When you visit Myrtle Beach for a short period of time, it is all too tempting to spend every waking moment at the beach. Although, spending all of your time at the beach means missing out on everything else Myrtle Beach has to offer — from entertaining shows to extreme thrills. Instead, maximize your vacation time and experience it all by following this itinerary for 3 days in Myrtle Beach.

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Day 1

Morning

Rise and shine! It’s time to go to the beach.

Start your 3 days in Myrtle Beach off right with a morning by the ocean. During this time of day, the weather is ideal, crowds of people haven’t poured in just yet, and it leaves plenty of time in your day for more activities. While the morning may not be as sunny as the afternoon, be sure to pack plenty of sunscreen and water for your beach excursion.

Afternoon

Pack up your beach gear and head back to your hotel or condo to prepare for an exciting afternoon along the Myrtle Beach boardwalk. With 1.2 miles of fun, restaurants, and entertainment, it’s easy to spend an entire afternoon strolling the iconic boardwalk.

To start your boardwalk adventure, grab lunch at one of the restaurants along the boardwalk such as the legendary Peaches Corner. The boardwalk has everything from a quick bite to eat to sit down restaurants.

Once you’re fueled up and ready to go, be sure to check out the multiple Myrtle Beach boardwalk attractions and entertainment, such as:

 

No matter if you love a good thrill or want to shop for souvenirs by the ocean, the boardwalk has something for everyone.

Nighttime

The best way to spend your first night in Myrtle Beach is by watching an outstanding show. Be sure to reserve your tickets for shows such as:

 

These high-quality productions are sure to blow you away. From the technology and extravagant sets to the sheer talent of the performs, tickets to a show must be part of your 3 days in Myrtle Beach.

Note that some Myrtle Beach shows also include a meal, while others do not. If your chosen show does not offer a meal, dine at one of the top oceanfront restaurants in Myrtle Beach before the curtain rises.

Between the relaxing beach and the extraordinary entertainment, I’d say the first your 3 days in Myrtle Beach will be a success.

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Day 2

Morning

Once again, spend your morning at the beach. Soak up the sun, splash in the water, or go for a stroll along the beach — whatever suits you! If you’re an early riser, I highly recommend watching the sunrise from the beach. It’s a sight you’ll never forget.

Afternoon

After you’ve gotten your beach fix in for the day, it’s time to explore Broadway at the Beach. Home to a wide variety of entertainment, attractions, restaurants and shopping, this Myrtle Beach treasure is sure to be a highlight of your trip.

Since you probably worked up an appetite from your morning on the beach, you’ll want to stop at a restaurant first. From Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville to Original Shucker’s Raw Bar, finding the perfect place to eat is easy at Broadway at the Beach.

For a thrill, check out the Soar & Explore Zipline and Ropes Course. Kids and adults alike will love zipping above Lake Broadway at incredible speeds. Between the ropes course and the zipline, guests will conquer 33 challenge elements and soar 50 feet in the air.

If you’re an adrenaline junkie, head over to the Broadway Grand Prix for continued fun. Zoom around a go-kart track, scale a rock climbing wall, and scream your head off on the Skycoaster thrill ride!

Other popular Broadway at the Beach attractions include Ripley’s Aquarium, WonderWorks, and the Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center.

With so many things to do and see at Broadway at the Beach, my advice is to choose your top three activities and purchase tickets in advance through Reserve Myrtle Beach. You’ll skip the lines for the ticket booth and head right into the attraction, ultimately saving you time and money.

Nighttime

If visiting during baseball season, you have to go to a Myrtle Beach Pelicans game. From in-game activities for the little kids to classic ball game food and fun for the adults, you don’t want to miss a Myrtle Beach Pelicans game. Plus, the stadium is located right at Broadway at the Beach for added convenience.

For those who visit Myrtle Beach during baseball’s offseason, why not spend the night playing a round of mini-golf? Dragon’s Lair Fantasy Golf is located right at Broadway at the Beach for those who prefer to grab a bite to eat and continue enjoying all the area has to offer. If you’ve exhausted your time at Broadway at the Beach, check out these entertaining mini-golf courses as well:

 

Your 3 days in Myrtle Beach are coming to an end so capture as many memories as you can!

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Day 3

Morning

Instead of spending your morning at the beach, you’ll want to fill up on a hearty breakfast today. Trust me, you’ve got a lot in store on your last day in Myrtle Beach. If your Myrtle Beach hotel offers a continental breakfast, eat up!

One of the well-kept secrets about Myrtle Beach is the expansive list of delicious breakfast restaurants. No matter if you want pancakes or a massive omelet, you’ll find exactly what you’re hungry for in Myrtle Beach.

Once you’ve fueled up for the day, it’s time for the fun!

Afternoon

During the late morning or early afternoon, make your way to Family Kingdom Amusement Park for seaside thrills and excitement! Family Kingdom Amusement Park is home to more than 35+ rides (and growing), exhilarating entertainment, a water park, and so much more. With so much to do, it’s easy to spend your entire morning and afternoon here.

If time permits, continue your day of adventure by visiting one of Myrtle Beach’s many water parks. Of course, Family Kingdom’s Splashes Water Park is right across the street, but you can enjoy water slides and lazy rivers at Wild Water & Wheels and Myrtle Waves Water Park as well.

Nighttime

Once the sun sets, your 3 days in Myrtle Beach will come to a close. Wrap up your beach vacation by taking your family and friends to the beach for a picnic dinner. You’ll watch the sunset over the ocean, enjoy each other’s company, and toast a vacation well spent in Myrtle Beach. Of course, if you don’t mind the chilly water, hop in the ocean for one last swim!

Plan Your 3 Days in Myrtle Beach

Whether you plan to enjoy a full week or a quick 3 days in Myrtle Beach, Reserve Myrtle Beach is your resource for vacation savings. Be sure to check for discounted tickets, bundled hotel packages, and more before your beach vacation!

 

Looking for the perfect place to bring your family on vacation? Look no further than the Grand Strand. There are plenty of things to do for kids in Myrtle Beach! Play in the sand and surf of the beach, amuse yourself at one of hundreds of attractions or even see an entertaining show. There are so many kid-friendly options available, I’ve narrowed down the options to help with your vacation planning.

Myrtle Beach Family Vacations
Take a look at these 10 ten things to do for kids in Myrtle Beach:

Ripley_s_Aquarium_(004)1) Ripley’s Aquarium

What child doesn’t love looking at live under the sea? You can dive into an ocean of fun at this Broadway at the Beach attraction. Hands-on Ripley’s Aquarium experiences let you touch a string ray and horseshoe crabs, while the Living Gallery provides an in-depth look at aquatic species you’ve probably never even heard of. The most popular exhibit is the Shark Tunnel which offers an engaging look at species such as sharks, eels and stingrays. Special mermaid shows are performed throughout the year, too, adding
even more to see and do.

Myrtle_Beach_Skywheel__(89995)2) SkyWheel

Take your kids on a trip aboard the giant Myrtle Beach SkyWheel for a birds-eye-view of the coast. Located on the oceanfront Boardwalk, the SkyWheel offers endless views of the Grand Strand during the day and really showcases the night lights of the town when you take an evening ride. You and your family will rise high above the Atlantic Ocean, all in a climate controlled gondola, take in panoramic views of your surroundings. Day or night, kids love this attraction.

Family_Kingdom_Amusement_Park_(017)3) Family Kingdom

A Grand Strand tradition for over 40 years, Family Kingdom offers classic family-friendly amusement at affordable prices. The seaside amusement park has over 30 rides, including the Swamp Fox Roller Coaster, bumper cars, a carousel, log flume ride, traditional carnival attractions and even carnival games. Plus, there is the Family Kingdom Oceanfront Waterpark is located right next door.

Pirates Voyage Kid Pirate4) Pirates Voyage

This show is full of fun, feast and adventure! Bring your kids to the Pirates Voyage pre-show and they’ll have time to get dressed up as a pirate or mermaid before you attend the actual show. Get ready, because this Dolly Parton production features two full-sized pirate ships in a 15-foot deep indoor lagoon providing a unique stage for its talented performers. Watch as live animals such as seals, acrobats, mermaids and unruly pirates battle it out on the high seas for Davy Jones’ lost treasure. A delicious dinner is served
too, so you can enjoy a bountiful feast while you attend the show.

Mini Golf ThinkstockPhotos-784939085) Mini Golf

When you’re in Myrtle Beach you’ll spot a mini golf course around every turn. Stop at one for a fun round of play and a little family-friendly competition. Outdoor courses abound, although there are a few indoor courses perfect for a rainy day or even a cool option when you’ve had enough sun. Each Myrtle Beach minigolf course has its own theme too, ranging from buccaneers searching for treasure to deserted islands spewing volcanoes.

WonderWorks MB6) WonderWorks

Known as an amusement park for the mind, WonderWorks is a true playground for the imagination. It’s a great way to take a break from the Myrtle Beach heat. Plus, it entertains kids for hours making it a great value for families. There are over 100 hand-on activities and exhibits, a laser tag area, and ropes course creating numerous ways to play indoors. Some of the most popular WonderWorks attractions for kids is the Anti-Gravity Tunnel, 360 Xtreme Bikes, Roller Coaster Simulators, and Bubble Lab.

Brookgreen_Gardens_(018)7) Brookgreen Gardens and Zoo

You may not think Brookgreen Gardens is a good option for kids, but think again! The Myrtle Beach sculpture garden features a zoo with baby otters, goats, bald eagles, horses and other native species as well as a butterfly garden. Kids also love the daily animal programs at Mother Nature’s Café and Enchanted Storybook Forest, where each house is based on a classic children’s story or nursery rhyme and has fun interactive elements such as swings, climbing walls, monkey bars and more.

Hollywood_Wax_Museum_Myrtle_Beach_(80993)8) Hollywood Wax Museum 

Become a star at the Hollywood Wax Museum, an interactive musuem with numerous photo ops. The two-story venue showcases uncanny replicas of top stars, including Robert DeNiro, Julia Roberts, Robert Downey, Jr. and more, ideal for groups and families of all ages to enjoy together. Kids love to interact with the props while getting their pose on with their favoirte characters and actors.

Medieval_Times_Dinner___Tournament_(55416)9) Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

Escape to the dark ages at Medieval Times, where knights ruled the land and scores were settled through jousting, swordsmanship and ancient weaponry battles. Kids love this show as they get to cheer their knight on to victory while watching them contend in chivalrous competitions. Arrive early and you can meet the King and his daughter, the Princess, as well as participate in pre-show activities. Come hungry, too, because a hearty medieval meal is served. These are the dark ages though, so you eat your
meal with your hands!

Wild_Water___Wheels_(001)10) Waterparks

When you’ve had enough fun in the sand and surf of the beach, head to Myrtle Beach waterparks. It’s a fun way to add even more aquatic fun to your beach vacation. Plus, kids will be entertained for hours on thrilling attractions, awesome splash zones and kid-themed lagoons. Parents will love adult lounge pools, lazy rivers and controlled wave pools. Two of the best options are Wild Water &Wheels and Myrtle Waves.


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.