The Ultimate Guide to Myrtle Beach Spring Break Ideas for Families

January 28, 2020

Searching for somewhere to take the family that’s fun, affordable, and entertaining?

Look no further than Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This vacation destination hugs 60 miles of gorgeous, sun-soaked coastline—ideal for when you need to bust out of the winter blues. Not to mention, Myrtle Beach has family-friendly attractions, scenic sights, unique restaurants and much, much more.

To help you plan your getaway, follow these Myrtle Beach spring break vacation ideas for families.

people on the myrtle beach in south carolina


Be a Beach Bum (No Matter the Weather)

During Myrtle Beach spring break season, the temperatures aren’t always warm enough to truly enjoy the sun and surf of the beach. That said, it’s still totally worth it to stay at the beach. You can wake up and watch the sunrise over the ocean, go for a relaxing stroll on the beach with your family, search for seashells and build sandcastles, and dip your toes into the cool water of the ocean. Ideally, the sun heats up the Grand Strand so you can work on your tan a bit too!

Free Things to do in Myrtle Beach for Families


Stay Where You Play

One thing Myrtle Beach resorts do extremely well is cater to kids. Extensive in their amenities, families can be entertained for hours (even days) without having to leave their hotel grounds. Some of the best family-friendly Myrtle Beach resorts include Landmark Resort, Sea Watch Resort, Captain’s Quarters, DoubleTree Resort by Hilton and The Caravelle Resort.

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These properties have endless aquatic amenities, from lazy rivers to spouting submarines and pirate ships, on-site restaurants serving kid staples like pizza and burgers, mini-golf courses, bowling, and kid’s club activities. They ensure your kids keep busy so there’s never a moment of “Mom, I’m bored!”

kid dressed in pirate costume at pirates voyage


Take in the Local Talent

There’s no shortage of shows to see in Myrtle Beach, with local theaters hosting top-notch entertainers and productions. Hands-down, the best Myrtle Beach show for families is Pirate’s Voyage. Take to the high seas with your crew as you watch two pirate crews battle it out for the ultimate treasure. Before the show, boys and girls can get made-up as pirates and mermaids, learn how to speak like a pirate and watch as trained seals performing some pretty cool tricks.

Another captivating Myrtle Beach show perfect for kids is Medieval Times, a spectacle of jousting, swordplay, horsemanship, and falconry that includes a meal fit for a king.

Get Interactive at Family-Friendly Attractions

Myrtle Beach is packed with interactive attractions that engage the whole family. Visit Ripley’s Aquarium to explore life under the seas. Go to WonderWorks to experience hands-on activities that are ideal edutainment. Of course, Myrtle Beach is the mini-golf capital of the world. As a result, playing a friendly round of putt-putt with the family is a must!

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For even more classic excitement, head to Family Kingdom. This seaside amusement park boasts throwback attractions, carnival games, and county-fair style rides. Plus, admission is free—you only pay for what you play and ride. And that’s just the beginning of the things to do in Myrtle Beach.

What Will You Do During Your Myrtle Beach Spring Break?

Use these Myrtle Beach spring break ideas to inspire your own family getaway. With so much to do and see, Myrtle Beach is the perfect spring break destination for families. Book your hotel room and activities today!

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