It can sometimes be a little difficult to keep your teenagers entertained on family vacations. Fortunately, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina has something fun for the whole family…including teenagers! This post lists activities specifically for teenagers, but with the exception of 2 or 3 of these things, they were fun for the entire family (even my little nephew who was 1 year & a few months old at the time). Enjoy! And let me know what you would add to this list in the comments.

9 Fun Things To Do in Myrtle Beach With Your Teenagers

*1.) Try Parasailing

Parasailing was the unanimous favorite for both teenagers (Ryan & Brooke)! I even enjoyed parasailing, and I’m afraid of heights.

Click here for more info on parasailing in Myrtle Beach.

*2.) Go Mini Golfing

A close second for everyone (not just our teenagers) was mini golf. The adults & my nephew enjoyed mini golfing at Jungle Lagoon. However, there are A LOT of cool mini golf courses to choose from in Myrtle Beach. (That just happened to be the course closest to where we were staying.)

*3.) Visit Alligator Adventure

Alligator Adventure in North Myrtle Beach

Alligator Adventure in North Myrtle Beach

Alligator Adventure is 15 acres with over 200 different types of animals to see. They also have live shows and feedings. This was another one that was a hit for everyone, and BOTH teenagers enjoyed it.

Click here for more information on Alligator Adventure.

*4.) Hang Out on the Beach

Everyone likes the beach…even teenagers! 😉 From swimming to searching for seashells to just plain relaxing, the beach was a hit for everyone. (There are quite a few different points where you can access the beach if your hotel is not on it. Click here for more info.)

*5.) Go Shopping

Barefoot Landing

Myrtle Beach has no shortage of shopping areas! Everyone really enjoyed Barefoot Landing. It was clean and safe, and no biggie if you want to let your teenagers roam alone. Broadway at the Beach and the Boardwalk also have quite the selection of shops.

*6.) Ride SkyWheel

SkyWheel is a 187-foot tall Ferris wheel in Myrtle Beach! It offers some awesome views of Myrtle Beach, and the carts are a very smooth and comfortable ride. We were able to comfortably fit all 8 of us in one cart too. And as you can see from the photos above, everyone (adults, teenagers & babies) loved this one. We went and wandered the Boardwalk and had a nice oceanside dinner after we were done with our ride. It was a nice way to spend the night with the whole family!

Click here for more info on SkyWheel.

*7.) Spend a Few Hours Exploring Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach

Horseshoe crab exhibit

OK, so the aquarium was only a hit for one of our teens. Brooke absolutely loved the aquarium, and thought that it was way cool she got to touch a jellyfish and horseshoe crab. She said it was one of the best parts of the trip for her. However, Ryan had zero interest in the aquarium. So, we were split 50/50 on this one.

Click here for more info on the aquarium.

*8.) Ride Some Amusement Park Rides

Family Kingdom has a lot of fun rides and also a water park. We spent a little time here, but the favorite turned out to be The Sling Shot ride which propels two riders more than 300 feet into the air at speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. Ryan and I enjoyed this one the most (and I’m an adult with a fear of heights). Brooke, however, had zero interest in this. So, we were split 50/50 again on this one.

*9.) See “Pirate Voyage” With Dinner

Full discolure: our teens were not particurarily intersted in this show. However, our cousins and their teenage daughter loved this pirate show and were even asked to particpate in it! So, it might now be for everyone, but it’s still a fun option.

Click here for more info on Pirate Voyage.

 

Which one of these activities sounds the best to you? And are there any activites you would add to this list? Let me know in the comments!

 

9 Fun Things To Do in Myrtle Beach With Your Teenagers

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14 thoughts on “9 Fun Things To Do in Myrtle Beach With Your Teenagers

  1. Jodie

    I was there over 15 years ago with some people that like to golf. Didn’t it used to be known for the most gold courses or something. But I would have a much better time now, and I’d do almost everything you suggested!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. haveclotheswilltravel Post author

      Oh yes, still known for golf. My brother and sister in law loved the courses there. I was just gearing this list toward things to do with teenagers, but you can still golf like crazy there. 🙂

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