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No two vacations to Myrtle Beach are alike—or at least they don’t have to be, because there are always new things to do and see every time you visit. And that includes different options for families whose kids are at different ages.
There are plenty of choices in Myrtle Beach for things to do with younger kids. Here are just a few options:
The Myrtle Beach SkyWheel
If you want the very best view on the Grand Strand, you’ve got to check out the SkyWheel. Located in the heart of the Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Boardwalk and Promenade, the SkyWheel is a nearly 200-foot-tall ride to amazing ocean and city views. And best yet, kids 2 and younger are free—just ask for an angel ticket at the ticket window.
Cherry Grove Pier
This family owned fishing pier, located about a 20 minute drive from North Beach Plantation, is a fun place to bring the whole family to enjoy the view on the observation deck and watch people fishing from the pier. Many young kids also enjoy a few hours spent fishing with mom and dad, and the Cherry Grove pier is a great place for fishing—you can get your rod, bait and license in the tackle shop. Keep in mind that you will need a $2 pass in order to walk the pier.
Painter’s Ice Cream
We love this ice cream shop—it’s a North Myrtle Beach staple. Homemade ice cream with a side of nostalgia; kids love it. They don’t have a website, but you can find them at 2408 Hwy. 17 S., North Myrtle Beach.
This Broadway at the Beach attraction is called an “amusement park for the mind,” and for good reason! Kids love the hands-on exhibits, full of fun with an educational edge. Plan carefully about when you go, because it can get crowded. If your kids are early risers, that can be a great way to beat the crowds.
The Children’s Museum of South Carolina
This is another great opportunity to combine fun with education. Look for hands on activities for kids with a creative emphasis. Some recent exhibits include a hurricane simulator, a weather center and newsdesk with green screen and a learn to drive exhibit.
This Barefoot Landing animal park features alligators, yes—you can watch them leap from the water to be fed in warmer months—but it also includes a wide array of animals that fascinate young kids, including large cats, exotic birds, kangaroos, lemurs, turtles and even warthogs!
Of course, all of these places to visit are simply extras, when the real appeal of a Myrtle Beach vacation is in the fun of taking your child to the beach! Well, that and the pool. Kids love pools, and we have great pools at North Beach Plantation!