Category Archives: Family Fun at the Beach

Golf Capital of America – Myrtle Beach, SC

Do you enjoy playing challenging, water-lined golf courses like a pro? Perhaps you prefer to relax and enjoy a breezy day on the greens with family or friends? With hundreds of award-winning golf courses to choose from, Myrtle Beach, SC has options for golfers of all skill levels.

A few of our recommended golf courses to consider while visiting Myrtle Beach:

Pine Lakes – The Grandaddy

Myrtle Beach’s very first golf course! Originally built upon natural dunes less than a half mile from the ocean in 1927, the course was recently renovated to ensure it’s in prime condition to be experienced by golfers from across the globe. Be sure to visit the Pine Lakes Country Club while you’re there which exhibits the Grands Strand’s deep-rooted history through its graceful Southern architecture.

Barefoot Landing Dye Course

This is for those of you ready to put your handicaps to the test! Recognized as one of Myrtle Beach’s most difficult golf courses, this is a par 72 with a course rating of 75.3. Barefoot Landing Dye Course is also one of the top tournament courses in the region.  

International Club

This Murrells Inlet golf course is for players of all skill levels that are looking for a fantastic deal. The International Club offers nothing sub-par of a premium Myrtle Beach golf experience without the premium greens fees. Be sure to check out their daily specials for veterans, locals, and various other groups and organizations.

Myrtle Beach National West Course

Just starting out? Perhaps you looking for a course to enjoy with the kids. Myrtle Beach National is one of Myrtle Beach’s most popular golf establishments and, according to Golf Digest, the West Course boasts a 4.5-star design. The West Course is shorter in comparison at 6,114 yards which makes it ideal for a quick 18-holes or a day with the family.

Still unsure where to go? Contact us through the guest portal and we’ll help you decide which course is best suited for you. Otherwise, happy golfing!

5 Free Activities in Myrtle Beach

 

Every year hundreds of families flock to Myrtle Beach to enjoy some sun, sand and fun. Unfortunately, it can quickly become an expensive endeavor which is why we’ve compiled a few of our favorite free activities in Myrtle Beach.

Beaches

The beaches are one of the main reasons travelers flock to Myrtle Beach, so it’s a good thing it’s free! And though it may be one of the most obvious free activities, one not-so-obvious aspect is visiting all of the beaches in the area, not just Myrtle Beach. Surrounding places like Surfside Beach, Garden City Beach, Sunset Beach or Murrells Inlet. Each beach provides a different atmosphere and is the perfect free activity.

 

Murrells Inlet Marshwalk

The Murrells Inlet Marshwalk offers an amazing view of the marsh and is the perfect place to set off on a kayaking or paddle board adventure. Not only is strolling along the Marshwalk free, there are also many free events hosted there throughout the year so be sure to check their calendar of events frequently.

 

The Pier at Garden City

The Pier at Garden City is the perfect place to enjoy the warm ocean breeze and watch the waves roll in. For a small cost, you can also enjoy a meal at the pier’s cafe or play some games at the nearby arcade, making for a perfect afternoon outing.

 

Broadway at the Beach

Filled with shops, dining, entertainment and attractions, Broadway at the Beach is free to stroll and see the sights. During most weeks, you can catch live music at the area restaurants and during summer months be sure to check out their Summer Nights event series. You can learn more about their events here.

 

Downtown Myrtle Beach

Downtown Myrtle Beach is just steps from the beach and full of shops and entertainment. Your family will thoroughly enjoy walking through the local dive stores and interacting with families from all over the country. In the summer months, look out for free festivals and concerts.

What are your favorite free activities in Myrtle Beach?

10 Popular Activities in Myrtle Beach, SC

Myrtle Beach has become one of the top destinations in the U.S. for family vacations and enjoying a little fun in the sun. When planning your next vacation, keep in mind these top 10 popular activities to do in Myrtle Beach, SC.

1. Stroll around Broadway at the Beach.
Broadway at the Beach offers some great shopping, dining, entertainment and attractions making it the perfect spot for everyone in the family to enjoy.

2. Dine at a waterfront restaurant.
While in Myrtle Beach, dining at a few waterfront restaurants is a must. To get the best view and seating, make reservations in advance for sunset. We recommend checking out The Gulfstream Cafe, Sea Captain’s House and Filet’s on the Water.

3. Late night mini golf.
During peak months, many of Myrtle Beach’s attractions stay open late which means you’ll still find families playing mini golf even at 10pm.

4. Play some arcade games.
A little fun, friendly competition is a great way to end the day and arcades offer a little something for everyone. We recommend stopping by the Garden City Pavilion and the Fun Plaza Arcade.

5. Walk along Ocean Boulevard and the Boardwalk.
There’s nothing like joining the crowds of people walking along Ocean Boulevard or the Boardwalk. Ice cream, candy, attractions and unique gift shops await!

6. Take a ride on the Myrtle Beach Skywheel.
Seeing the ocean from high atop the Myrtle Beach Skywheel is a sight you won’t easily forget. It’s a must-do activity on any Myrtle Beach trip.

7. Spend a day at a water park.
Water parks are a great break from the beach while still offering a respite from the heat. There are quite a few water parks spread throughout Myrtle Beach so it’s not hard to find one that’s perfect for your family!

8. Go ziplining.
Ziplining may seem like something you can only do in far off, exotic places, but Myrtle Beach actually has a few different zipline companies that let you see the area from a different perspective. For example, Go Ape Zip Line & Treetop Adventure offers zipline adventures through the treetops of North Myrtle Beach while Soar + Explore Zip Line & Rope Course lets your drift high above Broadway at the Beach and Myrtle Beach Zipline Adventures lets you fly through the sky just feet from the beach.

9. See a variety show.
Myrtle Beach is scattered with some great theatres that offer family friendly variety shows. We recommend checking out Alabama Theatre and Legends in Concert.

10. Take a sunset beach walk.
While spending the day at the beach is one of the most popular activities to do when visiting Myrtle Beach, don’t just pack up when you the sun starts to go down. Stay a little longer, walk the beach and take in the amazing sky as the sunsets. It will be a memory that will last a lifetime!

Ready to plan your Myrtle Beach vacation? View our listings to book your perfect beach rental.

2016 Kid Friendly October Events in Myrtle Beach

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Family Night at the CB Berry Center | Oct 16

Family Night is filled with pumpkin carving, Halloween costumes, crafts, concessions and a family friendly movie.

Grand Strand Halloween Fest | October 22

At the Grand Strand Halloween Fest you’ll find Inflatables, face painting, trick-or-treating, vendors and more.

BooFest! Kids and Pets Costume Contest October 24

BooFest! offers kids (and pets) the opportunity to show off their costumes before Halloween. A kid and pet costume contest are held alongside entertainment and kid-friendly activities.

Boo! Bash at Children’s Museum of South Carolina | October 28

The Boo! Bach is designed as a safe place for the younger kids to go trick-or-treating. It’s free for kids and $5 for adults.

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Halloween at the Murrell’s Inlet Marshwalk | October 31

An annual event, Halloween at Murrell’s Inlet Marshwalk offers trick-or-treating for kids and a kid costume contest full of fun prizes.

Halloween Trick or Treat at Barefoot Landing | October 31

Spend your Halloween trick-or-treating with your kids in Barefoot Landing.

Ripley’s Boo-Quarium (Ripley’s Aquarium) | October 31

Ripley’s Boo-Quarium is a fun filled night at the aquarium, with costume contests, pumpkin decorating, trick-or-treating and more.

Trick or Treat at Broadway at the Beach | October 31

Trick-or-treating at Broadway at the Beach offers a fun and safe environment for you and your kids.

 

Mild temperatures in October make Myrtle Beach the perfect place to enjoy Halloween activities and with these mild temperatures sticking around through most of the winter, it’s a great place to visit over winter break. If you’d like to learn more about our winter rentals call us at 1-866-252-9930 or visit our online vacation rental finder.

 

Kid Friendly Activities at the Beach

Family beach vacations are where memories are made. Hosting a family trip at one of our vacation rentals is a great way to unwind and reconnect with the family. While there’s nothing better than jumping into the waves and building sandcastles with the little ones, there are plenty of other family friendly activities that the Seaside Beach area has to offer.

If you’re looking for a little excitement, spend a day at Family Kingdom, Myrtle Beaches only seaside amusement park. This kid-friendly parks boasts over 35 rides, including roller coasters, Go-Kart tracks, and an ocean front water park. They also have a large picnic area for outdoor events like birthday parties or reunions.

If you have a future marine biologist on your hands, the Ripley’s Aquarium is a great way to spend the afternoon. This massive aquarium houses over 10,000 aquatic animals in a variety of exhibits. Learn about different aquatic species, take a close look at gorgeous tropical fish, and learn something new at their eclectic exhibits. This fun and education outing is certainly on the whole family will enjoy.

Satisfy the sports fans in the family and take in a night at the ball park. The Myrtle Beach Pelicans are a local minor league baseball team and the games are always packed with family fun! Cheer on the Pelicans alongside their mascot and fans all summer long.

A trip to Myrtle Beach can be quiet and relaxing, or packed with action. All you have to do is get yourself here, and start having fun! If we can help you plan your next family trip to the beach, contact us today!