Although Myrtle Beach is known for its pristine beaches and ideal weather – we aren’t immune to an occasional rainy day or two! If you get stuck with less than ideal weather on your vacation, fret not! The Grand Strand is packed with tons of great rainy day activities. Whether you’re looking for an entire day of fun or just waiting for the storm to pass, there is plenty to do here in Myrtle Beach, SC. Check out our list of the area’s top rainy day activities and let us know what you think!
Hollywood Wax Museum | Myrtle Beach
We can’t promise you’ll see any celebrities wondering the beach while you’re here, but we can promise you can hang out with plenty of them at the Hollywood Wax Museum! This exciting attraction is fairly new to the Grand Strand but has quickly become a Myrtle Beach favorite. The hand-sculpted wax figures at this museum are so realistic that guests have reported: “ it was like they were going to speak to you!” In addition to rubbing elbows and taking pictures with your favorite stars, you will also learn about their pets, pet peeves, and accomplishments. They are open daily from 9 am until midnight. For more information about Hollywood Wax Museum and to purchase tickets visit their website or give them a call at 843-444-0091.
Backstage Escape Games | Broadway at the Beach
The magic question: can you and your teammates beat the 60-minute clock to escape? Transport to an alternate reality at Backstage Escape Games located at Broadway at the Beach. Featuring intense sound and lighting effects, props, and decorations, choose from different storylines and search to find clues. Solve a series of puzzles to see if you can beat the clock! This rainy day activity is sure to keep you and your family on your feet and having fun! Open daily from 10 am -11 pm, contact them at 843-474-2887.
Ripley’s Marvelous Mirror Maze | Myrtle Beach
We know a rainy day can be a bummer, but at Ripley’s Mirror Maze you’ll forget all about the beach day you’re missing. Work together to find your way out of the marvelous mirror maze, or lose yourself in their enchanting labyrinth! With lots of LED lights and infinity mirrors, you will challenge your perception and sense of direction with lots of laughs and fun times along the way. Ripley’s Mirror Maze is opened daily from 11 am -11 pm and is located along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. For more information, contact them at (843) 448-2331.
Franklin G. Burroughs – Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum | Myrtle Beach
The Franklin G. Burroughs – Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum strives to be one of the finest art museums in the Carolinas. With over 11 art galleries that change throughout the year, come experience exhibitions that feature paintings, textiles, sculptures, ceramics, photography, and more! The best part? It’s free! Bring the whole family and enjoy some time appreciating art of many different forms. Need more information? Visit their website or give them a call at (843) 238-2510. You can also inquire about weekly classes such as pottery and watercolors!
EdVenture Children’s Museum | Myrtle Beach
Do you have a large group of little ones in tow? Load them up and head over to the EdVenture Children’s Museum for an afternoon full of fun and adventure! Located in Market Commons, this 3,000 square foot museum is full of excitement and over 20 interactive exhibits! Get hands-on with their interactive space ship and three-screen flight simulator where kids can test their piloting skill and feel the sensation of controlling a modern passenger plane. Your kids will learn science, math, and everything in between. Open Mon-Sat from 10 am – 6p m and Sunday from 12 pm – 6 pm. Contact then at (843) 839-0475 for more information.
Ripley’s Aquarium | Broadway at the Beach
Get in touch with your nautical side at the Ripley’s Aquarium. Easily one of the most popular attractions in the area, this venue is great for groups and guests of all ages. See familiar friends, like fish from Finding Nemo, at Rainbow Rock and get up close and personal with friendly rays at the Ray Bay. Other exhibits include the Dangerous Reef, Planet Jellies, and the Discovery Center. There is also a café where you can grab a bite to eat and a gift shop for the kids to pick up a souvenir. For more details, call (843) 916-0888.
WonderWorks | Broadway at the Beach
Walk into an upside-down universe – quite literally – at WonderWorks. This interactive museum brings science to life and even manages to sneak a little education in too. WonderWorks features over 100 exhibits designed for all ages so no one is left out of the fun. Experience the winds of a category one hurricane in the hurricane shack or become a human lightning rod at the Tesla coil. You can even lay on a bed of nails! If you get hungry, grab a bite to eat at the snack bar where the adults in the group can try out the blender bike to blend their own frozen concoctions. Fun for all ages, WonderWorks is definitely worth a visit.
Open daily from 10 am – 11:30pm, call (843) 626-9962 for more information.
Dinner & A Show
What could be better than enjoying a multi-course meal and a thrilling live show? Myrtle Beach offers two unique options to make this dream a reality with Medieval Times and Pirates Voyage. Medieval Times offers a live show featuring knights battling horseback to win over the heart of the princess while Pirates Voyage features a live show where two pirate ships battle for the rights to the hidden treasure. Both offer a five-course meal with the show, so you are sure to leave with a full belly and happy kids.
- Medieval Times | Admission starts at $63.95 for adults and $36.95 for kids 12 & under | (843) 236-4635
- Pirates Voyage | Tickets start at $49.99 for adults and $29.99 for kids | (843) 497-9700