North Myrtle Beach, SC – Even when it’s raining in paradise, it is still paradise. There are lots of indoor activities in North Myrtle Beach.
The first place to go that comes to our mind is the North Myrtle Beach Aquatics and Fitness Center. A daily rate of $15 per person, age 5 and older and $5 per person, age 4 and under is available. Even better if you have children, with a daily pass the Center will watch your child for $3 per hour per child.
Rain drops keep falling . . .
For that little amount, you folks that were jogging on the beach can enjoy an indoor two lane track. Miss your beach volleyball, play basketball or racquetball instead. Go wild on the treadmills, recumbent bikes, rowers and so much more. So many, I can’t list or count them.
Oh, and it’s an Aquatics center, so of course, instead of that ocean swim enjoy the large indoor pools. While there is an indoor water slide, check with the center for its schedule at 843-281-3737.
Miss your personal trainer? The Center has two AND a massage therapist available to work with you.
Looking for a good way to keep teens busy at low cost? Arcades are your choice. They are family friendly, offer food and activities that will also keep the adults busy - If you like billiards.
The OD Arcade and Grill is on Ocean Boulevard at 100 South, one block off Main Street. The Black Pearl miniature golf is on Sea Mountain Highway at 614 Sea Mountain Highway. We recommend either.
North Myrtle Beach has two bowling centers in the area.
The North Myrtle Beach Bowling Center, at 1105 Hwy 17 S, has 32 lanes. Right now they are running a special they call $2 Tuesdays - $2 for shoe rentals, $2 for lane rental. WOW. The Center also offers a full range of food and drink services at their snack bar. Plus they too have an arcade.
The Little River Bowling Center is on Hwy 17 North in Little River. While its address is 300 Bowling Lane, unless you have a GPS, it is best to head into Little River and look for the River Hills Medical Center on the west side of the highway. LR Bowling is behind the medical center. They have 32 lanes, an arcade, a wide range of food, a bar and pool tables. They run a $2 Tuesday special as well as a $1.50 Sunday special. Check them out.
See a movie
The nearest theater is Carmike Colonial 12 in the Myrtle Beach Mall at 10177 N. Kings Hwy, just past Briarcliff Acres. Want to check out a movie ahead of time? Fandango is where to go for movie trailers.
Spend lots of money. Help the North Myrtle Beach economy. Myrtle Beach Mall http://www.mymallmyrtlebeach.com/directory/ at 10177 N. Kings Hwy is an indoor mall with lots of stores like Bass Pro Shop, Books A Million, Belk and many, many more.
See a show
Alabama Theatre, located in Barefoot Landing, runs continuous live shows. Doors open at 7:30. Check with the box office for appearances of performers like Kenny Rogers, Bill Cosby and many more. The number is 1-800-342-2262.
The House of Blues, also located in Barefoot Landing, offers dinner and variety programs from stand-up comedians to well recognized musicians and bands. Check at 843-272-3000 for current schedule.
Carolina Opry - The Calvin Gilmore Theater presents award-winning live entertainment experiences, The Carolina Opry, Good Vibrations, and LIGHT Laser Extravaganza. Located at 8901 North Kings Highway.
Pirate’s Voyage – A Dolly Parton production. Enjoy a four course meal and see spectacular acrobatic competition, live animals and a brand new original music score by Dolly Parton. Pirate's Voyage is located at 8901-B, North Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577.
See a basketball game – If it’s the right time of the year, the United States Basketball Association will be in town (Check the North Myrtle Beach ‘Things to Do’) http://www.northmyrtlebeachonline.com/modules/calendar/. Kids from all over the east coast representing over 300 boys and girls teams will be in North Myrtle Beach competing for Regional standing and, eventually, the National Championship. For a ticket price of $9 an adult (less for children) you can attend any or all of the 100 games that are held each day during the competition. Games are played throughout the North Strand area at the recreation center, the high school and many other locations.
For locations visit USBAHoops.