A summer vacation at the beach isn’t complete without a trip to an arcade. There’s just something magical about the lights and sounds, and the excitement of trading in your tickets for a prize. The nostalgic atmosphere takes you back to your childhood, and makes you want to share that feeling of joy with your own family.

Whether you prefer midway classics like pinball machines and Skee-ball, old-school favorites like Pac-Man and Space Invaders, or the latest craze like Fruit Ninja and Candy Crush, the Myrtle Beach area has some of the most awesome arcades around. Here are some to visit on your next trip to the Grand Strand.

Fun Plaza Arcade

Located on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk on Ocean Boulevard, this oceanfront arcade has is perfect mix of old and new. Old-fashioned baseball games line the walls and date back to the 1950s! You’ll also find mechanical claw machines, a fortuneteller, and other retro favorites blended seamlessly with more modern games, like racing simulators and air hockey machines.

Dave & Busters

This recent addition to Broadway at the Beach is guaranteed fun for all! Dave and Busters is like Paradise for arcade aficionados, with giant versions of classic and current games, including Fruit Ninja, Crossy Road, Candy Crush, Pac-Man, and Space Invaders. Try your hand at Skee-ball, get behind the wheel for Mario Kart, or immerse yourself in the new Jurassic World VR Expedition.

Broadway Grand Prix

There are more thrills to be had at the Broadway Grand Prix than just the seven go-kart tracks — although those are pretty amazing. There’s also the SkyCoaster, two 18-hole mini golf courses, a carousel, a kiddie speedway, batting cages, and last but not least, an awesome arcade!

Players Choice

This old-school arcade located in the Myrtle Beach Mall charges a quarter per game, just like back in the day. A slice of American pop culture, you’ll find real vintage games, including Galaga, Tron, Mortal Combat, Street Fighter, Asteroid, Daytona USA, Donkey Kong, X-Men, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Pac-Man, and more. There’s no better way to share a glimpse of your youth with your kids.

Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum

This unique museum has playable vintage pinball machines, and is truly a blast from the past! Visitors will feel as if they traveled back in time to the 70s, 80’s and 90s, when arcades ruled. Games are set on free play, and admission is $12 per person, per hour for a real retro arcade experience. Located near the Convention Center and just four blocks from the ocean, the Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum is a must-do for anyone vacationing on the Grand Strand.

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