Ocean Lakes has been a favorite vacation spot for families since the 1970s. This small area sits on 310 oceanfront acres and has almost 1 mile of beachfront property. A day in Ocean Lakes sees as many as 35,000 guests enjoying themselves with a little rest and relaxation.
There's something for everyone in the family to love while staying in Ocean Lakes including the Sandy Harbor Family Fun Center, a game center, a mini-golf course as well as the Ocean Lakes Nature Center Discovery Lab where there are more than 10,000 shells and fossils. If you want to participate in outdoor recreation while staying in Ocean Lakes, you can easily find spots for volleyball, shuffleboard and basketball.
Activities and Attractions in Ocean Lakes
Just outside of Ocean Lakes is the popular tourist destination of Myrtle Beach. This coastal city features several amusements and attractions including an impressive collection of 50 mini-golf courses, amusement parks and theaters.
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans, the Advanced-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, are located in Myrtle Beach and play in the Carolina League. The kids will have a blast at a game seeing the next up-and-coming Major League stars.
For a bird's eye view of Myrtle Beach, purchase a ticket on the Myrtle Beach Skywheel. This 187-foot-tall Ferris wheel has 42 glass-enclosed gondolas and will take you on a 10 minute ride high in the sky. The wheel is the tallest on the East Coast and the first of its kind in the U.S.
Of course, beach activities are a must when you're visiting Ocean Lakes. You can go for a swim in the Atlantic Ocean or enjoy catching some rays on the pristine beaches. There are also water sports activities such as parasailing, wakeboarding, fishing and surfing.
Things to Do in Ocean Lakes
Shopping: Ocean Lakes and Myrtle Beach are a shopper's paradise. There are shopping malls, factory outlets, specialty shops and flea markets throughout the area. You'll love stopping by Tanger Outlet Center,and Barefoot Landing. A visit to Broadway at the Beach features more than 350 acres of shops, restaurants and entertainment.
Dining: There's a wide variety of food selections in Myrtle Beach. Options include fine dining, casual hotspots and family-friendly eateries that will suit anyone's taste buds. Choose from places such as Captain George's Seafood Restaurant, Dead Dog Saloon, Hard Rock Cafe, Planet Hollywood and the House of Blues. The family-friendly Creek Ratz will guarantee an evening of fun for the whole family.
Entertainment: Some of NASCAR's biggest names train at the Myrtle Beach Speedway, including Dale Earnhardt Jr. If you want to get in the fast lane you can take a NASCAR racing experience and sit behind the wheel of a racecar to see what being a driver is really like. For more family fun, check out the go-karts at NASCAR Speedpark. Kids will enjoy Pirate Adventures of Myrtle Beach on board the Sea Gypsy. Children can search for lost treasures and pretend to be pirates for a day.