Myrtle Beach has always felt like a family destination to me, which is unsurprising as family trips were the reason I visited when growing up. Myrtle Beach is an undeniably welcoming place for families to stay—whether you visit from the snowy north or the sunny south. It’s a perfect balance of coastal beauty with picture-perfect sunny summer weather.
If you’re seeking out a quintessential family getaway to the coast, Myrtle Beach is ready to deliver. The Oceanfront Boardwalk and Promenade is lined with family-friendly restaurants, attractions, and photo opportunities. Spend three days in Myrtle Beach and you’ll take home memories to last a lifetime.
Expect warm summers and somewhat cooler temperatures the rest of the year.
If you only have time for one thing, make it the SkyWheel.
Your first day in Myrtle Beach should be all about the beach. This shoreline is an excellent place to learn how to surf as the waves average between three and four feet tall. Hang ten with the kids and enjoy the sunshine.
Don’t dry off just yet. The blue skies and smooth waves mean more fun in the sun—this time on a Jet Ski. Speed through the Intracoastal Waterway for a few hours with the kids in hot pursuit.
After a full day at the beach, get to know Myrtle Beach’s history. Walking tours are fun, though trolley tours are ideal for keeping little legs fresh. Ride the trolley past historic landmarks, noting any ice cream shops you’ll want to revisit later.
After you ride the Skywheel, balance the kids' desires to play more games on the boardwalk with the fun of a scavenger hunt around the city— it'll help everyone choose which activities to try next. A self-guided scavenger hunt is playable on your phone, covering the parks, pier, and everything in between.
On your last day in Myrtle Beach, make the most of your location and take a day trip to Charleston. A round-trip, all-inclusive package includes a horse and carriage ride, a boat tour, a plantation visit, and stops at other local landmarks.
Arrive back in Myrtle Beach for one final activity: a professional photoshoot. A trained local photographer will help you capture your vacation memories forever—all you have to do is bring the same smile you’ve been wearing all weekend.