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13 Best Indoor Activities in Myrtle Beach

The Grand Strand gem of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is renowned for its sun-soaked beaches and outdoor adventures, but sometimes even the sun gets tired!

What do you do if you're having a fabulous stay at hotel BLUE but need a little break from the sun? Luckily, the Myrtle Beach area has plenty of attractions beyond its sandy shores. Let's explore some of the top indoor activities in Myrtle Beach so that you can have a good time, rain or shine!


1. Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach

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Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach — a sister location to Ripley’s Believe it or Not — is undoubtedly one of the top indoor activities to experience in this coastal city.

You'll be surrounded by water, but stay completely dry! Your underwater adventure will show you a vast array of marine life, providing an up-close and personal experience with some of nature's most fascinating creatures, such as stingrays and sharks! Along with the marine favorites, there are even sloth and penguin encounters. With interactive exhibits and vibrant displays, it's an educational and entertaining experience for visitors of all ages.

2. WonderWorks

Head to WonderWorks for a day of mind-bending fun. This indoor amusement park combines education and entertainment with over 100 hands-on exhibits. The upside-down building exterior is eye-catching enough, but trust us, even more fun is waiting inside.

Curious minds will enjoy the "edutainment" of the exhibits, while active adventurers can head straight to the indoor ropes course or laser-tag arena! Thanks to the hands-on nature of the activities, this is an especially great rainy-day activity for those traveling with children.


3. Broadway at the Beach

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  • Address: 1325 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC

Broadway at the Beach is a hub for entertainment and indoor fun at Myrtle Beach. This complex lets you explore shopping, dining, and activities all in one place - pretty much all the best things for adults to do (and kids, too!). For indoor activities, puzzle out an Escape Game, catch a show at the Broadway Theater, or explore a multitude of other indoor attractions.


4. Hollywood Wax Museum

A trip to Myrtle Beach might mean meeting your favorite celebrity--if you go to the Hollywood Wax Museum, that is! Spend an afternoon rubbing elbows with true A-listers as you pose for photos with incredibly lifelike wax figures of your favorite stars waiting for you. Lauded actors, singers, athletes, and more are all waiting for you to snap that perfect selfie!


5. Maze of Mirrors

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Also housed near the Wax Museum, this interactive game is a cause for some self-reflection. Brave adventurers must find their way through a hall of mirrors in order to free Princess Hannah from her curse! Can you find the way out in time? With 288 potential turns, this maze will keep you and your family occupied for a rainy afternoon!


6. Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum

The Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum is a well-liked attraction for pinball enthusiasts--and for those who are just curious! It features a vast collection of pinball machines, and visitors can enjoy unlimited play for a set hourly fee. The museum offers an engaging and educational experience, which lets visitors admire the mind-bending creative designs of pinball machines from the 1970s.


7. The Franklin G. Burroughs – Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum

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This art museum aims to be the finest in the Carolinas. With 11 galleries that are open year-round, there's always something new to admire. From paintings to ceramics, sculptures to textiles, and even photography, there's a whole world of art to explore here. And the best part? It's absolutely free! Grab your family and dive into a cultural experience.


8. Medieval Times Dinner and Show

Sometimes, a rainy day in Myrtle Beach calls for a little time travel. Enter the live shows at Medieval Times. The show highlights knights battling, tamed majestic horses, and live-flying falcons on-site and promises to immerse everyone in the family. Watch the drama unfold as you dine on a four-course meal fit for royalty. Watch as knights battle to protect the throne. And don't forget to raise a goblet to the Queen!


9. Sky Zone Trampoline Park Myrtle Beach

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Sky Zone Trampoline Park is the answer for those seeking rainy-day entertainment with a healthy side of exercise. This indoor trampoline park provides a variety of activities, including free jump zones, dodgeball courts, a warrior course, and a foam zone. It's a great choice for active families and teenagers who want to bounce, flip, and have fun regardless of the weather. They also offer Weekend Glow Nights for added excitement.


10. Dave & Busters

Located at Broadway at the Beach, Dave & Buster's is an ideal place to have fun on a rainy day. It offers a bar, restaurant, and arcade catering to people of all ages. If you work up a sweat in their arcade, all you need to do is head to their bar and restaurant to re-energize.

The options include classic arcade games, virtual reality games, billiards, and even dodgeball. By playing games, you can win tickets and receive prizes. Additionally, numerous TVs are scattered throughout the venue for those adults who do not want to miss any of their favorite sports teams going head to head. If possible, visit on Wednesdays when they offer half-price games from open until close.


11. Myrtle Beach Bowl

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Myrtle Beach Bowl is a popular local choice. It has 24 lanes with automatic scoring, making it suitable for all skill levels. They also serve classic bowling alley pizza, creating a laid-back, family-friendly atmosphere. For late-night fun, they offer unlimited bowling from 9-11 PM for a bargain price!


12. Fun Warehouse

Fun Warehouse lives up to its name regardless of the weather. This entertainment center is full of vibrant colors and offers activities like arcade games, active games, laser tag, inflatables, the Virtual Reality arena, and roller skating. Families with young children can spend the entire day enjoying these activities. Whether it's a rainy day or a night out, Fun Warehouse is perfect for a fun family outing.


13. Fun Plaza Arcade

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Just off the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, the oceanfront Fun Plaza Arcade offers a classic arcade experience catering to those seeking nostalgia. Who doesn't love a little trip into the past? It provides a variety of traditional games and modern additions, making it ideal for family fun.

Warm up with a classic like Pac-Man, then try their futuristic driving and shooter games. If the rain subsides even a little, you can enjoy the ocean view at this Myrtle Beach arcade.


Indoors or Out, There’s No Better Holiday than Myrtle Beach

When you're staying with us, we want to ensure you experience the best of what Myrtle Beach offers--no matter the weather!

Whether you want to get up close and personal with sea creatures at the aquarium, burn off extra energy at the trampoline park, or enjoy dinner with knights and queens at a Medieval show, there are plenty of options to keep the whole family dry and entertained. Don't wait – reach out and book your stay with hotel BLUE today!

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