Things To Do
Best Things To Do in Myrtle Beach When it Rains
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 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:
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. Ripley’s Aquarium is home to an array of aquatic life, including sharks, penguins, stingrays, jellyfish and so much more! A new sloth exhibit is also coming in spring 2023.
Ripley’s offers a variety of hands-on activities, including petting stingrays, holding horseshoe crabs, or even experiencing a fun Penguin Encounter. The aquarium is a great place to spend a day dodging a summer storm or just taking a break from the sun!
Ripley’s Believe It or Not Odd-itorium
901 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Ready to be amazing, impressed and maybe just a bit baffled during your Myrtle Beach trip? Ripley’s Odd-itorium, located along the strip on Ocean Boulevard, is the rainy-day destination for you. A variety of human and animal oddities are on display with topics ranging from pop culture to science to travel and more. Take shelter from the weather amongst the bizarre and interesting exhibits at this one-of-a-kind museum.
Sky Zone Myrtle Beach
2200 North Oak Street, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Sky Zone (formerly Rockin’ Jump) is an indoor trampoline park that is fun for the whole family! Boasting a professionally trained safety staff, Sky Zone keeps you safe as you enjoy jumping the day away. From large trampolines to foam pits and many other fun features, Sky Zone 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
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.
4650 Hwy 17 S, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
If you’re enjoying a couples retreat or a girls trip to the beach, a day at Duplin Winery may just be the cure for the rainy day blues. Duplin Winery is a laid-back good time located at Barefoot Landing. Enjoy a wine tasting that includes samples of the winery’s signature muscadine wines with a knowledgeable staff member to guide you through.
WonderWorks Myrtle Beach
1313 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Make no mistake – WonderWorks is an upside-down building fun of entertainment and fun. The Broadway at the Beach attraction is 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, Charles Bach’s Wonders. 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
The Carolina Opry Theater is home to a variety of shows that run throughout the year, a perfect indoor escape on a rainy vacation day. The Carolina Opry Show is an award-winning extravaganza that blends two hours of high-energy music, comedy and dance in a luxurious theater complete with state-of-the-art lighting, sound and special effects. Time Warp takes guests through the music of the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s with a fast-paced and exciting show. Celebrate the holidays in the winter months with the beloved Carolina Opry Christmas Show.
4750 U.S. 17 S., North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
The Alabama Theatre, located at Barefoot Landing, is home to two exciting shows along with guest artists throughout the year. The theater’s brand new show, Iconic, debuts in February 2023. Iconic features an updated song list, comedy, and thrills with an all-star cast of entertainment pros. In November and December, the South’s Grandest Christmas Show returns to bring the joy of the Christmas season to the Myrtle Beach stage.
1220 Port Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Looking for a show off the beaten path? GTS Theatre offers a fun and unforgettable change from the ordinary. GTS Theatre is a 1920’s-style cabaret theatre with an art deco theme featuring the Original Motown Tribute Show in Myrtle Beach along with a variety of other shows throughout the year.
Charles Bach Wonders
1320 Celebrity Circle, #191, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Charles Bach’s Broadway at the Beach theater features a variety of shows throughout the year. Charles Bach’s Wonders magic show is a high-energy display full of wonder and magic for the whole family. Adults will enjoy the Hypnosis comedy show, which features humor best suited for those 18+. Take shelter at the state-of-the-art theater and take in an unforgettable show.
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:
Dave & Buster’s
1322 Celebrity Cir, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Grab a cold one and load up your game card at Dave & Buster’s for a day of fun in the massive arcade. In addition to a huge selection of games, Dave & Buster’s features an extensive menu, full bar, and plenty of TVs to catch sporting events. The entertainment mecca is located at Broadway at the Beach and is the perfect place to hide out from poor weather or even beat the midday heat.
810 Billiards & Bowling
1105 Hwy 17 South, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
With multiple locations on the Grand Strand, 810 Bowling & Billiards offers an upscale twist on your typical bowling alley and a perfect respite from a dreary day. With state-of-the-art bowling lanes, a full-service bar, tasty and innovative menu, and a variety of board and bar games, 810 is a great spot to spend a day indoors.