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Looking for a beach destination where the whole family will find fun and excitement? The Grand Strand is a family-friendly destination with plenty of activities and destinations where teens can feel a sense of independence as they explore. From days on the beach to nights playing arcade games at the Pier at Garden City, there are plenty of teen-friendly attractions that can keep the whole family entertained!

Here are a few of our favorite Grand Strand activities for teens and tweens! 

1. Hit the Beach

For teens and tweens wanting plenty of outdoor adventure, head to the beach! Take a swim in the pleasant waters of the ocean or enjoy simply relaxing on the miles of beaches! Bring a surfboard or boogie board to catch some waves or toss a frisbee with friends and family.

Some of our properties even have locations that are oceanfront or within walking distance of the beach, allowing for teens and tweens to make their way down to the beach without straying too far from the rest of their group! 

2. The Pier at Garden City

The perfect destination for plenty of teen fun, the Pier at Garden City is home to plenty of arcade-style games, fishing spots, and even a Deck Café. Tweens and teens can enjoy an afternoon or evening of trying to win a prize at the arcade game, grabbing a bite to eat like a hot dog or hamburger or grab an ice cream cone.

3. The Myrtle Beach Zoo at Brookgreen Gardens

For teens who want to get in touch with their wild side, the Lowcountry Zoo at Brookgreen Gardens is the perfect activity! Visitors can see native species such as alligators, otters, foxes, and bald eagles! Enjoy a fun and educational day as you learn about the natural flora and fauna in the area surrounding the Grand Strand! 

4. Broadway at the Beach

Broadway at the Beach is a hub for entertainment, dining, and shopping in Myrtle Beach. The beachfront entertainment district features attractions like Ripley’s Aquarium, Topgolf, the Hollywood Wax Museum, and the Broadway Theater. Teens and tweens can take their pick of entertainment and activities and grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants. Grab an ice cream or sweet treat to finish off the day!

5. Wild Water and Wheels Family Fun Park

In the summer, teens and tweens will not want to miss out on Wild Water and Wheels Family Fun Park. The water park features a wave pool, lazy river, speed slides, and tube slides, there is plenty of summer fun to be had! Spend a warm, sunny day enjoying the thrilling water slides along with the relaxation that comes with floating around the lazy river!

6. Surf Lessons

Village Surf has been teaching surfing every summer for more than 50 years! Meeting at a local spot in Garden City Beach, Village Surf invites visitors to learn to hang ten. Bring your swimsuit, sunscreen, beach towel, and plenty of excitement to catch some waves. Surf lessons are perfect for teenagers with a lot of energy looking to try a new sport during their beach vacation! 

Find Your Grand Strand Vacation Rental

Find a vacation rental for your Grand Strand family vacation! We have plenty of stunning properties with space for the whole family to enjoy a stay in the quiet communities of Garden City Beach and Surfside Beach. Find oceanfront vacation rentals, properties with locations where you can walk to the beach, and rentals with private pools! 

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