April in Myrtle Beach brings warm and sunny weather with an average temperature of 72 degrees, making it the perfect time of year for a fun day out with the family!
Myrtle Beach (A.K.A the hub of the Grand Strand) is a coastal city in South Carolina. It sits on 60 miles of sandy beaches and is home to many popular attractions and activities. In this post, I’ll look at the top 6 activities for families visiting Myrtle Beach in April.
Key Takeaway: Some of the best activities for April in Myrtle Beach include:
- Visiting the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk for live music, shopping, restaurants and live performances.
- Going to a minor league baseball game, as it’s the home of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans.
- Easter Events for the Family.
- The annual Myrtle Beach Food Truck Festival.
- Check out Myrtle Wave Water Park, which is South Carolina’s largest water park.
- Broadway Grand Prix: A great place for go-carts, mini golf, and ice cream!
- Brookgreen Gardens
- Visit the Beautiful Beaches of Myrtle and North Myrtle
- Medieval Times
- More Outdoor Activities
Myrtle Beach: Things to Do in April
The entire family is guaranteed a good time when visiting Myrtle Beach.
Some of the best things to do here in April include the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, baseball games, Myrtle Waves Water Park, the Broadway Grand Prix, Brookgreen Gardens, and other outdoor activities like live music.
1. Myrtle Beach Boardwalk: Live Music and Entertainment
The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is a classic attraction located in the heart of downtown Myrtle Beach. It runs 1.2 miles along the oceanfront, and has all sorts of live entertainment to experience!
Here are some things you’ll find at the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk:
- Souvenir shops, surf shops, and the 6,000 square-foot “I Love Sugar” candy shop
- Delicious food options, like fresh seafood at the Landshark Bar & Grill
- Year-round festivals and events featuring live entertainment and live music
But, the Myrtle Beach Skywheel definitely wins the top attraction at the boardwalk!
The Myrtle Beach Skywheel is an observation wheel that sits 200 feet above the city and was the first of its kind in the United States! It’s the perfect way to watch the sunset over the Atlantic Ocean.
Location: Anywhere along 14th Ave N to 2nd Ave N, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
2. Go to a Baseball Game
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans are the city’s minor-league baseball team. They play home games at the Pelicans Baseball Stadium in the heart of Myrtle Beach near Broadway at the Beach.
The pleasant temperatures in April are perfect for a day outside watching a Pelicans home game. Plus, there is easy on-site parking and food and drinks at the stadium. Pelicans baseball is an activity the whole family will enjoy!
The home game schedule and ticket information are on the Pelicans’ website.
Location: Home games are at the Pelicans Stadium, 1251 21st Ave N, Myrtle Beach (TicketReturn.com Field)
3. Easter Events in Myrtle Beach, SC
If you’re in town during the month of April, there are several Easter events for the whole family in Myrtle Beach.
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny. You can visit Ripley’s Aquarium for Breakfast with the Easter Bunny. You can find tickets on the Aquarium’s website, or call 843-916-0888.
Myrtle Beach Annual Egg Hunts. Check out the numerous egg hunts in and around Myrtle Beach. These include the Annual North Myrtle Beach Easter Egg Hunt, Twilight Easter Egg Hunt in Conway, Surfside Beach Easter Egg Hunt and Children’s Fair, and Annual Helicopter Easter Egg Drop at Thompson Farm.
More about each Easter Egg Hunt can be found on the Visit Myrtle Beach Website’s calendar of Easter Events.
4. Myrtle Beach Food Truck Festival
On your next vacation, try checking out the Myrtle Beach Food Truck Festival. This annual event normally takes place the during the end of March and beginning of April. And your taste buds will thank you!
You’ll find over 50 regional food trucks at this weekend-long event. You can come out for the entire day Saturday and Sunday, or for dinner on Friday.
5. Myrtle Waves Water Park
Myrtle Wave Water Park is South Carolina’s largest water park. It’s a great attraction for families with kids! It has over 30 water slides and other fun attractions and play areas.
Thrill-seekers will love slides like the Super Chute, which shoots you down a 20-foot enclosed tube with a 4-foot drop into the water.
You’ll also find more tame family attractions like the wave pool and the relaxing lazy river.
Don’t forget a bag to carry your sunscreen and towels! We love this large waterproof beach bag from Amazon.
Contact Number: 843-913-9250
6. Broadway Grand Prix
The Broadway Grand Prix is the ultimate family attraction in Myrtle Beach. This indoor/outdoor recreation center has everything from arcade games to go-kart racing tracks.
Here are some of the fun things you’ll find at the Grand Prix:
- Two 18-hole mini golf courses
- Seven go-kart tracks
- Bumper cars
- A kids’ zone with rides and games for the little ones, and more!
You can’t beat a little friendly family competition, and the Broadway Grand Prix is the perfect place for it!
Location: 1820 21st Ave N, Myrtle Beach
7. Brookgreen Gardens
Brookgreen Gardens is a sculpture garden and wildlife preserve in Myrtle Beach that melds art, nature, and history. It is a designated National Historic Landmark and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The gardens combine beautiful plants and South Carolina flora with amazing sculpture displays for a unique viewing experience.
The best way to enjoy Brookgreen Gardens is with a guided tour to stroll through the gardens and view exhibits. This is a great way to enjoy the perfect weather in April!
Kids will have a great time at the Lowcountry Zoo at Brookgreen Gardens, which is home to native animals of the Lowcountry. And for other attractions in Myrtle Beach, check out my top 10 list.
8. Visit the Beautiful Beaches of Myrtle and North Myrtle
Alongside the fun attractions at Myrtle Beach, you have to make time to enjoy the natural beauty of the city’s pristine, sandy beaches. and outdoor spaces.
Pro tip: bring a comfortable folding beach chair like this one and a wind resistant-beach umbrella).
9. Medieval Times
Medieval Times is the place to go for dinner and a show! This attraction takes you back to the 11th century with a four-course feast and epic tournament within the Medieval castle setting.
During this two-hour show, you’ll see things like…
- Horsemanship and falconry
- A jousting battle
- Sword fights
Before heading out, you have to hit the gift shop for your own special crown, play sword or t-shirt to take home.
Location: 2904 Fantasy Way, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
10. Enjoy More Outdoor Activities
Here are some ways to enjoy the warm temperatures outdoors in Myrtle Beach in April:
- Find a golf tournament, like the Monday After The Master’s tournament
- Ride roller coasters at the Family Kingdom amusement park
- Visited one of the Myrtle Beach haunted houses that’s open year round
Find other outdoor activities, from live music to food festivals on the Myrtle Beach Tourism website
A Little More About Myrtle Beach, SC
Myrtle Beach is great for families with younger children since there are so many family-friendly attractions here.
The city is made up of three main beaches:
- Myrtle Beach
- North Myrtle Beach
Since it’s a beach city, it is full of ocean activities and water sports like jet ski rentals, banana boat trips, and parasailing. But, there’s also plenty to do here in the Spring besides visiting the beach.
Other popular activities include:
- Relaxing spa treatments at these resorts
- Indoor water parks
- Go on a deep sea charter fishing expedition in Murrells Inlet, SC (a 30-minute drive from Myrtle Beach)
The video below shows off a few of the top attractions at Myrtle Beach and highlights some of the attractions we featured above!
Conclusion to Myrtle Beach: Things to Do in April
In short, you can see there are many fun activities in April for the entire family in Myrtle Beach! For more SC and GA beach guides, check out the blog posts below: