25+ Things To Do in Myrtle Beach with Kids


Famous for its 60-mile-long stretch of sandy beaches, Myrtle Beach in South Carolina is ideal for families looking to soak up some sun and enjoy the beach activities. If you are looking for things to do in Myrtle Beach with kids, look no further.

GoWhee App has gathered a list of the best kid-friendly places recommended by local parents and traveling families.

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Alligator Adventure in Myrtle Beach. Photo by @Lewisfamcost2coast

25+ Things To Do in Myrtle Beach with Kids

1. See Your Favorite Celebrities at the Hollywood Wax Museum

You might not be able to meet your favorite celebrities in person, but the sculptures at the Hollywood Wax Museum are the next-best thing!

Key Information: $32.99/$17.99 – Stroller friendly – Discounts available

Good To Know: An all-attraction pass is only $3 more and gets you into two more fun attractions.

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2. Get Face To Face with Alligators

Alligators are awesome, and at Alligator Adventure you can get face to face with these ancient predators, including a super rare albino alligator and many other animals

Key Information: $32.99/$22.99 – Food onsite – Stroller friendly

Good To Know: Don’t forget to say hi to Bob, the family-favorite tailless alligator! She was born at the park without a tail and has been greeting guests since 1997.

3. Race Your Family at Broadway Grand Prix

Kids love go-karts, and when you race with your whole family at Broadway Grand Prix race park, you’ll have the fastest fun in Myrtle Beach.

Key Information: Passes start at $37 – Kids must be 40 inches or taller – Kiddie rides available for kids too short to drive

Good To Know: After your race, relax with some mini golf at one of the park’s two courses.

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4. See Native Wildlife at Brookgreen Gardens Lowcountry Zoo

The Brookgreen Gardens are home to a sculpture park, botanical gardens, and zoo, where you can meet native wildlife like endangered red wolves, river otters, and more.

Key Information: $20/$10 – Food onsite – Stroller friendly

Good To Know: Tickets are good for 7 consecutive days of admission to the whole park.

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5. Splash in the Atlantic on the Grand Strand

Myrtle Beach is located on a stretch of coastline called the Grand Strand and is known for its beaches. You can’t visit this vacation destination without playing in the Atlantic Ocean!

Key Information: FREE beach access in many locations – 114 different beach access points – Many beaches have snacks and services

Good To Know: If anyone in your party needs a beach wheelchair, both North and South Myrtle Beach have free wheelchairs available.

6. Eat Some Ice Cream While Exploring the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

Nothing says “summer magic” like eating ice cream on a beach boardwalk. Mad Myrtle’s has been serving scoops for twenty years, and their classic and innovative flavors are sure to please.

Key Information: Dairy-free options – Wheelchair accessible – Prices vary

Good To Know: The staff goes out of their way to accommodate allergies– they’ll open up a new tub and use new scoopers for people with nut allergies, for instance.

>>> Find tons of sweet shops, recommended by local parents, here.

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7. Spend a Day at Myrtle Waves Water Park

Kids love water parks, and when you splash in the wave pool or ride the slides at Myrtle Waves Water Park, you’ll see why.

Key Information: Admission starts at $27 – Food onsite – Restrooms with changing tables available

Good To Know: The park has a Friday special– from 3 PM until 8 PM, tickets are only $15.

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8. Play on a Dinosaur-Themed Mini Golf Course

Mini golf is classic family fun, and Myrtle Beach has a super cool dinosaur-themed mini golf course that will have you roaring with laughter and fun.

Key Information: All-day pass is $15.50 – Best for kids at least 36 inches tall – Snacks available

Good To Know: The parent company frequently has coupons available!

9. Explore Exotic Sealife at Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach 

Visiting the marine life at Ripley’s Aquarium is the perfect activity for a rainy day at Myrtle Beach. Meet sharks, penguins, rays, and more! Don’t miss the glass-bottom boat tour, either– only 3 inches of glass separates you from the water. It’s the best way to see the sharks!

Key Information: Adult admission is $39.99 – Stroller friendly – Restrooms with changing tables

Good To Know: Kids love the Breakfast With A Mermaid program.

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The touch Tank at Ripley's Aquarium Myrtle beach. Photo by @Lewisfamcoast2coast

10. See a Live Show at Medieval Times

Watch brave knights joust as you eat a feast fit for a king at Medieval Times! Afterward, say hello to the beautiful horses or check out the museum of torture if you’re brave enough!

Key Information: $65.95/$38.95 – ADA accessible – Kids under 3 are free

Good To Know: Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free meals are available. 

11. Spend a Rainy Day at Fun Warehouse

There’s a ton of family-friendly fun at the Fun Warehouse! Bounce on inflatables, race on go-karts, play laser tag, and so much more! You can spend half an hour or all day, depending on what your family likes doing.

Key Information: Priced per activity – Food onsite – No outside food or drinks allowed

Good To Know: The inflatables and soft play activities require socks– don’t forget yours!

12. Explore an Award-Winning Playground

Savannah’s Playground is a safe place for every child to play to their heart’s content. It features soft surfaces and accessible play for kids with and without disabilities. Everyone is welcome at Savannah’s Playground!

Key Information: FREE – Water bottle refill stations available – Four bathrooms with changing stations

Good To Know: Savannah’s Playground is closed on Tuesday mornings until 12:00 PM for maintenance.

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13. Ride the Myrtle Beach Skywheel

See everything from nearly 200 feet up in the air on one of Myrtle Beach’s most popular attractions. The Myrtle Beach Skywheel gives you incredible views from climate-controlled gondolas. 

Key Information: $16.99/$12.99 – Each flight is about 30 minutes – Fully wheelchair/scooter accessible

Good To Know: For a one-of-a-kind experience, do the early morning Sunrise Flight. You’ll get to see the sunrise over the water and enjoy an assortment of tasty pastries and coffee.

Myrtle Beach Skywheel.
Myrtle Beach Skywheel Photo by @Lewisfamcoast2coast

14. Go On a Pirate Ship Adventure

Avast, me hearties! Take your whole crew on their very own pirate ship adventure with Blackbeard’s Pirate Cruise, where your little scallywags will search for treasure, have a swordfight, and take part in a water cannon battle!

Key Information: Tickets start at $28 for adults – Cruise lasts 60-90 minutes – Bring your own beverages

Good To Know: Even though you’ll be sailing on the calm waters of the intercoastal waterway, Blackbeard’s Pirate Cruise is still on a ship. This means that you should definitely pack a folding stroller– a big stroller won’t be safe to take aboard.

15. Enjoy a Pirate-Themed Dinner Show

The coast of South Carolina was once home to dozens of pirate vessels, and the Pirates Voyage dinner show pays homage to the seafarers of yore. Enjoy a four-course feast while Blackbeard and Calico Jack lead their pirate ships in battle!

Key Information: $69.99/$34.99 – Allergy-friendly dining options available – ADA Accessible

Good To Know: The dining facility cannot accommodate strollers or car seats.

16. Play 36 Holes at Mt. Atlanticus Minotaur Goff

Mt. Atlanticus is a 36-hole mini golf course featuring dramatic sea life, waterfall caves, and so much more. Both the Minotaur and the Conch courses feature fun hole design and creative decor– and once you get to the mountaintop golf huts, an amazing view of Myrtle Beach!

Key Information: All-day play for $12 – Fully ADA/stroller accessible – Food nearby

Good To Know: If you get a hole-in-1 on the 19th hole, you get your picture on the wall and free mini golf for life!

Mt Atlanticus Minotaur Golf
Mt Atlanticus Minotaur Golf in Myrtle Beach. Photo by @Lewisfamcoast2coast

17. Enjoy a Scenic Walk in Myrtle Beach State Park

The beautiful Myrtle Beach State Park is home to beautiful beaches and an amazing fishing pier. You can fish, camp, birdwatch, or just enjoy some of nature’s finest views. 

Key Information: $8 admission – Leashed pets allowed – Grilling allowed

Good To Know: The two stores in the park have free wi-fi.

18. Get Busy Learning at WonderWorks

At WonderWorks, kids can explore and play and have the time of their lives in an upside-down building. They’ll never realize that they’re learning about the wonders of nature!

Key Information: $31.99/$25.99 – Ropes course minimum height is 42 inches – Wear closed-toe shoes

Good To Know: WonderWorks offers an online discount!

19. Ride the Coasters at Family Kingdom Amusement Park

Enjoy one of Myrtle Beach’s most family-friendly amusement parks, Family Kingdom! There are plenty of rides for little kids, big kids, and kids at heart.

Key Information: Unlimited rides for $32.95 – Individual ride tickets also available – Stroller friendly

Good To Know: There is no admission fee– you only pay if you’re going to ride.

20. Be Amazed at Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!

Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! in Myrtle Beach is home to over 200 mind-boggling exhibits, featuring oddities, art, and amazing pieces of natural history. You and your kids can explore the bizarre and marvel at the mysterious at the Myrtle Beach Odditorium.

Key Information: $24.99 adults/$14.99 kids – Stroller friendly – Plan for at least an hour.

Good To Know: Don’t miss the life-size metal T. rex– your dino-loving kids will insist on getting a picture with it!

21. Visit the “Apple Store” of Candy

I LOVE SUGAR is an incredible candy store that’s more than just a shop– it’s a candy experience. Kids can make their own candy mixes with every kind of candy imaginable. You can get the world’s largest gummy bears and gummy worms, vintage candy, and candy in shapes beyond your wildest dreams. Gummy pickles anyone?

Key Information: FREE to visit – Candy costs money – The store can get crowded, so not always stroller-friendly 

Good To Know: Definitely eat first so that you aren’t shopping here hungry– after all, this is all candy!

22. Enjoy a Unique Shopping Experience at Barefoot Landing

Barefoot Landing is a unique, popular dining and shopping experience that’s a must-do destination in Myrtle Beach. It’s home to dozens of shops, restaurants, and family attractions like a vintage carousel and the musical acts at the Alabama Theater.

Key Information: FREE – Stroller friendly – Lots of dining options

Good To Know: Register for a free Preferred Member Card to save at multiple locations within Barefoot Landing.

23. See Vintage Attractions at The Pavilion Nostalgia Park

Once upon a time, the Myrtle Beach Pavilion was the premiere Myrtle Beach attraction. Even though the park is closed, the fun lives on at the Pavilion Nostalgia Park, where visitors can ride the original 1912 carousel and many other rides.

Key Information: FREE admission – Pay by ride – Food onsite

Good To Know: The food at the park is carnival snack style– but there are plenty of nearby restaurants for a more substantial meal.

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24. Cool Off at Wild Water & Wheels 

What do you do when one kid wants to play mini golf, one kid wants to visit the water park, and one kid wants to race go-karts? Simple!
You go to Wild Water and Wheels, Myrtle Beach’s premier location for family fun. There are even kiddie rides for the smallest family members. Everyone will have a great time at Wild Water and Wheels!

Key Information: Admission starts at $26.99 for people 48 inches and up/$16.99 for kids 47 inches and under – Food onsite – Restrooms with changing stations

Good To Know: Admission discounts available– find the admissions package that’s right for you!

25.  Get Some Energy Out at the Ultimate Trampoline Park

Get those jiggles out at the Rockin’ Jump Trampoline Park! Voted the best trampoline park in the state, Rockin’ Jump is tons of fun for the whole family. 

Key Information: All-day pass is $25.99 – Food onsite – Socks required

Good To Know: Rockin’ Jump has special hours and pricing for toddlers-only safe play.

>>> Discover more indoor fun places for kids of all ages, here.

26. Check Out the Batting Cages at Hawaiian Rumble

Hawaiian Rumble Mini Golf is home to some of the best mini golf in the Myrtle Beach Area– but it’s also home to some of the best batting cages, too! Let your little sluggers have fun going up against the Iron Mike pitching machines.

Key Information: $3 per token – 1 token gets you 15 pitches – Fastpitch and slowpitch softball and baseball available

Good To Know: This attraction is best for kids who already know how to hit.

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