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24 Hours in Myrtle Beach with Your Kids

From sunup to sundown, here’s how to pack the most family-friendly fun into a day at Myrtle Beach.

Planning a trip to Myrtle Beach with your kids? We’ve crafted the perfect itinerary to ensure a day filled with adventure, tasty treats, and unforgettable family moments. From breakfast to bedtime, here’s how to make the most of 24 hours in this vibrant coastal city.

Breakfast at National House of Pancakes (NHOP)

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Kick off your day with a hearty breakfast at the National House of Pancakes, just a short drive from your hotel. Known for its friendly service and wide variety of delicious pancakes, NHOP is a hit with kids and adults alike. Try the Nutella pancakes with strawberries and bananas or the banana pecan pancakes with caramel drizzle. For those who prefer savory options, the Ribeye Shaved Steak Omelet is a must-try.

📍 Location: 211 North Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach

Zip Around the Inlet on a Seakart

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Head over to Murrells Inlet for a thrilling Seakart adventure. Seakart combines the speed of a jet ski with the comfort of a boat, offering a unique experience that’s safe and fun for the whole family. The guided tour covers about 15 miles of the inlet and ocean, ensuring you get the most out of this exhilarating ride. Remember, drivers must be at least 18 years old with a valid license, and passengers must be at least 6 years old.

📍 Location: 4123 US-17 Business in Murrells Inlet

Lunch and Arcade at LuLu’s

After your Seakart adventure, make your way to LuLu’s in North Myrtle Beach, located at Barefoot Landing. LuLu’s offers a family-friendly environment with a fun arcade for kids and a diverse menu that includes freshly caught seafood, Southern favorites, and allergy-friendly options. While the kids are busy with games, enjoy signature dishes like LuLu’s Famous Seafood Gumbo or Crazy Sista’s Pulled Pork Sandwich. The live music and waterfront views of the Intracoastal Waterway add to the delightful dining experience.

📍 Location: 4954 Highway 17 South in North Myrtle Beach

Ride Roller Coasters at Funplex

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No trip to Myrtle Beach is complete without some amusement park fun. Head to The Funplex, located just a block from the beach. This tropical-themed park features a variety of rides for all ages. Thrill-seekers can enjoy the “Fun in the Sun” roller coaster and “Sky Velocity,” while younger kids can have a blast on the “Hang 10 Silly Cups” and “Sunny Day Swing.” The Off-the-Coast Bar & Grille offers snacks and drinks to keep everyone fueled for more fun.

Location: 1405 North Ocean Blvd in Myrtle Beach

Ice Cream at Kirk’s 1890 Ice Cream Parlor

After an afternoon of excitement, cool off with a visit to Kirk’s 1890 Ice Cream Parlor. With two locations in Myrtle Beach, this nostalgic parlor offers up to 40 different flavors of ice cream. Enjoy your treat in a cup, cone, or waffle cone. For those looking for something extra special, try their milkshakes, sundaes, or banana splits. The old-timey decor and arcade games add to the charm, making it a hit with kids and parents alike.

Location: 6101 North Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach and 2500 North Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach

Relax at the Hilton Garden Inn Myrtle Beach


As your fun-filled day comes to a close, head back to the Hilton Garden Inn Myrtle Beach/Coastal Grand Mall. Let the kids take a dip in the pool or relax in the comfortable rooms while you unwind from the day’s adventures. With free Wi-Fi, you can easily share your day’s memories with friends and family back home.

Location: 2383 Coastal Grand Circle in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is packed with activities that will keep your kids entertained from sunrise to sunset. Whether you’re zipping through the water on a Seakart or indulging in a delicious ice cream cone, this itinerary ensures a memorable day for the whole family. Enjoy your 24 hours in Myrtle Beach, and make the most of every moment with your loved ones!

Rachel Alcazar

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Rachel is an award-winning designer and a 2018 Winthrop University Graphic Design graduate, known for her creativity and community spirit. Since graduating, Rachel has been a key member of Coastal Insider and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Coastal Real Estate. She crafts all marketing materials, including postcards and booklets, for the real estate side, while at Coastal Insider, she plans social media calendars, writes articles, designs cohesive social media feeds, creates ads, assists with content creation and photography, and produces weekly emails. Rachel excels at transforming ideas into engaging visuals, driving results, and connecting with audiences.