One of the most enjoyable qualities about Myrtle Beach is the friendly, hometown feel it has. Everywhere you go you’re bound to be greeted with a warm smile and that infamous Southern hospitality. But, it’s more than just the people that gives Myrtle Beach this hometown feeling, it’s also the importance of the family that so many of the area’s attractions value so much. For a great family vacation, check out some of these family-friendly Myrtle Beach attractions:
When looking for family-fun, it’s no secret that one of the top spots—and has been for more than 45 years— is Family Kingdom Amusement park. Located in the heart of Myrtle Beach, this free-admission, seaside amusement park provides kids of all ages with non-stop entertainment and thrills. Families visiting the park have the option to purchase an unlimited ride wristband or individual tickets for over 35 thrill rides, family rides, and kiddie rides. Throughout the park there are a number of games to play and live entertainment to been seen, along with plenty of funnel cake and cotton candy vendors.
Myrtle Beach State Park
Enjoy a quiet day with the family while walking the wooded trails or sandy beaches of Myrtle Beach State Park. Stretching over 312 acres, this state park has plenty of room to run and explore. Visitors can also rent fishing gear and cast a line from the end of the park’s pier. Want to teach the kids about nature and wildlife? Myrtle Beach State Park has a number of fun and interactive educational events for the whole family. Learn from the rangers about the environment while working together as a team to complete a scavenger hunt. Or, learn about the wildlife during snake feeding time or Sharks! event.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans
With at least one home game a week during the summer, a trip to TicketReturn.com stadium to catch a Myrtle Beach Pelicans baseball game is a surefire way create long-lasting memories with the family at an affordable price. This semi-pro baseball team provides fans with major league entertainment. In addition to the game, visitors can arrive early for a meet and greet with the players and stay after when children 12 and under get the chance to hit the field and run the bases. Enjoy daily promotions like $2sday Brewsday and $1 wiener Wednesdays. Also, check their schedule online for special a list of dates offering a post-game fireworks show by East Coast Pyrotechnics. A night out at the ballgame is guaranteed to be a homerun for the whole family.
If you’re in Myrtle Beach or looking to plan a trip, there is no way around hearing about Broadway at the Beach. Packed with tons of things to do like rides, mini golf, and even an aquarium, you could spend every day of your vacation here. But, if you want a more unique family-fun experience, head over to the WonderWorks Museum at Broadway at the Beach. One of only six in the nation, this upside down interactive museum allows visitors the chance to get hands on. Stand inside the hurricane shack and experience the wind speed of a category 1 hurricane or climb into the cockpit of a Space Shuttle Discovery and see if you can successfully land on the runway. You can even test your limits with one of the physical challenges, like MindBall or the bed of nails. With exhibits that the whole family can enjoy, WonderWorks is a great way to spend the afternoon at Broadway.
When it comes to a family night out, Myrtle Beach has a long list of live shows to choose from, but one of the best action-packed family shows in the area is without a doubt Pirate’s Voyage. This dinner show will have you on the edge of your seat. Watch as the Crimson and Sapphire pirates battle it out aboard two huge indoor pirate ships. Soaring through the air, these skill acrobats swing from ship to ship engaging in jaw-dropping, choreographed sword fights. Walking the planks and plunging into the lagoon, it is a fight to the finish for these high-sea buccaneers. With non-stop excitement, it’ll be hard to look away long enough to enjoy your meal. After the show, shop the pirate gift shop for your swords, hats, eye patches, and all the other gear needed for your little mateys to set out in search of their own treasure.
All of these attractions and more are guaranteed to make sure that your family trip to Myrtle Beach is a trip everyone will remember for years to come.