Children of all ages will be delighted to discover all the surprises in store! Here are some of our favorites…
1. The Endless Ocean!
The Atlantic’s warm waters are perfect for swimming, surfing, skim-boarding, parasailing, and, as always, riding the waves.
2. Simply Amazing Brookgreen Gardens!
Discover the animals at Brookgreen Gardens‘ Lowcountry Zoo and the Domestic Animal Farm, visit the Butterfly House (seasonal), play the ever-popular Brookgreen Detectives game, or jump in and discover the Children’s Garden.
3. Pirates & Dolphins & Adventures…Oh My!
Explore vast expanses of rivers, inlets and bays to see dolphins, alligators, and other wildlife in their natural habitat. Other spirited and fun adventures await like pirate cruises, banana boats, lighthouse shelling and river plantation tours.
4. Huntington Beach State Park!
Miles and miles of white, sandy beaches at Huntington Beach State Park are perfect for flying kites and playing hopscotch…docks and walkways overlooking marshes filled with alligators and turtles…and the famous Atalaya Castle await visitors at one of South Carolina’s premier state parks. The park is also a wonderful place for bird watchers, with more than 300 species logged, and counting!
5. Explore the Wonderlands!
Ask mom and dad about kayak or canoe tour operators like Black River Outdoors or kayak rental companies like Pawleys Kayaks and Surf the Earth, and the entire family can drift down the rivers and creeks. And while you are at it, grab a cane pole and try for a brim!
6. Grab those Chicken Necks!
With a roll of string, a net and some chicken parts, you have all the ingredients for an afternoon of crabbing in Pawleys Creek that runs between the mainland and Pawleys Island. Patience is required but it will pay off with some yummy, fresh crab meat.
7. Slide and Hide at East Bay Park!
Hit the slide and then play hide and seek around the playground at East Bay Park. Balance beams and climbing ladders are perfect for a million laughs. Play with your four-legged best friend in the new fenced-in dog park. Outdoor grills are provided to finish off with a picnic.
8. Stroll the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk and Georgetown Harborwalk!
The Murrells Inlet MarshWalk and Georgetown Harborwalk offer myriad activities and access to local shops and restaurants. Both man-made structures are great for spending the afternoon and taking in the sights and sounds by the waterways. Both boardwalks feature educational kiosks about history and the saltwater ecosystem.
9. Do you See any Ghosts?
For the more adventurous, Georgetown’s history includes several famous ghosts…Alice, The Gray Man, the English Soldier, and more! Watch around every corner…you never know where they will end up next. To learn more about these and other spirits, book a tour with Ghosts of Georgetown Lantern Tours or Walking Shadows Ghost Tours, both in Georgetown.
It is never too early to learn the game! With more than a dozen championship golf courses, instructors and schools, children will delight in perfecting their swing!
If your family enjoys physical activity, take advantage of the opportunity to play tennis at the East Bay Park and Stables Park. You might have the next Roger Federer on your hands!