Myrtle Beach in April: Top 10 Things We Love to Do

Visiting Myrtle Beach in April is a great time to visit. With lots of family friendly attractions these are the thing we love to do in April in Myrtle Beach.

There are so many things to do on a Myrtle Beach family vacation. It is a great place for families because there are a lot of family activities, restaurants, and the beautiful beaches.

My kids are in their teen years now and we first started visiting Myrtle Beach when my oldest was a few months old.

With a wide variety of activities like water sports, amusement parks, museums, restaurants, and food festivals, the Myrtle Beach area has top attractions and activities the whole family will enjoy.

Our Favorite Things to Do in Myrtle Beach in April

  • Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach
  • Dinner Show like Medieval Times or Pirates Voyage
  • Broadway at the Beach (Shop and Dine)
  • Mini-Golf
  • Myrtle Beach Boardwalk
  • Brookgreen Gardens
  • Beaches
  • Tanger Outlets
  • Myrtle Beach Pelicans
  • Savannah Playground (younger children)

Want More Details? Read on for more things we love to do when visiting Myrtle Beach in April.

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Myrtle Beach in April is a perfect time of year to visit because of the perfect weather and so many fun outdoor activities to do for the entire family.

You will see fewer crowds the month of April and lower prices on accommodations before Easter. Prices typically rise during Easter week and spring break through summer.

Myrtle Beach Family Vacation Overview

Myrtle Beach has been a family favorite for us for the last 10 years. We have visited multiple times since 2008 and have also visited in April and August. Expect hot temperatures in August and mild warm temperatures in April.

Myrtle Beach appeals to families of all ages due to its kid friendly beaches and offers plenty of things to do.

Where is Myrtle Beach and What are the Different Areas of Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is located on the east coast in South Carolina along the Atlantic Ocean. There are a few different areas in Myrtle Beach and each offers a little different type of vacation.

  • North Myrtle Beach: family friendly, close to lots of attractions and shopping, close to Barefoot Landing, house, condo and hotel accommodation options. Located on the beach.
  • Grand Strand and Downtown Myrtle Beach: Family friendly but heavy on the spring breakers crowd. Busier and in the middle of all the action. Located on the beach.
  • Surfside Beach: Family friendly, quiet, short drive to most attractions, Lots of beach house rentals. Located on the beach. Review of Surfside Beach.
  • Murrells Inlet: Quiet area, further from main attractions.

When deciding where to stay keep the above in mind and pick the place that best fits your travel needs. We find renting a beach house in a quieter area the best fit for our family vacation.

Below you can zoom in and out of the map to start looking at great accommodation options!

Average Temperature for Myrtle Beach Weather in April

April weather in Myrtle Beach will have cooler evenings and warm days. You can expect warm temperatures with average daily high temperature in the 70s.

This is perfect weather for families wanting to spend time at the beach and visit the most popular Myrtle Beach attractions.

April really is a best time to visit because it won’t be too hot like in the summer months but it will be nice enough to be outside. There is also little rainfall because of the lower humidity than the summer months.

Of course this can fluctuate and it can be a little bit chilly, early April will be cooler than late April. Be sure to check the weather before you arrive.

Also keep in mind swimming during the chillier days. If your hotel has an indoor pool or outdoor pool it can make a difference depending on the weather. If you have an outdoor pool check to see if it is heated during your trip.

Is Myrtle Beach Kid Friendly?

Myrtle Beach and the surrounding areas are family friendly. If you are looking to avoid spring breakers consider staying in one of the quieter areas.

How to Get to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 

The two options for visiting Myrtle Beach is to drive or fly. Myrtle Beach has an airport that serves most major airlines.

We are about 13 hours from Myrtle Beach and we drive. We like having our car and it is more budget friendly to drive. Read more about our Road Trip: Rochester to Myrtle Beach trip.

Where to Stay in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

My first visit to Myrtle Beach was at a beach house and I have to admit-I loved it! It is great for large families or groups of friends that want to travel together. Choose accommodations that work best for your group.

Hotel prices will fluctuate depending on when spring breaks fall in April.

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My morning coffee from our Myrtle Beach house.

Best Myrtle Beach Things to Do in April

We have visiting Myrtle Beach in April many times but a lot of these attractions and events are offered year round. These are our picks for the best things to do when visiting Myrtle Beach.

Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach

Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach is located at Broadway at the Beach and is a great attraction for all ages. It is perfect for a rainy day or a really hot afternoon.

Crowds will be very busy at these times because everyone is doing the same thing!! If you don’t want to deal with crowds arrive early and you can have this aquarium done in about 2-3 hours.

I also recommend purchasing tickets online before you arrive if you can. Ripley’s Myrtle Beach aquarium is a great place to visit for families of all ages.

Family Guide to Myrtle Beach
Touching jelly fish at the Myrtle Beach Aquarium.

Savannah Playground

I don’t know how I discovered this playground but I am so happy I did. Located in the newer shopping district, Market Common, Savannah Playground does not disappoint.

It is an enabled playground which means it is accessible to all children of all abilities.

Savannah Playground is a great place to visit if you are traveling with little ones. It is free to enter and has on-site restrooms.

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Playground at Myrtle Beach.

Family Fun Dinner Shows in Myrtle Beach

Who knew a beach city would have so many live entertainment options?

From Pirates to Knights, and clogging groups to variety shows. There is something for everyone!

Dinner shows in Myrtle Beach are so fun because it is food and entertainment all in one. The kids always have a blast!

We have visited Pirate’s Voyage and Medieval Times and always have a good time. We look forward to checking out different shows on our next visits.

Myrtle Beach Dinner Shows:

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Broadway at the Beach

Broadway at the Beach is an entertainment, shopping, and dining complex that has so many attractions. It is a great time to enjoy some great activities. We often visit for the Aquarium and to enjoy some fun dining.

Recently we dined at Paula Deen’s Kitchen. It is served family style which means everyone at the table chooses entrees and sides to share. I highly recommend the fried chicken.

Our Family Favorites:

  • WonderWorks
  • The Simpsons in 4D
  • Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach
  • Hard Rock Cafe
  • Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville
  • Senor Frogs
  • Starbucks
  • Backstage Escape Games
  • Beach Rider Jet Boat
  • Dino Park
  • Hollywood Wax Museum
  • Myrtle Waves Water Park
  • Myrtle Beach Pelicans
  • Pro Football Hall of Fame
  • TopGolf

*The above and many more can be found at Broadway at the Beach.

Play a Round of Mini-Golf

It is not called the Mini-Golf capital of the world for nothing!! Home to 50+ mini-golf courses you and your family will find a theme to love!

We like to let the kids pick out their favorite courses and visit in the evening or early morning to avoid the crowds and heat. A few locations offer indoor mini-golf as well.

Our All Time favorite Mini-Golf Courses:

  • Captain Hook’s Adventure Golf
  • Cancun Lagoon
  • Mt Atlantics Mini-Golf
  • Shipwreck Island Mini-Golf

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

Located in the heart of downtown Myrtle Beach. The Boardwalk is a 1.2 mile walk way along the beach. Lined with shops and restaurants it is a great place to spend an evening.

There are beach shops along the way as well as an amusement park. For the brave you can ride the Myrtle Beach Skywheel for a birds eye view of the city and Atlantic Ocean. Learn more here Skywheel.

Brookgreen Gardens

Brookgreen Gardens is part botanical gardens and part zoo in Myrtle Beach. It offers gorgeous grounds to explore. They also offer tickets that include consecutive visits for 7 days.

If you are staying for a week and looking to stretch your budget this might be a great place to visit.

Enjoy the Myrtle Beach Beaches

One of the best things we did during our most recent visit was take advantage of the short walk to the beach from our rental house. We took time to enjoy the beach.

We went for walks, played in the sand, and took advantage of enjoying the beach.

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More Ideas for Things to Do in Myrtle Beach in April

  • Murrells Inlet Marshwalk
  • Family Kingdom Amusement Park
  • Myrtle Beach Food Truck Festival (First Weekend in April)
  • The Bowery has live music nightly.
  • Myrtle Beach Zip line Adventures
  • Easter Events like Easter Egg hunts are scheduled when Easter is in April.
  • Myrtle Beach Convention Center has different events happening throughout the year.

Where to Eat in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

My husband is the chef at home and he is in charge of where we go out to eat too! He loves to plan it almost as much as I love to plan everything else!!

When we rent a house we typically eat in a lot. We like to buy fresh seafood and he makes some amazing dinners. We also like to treat ourselves to a few nights out.  These are the restaurants we make sure to stop at every time we are in town.

  • Nacho Hippo (Love their Nachos)
  • Bubba’s (Best Fried Pickles!)
  • River City Café (Best Burgers)
Family Guide to Myrtle Beach
Nacho Hippo

Myrtle Beach in April is a great choice for your next family vacation. You will find something everyone enjoys!

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38 thoughts on “Myrtle Beach in April: Top 10 Things We Love to Do”

  1. Thank you so much for this post! I just moved to a new D.R. Horton home in Conway SC and my kids have been complaining they are bored in this new place, so when I found your post we have done at least one thing each week and it made this such a wonderful summer! Thank you so much

    • Oh my gosh! Thank you so much for reading! I am so happy to help your move go a bit smother! Myrtle Beach has so many fun things to do and I hope your kids grow to love it.

  2. Such a fun place to live or visit! We lived in Myrtle Beach back in the day but I haven’t been back there in nearly ten years. It looks like they added some new fun stuff for families since our last visit. Our favorite stops back in the day (besides the beach itself) was Broadway at the Beach. (We lived close enough that we could walk there from our condo!) We especially loved Ripley’s Aquarium.

  3. I’ve never been to Myrtle Beach, but oh my gosh, I want to go just for Savannah Playground and Harmony Park! They look so fun!

  4. Medieval Times! Those are still around?? I totally went to one when we took a middle school class trip to Toronto. I’ll have to keep this in mind, as we would like to get to Mytrle Beach one day,

  5. I went to myrtle beach w an old boyfriend a looonnggggg time ago!!! I really need to bring my kids given that we are a golf and beach family

  6. We have LOVED spending time in Myrtle Beach in the past. Such a great place for a family vacation. The beaches are great, and we have had fun at Broadway at the Beach and Barefoot Landing. 🙂

  7. Now this looks like my kind of vacation! I love staying in beach houses as well if we are going to be staying for a few days. Saving this for when we plan our Myrtle Beach vacation.

  8. Looks like you had a lot of fun! We touched a sting ray at the aquarium in Chattanooga, TN and it is unbelievable how soft they are! We will have to try the Ripley’s aquarium next time we are near Myrtle Beach!


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