Top Myrtle Beach Family Activities
Two families enjoying an amazing day together at the water park. As the #1 Family Resort on the Grand Strand, we know how important it is to find family activities in Myrtle Beach that everyone in your group can enjoy, from youngsters to grandparents and even the hard-to-please teen. Keep this guide handy for the best family activities in Myrtle Beach!

Classic Myrtle Beach Family Fun

Indoor Waterpark at Dunes Village Resort in Myrtle Beach.

Hit the Beach

Our oceanfront resort in Myrtle Beach is just steps from the sparkling sand, giving your family easy access to the beach – no worries about finding beach parking. Gather up the family and hit the beach for a day of sun and sand! 

Dunes Village Resort Water Park

Guests at Dunes Village Resort enjoy access to our phenomenal on-site indoor water parks. Our oceanfront resort features TWO indoor water parks (one in each tower of the resort) and a stunning outdoor pool area with a lazy river, kids zone, and plenty of space to relax in the sun nearby. The water parks at Dunes Village Resort are only open to resort guests, so you can enjoy the amenities with a smaller crowd.

Family Kingdom Amusement Park | 300 S Ocean Blvd. | 4.8 miles from Dunes Village Resort 

Under new management in 2024, Family Kingdom Amusement Park is a top destination in Myrtle Beach for families. This seaside amusement park features 37 rides for adults and kids of all ages, from kiddie rides to thrilling coasters and go karts. One of the best parts? Only pay if you ride – entry to Family Kingdom Amusement Park is free.

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Promenade | From 14th Ave Pier to 2nd Ave Pier | 3.1 miles from Dunes Village Resort

The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is home to a variety of shops offering everything from souvenirs to surf gear, and oceanfront restaurants serving up fresh seafood and pub-style eats to please even your pickiest of eaters. Stop in at the arcade for some friendly competition and awesome prizes. Walking the Boardwalk is one of the best summer activities in Myrtle Beach and will host many of your favorite memories.

SkyWheel Myrtle Beach | 1110 N Ocean Blvd. | 3 miles from Dunes Village Resort

Treat yourselves to stunning ocean and boardwalk views on the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel. This iconic Myrtle Beach family activity is the perfect way to see the sights and snap some of your favorite vacation pictures. Choose the standard 4 revolution ride, or double your flight time with a VIP experience. The views from 200 feet are stunning and there is always something new to spot. Bring the whole family – each gondola holds six passengers – so you can enjoy this memorable ride together. Tickets start at $19.99 for adults and $12.99 for children. Ages 2 and under ride free. Looking for something special to do in Myrtle Beach? Try a Sunrise Skywheel Session! 

Broadway at the Beach | 1325 Celebrity Circle | 2.9 miles from Dunes Village Resort

Broadway at the Beach is your one stop shop for fun and entertainment in Myrtle Beach! This bustling complex offers visitors a mix of classic seaside amusements, restaurants with ocean views, souvenir shops, and live entertainment. Grab a bite to eat at one of the many scrumptious restaurants around Lake Broadway and explore the many kid-friendly shops like Build-A-Bear and I Love Sugar before you catch one of the famous Broadway at the Beach fireworks shows A trip to Broadway isn’t complete without a family visit to Ripley’s Aquarium Myrtle Beach. ​​Come face-to-face with eels, sharks, and tarpons on a gliding walkway, (carefully!) touch fun creatures in the touch tanks, and explore a variety of underwater habitats while you enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the aquarium with your family. Bundle your aquarium tickets with other Ripley’s attractions and save!  Another family favorite at Broadway at the Beach is WonderWorks Science Museum. You can’t miss it – this unique experience is created to appear upside down from outside, with palm trees “growing” down from the foundation of the building high above your head! Enter through the front doors and you’re upside down too, ready to explore and experiment with science, music, weather, and more. 

Barefoot Landing | 4898 Hwy 17 S, North Myrtle Beach | 8.1 miles from Dunes Village Resort

Barefoot Landing is North Myrtle Beach’s ultimate destination for families. This waterfront complex offers something for everyone, from shopping and restaurants to games and animal adventures. Enjoy waterfront dining, fireworks shows, top-notch shopping, and make unforgettable family memories at Barefoot Landing!

Myrtle Beach Mini Golf

Combine little putters, big obstacles and big laughs to equal an afternoon of family fun playing mini golf in Myrtle Beach. With a variety of great courses around town, mini golf one of the best Myrtle Beach activities. Get lost in the story behind each cool course from Mayday Mini Golf where you’re stranded on a tropical island to Professor Hacker’s Lost Treasure that challenges golfers to solve the riddle as they play and Spy Glass Mini Golf with a mix of creative landscapes, caves and sound effects. The best part? The silly obstacles and lucky bounces mean any golfer can win!

Explore Nature in Myrtle Beach

Brookgreen Gardens, Live Oak Allée.

Myrtle Beach State Park | 4401 S Kings Hwy | 7.8 miles from Dunes Village Resort

Explore one of the last oceanfront green spaces on the Grand Strand at Myrtle Beach State Park! This gorgeous recreation area is a top family destination in Myrtle Beach, offering plenty of space for play and exploration. Enjoy an ice cream cone from the gift shop while you walk the fishing pier and take in the views, embark on a scavenger hunt, hunt for shark’s teeth on the shores, or take a stroll through the tall oak trees and enjoy the peaceful sounds of the waves nearby. Admission to Myrtle Beach State Park is $8 for adults, $4 for children age 6 – 15, and free for kids 5 and under. 

Huntington Beach State Park | 16148 Ocean Hwy., Murrells Inlet | 22 miles from Dunes Village Resort

With miles of pristine beaches that offer the perfect space for swimming, birdwatching, fishing, and relaxing, Huntington Beach State Park in Murrells Inlet is a great option for families visiting Myrtle Beach who are willing to take a little drive in exchange for stunning beaches, the possibility of smaller crowds, and unparalleled South Carolina sunsets. Admission to Huntington Beach State Park is $8 for adults, $4 for kids 6 – 15, and free for kids 5 and under.  Huntington Beach State Park is the site of the annual Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival, one of the most popular arts festivals in the Grand Strand, every September!

Brookgreen Gardens | 1931 Brookgreen Way, Murrells Inlet | 24 miles from Dunes Village Resort

Easily one of the most popular family destinations on the Grand Strand, Brookgreen Gardens is a sculpture garden and wildlife preserve that values the history and natural beauty of this area. Explore the vast collection of sculptures placed throughout the lush property, spot wildlife, and learn more about the rich history of this South Carolina attraction. Tickets to Brookgreen Gardens are good for 7 consecutive days following purchase, so you can visit as often as you want during your Myrtle Beach vacation. Tickets are $22 for adults, $12 for kids 2 – 12, and free for kids under two. Senior tickets (age 65 and older) are $20.  Brookgreen Gardens is also home to Lowcountry Zoo, a small but mighty zoo with a variety of local wildlife to see in their natural habitats.

Kokopelli Surf Camp

Staying beachside has its perks, and you’ll appreciate just being steps from the surf and sand during your stay at the Dunes Village Resort. Take advantage of your surroundings and enjoy the sunshine with a planned family beach day. Build sandcastles, soak up the rays and, if you’re feeling adventurous, sign the family up for surf lessons at Kokopelli Surf Camp. Reserve a space for a group lesson or sign the kids up for their own camp!

Unique Family Experiences in Myrtle Beach

Action-packed advertisement for Pirates Voyage with a ship and acrobatic pirates.

Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show | 8907 N Kings Hwy. | 4 miles from Dunes Village Resort 

You’ll have an unforgettable adventure on the high seas at Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show in Myrtle Beach. Catch glimpses of mysterious mermaids and watch as pirates battle for lost treasure with exciting acrobatics, water tricks, and more, all while enjoying a four course meal pirate style! Ticket prices vary depending on seasonality and availability, but typically fall between $50 and $70 per person – make your reservations early to get the best deal. 

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament | 2904 Fantasy Way | 7.4 miles from Dunes Village Resort

Come ready to eat and cheer to Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament! You’ll be assigned a knight and color when you arrive, and that’s the knight you’ll cheer for as he jousts and competes in other feats of strength and agility against the rest of the knights to be named Champion of the Realm. Enjoy a four course dinner as the medieval folks did (with your hands!) and cheer on your knight and his horse at this dinner and a show in Myrtle Beach. Tickets are $67.95 for adults and $40.95 for kids. Check for coupons and deals before you book!

Alligator Adventure | 4604 Hwy 17 S., North Myrtle Beach | 8.9 miles from Dunes Village Resort

Check out Barefoot Landing’s Alligator Adventure reptile zoo for a 15-acre self-guided reptile zoo boasting more than 800 alligators and 200 different species like lizards, turtles, flamingoes and lemurs. Live shows daily! These exotic animal outings will be well-remembered family activities your kids will talk about for years to come. 

EdVenture Myrtle Beach | 4005 Howard Ave. | 8.2 miles from Dunes Village Resort

Looking for family fun in Myrtle Beach? EdVenture Myrtle Beach is the perfect place to foster your childrens’ imaginations, offering them the chance to play pretend in settings that they see every day in addition to hands-on exhibits and programs for all ages. From sensory play to the firefighting Dalmatian Station and many career options in between, EdVenture has an adventure for all ages Tickets to EdVenture Myrtle Beach are $10 for kids and adults. Children under two and EdVenture members are free. 

Off the Beaten Path

Classic pinball machine.

Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum | 607 27th Ave N | 2.3 miles from Dunes Village Resort

Grab the family for a trip back in time at the Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum! Voted Best Arcade in Myrtle Beach, this all-you-can-play arcade features over 25 pinball machines at a time from the museum’s collection, with playable pinball machines from the 1970s and 80s, 1990s, and 2000s. Introduce the kids to your childhood favorites and discover “new” ones together! Tickets to the Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum are $12 per person, per hour.   

Myrtle Beach Helicopter Tour 

See Myrtle Beach from a bird’s eye view with a helicopter tour. With over 40 years in the aviation industry, Oceanfront Helicopters is committed to providing safe and fun helicopter rides that exceed industry standards. Opt for a standard tour of Myrtle Beach, veer south for a view of the stunning marshlands and coastline of Murrells Inlet, soar above Myrtle Beach State Park, and more. Intro flights at Oceanfront Helicopters are $20 per person. 

Oceanfront Myrtle Beach Resort

We love Myrtle Beach in the summer, and with all of these great ideas for family friendly activities, your family will too! Whether you’re looking for indoor fun or outdoor experiences, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. These are only the top 10 ideas, there’s even more to see and do near the Dunes Village Resort to fill your Myrtle Beach vacation with nonstop, family adventures! Book your stay today at our family-friendly resort and enjoy an extensive list of on-site amenities your little ones are sure to love. From the indoor waterpark to our kids club activities, you can’t go wrong with a stay at Dunes Village Resort!