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Take a Journey to These Sensory-Friendly Attractions on the Grand Strand

Years ago, the Champion Autism Network planted a seed of change in Myrtle Beach. Today, local businesses help families with sensory-affected children enjoy themselves here. In fact, the city has earned distinction as a popular destination for specific needs. 

Stop by the Myrtle Beach Welcome Center to get your CAN Card. With it, you have access to unique perks, such as:

  • Curbside hotel check-ins
  • Hopping to the front of the line
  • Getting private seating
  • Obtaining expedited service at a restaurant

There is a focus on others on the autism spectrum in many places. Here is what businesses have to offer families with sensory issues.

Sensory-Friendly Time at Ripley’s Aquarium

Feed your child’s curiosity about marine life. Ripley’s Aquarium hosts monthly events to ensure a welcoming and enjoyable experience. Measures such as lower sound levels in the galleries are meant to help with just that!

TRY THIS: When you arrive, pick up a selfie scavenger hunt. Noise-canceling headphones are available upon request.

Angelo’s Steaks & Pasta

Bank on an excellent meal and an excellent experience here. Call ahead, and the staff attends to your needs. That’s a bonus, at one of the Grand Strand’s most famous eateries, famous for the “Greatest Steaks in the Universe.” 

TRY THIS: Provide fun distractions for your children during dinner. Appropriate toys, coloring books, and crayons are a must. Ask for breadsticks or crackers.

Savannah's Playground

Myrtle Beach has a lot of pride in this playground! It features ADA-approved structures in a safe environment for kids of all abilities. See the Crabtree Gymnasium, Harmony Musical Park, and more.

TRY THIS: Bring babies and toddlers. The playground welcomes all kids and all ages, so your teenagers will have fun here, too.

Sensory Friendly Jump at Big Air - Myrtle Beach

Parents recognize businesses such as Big Air that do so much for their kids. They offer a wide variety of recreation opportunities for children, from climbing to zip-lining. Plus, discounted prices! 

TRY THIS: Bring things that help your child feel at ease. Recommendations include noise-canceling headphones and special stuffed toys.

Star Academy’s Open Play

Tap into this incredible resource in North Myrtle Beach. Your children will love climbing, jumping, sliding, and swinging here. There’s lots of safe, open play. It features a foam pit, a climbing wall, sensory panels, and so much more.

TRY THIS: Children might feel overwhelmed, even at a site designed for them. Don’t hesitate to leave early if your child is reaching this stage. Doing so before it’s too late will give your child, and you, more confidence next time.

Big Air Trampoline Park

For Groups Large or Small, Turn To MBResorts

Design your getaway around fun activities for your kids — and a resort the whole family can enjoy. Our family of Grand Strand properties features easy access to the city and the beach. And amenities that will ensure you have fun and relaxation, too. Stay in comfort and luxury on your next coastal excursion. For a superior vacation experience, let MBResorts help.