Best Myrtle Beach Activities for Spring Breakers

By Marissa Polascak • February 23, 2016
Check out these cool activities on your Spring Break in Myrtle Beach!
Check out these cool activities on your Spring Break in Myrtle Beach!

Spring Break is right around the corner, and Myrtle Beach is always a top destination for spring break fun! With amazing beaches, top-notch dining, shopping, shows, live music, and an array of fantastic attractions, it makes sense that the Grand Strand attracts spring breakers year after year.

While there are tons of awesome things to do in Myrtle Beach during spring break, here’s a list of some of the best Myrtle Beach activities for spring breakers:

Amusement Parks & Entertainment Centers

Myrtle Beach is home to several family-friendly amusement parks and entertainment centers that are fun for everyone! Spring breakers will love spending time playing games and riding rides at the following places:

Broadway Grand Prix: Broadway Grand Prix is home to seven go-kart tracks, two mini-golf courses, batting cages, an arcade, a carousel, the SkyCoaster, and more!

Family Kingdom: A classic Myrtle Beach favorite located in downtown Myrtle Beach, Family Kingdom boasts tons of rides, games, and concessions.

Fun Plaza Arcade: Fun Plaza Arcade is located in the heart of Myrtle Beach along the Boardwalk. This arcade has new and vintage games that people of all ages can enjoy.

Fun Warehouse: Fun Warehouse is an indoor complex that is home to an arcade, roller rink, laser tag, inflatables, party rooms, rollerball, mini-bowling, and a snack bar. This attraction is currently in the process of adding a multi-level go-kart track to the facility.

Garden City Pavilion Arcade: Situated near the Garden City Pier, this two-level arcade is home to classic arcade games as well as newer games.

Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center: The Hollywood Wax Museum and Entertainment Center is easy to spot with King Kong on top of the building. This entertainment complex features a wax museum, a zombie-themed attraction, and a mirror maze.

House of Blues: While you're here on break, be sure to check the House of Blues schedule and see if any of your favorite artists will be here.

Nascar Speed Park: Visit Nascar Speed Park and enjoy a ride in an official NASCAR car or a pace car.

OD Pavilion Amusement Park: Located in North Myrtle Beach, the OD Pavilion Amusement Park is home to several nostalgic rides, an arcade, and concessions.

Ripley's Believe It or Not Odd-Torium: Check out this cool attraction on Ocean Boulevard which features a museum of odd exhibits.

Ripley's Haunted Adventure: Are you ready to brave a scary attraction? Ripley's Haunted Adventure is a walk-through haunted house that is sure to send chills up your spine.

Ripley's Moving Theater: Stop by Ripley's Moving Theater and experience 5-D technology while watching a flick on the big screen.

SkyWheel: View Myrtle Beach from a new perspective on the SkyWheel. Check out the downtown Myrtle Beach area from 200-ft in the air!

Surf's Up: This warehouse-sized fun zone is home to laser tag, arcade games, rock-climbing, and an all-you-can-eat pizza buffet.

WonderWorks: Located at Broadway at the Beach, WonderWorks is an "upside-down house" that is full of excitement. This interactive museum has rides, games, hands-on exhibits, an arcade, indoor ropes course, outdoor ropes course, zipline, and more!

Animal Exhibits

Do you love animals? Spend part of your Myrtle Beach spring break enjoying the following animal exhibits:

Alligator Adventure: This reptile park, located adjacent to Barefoot Landing, features hundreds of species of reptiles as well as other exotic animals. Alligator Adventure is also home to Utan - the largest crocodile in captivity!

Ripley's Aquarium: This 85,000 square foot aquarium displays unique exhibits as well as a shark tunnel, sting-ray bay, a discovery center where you can touch horseshoe crabs, sea urchins, and star fish, and much more.

T.I.G.E.R.S. Preserve: This is an attraction for the true animal lover. T.I.G.E.R.S. Preserve is a safari where guests can experience wild animals like tigers, elephants, monkeys, and lions in a natural setting. T.I.G.E.R.S. also has the Preservation Station at Barefoot Landing, where guests can see tiger cubs for free behind glass, and can also get their pictures taken with the precious animals for a fee.

Waccatee Zoo: This family owned zoo is home to over 100 species of animals like lions, tigers, primates, bears, exotic birds, and much more.

Bowling

Myrtle Beach is home to two special bowling alleys that, well, aren't your traditional bowling alleys:

710 North Myrtle Beach: 710 North Myrtle Beach offers a variety of bowling, games, a menu with gourmet options, and a full-service bar. This is definitely the new, cool hangout in the area.

Frank Theatres CineBowl & Grille: Located inside the Inlet Square Mall, Frank Theatres CineBowl & Grille is home to a movie theater, bowling alley, arcade games, a bar, and a full-service restaurant.

Events

Each week there are always new, fun, and exiciting events going on around the Grand Strand. Spring breakers will enjoy all the different things to do. These events can be found here on our events calendar!

Nightlife

Of course, who wouldn't want to dance the night away during spring break? Here are some places to check out for fun nightlife in Myrtle Beach:

The Boathouse Waterway Bar & Grill

Senor Frogs

Pirate's Cove Lounge

House of Blues

Bandito's Restaurant and Cantina

Bourbon Street

The 8th Avenue Tiki Bar & Grill

Club Touch at 2001

Crocodile Rocks

Outdoor Attractions

While visiting Myrtle Beach for spring break, you will most likely spend a ton of time outside. Here are some cool outdoor attractions to check out while in town:

The Beach: While it may or not be hot enough to go swimming in the ocean during spring break, it is still a great time to kick back and relax on the beach!

Watersports: There are several watersports companies in the area that provide services like parasailing, banana boats, surfing, stand up paddleboards, jet skis, and more.

Piers: There are plenty of piers to visit in the Myrtle Beach area. Whether you want to go to a pier for a meal, to go for a stroll, or to fish, it is definitely worth checking out one or two while you're here.

Golf & Mini-Golf: Everywhere you turn in Myrtle Beach, there seems to be a golf or mini-golf course. Spring breakers will have a blast at any of these courses.

Zipline & Ropes Courses: Test your bravery at any of the zipline & ropes courses in the area, including Radical Ropes, Go Ape!, Soar + Explore, and Adrenaline Adventures.

Brookgreen Gardens: This outdoor attraction used to be a plantation back in the day, but it is now a gorgeous property featuring gardens and sculptures, as well as a small zoo.

State Parks: Of course, you can always check out Myrtle Beach State Park and Huntington Beach State Park for an awesome experience in nature.

Murrells Inlet MarshWalk: Be sure to check out the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk where you will find restaurants and live music.

Shopping

The Grand Strand is home to an array of great shopping:

Barefoot Landing: This outdoor mall features specialty shops, dining, theaters, attractions, and more.

Broadway at the Beach: Broadway at the Beach is an outdoor complex that features unique shops, restaurants, attractions, and tons of fun things to do!

Coastal Grand Mall: This indoor mall has all of your favorite shops as well as a food court, movie theater, and arcade.

Inlet Square Mall: Located in Murrells Inlet, Inlet Square Mall has several shops as well as Frank's Cinebowl & Grille.

Myrtle Beach Mall: Located in North Myrtle Beach, the Myrtle Beach Mall is home to shops, a food court, and a movie theater.

The Market Common: Take a step out of Myrtle Beach and into a new place at The Market Common. This beautiful outdoor shopping complex features upscale shops, a movie theater, restaurants, and more.

Tanger Outlets: Boasting two locations along the Grand Strand, Tanger Outlets features outlet stores of your favorite brands.