You’ve finally arrived with your family for a vacation at Holiday Inn – “At The Pavilion” and now you’re ready to get out and explore! Did you know that Holiday Inn – “At The Pavilion” is the only AAA Three Diamond Resort located on the famous Myrtle Beach Boardwalk?
Step out our back door and you’ll be right in the hustle and bustle of it all! The rides and attractions found on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk are sure to bring a big smile to every family member’s face. From haunted houses and arcades to ziplines and thrill rides, we’ve put together a list of our favorite family-friendly attractions along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk!
Myrtle Beach Boardwalk Rides
1| The Myrtle Beach SkyWheel
If you are staying with us, it’s hard to miss this massive attraction just steps from our Myrtle Beach Boardwalk hotel! The SkyWheel has quickly become a Myrtle Beach icon thanks to its panoramic oceanfront views of the Grand Strand coast. You can spot its colorful lights from nearly anywhere along the Boardwalk! The climate-controlled gondolas tower 200 feet over the Atlantic Ocean and give you a bird’s-eye view of the Myrtle Beach coast.
You can enjoy the beautiful Boardwalk and ocean views with your family no matter the season or weather. Want a first-class flight? The VIP flight offers Ferrari leather seats, glare-free glass and a glass-bottom floor. VIP flight times are doubled, and to commemorate the experience you’re sent home with a SkyWheel lanyard and group photo! Other group packages are also available. The SkyWheel is open all summer long from 11:00 a.m. to midnight. Tickets may be purchased online in advance or at the gate. Pricing starts at $16 for adults and $12 for children.
Looking for a unique sunrise experience? New for summer 2021, the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel is offering a select number of sunrise flights. Your ticket includes coffee, pastries and a 30-minute sunrise flight. Adult tickets are $35, and children tickets are $25. Sign up for your sunrise flight and see more details here.
2| Myrtle Beach Zip Line Adventures
For all our thrill-seekers out there who are looking to free-fall by the ocean, be sure to visit Myrtle Beach Zip Line Adventures! Located just south of Holiday Inn – “At The Pavilion”, Zip Line Adventures features both a 600-foot zip line and a new Adventure Matrix Aerial Park!
Bring the whole family and enjoy more than 50 aerial elements including the extreme zip line free-fall, where you take one step and experience a free-falling sensation until you’re suddenly caught before meeting the ground – the ultimate adrenaline rush! You must be at least 6 years old and 40 pounds to ride the Zip Line.
For more information and to purchase tickets visit their website or call at 843-839-1661. Pricing starts at $39.95 for the Zip Line Adventure course and $69.95 for the Aerial Challenge. Kids ages 5-10 years old are welcome to try the Ninja Kids Course with prices starting at $19.95. Myrtle Beach Zip Line Adventures is located at Pavilion Park between 8th & 9th Avenue N. Hours are 2:00 – 10:00 p.m., Thursday through Monday.
3| Myrtle Beach Thrill Rides
Located almost directly across the street from our oceanfront resort, you’ll find Myrtle Beach Thrill Rides. This small adventure park offers five high-flying, adrenaline-pumping rides. The Slingshot seats two riders at a time and launches them more than 300 feet in the air at speeds of 100 mph. The Air Strike seats up to eight riders, four on each end sitting back to back. With legs dangling, riders will experience speeds of nearly 70 mph and 3.6 Gs. The Sky Fall tower carries up to eight riders 140 feet in the air before it drops them to the ground.
The Sun Dance is great for larger groups, seating up to 12 riders at a time. Sitting back to back in a circle, riders are sent spinning round and round then upside down. Last but not least, the Shooting Star accommodates up to four riders, sitting back to back, on an accelerated swing ride. For ticket pricing and hours, call (843) 444-8255.
Myrtle Beach Boardwalk Attractions
4| Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
Ripley’s Believe It or Not is a two-story “odditorium” filled with some of the world’s greatest oddities and most exotic artifacts. It’s the only place in Myrtle Beach where you will find shrunken heads, a vampire killing kit, an 8-foot tall transformer sculpture and unique artwork.
This 12,250 square foot facility has more than 200 different exhibits that are sure to keep you and your kids entertained for hours. These exhibits have been described as “strange yet beautiful” and will help create lasting Myrtle Beach memories! Ripley’s Believe It or Not is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Pricing starts at $24.99 for adults and $14.99 for children ages 3-11. Tickets available online.
5| Ripley’s 5D Moving Theater
Experience the movies like never before at Ripley’s 5D Moving Theater, located on Ocean Blvd across from the Gay Dolphin. This state-of-the-art theater puts the audience in the middle of the action. Your senses will go wild as you bump, drop, twist and turn in your seat while enjoying a 3D film.
There are two film options at Ripley’s unique theater, Glacier Run and Cosmic Race. Ticket prices start at $14.99 for adults and $9.99 for children ages 3-11. The theatre is open from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. with continuous showings of both films all day. Tickets available online.
6| Ripley’s Haunted Adventure
Ripley’s takes haunted houses to the next level at this scream-filled adventure, right next door to their 5D Moving Theater. Fun and fear lurk around every corner with both live actors and special effects. This creepy renovated mansion is filled with twists, turns and dark corridors.
Ripley’s Haunted Adventure is open daily from noon until 11:00 p.m. No children under the age of 8 are permitted, and children ages 8-11 must be accompanied by an adult. Ticket pricing starts at $14.99 for adults and $9.99 for children. Tickets available online.
7| Ripley’s Marvelous Mirror Maze
The next adventure-filled attraction by Ripley’s is the Marvelous Mirror Maze, located on the south side of Ripley’s Haunted Adventure. This labyrinth of fun takes guests through endless hallways of infinity mirrors, LED lights and dead ends. You’ll gain a new perspective as you get lost in this enchanted maze.
The Mirror Maze is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Pricing is $9.99 for all guests. Tickets available online.
8| Nightmare Haunted House
Looking for even more screams and thrills? Try the Nightmare Haunted House located across from Plyler Park on Ocean Blvd. This zombie-filled adventure takes guests deep into the depths of their worst nightmares. Surrounded by darkness, moans and screams, your heart will race through the entire maze-like adventure.
Grab your friends and experience Zombie Zone, the undead adventure. The Haunted House is open daily from noon until late. Tickets are $12.99 for adults and $8.99 for children 12 and under. Tickets may be purchased online or at the door.
9| Boardwalk Arcade
Also known as the Gay Dolphin Arcade due to its proximity, this family-friendly attraction has become a staple of the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk for families. Kids will love playing for tickets, winning prizes and filling up on sweet treats. Hours are 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. daily.
10| Fun Plaza
The Fun Plaza is an open-air arcade that first opened in 1938. With a perfect view of the ocean, players can jump from classic games like Pac-Man to new games like Halo Fireteam Raven. You won’t be able to miss the large prize shop at the center of the arcade.
Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily. All games are now operating on a card swipe system.
Ready to book your stay at our Myrtle Beach Boardwalk hotel?
With so many great attractions and rides along the Boardwalk, you might need to extend your vacation. Holiday Inn – “At The Pavilion” offers an incredible Boardwalk location, Tropical Paradise Beach Bar, 5 pools attractions, an on-site cafe and more. Our rooms have breathtaking ocean views, private balconies, in-room kitchens and more.
What are you waiting for? Check out our current specials and book your Myrtle Beach Boardwalk vacation today!