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10 Ways to Beat the Summer Heat in Myrtle Beach
It’s no secret that Myrtle Beach gets pretty hot in the summertime, but that’s what people love about vacationing here! Summer is an awesome time to bask in the sun, play in the water, and have tons of fun. Sometimes, though, you need to take a break from outdoors and chill out inside, relax in the shade, or take a refreshing dip in a pool.
Here are 10 great ways to beat the summer heat in Myrtle Beach:
No matter how old you are, playing arcade games is always fun! Lucky for you, there are tons of arcades in the Myrtle Beach area where you can have a blast and beat the heat at the same time. You can find arcades along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, at Dave & Buster’s, at the Coastal Grand Mall, at Broadway at the Beach, and even at a fun location of Ultimate California Pizza.
Sit back, relax, and enjoy the shade on an entertaining and informational boat tour! Cap’n Rod’s Lowcountry Tours offers two awesome tours; The Lighthouse Shell Island Tour and the Plantation River Tour. Both of these tours are family-friendly and take place on a boat with a shaded deck and modern restrooms. If you happen to be keeping cool under the shady trees at Brookgreen Gardens, then you can also look into the Pontoon Boat Rides where you will learn about the nature and history of the area.
Broadway at the Beach
1325 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
While Broadway at the Beach is technically and outdoor entertainment center, you can easily keep cool by jumping from store to store and browsing unique items and souvenirs in an air conditioned space. Broadway at the Beach is also home to two movie theaters, where you can take a break from the sun and catch a cool new flick. You can also keep cool by using your problem solving skills at Backstage Escape Games and Backstage Mirror Maze!
Wild Water & Wheels
910 Highway 17 S, Myrtle Beach, SC 29575
What better way to beat the heat than by spending the day at a waterpark? Wild Water & Wheels is a family-friendly attraction that offers a variety of waterslides and water features that will keep you cool and entertained throughout the day. Guests at Wild Water & Wheels will also have fun racing around the go-kart track and challenging friends and family to a round or two of mini-golf.
Ice Cream Shops
Ice cream is not only one of the tastiest desserts in creation, but it is also a delicious way to keep cool in the summer. Myrtle Beach is home to tons of fantastic ice cream and frozen yogurt shops that serve up a variety of flavors, toppings, and frozen concoctions. Grab a cone, shake, milkshake, or another ice cream treat to lower your body temperature and make your taste buds happy.
Of course, one of the easiest ways to keep cool in the summer is to stay indoors. There are a few museums in Myrtle Beach where you can stay inside and enjoy the A/C while learning new things. The Art Museum of Myrtle Beach is a free attraction that features a variety of artwork and interesting exhibits, and even some programs for kids and adults. On the other hand, there is also the Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Complex where the family can enjoy three different exhibits: the Hollywood Wax Museum, Hannah’s Mirror Maze, and Outbreak. Another museum that will help keep you cool and entertained is WonderWorks. This museum, which can easily be spotted as the upside-down house” at Broadway at the Beach, is home to several unique exhibits, games, rides, an arcade, a ropes course, and more!
Myrtle Beach boasts hundreds of amazing award-winning restaurants; so when you find yourself getting too hot outside, why not sit down for a meal? From fresh seafood to top-notch Mexican, Italian, Asian, French, and other cuisines, there is a restaurant in the area to suit the taste buds of every vacationer. Whether you choose to sit down in an air-conditioned dining room, or enjoy a meal on a covered deck, treating yourself to a delicious meal is a great way to stay cool while in Myrtle Beach.
After spending the day having a good time outside under the South Carolina sun, book tickets to an early evening or night show at one of the many theaters in the area. Catch tribute acts to some of your favorite singers at Legends in Concert, see that band you love at the House of Blues, or see a family-friendly variety show at the Alabama Theatre, the Carolina Opry Theatre, or GTS Theatre. Whichever theater you chose, you will definitely have a memorable time being entertained while cooling off from the day’s heat.
Be adventurous and beat the heat at the same time by trying out an awesome watersport while in Myrtle Beach! Places like Express Watersports and Downwind Sails Watersports offer services such as parasailing, jet skiing, sailboat rides, eco tours, banana boating, and much more. If that’s not what you’re looking for, then call up Kokopelli Surf Camp, where you will be taught by professionals to surf. Kokopelli will also deliver surfboard, kayak, and paddleboard rentals to you anywhere along the beach!
Going to the beach at night
So the beach may not seem like the ideal place to go to beat the summer heat in Myrtle Beach, but you’d be surprised how great the beach can be in the evening. After the sun goes down, find your favorite spot on the beach and listen to the waves while feeling the sand between your toes. You’ll be thankful that you can enjoy Myrtle Beach’s best attraction and stay cool at the same time.