myrtle beach attractionsThere’s no denying that Myrtle Beach has expanded into one of the premier family getaways on the East Coast thanks to our city’s wide variety of family-friendly activities, attractions, and inexpensive oceanfront accommodations. Myrtle Beach, much like every other famous beachfront city, experiences a standard amount of rainfall throughout the year, intermittently “raining on everyone’s parade.” But don’t let a little rain ruin your well-deserved family vacation to the South Carolina coast! When you’re not sunbathing on the beach, splashing at the Sands Resorts Waterpark, and indulging in delicious local cuisine, we recommend taking a short journey to some of the best Myrtle Beach attractions. All of these top-rated Myrtle Beach attractions make perfect rainy day activities!

4 Top-Rated Indoor Myrtle Beach Attractions

  1. Family FunZone – There’s no better way to ride out a brief rainstorm than venturing over to the Family FunZone located next door at the newly-renovated North Shore Oceanfront Hotel. The Family FunZone has an extensive collection of classic arcade games, new video games, a swimming pool with a heated whirlpool, and, of course, Neptune Blacklight Mini Indoor Golf. Splash in the pool, play nine holes of black-light mini golf, and enjoy dozens of exciting arcade games while the rainstorm passes.
  2. myrtle beach attractionsRipley’s Aquarium – We highly recommend embarking on the five-mile journey from Sand Dunes Resort to Ripley’s Aquarium this summer, whether it’s raining or not. This kid-friendly aquarium is fun for all ages, but young children in particular always seem to leave electrified and smiling from ear-to-ear. The kids can meet some of the world’s most colorful fish, such as clown triggerfish, blue tang, and foxface rabbitfish. Some of the “scariest” creatures under the sea also reside at this magical aquarium, but don’t fret, because you can actually swim with some of these surprisingly friendly sharks and stingrays!
  3. Hollywood Wax Museum – One of the most popular Myrtle Beach attractions, especially for teenagers, is the Hollywood Wax Museum, which rests just across the highway from Broadway at the Beach. The whole family can pose for photos with jaw-dropping wax versions of your favorite movie stars, musicians, and athletes, including Justin Timberlake, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, and Beyoncé.
  4. Medieval Times – One of the most exciting, amusing, and family-friendly Myrtle Beach attractions is Medieval Times, a rousing dinner theater originally founded in 1995. Not only will the whole family get to enjoy a four-course meal that’s “fit for royalty,” but you’ll observe some of the best jousting, weaponry, falconry, and horsemanship in the United States.

Myrtle Beach Hotels with Water Parks

Not only is Sand Dunes Resort one of the only water park resorts in Myrtle Beach, but we’re steps from the Atlantic Ocean and several miles of pristine beach access. Spend your days splashing at Sands Resorts Waterpark, visiting the top-rated Myrtle Beach attractions, and trying several fun beach activities, before sitting down for dinner at one of our oceanfront restaurants. To book a well-deserved family vacation to beautiful Myrtle Beach, please give us a call today at 1-866-845-1011, or visit us at