Myrtle Beach has a lot to offer. From endless golden beaches to high-rise amenity filled resorts, this place is an excellent place to get away. And let’s face it: all parents need a little time away to recharge and reconnect–no kids allowed. To give you a head start on vacation plans, take a look at these Myrtle Beach attractions for adults. Browse through these suggestions and your vacation schedule is sure to fill up!

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Casino Cruises
Who doesn’t like to gamble a little? You’re on vacation, so win or lose, it will be fun. The Big M gaming yacht offers favorites like blackjack, craps, roulette and poker. Plus, the views along the waterway are pretty great too.

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Brookgreen Gardens
I could spend days here leisurely strolling the lush landscaped grounds and sculpture gardens. Luckily, it’s affordable to do so as Brookgreen Gardens admission is valid for seven consecutive days. Named one of the Top 10 Public Gardens in America by TripAdvisor, this attraction is the perfect combination of art, history, wildlife and has a low country setting that whispers South Carolina at every turn.

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Golf Courses
With over 100 golf courses on the Grand Strand, it’s easy to find a place to tee off. Grab your clubs, or rent some, and take to one of the famous public golf courses. There are several nationally recognized courses, included the Dye Course at Barefoot Resort which is ranked among America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses by Golf Digest.

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Myrtle Beach Boardwalk
Warm ocean breezes, endless scenic views and the beach is just steps away. All of these come together to create an ideal atmosphere at the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. Along with the southern scenery, though, is a variety of places to sit and sip. Several new bars and cafes have opened over the last few years, but my favorite places to get a drink with a view include 8th Avenue Tiki Bar, Art Sushi Burger, and Hammerhead Grill.

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Live Music
You can find an excellent showcase of talent in this beach town. From Myrtle Beach shows to live music joints, your entertainment needs will be met. Two of the best stage shows are Carolina Opry and One the Show. However, if you’re looking for something a little different you can find it here too. Head to the House of Blues to hear up and coming and popular music acts; The Bowery for a kick of country; and the Beach House for a blend of live music seven nights a week.

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Myrtle Beach SkyWheel
Take your main squeeze on a scenic tour of the Grand Strand aboard the SkyWheel. Ride day or night—the choice is yours. I prefer the day for the ocean views, but perhaps the night lights will tickle your fancy. The climate controlled enclosed gondolas make it the experience cool and comfortable year round; the perfect environment to steal a smooch!

See, it’s easy to play when the kids are away in Myrtle Beach. These Myrtle Beach attractions for adults let you indulge in some me time–something all parents need.

There’s a lot to see and do here, so check back for more tips on visiting this South Carolina vacation destination.


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.

Myrtle Beach is a fantastic place for the entire family. Kids and adults alike can have fun frolicking at the beach, playing miniature golf, strolling entertainment complexes, taking in views from the SkyWheel, dining on delicious food, and simply enjoy the many shopping and attraction options available. Need head start on what to do on your Myrtle Beach vacation? Read on to find four Myrtle Beach family activities guaranteed to keep the whole family smiling.

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The beach stretches on for miles

1) The Beach
It’s safe to say the beach is the most popular attraction on the Grand Strand, a 60-mile stretch of coastline in South Carolina. Well-maintained and with endless views, the beaches in Myrtle Beach offer plenty of activities for families: swimming, sunning, seashell hunting, boogie boarding, surfing and more. Most of the beachfront sections are claimed by Myrtle Beach oceanfront hotels, but there are also several local beach access spots. Visitors can also visit the Myrtle Beach State Park for a small fee, where access to the beach, nature trails and a fishing pier are available. Nearby Huntington Beach State Park is another great option for Myrtle Beach vacationers. Not only does it offer a gorgeous beach, that’s generally not overcrowded, there are also hiking trails and a National Landmark—Atalaya Castle—to explore.

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2) The Boardwalk
Traverse the 1.2 mile Myrtle Beach Boardwalk for breathtaking views of the ocean. Likewise, you can get a taste of the local shopping, dining and attractions here. At The Boardwalk, vacationers can take a ride on the SkyWheel, see if they believe it or not at Ripley’s Museum, breeze through the air at Myrtle Beach Zipline, play games at the Fun Plaza Family Center or take an old-fashioned photo at Wild West Old Time Photos. Afterwards, be sure to pick up some souvenirs at the Gay Dolphin Gift Cove or Surfs Up Beach Shop. All of this is sure to work up at appetite, which won’t be a problem on The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. There are almost 25 places to get a cold drink, tasty treat or full meal. Favorites include Peaches Corner, Pier 14 Restaurant and 8th Avenue Tiki Bar.

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Molten Mountain Golf

3) Miniature Golf
Vacationers will find no shortage of places to play a round of miniature golf in Myrtle Beach. Called the “Seaside Golf Capital of the World,” there are over 100 golf courses for grown-ups. In addition, there are 50 or more miniature golf courses. Nearly all Myrtle Beach mini golf courses are meticulously landscaped and adorned with tropical plants and flowers throughout warm-weather months. But what makes each one stand out is its theme. From tropical lagoons to pirate coves and volcanic islands to lost treasures, there are a myriad of ways to play in Myrtle Beach. A few of the most popular courses include Hawaiian Rumble Golf, Molten Mountain Golf, and Captain Hook’s Adventure Golf.

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4) Broadway at the Beach
Head inland for family fun at Broadway at the Beach, a sprawling entertainment complex where even more attractions, shopping and dining experiences await. Take the kids to Ripley’s Aquarium for oceanic discoveries, then visit WonderWorks for hands-on activities. A zipline over Lake Broadway, a Soar and Explore Ropes Course, nostalgic amusement rides at The Pavilion and high speed boat cruises are just a few of the other attractions at Broadway at the Beach. Strolling around the open-air complex, there are plenty of shopping opportunities. Some of the best are found at MA Fashion, Little Miss Match, Vintage House and Earthbound Trading Company. Of course, you’ll want to eat while you take in all Broadway at the Beach offers. Want just a snack? Stop by River Street Sweets. Hungry for more? Liberty Brewery, Amici’s Bistro and King Kong Sushi are all solid choices.

The Myrtle Beach family activities found on the Grand Strand offer endless fun. Visit today to see why this vacation spot is one of the best on the east coast.


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.