Stay, eat, play, relax, repeat…there’s so much to do at Surfside Beach and the surrounding Myrtle Beach/Grand Strand area. Scroll through our list for a few ideas. We’d love to hear what you enjoy doing while on vacation here. Drop us a line and send a picture to add to our list!



While we hope you only have beautiful and sunny weather, every once in awhile Surfside Beach will get a rainy day.  Or, everyone is sunburned and needs a day off from the sunshine!

Whatever the reason, here are some indoor things you might consider – in no particular order.  Please note some of these do have admission charges.  However, check out their websites as many of them offer online discounts.

  1. Surfside Bowling Center

  2. Fun Warehouse – in Surfside, near the Walmart on Hwy 544. Laser tag, multi-level soft playground, inflatable slide & bouncers, roller skating and more!

  3. Wonderworks – an interactive indoor amusement park for the mind!

  4. Rockin’ Jump Trampoline Park

  5. Edventure Children’s Museum – Myrtle Beach

  6. Molten Mountain Indoor Miniature Golf – In North Myrtle Beach but it’s inside and it’s air conditioned too!

  7. Myrtle Beach shows – many have matinees, reservations often needed

  8. Ripley’s Aquarium at Broadway at the Beach and Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!

  9. Hollywood Wax Museum

  10. Burroughs-Chapin Art Museum of Myrtle Beach

  11. Dinosaurs The Exhibition at Broadway at the Beach

  12. Shopping

  13. Stock up on surfing gear at Eternal Wave Surf Shop in downtown Surfside Beach

  14. Wine Tastings

  15. Movie Theaters

  16. Garden City Pavilion – arcade, ice cream and more plus walk across the street to the Garden City Pier which is free to walk on!

  17. Riddles Escape Room – non-frightening adventure games; best to call ahead to reserve a time

  18. Eat Ice Cream – all of these are in Surfside Beach/Garden City

    • The Ole Fashion Ice Cream Parlor – home of “Two for Tuesdays” and “1/2 Price Banana Split Thursdays” (655 Hwy 17 Business (Kings Hwy) – between 6th & 8th Avenues South)

    • Painter’s Ice Cream (2115 Hwy 17 Business – towards Murrells Inlet)

    • Meyer’s Ice Cream (1906 Hwy 17 Business – near Hwy 544/Ocean Lakes)

    • Surfside Café & Creamery – 1611 Hwy 17 Business between 16th & 17th Avenues North

  19. Get artsy and crafty!

  20. Visit Historic Georgetown Museums

  21. Relax your mind and body with local spa services (Please check TripAdvisor and Yelp directly for current recommendations)

  22. Play games at an arcade

  23. Play cards and board games

  24. Swim in the pools if it’s not storming – you’re going to get wet anyway!

  25. Read or take a long nap!