Things To Do
Top things to do in Myrtle Beach with teenagers
As a person stuck somewhere between childhood and adulthood, it’s sometimes hard for teens to genuinely want to spend every moment of vacation time with the family.
Whether it’s a curfew, a sleepover at a friend’s house, or the bustling streets of Myrtle Beach in the summertime, they’re constantly craving and testing the boundaries of their newfound freedom. And a week on the Grand Strand is no different.
This can be a trying time for parents, and there are definitely places in town where you wouldn’t want your child to be exploring those boundaries.
But as a family-friendly resort destination for millions of families every year, Myrtle Beach has more than its fair share of fun and safe things for teenagers to do with or without the adults.
So check out this list, run it by your teen(s), use your best discretion, and let the good times begin.
Things To Do
Broadway Grand Prix
1820 21st Avenue North, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Teens love to drive things, especially the ones who haven’t gotten their licenses yet. If that’s the case with your kids, the seven go-kart tracks at this attraction will be an exciting way for them to get some experience pushing the pedals and steering at the same time. And if they get tired of racing, Broadway Grand Prix also has two 18-hole putt-putt courses, a rock-climbing wall, video game arcade, and a sky-coaster that takes riders flying through air like a superhero.
Wild Water & Wheels
910 Highway 17 S, Myrtle Beach, SC 29575
This family-friendly water park is large enough for parents and teens to co-exist in the same place without having to hang out the whole time. Mom and dad might want to relax on the 950-foot lazy river, but the kids may have their sight set on speed slides like the Free Fall Cliff Dive. Either way, everyone can meet up afterwards for a game of mini-golf, a ride on the go-kart track, or a splash session on the bumper boats.
Kokopelli Surf Camp & Paddle Board Tours
702 Sea Mountain Hwy. N. Unit 5 , North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
This locally-owned wave-riding camp offers teens (and anyone else) the opportunity to do something that’s cooler than whatever else the other kids at school did this summer. And in addition to being a great workout, surfing and paddle-boarding can also be something that your teen might enjoy for the rest of their lives, so why not get them started young? The professional instructors at Kokopelli create a safe, exciting experience for students of all skill-levels, and offer everything from one-on-one lessons to weekly camps.
Myrtle Waves Water Park
3000 10th Ave. North, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Set on 20 acres of land across from Broadway at the Beach, South Carolina’s largest water park is an exciting alternative to a day at the beach. Parents can hop on a raft ride or grab a seat in one of the hundreds of lounge chairs throughout the park while the teens ride the Turbo Twisters, Snake Mountain, Riptide Rockets, and more.
Sky Zone Myrtle Beach
2200 North Oak Street, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Let your teens run wild at Rockin’ Jump indoor trampoline park in Myrtle Beach. There are several fun things to do here, including the Jump Arena, Dodgeball Arena, Slam Dunk Zone, and Ninja Course. Admission is broken down into the following prices:
•30 minutes: $10
•60 minutes: $17
•90 minutes: $21
•120 minutes: $26
Dave & Buster’s
1322 Celebrity Cir, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Head over to Dave & Buster’s at Broadway at the Beach for an awesome experience for your teens. This family-friendly attraction boasts a large arcade as well as a sports bar with delicious food and beverages. Parents can sit back and sip on a beer or cocktail while teens have a blast playing a variety of traditional and modern games in the arcade.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans Baseball Team
1251 21st Avenue North, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
If your teenagers are baseball fans, then be sure to check out the Myrtle Beach Pelicans if you’re in town during baseball season. TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Stadium was named the best baseball experience in South Carolina, and for good reason. The team at the Pelicans Stadium make sure that guests have a fun time watching the game as well as interacting with mascots, playing on-field games during intermission, enjoying fireworks nights, special giveaways, and more.
Places to hang out
Broadway at the Beach
1325 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Even for the most active teens, it’d be hard to experience everything that this popular attraction has to offer. In addition to all of the specialty shops, Broadway is home to places like Wonder Works where teens can spend hours exploring this amusement park for the mind; Dragon’s Lair Fantasy Golf, a 36-hole putt-putt facility complete with a fire-breathing, smack-talking dragon; the infinite reflections at Backstage Mirror Maze; and plenty of rides at Pavilion Park. But sometimes the most fun can be had just roaming around and stopping occasionally to feed the always-hungry carp in the lake.
House of Blues
4640 Highway 17 S., North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
The area’s premier live music venue is a great place to drop the kids off for a show if you need a few hours to yourselves. The House of Blues hosts a variety of musical acts ranging from rock to country and everything in between. Most shows are all-ages, and ticket prices are typically in the $20 – $30 range.
River Island Adventures
1249 Vera Rd, Longs, SC 29568
Looking for an adventure? Get out and enjoy nature at River Island Adventures where you can explore, relax, and escape your busy life. Located on the Waccamaw River, you can see the breathtaking views while kayaking, tubing, or boating! Make an escape to their 48-acre private island and feel free to camp overnight. There are plenty of places to sit back and take in nature, whether that’s in one of the tree swings, hammocks, or picnic area. Discover something new and indulge yourself in nature!
Extreme Laser Tag
964 Lake Arrowhead Rd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
Some teens have too much energy and not enough outlets for using it. Well this state-of-the-art laser shoot-out is one stimulating and safe way to expend some of their stored-up vigor. Participants team up, suit up, and enter the arena for a futuristic game of Capture the Flag in a smoke-filled, multi-level maze. Win or lose, Extreme Laser Tag is an exciting game of skill and imagination that gamers, athletes, and geeks alike will enjoy.
Mount Atlanticus Miniature Golf
707 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
The best part about putt-putt is that you don’t have to be a professional golfer to enjoy the game. A winner of several Best of the Beach” awards for miniature golf, the two 18-hole courses here take players on a journey through caverns and lagoons, culminating in a trip high above the ground where some of the best views of downtown Myrtle Beach can be had.
Fun Plaza Arcade
902 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
With all of the gaming systems and cell phone apps that many teens use on a minute-to-minute basis, a good old-fashioned arcade can be a welcome change while on vacation. Located in the center of downtown Myrtle Beach, the atmosphere alone at this decades-old gaming center has been attracting people of ages to the myriad sounds and flashing machines. Skee-ball, racing simulators, basketball shoots, pin ball, air hockey – you name it, it’s probably here. Just load the kids up with quarters and let ‘em play.
Isabella grew up in Chicago, Illinois. She is a Coastal Carolina University graduate, and after working in 6 states, she now permanently resides in Myrtle Beach. She is an avid reader, enjoys photography in her spare time, and frequents the beautiful Grand Strand beaches as often as possible.