You and your family have decided to plan a getaway to North Myrtle Beach. Nice choice! One of the benefits to vacationing in the Myrtle Beach area is the opportunity to soak in the fun and the sun of the South Carolina shores, and there are four seasons of fun to be had here – but we’re not entirely weather-proof. It’s absolutely possible that into your beach vacation, a little (or a lot) of rain may fall. What to do when Mother Nature rains on your sunshine parade? Not to worry – we have you covered with a list of indoor attractions and fun things to do on a rainy day in North Myrtle Beach.
The Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center
Perhaps one of the most unique attractions along the Grand Strand, the Hollywood Wax Museum is the perfect rainy day activity for the whole family. You can come and see your favorite Hollywood stars “up close and personal”, or brave a mirror maze if you’re looking for a unique adventure. The center also features a zombie room and other quirky exhibits. Take a photo with these wax figures and share it with your friends – they’ll be jealous!
Head To The Movie Theater
Going to the movies is probably the ideal thing to do when it rains – you’ll be inside, out of the elements, and able to kick back and relax with a hot new flick that suits your mood. Just a short 20-minute drive away is the Cinemark Theatre at Coastal Grand Mall, with the best seats in the area. While you’re there, enjoy a little retail therapy and a snack at the one-story, enclosed shopping center which is home to more than 100 popular, trendy shops and eateries.
Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Attractions
Who doesn’t enjoy trying to spot marine life from the shore or while out on the water? You can enjoy that same sea-spotting experience rain or shine at the Ripley’s Aquarium – one of the Ripley’s Believe It Or Not family of attractions located throughout the Myrtle Beach area. The aquarium gives you the feeling of being there, even when the weather won’t let you. Located at the Broadway at the Beach entertainment complex, Ripley’s Aquarium is home to more than 10,000 exotic sea creatures in a range of habitat exhibits. Don’t miss the interactive touch tank featuring horseshoe crabs, jellies, and stingrays!
The Ripley’s group offers an array of diverse indoor activities for all. Keep the fun going and explore the dozen galleries of unbelievable sights at the Odditorium, and the thrills of the 5D Moving Theater, Haunted Adventure, and Super Fun Zone Arcade – all on Ocean Boulevard.
Broadway At The Beach
While making your way to Ripley’s Aquarium, you surely took notice of all the hubbub upon your approach. If Broadway at the Beach caught your interest, feel free to poke around. After all, it’s one of the areas most popular hot spots for locals and visitors alike. There’s much here to discover, including a massive Dave & Buster’s, escape rooms, Legends in Concert, Topgolf, and WonderWorks – “an amusement park for the mind” complete with a laser tag add-on. Additionally, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to shop, dine, and even take advantage of a little nightlife!
Pop in and out of the many shops and attractions at another popular “do-it-all” complex – Barefoot Landing! Situated against the Intracoastal Waterway, this unique entertainment complex hosts an array of retail stores, eateries, outdoor and indoor attractions, and more. Catch a live show at Alabama Theatre or discover the wildlife of Myrtle Beach at Alligator Adventure and T.I.G.E.R.S./Preservation Station before enjoying waterfront dining and some of the most original boutiques in the area. Barefoot Landing is also home to Myrtle Beach’s legendary House of Blues!
Live Performances And Dinner Shows
Aside from the Alabama Theatre, House of Blues, and Legends in Concert, you can tap your feet to a variety of live performances throughout the Myrtle Beach area – including some that feature a meal!. Some of our favorite family-friendly venues include the award-winning Carolina Opry, and exciting shows from Medieval Times, Pirates Voyage, and Polynesian Fire.
The Market Common is a 114-acre shopping center bustling with eateries, shopping outlets, galleries, a bowling alley, a movie theater, and the 3,000 square foot EdVenture Children’s Museum of South Carolina.
If you enjoy affordable shopping, Tanger Outlet Center is your place. Here, you’ll find an array of name-brand, high-quality clothing and shoes at bargain basement prices. It’s smart shopping at its very best. You’ll find two Tanger Outlets nearby – on Hwy 17 and Hwy 501.
The Myrtle Beach Mall is a third stop to round out your Myrtle Beach shopping spree. Take advantage of two dozen shops, restaurants, and attractions – including a movie theater, arcade, and Bass Pro Shops.
This is one is for the kids, but adults can enjoy it too. It is your basic trampoline park where you can jump up and down, lighter than air, for hours. It is a great way to get some exercise and burn off that excess energy indoors. Chase away those “rainy day blues” and jump your heart out.
There Is Still Plenty To Explore!
Spend hours at any of these locations forgetting your troubles, as well as the weather. These spots are affordable and fun. It may be raining outside, but that does not mean you have to stop the fun!