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7 Kid Friendly Things To Do In Myrtle Beach

I recently was given the chance to visit Myrtle Beach, SC as part of a blogger press tour.  I got to enjoy all kinds of fun with a great group of ladies, but these 7 Kid Friendly Things To Do In Myrtle Beach really stood out to me.

Traveling with kids to beach may seem so simple to have fun with, but even kids get tired of the sand and water and need something different.  These attractions were great additions to our tour that we enjoyed thoroughly, and I am sure will be perfect for your upcoming fall weekend getaway or family vacation.

7 Family Friendly Things To Do In Myrtle Beach

7 Kid Friendly Things To Do In Myrtle Beach

The Beach: Of course a trip to Myrtle Beach isn’t complete without time on the beach.  We stayed in a gorgeous beach side home called the Washed Ashore Beach House, but if that isn’t in your budget, there are dozens of other options near the beach through Surfside Realty to choose from.  A beach condo gives you the ease of fixing meals in house, quick trips to the bathroom with kids as needed while on he beach and breathtaking views each sunrise and sunset.  The good thing about Myrtle Beach is that it makes an excellent fall travel destination since the temperatures remain mild and warmer well into October.

Skywheel:  If you like seeing a gorgeous view, the Myrtle Beach Skywheel is the best place to go. This Ferris Wheel attraction is an icon on the boardwalk, and well worth enjoying with your family.  The slow moving cycle gives you a safe slow movement that is easy on those who tend to have a fear of heights or motion sickness (trust me – I have both and loved this!).  They even have a VIP gondola that has a glass bottom!

Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum & Aquarium:  Myrtle Beach has both a traditional Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum as well as a Ripley’s Aquarium. They have tons of great hands on activities, oddities and fun for kids and adults alike. If you check in person or on their website, you may be able to get discounted tickets when you visit both locations.

7 Family Friendly Things To Do In Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk:  The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk area has tons of offerings.  Gift shops, ice cream parlors, burger places, of course the Skywheel mentioned above and even special events on particular nights with live concerts, games and bouncy houses for kids.

Wonderworks: What a great place this was!  We had so much fun going through this crazy backwards house full of hands on educational activities for kids.  We stood inside a house with hurricane force winds, saw people riding a man powered amusement park ride, tested our brains to see who was the calmest and even got to feel how cold the water was when the Titanic sank.  They have tons of arcade areas, and even a huge and fun laser tag floor.  If you want to do a ropes course, that is included in admission price as well!

Myrtle Beach Segway Tour:  This was one of the best things on our trip.  While you have to be 15 or older to ride a Segway, they do have bicycle and trike rentals so there are options for the entire family to check out.  A Segway tour is tons of fun, and they are much easier to ride than expected.  As you can see, our group of ladies had a ton of fun and totally conquered their Segway fears!  They have multiple options, so you have plenty to choose from!

7 Family Friendly Things To Do In Myrtle Beach

Captain Hooks Miniature Golf:  We didn’t get a chance to visit here because it was raining on our planned day to play, but we drove by this location a dozen times.  Everything we saw, and our personal tour guides recommendations said it was a perfect place to have fun for a few hours of good old fashioned miniature golf with the kids.

These kid friendly things to do in Myrtle beach are all great for the entire family to enjoy.  Not only will you have tons of fun with your family in this beach destination, you’ll have gorgeous views and phenomenal food.  Having spent 4 days in Myrtle Beach, I can attest to the fact that this is truly just the tip of the iceberg.  There are hundreds of fun family friendly activities, stores and restaurants up and down the boardwalk area, in South Myrtle Beach and in the low country.

Disclosure:  I was provided a press trip to Myrtle Beach to assist in writing this article however all opinions are 100% my own.

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  1. I am from South Carolina and have Visited Myrtle Beach several times, but I am sad to say that I have never been in the Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum & Aquarium or Wonder Works. We pass it all the time,but I never get a chance to go in. . Thank you so much for sharing your experience, I will have to make sure I get a chance to go these places in the future.

  2. I have not been to Myrtle Beach before! All of this looks like so much fun to do and to explore! WE have been to a Ripley’s Believe It Or Not and we loved it so much fun to see.

  3. I need to get my way over to Florida some day! My parents have been a few times, and enjoyed their time there. I want to do some outlet shopping over there, I hear it’s good 🙂 Omg how fun is that segway tour! I’ve been on a segway before when my office had one – it was super awesome.

  4. I have not been to Myrtle Beach, but I heard so much about how fun it is there. Those are definitely fun things to do. I will take note of all these, so we’ll know what we are going to do when we visit.

  5. I would LOVE to visit Myrtle Beach! I have friends who vacation there, and they always have such a good time! You picked out great family friendly activities as well – that Segway tour looks like so much fun!

  6. I have never had the pleasure of going to Myrtle Beach, but I’ve seen many people go and LOVE it. We live in Florida near the beach so I always wonder what the differences are. It looks like there are TONS more attractions here than near where I live so that’s already a plus!

  7. I have not been to Myrtle Beach Florida in years. As an ex-Montrealer, you know you would spend at least one spring break there. It looks like I need to go back.

  8. My girls (19 & 11) love to visit Myrtle Beach! Every time we go, we visit T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station at Barefoot Landing. It’s not exactly cheap, but we love getting our pictures taken holding and letting the baby tigers and monkey. One time, we even got to play with a baby wolf!

  9. TBH these are all also really appealing to a 20-something with no children! 🙂 the kid in me always comes out during vacation. I think Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Would be really fun to visit. C

  10. Excellent suggestions and they for sure are good for families, singles, couples and anyone who just wants to have a great time! I just moved to an Express Homes community in Myrtle Beach and a few of these were suggested to me before they knew I had kids! I love Myrtle Beach, such a great place.

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