Family Fun In Myrtle Beach: A Day In The Grand Strand

Ah yes, the Grand Strand of Myrtle Beach. We all know it and love it! Most of us have been coming since we were kids and a few of us are lucky enough to live here. As you probably already know, we’ve got so much more than sunny beaches here in Myrtle Beach, but perhaps there are a few places you’ve never ventured to. We are going to provide you with some family fun in Myrtle Beach by offering up one full day of activities! Are you ready? Let’s get started!

Boulineau’s – Cherry Grove Beach

We are starting off our at the northern tip of the Grand Strand in Cherry Grove Beach! For over 60 years, Boulineau’s has been a staple in this beach community. With more than 175,000 square feet of retail shopping, Boulineau’s is the “heartbeat” of Cherry Grove. We aren’t here to shop for beach toys or t-shirts, but for the most important meal of the day…breakfast! The bakery at Boulineau’s is a must stop while you are here on vacation. Our favorite item from the display case is their chocolate covered cronuts! Basically if a croissant and a donut had kids, this would be their offspring. This culinary confection is an absolute slam dunk and the best way to start your day. They won’t break the bank either with a price tag of $1.50 each!

Mayday Golf – North Myrtle Beach

A trip to Myrtle Beach isn’t complete without a game of miniature golf! Mayday Golf his located just south of Cherry Grove Beach in North Myrtle Beach. For 20 years, the “place with the big yellow airplane” has been THE place for families to enjoy a round of mini golf. Choose 1 of 2 18 hole courses to play, or play them both! Loser buys ice cream…

Dave & Buster’s – Myrtle Beach

One of the newest attractions to Myrtle Beach over the past year has been everyone’s favorite arcade, Dave & Buster’s! Load up your card with tokens and let the kids loose. There is a bar conveniently located inside so that the adults can enjoy a beverage while the children shoot hoops, race each other in a game of MarioKart or play a game of Monopoly. See who can win the most tickets and take home a MONSTER prize!

Dagwood’s Deli – Myrtle Beach or Surfside Beach

All of that gaming sure works up an appetite! Lucky for you, we know just the place. With 2 locations across the Grand Strand, Dagwood’s Deli has been serving up sandwiches the size of your head since 1988! Dagwood’s puts every other sandwich shop in the area to shame with how much meat they pile on. Our favorites are the Northern (hot pastrami, corned beef, slaw, Thousand Island), The Brooks Brother (ham, turkey, roast beef, Swiss, pepper jack) and the Oriental Chicken Philly (teriyaki chicken, mushrooms, peppers, onions, cheese). They also offer daily specials which are phenomenal. Pro Tip: If you go on a Wednesday, they will hook you up with a free cookie!

The East Coast BrewBoat – Murrells Inlet

Hey! How did we get on this list? Well, because we are so much fun! After your bellies are nice and full, grab a sixer and hop aboard the one and one pedal pub in South Carolina. Pick your tunes, grab a drink and pedal your way through the Inlet with your family and friends. The trip is only an hour, so we promise that you won’t get tired. Our Captain will supply you with koozies, ice and a memorable journey.

Caffe Piccolo – Pawleys Island

After you grab a shower (and maybe a nap), it’s time for dinner! We wanted to end this trip at the southernmost point along the Grand Strand in Pawleys Island, so we went to our favorite spot for Italian food, Caffe Piccolo. This cozy spot in Pawleys Island is tucked back away from the road. It’s one of those places that you would probably never go to if you didn’t know about it, but once you did, you will visit frequently. They have a wonderful outdoor dining area that is PERFECT for a hot summer night paired with a glass of wine. You can’t go wrong with anything on their menu, but we highly recommend the Burrata appetizer and the scallops. They are some of the best you will find in all of the Myrtle Beach area!