Searching for somewhere to take the family that’s fun, affordable and entertaining? Look no further than Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This vacation destination hugs 60 miles of gorgeous, sun-soaked coastline—ideal for when you need to bust out of the winter blues. Not to mention, Myrtle Beach has family-friendly attractions, scenic sights, unique restaurants and much, much more. To help you plan your getaway, follow these Myrtle Beach Spring Break vacation ideas for families.
During Myrtle Beach Spring Break season, the temperatures aren’t always warm enough to truly enjoy the sun and surf of the beach. That said, it’s still totally worth it to stay at the beach. You can wake up and watch the sun rise over the ocean, go for a relaxing stroll on the beach with your family, search for seashells and build sandcastles, and dip your toes into the cool water of the ocean. Ideally, the sun heats up the Grand Strand so you can work on your tan a bit too!
Stay Where You Play
One thing Myrtle Beach resorts do extremely well is cater to kids. Extensive in their amenities, families can be entertained for hours (even days) without having to leave their hotel grounds. Some of the best family-friendly Myrtle Beach resorts include Landmark Resort, Sea Watch Resort, Captain’s Quarters, Springmaid Beach Resort and Compass Cove Resort. These properties have endless aquatic amenities, from lazy rivers to spouting submarines and pirate ships, on-site restaurants serving kid staples like pizza and burgers, mini-golf courses, bowling, and kid’s club activities. They ensure your kids keep busy so there’s never a moment of “Mom, I’m bored!”
Take in the Local Talent
There’s no shortage of shows to see in Myrtle Beach, with local theaters hosting top notch entertainers and productions. Hands-down, the best Myrtle Beach show for families is Pirate’s Voyage. Take to the high seas with your crew as you watch two pirate crews battle it out for the ultimate treasure. Before the show, boys and girls can get made-up as pirates and mermaids, learn how to speak like a pirate and watch as trained seals performing some pretty cool tricks. Another captivating Myrtle Beach show perfect for kids is Medieval Times, a spectacle of jousting, swordplay, horsemanship, and falconry that includes a meal fit for a king.
Get Interactive at Family-Friendly Attractions
Myrtle Beach is packed with interactive attractions that engage the whole family. Visit Ripley’s Aquarium to explore life under the seas. Go to WonderWorks to experience hands-on activities that are ideal edutainment. At Broadway Grand Prix can race to the finish line, play arcade games, mini-golf and more. For even more classic excitement, head to Family Kingdom. This seaside amusement park boasts throwback attractions, carnival games, and county-fair style rides. Plus, admission is free—you only pay for what you play and ride. And that’s just the beginning of the things to do in Myrtle Beach.
Use these Myrtle Beach Spring Break ideas to inspire your own family getaway.
Ashley is Reserve Direct’s travel expert, visiting Myrtle Beach to find the best travel tips, money-saving deals and insider information. With over 10 years of experience in first-hand-travel adventures, she shares her stories, advice, and current events to help you stay in the know.