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


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.


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.


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.


Day 2


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.


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.


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!


Day 3


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!


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.


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

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For some visitors, enjoying the ocean waves and playing in the sand is a thrill in itself. However, for those who love to get their adrenaline pumping, the beach just doesn’t cut it. If you’re searching for an experience that will get your heart racing, visit one of the many thrill rides in Myrtle Beach during your vacation.

No matter if you’re looking for a slight thrill or a daring adventure, you’ll find it in Myrtle Beach. Check out the best thrill rides in Myrtle Beach the next time you visit.

Thrill Rides in Myrtle Beach

NASCAR Racing Experience

When it comes to thrill rides in Myrtle Beach, the NASCAR Racing Experience is one you do not want to miss. Even if you’re not an avid fan of the sport, this high-speed, heart pumping experience is unlike any other. Race through three jaw-dropping laps on a NASCAR race track in a car previously driven by icons such as Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

If you’ve ever dreamed of zooming around a NASCAR track, now is your chance!

The SkyScraper

Experiencing the SkyScraper is not for the faint of heart! This exhilarating ride whips you 170-feet in the air at a crazy 60 miles per hour. Due to the nature of the ride, it generates the same force as a jet plane pulling 4Gs. You have to have nerves of steel to ride the SkyScraper.

Those looking for intense thrill rides in Myrtle Beach will love soaring high on The SkyScraper.

The Sling Shot

I know exactly what you’re thinking. “Isn’t this the same type of ride featured in all of those hilarious YouTube videos?” The answer is, yes. If you’ve seen the videos, you know exactly what I’m talking about — so prepare yourself for an extreme ride on the Sling Shot.

The Sling Shot launches riders 300 feet in the air at up to 100 miles per hour. The most shocking part of this ride is the smoothness of the launch. While you’ll certainly feel propelled in the air, you won’t be jostled around. If you can handle the Sling Shot, one of the craziest thrill rides in Myrtle Beach, more power to you!

The Air Strike

Imagine sitting back-to-back in a free spinning vehicle with your friend. Now imagine that the same free spinning vehicle is being catapulted into the air at insane speeds, causing your vehicle to spin uncontrollably. The thrill ride you just imagined is none other than The Air Strike in Myrtle Beach. The Air Strike can reach 3.6Gs and 62 miles per hour, all while your vehicle completes randomized 360° spins. When looking for an extraordinary thrill in Myrtle Beach, ride the Air Strike — if you dare.

Thrill Rides in Myrtle Beach

Soar and Explore Zipline and Ropes Course

Would you rather enjoy a thrill ride that sends you gliding at extreme speeds over open water? If so, Soar and Explore Zipline and Ropes Course is the Myrtle Beach adventure you’ve been searching for.

You’ll find yourself soaring 50 feet above the water on a 1,000-foot-long exhilarating zipline ride with extraordinary views of Broadway at the Beach. When you’re done ziplining, you have to try the 40-foot, tropical-themed ropes course featuring 33 challenge elements and more than 3,000 ropes and cables. While you might not be spinning uncontrollably at an amusement park, completing a challenging ropes course is quite the thrill!

Myrtle Waves Water Park

With 30 water slides and attractions, Myrtle Waves Water Park is home to several thrill rides in Myrtle Beach. Since there is a ride for everyone at this water park, thrill seekers should head straight to extreme slides such as:

  • Rockin’ Ray
  • Riptide Rockets
  • Thunderbolt Speed Slides
  • Super Chute


Of course, if not all members of your party prefer extreme thrills like you do, Myrtle Waves Water Park has a lazy river and several splash areas for the little ones.


Family Kingdom Amusement Park

For classic thrill rides in Myrtle Beach, head over to Family Kingdom Amusement Park. From roller coasters to bumper cars, this amusement park is packed with rides for everyone. Whether you want to plummet down a log flume or soar on a roller coaster, you find the perfect thrill ride at this iconic amusement park.

Myrtle Beach Skywheel

While the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel doesn’t revolve at daring speeds or drop you from incredible heights, the true thrill is the sightseeing available from the top of the Ferris Wheel. This massive Ferris Wheel reaches a peak of 187-feet, providing guests with unparalleled ocean and boardwalk views. It’s simply breathtaking!

Reserve Your Ticket for the Top Thrill Rides in Myrtle Beach

Have you decided which thrill rides in Myrtle Beach you’re going to try? Be sure to purchase your ticket from Reserve Myrtle Beach to avoid the lines!


With summertime heating up, it’s time to dive into the aquatic fun at Myrtle Beach water parks. Stuffed to the gills with plunging slides, wave pools and splashable spots for tiny tykes, these attractions make a day under the South Carolina sun fun for everyone. Ready to find out more about Myrtle Beach water parks? Let’s go!

Myrtle_Waves_Water_Park_(12188)Myrtle Waves Water Park

Splash into fun at Myrtle Waves Water Park, South Carolina’s largest water park, with over 20 acres of swerves, curves, waves and chutes and more than one million gallons of water. Slide down the newest extreme water attraction, the Rockin Ray, catch a wave in the Ocean in Motion Wave Pool, get drenched at the Saturation Station kids’ play area, or catch a ride on Arooba Tooba where you never have the same swirl twice!

Wild_Water___Wheels_(001)Wild Water & Wheels

An exciting amusement park located at Surfside Beach, the 16-acre Wild Water & Wheels features a variety of thrill rides and water attractions for guests of all ages. The park features 24 slides—one of which was deemed the “best scary ride” by Southern Living Magazine—plus a 950-foot lazy river, a wave pool, bumper boats, go-karts, an 18-hole miniature golf course and other exciting family rides.

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Myrtle Beach’s only seaside amusement park, Family Kingdom’s Splashes Oceanfront Water Park offers exciting family entertainment during select times during May through September. Guests can enjoy thrilling water flume rides, speed slides, intermediate slides, a 425-foot lazy river with waterfalls, rain trees, kiddie pools and children’s play areas, and more.

These three Myrtle Beach water parks are a guaranteed good time. Be sure to reserve your Myrtle Beach water park tickets online for the hottest deals and discounts.

Grab your swimsuit and sunscreen and get ready for a great day at the park. See you at the pool!

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.

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.

The summer season will be here before you know it and that means one thing – time to go to the beach! And, there’s no better place to explore the beach than Myrtle Beach, home to more than 60 miles of pristine beaches. Plus, there are great oceanfront hotels like Beach Cove Resort to put you just steps away from the ocean.

Of course, there are other things to do in Myrtle Beach too. A golfer’s paradise, the area is home to more than 120 championship courses designed by some of the top names in golf, including Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazio and Arnold Palmer. Ocean Boulevard is also a top draw as it has an assortment of shops and attractions to explore. Fishing from Myrtle Beach piers is also a favorite pastime, as is engaging in water sports like jet skiing, parasailing and body surfing.

Attractions for kids in Myrtle Beach are also plentiful. Ripley’s Aquarium is a highlight of any visit to the Grand Strand, as it features touch tanks, an underwater tunnel and beautiful exhibits that capture the attention of the youngest vacationer. Myrtle Beach attractions like NASCAR Speedpark, Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum and Ripley’s Moving Theater are also great ways to spend time with the kids away from the beach. Myrtle Waves, the area’s largest waterpark, is another great way to spend your time on a Myrtle Beach vacation. Featuring over 20 acres of swerves, curves, waves and chutes, it’s sure to be a hit with the kids.

This summer, discover why Myrtle Beach is one of the top East Coast vacation destinations.