How You Can Have a Good Time on a Rainy Day in Myrtle Beach

The length of a rainy day in Myrtle Beach doesn’t have to feel like an eternity.


It depends on how you spend it. You’re here for fun in the sun, but the Grand Strand has lots of indoor diversions to offer. You have to know where to look.


Here’s a look at five of our favorites. But first …

Fun Facts About Rain

You might have learned these in school, but here’s a refresher.

  1. Rain usually starts as snow

Crazy, right? Even on hot summer days, the cold-rain process is often a mix of ice crystals and super-cooled water drops. Snow melts when it hits warm air on the way down.

  1. It’s heavy stuff

One inch of rain on an acre of land weighs 226,000 pounds. At any moment, a billion tons of rain fall somewhere on the earth.

  1. It’s fast and tiny

Raindrops fall at speeds of 5 to 18 mph, depending on their size. Most are minuscule: no larger than ¼-inch in diameter.

Definitely Do These Things if It Rains on Your Beach Vacation

Who among us couldn’t use a good day of fun inside during a long, hot summer? Enjoy it!

1. Spend a Day at Market Common

It’s easy to have a blast in this beautifully-designed dining and shopping village. You’ll discover amazing food and awesome vibes at Market Common. 


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Shop til you drop! The Southern Living Store has a selection of items for fashion, food, garden, home decor, and travel. Manifest Design carries unique gifts, from vintage to modern, crafty to whimsical. Forgot your shades? Visit Sunglass Hut for high-quality fashion styles.

Come hungry. Travinia Italian Kitchen serves favorites with regional ingredients. Ultimate California Pizza is the spot for a pie in the middle of your shopping spree. Cold Stone Creamery is a must-stop for fresh ice cream, shakes, and smoothies. Visit EdVenture, Sea Coast Art Gallery, and Stage Left Theatre Company for entertainment.  

Market Commons

2. Visit Wheels of Yesteryear

See the magnificence and craftsmanship of cars from past years. This place is for aficionados and casual fans alike. Wheels of Yesteryear packs all the nostalgia of vehicles you might have driven in your life. And there’s a knowledgeable staff to answer your questions. This place is a hidden gem, a one-of-a-kind collection more than 50 years in the making.


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Sign the guest registry. People from around the world have enjoyed taking this journey down memory lane.

3. Unleash Your Inner Artist at Wine & Design

This is a fun, social activity for anyone. Follow along with your instructor, but create your own unique work of art. It’s great for a girls’ night out, bachelorette parties, and for kids, too. Book a class and create a memory at Wine & Design.


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Check out the calendar for daily events that could coincide with your rainy day at the beach.


4. Take in a Polynesian Fire Dance Show

Myrtle Beach boasts Polynesian Fire, an authentic Polynesian experience. It’s a captivating show that has a true Pacific Islands luau atmosphere, right on the Grand Strand. It’s extremely cool, wildly fun, and comes with a delicious buffet dinner.


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Get your tickets ahead online. They usually sell out!

5. Catch a Show at Alabama Theatre

At Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle, Alabama Theatre has entertained visitors since 1993. It’s an excellent place to enjoy a quality, family-friendly evening. You’ll see some of the best tribute acts in the world, depicting your favorite artists in so many genres.


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Check out the calendar for your rainy Grand Strand evening. One The Show is an amazing production, and on certain nights, kids get in free.

Grande Cayman Oceanfront 3 Bedroom View

Find a Great Place to Stay: Grande Cayman Resort

Treat your family to a wonderful stay. You’ll find clean, comfortable rooms, an adventurous waterpark, and on-site eating options. You’ve got easy access to the beach, and a breathtaking view of the ocean. Check out Summerfest activities all summer long while you’re here. And see all the fun you can get into near your resort, too. Book your stay at Grande Cayman today.