How To Entertain Your Tween 101- Myrtle Beach Style


You know what we hear again and again from parents vacationing in Myrtle Beach with kids? “When we visit Myrtle Beach, we never hear ‘I’m bored.’ It’s a miracle.”

The fact is, Myrtle Beach tons of activities for all ages, from toddlers to retirees. But if you’ve got kids who straddle the line between kid and teenager, you’ve got your work cut out for you. Sometimes it’s hard to find the perfect activity to entertain your tweens, but if you’ve come to Myrtle Beach, you’re good. This town is loaded with fun activities! Here are some to look into:

Barefoot Landing
Located in North Myrtle Beach, this outdoor shopping and entertainment venue adjacent to the Intracoastal Waterway has great shopping, which is an activity in which most tweens are happy to partake.

Be sure to stop over at Alligator Adventure near Barefoot Landing, where kids can get up-close and personal with reptile life. The live feedings of 15-foot gators are always popular, as is the snake handling shows. You can get more information at Alligator Adventure’s website.

Myrtle Waves Water Park
The largest water park in South Carolina, Myrtle Waves serves up 20 acres of swerving, curving waves and chutes and more than one million gallons of water. It’s a great way to cool off in the summertime, and there’s plenty of fun for your more adventurous tween or a more conservative swimmer.

Ripley’s Aquarium
Ripley’s is the most visited attraction in Myrtle Beach. Kids love exploring the different areas of the aquarium, which give insight into a dangerous reef (This is the most popular attraction. Because, you know, sharks.), a shallow lagoon where you can reach out and touch rays, a rainbow-colored Indo-Pacific coral reef and the colorful equatorial rainforest of the Rio Amazon.

Fun Warehouse
This all-inclusive facility for family entertainment includes a huge array of activities. What are you looking for? A state of the art arcade? Laser tag? Inflatables? Roller-skating? Rollerball mini-bowling?  Fun Warehouse is your spot. Plus, there’s a 21-and-over lounge inside the Fun Warehouse for mom and dad.

Broadway at the Beach
There are so many great attractions, nightlife, dining and shopping at Broadway at the Beach, many visitors consider it a must-visit destination for every Myrtle Beach vacation! Tweens especially love NASCAR Speedpark, where they can get behind the wheel of a go-kart and test out their need for speed.

A flight on the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel lasts for about 10 minutes, but it’s definitely 10 minutes you won’t soon forget! Enjoy the spectacular views of Myrtle Beach, and if you head that way at night, check out the light show. You’ll want a camera for this one!

Medieval Times
The 11th century-style castle comes to life with six knights, authentic armor and a thrilling show. Medieval Times also serves a four-course meal fit for royalty—dinner and a show that’s great for the whole family.

Also, have we mentioned the beach? Tweens love the beach, whether they’re relaxing, swimming, boogie boarding, or playing fun beach games like Frisbee or football.

Posted 6/20/13