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When the weather outside is frightful, take your Myrtle Beach fun indoors

At Myrtle Beach’s Dayton House Resort, there is no shortage of fun things to do. The obvious top draw is the Atlantic Ocean in our backyard, where families can splash around in the waves and frolic on the white-sand beach. Other wet and wild attractions in our backyard include our oceanfront zero-entry pool, our relaxing lazy river and multiple hot tubs. Even if the weather outside takes a turn for the worse, guests at Dayton House Resort can enjoy their time right on the resort premises by taking a dip in our indoor pool, kicking back in our indoor hot tub or catching a workout in our on-site fitness center.

Of course, when you’re visiting a top-tier family destination like the Grand Strand, there’s a long list of nearby options for having a blast - rain or shine. Next time the weather throws you a curveball during your Myrtle Beach getaway, consider these fun attractions where the whole family can let the good times roll with a roof overhead:

Dave and Buster’s - New to Broadway at the Beach in 2017 and taking over the spot formerly occupied by the Hard Rock Cafe pyramid, this restaurant/sports bar/giant arcade has something for everyone in your vacation crew. Its long list of the latest in video games includes Raptor Captor, Dream Raiders, Dead Storm Pirates and more. And fans of arcade classics won’t be disappointed, either, with updated versions of retro titles such as Galaga Assault, Mario Brothers and the world's largest Pac-Man machine. Other fun gaming options include jumbo-sized phone apps (think Candy Crush, Angry Birds and Doodle Jump on a much larger scale), sports-themed games (Pop-A-Shot, Two-Minute Drill, etc.) and carnival games (like Skee-Ball and Milk Jug Toss) - just to name a few. D&B’s also offers a full food and drink menu, plus multiple big-screen TVs for catching your favorite team in action.

Wonderworks - Also found at Broadway at the Beach - and hard to miss in its “upside-down” building - this 50,000-square-foot “amusement park for the mind” offers an array of “edu-tainment” for the whole family. Among the attraction’s 100-plus hands-on exhibits and activities are the Light & Sound Zone with its jump-on-the-keys giant piano and motion-activated video walls; the Space Discovery exhibit where kids can explore replicas of an astronaut’s space suit, get in a replica Mercury capsule or reenact a Space Shuttle Landing; and the Imagination Lab where visitors can create a giant Lite-Brite masterpiece or stomp invading aliens and their UFOs in a game that tasks players with saving planet Earth.

Ultimate California Pizza Game Zone - With multiple locations in the Myrtle Beach area - one of them just blocks away from Dayton House Resort - this popular local pizza chain draws in the fun-seeking family crowds with its large arcade, which features over 60 high-energy interactive redemption and video games. Player favorites include Highway 66 Bowling, Lazer Frenzy and the Spin Zone Bumper Cars. After playing these and a long list of other video and carnival-type games, the kids can redeem the tickets they’ve collected for prizes in the Trophy Prize Center. While the kids get their game on, the grown-ups can catch the big game and a grab a beverage or two in the adjoining sports bar. And the food offerings, including a lengthy list of hand-tossed pizza options, fresh-made sandwiches and salads, and delicious appetizers, also get rave reviews.

Rockin’ Jump - Those looking to exert some energy indoors can bounce on into this high-tech trampoline park located just half a mile from Dayton House Resort. The kids will jump for joy when they see attractions such as the Ninja Challenge obstacle course, the Vertical Ops rock-climbing wall, the Slam Dunk Zone basketball court and the X-Beam jousting pit. Other fun areas include the air-filled Stunt Bag for safe flipping and jumping, as well as the Open Jump Arena and the Dodgeball Arena. An in-house pizza parlor allows visitors to grab a meal when they’re not bouncing off the walls.

Children's Museum of South Carolina - Also located within half a mile of Dayton House Resort, this “interactive playground for the mind” allows the young ones to learn a few things while they explore and play. Geared toward children ages 8 and under, the Children’s Museum of South Carolina features a range of hands-on learning opportunities and educational exhibits such as the Discover South Carolina exhibit focused on The Palmetto State’s native plants and animals, the model Electric City powered by pedaling as fast as you can, the Express Yourself Art Center that allows kids to create their own personal masterpieces, and the Kids Medical Center where the little ones can play the role of dentist or doctor.

These are just a few of the great family-friendly attractions located within easy reach of Dayton House Resort on the Myrtle Beach oceanfront. Book your beach getaway with the whole gang at Dayton House Resort today - no matter what kind of weather Mother Nature brings your way, you’ll have plenty of options for having fun and making lifelong memories on the Grand Strand.