Family vacations evolve over time … it seems like it was just yesterday your kiddos were splashing in their water wings, and all of a sudden they’re teenagers and would rather just borrow the car! Fortunately, Myrtle Beach is the kind of family vacation destination that grows with your family. There’s plenty to do when they’re toddlers, and the fun continues on in the teen years.
Here are just a few of the top activities for teenagers in Myrtle Beach:
Broadway at the Beach
Think of a teen’s favorite things: shopping, dining, rides and shows, and the all-important opportunity to see and be seen … Broadway at the Beach has them all. There are jet boat rides on the lake, movies, ice cream shops, and did we mention shopping? Teenagerss love Broadway at the Beach—some of them like it even more than they like the next item on our list…
Kids love the beach, but sometimes they can get worn out. Teens, however, often enjoy a mellow day spend lounging in the sun as much as mom and dad do. Sweeten the deal by packing some iPod speakers and letting your teen play DJ, and be sure to stock up on plenty of magazines, as well as a football or Frisbee to toss around.
If your teen is itching for some night-life, you may want to give Karma a try. It’s a teen-only nightclub, restricted to those aged 13-19. The music is loud, the dance floor is full, and teens love the opportunity to dance and have fun with nothing but other teens. (Of course, a dark room packed with teens dressed for the club is not for all parents, so if you’re unsure about whether it seems like a good fit for your teen, check it out on Facebook:www.facebook.com/Teenkarma)
Learn to surf
A family vacation to Myrtle Beach can be a great time for your teen to pick up a new skill. Many kids and teens can learn to surf fairly quickly, and many area surf schools offer weeklong camps that can help take kids from the basics to catching waves. TryJack’s Surf Lessonshere in North Myrtle Beach for summer camps or private lessons.
Satisfy the need for speed
Even if your teen isn’t quite old enough yet for you to hand over the keys to the family’s minivan, you can let them take the wheel atNASCAR SpeedPark. Teens love go-karts, and, let’s face it, so do adults.
Those are just a few ideas for fun things to do with teens in Myrtle Beach, but don’t forget one of the favorite pastimes of teens on vacation the world over: hanging out by the pool right here at the hotel!