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Rainy Day Activities in Myrtle Beach

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Though North Myrtle Beach is known for our pristine, sandy shores and ideal beach weather, we are not immune to a rainy day every now and again. You might be a little disappointed at first if the weather is not beach-worthy, but fret not, as the Grand Strand offers plenty of other family friendly activities to keep you busy during your stay, many of which are just a short drive from Ocean Creek Resort. Curious about what’s around town? Check out our roundup of the top “Rainy Day Activities” and be prepared for whatever weather might bring.


Barefoot Landing

This waterfront venue is located right across from Ocean Creek Resort, meaning you won’t have to travel far for family friendly fun! Have a family portrait made at Old Tyme Portraits or get up close and personal with cuddly cubs at the TIGER Preservation Station. Visitors can also tempt your senses at the 7D Cinema or try and navigate through the winding Mirror Maze. Barefoot Landing also offers an array of local shops and restaurants, giving you plenty to do to fill up your entire day!


Live Entertainment

The area is packed with live entertainment, including shows at the popular Myrtle Beach House of Blues and Alabama Theater – both of which are conveniently located right across from Ocean Creek Resort. The House of Blues is known for attracting both local and national talent while the Alabama Theatre features colorful costumes and brilliant choreography that will keep you on the edge of your seat! Other poplar live entertainment shows in the area include the Carolina Comedy Club, Legends in Concert, Carolina Improv, Palace Theatre, and the Carolina Opry.



A trip to the beach wouldn’t be complete without a few souvenirs to help you remember your trip and Myrtle Beach offers plenty of places for visitors to stock up on souvenirs and gifts for any occasion.  Find a deal at one of the two Tanger Outlet locations or find all of your favorite shops in one place at Coastal Grand Mall. Other popular places to shop include the shops at Broadway at The Beach and Barefoot Landing, the Hammock Shops, and Market Common.


Broadway at The Beach

Broadway at The Beach is the area’s premier one stop shop for family entertainment. This venue boasts a wide array of both indoor and outdoor attractions, many of which are perfect for the rare rainy day at the beach. Explore over 100 interactive exhibits at WonderWorks or meet a few new friends at the Ripley’s Aquarium. Embrace your magical side at MagiQuest or get a little lost in the Backstage Mirror Maze. The options are endless!


Catch a Movie

Nothing screams “rainy day” quite like catching that new flick that you’ve been dying to see and Myrtle Beach offers plenty of places for you to do just that! Guests seeking a more modern movie experience will want to check out The Big D Theater, which offers cushy stadium style seating, floor to ceiling 78 x 35 foot jumbo screens, and both 2D and 3D movie options. Traditional movie theaters in the area include Carmike Cinemas at Colonial Mall and Broadway at The Beach, and Cinemark Theater at Market Common.

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