7 Best Things to do in Myrtle Beach with Kids



From thrilling attractions to the sandy shores, you’ll find no shortage of things to do in Myrtle Beach with kids! They’ll have a vacation they’ll always remember in this widely recognized family-friendly destination. This coastal town often tops lists as an affordable destination, so you won’t have to break the bank for a good time here. We offer budget-friendly stays with homey features for everyone to rest and relax together in the midst of all the fun. Get ready for endless smiles, giggles, and laughs as you have a blast together along the Grand Strand!

7. Tour a real-life “Myrtle Beach Zoo” at Waccamaw River Tours

This isn’t a typical “Myrtle Beach Zoo”! All ages are welcome on this nature & wildlife tour. On this safari, kids can “unplug” from technology while connecting with Mother Nature for an hour and a half. Catch glimpses of alligators, turtles, osprey, eagles, herons, and more — a pair of binoculars may come in handy. Kids will feel like they’re in a game of “I spy...” here! 


Coast Guard-certified captains guide passengers through the Waccamaw River on covered pontoons. They also provide life jackets for everyone. (Keep in mind sightings aren’t guaranteed due to dependency on nature’s appearances and weather conditions.) As you drive in, you may see a peacock greet you and come across deer and zebra sightings in the humble Waccamaw Zoo next door. Parking is free in the Waccamaw River Tours parking lot.  

6. Ride into lots of fun at family-friendly amusement & water parks 

Splashing down slides and taking on rides make for some of the best things to do in Myrtle Beach with kids. These activities offer lots of heart-racing fun for kids! Here’s a list of some of the top favorites along the Grand Strand: 


5. Satiate bellies and boredom with dinner AND a themed show 

You’ll find lots of kid-friendly restaurants in Myrtle Beach, but none like these two sensational venues. Both of them offer a four-course feast with a thrilling themed show. Kids will feel like they’ve stepped onto the set of a movie here! Both events offer alternative dishes for food sensitivities. Plan to come early to either event to get the best seats.


Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show: This indoor hideaway lagoon offers lads and lassies of all ages a highly-rated swashbuckling experience! Blackbeard, mermaids, tropical birds, and Salty the Sea Lion abound for an immersive, interactive experience. Kids will treasure this arrrrr-some action-packed experience for the rest of their lives. 


Medieval Times: Young princes and princesses will especially love exploring the castle here! Knights perform jousting, swordsmanship, horseback riding, hand-to-hand combat, and falconry to become the Queen’s Champion. Kiddos will especially enjoy eating everything with their hands (utensils weren’t a thing in the 11th century). 

4. Swing by the mini-golf courses for good times

Myrtle Beach lives up to its title as “Golf Capital of the World” for kids too with over 50 mini golf-courses along the Grand Strand. Like Starbucks, you’ll find putt-putt on just about every corner here! Your kids can take their pick from a wide selection of themes. Dinosaurs, pirate ships, volcanoes, cursed temples, gold mines — and that’s just the start! 


You’ll find most of them open every day from Memorial Day to Labor Day. But no worries, most are open on the weekends in the off-season. If you’re looking to beat the heat or rain, Cancun Lagoon offers air-conditioning with its indoor/outdoor play. Shipwreck Island Adventure Golf joins the selection as one of the newest and modern courses. Kids can become a pro-putter in no time hitting those hole-in-ones before moving on to the big leagues. 

3. Experience the magic of Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

Ranked highly in the likes of National Geographic and Travel and Leisure, this oceanfront boardwalk and promenade extends 1.2 miles along the Atlantic shores. Discover shops, restaurants, play areas, food and music festivals, and more as you mosey along this lumber-made landmark. 


The Ripley’s franchise abounds here with Believe it or Not, a Mirror Maze, a Moving Theatre, and a Haunted Adventure. The Fun Plaza Family Fun Center, an open-air arcade, will be a blast for the kids. A little family competition will make for a memorable time together! 


On Myrtle Beach’s towering SkyWheel, your kids will feel like they’re on top of the world! Enjoy sweeping panoramic views of the Grand Strand in a climate-controlled gondola. Satisfy their appetite and sweet tooth afterward at one of the boardwalk’s delicious restaurants and dessert shops!

2. Explore attractions, shops, and more at Broadway at the Beach

Harboring numerous shops, restaurants, and attractions, this 350-acre entertainment complex offers a whirlwind of fun for families. You won’t have to worry about playing musical cars here — the area offers plenty of convenient parking. 


The kiddos will love peering at marine animals at Ripley’s Aquarium, ogling at celebrities at the Wax Museum, or enjoying hands-on experiments at WonderWorks. They can also discover toys and treasures at the specialty shops or enjoy a 4D Simpsons Theatre experience. 


After building up an appetite, you’ll find lots of kid-friendly restaurants at this Myrtle Beach attraction — burgers, pizza, seafood, and more. You can end the evening watching uncanny tribute artists singing and dancing at Legends in Concert. 

1. Play and relax on the sandy Atlantic shores

A Myrtle Beach vacation wouldn’t be complete without lazing on the nutmeg shores and taking in views of the turquoise-tinged Atlantic ocean! Better yet, we offer a three-in-one vacation destination perfect for the whole family: seaside vacation rentals, direct access to the shores, and Myrtle Beach’s bountiful amenities. 


You and the kids will be just steps to the beach! They’ll love sinking their toes in the sand, building sandcastles, digging some moats, throwing some balls, and combing for seashells! Plus, adults can sip a cocktail by one of the six pools as the kids splish-splash in the fenced-in water play area and float along the 350-ft-long lazy river. 

Book your Myrtle Beach vacation with us today!


Any one of these seven best things to do in Myrtle Beach with kids will capture their hearts and imaginations! We have a wide selection of 1- and 2-bedroom condos to choose from just steps to the Myrtle Beach shores. Enjoy a reasonably priced stay that comes well-appointed with fully equipped kitchens, pleasant furnishings, a fresh set of linens, a starter kit, WiFi, and spacious patios. As we’re locally owned and operated, we’re just a phone call away if you have any questions or need assistance with anything.