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Top 8 Kids Activities to do During Your Fall Family Beach Vacation

Once you’ve requested time off and booked the perfect accommodations, you’ll be left with what might seem like the hardest task yet—keeping the kids entertained.

Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered with a list of the top things to do with kids in North Myrtle Beach this fall. Take part in these fun activities and you’ll be the MVP of your family beach vacation!

Here’s a list of our top eight things to do with kids:

1. GO SIGHTSEEING ON A DOLPHIN CRUISE

Take in the sights and sounds of the open water with a dolphin cruise. Your family will love the thrill of being up close and personal with friendly dolphins that swim alongside your boat. If you are feeling more adventurous, North Myrtle Beach has several companies that offer jet ski dolphin tours. Pictures and videos just don’t do this experience justice - you have to see to believe!

2. EXPLORE BAREFOOT LANDING

No matter what season you visit North Myrtle Beach, you can easily spend an entire day with the whole family exploring Barefoot Landing. Top attractions include Alligator Adventure, a reptile-themed zoo that is home to a wide range of species.

Work up an appetite and wander the shops to find the perfect souvenir before taking a seat at one of the dozens of restaurants. Barefoot Landing has it all, ranging from Australian (Greg Norman Australian Grille) to Italian (Umberto’s) to seafood (Flying Fish Public Market & Grill). If your family still has an appetite after dinner, finish the night off with ice cream while you talk about all the fun tomorrow has in store.

3. GET DINNER AND A SHOW AT ONE OF OUR THEATER RESTAURANTS

Multitask by feeding the family and keeping the kids entertained at one of North Myrtle Beach’s popular dinner theaters. Whether your family chooses to get treated like royalty and joust with knights at Medieval Times or watch pirates walk the plank and perform acrobatics at Pirates Voyage, our dinner theatres are guaranteed to be fun and interactive. Sit back, eat a four-course meal and enjoy the show!

4. DEEP DIVE INTO THE CRAZY WORLD OF RIPLEY’S AQUARIUM

For ultimate animal lovers, Ripley’s Aquarium offers one-of-a-kind experiences that will allow your family to get up close and personal with everyone’s favorite sea creatures. Visit Ripley’s largest and most popular exhibit, Dangerous Reef, where you can travel on a 340-foot-long glidepath and feel like you are immersed in the ocean as you’re surrounded by thousands of fish. Venture into the heart of the shark tank with the new Glass Bottom Boat Adventure, get the VIP treatment with a behind-the-scenes tour, or take a risk and dive with the sharks. Live shows including animal feedings, diving performances and mermaids are also featured all day long.

5. TEST YOUR SKILLS IN MINIATURE GOLF

Entertain dad’s ego by saying he’s good enough to play in the U.S. Open of Minigolf. Or, give your kids 9, 18 or 36 chances to score that coveted hole in one! While North Myrtle Beach might be famous for its golf courses, there are plenty of family-friendly miniature golf courses to choose from. Some highlights of the North Myrtle Beach minigolf scene include Hawaiian Rumble Minigolf and Mayday Golf, which was named the top survival-themed course by the Travel Channel. No matter which course you choose, we know you’re in for a tons of competitive family fun with a round (or two) of North Myrtle Beach miniature golf!

6. HAVE SOME INDOOR FUN AT A MUSEUM

The museums in the North Myrtle Beach area are anything but boring. Located just down the road from North Myrtle Beach, Hollywood Wax Museum is an experience like no other, where your family can become A-list stars and pose with all of your favorite celebrities. The wax figures are so lifelike, all your friends will be wondering how you were able to meet so many stars on just one vacation to North Myrtle Beach. After the wax museum, let your imaginations run wild at Myrtle Beach’s WonderWorks, a museum featuring over 100 hands-on exhibits that will challenge the mind. Your kids will be having fun AND learning at the same time (we won’t tell them if you don’t!).

7. CHECK OUT SEASONAL EVENTS

Local events are always popping up around North Myrtle Beach this time of year, so always check the events calendar to see what new and fun things are taking place while you’re here in the fall! This year, your family and pets can dress up and attend BooFest! at Barefoot Landing or you can visit Howl-O-Scream for an array of activities including hayrides, marshmallow roasting, trick-or-treating and much more. No matter what events your family decides to check out, we guarantee you will have a spooktacular time!

8. ENJOY THE BEACH (ALL NINE MILES OF IT!)

What’s a family beach vacation without a day (or two or three) on the beach? Even in the fall, we are still enjoying sunny days and warm water here in North Myrtle Beach. With nine miles of shoreline and 200 public access beach points, take advantage of the beautiful fall weather and enjoy some of our favorite family-friendly beach games like bocce ball, spike ball, Frisbee, beach volleyball or building a sandcastle.

What are you waiting for? A surprising, fall vacation is only a few clicks away! So book your stay, pack your bags and tell your family to get ready for the time of their lives amidst all the fun North Myrtle Beach has to offer this fall! And while you’re planning your vacation, be sure to sign up for our email to get exciting news, upcoming events and North Myrtle Beach’s best deals right to your inbox.