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Best Ways to Beat the Heat in Myrtle Beach!

By Beach Colony

It’s officially summer in Myrtle Beach and things are certainly warming up. With temperatures flirting with the 90’s each afternoon and heat indexes well above that, one thing is certain: you need to beat the heat! Sure, you come to the beach to enjoy the warm weather and bask in the sun, but after you have had your fill of salt and sand, there are plenty of other ways to cool off. Enjoy our list of the best ways to beat the summer heat in Myrtle Beach!


Big D Theater

Grab an extra buttery bucket of popcorn and sit back in the plush seats at the Big D Theater and absorb the air conditioning while enjoying your favorite new flick! The Big D promises the most luxurious movie viewing experience available. The movie auditorium features a massive wall to wall screen measuring 35 feet tall and 78 feet wide. 7.1 surround sound and the latest digital projection for both 2D and 3D movies ensure that you will feel like you are a part of the movie. The Big D truly takes the movie going experience to a completely different level and will surely be a family favorite!


Myrtle Waves Water Park

If you are determined to stay cool while still enjoying the sun, head over to Myrtle Waves Water Park. Conveniently located at Broadway at The Beach, this wet and wild attraction provides endless hours of fun. Thrill seekers will love racing down the Turbo Twisters or the Riptide Rockets, two popular speed slide groups. If you have younger children in tow, head over to the Bubble Bay or the Saturation Station. Visitors can also enjoy a snack at one of the park’s food vendors and with plenty of trained lifeguards on staff you can rest assured that you are in a safe, family friendly environment.


Children’s Museum of South Carolina

Let the kids run wild and get crazy at the Children’s Museum of SC. This interactive museum features several fun, educational exhibits designed to capture their imagination and open their minds. Seasonal exhibits, like the Sea Turtle Dig The Dark, spotlight local issues while year round exhibits like Bubble Mania, Hurricane Simulator, and Fraction Delivery Truck keep visitors coming back year after year. The museum also hosts several events throughout the year that are always a big hit!


Frank Theaters Cinebowl & Grille

If you are seeking a great indoor family environment, head to Frank Theaters in Murrells Inlet. This entertainment hot spot features a movie theater, bowling alley, arcade, and restaurant all in one! Enjoy a few rounds of friendly competition or catch your favorite flick, all while enjoying the luxury of air conditioning. Events throughout the week like team trivia on Mondays and karaoke on Sundays take the fun to another level. The friendly, attentive staff will even take your order and deliver food to you in the bowling and arcade area if you work up an appetite so you won’t have to stop the fun!


Ripley’s Aquarium

Escape the head and explore your nautical side at the Ripley’s Aquarium. This wildly popular Myrtle Beach attraction let’s visitors get up close and personal with friendly sting rays, watch trained divers interact with sharks, and even showcases some of your fishy favorites from movies like Finding Nemo. Popular exhibits include Rainbow Rock, Dangerous Reef, Ray Bay, and the discovery center. There is even an on-site café for you to grab a bite to eat at incase you need to refuel during your trip.


Resort Amenities


If you are exhausted from a day in the sun and don’t feel like going far for entertainment, look no farther than Beach Colony! By staying with us, you are sure to keep the kids entertained while you sit back and relax. The indoor pool makes it easy for the kids to splash their cares away while the adults kick back or enjoy the indoor whirlpool. There is even an indoor video arcade and racquetball court for the kids to work out their energy. And at the end of a long day, rent a free movie from the DVD rental in the lobby. You won’t have to look far for indoor entertainment at Beach Colony!


What are your favorite things to do in Myrtle Beach when you are trying to beat the heat? Did your favorite make our list? Share your favorite attractions with us! 

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