Don’t let rain ruin your day during your Myrtle Beach vacation. There’s plenty to see and during inclement weather, especially for guests at the Caribbean Resort. Whether your party wants to use the wet weather as an opportunity to get out and explore the Grand Strand’s great indoors, or just spend some quality time together back in the room, here are five family-friendly options:
- Amenities: The Caribbean’s many on-site amenities include indoor pools, a lazy river, hot tubs and a kids’ aquatic playground so you and the kids can still splash and play on rainy days. The Caribbean Kids Club also offers a wide range of activities to keep the little ones entertained despite the rain. Enjoy a nice dinner at the world-famous Sea Captain’s House next door, or treat yourself to coffee and ice cream at the on-site Starbucks and WhiteCaps.
- Board games: When you are packing for your Myrtle Beach vacation, be sure to include a couple of family favorite board games, such as Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit, Buzzwords or any of the other popular options that are fun for all ages. A deck of cards will also do the trick for hours of entertainment, or at least until the sun peaks out again. For extra fun, make it a week-long team competition and keep the score and the game going throughout vacation, so you can play a little before bedtime each night too. The winner gets to pick where to go for dinner on the last night of vacation. Be sure to pick games the whole family loves to play and ones that are age appropriate for all participants.
- Broadway at the Beach: Located a straight shot down 21st Avenue North about 1 mile from the Caribbean, this popular entertainment complex offers some of the best attractions, dining and shopping. Although you might have to dodge a few showers while walking from store to store, you can escape the wet weather by visiting indoor attractions such as MagiQuest, Ripley’s Aquarium, and WonderWorks. Still raining? Grab lunch or dinner at Hard Rock Café, Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville, King Kong Sushi, or Senor Frogs, just to name a few. On days with scattered showers, you can use the dry times to play Dragon’s Lair Minigolf, ride the rides at the Pavilion Nostalgia Park or zip along on the zipline at Soar & Explore.
- Children’s Museum of South Carolina: If you have little ones with inquisitive minds and lots of imagination, this educational attraction is a great place to let them exercise their minds as well as their bodies. Featuring a wide range of exhibits and displays that focus on science, especially the environment and ecology, the arts, complete with a paints and easels where they can paint their own personal masterpieces, and business, a series of stations that allow kids to play banker, doctor, dentist and even pizza maker and delivery driver. Special programs include book readings to children, creative projects that let them work on arts and crafts, and visits from local zookeepers and animals. The CMSC is located across the Myrtle Beach Convention Center on Oak Street, about six blocks from the Caribbean.
- Ultimate California Pizza Game Zone: This arcade/pizzeria provides the perfect atmosphere for family fun and good food. Located on Restaurant Row, this establishment is ideal for rainy-day entertainment. The arcade offers a wide selection of amusements, from classics like Skee-Ball and Pop-A-Shot to all the latest high-tech interactive video games. The kids can collect tickets and redeem then for prizes, and the parents can save themselves a few coins by purchasing a combination arcade/pizza pass that includes a personal pan pizza and $5 in tokens. In addition to its award-winning pizza, UCP also serves salads and sandwiches. For the adults, the adjoining sports bar is a great place to sneak off for a cold brew while the little ones battle it out in the arcade.