Top 10 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 – no matter what age – can enjoy. We’ve put together a list of our top 10 activities for families in Myrtle Beach to try during your vacation!

(1) Myrtle Beach Water Parks

The Dunes Village Resort is home to the best water park in Myrtle Beach. Our 15,000 gallon indoor water park is open year-round and is one of the best family activities in Myrtle Beach – rain or shine. Enjoy water slides, lazy rivers, pool sports and kid-friendly splash areas. Booking your stay at the Dunes Village Resort includes our amazing water park amenities, along with on-site dining so you can grab a bite to eat close to the action. If you’re looking to keep your crew outdoors, visit Myrtle Waves Water Park. With a variety of water slides, a wave pool, lazy river, plus food and shopping, it’ll fill a vacation day with buckets of fun. Have little ones? Check out Wild Water & Wheels park. It boasts an entertainment area for little guests with kiddie pools and water features, plus mini golf and a speedway for all ages.

(2) Dinner & A Show

These immersive dining experiences are sure to be some of your family’s favorite activities during your visit. You’ll have an unforgettable adventure on the high seas at Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show. Watch as pirates battle for the lost treasure all while enjoying a four-course feast! Tickets start at $66.99 for adults and $32.99 for children. Arrive early for memorable pirate and mermaid sightings and fun with live animals from the show! Be sure to make your reservations before your visit. Another mesmerizing dinner and show experience is at Medieval Times. Choose your knight and cheer him on as he takes on the challenge of becoming the defender of the throne, by her Majesty, Queen Maria Isabella. Your royal four-course meal is included with your ticket, starting at $57.95 for adults and $30.95 for children. Arrive early to be deemed knight of the realm by the queen! Be sure to make your reservations before your visit. Not in the mood for a show but still want the grub? Here’s a variety of family-friendly restaurants in Myrtle Beach!

(3) Myrtle Beach Mini GolfFamily enjoying family vacation with a round of 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!

(4) 810 Billiards & Bowling

Located in the Market Common 810 Billiards & Bowling has it all! Indulge in some friendly competition with arcade games, bowling, shuffleboard, pool tables, darts and more. Grab a bite to eat from their delicious menu while you and your family bowl a few frames. Check out their events calendar for hours and specials.

(5) Museums & Exhibits for Indoor Family Entertainment

Take a break from the sun or find a reprieve from rain with these indoor family activities in Myrtle Beach.

Hollywood Wax Museum

Spend a day with your favorite celebrities at the Hollywood Wax Museum. Hang out and snap pictures with stars like Taylor Swift, Dewayne “The Rock” Johnson, Clint Eastwood, Madonna and more! Triple your fun with two other attractions: Outbreak and Hannah’s Maze of Mirrors! Passes are $39.99 for adults and $19.99 for kids. Hollywood Wax Museum opens daily at 9:00 a.m.

Ripley’s Believe It Or Not

For a museum experience like no other, head to Ripley’s Believe It Or Not. This self-proclaimed “Odditorium” is filled with weird, wacky and have-to-see-it-to-believe-it exhibits. Bring your camera and indulge in the bizarre. There are guaranteed to be an eye-opening experience for kids and adults. The Odditorium ticket pricing includes a variety of package deals to build your adventure into the best family activity ever. Open daily at 10:00 a.m.

Rockin’ JumpA girl getting ready to rock climb at her favorite place.

Soar into fun and fly high at Rockin’ Jump trampoline park. There are open jumping areas, dodgeball, rock climbing and a ninja course to challenge your most adventurous child. Check out the scheduled time slots for tots and open jump before heading over. Ninety-minutes for toddlers is $14.99 and $20.99 for ages 5 and up.


Kids can learn while they play at WonderWorks. This educational and fun experience gives kids lots of hands-on discoveries from extreme weather and hurricanes to space exploration and scientific anomalies. There’s a theme to inspire everyone’s imagination. Pick from a variety of ticket options for WonderWorks to tailor your experience. Open daily at 10:00 a.m.

(6) Broadway at the Beach

Just a short drive from Dunes Village is Broadway on the Beach, your one stop shop for fun and entertainment! It might be impossible to name all the family friendly activities, but here are a few of favorites to give you a head start: watch the sky for fireworks shows, take in a concert, ride the zipline over Lake Broadway and pop into Dave & Buster’s. 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.

(7) Myrtle Beach SkyWheel

Treat yourselves to stunning ocean and boardwalk views on the SkyWheel. This iconic Myrtle Beach family activity is the perfect way to see the sights and snap some of your favorite vacation pictures. Choose between a 10 to 15 minute ride or a 30-minute 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 $16.99 for adults and $12.99 for children, ages 2 and under ride free. Sunrise rides and VIP gondolas are extra, see the ticket booth on site or reserve your ride online.

(8) The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & PromenadeFriends enjoying the music at the local beach concert in front of the skywheel.

The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Promenade is always the happening place to be. Entertain everyone during the “Hot Summer Nights” festival, a nightly concert series held in Plylyer Park with games and activities for the family. The Boardwalk is also home to a variety of shops offering everything from souvenirs to surf gear. There’s also countless oceanfront restaurants serving fresh seafood and pub-style eats to please even your pickiest of eaters. Stop in at the arcade too 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.

(9) Summer Beach Day Activities

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!

(10) Exotic Animal Activities Near Myrtle Beach

Learn about exotic animals and sea creatures with these two wildly fun vacation spots.

Ripley’s Aquarium

Visit Ripley’s Aquarium for a spectacular underwater view as you come face-to-face with eels, sharks and tarpons on a gliding walkway. Add-on experiences include a Penguin Encounter, a Stingray swimming experience and a Glass Bottom Boat adventure. Bundle your tickets with other Ripley’s attractions and save!

Alligator Adventure

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.

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 Resorts 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!