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 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, stingrays, jellyfish and so much more! As of 2020, adorable penguins are on permanent vacation at Ripley’s Penguin Playhouse inside the aquarium.
Hands-on activities include 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
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.
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 – 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, 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.
The Alabama Theatre, located at Barefoot Landing, is home to two exciting shows along with guest artists throughout the year. ONE The Show delivers an upbeat live show with music, dance and comedy from February through October. In November and December, the South’s Grandest Christmas Show brings 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.
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:
Garden City Pavilion Arcade
103 Atlantic Ave, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576