With so many choices for a family getaway, why do so many people choose to spend theirs in Myrtle Beach? Let us count the ways.
A full list would take up the rest of the internet! So we’ve picked 9 that we know your family will love the next time you venture out to Myrtle Beach. If your parents made a summer pilgrimage to the Grand Strand every summer, you’ll want to show your own kids the same magic.
There’s just something about a Myrtle Beach family vacation. It’s a place where time stands still, with classic stops and venues, while at the same time on the cutting edge of everything new and exciting about entertainment and travel.
How to do a Myrtle Beach family vacation right
Just think of how much you loved packing the car to hit the open road to a family adventure. Myrtle Beach is the place even the most simple activity – watching the sunrise above the ocean or casting a line off a fishing pier – can become a treasured memory, for kids and adults. It’s a chance to recharge your batteries and spend time with the people you love most – especially when you have a full calendar and rush-rush life back home.
9 fun things to do on your Myrtle Beach family vacation
At the Resort
Head to the beach early – build sandcastles
It really is the little things that make the biggest memories. You don’t need anything fancy: Just sand, water, and some simple tools, like shovels and pails. Pair your years of experience with your kids’ ingenuity to see what creations you can make on the Myrtle Beach shore.
Have lunch at the pool
Breakers Resort has 14 pools on site. Try to beat that! It’s easy to find a good socially-distanced spot to have a family picnic. It doesn’t take anything extravagant. Prep individual bento boxes with fun food, such as fruit (bananas and grapes), crackers and chips, and string cheese (freeze them overnight, and they’ll be ready for the kids at lunchtime.)
Play in the lazy river
Nothing like turning it down a notch on your vacation. Grab a float and let your cares drift away on the Breakers Resort lazy river. It’s that rare water feature that’s totally your speed – and your kids’. It’s a perfect cool down after a day of fun in the sand on Myrtle Beach.
Spend the afternoon at the oceanfront waterslide
Pull up a chair and a good book – although we’re not sure you’ll get much reading done. The kids will love the dueling water slides at Breakers Resort – as well as the oceanfront sunken pirate ship. How often do you get to play on a pirate ship, honestly?
Get takeout for dinner nearby
You have plenty of social distancing options for dinner in Myrtle Beach. Not far from Breakers Resort, find Bummz Beach Cafe, with favorites such as the Beach Burger and blackened grouper. Pick up breakfast or lunch at River City Cafe, home of another classic local burger, the Kitchen Sink Burger. Soho Steak & Seafood Sushi Bar serves up a Japanese-Mediterranean menu, including a hibachi salmon that gets rave reviews – plus an array of sushi.
Did you know that Myrtle Beach is the Mini-golf capital of the world? It’s not only traditional golf that gets noticed around here. To putt among the Peter Pan characters, head to Capt Hook’s Adventure Golf. Mt. Atlanticus Minotaur Golf has 2 courses to test your game. Check out Jurassic Mini Golf with monster-sized fun with dinosaurs all around.
Can your family solve all the clues and riddles before the clock runs out? Test your sleuthing abilities at Backstage Escape Room Games, for an exciting family adventure in the Atlantis room. Riddle Escape Room Myrtle Beach features Steampunk Mansion, which could top your list of favorites when you’re done. Try the Break Out Myrtle Beach Escape Room for just the right mix of fright and challenge.
Grab some great seafood
This place epitomizes Myrtle Beach’s iconic calabash cuisine in a charming setting: Sea Captain’s House. Try the jambalaya or fried flounder. How about addictive hush puppies instead of bread for an appetizer? Also, She Crab Soup and fried shrimp are 5-star choices, and you’ll love the view from an oceanside cottage, circa the 1930s. Such a unique experience.
Ready to go?
Plenty of excitement – but lots of opportunity for serenity. That’s what Myrtle Beach delivers in a big way. When you stay at a Brittain Resort, you have even more choices for fun and relaxation. Check out the features of several Brittain Resorts ready to host your family for an unforgettable getaway. Book now and pack your bags. Our beach is your beach!