Tips for Toddlers and Babies: Where to Go in Myrtle Beach

Any time you can reduce fussy time with little ones on vacation is golden. The best way to do this is: Make time for activities the kids will enjoy. Myrtle Beach is chock full of such opportunities.


Pushing around a stroller or walking with toddlers? Here are some places to check out with your kids.


For things exciting or mellow, and spots to eat where kids are welcome, this is the list. The nice thing about these places is that they’re enjoyable for older kids and parents, too. The Grand Strand is great for family fun.

Tips for Traveling With Babies

It’s not easy, but you can definitely find your groove traveling with little ones. It takes a little planning.

  1. Book a Direct Flight

Limit connecting flights to minimize crying babies. Landing is tough on young ears, and that pressure is what causes the crying.

  1. Limit Baby Gear

It seems counterintuitive, but the minimalist baby travels best. What fits into a diaper bag is enough, plus mobility needs. Request a pack-and-play when you reserve your room.

  1. Wear Your Baby

This makes life much easier than getting around with a stroller! Whether it’s a backpack style or front-carrier, you’ll get to bond with your baby, too.

Toting Babies Toddlers to the Beach? Hit These Fun Spots

1. Find Restaurants That Embrace the Babies

When you’re eating with little ones, it helps to know the spots that appreciate your lifestyle. Here are a few with reputations for that.

  • DinoLand Cafe: This place features giant dinosaur models and a killer kids menu. It’s clean, with speedy, friendly service and yummy food.
  • Friendly’s: Get your burgers and ice cream treats for the whole family at good prices. They make a great breakfast, too.
  • River City Cafe: Known for Myrtle Beach’s best burgers, with free peanuts at your table. (And you can throw the shells on the ground!) It’s a place you’ll want to visit every time you’re here.

Pro tip: Planning a meal out before nap time is a recipe for disaster. A rested baby is a happy baby.


2. Have Fun At WonderWorks

There are more than 100 hands-on science exhibits for young learners here, plus more fun. It’s fun stuff for all ages, and you can find discounts by visiting them online. Older kids will love discovery zones for physical challenges, space discovery and more.


Pro tip: WonderWorks is best for kids 3 and older.

3. Pack a Picnic for a State Park

Huntington State Park in Murrells Inlet and Myrtle Beach State Park are perfect for this. You’ll have immaculate beaches and wonderful playgrounds to play on. Hit the pier at Myrtle Beach State Park, and visit Atalaya at Huntington Beach State Park.


Pro tip: Check out special programs, including some for toddlers, at the S.C. parks website.

4. Hit the beach

Bring a bucket and toys to have some fun in the sun and sand. Don’t forget the sunscreen (apply before you put on the swimsuit!), an umbrella, and a hat for the little ones. Avoid midday for the most comfortable experience.


Pro tip: How much sunscreen is enough? Lather it on before you get out there with your children. If you have to wait a moment or two for it to dry, you’ve added enough!


5. Ripley’s Aquarium

This is a place for a child’s sense of wonder, with ocean life and hands-on exhibits. Where else can you see a penguin parade? Be ready: The route out goes through the gift shop, giving you the chance to take something fun home, too.


Pro tip: Check the aquarium’s website for dates and times for the Pirate and Mermaid Breakfast.

Grande Cayman outdoor pool balcony

For a Room With a View, Choose Grande Cayman Resort

The view is just the start — enjoy spacious rooms recently updated. Parking is easy and accessible, which is key when you’re traveling with little ones. Check out specials and room types available, and book your stay today.



Grande Cayman Oceanfront Suite 2 Queen Living Room
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