A vacation to North Myrtle Beach offers days full of sunny, sandy fun, but let’s face it—Mother Nature doesn’t always cooperate. A little rain doesn’t mean you have to surrender to boredom, though. There are plenty of indoor activities that make North Myrtle Beach a year-round vacation destination. From shopping extravaganzas to indoor playgrounds, here’s how to make the most of a rainy day in North Myrtle Beach.
Retail Therapy at Tanger Outlet Stores
When the sky turns gray, a shopping spree at the Tanger Outlet Stores can be just the pick-me-up you need. Located in the Windy Hill section of North Myrtle Beach, the outlet offers an array of designer and brand-name stores at discount prices. From fashion to home décor, you can spend hours browsing through the shops and scoring great deals.
Explore Barefoot Landing
Yes, Barefoot Landing is an open-air complex, but don’t let that deter you. With myriad shops, restaurants, and boutiques to explore, there are plenty of places to escape the rain. So, grab your umbrella and spend the day popping in and out of the charming stores, or stop for a bite at one of their delicious restaurants. There are always events happening at Barefoot Landing, so you never know what you may come across.
Wine Tasting at Duplin Winery
Nothing helps fight the rainy day blues like a glass of wine. Duplin Winery offers a cozy setting off Highway 17, where you can indulge in a variety of local wines. Enjoy a tasting session with the knowledgeable staff or even a wine flight! You might even discover a new favorite to take home. If you’re lucky, you can catch some live music as you sit and sip on their beautiful farmhouse porch.
Entertainment at 810 Billiards and Bowling
If you’re looking for an activity the whole family will enjoy, head over to 810 Billiards and Bowling. This entertainment hub offers a multitude of games, from the obvious bowling and billiards to arcade classics, board games, darts, shuffleboard, ping pong, and more! It’s a great spot for families, couples, or groups of friends to spend a rainy afternoon.
Kids’ Adventure at Star Academy
Rainy days can be tough on the little ones. Keep their spirits high with a trip to Star Academy, an indoor playground and gym designed specifically for kids. They can run, jump, and play to their heart’s content, all in a safe and supervised environment. Book an open play session and enjoy this sensory experience, or check out their available classes for a more structured visit.
Indoor Putt-Putt and Aquariums
Who says you need sunny skies for a game of mini-golf? Indoor putt-putt centers offer a fun alternative when the weather doesn’t play ball. Check out Paradise Adventure Golf, where you can play 18 air-conditioned holes at the home of the Grand Strand’s only active volcano! And if you’re interested in marine life, head to the Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, where you can explore the wonders of the ocean without getting wet. From the stingray experience to the glass-bottomed boat adventure, this outing will have you forgetting all about the lackluster weather.
Take the Art Gallery Trail
For those with an appreciation for art, a rainy day presents the perfect opportunity to experience the Myrtle Beach Arts & Gallery Trail. With more than 100 stops all along the Grand Strand, you’ll get to explore the area’s growing art scene as you visit incredible galleries, museums, and exhibit-filled locations like Brookgreen Gardens, which houses the nation’s first collection of figurative sculptures. You’ll also get to see stunning murals and even hidden passageways filled with art!
The Ultimate Rainy-Day Retreat: Ocean Drive Beach & Golf Resort
If you’re staying at Ocean Drive Beach & Golf Resort, you won’t even need to step out to have a good time. The resort offers an indoor pool for a refreshing swim even when it’s raining cats and dogs outside. And as the evening rolls in, you can make your way to the on-site dance club, Fat Harold’s, where you can experience the magic of the Carolina Shag and dance your weather-blues away.
Book Your Stay Now!
North Myrtle Beach is so much more than its beautiful sunny days. With such a variety of rainy-day activities, your vacation will be memorable, come rain or shine. So why wait? Book your stay at Ocean Drive Beach & Golf Resort now. Choose from Oceanfront Suites, Oceanfront Rooms, or Oceanview Rooms, and let the adventure begin—rain or shine!