14 Rainy Day Destinations for Families Vacationing on the Grand Strand

April showers bring May flowers, and they can also put a damper on your spring break plans — but not when you vacation in the Myrtle Beach area! Don’t let a little rain ruin your family fun. Here are 14 rainy day destinations for families vacationing on the Grand Strand. All are perfect for impromptu fun when the weather is less than perfect.




Did you know vacations could make kids smarter? This newly opened attraction at the Market Common is fun with an educational twist! EdVenture Myrtle Beach is a 3,000 square foot children’s museum with an aviation and astronomy theme, in a nod to the former historic Myrtle Beach Air Force grounds of the Market Common District. Engaging, hands-on exhibits incorporate science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts for kids, including a flight simulator, a Maker’s Space area, and an interactive space ship climbing structure, complete with mission control.



This indoor amusement park is 50,000 square feet of fun for all ages, with 100 hands-on exhibits, and six Wonder Zones that challenge the mind and spark the imagination. Located at Broadway at the Beach, Wonderworks will turn your world upside down. From the Bed of Nails and the Hurricane Shack, to the Bubble Lab and Xtreme 360 Bikes, there is something for everyone. If you’re up for a glow in the dark adventure, don’t forget to try the 3-story Indoor Ropes Challenge that will test both your physical and mental abilities!


Ripley’s Aquarium

Also located at Broadway at the Beach, Ripley’s Aquarium is a must-do when visiting the Grand Strand. Incredible exhibits include Planet Jellies and Stingray Bay, where you can gently touch these majestic creatures, and the Dangerous Reef, a 340-foot long, gliding tunnel that brings you face-to-face with huge sharks, massive rays, a giant sea turtle, and other amazing ocean life.


More Rainy Day Destinations

Dave and Busters

Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center

Burroughs-Chapin Art Museum

Pinball Museum and Myrtle Beach Arcade

710 Bowling

810 Bowling

Myrtle Beach Bowl

Cinemark at Myrtle Beach

Stone Theatres Grand 14 at Market Common

AMC CLASSIC Broadway 16

AMC CLASSIC Myrtle Beach 12

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