This post is brought to you in partnership with Visit Myrtle Beach.

it’s the middle of May, and you know what that means: your kids are counting down the days until school lets out. Whether your beach vacation is over Memorial Day Weekend, or you’re getting a head start on planning for a late-summer trip, you need a solid itinerary of activities to keep the kiddos happy.

Here are three ways to make the most of a beach vacation when you’re ready to get out of the sand for a few hours:

Get out on the water.

Pack a lunch, a hat and tons of sunscreen for a day deep sea fishing with the family. If your little ones aren’t ready to hit the open sea, pier fishing is a great way to test the waters. You might even bring home dinner!

Catch a show.

The Carolina Opry has been performing in Myrtle Beach for more than 30 years. The two-hour shows mixes it up with comedy, music and dance in a gorgeous theater. You can also get a blast form the past at The Asher Theater, where talented musicians do top-quality impressions of singers like Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr.

If you’re traveling with young kids, they might enjoy the family-friendly Aloha Luau at Sharkey’s Oceanfront Grill. Stories, dance and song keep this show engaging for kids and adults alike.

Get your heart racing.

Spend a day out of the sand and skyrocket your adrenaline at a water park or amusement park. There are three water parks in Myrtle Beach filled with exhilarating water slides and dry-land activities like mini-golf and bumper cars. The Family Kingdom amusement park in Myrtle Beach has more than 35 rides, as well as games and treats of all kinds. The action-packed day will keep everyone happy and ready for a relaxing evening at the beach.

Did we miss any of your favorite off-the-beach family activities? Let us know in the comments! for more information about what to do and where to stay at Myrtle Beach, visit