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Top 10 Things to Do with Kids Beyond the Beach in Myrtle Beach

  By  Nora Battle
The entrance of Myrtle Beach's International Airport.

There is so much I have always loved about living in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Now that I have three young children of my own, I’ve had the chance to rediscover the area through their eyes. Some of the things I loved as a child, like Brookgreen Gardens and the state parks, are places they love as well. But there is so much more to explore today! Here is a round-up of ten favorites of Myrtle Beach family fun. 

1. Huntington Beach State Park and Myrtle Beach State Park

I’ll start with one of my favorites (or two, rather). Huntington Beach State Park and Myrtle Beach State Park are run by the South Carolina Department of Tourism and Travel. Admission is affordable, programs are interesting and varied and the beaches are pristine. Both my boys enjoy visiting the pier at Myrtle Beach State Park. We often picnic at one of the many covered shelters and enjoy plenty of time on the playground. At Huntington Beach State Park, exploring Atalaya is a must. Both parks have ample restroom facilities and parking is easy--both pluses when out with small children.

featured The Escape Game Myrtle Beach
2. The Escape Game

The Escape Game offers themed-games that are perfect for the whole family with a variety of difficulties and unlimited hints. Challenge the littles to figure out the clues to unlock the game! This is a great option to keep the kids thinking critically even while they are playing. It's even fun for parents to help the kiddos unlock the clues together or for groups of adults on a night out!

local's fav EdVenture Children's Museum
5. EdVenture Children's Museum

This children’s museum is full of engaging, hands-on exhibits, programs, and events. A wonderful spot for a day of educational fun for everyone in the family - or while mom does some shopping in The Market Common. One of my favorite things about EdVenture Myrtle Beach is its location. The convenient Market Common location is close to Savannah’s Playground, a free enabling playground that is next on our list of favorite spots for fun family things to do in Myrtle Beach.

6. Savannah's Playground

Also located at The Market Common, this $3 million, multi-acre park features all ADA-approved playground equipment designed so that children of all abilities have the opportunity to play and interact socially with one another. There is a music park, interactive playground, early childhood playground, school-age playground, picnic area, challenge ropes, ziplining and more, and all of it is free and open to the public. We visit here often throughout the year and always end up spending longer than we had planned. There is just so much to do! It’s a special place that fosters play and inclusion and we’re thrilled to have it so close.

9. The Pavillion Park at Broadway at the Beach

The Pavilion Park boasts roller coaster rides and thrill rides in addition to the family entertainment rides and nostalgia rides that have been part of the well-known Pavilion amusement park for years. Located at popular Broadway at the Beach, there are three areas of attractions to enjoy: Pavilion Park East, West, and Central. With a one- and four-year-old, we spend most of our time in Pavilion Park West, where you’ll find the best kiddie rides and attractions in town. My sons love the train and the Myrtle Turtle coaster. It’s a bonus to have fantastic restaurants nearby as well! 

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