If there’s one thing Brittain Resorts & Hotels knows is how to do is create the ultimate Myrtle Beach family vacation. From oceanfront resorts filled with lazy rivers, water slides and giant pools to thrilling attractions, award-winning dining, and non-stop entertainment, we strive to make each vacation experience unique. And we believe that the Grand Strand is not only a top vacation destination, it’s also an ideal spot to have an edu-vacation. That’s right – it has everything you need to combine fun and learning!
Take it Outside
Myrtle Beach is known for its year-round mild weather and days filled with plenty of sunshine – making it possible to plan outdoor educational activities any season. Combine being outdoors with learning more about nature. Brookgreen Gardens is a botanical garden that’s home to a variety of sculptures, as well as a Lowcountry Zoo. There’s a Children’s Discovery Room with interactive stations for ages 4 to 12, as well as a Children’s Nature & Sensory Trail. Myrtle Beach State Park offers bird watching, a beach perfect to find shells, and trails – like Sculptured Oak Nature Trail – that are perfect for self-led scavenger hunts. Huntington Beach State Park is teeming with coastal wildlife that you can learn about from a naturalist in their Coastal Exploration Program. Make sure to take a self-guided audio or docent-led tour of Atalaya, a National Historic Landmark.
Get Up Close & Personal
Although you can see tons of Myrtle Beach wildlife in its natural habitat, if you’re looking for an up-close encounter, make sure to visit Ripley’s Aquarium or Alligator Adventure. Dive under the sea at Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach and immerse yourself in a world of colorful marine life. There are tons of exhibits and interactive zones that teach about the creatures that call the ocean home, as well as protecting and conserving the ocean’s environment. It’s not every day you can be 2 inches from a shark! Alligator Adventure is the Reptile Capital of the World and the perfect spot to get up close and personal with all types of species of birds, snakes, alligators, crocodiles and more. There are even live shows where you can watch alligator feedings and hold a snake! And if you can’t fit everything into one day, no problem – the 2nd day is free!
Educational Blast Off
Myrtle Beach features tons of exciting attractions that are not only entertaining – but educational too! Fun Warehouse offers in-depth lessons that include delving inside the inner workings of an arcade machine, discovering sound waves and learning about self-powered light up roller skates. They combine educational projects and screen-free activities like roller skating, inflatables, and laser tag. Looking for an out of this world adventure? EdVenture Children’s Museum, a new addition to The Market Common, introduces aviation and astronomy through interactive exhibits. Kids can take flight to learn about the forces of flight through a Flight Simulator, throw a penny in the coin vortex “gravity well” and watch centripetal force in action, experience a moon landing and more. After returning to Earth, unleash your imagination as you turn your world upside down at Wonderworks Myrtle Beach. Full of over 100 interactive and hands-on exhibits, there are six WonderZones where you can become a human lightning rod, pedal your way 360-degrees, create a gigantic bubble, lay on a bed of nails, land a spaceship and more! After you’re done exploring, continue the fun in the glow-in-the-dark Indoor Ropes Course, laser tag arena or 6D Extreme Motion Ride XD Theater.
Need a place to stay? Brittain Resorts & Hotels has you covered. Offering a premier collection of oceanfront resorts and hotels, we can accommodate any size group. Whether you choose to get wet n’ wild in our indoor and outdoor water parks at Breakers Resort, slip n’ slide your way down our water slides at Compass Cove, or kick back in our lazy rivers at Caribbean Resort – we know how to make a big splash. Two of our resorts, – The Strand and Dayton House Resort, offer a complimentary deluxe hot breakfast. And for the adults in the group who need a little caffeine to keep up, five of our properties have on-site Starbucks coffee shops. So if you’re ready to get your fill of sunshine, dive in the ocean and turn your vacation into an edu-vacation – give us a call at (877) 757-2398 or click here for our current specials.