive at the tail end of summer because it would be fun to enjoy a family fun Friday activities. But we still have a chance to catch the last firework of the summer at Barefoot Landing on Saturday night if we are not too wiped out by all the fun activities.
7. Broadway at the Beach
Another family entertainment complex with options from dining, shopping and fun entertainment centers. MagiQuest is part of the Broadway at the Beach as well so we might walk around and check things out before or after our fun time at MagiQuest.
8. Myrtle Beach Boardwalk
Fairly new boardwalk along the beach in downtown area is a great free alternative to enjoy a day in Myrtle Beach. Walking or jogging along the beach and check out locals or tourists enjoy their time on the beach. And if looking from above is one of your thing, check out the Skywheel Myrtle Beach where you can get a bird’s eyes view of the city above the sky.
9. Children’s Museum of South Carolina
A great option for family who already have family membership to your local children’s museum that have the passport program to allow you free admission to the Children’s Museum of South Carolina. It will be a great way to break out the day and escape the heat to indoor fun.
10. NASCAR SpeedPark
My kids love to ride the go-karts. They beg for it ALL the time. Unfortunately, they get their petite body frame from me so they are mostly too short to be able to ride the car in most of the family attractions we have been. But at NASCAR SpeedPark, they probably know that little kids love to ride the go-karts too because they have a couple rides that smaller kids can enjoy riding all by themselves. I know it might be not for every family but this one will definitely be a must-do for us. Oh.. Things you do for your kids.
Do you any other recommendation for fun things to do with kids in Myrtle Beach?