Everyone has their own traditions during Myrtle Beach vacations – fireworks, favorite restaurants, places to set up shop on the beach – and if hitting up the area’s oldest arcade isn’t on your list of things to do every year, it’s probably something worth considering. Because, who doesn’t like games? And also, the flashing lights and computerized noises bouncing through the space can sometimes create a mesmerizing atmosphere that can’t be found outside of the hallowed grounds of a good arcade. Located on the Boardwalk section of Ocean Boulevard, Fun Plaza Arcade has a little bit of everything, new and vintage. Try your hand at Skee-ball, beat the clock by sinking enough free throws to earn bragging rights for the rest of the night, hit the air hockey puck around, take a seat and enjoy one of the old-fashioned baseball games (circa 1957) lining the walls. There are also numerous racing simulators, games of luck and chance, classic arcade games, a fortune teller that you may or may not want to consult first thing after entering, those claw-drop games that seldom reward the operator, and plenty of other ways to earn tickets that can buy you all kinds of mementos and toys at the prize booth. “Late night” is relative to the time of year. For example, in the summer months there are vacationing revelers walking the Boulevard until the wee hours of the morning. But in the colder seasons the strip can seem like a ghost town. Fun Plaza is open accordingly – as long as there are plenty of people in town looking for some good, old-school gaming fun, they’ll keep the doors up from after breakfast until at least midnight. The best bet, with regards to operating hours, is to just give them a call. Also, now’s the perfect time to start saving your quarters for your next Fun Plaza Arcade experience!
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