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Fun Things to Do in Myrtle Beach When It Rains

By Julia Diem

Searching for things to do in Myrtle Beach when it rains? Luckily, there are plenty of indoor activities in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina that will brighten up an overcast day!

Although most days in Myrtle Beach offer clear blue skies and beautiful sunshine, in case of those rare rainy days, we’ve compiled a list of the best rainy day activities in Myrtle Beach. You might be disheartened to wake up to rain showers but you’ll quickly turn that frown around when you realize all that’s in store for you today!

Plus, when you book your resort with Vacation Myrtle Beach, vacationers will receive a free Myrtle Beach discount card that includes perks to various area attractions, restaurants, and shops!

Let’s dive right into the top things to do in Myrtle Beach when it rains.

Visit Ripley's Aquarium

Located at Broadway at the Beach, this aquarium never fails to amaze. With exciting exhibits featuring sharks, stingrays, mermaids, and much more, there's never a dull moment.

Ripley’s Aquarium also offers several hands-on experiences, guaranteed to educate and excite you and your entire family including a stingray experience, diving with sharks, and penguin encounters!

For more Ripley’s themed fun, Myrtle Beach is also home to Ripley’s Believe It or Not and Ripley’s Haunted Adventure. Both of these indoor attractions are located just a block from the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Promenade.

Spend the Day Shopping

There are several shopping destinations located across the Grand Strand. From boutique shopping to name-brand retail outlets, these are the biggest shopping destinations for a rainy day:

Coastal Grand Mall

The Myrtle Beach area has some great shopping venues. At Coastal Grand Mall, you'll find over 100 stores and restaurants including Old Navy, Abercrombie & Fitch, Express, Belk, and H&M. Grab a bite to eat Abuelos, Texas Roadhouse, or the food court for plenty of options to choose from.

Tanger Outlets

The Tanger Outlets have two locations (Highway 17 and Highway 501) and both have areas where you can stay free from the rain! Each location offers tons of deals on name-brand companies including Gap, Banana Republic, J. Crew, The North Face, and much more! With a ton of different stores in each location, you'll be sure to find some great deals.

Myrtle Beach Mall

Last but not least, the Myrtle Beach Mall has more great stores for you to enjoy including Belk, Bass Pro Shops, Footlocker, and Books-A-Million.

Shopping makes any rainy day a little more enjoyable!


See a Movie

Nothing is better on a rainy day than popcorn, soda, and a great movie! Lucky for you, Myrtle Beach has several movie theaters to choose from.

Visit Grand 14 at Market Common on a Tuesday for discounted tickets before 6 pm or sit back and relax at Cinemark at Coastal Grand Mall, the only theater in Myrtle Beach with recliner-style seating. Another option is Myrtle Beach 12 at Myrtle Beach Mall, which is a great choice for those on the north end of Myrtle Beach.

  • Grand 14 at Market Common | (843) 282-0550
  • Cinemark at Coastal Grand Mall | (843) 839-3225
  • Myrtle Beach 12 at Myrtle Beach Mall | (843) 272-6598


This exciting attraction in Myrtle Beach is sure to educate and amaze with its “amusement park for the mind”. WonderWorks Myrtle Beach features over 100 interactive exhibits that will keep you occupied and amazed for hours.

Feel the effects of 84-mile per hour hurricane winds, generate power using a tandem bike, explore the depths of outer space in the Space Zone, and even ride the 6D Extreme Motion Ride. It’s the perfect place to spend a rainy day no matter your age!

Call (843) 626-9962 for more information.

Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center

See your favorite Hollywood celebrities, famous musicians, and more at Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center! Walk the red carpet with the biggest stars in Hollywood, athletes, pop stars, and more with real-life wax figures like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Clint Eastwood.

The Hollywood Wax Museum is the perfect place to visit for those that love a good photo opp!

If you’re looking for a little more thrill, visit Outbreak: Dread the Undead where zombies roam or find your way out of Hannah’s Maze of Mirrors.

For more information, call (843) 444-0091.


810 Bowling

Whether it’s rain or shine, 810 Bowling is a popular destination for fun with family and friends. This bowling alley features 14 standard lanes and 6 boutique lanes. This entertainment hot spot even has games and activities like billiards, table tennis, shuffleboard, and foosball.

Hungry? 810 Bowling serves up delicious bar bites like burgers, sliders, and pizzas. 810 Bowling has locations at the Market Common in Myrtle Beach and in Conway across from Coastal Carolina University.


The Big "M" Casino

The Big “M” Casino in Little River brings Vegas to the beach! Take a 5-hour ride on this huge boat for the most exciting casino action in the Carolinas. Featuring over 400 Vegas-style slot machines, blackjack, roulette, craps tables, and so much more; you'll feel like you're in Vegas gambling with the big dogs!

While on the boat, you can enjoy an optional all-you-can-eat buffet and live entertainment on select nights.

Contact (843) 249-9811 for more details.


Dave & Buster's

Food and games are a perfect pair at Dave & Buster’s! Located on The Avenue at Broadway at the Beach, Dave & Buster’s boasts hundreds of games where you can rack up points and redeem for prizes.

If you’re hungry, Dave & Buster’s has a full menu of fresh, delicious options including burgers, loaded nachos, wings, salads, ribs, and more! And Dave & Buster’s has several large screen televisions so you never miss any action during the big game.

For more information, call (843) 945-3500.


Pirates Voyage

Set sail on an exciting Myrtle Beach adventure when you visit Pirate's Voyage. The whole family can enjoy lunch or dinner while watching this live show. Join in on the fun by deciding whether the Crimson or Sapphire pirates take the treasure!

The arena features a 15-foot deep indoor lagoon with a full-sized pirate ship, exotic animals, beautiful mermaids, and so much more! This show will definitely get rid of those rainy day blues.

Call (843) 497-9700 for more details.

Fun Warehouse

Located on the south end of Myrtle Beach, Fun Warehouse features a litany of exciting attractions, games, and activities. From laser tag to bouncy houses, the fun is nearly endless at Fun Warehouse.

This giant entertainment complex also has an on-site roller skating rink with skate rentals, an arcade, roller ball, bowling, and much more! Fun Warehouse also has its own full-menu cafe serving french fries, wings, pizza, chicken tenders, and cold beverages.

For details on pricing, call (843) 748-0302.

Play Mini-Golf

Now I know what you may be thinking: mini-golf in the rain just doesn’t sound like much fun. But did you know, Cancun Lagoon Adventure Golf actually has an indoor golf course so you and your family can enjoy the game regardless of the weather.

Once the skies clear up, there are plenty more mini-golf courses in Myrtle Beach that are well worth visiting for some family fun.

Check Out Barefoot Landing

Just a bit farther up the coast in North Myrtle Beach, Barefoot Landing offers a wide variety of attractions, entertainment options, and great restaurants. Catch a live show at Alabama Theatre, sway to live music at the House of Blues or simply drop ‘til you drop and end your day with a great meal.

This is a great rainy day option for those that want to see more of the Grand Strand and don’t mind a little drive up the coast during their beach vacation.

Rainy Days Aren’t So Bad at Myrtle Beach

With so much to see and do, you and your family or group of friends will be well entertained, even on those rainy days. Although you might be tempted to stay put at your oceanfront resort, you now know all that’s waiting for you just outside your door. Grab your umbrella and enjoy!

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