Since spring is here, kids usually want to do something extracurricular outside in order to enjoy the weather. The Grand Strand has an abundance of locations that are family oriented and both enjoyable for kids and adults.
I have 11 year-old twin brothers who love for me to take them to a miniature golf course, shopping, to NASCAR Speed Park and the beach.
Driving along bypass or business 17, you are bound to find several places for miniature golf from North Myrtle Beach to downtown Myrtle Beach.
Their favorite location is May Day Golf located at 715 Highway 17 North, North Myrtle Beach. This miniature golf course takes you on an adventure of a beautiful island after crashing there on a charter plane. The course keeps you busy for at least an hour and the pricing is reasonable. Free (children 3 and under) $7.00 (12 and under) $8.00 (adults)
Of course, there are other options along the Grand Strand including Dragon’s Lair Fantasy Golf in Broadway at the Beach, Jurassic Mini Golf 812 North Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach) and Captain Hook’s Adventure Golf (2205 North Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach).
You can also enjoy the beautiful weather while shopping in Myrtle Beach at the Tanger Outlets at 10835 Kings Road and located off of Highway 501 in Myrtle Beach. With over 100 brand name outlets ranging from KB Toys to Banana Republic, the outlets offers stores fit for any age.
NASCAR Speed Park, located at 1820 21st Avenue in Myrtle Beach, near Broadway at the Beach, is a great place to go to drive along one of their seven tracks, golf on their NASCAR themed miniature courses, cruise in one of their speed bumper boats and visit their arcade.
If you’re interested in soaking up the sun while your kids build sandcastles and swim, then the beach may be the perfect choice for you. I enjoy taking the twins to the quiet Cherry Grove Beach, where they can play football while I read a book. Travel anywhere along North or South Ocean Boulevard to find a public parking lot and the beach spot right for you.
For the rainy days, Ripley’s Aquarium, Laser FX Laser Tag, the movie theater, Coastal Grand Mall and the IMAX Theater are great alternatives. For more information on what to do on a rainy day and the contact information for the previous locations visit: http://www.mbchamber.com/mb-cvb/Vacations_Getaways/Rainy_Day_Activities.html