a dish of different types of seafood like crab, sausages, corn, potatoes

Your Action-Packed Itinerary for a Sunny Day in Myrtle Beach

A Perfect Day of Family Fun in Myrtle Beach

Looking for the ultimate family day out in Myrtle Beach? We’ve got you covered! Our action-packed itinerary ensures maximum fun, all within a one-mile radius. From a delicious breakfast to thrilling amusement park rides, and everything in between, your family is in for an unforgettable adventure. Plus, staying at the Sandy Beach Resort means you’ll have a cozy home base to return to after your exciting day.

9:00 AM - Breakfast at National House of Pancakes (NHOP)

Kick off your day at National House of Pancakes, a beloved local breakfast spot for over 40 years. Known for its extensive menu, NHOP serves up everything from banana and pecan pancakes to Nutella pancakes topped with strawberries and bananas. If savory is more your style, try their crab cake Benedict or shrimp and grits. The friendly atmosphere and hearty portions make it the perfect place to fuel up for your busy day ahead.

10:30 AM - Beach Day at 2nd Avenue Pier

Next, head to the 2nd Avenue Pier for a quintessential beach day. This iconic pier stretches 900 feet into the Atlantic Ocean, offering stunning views and plenty of activities. Spend your morning building sandcastles, splashing in the waves, and soaking up the sun. For dads (or anyone!) who love fishing, the pier is a hotspot for catching sea bass, flounder, and more. When you need a break, grab a snack at the Pier House Restaurant or a refreshing drink at the rooftop bar. It’s the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the ocean breeze.

3:00 PM - Mini Golf at Mt. Atlanticus Miniature Golf

After a sunny beach day, take the family to Mt. Atlanticus Miniature Golf for a unique mini-golf adventure. This multi-level course offers two 18-hole options, Conch and Minotaur, each with imaginative themes and breathtaking views. Navigate through waterfalls, caves, and mythical creatures as you aim for that elusive hole-in-one. With holes reaching up to 75 feet high, this course is both fun and challenging for players of all ages. And don’t forget—the 19th hole offers a chance to win free games for life!

5:00 PM - Dinner at Captain Benjamin’s Calabash Seafood Buffet

For dinner, indulge in a seafood feast at Captain Benjamin’s Calabash Seafood Buffet. This renowned buffet boasts over 200 items, including Alaskan snow crab legs, mussels, shrimp scampi, and stuffed crab. The Calabash-style seafood, lightly breaded and fried, is a standout. If seafood isn’t your thing, don’t worry—there are plenty of non-seafood options like rib-eye steak and teriyaki chicken. The nautical-themed decor and family-friendly atmosphere make it a great spot to unwind after a busy day. Captain Benjamin’s has been a Myrtle Beach staple since the 1980s, earning rave reviews for its variety and quality. Diners especially love the fresh crab legs and the extensive dessert selection.

7:00 PM - Fun at Family Kingdom Amusement Park

As evening falls, head over to Family Kingdom Amusement Park for a night of thrills. This seaside amusement park offers over 26 rides and attractions suitable for all ages. Feel the adrenaline rush on the Swamp Fox Roller Coaster, a classic wooden coaster with ocean views, or cool off on the Log Flume. Younger kids will enjoy the Yo-Yo Swings and Puppy Roll. With options for single ride tickets or unlimited ride wristbands, Family Kingdom is the perfect place for a fun-filled evening.

9:30 PM - Back to Sandy Beach Resort: Pool Time and Relaxation

End your perfect day by returning to Sandy Beach Resort. Let the kids enjoy a final swim in the pool while you relax in the hot tub. The resort features one, two, and three-bedroom condo units with full kitchens, living areas, and private balconies—perfect for unwinding after a busy day. With its prime location and luxurious amenities, Sandy Beach Resort is the ideal home base for your Myrtle Beach adventures.

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.