Did you know that Myrtle Beach averages over 215 sunny days per year? Though the area is known for warm temperatures and sunny shores, it is not immune to a rare rainy day or two. Don’t let that get you down! If there is one thing that Myrtle Beach is known for – aside from our pristine beaches - it has to be the vast array of family friendly attractions that we offer. We promise that you will have plenty to keep you busy in the event of undesirable weather! Check out some of the top rainy day attractions in the area and keep these in mind during your trip:
Explore your nautical side at the Ripley’s Aquarium. This colorful indoor attraction showcases an array of exhibits that are sure to enchant. Meet familiar faces, like Dory and Nemo, at the rainbow rock or swim with the sharks (quite literally) as you glide through the dangerous reef exhibit. Guests can also get up close and friendly with friendly rays at the ray bay and participate in special scheduled events and activities at the discovery center. Other popular exhibits include the Rio Amazon, frogs and lizards ramp, and friendship flats. Work up an appetite? Don’t sweat it – just grab a bite to eat at the on-site café! And, Ripley’s convenient location at Broadway at The Beach puts you front and center for several other rainy day attractions.
Conveniently located at Broadway at The Beach, WonderWorks is fun for guests of all ages! This interactive museum features over 100 hands on exhibits that will keep you entertained for hours (and maybe even learn a thing or two). Experience the winds of a category one hurricane in the hurricane shack or lay on a bed of nails – if you dare. Musically inclined guests will want to try out the giant floor piano while the thrill seekers will want to take a ride on the wonder coaster. Guests can also purchase additional tickets to take advantage of the on-site laser tag facility, the outdoor ropes course, and the zipline that takes one soaring over Lake Broadway. And, if you work up an appetite, just head to The Works Eatery and grab some tempting eats to refuel. Call (843) for more information.
Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum
You can see just about everything from the unusual to the down right freaky at the Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum. Located right across from the boardwalk in downtown Myrtle Beach, this building is hard to miss. Enter the appropriately named “Odditorium” to view strange spectacles from across the globe. The Myrtle Beach location is boasts over 12,000 square feet that showcases over 200 unique exhibits. View authentic shrunken heads, a 19th century vampire killing kit, and even an 8ft tall transformer sculpture made from scrap car parts – to name a few. Call (843) for more information.
Nothing says “rainy day” quite like going to a movie and the Myrtle Beach area offers plenty of theaters to meet your needs. Carmike Cinemas, near Barefoot Landing, is a great theater is you are enjoying an afternoon along the north end while the Carmike Cinemas at Broadway at The Beach is the closest to Beach Colony Resort. Market Common also has a theater, Grand 14 Cinema, that is the perfect theater to go to if you want to enjoy dinner and a movie. Broadway at The Beach is also home to The Big D Theater, the ultimate movie experience. The Big D boasts jumbo floor to ceiling screens and plush, comfy reclining chairs for the ultimate move night.