Activities To Do With Your Teen in Myrtle Beach

At Surfside Realty, we get it! It can be hard to decide what activities to do with your teen! So, after you’ve planned your family vacation to Surfside Beach and booked your vacation home, consider putting a few of these activities on your to-do list. They're a great starting point to helping your teen have fun on your family vacation!

 

 

Shoreline Watersports

Shoreline Watersports offers banana boat rides, parasailing and jet ski rentals. Teens will love the adventure aspect of it and you’ll love that you get to enjoy it with them!

 

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Surfside Bowl Entertainment Center

Surfside Bowling Center offers food, an arcade and hours worth of bowling! It’s a great place to stay out a little later than normal with your teen.

 

Broadway Grand Prix

Broadway Grand Prix has an arcade, a rock climbing wall, bumper karts, mini golf and 7 go-kart tracks making it the perfect place to spend a few hours having fun and competing with your teen!

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Broadway at the Beach

At Broadway at the Beach, you’ll find interesting shops, great food and Ripley’s Aquarium. Spend a few hours walking around the area and you’ll find your teen actually having a good time!

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Go Ape! Treetop Adventure

Go Ape! Treetop Adventure offers an outdoor adventure that your teen won’t forget. Wind your way through different obstacles and watch your teen enjoy themselves!

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With vacation home rental specials always running, it’s never too late to plan your next Surfside Beach family vacation!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mother, Daughter Getaway in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach makes for the perfect mother, daughter beach getaway, especially in the fall season. With mild temperatures, outside activities are actually enjoyable. The sun's heat isn’t pounding down on you as you walk and the cold, bitter air isn’t rushing across your face.

So, as you plan your getaway, keep these activities in mind.

Walk around The Market Common.

The Market Common is filled with shops to browse and restaurants to enjoy. On special days each month, events are also held here. It makes for a great place to wander around, talk and enjoy some great food.

Go on the Barefoot Princess Riverboat.

Take a sightseeing, sunset or dinner cruise. Sightseeing tours offer narration as you drift through the river, while sunset tours offer exceptional views of the sun setting over the water. Dinner cruises offer the chance to enjoy a night on the water while dining and enjoying onboard entertainment.

Visit Vintiques Antique and Variety Mall.

A stroll through Vintiques offers a chance to see vintage, antique and repurposed one-of-a-kind objects. It makes for a fun shopping trip that rests a little outside of the norm.

See a show at The Alabama Theatre.

The Alabama Theatre offers fun, entertaining shows throughout the year. This includes shows that their own cast and crew put on as well as guest entertainer shows. During the fall and winter seasons, the theatre puts on a dynamic Christmas show called “The South’s Grandest Christmas Show” which was voted the “most outstanding holiday show” in Myrtle Beach.

Go to Broadway at the Beach.

Broadway at the Beach is another great destination for strolling through some shops and enjoying different restaurants.

Go for a walk on the beach.

Of course, a walk along the beach is a must. Take a walk along the beach at sunset for an unbelievable view.

 

Surfside Rentals offers great fall beach rentals. Call us today at 1-800-833-8231 to learn more about our rental availability or search our online rental finder.

 

Tips for Taking Children to the Beach

Bringing your children to the beach is a great way to create memories that they will cherish for years to come. We’re a family company, so we know firsthand how important and precious these family vacations to the beach can be. We also know that bringing kids to the beach also has its own set of rules and considerations in order to be successful.

First, make sure your kids have plenty of sun protection. We recommend lots of sunscreen, long sleeve shirts, hats, and sunglasses. There’s nothing that breaks your heart more than a sunburned child whose whole vacation is ruined because he or she is in pain. Apply plenty of sunscreen before you head to the beach and reapply at least every two hours. You’ll also want to consider creating a “home base” for kids to hang out in. This can mean tents, an umbrella, or any other shady area to give them some respite from the sun.

Entertainment is also key for bringing kids to the beach. Children can tire easily while swimming, so you’ll want to have other activities ready to keep them occupied. Games like Frisbee, catch, volleyball, or soccer are good bets. You can also get them interested in collecting seashells or teaching them how to build a sandcastle. You can spend money at the numerous beach stores on sand toys like buckets and shovels, or you can raid your kitchen for old colanders, plastic containers, and cups which can work just as well for little ones.

The first thing that will cut a beach trip short is lack of food and water. Children like to snack, so unless you want to make a bunch of trips back and forth to the house, it’s best to invest in a cooler stocked with water, snacks, sandwiches, and other goodies to keep them sated between meals.

 One final tip: bring baby powder! Baby powder can help get sand off of you and your children before you get back to the car or house and will alleviate that sticky sand feeling that so many people hate.

What are your best tips for going to the beach with kids?

6 Beach Bag Essentials

Summer is almost upon us and that can only mean one thing: It’s almost time to go to the beach! At Surfside Realty, we specialize in offering not only the best vacation rentals in Surfside Beach, but also the best advice about the beach that you can find! We’ve been around since 1962, so we’ve pretty much seen it all when it comes to the beach.

Here are our recommendations for the top 6 things you should always keep in your beach bag in order to avoid potential beach disasters:

Sunscreen

Sunscreen should always be the #1 item in your beach bag! We recommend keeping 2 bottles of different SPF levels in your bag. You should use a stronger SPF on your face, since that tends to see the most sun (plus, then you’ll avoid that weird sunglasses tan). Which brings us to…

Sunglasses

There’s nothing worse than getting all the way to the beach and realizing that you forgot to grab your sunglasses. But, if you always keep a few extra pairs in your beach bag, you won’t have to worry about spending the afternoon squinting.

Waterproof Speakers / Radio

We think the best music is the sound of the waves hitting the shore. But for some people, that can get monotonous after a while, and they’d like nothing more than to listen to Zac Brown while relaxing in the sun. In that case, have a waterproof speaker or radio with you so you can jam out under the sun.

Water

Being out on the beach all day leaves you vulnerable to dehydration, which might seem counterintuitive since you’re in the water all day. But all that salt in the ocean can actually dry you out. There’s nothing worse than having to cut a beach day short because you’re feeling sick from lack of water. Throw a couple of bottles of H2O in your bag and you’ll be set.

Snacks

Is that a rumbly in your tummy? Although Surfside Beach has a number of yummy restaurants right on the beach, it doesn’t hurt to have some snacks in your bag to tide you over from meal to meal. We recommend granola bars, fruits, veggies, or anything else portable and not impacted by the heat.

Entertainment

Whether you just want to read the latest fiction release or you’re into more active sports like Frisbee or volleyball, it’s good to have something to entertain yourself with between dips in the water.

What items are must-haves for your beach bag? Still haven’t planned your summer beach vacation? Don’t worry! Just contact Surfside Realty today and we’ll help you plan the vacation of your life!

5 Ways To Stay Fit On Vacation

 Going on vacation often means a lot of high-calorie meals, days spent lounging in the sun, and nights on the couch. The average person can gain 4-6 pounds on a week's vacation if they're not careful! Avoid sabotaging all the work you did to get your body beach ready, and incorporate these simple tips into your vacation to avoid packing on the pounds. 

Source: Flickr / ronmacphotos
Source: Flickr / ronmacphotos

1. Take A Tour Of The Town

One of the best things about being in the Myrtle Beach area is that there are so many things to see and do! Instead of driving and paying to park in garages or taxis, rent a bike and ride on the beach, or go for a lengthy stroll along the boardwalk. Staying active while sightseeing feels like fun instead of work, and is a great way to burn a few calories without visiting a gym. 

2. Go With A Group

Everyone could use a little extra motivation sometimes, and having someone in your corner to workout with is a great incentive. Try scheduling sunrise or sunset runs on the beach with a friend. If no one in your group wants to run with you, make new friends in the Grand Strand Running Club, a local runners group that meets up around the area several times a week for group running sessions. 

3. Cook Your Own Meals

A great way to save money and calories is to cook your own meals instead of going out to eat every night. Our beach rentals have spacious kitchens, perfect for whipping up some delicious and healthy beach recipes! Plus, there's nothing better after a long day of fun in the sun, than a nice family dinner around the dining room table!

4. Create Your Own Routine

Not into running? There are plenty of low-impact exercises that can be done without having to leave the comfort of your air-conditioned beach rental. Try doing a set of squats in the sunroom, pushups on the porch, leg lifts in the living room, and burpees in the bedroom for a full body workout that you can do in under 30 minutes! Plan to do 3 sets of 15 reps for best results.

5. Play With Your Kids

One of the easiest ways to get plenty of exercise on vacation is by trying to keep up with your kids! Swim with them, run around with them on the beach, help them to build sandcastles... the opportunities are endless. You'll spend a rewarding day making memories with your children, and you'll stay fit at the same time. Just imagine how well you'll sleep at the end of the day!

When you're ready to plan your family's next vacation, call the vacation experts at Surfside Realty!