5 Family Friendly Fun Activities to do in Myrtle Beach, SC

We spent Spring Break this year in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This trip was our return trip to Myrtle Beach to really get to know the area better this time and we did and can’t wait to go back!

There is so much to do in Myrtle Beach, but I think the activities we picked were perfect for our family (and most families) and still gave us some down time to relax on vacation.

Our Top 5 Suggestions for What To Do in Myrtle Beach are:

  1. The BEACH! The Beach! the beach. That could be the only place you visit during your entire vacation and still have a great time, especially if you’re camping at a campground that is only steps away from the beach. Myrtle Beach is a very nice beach and you could easily spend a day here or just bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the beautiful scenery. It seems to be a great beach to find some cool shells at too.
  2. Brookgreen Gardens: Brookgreen Gardens is a great combination of gardens, zoo and history along with TONS of great play spaces and activities for kids. We purchased a Groupon for this a few months before we left for our trip and it was a great deal. So give Groupon a check if you’re planning to head there. Normally the cost of admission is $16 for adults and $8 for children 4-12. (Save $1 if you buy your tickets online) The cool thing about this place is your ticket is good for 7 consecutive days, so you could certainly go back a few times while you’re on vacation. We really enjoyed our visit at the Gardens and would definitely go back.
  3. Ripley’s Aquarium. This place really surprised me. I’m not a big Ripley’s Believe It or Not kind of person but this aquarium was great. (This is one of those times we asked a local what there is to do in the area and we lucked out with a great suggestion) We purchased our tickets online the night before we went to save a few dollars. We really enjoyed the aquarium. I found it to be just the right size not overwhelmingly big and not to small that  you feel like you paid to much. There is also a play area for the kids on the bottom floor so that was pretty cool for Liam to run around in. The cost of admission is around $27 for adults and $16 for kids.
  4. Visit the Myrtle Beach State Park. Have a picnic, checkout the beach and hike a trail.
  5. Have lunch along the water in Murrells Inlet. This is the “Seafood Capital” of South Carolina where you can eat seafood fresh from the docks. We ate at The Claw House and enjoyed a tasty seafood lunch. (We enjoyed it so much I didn’t take the time to snap any photos)

So those are our top 5 picks of things to do in Myrtle Beach. We had a great vacation and can’t wait to make our way back there someday hopefully soon. I hope our list has given you some ideas of what to do on your next vacation in Myrtle Beach or even convinced you to go check it out for the first time. We camped at the Myrtle Beach State Park and you can read all about that here.

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Have you ever been to Myrtle Beach? What would you add to this list?

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