Things To Do If It Rains On Your Vacation

When it rains on vacation
Don’t get discouraged if you’re on that much-deserved vacation to the beach and the forecast calls for rain. Most rain around these parts doesn’t last all day so just wait it out. But if you do get that gray and rainy day that seemingly lasts forever there are still plenty of things to do that don’t involve staying indoors curled up in front of the TV! On the other hand, if that’s what you really want to do, we can’t think of any better place to do it than in our Myrtle Beach vacation rentals!

With the 25 suggestions below you’ll have plenty of choices for things to do.

1. Take a drive down the coast and visit the specialty shops along Hwy 17.
2. Visit Atlantic Stage and watch a theatre production in North Myrtle Beach.
3. Play miniature golf indoors at Molten Mountain Indoor Miniature Golf.
4. When was the last time you took the family bowling!
5. Spend the day shopping at one of the enclosed malls at Coastal Grand Mall, Inlet Square, or Myrtle Beach Mall, then hang around for a leisurely dinner.
6. Go see “One. The show” at Alabama Theatre.
7. Take in a movie at The Grand 14 in Market Common.
8. Rent some fishing gear at the Garden City Pier and see if fish really do bite better in the rain.
9. Visit Ripley’s Aquarium and spend hours.
10. Power walk through one of the local malls for exercise.
11. Check out the awesome gaming center, MagiQuest, at 1185 Celebrity Circle Myrtle Beach.
12. Drive to nearby Calabash, North Carolina, and experience first hand what Calabash seafood is all about.
13. Take the kids to WonderWorks, an indoor amusement park for the mind with over 100 interactive exhibits.
14. Spend some time in the Garden City Pavilion Arcade.
15. Take in your first IMAX 3D theatre at AMC Broadway 17 in Myrtle Beach.
16. Visit Ripley’s Believe It or Not, 901 North Ocean Boulevard Myrtle Beach
17. Check out Crocodile Rocks – a dueling piano bar in Myrtle Beach – and wear your dancing shoes.
18. Drive to Little River, SC, and hop aboard the casino boats.
19. Check out the Nightmare Haunted House, 1001 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach.
20. Get your pictures taken at Wild West Old Time Photos, 918 N. Ocean Blvd.
21. Stop by the House of Blues, 4060 US Hwy. 17 S at Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach.
22. Visit the South Carolina Hall of Fame at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center
23. Check out Wheels of Yesteryear, an impressive collection of vintage automobiles at 413 Hospitality Lane, Myrtle Beach.
23. Take a ride on the Barefoot Princess Riverboat boarding at 4932 Hwy 17 S., North Myrtle Beach.
24. Take the kids to the Children’s Museum of SC at 2501 N. Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach.
25. And if there’s no threat of lightning, go take a walk on the beach with your umbrella and look for shells!

With so much to do in the Grand Strand area, you’ll never come up short, even when it’s raining.

Treat Yourself to Horseback Riding in Myrtle Beach

Horseback Riding in Myrtle Beach

You may not automatically think of horseback riding when you picture a beach vacation but it’s one of the popular, most fun things, to do in this area. If you’ve never ridden a horse before don’t let that stop you! Knowledgeable and friendly staff (and very gentle horses!) will assist you every step of the way as they guide you along a predetermined trail. For those who ride often, there’s just something mesmerizing about riding a horse along the surf at the beach. Try it for yourself and you’ll agree – it’s an unforgettable experience!

Horseback Riding of Myrtle Beach, LLC, offers a relaxing and memorable way to view the coastline of South Carolina. While the group will stay together, you will be able to ride at your own pace. Each of the charming tour guides are extremely friendly and will add a little southern hospitality to your journey. If you have prior experience horseback riding you may trot rather than walk. Horses have a very calm and obedient temperament and can be led into the shoreline to splash around if you would like.

Family Horse Back Riding

Horseback riding is available year round at different locations depending on the season it is:

From March 1 through October 31 horseback rides follow the beautiful country trails in Conway, SC.

From Nov. 1 through Feb. 28 rides will be along the coastline of Garden City Beach and Myrtle Beach.

Rides take place at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m., seven days a week. Price for approx. 1.5 hours country trail ride is $60 and $85 for beach ride. Buddy seats are $30.

Reservations are required by calling Horseback Riding of Myrtle Beach at (843) 997-1876. Cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance for full reimbursement.

Best Movie Theaters in Myrtle Beach SC

One of the many fun things to do around Myrtle Beach when you’re vacationing here is to take in one of the latest movies. Who doesn’t love the super big screen, popcorn and soda, packed seats and the laughter and tears that only a great film can provide? We’ll share with you where to go to find the best movie theaters in Myrtle Beach SC and you just might see us there!
Best Movie Theaters in Myrtle Beach SC

Grand 14 Cinema at Market Common
4002 Deville Street, Myrtle Beach SC
Phone: (843) 282-0550


Cinemark at Coastal Grand Mall
2100 Coastal Grand Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC
Phone: (843) 839-3225


Broadway 17 at Broadway at the Beach
1175 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC
Phone: (843) 445-1616


Ripley’s 5D Moving Theatre
915 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, SC
Phone: (843) 448-2331


IMAX 3D Theater
1195 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC
Phone: (843) 448-IMAX


Check around to see what is playing at each of the theaters above then decide what you want to see and when it starts. Grab the family and head on over giving yourself plenty of time to get there in a relaxed state of mind. But don’t forget to grab some popcorn and soda on your way in! It’s a delightful way to spend an afternoon or evening while in the area.