Top 5 Family Friendly Nighttime Activities in Myrtle Beach

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Finding something fun to do in Myrtle Beach during the daylight hours doesn’t require a lot of thought. Breakers Resort’s guests can simply stroll to the beach or the hotel pool, play a round of golf, or hit the waterpark or any number of local attractions. Your options are just as varied after the sun goes down, if you know where to go. Here are five fun ways for families to spend a hot summer night in Myrtle Beach:

  • Fireworks: Guests at the Breakers Resort have several nearby options for a free fireworks show. Just about a 1-mile trip up 21st Avenue North are two frequent fireworks shows – Broadway at the Beach, which puts on a professional pyrotechnics display every Tuesday and Friday nights in June, July and August, and the Myrtle Beach Pelicans minor-league baseball team, which hosts 19 postgame fireworks shows. Or you can stroll down to the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk on Wednesday nights and see the fireworks launched over the ocean. Feeling like staying close to your home away from home? You can see the fireworks from the beach or your hotel balcony.
  • Live Music: Taking the whole family out to a show or concert can be expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. In fact, the Grand Strand features free concerts virtually every night of the week during the summer months. The Hot Summer Nights Series in downtown Myrtle Beach sees local and regional bands play the Plyler Park stage on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. In North Myrtle Beach, the Music on Main Concert Series offers live music in the Horseshoe on Ocean Drive every first and fourth Thursday night of the month. Dance in the streets of North Myrtle Beach, or stretch out on a blanket under the stars at the Sounds of Summer Concert Series one Friday night a month at the North Myrtle Beach Sports and Recreation Complex.
  • Miniature Golf: Myrtle Beach prides itself on being the Golf Capital of America, but it also happens to be a bastion of putt-putt golf. There are dozens of miniature golf courses located throughout the Grand Strand, including layouts that host national tournaments like the Masters of Promini golf and the US Open of mini golf. There are two located within walking distance of the Breakers – Captain Hook’s and Treasure Island on Kings Highway. Most courses offer unlimited play for a small extra fee so you can make a full day or night of playing putt-putt.
  • Movies: Sure, you can go the traditional route and go to a movie theater with air conditioning comfortable seats, and tasty concessions. Myrtle Beach has plenty of them at all the major shopping malls and entertainment complexes. But you have the same ones back home, so why not try something different while you are on vacation. Market Common in Myrtle Beach and McLean Park in North Myrtle Beach offer free movie nights that allow visitors the rare chance to catch a flick in the great outdoors. Bring a blanket and relax under the stars to a family friendly feature flick.
  • Theaters: Myrtle Beach has several theaters offering family friendly shows every night of the week. The Alabama Theatre and Carolina Opry offer off-Broadway style productions, as well as occasional performances by national and regional touring musical and comedy acts. Legends In Concert features tribute artists doing their best impersonations of stars, such as Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson and Marilyn Monroe. For a unique dinner-and-show experience, Pirates Voyage offers a high-seas action adventure with swashbuckling buccaneers performing daredevil stunts, and Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament takes guests back in time to the days braves knights and a feast that is fit for kings and queens. 


(Posted: 6/9/15)