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2017 Kid-friendly Summer Events in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is always filled with fun activities, especially during the summer months.  However, it can be tricky determining which events your kids will enjoy most.

Here are our top picks for kid-friendly summer events in Myrtle Beach:

Mayfest on Main Festival – May 13

The Mayfest on Main Festival features music, arts, crafts and food that will entice every member of the family. Parents can rest easy knowing their kids will be thoroughly entertained by the festival’s kid-friendly area.

Bonus: the event is free!

World Famous Blue Crab Festival – May 20 & 21

The World Famous Blue Crab Festival offers a day full of good food and fun for the whole family. For the past six years, it’s been ranked one of the best events/festivals along the Grand Strand. Kids will enjoy an area fully dedicated to kid-friendly crafts and activities.

Bonus: kids under 13 are free, while the cost of entrance for those 13 and up is only $5.

Movies Under The Stars

Every Friday night in June, July and August, The Market Common hosts a kid-friendly movie under the stars. The event offers the perfect opportunity to enjoy the fresh coastal air and spend time together as a family. You can view the full lineup of movies here.

Bonus: the event is free!

Sounds of Summer

Sounds of Summer is held at the North Myrtle Beach Parks & Sports Complex and is held June 16th, July 21st, August 18 and September 15. The event boasts family-friendly music and a night of family time under the stars.

Bonus: the event is free!

Top Activities in Myrtle Beach for Thrill Seekers

For some, a vacation needs to be the perfect combination of relaxing and thrilling. Likely, you’re aware of the many reasons Myrtle Beach offers a relaxing vacation, but did you know it’s also the perfect spot to catch some major thrills?

Here are some top activities in Myrtle Beach for thrill seekers:

  1. Broadway Grand Prix’s Sky Coaster

The Broadway Grand Prix Sky Coaster rests 100ft up in the air and flings thrill seekers quickly through the sky. And, luckily, if you just can’t get enough of it, you can purchase the “Biggest Wristband” ticket package and receive unlimited flights on the Sky Coaster.

View operating hours and ticket prices here.

  1. Parasailing

There’s nothing more thrilling than speeding through the sky attached to a boat! It’s also an exciting way to view Myrtle Beach.

  1. Myrtle Waves Water Park

Though it’s possible to have a relaxing day at the water park, Myrtle Waves’ boasts some water slides that will leave any thrill seeker entertained! You can view their rides and get tickets to the park here.

  1. Myrtle Beach Thrill Rides

Myrtle Beach Thrill Rides is located in Downtown Myrtle Beach and offers three exciting rides: The Skycraper, The Sling Shot and The Air Strike. All three are guaranteed to satisfy the thrill lover in your family!

Pro tip: continuously check their site for discounts. Here is their current discount.

  1. Helicopter Adventures

Helicopter Adventures offers a chance to view Myrtle Beach from up to 40 miles in the air satisfying even the most daring thrill seekers. With an amazing views of the area, it’s a thrilling adventure you’ll always remember.

Learn more about their hours of operation and pricing here.

  1. Ziplines

Add some thrills to your vacation by zipping through the air at high speed! Choose to zipline at Soar & Explore located at Broadway at the Beach and soar 50 feet over a scenic lake or choose to zipline at Go Ape Zip Line & Treetop Adventure and soar through the trees! Either course is sure to be thrilling.

Contact Seaside Rentals to plan your beach vacation today!

Seven Places to Get Craft Beer in Myrtle Beach

The Grand Strand is full of amazing local eats and to no surprise, it’s also full of some amazing places to grab a craft brew. So, when the sun is beaming down, the weather is heating up and it’s time to sip on a cold brew, here are seven of our favorite places to get craft beer in Myrtle Beach:

New South Brewing

1109 Campbell Street, Myrtle Beach, SC 20577
New South Brewing in downtown Myrtle Beach has a delectable selection of “the beer from here” that includes a line-up of in-demand, year-round ales. Try the Dirty Myrtle double IPA and Waccamaw Red Ale.

Liberty Brewery & Grill 

1321 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Liberty Brewery & Grill located in Broadway at the Beach is always a go-to for not only outstanding food, but in-house brewed beer as well. Coming up in April, the release of the yet to be named double IPA. With 44lbs of Citra hops going into this big IPA, this one is calling out to all hop heads and citrus lovers alike!

Bumstead’s Pub

400 Mister Joe White Avenue, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Bumstead’s Pub feels exactly as it should with its old style pub aesthetic and the plethora of cold craft brew to go with it. Try the Helles Lager and Rouge Dead Guy Ale. Or the other 150 beers they have.

Atlas Tap House – 1004 Chester Street, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Known for having the unusual. Atlas Tap House where the craft beer crowd goes to try something exciting, fresh and new. This is the spot to load up on your sour ale fix, your big IPA fix, or any style you could possibly want. Enjoy your brew on the back deck and play some games or relax and smell the ocean breeze.

Island Bar & Grill Surfside

2272 Glenns Bay Road, Myrtle Beach, SC 29575
Hidden away in a strip mall off 17 bypass on the south side of the Grand Strand, live music and good times aren’t all that’s to be had at Island Bar & Grill in Surfside. This a locals spot that has something for everyone, keeps the craft beer flowing, and makes the beer nerds happy. Try the new Hi-Red IPA.

Grumpy Monk

4545 HWY 501, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
Visiting this spot is like visiting a treasure trove full of North and South Carolina breweries. Expect to find big hitters here as well like Sierra Nevada and their new Hoppy Peach IPA, which is perfect for those just getting acquainted with, and those already in love with, the IPA style.

Hurricane Maggie’s

7710 North Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
Situated on the north side of Myrtle Beach, this two-story locals hole-in-the-wall features a cozy feel, wonderful live local music, a tap list that will simply blow you away. The tap list changes so frequently that each visit is an entirely new set of surprises.

What are your favorite places to get a craft beer in Myrtle Beach?

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.

3 Mini Golf Courses To Visit In Myrtle Beach

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Mini Golf is a great activity that allows the whole family to have fun. While on your Myrtle Beach vacation, check out one of these awesome Mini Golf destinations.

 

Cancun Lagoon Miniature Golf
This course offers mini golfers the opportunity to choose between 2 courses: 1 outdoor and 1 indoor. The outside course features Mayan themed decor, while the inside course runs within the huge replica Mayan pyramid that the course is known for. Your kids (and yourself) will love it.

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Prices:
Adult (1 round, 1 18 hole course) – $9.50
Child (1 round, 1 18 hole course) – $8.00

The course hours vary by season so check out their website for exact times. Printable coupons can also usually be found on their site, so be sure to visit them online before going to the course.

 

Molten Mountain
Like Cancun Lagoon, Molten Mountain also offers both an indoor and outdoor course (probably because both courses were designed by and owned by the same person!). The courses at Molten Mountain follow a more tropical theme with the outside course meandering along the base of a volcano and the indoor course winding its way through the inside of the volcano.

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Bonus: The volcano erupts with “fire” and steam every 30 minutes leaving younger kids in awe.

Prices:
Adult (1 round, 1 18 hole course) – $9.50
Child (1 round, 1 18 hole course) – $8.00

The courses hours vary by season so check out their website for exact times. Molten Mountain also has the same coupons as Cancun Lagoon, so check out their site before heading to the course.

 

Captain Hook’s Adventure Golf
This course is great for the whole family, but with a Peter Pan theme, it’s especially great for younger children who are able to identify characters as they make their way through the course.

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Prices:
General Admission 11 years old and up (after 6pm): $10
General Admission 11 years old and up (before 6pm): $9

Child 4-10 years old (after 6pm): $9
Child 4-10 years old (before 6pm): $8

Tickets can be bought on their website or at the course. Hours are based on the season, so view their website for more details.

Myrtle Beach is full of family friendly activities. You’ll find numerous mini golf courses throughout the area and you’ll love the quality time you get to spend with your family.

Seaside Rentals would love to help you book your next Myrtle Beach family vacation!

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.