9 Things to Do in Myrtle Beach with Kids

Set sail in a pirate ship.

On Blackbeard's Pirate Cruise, your kids can be pirates. Your family may ride the Intercoastal Waterway aboard a pirate ship with sword battles and water cannons.

Wander a botanical garden. 

Myrtle Beach is fantastic for beach activities, but there are many gorgeous parks and attractions nearby. For one of the area's most beautifully manicured environments, explore Brookgreen Gardens, a lush nature sanctuary with breathtaking sights.

Have a blast on Broadway at the Beach.

Broadway at the Beach may be Myrtle's most popular attraction. This vast oceanfront entertainment complex contains hundreds of restaurants, arcades, themed attractions, and shows.

Ride up into the sky.

Myrtle Beach's SkyWheel stands out. This thrilling gondola ride takes you 200 feet over the city and ocean. Nighttime SkyWheel rides with shifting hues are even more spectacular. Riding tickets are $14 for 12 and older and $9 for 9-11.

Unwind in a scenic state park.

The crowded Myrtle Beach beachfront is fun, but it may also tire you out. Does your family need a day off from gaming to reconnect with nature? Visit neighboring Huntington Beach State Park.

Win prizes at an arcade.

What's a great boardwalk without vintage arcades? Lucky for us, Myrtle Beach has plenty. Play Pac-Man at Fun Plaza's outdoor arcade or Skee Ball or Whack-a-Mole in the Boardwalk Arcade. Get as many tickets as possible to earn great rewards.

Make sand castles on the beach.

Myrtle Beach vacations must include beach time. If it's not too hot, you may read or play catch on the sand. Boogie boarding or swimming in South Carolina's warm Atlantic waters might help your youngsters cool down.

Enter the Fun Warehouse.

Fun Warehouse offers games, rides, and unique virtual experiences. This entertainment park offers an arcade, laser tag, roller skating, go-karts, and virtual reality. The bright lights, engaging music, and delicious cuisine combine for a memorable day.

See vintage pinball machines.

Are your kids (or you!) arcade and pinball fans? If so, visit the Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum. This spectacular museum has 25 classic pinball machines you can play and appreciate! Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, and Star Wars are included with the $12 museum admission.