18
Apr

Family Travel Tips: Things To Do On A Rainy Day In Myrtle Beach South Carolina

The beach is the most obvious place to spend your time while in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, however, with the unpredictable spring weather, (our thoughts are with those who have been affected by the recent storms and tornadoes), it is a great idea to have a back up plan in place! After my recent trip to Myrtle Beach, I quickly discovered, there is absolutely no shortage of activities in this city for a rainy day. Some of my favourites are the following:

The Children’s Museum of South Carolina – This is a no-brainer for younger children, as some other activities may be a bit out of their grasp. The Children’s Museum of South Carolina features interactive exhibits teaching the children about South Carolina and the animals it inhabits, fossil “hunts,” an art centre, and much more to keep kids busy for a day. The price tag is attractive as well at $8.00/child.

Ripley’s Myrtle Beach – Ripley’s has to be one of the biggest draws in Myrtle Beach for tourists. There are different locations for the attractions, which include Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, Ripley’s Aquarium, Ripley’s Haunted Adventure, Ripley’s Marvelous Mirror Maze, and Ripley’s Moving Theatre.

Some of these activities come with a hefty price tag considering the scale of things, ($19.99/adult for the aquarium,) so for those budget conscious travelers, be sure you’re children are interested in the activity, and if not choose something more suitable. (Children under 2 are generally free!)

IMAX 3D Theatre – IMAX is such a fun way to spend your rainy day. The IMAX theatre in Myrtle Beach features a 60 foot by 83 foot screen, and tiered seating so that there is no worry of someone in front of you obstructing your view. This is not only a fun experience, it is also educational with such films as Sharks 3D, Under The Sea 3D, and Born To Be Wild 3D currently playing.

Leaps-N-Bounce – A perfect stop for you to let your children let out some excess energy. Leaps-N-Bounce has fun for the whole family, with a 20Ft. super slide (inflated,) an obstacle course, and a designated toddler area for extra safety.

B&B Antiques Mall – This one may sound odd, as if I am recommending sending you with your children into a shop where they cannot touch anything and you may walk out owning an expensive broken antique. I promise this is not the case. One thing I learned on my trip to Myrtle Beach, after spending a bit too much money on activities that my 3 & 4 year old boys didn’t find all that interesting, is that I can still do things that I enjoy.

I love antiques and thrifting, so I brought them along to B&B Antiques Mall. The “mall” is over 1 acre in size, so easy enough to get lost, but it is full of treasures, and the kids had a blast. If you love thrifting/antiquing this is a must see.

Medieval Times- I am posting this last, as I don’t really recommend this outing for young children. If you have never been, and your children are on the older end of things (10-12,) they may enjoy a trip to Medieval Times. This is not exclusive to Myrtle Beach, but the dinner & show would be a great thing to do with kids that are interested in history.

Heidi Oran

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