The summer season is in full swing which means it’s the perfect time to vacation in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Families flock to the Grand Strand for its beachside location, but there are plenty of ways for families to entertain themselves during their visit. Myrtle Beach attractions create things to do away from the sand and surf, and bring the entire family together for a day of fun in the sun.
We’ve picked four Myrtle Beach attractions perfect for summer fun.
1) Family Kingdom
There’s no charge to enter Family Kingdom, but in order to ride the attractions your best bet is to purchase the all-ride wristband. The value-based wristband gives you access to almost all the oceanside theme park has to offer, including the four new rides added this year: the Twist ‘n Shout steel coaster, Kite Flyer hang glide ride, Frog Hopper bouncy ride and the Flight School mini airplanes. Family Kingdom is also home to the world-famous Swamp Fox wooden coaster – one of only four wooden coasters in South Carolina. In total, there are 37 different rides families can experience at Family Kingdom.
2) Family Kingdom Water Park
Known as the only oceanfront Myrtle Beach Waterpark, Family Kingdom Water Park is an exciting place to cool off during the summer. Speed slides, water flumes, and a 425-foot lazy river with waterfall are some of the highlights. Children can enjoy splash pools with two refreshing rain trees, a uniquely designed waterfall and eight kiddie slides. Budget-friendly All Day Unlimited Ride Wristbands are available for around $20 – a low price for a full day of water park fun!
When you want to get out of the summer sun for a bit head to WonderWorks Myrtle Beach. Located at Myrtle Beach’s center of fun – Broadway at the Beach – WonderWorks is an upside-down amusement park for the mind. The wonderment starts as you walk through the Inversion Tunnel. On the other side you’re invited to explore 50,000 square feet of interactive attractions and more than 100 exhibits. The Roller Coaster Simulator and Xtreme 360 Bikes are two of my favorite attractions at WonderWorks. They’ve recently expanded their Virtual Sports section to include soccer and basketball simulators, while the all-new Tesla Coil exhibit allows visitors to touch 100,000 volts of electricity. Don’t worry, Mom, it’s safe! A three-story indoor ropes challenge course and laser tag add to the things to do at WonderWorks.
4) Soar and Explore
Located adjacent to WonderWorks you’ll find Soar and Explore. Offering a zipline and ropes course, guests can soar over Lake Broadway, challenge themselves at the outdoor ropes course or choose to do both for a true adventure challenge. The ropes challenge course was revamped for 2013 and now has a tropical theme. With over 33 different challenge elements including swing steps, a tremor bridge and tight rope walk, the ropes course definitely puts you to the test! The zipline is a breeze, though, and the only zipline on the East Coast to cross over water.