Spend your vacation taking advantage of all Myrtle Beach has to offer. When you’re not soaking up the sun on the beach or by the pool, there are an array of attractions to keep you busy and entertained. We have compiled a list of the top family-friendly attractions to experience in the area during your stay.

Myrtle Waves Water Park – A favorite among visitors and locals, Myrtle Waves will cool you down with over 20 acres of swerves, curves, waves, and chutes. Grab the family and head over to enjoy over 30 water slides and 1.2 million gallons of water – making it the largest water park in the state!

SkyWheel Myrtle Beach – This observation wheel is a must-see, standing tall at nearly 200 ft. and located at the heart of the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. Get inside a fully enclosed, air conditioned gondola and enjoy the best view of the Myrtle Beach shoreline, day or night.

Ripley’s Aquarium – Head to the aquarium for a day of exploring! Watch the tropical fish, jellyfish, mermaid shows, sharks, seahorses, and even touch stingrays. You can also roam through the Rio Amazon Rainforest, Penguin Playhouse and even meet sloths – the aquarium’s newest attraction.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not Odditorium – Located just across from the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and the SkyWheel, encounter unforgettable oddities and interactive exhibits that must be seen to be believed. See a 6-legged cow, transformers made of car parts, and have your picture taken with replicas of the tallest and shortest humans that ever lived.

The FunPlex – Visit Ocean Blvd. in Downtown Myrtle Beach to take a ride on Sky Velocity to experience weightlessness and catch 360-degree views of the beach. Ride the Fun in the Sun Coaster, play carnival games, eat yummy fair favorites, and much more at this family-friendly park.

Broadway Grand Prix – Located at Broadway at the Beach, this indoor/outdoor recreation complex offers 7 unique go-kart tracks, 2 mini golf courses, rock climbing, a bungee ride, arcade and more. Touted the ultimate family attraction in Myrtle Beach, there is plenty of fun to enjoy for all ages.

WonderWorks – Professor Wonder invites you to explore the Wonder Zones at his Up-Side Down Laboratory. Located at Broadway at the Beach, this attraction has over 100 hands-on science exhibits plus laser tag, a ropes course and a 6D motion ride. A must-see for all science lovers!

Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center – Roam through the Wax Museum and snap photos with your favorite celebrities and even dance on stage with pop stars. Walk through

Hannah’s Maze of Mirrors looking for Princess Hannah or take a thrilling journey through Outbreak Dread the Undead hunting zombies. Lots to explore at this 3-in-1 attraction.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans – Head to the Pelicans ballpark to catch a Minor League baseball game throughout the summer season. Grab a hotdog, some peanuts, a cold beverage and sit back to enjoy this Cubs affiliate team take on their opponent.

Brookgreen Gardens – This magnificent sculpture garden and wildlife preserve offers a daily selection of tours, excursions and exhibits. The 9,100-acre attraction includes several themed gardens featuring American figurative sculptures, Lowcountry Zoo, and trails through several ecosystems in the nature reserves throughout the property.

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