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Planning a family vacation to South Carolina’s sandy shores? Find out more about kid-friendly attractions and activities that await when you visit Garden City Beach or Surfside Beach in a Dunes Realty vacation rental! Surfside Beach is known as 'The Family Beach' offering a quiet, residential feel while Garden City Beach offers the perfect combination of family-friendly attractions and outdoor activities. Check out these family-friendly activities that await when you book a getaway on South Carolina's stunning coast.

1. Make a Splash at Wild Water & Wheels 

Perfect for a hot summer day, Wild Water & Wheels is home to a variety of pools, water slides, and a lazy river. Enjoy a ride in the Bumper Boats, a swim in the wave pool, and a thrilling ride down a speed slide. With three different attractions for little ones, this kid-friendly attraction is the perfect place for families to cool down and have a blast! 

2. Explore Brookgreen Gardens 

Brookgreen Gardens offers a perfect afternoon for families looking to enjoy outdoor attractions. With botanical gardens, a sculpture collection, and the Lowcountry Zoo, Brookgreen Gardens offers something that everyone will enjoy! 

3. Stroll a Nearby Pier 

No matter where you find your home base in the Myrtle Beach area, there is sure to be a nearby fishing pier that offers a prime fishing spot, gorgeous views, and even a hotspot for nightlife and entertainment. The Garden City Pier is known for both being a great fishing vantage point as well as an entertainment hub with an arcade and café. Although currently under construction, Surfside Beach Pier also offers restaurants, shops, and stunning waterfront views. 

4. Dine & Play at Broadway at the Beach 

Sitting just a short drive away in Myrtle Beach, Broadway at the Beach is a hub for family-friendly dining and entertainment! Make memories with the family enjoying attractions like Topgolf, Dino Park, and Ripley’s Aquarium. Feed your appetite after a day of exploring and family fun at one of Broadway at the Beach’s many restaurants. Grab a cheeseburger at Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville, share a pizza at Extreme Pizza, or dine and play at Dave & Buster’s! 

Nothing is better for a family vacation than a private vacation rental home or condo. Feel right at home while your family stays in a private oceanfront home or relaxes in a condo perfect for quality time and leisure. With oceanfront properties, dog-friendly accomodations, and rentals offering pool access, there is something for every desire!