It’s time to break out the sunscreen and bathing suits here in Myrtle Beach! With winter being nothing more than a distant memory, we are embracing the sunshine and warmth here in the south. While you count down the days until spring break, finish up some last minute planning and add these attractions to your list of must-sees while you’re here.
Spring won’t be the only thing in full bloom this year. Brookgreen Gardens is the cultural hotspot of South Carolina’s coastal community and is blooming with beautiful flowers year-round. Enjoy the southern sunshine as you explore the breathtaking gardens and admire the stunning sculptures or take in the sights of the lowcountry zoo. Brookgreen Gardens is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. You may purchase tickets upon arrival; seniors (aged 65 and up) can purchase tickets for $14, adults (aged 13-64) can get in for $16, children (aged 4-12) can get in for $8, and all children under 4 get in for free.
On top of beautiful horticulture, Brookgreen Gardens boasts a collection of 2,000 works of art ranging from sculptures, paintings, etchings, and more from internationally renowned artists. Artwork is incorporated into the gardens as well as displayed indoors in the Rainey Sculpture Pavilion.
After you’ve had the chance to immerse yourself in the art and you’re finally able to tear yourself away from the gardens, head on over to the lowcountry zoo. In the lowcountry zoo, you have the chance to see animals native to the area that are kept in areas maintained as close as possible to their natural habitats. Animal lovers of all ages will love getting to see wild animals such as alligators, bald eagles, grey and red foxes, white-tailed deer, river otters, and more! For those of you are animal lovers, you can get up close and personal every day at 2:30 p.m. with an interactive session hosted by an interpreter. This experience is included in your garden admission and takes place in the Campbell Center Program Shed.
Nothing beats driving with the top down in the spring. For those of you without a convertible, satisfy your need for speed and sunshine at The Track! Whether you’ve got a family of youngsters, a couple teenagers, or mixture of the two, your entire family will find hours of entertainment here. Kids will love the Carousel and Baja Buggies rides on top of the unlimited fun the arcade and race track offers. The gamer in the family will feel right at home in The Track’s arcade, which features over 50 games. While you’re racking up points, pick out what prize you’ll be bringing back home with you, options vary from candy, toys, games, to gadgets. Satisfy your feelings of nostalgia with classics like skee-ball, Down the Clock, and dueling basketball goals. The younger generation will love taking a crack at Fruit Ninja, Deep Sea Treasure, Fishbowl Frenzy and more!
When you’ve finally racked up enough tickets in the arcade, buckle up and head to the finish line! The Track offers two different race tracks, plus two kiddie tracks for the little ones! The Wild Woody is The Track’s signature elevated, multi-level track. You can race for first on your own or double up while you navigate through three levels for the win!
The Mighty Myrtle, named after the beautiful Myrtle Beach, is a curvy three-level track that also allows you to take it on solo or with a teammate. You can test out your driving skills in the electric carts while you loop around this fast-paced track. They might be too young for their driver’s licenses, but let the kids get behind the wheel and show us what they’ve got on the Rookie and Kiddie Tracks. The Rookie Track is ideal for kids between 4’0 and 4’8’’ tall. Let your little one burn rubber while they zoom around the track and leave their competition in the dust. Let your little speed demon test out their lead foot on the Kiddie Trail, which is perfect for kids between 3’6’’ and 4’0 tall.
Take a walk on the wild side at Go Ape! While you’re vacationing here in Myrtle Beach, you have to experience an outdoor experience unlike any other. Live your life to the fullest while you take a guided 2-3 hour adventure through the forest canopy while you navigating dangling obstacles and cruise along the ziplines. You can test your skills on either the Treetop Adventure course or the Treetop Junior course.
For those ages 10 and above, take on the high-rope courses of the Treetop Adventure course while you navigate obstacles all while taking in the stunning view. Those of you who are ages 10-15 can hit the ropes for $35 while those 16 and above can join you on the course for $58. All ages can enjoy the Treetop Junior course, which is an action-packed 1 hour introduction to high-rope activities meant to encourage problem-solving and build confidence! No matter your age, you can take part in this fun-filled course for $28!
Spend a day on the water while you give cable wakeboarding a try! At Shark Wake Park, take watersports to a whole new level with this variation of regular wakeboarding, without the boat. Whether you’re an expert or a beginner, Shark Wake Park will give you a day on the water you’ll never forget. They have a 5-tower full size cable plus a 2-tower cable system that’ll help give you the ride of your life. No need to worry about gear, Shark Wake Park can provide you whatever you need. For $68, you can enjoy a full day of cable wakeboarding with gear included. For two hours, it would be $48 and for four hours it would be $58. If you’re wanting something a little tame than cable wakeboarding, head over to their Aqua Park. Shark Wake’s Aqua Park is an inflatable, floating aqua park that covers over an acre of water! On April 3rd, make sure to bring the kiddies over to Shark Wake Park for Kids Day! Kids aged 15 and under can ride all day with beginner gear for only $34.
Carry over the family fun into dinner time with all of the family and kid friendly dining options in Myrtle Beach. Head on over to Ultimate California Pizza GameZone for an evening filled with pizza, wings, and arcade games! While you wait for your pizza to come out, see how many points you can rack up playing skee-ball or bowling! Even though the pizza is the main attraction, don’t forget to load up on wings so you can finally settle the debate on which is betters: flats or drums.
Treat your family to dinner and a show at Medieval Times. Take a step back to the Middle Ages while you dine on a four course meal. Throughout the evening, you can enjoy valiant shows of falconry, horsemanship, and sword fighting! Cheer on your favorite knight to victory while you make memories with your family that’ll last a lifetime.
If knights aren’t your thing, shiver your timbers and head on over to Pirates Voyage. Dine on a tasty five-course meal while pirates set sea on authentic-looking pirate ships. Your kids will love when the pirates interact with the crowd as they swing through on ropes. If you’re looking for the hidden treasure of dinner shows, Pirates Voyage is it.
Make this spring break one you’ll never forget when you vacation in Myrtle Beach. And when you stay at Marina Inn, you’re only minutes away from non-stop fun.