Planning a family trip to Myrtle Beach, SC this year? Don’t make your trip without checking out this list of the top 10 teen friendly things to do in Myrtle Beach, SC!
Myrtle Beach is jam-packed with family attractions. After all, it’s located on the beach and it’s a super popular travel destination for families across the U.S. But when you’re traveling with a teenager (or three), it can be tough to find something that the whole family will love.
My family and I went to Myrtle Beach, SC this summer and we checked out a lot of the local attractions. Read our reviews to see which are must-see attractions for teens!
Top 10 Teen Friendly Things to Do in Myrtle Beach, SC
The Carolina Opry Shows: We watched Time Warp and I highly recommend it. Tripp, 16, didn’t want to go, but ended up loving it! His favorite was the comedian, but the entire show was incredible. During the show, we got a chance to experience the best of American music from the past few decades. Our son, Zack, loved the hip hop clogging guys. Personally, I loved the music of the 60s the best, while my husband, Ricky, is an 80s guy. (Disclaimer: We received tickets to this show in exchange for this post.)
Wonderworks: If you get to visit this place, I recommend springing for the ropes and zipline add-ons. We all loved visiting this attraction, but the oldest kids did the ropes and zipline as well and highly recommend it! (Disclaimer: We received tickets to this attraction in exchange for this post. We paid for the zipline and ropes ourselves.)
Myrtle Waves – We spent an entire day here. If you go, I recommend buying some water shoes, because the walkways are SUPER hot. We had to take the lazy river from ride to ride as far as we could go because our feet were burning. Don’t try to take your own drinks or snacks inside – they check bags as you go in and make you throw any outside food or drink away. We had bought Tripp a gatorade on our way there so he could take his medication. Since he didn’t drink it all and we didn’t want it getting ruined in the car, we threw it in our towel bag. When we got to the gate, we had to chunk it. 🙁
Go Ape – This attraction features a treetop adventure hike through the forest! We didn’t find the time to do this, but the kids wanted to, especially after trying the ropes and zipline at Wonderworks.
The Beach is always a must-do, but pay close attention to the flags! Growing up on the Alabama Gulf Coast, we are familiar with currents and such, but the waves at Myrtle Beach were much larger than we are used to. After about 30 minutes of fighting waves and currents and trying to continuously count my children, I was exhausted.
We can’t wait to go back, but we might have to stay longer so we can do even more. The guys all wanted to do the following:
Ripley’s Aquarium – At Ripley’s Aquarium, you can get an up close look at all kinds of underwater life, including sharks and stingrays. You can even ride on a glass-bottomed boat!
Broadway Grand Prix – This go-kart racetrack is a perfect outing for families with teens! You and the kids get to race around a track at top speed and see who wins!
ATV Adventure Tours – I can see why my kids wanted to try this! This company rents ATVs and lets you ride them through backwoods trails!
Hollywood Wax Museum – We didn’t go, but many of the other folks we were with went and judging by their pictures, they had a blast! After all, you’re basically getting a chance to meet all of your favorite “celebrities”!
Backstage Escape Room – This place is a huge mirrored funhouse. You can work through the mirror maze or challenge yourself to the escape room. Teens would probably love the adrenaline rush of the escape room!
Also, we were invited to Alligator Adventure. It looks really cool, but our time was limited and since we live in Alabama, we are pretty familiar with Gators. But, this looks like a fun place to take the kids if you are NOT familiar with these prehistoric reptiles!
Do you have any must-see teen attractions in Myrtle Beach that your family loves? Share your tips!