Just because your children have grown up and moved out doesn’t mean they are too old to enjoy a family beach vacation! With convenient access to thrilling attractions, exciting entertainment and delicious dining, we’ve compiled a few ideas to help you plan the perfect trip to North Myrtle Beach with your “kids.”
RENT A LARGE BEACH HOME
Whether your kids are in college, married or simply living on their own, it’s likely they enjoy having their own space. That doesn’t have to change just because you go on vacation! North Myrtle Beach is home to abundant options for spacious accommodations.
Rent a comfortable beach home. In North Myrtle Beach, you'll find both affordable and luxury beach houses for rent. Many of these include first-class amenities, such as pools, hot tubs or grills that your family can enjoy, along with the comfort and privacy of home.
Or, book a multi-room condo. With nine miles of scenic beachfront, you’ll have no difficulty finding a condo with an oceanview. If your kids would prefer to be close to other areas, there are condos for rent near golf courses, restaurants and popular attractions.
HEAD TO HAPPY HOUR (AND INDULGE IN POST-DINNER DRINKS)
Perfectly nestled between the ocean and charming inland waterways, North Myrtle Beach is the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail with a view. Make plans to visit one of the many waterfront bars in the area in the early evening. Watch the sun set with your family the head to a late dinner, where you’ve likely avoided the rush of families with younger children.
If you’ve still got some energy after dinner, don’t call it a night! Take the group to a local beach bar on Ocean Drive, like Fat Harold’s Beach Club or the OD Pavilion, and learn to dance the Carolina Shag. Here, you’ll find kids of all ages dancing the South Carolina state dance that was born in North Myrtle Beach. If you’re not familiar with this dance from yesteryear, there's always a pro in the crowd who doesn't mind teaching rookies a step or two. On certain nights, these clubs even offer free lessons. If you’d rather spectate, have everyone grab their favorite beverage from the bar and watch generations of dancers rock-step the night away.
TAKE IN A SHOW
North Myrtle Beach is home to a number of world-renowned theatres like the Alabama Theatre and Carolina Opry. Conveniently located in the heart of North Myrtle Beach is the Alabama Theatre. Home to ONE The Show, young adults will appreciate show’s hilarious comedy and parents will love the variety of music genres. And just a short drive down Highway 17 is the Carolina Opry. Consistently voted one of the top attractions in Myrtle Beach, the Carolina Opry features a high-energy show full music and dancing. If you’re looking for a more spontaneous experience, visit the back porch at the House of Blues. This spacious outdoor patio is the perfect spot to listen to local and regional bands jam.
BRUSH UP ON YOUR (MINI)GOLF GAME
There’s no better way to enjoy some friendly competition than at one of the many nearby miniature golf courses. Raise the stakes and suggest that the person with the most strokes at the end of the game treats everyone to something sweet at one of North Myrtle Beach’s ice cream parlors, like Painter’s Ice Cream or Sweet Frog.
Or, if your family prefers a larger green, make a tee time at one of North Myrtle Beach’s beautiful and challenging golf courses.
EXPERIENCE THE UNEXPECTED
North Myrtle Beach is full of unexpected adventures suited for older kids and young adults. Ziplining isn’t an activity that you can only do in the mountains; experience Go Ape Zip Line & Treetop Adventure, located in the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex. Zip through the trees and traverse the obstacle course as a family. Continue the thrills with a visit to Shark Wake Park, located just around the corner. At Shark Wake Park, wakeboarders are pulled by a high-tech pulley system that pulls across the water instead of a boat. This system is easy for beginners yet challenging for experts and adaptable for any skill level in between.
Home to not just one, but two, wineries, the North Myrtle Beach area is perfect for any family who wants to expand their knowledge of wine. Located in Little River, La Belle Amie Winery is a quaint vineyard on a scenic former plantation. You can sample wines in the tasting room, take a guided tour of the winery or laze the day away in a front porch rocking chair.
When your family steps into Duplin Winery, you’ll agree you feel like you’re walking into a friend’s house for a casual get-together. With live music and bocce ball outside, it is the perfect setting for a fun yet informative wine tasting. While you’re there, you can learn about the history of the winery’s roots in Rose Hill, North Carolina. Their sprawling store is the perfect place for last-minute gifts for any family members or significant others you left at home.
Start planning your next adult family vacation to North Myrtle Beach and savor the time you can spend together. And, before your trip, be sure to sign up for our e-mail to get information on special deals, exciting events and the latest news sent right to your inbox!