If there's any beach destination that brings back memories of being a kid, it's Myrtle Beach. Between the carnival-like atmosphere of Ocean Boulevard near the SkyWheel and larger-than-life attractions such as adventure golf and thrill rides, this special place in South Carolina is ideal for quality family time.
And as far as hotels go, many boast amenities like beach access, outdoor pools and on-site dining. But water parks? That's taking it to a whole ‘nother level.
Here are five super-fun Myrtle Beach hotels with water parks where you and the little ones can splash away for hours.
Vacations at the bright, comfortable Landmark Resort are all about water. In addition to beach access, an outdoor pool, indoors pools and two lazy rivers, guests can also check out the H2OASIS outdoor water park. Waterfalls, barrel bucket dumps, rain tree umbrellas and a four-foot lap pool are just the start.
Kids of all ages are welcome to get soaked; adults might favor the relaxing eight-foot whirlpool. And the nine-hole putt-putt golf course located next to the water park is a blast no matter your age.
Sea Crest Oceanfront Resort
Of all the Myrtle Beach hotels with water parks, the Sea Crest Oceanfront Resort might be the most awe-inspiring. Its shipwreck-themed water park, complete with an interactive submarine, a 50-foot waterslide and an oceanfront lazy river, is an active kid's dream come true.
But the water attractions don't stop there — the hotel is also home to an indoor pool, an outdoor pool and two indoor Jacuzzis. Once the kids have worked up an appetite, head to the Malibu Beach Bar & Oceanfront Snack Bar for a burger or a hot dog — or one of their refreshing tropical cocktails.
Sand Dunes Resort and Spa
The Sands Waterpark at the Sand Dunes Resort and Spa features an aquatic treehouse, waterfall pools and several waterslides. If you're worried about your little ones getting knocked over by the big kids playing, take them to kiddie pool playground, or wind slowly down the lazy river. Bonus for budget travelers: guests always receive free admission to the water park.
Ocean Reef Resort
Myrtle Beach hotels with water parks have an edge on the competition, and the Ocean Reef Resort is no exception. Its Shipwreck Water Park boasts a water slide, a "Tiki Men" waterfall and a sea serpent that sprays water on anyone who wants to get wet.
In case of rain or cold weather, the indoor kids pool is a lifesaver with its barrel bucket dumps and rain umbrella. And when it's time to calm down a bit, drift peacefully down the indoor lazy river.
Crown Reef Beach Resort
A four-story water park? That's just the thing to put other Myrtle Beach hotels with water parks to shame, and the Crown Reef Beach Resort has it. Two twisting waterslides descend from 40 feet above the ground — one for two-person tubes and the other for single-person rides.
A smaller 20-foot slide is perfect for smaller children not ready for big thrills. Check out the Silly Sub water playground next to the children's waterslide, but don't expect to stay dry.