You’re staying in the most luxurious condo in Myrtle Beach when it starts raining, it’s pouring, but that doesn’t mean your vacation has to be boring! We’ve rounded up a list of ideas for Myrtle Beach’s rainy-day activities. Our coastal area may be renowned for outdoor attractions, but you’ll also appreciate our options for things to do indoors when the weather is bad that will keep you and your family happy (and dry). Browse this list of things to do when it rains in Myrtle Beach below!

Check out the Hollywood Wax Museum

1808 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, SC

Hollywood Wax Museum Myrtle Beach

Hang out with oodles of A-list celebs present and past, such as Julia Roberts, George Clooney, Marilyn Monroe and much more as wax figures at the Hollywood Wax Museum. Plus, you can find your way through Hannah’s Maze of Mirrors and escape Outbreak- Dread the Undead. It’s the closest thing to Hollywood here on the East Coast.

Bend Your Brain at WonderWorks

1313 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC

WonderWorks Myrtle Beach

WonderWorks features six different WonderZones to explore as well as a challenging ropes course, laser tag and so much more. See what it feels like to be inside a hurricane or take a rest on a bed of nails! The 6D Extreme Motion Theater takes visitors on a ride like no other without ever leaving their seats.

Check Out a Live Show

Live Show Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is home to a number of theaters featuring exciting shows, amazing tribute artists, hilarious comedy acts, live music and world-class entertainers. These shows are the perfect place to escape your rainy-day blues at the beach. Visit these theaters for some of the best entertainment on the Grand Strand! Here is a list of the best theater shows and venues in Myrtle Beach.

Alabama Theatre

4750 Hwy. 17 S., North Myrtle Beach, SC
Home of One: The Show, guest artists, the brand-new show ICONIC, and The South’s Grandest Christmas Show.

Asher Theatre

3237 Waccamaw Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
Come see a variety of shows at this local theater. They host everything from comedy shows and MoTown tributes to Murder Mysteries and tribute artists!

Calvin Gilmore Theater

8901 N. Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach, SC
Check out The Carolina Opry, Time Warp, guest concerts, and The Carolina Opry Christmas Special.

GTS Theatre

1220 Port Dr., Myrtle Beach, SC
Popular shows include the Motown Tribute Show, Holiday Shows, tributes to Elvis and Garth Brooks, comedy and magic shows.

House of Blues

4640 Hwy. 17 S., North Myrtle Beach, SC
Enjoy concerts from some of the biggest names in Country, Rock, tribute artists, and more as well as a Gospel Brunch every Sunday and special events throughout the year.

Legends in Concert

2925 Hollywood Dr., Myrtle Beach, SC
See the best tribute artists in the business, like Elton John, Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, the Blues Brothers and more.

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

2904 Fantasy Way, Myrtle Beach, SC
Knights compete to save a beautiful princess while guests enjoy the exciting show and a dinner.

Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show

8907 N. Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach, SC
Come along and feast while pirates battle it out to win Davy Jones’s locker.

See a Movie on the Big Screen

Movie Theaters in Myrtle Beach

One of the easiest things to do on a rainy day in Myrtle Beach is go to the movie theater. We’ve made it even easier by curating a list of local places in the area to see the newest movies.

AMC Classic Myrtle Beach

10177 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC
Jumbo screens are the main event here, as well as AMC-crafted cocktails for parents, served up at MacGuffins Bar. After the credits, shop in the mall and explore Bass Pro Shops, where the kids can feed the fish. Tickets & Movie Times

Cinemark at Coastal Grand Mall

2100 Coastal Grand Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC
Kick back in the theatre’s posh leather recliners and relax with extra leg room in the aisle. Besides the snack bar standards, mom and dad can order a cold draft beer or glass of wine. Afterwards, go shopping in the mall! Tickets & Movies Times

Stone Theatres – Grand 14 at The Market Common

4002 Deville St, Myrtle Beach, SC
The Market Common is a hip urban village with a 14-theater venue showing all the latest blockbusters. After the movie, head across the street to Barnes & Noble to pick out a good beach read, or head out to one of the great eateries just around the corner. Tickets & Movies Times

Visit Ripley’s Aquarium

1110 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC

Ripley's Aquarium Myrtle Beach

Looking for something to do when it’s raining in Myrtle Beach? Bring the kids and head over to Ripley’s Aquarium – one of Broadway at the Beach’s hottest attractions. Dive right into this underwater adventure and play with the sea creatures. Spend the afternoon maneuvering through the aquarium’s Dangerous Reef, where thousands of fish (including sharks) swim overhead. They also have a new penguin exhibit, a sloth exhibit, jellyfish zone, and live mermaid shows.

Have a Ball at Dave & Buster’s

1322 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC

Dave & Busters Myrtle Beach

Dave and Buster’s at Broadway at the Beach features a wall-to-wall arcade and game zone with all of your favorite games like skeeball, basketball, racing and so much more. Spend as much (or as little) time as you want, then cash in your tickets for a great prize! They also have a large bar area with plenty of seating to watch the games while devouring their tasty burgers and sandwiches.

Looking for more arcades for a cheap way to spend a rainy day? Here are a few of our favorites:

Boardwalk Arcade – 912 Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, SC
Broadway Grand Prix Arcade – 1820 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, SC
Fun Plaza Arcade – 902 Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, SC

Bowl a Strike at 810 Bowling in Myrtle Beach or North Myrtle

810 North Myrtle Beach – 1105 Hwy. 17 S., North Myrtle Beach, SC

810 Myrtle Beach – 1220 Moser Dr., Myrtle Beach, SC

810 Conway – 2001 Hwy. 501 E., Conway, SC

710 Bowling & 810 Bowling Myrtle Beach

These aren’t your grandpa’s rundown bowling alleys. The ambiance ranks high on the cool factor, with sleek, high-class lanes, full bars featuring craft beers, and specialty cocktails, and a menu serving up plates like hummus, seared tuna, and gourmet burgers. The kids will have a blast playing in the indoor arcades or with the old-school board games.

Other Myrtle Beach area bowling alleys include:

Myrtle Beach Bowl – 101 Phillip Gray Dr., Myrtle Beach, SC
Surfside Bowl – 510 US 17 Bus., Surfside, SC
Little River Lanes – 300 Bowling Ln., Little River, SC

Jump Over to a Trampoline Park

Sky Zone

Located at 2200 N Oak St, Myrtle Beach, SC

Big Air Trampoline Park

3820 S. Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach, SC

Do your kids have rainy-day energy to burn? Book an hour (or two) at these exciting trampoline parks in Myrtle Beach to get their wiggles out. They can play dodgeball in one of the open jump arenas, dunk a basketball in the slam dunk zone, climb, or just jump and flip the entire time. Who said staying indoors for the day can’t be fun?

Enjoy Wine Tasting at Duplin Winery

4650 Hwy 17 S, North Myrtle Beach, SC

Duplin Winery Myrtle Beach

Mom and Dad can relax and unwind with samples of any of Duplin’s sweet muscadine wines. You may even learn a thing or two about the winemaking and bottling processes. After enjoying some wine, hit the local shops and grab dinner at nearby Barefoot Landing. Read more about our trip to Duplin Winery!

See the Stars at Ingram Planetarium

7625 High Market St, Sunset Beach, NC

Ingram Planetarium

Cross the border into Sunset Beach, North Carolina to travel to the stars at this Planetarium that offers special views of the Carolina night sky, laser and music shows, and free telescope star watches.

Get Visual at Burroughs-Chapin Art Museum

3100 S Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC

Burroughs & Chapin Art Museum Myrtle Beach

This quaint old beach cottage-turned-art museum showcases national traveling exhibits year-round for some cheap rainy-day fun. Free admission gives access to art and interactive areas for all ages.

Have Sun-less Fun at Fun Warehouse

Located at 2349 Dick Pond Road, Myrtle Beach, SC

Fun Warehouse Myrtle Beach

This venue specializes in all things fun, indoors, including roller skating, inflatables, mini bowling, an arcade, and laser tag. Your kids will have so much fun here, they’ll forget it’s raining in Myrtle Beach! There’s also a full bar

Test Your Skills at an Escape Room

Escape Rooms in Myrtle Beach

Escape rooms are the latest trend you can’t get away from – or can you? Myrtle Beach hosts a handful of these adrenaline-pumping venues that are perfect rainy-day attractions for any age:

Myrtle Beach Room Escape – 505 9th Ave. North, Myrtle Beach, SC
Riddles Escape Room – 9713 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, SC
Escape! Myrtle Beach – 606 Broadway St., Myrtle Beach, SC
Break Out – 314 Main St., North Myrtle Beach, SC
Backstage Escape Games – 1314 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC

Indoor Fun Just for the Little Ones

Take your little ones to Star Academy – A Sensory Learning Center in North Myrtle Beach. This indoor playground features a foam pit, a bubble tube, a climbing wall, slides, swings, and sensory stations! Book in advance for a couple hours of fun for your little one.

Blow Your Own Mind at Ripley’s Believe It Or Not

Ripley's Believe It or Not Myrtle Beach

Ripley’s Odditorium has dubbed itself the “Weirdest Spot in Myrtle Beach,” and for good reason! This unique museum is home to a shrunken head, evidence of a six-legged pig, and other stuff you’ll have to see to believe (or not).

Book tickets to some of these attractions right here!

Where to Stay

Crescent Shores

Crescent Shores

After you’ve enjoyed a show at the Alabama Theater, stay in North Myrtle Beach at Crescent Shores! Enjoy stylish condos that give you all the comforts of home and an indoor pool while it’s raining outside. You don’t have to miss your workout either! Spend some time in the workout room and when the sun is back out, you can take advantage of the outdoor pool as well.

The Grande Cayman

The Grande Cayman

When it’s raining and pouring, you can be snoring at The Grande Cayman (formerly Long Bay Resort)! You don’t have to snore though, you could be swimming in the indoor pool or relaxing in the indoor lazy river. You can also enjoy free DVD rentals throughout your stay when you stay at this newly transformed resort. Don’t forget your morning coffee, too! The Grande Cayman provides an on-site Starbucks for your caffeine needs even when it’s raining.