Nothing bums you out more than being on vacation in a sunny climate and having it rain, especially in Myrtle Beach.
Most people come here for fun in the sun, and when it rains, they don’t know what to do with themselves.
However, there is quite a lot of fun to have indoors if you know where to look.
There are things to do with kids like bowling, trampolines, and an aquarium.
Plus, there are things to do for adults like wine tasting and visiting an art museum.
Whatever you choose to do, you will definitely have fun despite the rain.
Here are nine things to do in Myrtle Beach when it rains.
9 Things To Do In Myrtle Beach When It Rains
1. 810 Bowling
Are you up for a game of bowling?
810 Billiards & Bowling is a classic bowling alley with an upscale twist with its bowling lanes, billiards tables, arcade games, and so much more.
They have a total of 14 standard lanes, six boutique lanes, seven billiard tables, two long full-service bars with seating and tables sprinkled throughout, an arcade, foosball, darts, classic board games like chess, a very trippy mini-golf course, a stage for live bands throughout the year, and so much more!
This is a great place to bring your family on a rainy day to bowl, play games, and then eat some delicious food.
They even have energetic family feud-style trivia nights.
Their menu has everything from shareable food like pretzels and coconut shrimp to burgers, sliders, salads, and flatbread pizzas.
Oh, and don’t forget to get a Crazy Mason milkshake for dessert.
810 Bowling’s open hours usually are 2 p.m. to midnight, and it stays open until 1 a.m. on Saturdays.
2. Crazy Mason
For the ultimate dessert experience, come and try a Crazy Mason milkshake.
These milkshake creations have names like I’d Rather Be a Mermaid, Sweet Cookie Dreams, and S’mores the Merrier.
With names like that, you know you will be getting an epic ice cream creation.
If you are bowling at 810 Bowling or just stopping in for a sweet tooth fix, the line starts to the left and winds around the counter.
When you get to the front of the line, there are five steps in creating your own Crazy Mason Milkshake.
Pick a flavor like Vanilla, Mint Chocolate Chip, or Sea Salt Caramel.
Pick a rim like Chocolate Buttercream or Whipped Cream Cheese Icing.
Pick a sauce like Peanut Butter, Marshmallow, or Caramel Sauce.
Pick three regular toppings (there are so many choices here) like Bananas, Rainbow Sprinkles, Chocolate Chips, or Nilla Wafers, to name a few.
Pick one premium topping like Rock Candy, Funnel Cake, or Reese’s Cups.
If this seems too complicated, just pick one of the Crazy Creations.
The Crazy Mason is inside 810 Bowling at the Market Common shopping complex.
3. Duplin Winery
Established in 1975, Duplin Winery is North Carolina’s oldest operating winery.
Located in Duplin County, North Carolina, this winery produces approximately 450,000 cases of wine per year.
Duplin Winery makes muscadine wines from red grapes, but Muscadine wine can be made into white wine, red wine, and a sweet, dessert style-wine.
Muscadine wine usually has intense fruit flavors such as banana, bruised apple, and cranberries.
At the Duplin Winery in North Myrtle Beach, you can sip a glass of wine while enjoying live music on the patio.
If you aren’t sure what type of wine to try, you can partake in the wine tastings.
You get to sample ten preselected Duplin wines while one of their wine experts talks about the flavors and history of each wine.
With the $5 classic wine tasting, you get a small plate of gourmet crackers to help cleanse your palate between wines.
If you upgrade to a $10 deluxe wine tasting, you will receive gourmet cheese dip and crackers, and you will also get to keep a wine glass when you are finished.
Some of the wines to try are their Carolina Red and the Hatteras Red, one of Duplin Winery’s best sellers.
The Duplin Winery is open daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. except on Sundays when it is closed.
4. Franklin G. Burroughs–Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum
The Myrtle Beach Art Museum is a nice quiet place to stay dry in on a rainy afternoon.
This 1924 vintage beach cottage was moved to be an art museum in the south end of Myrtle Beach.
The art museum features 11 galleries that display a regular rotating set of exhibits that showcase artwork from local Myrtle Beach and South Carolina artists, including high schoolers.
When you visit the museum, you will see paintings in all sorts of media like oils, acrylics, and watercolor paints; pencil, pen and ink, and pastel drawings; collage and multimedia pieces; sculpture, pottery, and ceramics; textiles, photography, and video.
The newest addition to the museum is the pottery studio which is the only one of its kind in the Myrtle Beach area.
The pottery studio has six pottery wheels, hand-building areas, stations for glazing and cleaning, and a kiln room.
Admission to the museum is free, but donations are always appreciated.
Expect to spend 30 minutes to an hour exploring the museum.
The Franklin G. Burroughs–Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum’s open hours are Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
5. Hollywood Wax Museum
The Hollywood Wax Museum is a two-story wax museum and entertainment complex for your family to enjoy, especially on rainy days.
You can have some uproariously funny good times interacting with the stars on display in the wax museum, like Bradley Cooper, Michael Jackson, The Rock, Vin Diesel, Sandra Bullock, and John Wayne.
You are allowed to walk right up to the stars for crazy photo ops, and the crazier, the better!
In addition, you will be able to learn more about the stars with tidbits on their charities, side businesses, pets, pet peeves, and so much more.
Besides the wax museum, you can go through Hannah’s Maze of Mirrors which lets you navigate through mirrored walls and archways trying to save Princess Hannah from a witch’s spell or attempt to get through the Outbreak Zombie zone, which is a might bit scarier than a fairy tale.
The cost for the museum and all the attractions is $36.99 to $39.99 for ages 12 and over, $19.99 for children 4–11, and the little ones, age 3 and under, are free.
The Hollywood Wax Museum is open daily from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and stays open until 10 p.m. on the weekends.
6. Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum
There is a place in Myrtle Beach where you can relive your youth playing pinball machines.
The Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum is an all-you-can-play arcade featuring more than 25 pinball machines.
If you are game, you need to buy a timed ticket online.
No Admission will be taken at the door!
The pinball machines are all classics from the 1970s, 80s, and 90s like Ghost Busters, Star Wars, Wheel of Fortune, Simpson, KISS, and so much more.
How the Pinball Museum works is that your $12 admission/person allows you to play all the games you want.
The pinball machines are all set to Free Play, and no quarters are needed.
The museum is located close to the Myrtle Beach Convention Center and only four blocks from the beach at 607 27th Ave N.
Open hours for playing pinball are Thursdays and Fridays from 3 to 5 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m.
7. Ripley’s Aquarium Of Myrtle Beach
One of the best things to do at Myrtle Beach when it rains is to explore Ripley’s Aquarium.
You and your family can enjoy hands-on encounters with horseshoe crabs, stingrays, and jellies.
The aquarium houses more than 10,000 sea creatures in exhibits like Rio Amazon, Dangerous Reef, Living Gallery, Ray Bay, Tropical Rainforest, and other sea homes.
Everyone will enjoy watching all the sharks swimming in the shark tunnel above them, along with stingrays, a 60-yr old giant sea turtle, jellyfish, sea dragons, and even penguins.
Expect to spend at least a half-day if you want to see all the exhibits in the aquarium.
If you want to avoid the crowds, try to stop by on a weekday and come early.
Tickets can be a bit confusing, so be aware of what you are purchasing.
If you only want to come to the aquarium, an adult ticket is $34.99, but if you plan to go to other Ripley attractions in town, it helps to buy a combo ticket to save money.
An aquarium ticket with another Ripley attraction is $44.99, and with two extra attractions, it is $49.99.
The more you plan on doing in Myrtle Beach, it makes sense to buy a combo ticket.
8. Rockin’ Jump
Rockin’ Jump has been in Myrtle Beach for a while and is the perfect place to come when the clouds darken and let loose the rain on the beach.
This trampoline park is fun for kids and adults.
In 2019, Rockin’ Jump added five new attractions, such as the Warped Wall & Wipe Out.
This jumping park features 12 indoor attractions with a massive main trampoline jump arena, trampoline basketball arena, trampoline dodgeball arena, trampoline stunt bag, X-Beam, and the Vertical Ops Climbing Wall, which is a hit with almost everyone.
Don’t forget to try the Ninja Course to practice being your own American Ninja Warrior.
The cost for 60 Minutes of Jump Time is $17, 90 Minutes of Jump Time is $21, and for 120 Minutes of Jump Time, it is $26.
Rockin’ Jump’s open hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Monday through Thursday, Friday’s hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday is 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., and on Sundays, it is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
WonderWorks has over 50,000 square feet of fun with a bit of learning tied into it with more than 100 hands-on exhibits to challenge your mind and spark your imagination.
This once top-secret laboratory was located in the Bermuda triangle, and an experiment went awry and lifted the laboratory carrying it to Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach, where it landed upside down.
Some of the fun things to do inside WonderWorks include feeling the power of 84-mph hurricane-force winds in the Hurricane Shack, making giant life-sized bubbles in the Bubble Lab, and getting the NASA treatment in the Astronaut Training Gyro and experience zero gravity.
Expect to spend at least three to four hours exploring everything.
WonderWorks tickets cost $26, including laser tag and rope courses, but it is only $16 for just the exhibits.