From the thrilling rides and the laughter at the midway to the soft serve ice cream, corn dogs, and saltwater taffy, there’s a reason why families flock to beaches boasting wooden planks and non-stop excitement, year after year. Take a stroll through the gallery below to discover our picks for best boardwalks to visit with kids of any age.

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk – Myrtle Beach, Sc

The boardwalk at Myrtle Beach might not be as seasoned as the ones near New York and New Jersey, but it’s just as fun and entertaining.
Family Kingdom Amusement Park is where you’ll find roller coasters (the Swamp Fox is a fave), a lazy river, bumper cars, the tilt-a-whirl, and tons of carnival games; all boasting amazing ocean views. If your kids haven’t had enough thrills, a ride on the 187-foot tall SkyWheel ought to do the trick. To complete the quintessential beach boardwalk experience, there are fun extras like the Hot Summer Night Concert Series, the classic boardwalk stores, and tasty beach treats.

Where to eat: Don’t miss a chance to try the burgers and shakes over at Peaches Corner, a favorite for both locals and tourists.

Good to know: Flip through the coupons available online to make the most of your moolah.

Online: visitmyrtlebeach.com/boardwalk

photo: courtesy MBACVB

Which boardwalk is your favorite? Share with us in a Comment below. 

—Gabby Cullen