• Emily Bumstead

It's a Rainy Day in Myrtle Beach, Now What?

Updated: Jul 12


Things to do on a rainy day on your Myrtle Beach vacation at Grand Palms Resort, formerly Plantation Resort.

Updated: July 2022


If you've ever been to the Myrtle Beach area, you know that it is beautiful, fun, and the perfect place to vacation. You also may know that the weather can a be a little unpredictable at times. It can be bright and sunny one moment, then thunderstorms rage the sky the next. It can be a little frustrating when the weather ruins your vacation plans, but rest assured you can still enjoy your vacation even when the weather isn't optimal. You can read more about the Myrtle Beach Weather in our article, 5 Things to Know About Myrtle Beach Weather.


What to do at the Resort When It's Raining

At Grand Palms Resort, we offer a wide array of amenities, and even though many of them are outside, there are still plenty of things that can be done indoors. For example:

  • Schedule a spa day at Mother Earth Day Spa located at the Indoor Pool.

  • Exercise at the Fitness Center.

  • Play billiards, arcade games, ping pong and air hockey at the Arcade located in the Activity Center. Cue sticks and billiard balls can be rented out from the Indoor Pool Office.

Things to do on a rainy day on your Myrtle Beach vacation at Grand Palms Resort, formerly Plantation Resort.
Arcade at Grand Palms Resort
  • Participate in our activities. When there is inclement weather, there are plenty of indoor activities to enjoy at the Poolside Event Center. Click here to see the Welcome Magazine for the full Activity Calendar.

  • Enjoy a free board game. Board games are available for check out at the Indoor Pool Office.

  • Have a movie marathon in your condo. Resort channels include Hallmark, HGTV, Disney, and more! Refer to the Welcome Magazine for the entire TV Channel Lineup.

  • Swim and enjoy the hot tub and pool at the Indoor Pool.

Things to do on a rainy day on your Myrtle Beach vacation at Grand Palms Resort, formerly Plantation Resort.
Indoor Pool at Grand Palms Resort

Your Safety

It is our goal and mission at Grand Palms Resort to provide you an exceptional vacation experience, and at the top of our list is your safety. In the event of bad weather, we are required to close the pool decks, meaning that everyone must leave the Outdoor Pool areas. This must happen when thunder is heard in the area. The weather is very unpredictable here, and even though it might not be raining when we hear thunder, for your safety, all guests must leave the Outdoor Pool areas including the Lazy River and hot tubs to reduce the risk of an injury from a lightning strike. We appreciate your compliance as we strive to keep our guests safe.


Read more about Myrtle Beach Weather in our article, 5 Things to Know About Myrtle Beach Weather.


Things to do on a rainy day on your Myrtle Beach vacation at Grand Palms Resort, formerly Plantation Resort.
The Welcome Magazine contains resort information - hours of operation, a resort map, special discounts to local businesses and attractions, activities and events held on-site, the complimentary shuttle bus schedule and so much more!

What to do in the Area When It Rains

Around the area, there are many things to do when there's inclement weather. Access our Digital Welcome Magazine to see our full list of preferred partners who offer discounts to Grand Palms Resort guests.


Continue reading to learn more about what there is to do along the Grand Strand during times when it's raining.



Myrtle Beach Entertainment to Enjoy on Not-So-Sunny Days

  • Ripley's Aquarium: Ripley's Aquarium is located at Broadway at the Beach, an entertainment and dining complex that features restaurants, rides, shops and the 85,000 square-foot Ripley's Aquarium. To read more about what you can experience at Ripley's Aquarium, click here.

Things to do on a rainy day on your Myrtle Beach vacation at Grand Palms Resort, formerly Plantation Resort.
Photo Source: facebook.com/RipleysAquariumMyrtleBeach
  • Carolina Opry: The Carolina Opry's live music variety show features a cast of 36 of the nation's top singers, dancers, comedians and musicians in it's own 2,200-seat show palace with state-of-the-art sound and lighting.

  • WonderWorks: Family fun awaits with more than 100 interactive, hands on exhibits. At WonderWorks, the unexplainable comes to life and the unusual is the norm.

  • Legends in Concert: Legends in Concert is a fun-filled concert offering the world's greatest live tribute show in Myrtle Beach.

  • Medieval Times: Welcome to the 11th century! King Phillippe and his daughter-in-law, Princes Leonore, preside over a four-course feast. Privileged royal guests are transported to faraway lands including an authentic medieval tournament for the Battle of Champions.

  • Wonders Theatre: An incredible show of magic, dance, comedy, and grand illusion. This high-energy show promises to be a magical experience for the whole family with giant puppets, beautiful costumes, colorful lighting, and talented dancers in a whimsical Vegas-style show. To read more about what you can experience at Wonders Theatre, click here.

  • Pirate's Voyage: Dolly Parton is hosting the Jolly Roger and tilting her sails to the wind matey! Guests experience the spirit and swashbuckling excitement of the pirates who called the Carolina coast home. Crimson and Sapphire pirates battle each all from their full sized pirate ships in a 15-foot-deep indoor lagoon to the cheers and delight of their fans in the arena. To read more about what you can experience at Pirate's Voyage, click here.

Things to do on a rainy day on your Myrtle Beach vacation at Grand Palms Resort, formerly Plantation Resort.
Photo Source: original photo taken by Grand Palms Resort
  • Alabama Theatre: ONE the Show continues to evolve each year as it introduces breath-taking and awe-inspiring dance and visual elements to hit songs from many musical genres. ONE brings you the best in the music and entertainment. Everything from Country, Gospel, Broadway, Pop and Rock to hilarious family comedy.

Restaurants (Preferred Partners that offer our Guests Discounts)

Things to do on a rainy day on your Myrtle Beach vacation at Grand Palms Resort, formerly Plantation Resort.
River City Cafe - photosource: rivercitycafe.com

As you can see, there are many things to do in the area when it rains. This list is only the beginning of all the fun you can have while in the Myrtle Beach area - rain or shine. See our Welcome Magazine for more information about our Preferred Partners.


More Opportunities for Fun Close By

Other fun things to do in the area when the weather isn't cooperating:

  • Crazy Mason Milkshake Bar: Enjoy a custom milkshake of your choice and come hungry! These milkshakes are huge and are something the whole family will enjoy. Don't forget a camera to remember your epic milkshake.

  • Backstage Escapes Games: Escape rooms are a group of puzzles and clues that you must solve in an hour to escape the room.

  • Big Air: A trampoline park that is the perfect place for kids.

  • 810 Bowling: A great place to bowl with your family and friends.

  • Crafty Queen: Enjoy your creativity by attending one of the crafting classes. With a wide array of crafting options, you are sure to find something you love!

  • Fun Warehouse: They offer laser tag, go karts, virtual reality, roller skating, arcade games, and inflatables!

For more tips for your Myrtle Beach vacation, click here.


Reserve Your Stay Today

Myrtle Beach is a wonderful place to vacation, and we want you to have an exceptional vacation experience, even if it is raining outside. Reserve your stay at Grand Palms Resort by contacting our Reservations team. They can be reached by email at reservations@grandpalmsresortmb.com or you can call them at 843-913-4477. We look forward to seeing you soon!


Things to do on a rainy day on your Myrtle Beach vacation at Grand Palms Resort, formerly Plantation Resort.


Things to do on a rainy day on your Myrtle Beach vacation at Grand Palms Resort, formerly Plantation Resort.


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