Things to do with Kids in Myrtle Beach

As well as exploring its miles upon miles of jaw-dropping sandy beaches, Myrtle Beach offers other fantastic seaside fun for kids.

When it comes to trip planning for your Myrtle Beach break, you want to have plenty of fun alternatives to keep the dreaded vacation boredom at bay. Luckily, this lively city has a huge menu of child-friendly entertainment.

With its gorgeous Atlantic coastline, it's no surprise that many of the best things to do in Myrtle Beach take place in and on the water. Many families choose beachfront accommodations so they can tumble out of bed and straight to the ocean.

There's also plenty of man-made fun to be had, whether your little ones love theme parks, museums, aquariums or mini golf.

Here are a few top picks for kids' activities in Myrtle Beach:

Water Activities

  • Myrtle Waves Water Park is a top family favorite, with slides, rides and pools to keep all ages entertained.
  • Don't forget to schedule in some natural beauty when you're planning a trip with kids. Myrtle Beach State Park is an ideal place to let them run wild beside the ocean.
  • You'll find loads of watersports to try, including kayaking, surfing and Jet Skiing. That should keep your little thrill seekers happy!

Adventure Activities

  • Ride the roller coasters at Family Kingdom, right on Ocean Boulevard. It's by far one of the most popular family activities in Myrtle Beach.
  • Feel the need for speed? Head to Broadway Grand Prix Family Race Park for a few laps around the winding track.
  • A must for every Myrtle Beach itinerary, Captain Hook's Adventure Golf is packed full of Neverland magic and exciting golf experiences.

Educational Activities

  • Step aboard a piece of American history at Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum in nearby Mount Pleasant. Kids can explore three impressive warships, giving them a real insight into naval life.
  • Wondering what to do in Myrtle Beach with animal-loving kids? Alligator Adventure offers an unforgettable reptile encounter.
  • Catch a glimpse of the colorful marine life living beneath the waves at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach.