Rainy days in Myrtle Beach are rare, but luckily for you, there are still many great indoor activities ready for you and your family to enjoy. From aquariums and live shows to museums and more, being indoors won’t be a bore while vacationing in Myrtle Beach. Check out our favorite things to do on a rainy day in Myrtle Beach that the entire family will enjoy.
Splish and splash at our indoor water park
Just because it’s raining doesn’t mean you can’t go for a swim! At Dunes Village Resort, our two indoor waterparks are open year-round, rain or shine, so you won’t have to travel far to find fun on a rainy day. Our oceanfront resort features multiple water slides, lazy rivers and kid-friendly splash areas. Booking your stay at the Dunes Village Resort
includes our amazing waterpark amenities
, multiple on-site dining
options, kids club
arts and crafts and tons of ways to play while staying out of the rain!
Visit Ripley’s Aquarium, an immersive indoor aquarium experience
Discover an entirely different world at Ripley’s Aquarium
, one of the best Myrtle Beach attractions for families
. Featuring thousands of species of exotic marine life, this aquarium will easily provide two or more hours of indoor family entertainment. Journey through Dangerous Reef, a moving walkway providing a spectacular underwater view of sharks, fish, eels and more! Catch a live show and enjoy an experience that’s equal parts entertainment and education. You can even stand in a lagoon with the stingrays, literally!
Jump around at Rockin’ Jump indoor park
If rain is putting a damper on your day, head to Rockin’ Jump
, Myrtle Beach’s premier indoor trampoline park. Kids jump, dunk, climb and joust their way through many indoor play zones. Rockin’ Jump is a perfect high-energy, indoor activity. From the stunt bag and rock climbing to the ninja challenge course and slam dunk zone, there are plenty of things to do at this indoor activity in Myrtle Beach
See a thrilling live show
Myrtle Beach features plenty of great theatrical performances that are awesome entertainment for rainy days. The thrilling Pirates Voyage
dinner show will have your whole family saying, “Ahoy!” Toast to an epic experience at Medieval Times
, a “knightly” show. Escape the rain and take in a stunning musical performance at The Carolina Opry
or the Alabama Theatre
. Experience live acts by famous performers of today and yesterday at Legends In Concert
. You can’t go wrong with any of these great rainy day activities in Myrtle Beach
Score big and eat great at Dave & Buster’s
Play popular arcade games, nosh on a juicy burger or cheer on your favorite football team – all this and more when you visit Dave & Buster’s
at Broadway at the Beach. Their menu includes an array of delectable food and drink options to enjoy while you play. There’s also tons of big-screen TVs for watching the best sporting event. Dave & Buster’s features everything you need to enjoy an afternoon or evening inside with loads of excitement and family fun.
Discover and explore at WonderWorks
Combining exciting hands-on exhibits with an educational twist, WonderWorks
at Broadway at the Beach is a can’t miss indoor attraction. Featuring more than 100 exhibits, there’s something for everyone while waiting out the rain. Experience hurricane-force winds, lay on a bed of nails, and discover the life of an astronaut – all in one day! You’ll even find laser tag, a glow-in-the-dark ropes course and a 6D extreme motion ride to satisfy your most active explorer.
Shop, eat, and more at the Coastal Grand Mall
The Coastal Grand Mall
has a great selection of indoor things to do in Myrtle Beach
. Shopaholics can browse apparel stores, sporting goods, home decor and accessory shops. There’s even book stores, beauty salons, a bounce house and an arcade found inside. If you or your little ones start to get hungry, swing by the food court for a quick bite to eat or enjoy sit-down dining at one of the restaurants nearby. Don’t forget to grab a sweet treat or gourmet dessert after your meal. A full day of indoor fun can be found inside.
Take tons of photos at the Hollywood Wax Museum
Strike a pose with Hollywood’s hottest stars and the Hollywood Wax Museum
. This indoor adventure will be on your A-list for a rainy day activity in Myrtle Beach
. When you’re done taking selfies with celebrities, get your pulse pumping at the other two amusements found inside. Save a princess in Hannah’s Maze of Mirrors, and survive a zombie experience in Outbreak, a haunted house like no other.
Go to the movies in Myrtle Beach
Even when you’re on vacation, going to the movies is still a treat, especially when it rains. Myrtle Beach movie theaters might be similar to those you’re used to at home, but they’re still an awesome indoor activity. Myrtle Beach has a couple of theaters to choose from so you can find times to work around your other planned family activities. The closest theaters to the Dunes Village Resort are Cinemark at Myrtle Beach
(6 miles), Grand 14 at The Market Common
(8 miles) and AMC Classic
(7 miles). Grab a large popcorn, a box of sweet treats and extra cold soda. What a fun way to spend a rainy day in Myrtle Beach with your family!
Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum
Home to 11 galleries that feature local, regional, and nationally renowned artists of various visual art media, the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum is one of the Carolina's finest visual arts museums. The exhibitions are ever-changing and visitors are bound to discover something new upon each visit. The museum also includes family friendly exhibits and offers tours. Plus, admission to the museum is free every day.
EdVenture Children’s Museum
Keep the kids entertained on a rainy day with interactive learn and play exhibits at EdVenture Children’s Museum. Located at The Market Common in Myrtle Beach, EdVenture Children’s Museum helps teach kids about aviation, space exploration, medical fields, and much more. Exhibits include the Space Climber, a supermarket, a flight simulator, an auto shop, and immersive medical offices.