Things to do in MYRTLE BEACH with kids

BBQs, beaches (over 200 miles!), and that sweet tea southern hospitality…South Carolina has fun, charm, wildlife, history and culture. Mix that with great places to go with kids and you get some pretty amazing family days out!

Want to delve straight into the charming culture of this peach loving state? Get out with the attractions like Classic Carriage Tours that will really give you an insight into the history of stunning Charleston.

Rich history oozes from the state, so transport kids back in time with places like the Revolutionary War Site, the spoooooky Old Exchange and Provost Dungon and the Civil War’s Fort Sumter National Monument.

Did we mention the amazing wildlife? Kids will love seeing those true southern snappy beasts at Alligator Adventure, or they can get out to spot some amazing wildlife like dolphins with Barrier Island Ecotours. There are even safaris! (Check out Hollywild Animal Park!)

There are plenty of state parks with adventurous activities like hiking and kayaking to be enjoyed, super splash-tastic water parks to cool down in and theme parks to get those THRILLS! 

Get ready to be welcomed with open arms!

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  • Barefoot Landing

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    North Myrtle Beach

    Live shows, big name entertainment and great attractions, including one of the largest reptile parks in the world, a carousel and 7D cinema! An entertaining experience at Myrtle Beach for kids!

  • Adventure Falls Golf

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    Myrtle Beach

    Two great miniature golf courses with cascading waterfalls, trees, a castle and caverns to play up, over and down, there is plenty of opportunity to get in trouble and to have some laughs at the same ...

  • Pavilion Nostalgia Park

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    Myrtle Beach

    A collection of classic rides from the Pavilion Amusement Park, like the famous Herschell-Spillman Carousel, Wave Rider, adult and kiddie Pirate Rides, and the Caterpillar, Dune Buggy, Boat and ...

  • Ripleys Haunted Adventure

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    (1 miles) Myrtle Beach

    10,000 sq ft of Haunted Adventure in Myrtle Beach, where you can scream as loud as you can...but you might not be heard! Great fun for over 6s at Ripleys

  • Family Kingdom

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    (1 miles) Myrtle Beach

    More than 35 rides await in this family friendly, old-time amusement park right by the sea!

  • NASCAR SpeedPark

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    (1 miles) Myrtle Beach

    7 Exciting tracks - 2 NASCAR Themed Miniature Golf Courses - NASCAR Silicon Motor Speedway - Kiddie Rides - Speed Bumper Boats

  • Childrens Museum of South Carolina

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    (2 miles) Myrtle Beach

    Exhibits will immerse children in exciting experiences, including the Kidz Medical Center, Doctor Molar's Dental Office, Learn to Drive VW, Bubble Mania, It's Electric, USS Kids-A-Float, Magic School ...

  • MagiQuest

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    (2 miles) Myrtle Beach

    MagiQuest is an indoor, live-action, adventure, role-playing game for kids of all ages. With a magic wand in hand, you'll explore an enchanted kingdom and participate in the ultimate quest as you ...

  • Dragons Lair Fantasy Golf

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    (2 miles) Myrtle Beach

    Dare to get medieval with this challenging adventure golf course filled with magical castles, fire breathing dragons and 36 holes!

  • IMAX Discovery Theater

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    (2 miles) Myrtle Beach

    IMAX 3D experience in an attraction that takes you places ordinary movies can't. You'll see stunning, crystal-clear 3D images projecting from an enormous screen, and experience unparalleled sound ...

  • Myrtle Waves Water Park

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    (2 miles) Myrtle Beach

    Experience one of South Carolina's largest water parks, with 20 acres of swerves, curves, waves and chutes and more than one million gallons of water!

  • Ripleys Aquarium

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    (2 miles) Myrtle Beach

    A $40 million, state-of-the-art, 87,000 square-foot aquarium experience, located at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. It is South Carolina's most visited attraction, where guests ...

  • Outbreak!

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    (2 miles) Myrtle Beach

    "Dread The Undead!" at this exciting zombie filled experience where you have to rid the world of the Alpha Strain!

  • Hollywood Wax Museum Myrtle Beach

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    (2 miles) Myrtle Beach

    Rub shoulders with your favorite stars at this iconic Hollywood Wax Museum....from Robert DeNiro to Julia Roberts! Hollywood is calling!

  • Hannah's Maze of Mirrors Myrtle Beach

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    (2 miles) Myrtle Beach

    Make your way through a fun and challenging maze of mirrors inside a fairytale land to try and save the princess!

  • Ripleys Believe It Or Not Odditorium

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    (4 miles) Myrtle Beach

    All of the actual, original and real exhibits are displayed in individually themed galleries at each one-of-a-kind museum. Eye-catching illusions, clever animation, intriguing video, and ...

  • Jungle Lagoon Mini Golf

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    (4 miles) Myrtle Beach

    Welcome to Jungle Lagoon Miniature Golf in Myrtle Beach... the most beautiful and challenging mini-golf complex in South Carolina.

  • PirateLand Family Camping

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    (5 miles) Myrtle Beach

    Great RV park with amenities for kids of all ages, including a brilliant 510ft lazy river, and swimming pool!

  • Fun Warehouse

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    (6 miles) Myrtle Beach

    Fun activities for active kids of all ages including laser tag, soft play, inflatables, roller skating and arcade!

  • Apache Family Campground

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    (8 miles) Myrtle Beach

    The oceanfront Apache Family Campground and Pier has hosted families for over 35 years, and they can't wait to host more! Fun South Carolina camping.

  • Wild Water and Wheels

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    (8 miles) Surfside Beach

    So much more than a water park in Surfside Beach, with karting, kiddie rides, and mini golf - to name a few!

  • Waccatee Zoo

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    (9 miles) Myrtle Beach

    located within 500 acres of private, carefully preserved, wooded property. Along winding trails, beneath shady trees you'll find over 100 species of animals, all treated like family. This zoo ...

  • Alligator Adventure

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    (11 miles) North Myrtle Beach

    A snappy day out in the reptile capital of the world at this Alligator Adventure! With live shows and feedings, hundreds of gators and other animals galore! Great South Carolina animal fun!

  • Grand Prix Family Thrill Park

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    (12 miles) Myrtle Beach

    Fun center for all the family.

  • Georgetown Loop Railway

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    (32 miles) Georgetown

    The Georgetown Loop Railroad was one of Colorado's first visitor attractions. Completed in 1884, this spectacular stretch of three-foot narrow gauge railroad was considered an engineering marvel for ...

  • Lake Waccamaw State Park

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    (45 miles) Lake Waccamaw

    The cool, tea-colored waters at first appear similar to other lakes in the area, but Lake Waccamaw is one of the most unique bodies of water in the world. You will find here species of animals found ...

  • Lumber River State Park

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    (49 miles) Orrum

    Lumber River State Park contains 8,438 acres of land and 115 miles of state natural and scenic waters, 81 miles of which are also designated national wild and scenic waters. The park's recreation ...

  • North Carolina Maritime Museum Southport

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    (52 miles) Southport

    Introduce kids to the story of the region of Southport and Cape Fear - the people and their relationship to the water. A fascinating insight into the maritime history of North Carolina, and the tales ...

  • North Carolina Aquarium Fort Fisher

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    (58 miles) Kure Beach

    An underwater adventure for the whole family where they can journey along "The Waters of Cape Fear" and even touch sharks!

  • Fort Fisher State Recreation Area

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    (59 miles) Kure Beach

    Enjoy a leisurely day at the ocean shore. Comb the beach for sea stars, keyhole urchins and whelk shells. Or, simply lie back on the sand and enjoy the aerial acrobatics of seagulls, terns and brown ...

  • Carolina Beach Family Campground

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    (62 miles) Wilmington

    !!Year round RV park just minutes from Pleasure Island, with tent and motorhome spots, as well as a swimming pool!

  • Singletary Lake State Park

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    (63 miles) Kelly

    Bring your group to Singletary Lake State Park and enjoy group camping in a land of mysterious origins. A portion of the unique Carolina bay ecosystem found nowhere else in the world, Singletary Lake ...

  • Jones Lake State Park

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    (64 miles) Elizabethtown

    Venture to Jones Lake State Park and view one of the greatest geological mysteries of the eastern United States the phenomenon of the Carolina bays.

  • Battleship USS North Carolina

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    (65 miles) Wilmington

    Self-guided tours around this authentically resorted USS North Carolina warship - families: to your battle stations!

  • Childrens Museum of Wilmington

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    (66 miles) Wilmington

    Features include teddy bear hospital, under the sea area, arts zone, grocery store roleplay, imagination circus and a lot more. Aimed at 10s and under.