Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where there’s more to this vacation hot spot than its 60 miles of brown sand. One of the most popular East Coast family vacation destinations, Myrtle Beach has amusement parks that offer everything from water slides to roller coasters to racetracks. While the shopaholics of the family spend time at the outlet malls, there are over 80 golf courses for golfers of all skill levels, and then the whole family can enjoy Broadway at the Beach.
The Myrtle Beach shores offer mild waves, great for relaxing and enjoying time with the family. There are also areas where you can snorkel and scuba or head out on a deep-sea fishing excursion.
Alongside the 23-acre Lake Broadway is Broadway at the Beach. An amazing outdoor entertainment complex with shopping, dining and attractions. You can find the famous Hard Rock Café and Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville here, along with dining options on the water. There is a huge Ferris wheel and other rides for the kids! A popular attraction is Ripley’s Aquarium. For rainy days, there is a movie theater there as well. During the summer months, there are fireworks every Tuesday night, and some Friday nights.
Another place where you can ride the iconic Ferris wheel of Myrtle Beach is at Family Kingdom Amusement Park. It is beachside and you can get some amazing views from the grandstand and the top of the Ferris wheel. Admission to the park is free, then you just pay for tickets for whichever of the over 38 rides you want, or there is a wristband option. There is also a water park onsite, which you can get a separate admission for.
Looking for a little speed and competition? The Broadway Grand Prix offers seven different go-kart tracks for families. Tracks range from the Grand Prix Pro Track, where karts go up to 20 mph, to a track specially designed for kids. They also have two race car-themed mini-golf courses, an arcade, a rock climbing wall and a sky coaster as well as a kids zone with seven rides for the littlest family members.
In short, Myrtle Beach is the ideal destination for looking for a multitude of entertainment options.