By Guest Blogger Ashley Carson
Kids of all ages love Myrtle Beach (grownups too)- and with so many amazing attractions, long stretches of beaches and family-friendly resorts, it’s easy to see why. There are plenty of things to do with kids when you go on a Myrtle Beach vacation and we’re diving into all the fun for kids ages 10 and under. Take a look at some of the best attractions and things to do along the Grand Strand.
Step out of your condo or resort and onto the sand for fun all day long! There are more than 60 miles of beautiful beaches along the Grand Strand and you could visit a different area each day of your vacation. Little ones love scavenger hunts for shark’s teeth, shell seeking and jumping over the waves. Grab a small net and bucket and have fun chasing fish along the shoreline or try your hand at surf casting. Let your little builders get busy creating drip castles with sand and water or stock up on molds to make a monstrous sandcastle. It’s so easy (and cheap) to spend hours and hours on the beach creating some of your favorite family memories.
Brookgreen Gardens, located in Murrells Inlet, is an expansive garden with its very own zoo. There you’ll find red foxes, hawks, bald eagles, goats, cows, alligators, deer and many more local species. The garden is also home to the Whispering Wings Butterfly Exhibit and the Enchanted Storybook Forest – both great for little visitors.
SkyWheel Myrtle Beach
This giant Ferris Wheel takes center stage in downtown Myrtle Beach. Enjoy views of the beautiful beaches and beyond as you soar high into the sky. The wheel is illuminated each night and offers rides daily.
South Carolina State Parks
The Grand Strand is home to two state parks – Huntington Beach State Park and Myrtle Beach State Park. They offer children’s programs throughout the year to learn about wildlife and celebrate nature. Explore the secluded beaches or visit one of the pavilions for a picnic in the trees.
Ripley’s Aquarium is one of the most visited attractions in Myrtle Beach. There your little ones can have up close encounters with stingrays and jellyfish and walk through the shark tunnel. They have live demonstrations and feedings each day and even a mermaid show.
This dinner attraction has something for everyone of all ages! Pirates perform amazing acrobatics from a real pirate ship as mermaids dangle from the skies. Enjoy a tasty meal all while watching hilarious animal acts and search for Davy Jones’ locker. Several show times are available each day.
Mini Golf in Myrtle Beach
There are dozens of mini golf courses in Myrtle Beach and who doesn’t love a little family-friendly competition? Courses offer smaller putters for tiny tots and exciting holes with all types of twists and turns. Popular mini golf courses include Mount Atlanticus Miniature Golf, Jurassic Golf, Gilligan’s Island Funland Golf and Captain Hook’s Adventure Golf.
Myrtle Beach Waterparks
There are several waterparks in Myrtle Beach that have plenty of slides and areas for younger children to enjoy. From splash pads and lazy rivers to dump buckets and wading pools, these are the perfect escape for a warm day. Popular spots include Myrtle Waves Water Park, Wild Water and Wheels and Splashes Water Park at Family Kingdom.
Indoor trampoline parks are popping up all over the Myrtle Beach area and provide hours of flips and fun. Rockin’ Jump, in the heart of Myrtle Beach, even has specific times for younger children to play without the threat of older kids around. Flip N Fly Myrtle Beach and Big Air are two new indoor parks scheduled to open in 2020.
As a tourist destination, Myrtle Beach is home to amusement parks and rides for kids young and old. Visit Family Kingdom along Ocean Boulevard for plenty of kiddie-sized rides including the frog hopper and mini boats. Broadway at the Beach has three different areas dedicated to amusement rides in Pavilion Park East, West and Central featuring rides like Myrtle Turtle, Carousels, motorcyles and teacups. OD Pavilion Park in North Myrtle Beach offers a Merry Go Round, Kiddie Swings and Bulgy the Whale.
Myrtle Beach Resorts
Now that you know which things to do in Myrtle Beach, it’s time to find a place to stay. Condo-World brings you the best in Myrtle Beach resorts and hotels that offer everything from kid-friendly accommodations with pools and water features, to cozy oceanfront condos with private balconies and easy access to attractions. These Myrtle Beach hotels offer on-site dining, family-themed activities, easy beach access and easy ways to make lasting memories with your kids for years to come.
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