June 12, 2012
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Myrtle Beach, part of the Grand Strand of South Carolina, offers something for everyone.
Myrtle Beach is divided into North and South Myrtle. Each area offers it's own unique vibe. North Myrtle Beach is a little quieter but also further from attractions like the Oceanfront Boardwalk. The beaches are clean and a great place to relax. Hotels of all price ranges dot the main drag of North Myrtle, a very walkable area, and you will find restaurants and attractions all around. South Myrtle Beach is closer to shopping and larger attractions.
Here's what you don't want to miss while visiting Myrtle Beach:
Broadway at the Beach is one of the more popular attractions in Myrtle Beach. There is everything from old school amusement park rides, a huge science museum and even a magic experience where your kids can take part in a Harry Potter-like adventure.
The newest attraction at Broadway on the Beach, Wonderworks, is not to be missed and worth braving the crowds. Your kids will love everything about this attraction. Block off a lot of time for Wonderworks; with tons of hands-on exhibits, laser tag, a ropes challenge course and more, there is so much to do.
MagiQuest, the world's largest live action game, is fun for kids age 8 and up. Kids are given a wand, and sent off on an adventure to explore the MagiQuest Kingdom, full of what else...magic! If you have an older child who loves all things magic, they will love this attraction. Prices start at $25.99 a person. Frequent visitors can receive a reduced admission by buying a wand.
Ripley's has a small aquarium that is very doable in a couple of hours. It's a great place to escape the heat or the rain. There are even "live" mermaids!
Pirate Adventure, in Murrels Inlet, is definitely worth the drive. Your children will be made official crew of a pirate ship and decked out in pirate gear before you all set out on an adventure. The whole family will love this cruise! The crew of the ship makes sure that each child gets a chance to help in some way. There are pirate traps and adventure dotted along the cruise culminating in the defeat of the renegade pirates. At the end of the cruise treasure is spread out across the deck and children fill their pockets with goodies.
Sailing the sea making you hungry? Seafood lovers will enjoy a meal at Mr Fish, this local hotspot is sure to deliver the best meal. The seafood is amazing and the staff is very accommodating, plus it is family friendly. If you plan on dining at a restaurant in the area, you may want to make a reservation in advance to avoid very long wait times.
What kid doesn't love a good candy store? It's Sugar is the best candy store! The store is wall to wall candy with every type of candy you can think of and some you didn't even know existed. Your children will love picking out a favorite treat and parents will love the large selection of retro candy. A quick tip: you might want to save this for last (an incentive for good behavior, maybe?).
If you never want to set foot on the beach, you will find plenty to do in Myrtle including large outlet malls, mini golf and several restaurants that host large shows. There is truly something for every member of the family!
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