Spring Break in North Myrtle Beach: What You Need to Know

As the winter chill begins to fade and the sun starts to break through, families across the country start planning their spring break getaways. “Spring Break” on the beach may have a certain lively connotation; for those seeking a more relaxed, sun-soaked, family-friendly destination, North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, stands out as a prime choice.

Our spring break vacation homes offer a comfortable and convenient base where you can craft a memorable spring break experience that’s suited to the whole family. Let’s dive into North Myrtle Beach as a spring break destination!

Springtime in North Myrtle Beach

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While this time of year in the Myrtle Beach area can be associated with bustling oceanfront nightlife and energetic college crowds, North Myrtle Beach offers a bit of a slower change of pace, which is perfect for a family friendly spring break, and still includes live entertainment and plenty of beach activities.

Shoulder Season

March and April are within shoulder season and Easter break, so it’s a great time to visit as Myrtle Beach will have some vibrant energy and momentum but won’t be completely packed as in the summer months. Less crowds means more time for you and your family to explore the beaches, boardwalks, and other activities North Myrtle Beach offers.

Family-Friendly Activities in North Myrtle Beach

With over 60 miles of coastline, the beaches are the star attraction. However, there are plenty of options to diversify your vacation (especially if the weather isn’t cooperating and you need a change of plans!)

Whether you’re seeking an adrenaline rush, quality time in nature, or a classic activity, let’s explore the hands-on, family-friendly activities that will fill your spring break itinerary with laughs, discoveries, and new memories.

1. Broadway at the Beach

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Broadway at the Beach is an activity-packed entertainment complex where you can shop, dine, and play from morning until night. You can splash around at the water park, snap a pic at the wax museum, catch a concert, get up-close and personal with sea life at Ripley’s Aquarium, or do countless other things all in one place!

2. Brookgreen Gardens

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For a more tranquil and scenic outing (not to mention educational!), visit Brookgreen Gardens. You can stretch your legs and learn about many different mediums of art as you stroll through this botanical garden and sculpture park that showcases beautiful gardens, sculptures, and Lowcountry history. Structure your visit by enjoying the walking tours, nature trails, and engaging exhibits.

3. Myrtle Beach Mini-Golf

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Did you know that some call Myrtle Beach the Mini-Golf Capital of the World? There are plenty of exciting golf courses that go all-out with their decorations. Not sure where to start? Tussle with majestic dinosaurs at Jurassic Golf, or rub elbows with swashbuckling pirates at Red Dragon Cove! Who in your family will be the first to get a hole-in-one?

4. Broadway Grand Prix

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Feel the need for speed? Broadway Grand Prix is perfect if your family needs some adrenaline-fueled excitement!

Choose your fast-paced adventure on one of the seven unique go-kart tracks–there are even dedicated Kids and Family Tracks, if you’re coming with younger racers. If you need a break from zooming around, your family can also stay entertained with mini-golf, an arcade, or bumper cars. An afternoon at

5. Intracoastal Waterway

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You don’t just have to stick to the beach if you want to splash around on spring break! The Intracoastal Waterway hosts many water sports activities like jet skiing, paddleboarding, kayaking, canoeing, and more! Once you work up an appetite, stop by one of the waterfront restaurants for seafood that’s fresher than fresh!

Family-Friendly Nightlife

What can you do at Myrtle Beach once the sun goes down? Plenty! These events add a touch of excitement without compromising the family-friendly atmosphere.

1. Pelicans Baseball

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Spring is synonymous with baseball season, and taking in a Myrtle Beach Pelicans baseball game is an excellent choice for an evening activity. The Pelicans are an Advanced-A level team that takes baseball seriously (did you know that over 125 players have gone on to successful careers in the big leagues after playing for the Pelicans?).

Since the games are in the evening, you’ll dodge the sun’s hot rays and be able to enjoy a comfortable temperature in the stands. With reasonably priced tickets, this is an energy-filled family outing for your Myrtle Beach spring break. Whether you’re already a die-hard baseball fan or not, the Pelicans are definitely worth a visit. Grab a hotdog and some Crackerjacks, and enjoy!

2. Carolina Opry

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The Carolina Opry Theater is a striking landmark on the Grand Strand. Its majestic columns and sparkling cupola invite have welcomed many a visitor inside!

Step into the grand lobby with its soaring ceilings, magnificent piano, and elegant twin staircases. The Opry offers an array of captivating shows, from lively bluegrass to dazzling musicals and even a laser show.

If you’re unsure, don’t miss TCO, a mesmerizing spectacle that combines two hours of electrifying music and exceptional showmanship. Take the advantage to get dressed up and have a night out on the town with your family at the Opry!

3. Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show

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Ahoy, mateys! This pirate-themed dinner will definitely hold your family’s attention for the evening. Treat your family to a night of swashbuckling adventure and delicious dining at Pirates Voyage. This dinner show combines acrobatics and sparkling showmanship, all while enjoying a four-course feast.

Family-Friendly Restaurants

Here are some delightful places to eat that keep families at the front of their minds!

1. Lulu’s North Myrtle Beach

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This family-friendly restaurant is absolutely bursting with color and character. Frequent live music can serenade you as you browse Lulu’s varied menu (you should definitely be able to find something if you have any picky eaters in the family).

A great family-friendly feature of Lulu’s is that it also provides entertainment. You can sit and enjoy a refreshing drink while the kids play in Lulu’s “Fountain of Youth” sand (or you can join in for a game of beach volleyball! You can also rack up points at their Beach Arcade, or work up an appetite at their Mountain of Youth Ropes Course.

2. River City Cafe- Myrtle Beach

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With big, juicy burgers and fast, friendly service (which is such a plus if you’re traveling with tiny, hungry diners), River City Cafe is a great place for families to eat in Myrtle Beach. Their world famous burgers have been voted Best of the Beach multiple times, but they also have a solid Kids’ Menu, so all diners can have something they truly enjoy.

3. Dinoland Cafe

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Talk about dinner and a show! Step back in time and transport your little ones to a land of prehistoric fun at the DinoLand Cafe! This one-of-a-kind restaurant in central Myrtle Beach will make any dino-loving kid’s eyes light up.

Get up close and personal with life-sized animatronic dinosaurs like the mighty Tyrannosaurus Rex and the magnificent Triceratops, and even a dragon or two. You can even snap some epic family photos in front of their lava mountain!

Book Your Spring Break Getaway to NMB Today

When you book a stay with us in North Myrtle Beach, you’re in the perfect position to make some family-friendly oceanside memories. Whether you’re packing in adrenaline-fueled activities, relaxing by the shore, or enjoying a kid-friendly meal, North Myrtle Beach offers the perfect setting for a spring break vacation to remember.

Book your Grand Strand vacation home today!