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Amusing Family Fun in Myrtle Beach

Amusement parks, water parks, and state parks on the coast of South Carolina
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: Multiple days
Family Friendly

Overview :  Myrtle Beach, South Carolina has many amusement parks, restaurants, and beach areas for tons of family fun.

Tips:  Myrtle Beach is best explored by car. Everything is spread out over several miles. Depending on the ages of your children and their... more »

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Points of Interest

Marsh Walk is a row of several restaurants, many of them offering delicious local seafood dishes. There is a nice long boardwalk where visitors can see the saltwater marsh and various wildlife and birds that inhabit it.

Address: Murrells Inlet, Hwy 17 Business
Phone: Varies by restaraunt
Admission: Free to walk, Prices vary by restaurant and... More

2. Brookgreen Gardens

Brookgreen Gardens is part botanical garden, part zoo, and part outdoor art museum. The expansive botanical gardens have beautiful sculptures around every corner. You will see many different types of sculptures ranging from nymphs to animals. Brookgreen Gardens also has a zoo with animals that are native to the Lowcountry like owls, alligators,... More

If you want to visit the beach but don't want to battle the crowds, make the short drive to Myrtle Beach State Park. There is a stretch of beach, campgrounds, areas for fishing, a pier to walk on, and picnic areas. There is an education center that is open during limited hours. There are also nature trails.

Address: 4401 South Kings Hwy
Phone: ... More

There is no shortage of mini golf places around Myrtle Beach. We liked Jurassic Golf for the dinosaur theme. There are two courses: one that travels up and down hills and is more suited for older children and a second course that remains flat most of the way while weaving around water features.

Address: 445 29th Ave
Phone: 843-913-5333
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This seaside amusement and water park is sure to please family members of all ages. Family Kingdom amusement park includes a wooden roller coaster, log flume, bumper cars and more. The water park includes water slides, a lazy river, and splash pools.

Address: 300 South Ocean Blvd
Phone: 843-626-3447
Admission: There is no admission charge. ... More

6. Broadway at the Beach

Restaurants, shopping and entertainment can all be found at Broadway at the Beach. This is where you will find a Wonderworks, Ripley's Aquarium, NASCAR Speedpark, movie theaters, and mini golf. Kids will love Pavillion Nostalgia Park where they can ride amusement park rides including a carousel that dates back to 1912. There are also fireworks ... More

7. Carolina Jeep Tour

This 3.5 hour tour is a nice way to see parts of the lowcountry that you might otherwise skip. You will see plantations, wildlife, marshlands and you will hear stories of South Carolina's history.

Address: 606 65th Avenue North
Phone: 843-497-5330 for reservations
Hours of Operation: Tours run daily

8. Barefoot Landing

Barefoot Landing is not just a place to eat and shop, but it is also full of entertainment options. Alligator Adventure is one of the largest reptile zoos in the country with alligators and crocodiles, snakes, birds, and more. There is a carousel, a riverboat cruise, a mirror maze, and the T.I.G.E.R.S/Preservation Station where you can see... More