Things To Do
Best Things To Do When it Rains in Myrtle Beach
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:
Gay Dolphin Gift Cove
910 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Hammock Shops Village
10880 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, SC 29585
Coastal Grand Mall
2000 Coastal Grand Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Everything Under the Sun Flea Market
811 Hwy 17S, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
Grand Strand Vendor Mall
3820 South Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Inlet Square Mall
12125 Hwy 17 Bypass A12, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
Lazy Gator Gifts
3986 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
$5 OFF $35 & 50% OFF The Famous Murrells Inlet Fishing Village T-Shirt!
Myrtle Beach Mall
10177 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
Tanger Outlets on Hwy 17
10835 Kings Rd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
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
Broadway at the Beach
1325 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
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, Landry’s, Good Time Charley’s and more.
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.
$5 FREE PLAY at Big M Casino
1110 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
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.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not Odd-itorium
901 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Ripley’s Haunted Adventure
913 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29526
Ripley’s Moving Theater
915 N Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Ripley’s Super Fun Zone
910 N. Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
2200 North Oak Street, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
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!
Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center
1808 21st Ave N, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
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.
Take $2 OFF an All Access Pass
Children's Museum of S.C.
3061 Howard Avenue, 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.
Escapology Myrtle Beach
If you love a good riddle or mystery, consider checking out Escapology Myrtle Beach! This escape room attraction is great for all ages and offers 3 challenging yet solvable escape room scenarios. Choose from Antidote, Th3 C0d3, and Arizona Shootout and make your way through the clues with your friends or family! Each game lasts 60 minutes; do you think you can make it out on time?
WonderWorks Myrtle Beach
1313 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
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.
Carolina Opry Theater
8901 North Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
$15 Show Ticket Package at The Calvin Gilmore Theater
4750 U.S. 17 S., North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
1220 Port Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Legends In Concert
2925 Hollywood Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Hypno Jimbo Comedy Hypnosis Stage Show
3253 Waccamaw Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
2904 Fantasy Way, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
8901-B North Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
Rainy Day Movies
The Market Common, Coastal Grande Mall, Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach Mall, and Inlet Square Mall each have places to catch the latest flicks, so why not enjoy a summer blockbuster at one of these Myrtle Beach movie theaters?
AMC Broadway 17
1175 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Cinemark Myrtle Beach
2100 Coastal Grand Cir, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Grand 14 Cinema
4002 DeVille Street, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Rainy Day Games
When is the last time you took your entire family or a bunch of your close friends out bowling? Bowling alleys can be found in Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, North Myrtle Beach and Little River and offer fun themed days as well as glow bowling. There’s also some great arcades in the Myrtle Beach area for those looking to get their game on:
Fun Plaza Arcade
902 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Video game consoles have put plenty of arcades out of business, but Fun Plaza Arcade is a Myrtle Beach tradition. As far as arcades go, they’ve got it all – skee ball, air hockey, racing simulators, old-timey baseball games, skill games, and video games, too.
Garden City Pavilion Arcade
103 Atlantic Ave, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
Rainy Day Activities
If you’d rather save a few bucks and don’t want to indulge in the many attractions and shopping centers Myrtle Beach has to offer, here’s a few more ideas to keep you busy when it rains:
Look for shells
Some of the best shells can be found during and immediately after a good rain. Be sure it’s safe to go outdoors and bring a basket or a bag to collect some goodies. They make a perfect souvenir to bring home or a special gift or accessory for your home. Enjoy the peace and quiet before the crowds hit the beach again in search of the sun.
Eat out at a restaurant
Myrtle Beach is home to over 1,000 restaurants, from steak houses to endless seafood buffets. Fan favorites for a rainy day include Oscar’s in North Myrtle Beach, the many restaurants at The Market Common, Barefoot Landing and Broadway at the Beach. Fans love to waste the day away at Margaritaville! If you’re craving something specific try any of our fabulous Italian restaurants, pizza parlors, sandwich shops, sushi spots and raw bars.
Relax in your hotel
Use the rainy day as quality time to unwind in your Myrtle Beach hotel or rental. Relax, read a book or take a nap. Just be sure to leave your balcony door cracked so you can hear the rain against the waves. Some fans said they use these days to teach their kids new games or have fun movie marathons (Jaws, anyone?). Check with your hotel to see if they offer free DVD rentals or in-room movie selections.
Our visitors take advantage of the indoor amenities at their Myrtle Beach resort like the pools, hot tubs and lazy rivers. Some of them even said they’ll swim outside as long as there’s no lightning. Like one fan said, you’re wet anway.” Click here for a list of hotels with great indoor pools and water features.