Things To Do in Myrtle Beach with Kids

by Molly Horan
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is the perfect family beach town to explore the surf and sand. After you’re done in the waves, there are endless options to grab a bite, experience local culture, or relax near the ocean. Here are our favorite things to do in Myrtle Beach with kids.

Best Attractions For Kids in Myrtle Beach

Hollywood Wax Museum lets you snap a family photo with your favorite celebrity without a potential awkward ask. More than just photo opps, the museum also has interactive exhibits like a hall of mirrors.

Edvenutre Children’s Museum features hands-on exhibits on everything from veterinary care to space. General admission is $8 while kids under two get in free.

Myrtle Beach SkyWheel is more than just a massive ferris wheel— it’s a park that also includes a ropes course and a mini-golf course. Get a ticket to the wheel and enjoy the breathtaking view.

Pirate’s Voyage lets guests experience an exciting pirate tale while they enjoy their dinner. Watch as pirates battle on ships, meet mermaids, and search for treasure.

Wonderworks is a museum to play and learn. The cool, upside-down building host exhibits on everything from space to natural disasters.

Best Restaurants in Myrtle Beach for Kids

Sweet Molly’s Creamery is a family-owned shop that has been making homemade frozen treats for 15 years. There, you can sample unique flavors like Strawberry Cookie Cream and Cotton Candy Crazy.

Johnny D’s Waffles and Bakery is the go-to spot on Myrtle Beach for a savory or sugary breakfast. All kids menu items come with a drink.

Sea Captain’s House is the perfect spot for a family meal of fresh seafood. The children’s menu includes seafood classics like New England clam chowder and she crab soup.

AJ’s Pizza offers a variety of pies, including an entirely vegetarian menu. In addition to pizza, they also carry subs, pasta, and salads.

Brother’s Grill features a kids menu with options like chicken tenders and pasta. They’re known for their Italian classics including Chicken Parmesan and Chicken Alfredo.

River Street Sweets has all the old fashioned candies you grew up with (or grew up hearing about). They also carry flavored popcorn and baked goods.

Best Hotels For Kids at Myrtle Beach

Compass Cove offers a stay on the beach for the ultimate convenience. If you don’t want to hit the beach right away, you can also explore one of their 23 pools or seven hot tubs.

Marriott’s OceanWatch Villas at Grande Dunes features a palm tree-lined outdoor pool with plenty of lounge chairs. They also feature a dedicated children’s pool and a whirlpool.

Surfside Beach Oceanfront Hotel offers a spectacular ocean view from every room. Rooms also feature microwaves and mini-fridges.

The Best Outdoor Attractions For Kids in Myrtle Beach

Mt Atlanticus Miniature Golf features 18 holes to play and offers games for kids a cheap as $8. Many of the holes are beach-themed, with stunning details like a waterfall.

The Track offers go-karts and bumper boats. Admission is free, and each go-kart ride is $11.

Alligator Adventure lets you get up-close to those massive reptiles. There are more than 600 alligators on the property! See an alligator show where you can watch them be fed or head to an alligator handling session where you’ll actually be able to touch a gator.

Radical Ropes features rope courses and zip lines. Their special KidZipz is a less daunting option for kids between four and eight.

Best Parks in Myrtle Beach for Kids

Myrtle Beach State Park features campgrounds and plenty of opportunities to fish. It also offers two separate gift shops.

Grand Park Athletic Complex offers a batting cage, soccer fields, and a baseball field. After a game, you can grab a bite at one of their concession stands.

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