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Top Rainy Day Activities in Myrtle Beach

Megan Burke's avatar By Megan Burke Follow me on Google+

Though guests flock to the Grand Strand each year to take advantage of the pristine beaches and ideal weather, North Myrtle Beach is not immune to a summer storm now and again. But – you’re in luck! The Myrtle Beach area is prepared for such occasions and offers several exciting indoor attractions that are perfect for a rainy day at the beach. From live entertainment to museums and more – check out some of these great indoor attractions:


Museums – There are several museums all within a short drive that are perfect for guests of all ages! If you have children in your group, check out the Children’s Museum of South Carolina, which hosts over 20 interactive exhibits that are both fun and informative. Other are museums include the South Carolina Hall of Fame, Art Museum of Myrtle Beach, Civil War Museum at the Indoor Shooting Range, and Ripley’s Believe it Or Not.

Barefoot Landing – Located just a short drive north of our resort, Barefoot Landing is the perfect place to enjoy a day of attraction hopping and souvenir shopping. Find everything from specialty food items to handcrafted jewelry and more at one of the popular local shops, like Bijuju, Bou’Tiki, and Tinder Box. There’s plenty of entertainment for families too! Test your senses at the 7D Cinema or get up close and personal with friendly tiger cubs at the TIGER Preservation Station. Barefoot Landing is also home to an array of restaurants, from casual to upscale, meaning you will have plenty of places to refuel after a day full of fun.

Theaters - Rainy weather provides the perfect opportunity to catch your favorite flick and there are plenty of theaters in Myrtle Beach for you to choose from. The closest to guests at Beach Cove is the Carmike Cinemas Theater located in the Colonial Mall just south of Barefoot Landing. Other area theaters include The Big D at Broadway at The Beach, Grand Cinemark at Market Common, and Frank Theaters at Inlet Square Mall.

Broadway at The BeachBroadway at The Beach is a one stop shop for family entertainment and is known for offering a plethora of family friendly fun. Indoor attractions here include the Ripley’s Aquarium, WonderWorks, Carolina Comedy Club, MagiQuest, and the Backstage Mirror Maze – to name a few. Broadway is also home to a wide variety of shops and restaurants, meaning you will have plenty to keep you busy for an entire day!

Live Entertainment – Guests who appreciate great live entertainment are not short on options either and there are several great venues right up the road from Beach Cove Resort! The Myrtle Beach House of Blues hosts an array of bands throughout the year, from local / regional talent to national artists, while the Alabama Theatre has been voted “best live entertainment theatre at the beach” for several years running. And music isn’t the only thing you can enjoy – catch a comedy show at Carolina Improv, watch a play at Atlantic Stage, or enjoy dinner and a show at Pirates Voyage.

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