Rain, rain, go away! Sometimes even the best beach vacation gets interrupted by an afternoon shower. But in North Myrtle Beach, there is no shortage of indoor hot spots to help keep everyone entertained.


The official “rain dance” in North Myrtle Beach is the Carolina Shag, the beach music craze of the 1950s and ’60s that was born on the boardwalks and dance clubs around the intersection of Main Street and Ocean Drive. The surrounding clubs, including Fat Harold’s and OD Arcade and Lounge, keep the Shag alive and kicking, especially when rain invites everyone indoors to hit the dance floor. Many even offer free Shag lessons, so if you are new to the South Carolina state dance, you can learn to rock-step in no time!


There's nothing like a little retail therapy to brighten up a rainy day, and this megaplex of national chains and local mom-and-pop shops has the cure. Located near the Windy Hill section of North Myrtle Beach, the Tanger Outlets provides a haven for bargain hunters looking to stay high and dry. Tanger Outlets boasts dozens of outlet stores and is conveniently located for anyone staying in North Myrtle Beach or Myrtle Beach!



Although this entertainment, shopping and dining complex is open air from venue to venue, there are dozens of places where you can get out of the rain and into your happy place. Catch a concert or show at the House of Blues or Alabama Theatre; grab a bite to eat at Lucy Buffett’s LuLu’s, Flying Fish Public Market & Grill, Umberto's or the Wild Wing Cafe; and shop till you drop—or at least till the rain stops—at Barefoot Landing.



Head to Duplin Winery and avoid the rain outside with a wine tasting. The North Myrtle Beach wine experts are ready to walk you through the bottling process, Duplin’s winemaking method and the different types of wine offered at the facility. Savor the sweetness with some friends . . . and your umbrella!

810 Billiards & Bowling 

810 Billiards & Bowling  has brought all our favorite things to do with the family indoors! They have bowling, billiards, bocce, ping pong, shuffleboard and air hockey available for hourly rental. But wait, there's more! They also have complimentary foosball tables and dart boards, giant Jenga and a variety of board games including checkers, chess, backgammon and Scrabble. After you work up an appetite, head over to the full bar with an extensive menu guaranteed to please everyone. You might not even want the sun to come out with all the fun this place offers!


Star Academy 

Let the kiddos run free and get all their energy out, even on rainy days! Star Academy at Shops on Main offers open play in their indoor playground and gymnasium. During the open play hours, your kiddos can explore climbing walls, foam pits, swings, slides, and sensory panels. Star Academy also offers cozy "chill out" spots for kids to take a break from play! Open play times very, so make sure to check out Star Academy to stay up to date on all things open play.