Vacationing with kids can be challenging, but a kid-friendly vacation to beautiful Myrtle Beach, South Carolina can be activity-packed and excitement-filled for even the tiniest kids on your trip. Trying to find something for everyone to do that will please everyone can be a nightmare, that nightmare can completely be avoided by vacationing in the Grand Strand's midsection. These trips are a great family affair and the city's quaint southern hospitality makes it a welcoming place for kids.
To say that Myrtle Beach has a lot to offer kids is an understatement, because there literally is a plethora of things to do with the kids on your trip. A typical Myrtle Beach vacation day can start with a trip to walk under the fish at the Ripley's Aquarium – which features some of the most fascinating creatures from around the world, including those from sea creatures from the Atlantic Ocean. This state of the art facility is located at Broadway on the Beach, home of the Hard Rock Café as well. Lunch time can be sent at the Hard Rock which is right across the square, which keeps those little legs from getting too tired and keeps them out of the car. How about an afternoon as a NASCAR driver? The NASCAR amusement park is a great way for the older kids to spend the afternoon. If the kids are still too small too really appreciate driving a race car, then head on over to one of the other two amusement parks. The Family Kingdom amusement park is located right on the ocean and has an excellent water park – as well as wooden coasters, Ferris wheels and more. There are learning opportunities disguised as a Sea Turtle reserve and a living Tiger Museum – and of course, what kid does not want to spend the day building sand castles in the sun.
You can easily find a kid-friendly resort when vacationing, as most resorts are filled with activities that will make a Myrtle Beach vacation a memorable experience. All the resorts have pools (both indoor and outdoor) and a lot of the resorts have lazy rivers that wind in and out of the hotel where the kids can frolic on inner tubes and ride the rivers. There are resorts that take extra special care to be sure their youngest guests have the best time ever, and nag mom and dad to come back often.
When traveling with children, there are lots of steps you can take to prepare for your trip that will make traveling with your kids and vacationing in Myrtle Beach more pleasant, including:
– Bring along the sun block. The wind and surf can only intensify the effects of the sun on the skin, which makes wearing sun block important. You'll pay much more for a quality sun block product if you wait to purchase it once you arrive – so bringing some from home.
– If you are making a road trip into this area, pack some fun things for your child to do in the car so he or she will be less bored. Handheld video games are great for occupying your child and distracting the child from the amount of time spent on the road.
– Bring along extra pillows and blankets to make sleeping on the way into Myrtle Beach more comfortable.
– Encourage your child to take pictures of your experience getting to and from here by providing them with a camera. They'll also have a blast snapping shots of your family as they enjoy their Myrtle Beach vacation.
Myrtle Beach is the hottest destination for kids on the east coast because there are so many possibilities for fun. Chances are that your kids will count the days spent on their Myrtle Beach vacation as some of their fondest memories of childhood.