Summer 2016: What to Do With the Kids

familyThe kids have been out of school for at least a week and are saying, “I’m bored, what can we do?” There is much to do in the Myrtle Beach area, but where to start and how much do they cost? Is it family affordable?

Do your kids like sports, water activities, rides, reading? There is something for every child but you need to know where to look.

How about a trip to the state parks? Both area state parks are open every day of the year, including holidays, for walks, bicycling and nature and bird watching. Details at Huntington Beach State Park, on U.S. 17 between Murrells Inlet and Litchfield Beach, across from Brookgreen Gardens and Myrtle Beach State Park, on U.S. 17 Business, one mile south of Farrow Parkway/South Ocean Boulevard, across from Seagate Village are great day trips for the whole family.

TIGERS (The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species) is a great family day and one you will never forget!  It is quite pricey but worth it.  Imagine holding a baby tiger or having a monkey hug you! You can also check out a sample of animals at the Preservation exhibit at Barefoot Landing.

Waccatee Zoo, 8400 Enterprise Avenue, over 50 acres of viewing area and over 100 species of animals and is a great day out for animal lovers of all ages. “The “Beast” Kept Secret in Myrtle Beach.

Looking for movies, outdoor concerts and other free family affordable activities? Check out our post on free summer fun covering Barefoot Landing, Broadway at the Beach, Downtown Myrtle Beach and Market Common.

Kids want to learn to cook or act or learn another new skill?  There may still be some openings in summer camps.

For a fun family day, check out the new rides at Myrtle Waves Water Park or Wild Water & Wheels. If you plan on returning, it may be worth it to buy a season pass.

Indoor Entertainment:

First stop, check out the Horry County Library for reading programs and free special events. Did you know you can even rent movies for free? Many of them have arts and crafts and more.

The Children’s Museum of South Carolina (CMSC) is a must for locals and tourist alike. Come learn while you play. Check out their web page for activities and special events.

Ripley’s Aquarium has lots of fun activities for the whole family beyond the beautiful tanks.  Check out their camps and learning activities for the kids.

The Art Museum, Brookgreen Gardens and Bass Pro have some fun activities and we highlighted them in summer camps.

And the best free, family fun day?  The beach.  Aren’t we lucky we live so close!

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