Ripley's Aquarium is just one of the many places to visit if you experience a rainy day in Myrtle Beach.
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Best Things To Do When it Rains in Myrtle Beach

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September 13, 2016

Myrtle Beach is blessed with 218 sunny days a year, making it an ideal vacation destination for more than 14 million visitors every year. But even in our sunny paradise, an occasional rainy day can interrupt your rays. Have no fear — there is plenty of indoor fun to be had while you wait for the showers to pass! Check out these great rainy-day activities, chosen by our expert staff and our loyal Facebook fans:

Rainy Day Shopping

Myrtle Beach is a shopper’s paradise and there’s absolutely no shortage of specialty shops, malls, outlet stores and boutiques in the area to keep you busy on a rainy day. Make your way to one of our outlet locations, check out a great gift shop or stay completely indoors at one of our great Myrtle Beach malls or indoor flea markets:

Coastal Grand Mall

2000 Coastal Grand Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Coastal Grand Mall, the largest indoor mall in the state, is the place to shop, take in a movie, or grab a bite to eat. Just off of 501 and Highway 17 By …

Everything Under the Sun Flea Market

811 Hwy 17S, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

So you’re in Myrtle Beach and you’ve got the shopping bug.Everyone knows that the Grand Strand is home to several traditional malls, outle …

Grand Strand Vendor Mall

3820 South Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

If you're looking for hidden treasure in Myrtle Beach, look no further than the Grand Strand Vendor Mall (formerly Myrtle Beach Flea Market). With mo …

Gay Dolphin Gift Cove

910 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Located on the Boardwalk, this iconic gift shop has been a staple of Myrtle Beach vacations for millions of families over the years. Family-owned and opera …

Inlet Square Mall

12125 Hwy 17 Bypass A12, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

Murrells Inlet has long been a popular excursion destination for visitors of Myrtle Beach. Whether you’re going to take a stroll on the MarshWalk, …

Lazy Gator Gifts

3986 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

With over 12,000 square feet of shopping, THe Lazy Gator is a great place to find Lowcountry gifts for everyone on your list, including yourself.Consi …

Myrtle Beach Mall

10177 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

Located on the north end of Myrtle Beach across from Tanger Outlets, Myrtle Beach Mall is a destination for shopping, movies, comedy, and more.Formerl …

Tanger Outlets

10835 Kings Rd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
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Area visitors will find an abundance of shopping at Tanger Factory Outlet stores. With two locations,  Tanger Outlets is the place to shop for factory sto …

Rainy Day Attractions

Myrtle Beach is full of great things to do, including plenty of great all-weather attractions including museums, aquariums, wineries and more! Here’s a look at some of the best places to go on a rainy day:

Art Museum of Myrtle Beach

3100 S Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Located on the south end of Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach’s only art museum has been attracting and displaying fine works of art since 1997. Past and pre …

Big “M” Casino

4495 Mineola Avenue, Little River, SC 29566

Rain or shine, Big M” Casino is a fun thing for adults to enjoy year-round in Myrtle Beach. This attraction boasts the only two casino boats in all of South Carolina! The Big M” Casino Ship I offers a non-smoking experience, while Ship II is smoking-optional. Both shops offer Las Vegas style gambling such as Roulette, Craps, Blackjack, Let It Ride, 3 Card Poker, Video Poker, and all of your favorite slots! Plus, you can also play Texas Hold’em Poker on Ship I. Don’t worry about getting hungry, as the Big M” Casino also has a buffet for gamblers to enjoy.

Broadway at the Beach

1325 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
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Broadway at the Beach is bursting with excitement, even when it’s raining outside. Kids of all ages love the upside down building AKA WonderWorks and their endless exhibits for the mind. If you’re hungry the complex has more than 20 spots to grab a bit to eat including King Kong Sushi, Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery, Good Time Charley’s and more.

Children's Museum of S.C.

2304 Oak Street, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Located at the former Myrtle Beach Mall site in the heart of Myrtle Beach, the Children’s Museum of South Carolina offers interactive exhibits and activities to engage your youngster’s brain. A special traveling exhibit, Alice’s Wonderland, is at the museum through May 5. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $8 per person. Children under 1 are free.

Duplin Winery

4650 Hwy 17 S, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

When most people think about drinking wine in a formal setting, visions of overly-dressed prudes comes to mind. Luckily, Duplin Winery in North Myrtle Beac …

Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center

1808 21st Avenue N., Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
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One of Myrtle Beach’s newer attractions, Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center offers three fun activities under one roof. This family-friendly facility has something for every age. Wander through rooms full of wax statues representing your favorite Hollywood actors at the Hollywood Wax Museum. Run from terrifying, blood-thirsty zombies at Outbreak:Dread the Undead. Or, save Princess Hannah in Hannah’s Maze of Mirrors. You can choose to do only one adventure, but it’s always more fun to do all three with the All Access Pass– especially on rainy days.

Ripley’s Aquarium

1110 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
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Beat the wet weather with a trip to our famous aquarium, Ripley’s Aquarium, located at Broadway at the Beach. Grab a horseshoe crab, touch sharks and even pet a stingray. Mermaids swim daily at 10 a.m.; 12 p.m.; 2 p.m.; 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Perhaps the most exciting part of Ripley’s Aquarium is the glide path through the Dangerous Reef that’s full of sharks and other species. The aquarium is open 365 days a year.

Rockin' Jump

Rockin' Jump

Rockin’ Jump is an indoor trampoline park that is fun for the whole family! Boasting a professionally trained safety staff, Rockin’ Jump keeps you safe as you enjoy jumping the day away. From large trampolines to foam pits and many other fun features, Rockin’ Jump is definitely a place to spend your time on a rainy day!

WonderWorks Myrtle Beach

1313 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
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Make no mistake – this is an upside-down building. And it’s packed with over 100 science-based interactive exhibits where visitors can lie down on a bed of nails, play virtual major league sports, explore Mars, fly a fighter jet, and much much more. There’s also laser tag, a 6D theater, and a ropes challenge course. This is a perfect place to spend several hours if the weatherman is calling for day of rain.

Rainy Day Shows

The list of shows along the Grand Strand almost reads like a choose-your-own-adventure – Alabama Theater, Carolina Opry, The Palace Theater, Medieval Times, Legends in Concert. With shows daily at most of the theaters, the entertainment is available year round, rain or shine.


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