Oftentimes, when people think of Myrtle Beach, they think of warm temperatures, sunny skies, and beachside activities, but the city has so much to offer during the colder months, as well!
With temperatures typically only dropping to the high 50s during the winter and many of its incredible summer attractions open all year, visiting Myrtle Beach during the off-season is a great way to try all of the city’s best activities without the crowds, the heat, or the steep price tag.
Here are 5 things to do in Myrtle Beach in the winter we think that you’ll love:
Did you know that Myrtle Beach is home to several exciting routine live shows and entertainment? There are so many to choose from but here are just some fan favorites.
For music, you’ll want to get tickets at the Carolina Opry, the Alabama Theatre, and for the Long Bay Symphony or the Legends in Concert. The Theatre of the Republic is the best place around Myrtle Beach to see a play and offers a great experience. For families, we suggest a dinner show at either Medieval Times or Pirates Voyage—both a unique and fun experience for all!
Myrtle Beach offers the perfect mix of traditional museums as well as family-friendly museums. More traditional museums include the Myrtle Beach Art Museum which features a rotation of exhibits that often include paintings, sculptures, pottery, and more, as well as the North Myrtle Beach Area Historical Museum which just celebrated its 50th anniversary. Car enthusiasts will love the Wheels of Yesteryear which is a collection of vintage American-made cars, and people of all ages will love the Hollywood Wax Museum and Ripley’s Aquarium.
There are several popular shopping areas around Myrtle Beach that are open throughout the year. For anyone who is looking for all of their favorite name-brand stores, Tanger Outlets, Myrtle Beach Mall, Arcadian Shores Commons, and Coastal Grande Mall are great options.
For those looking for a more niche shopping experience, there are plenty of other places to check out, as well. Broadway on the Beach and Barefoot Landing continue to be the most popular shopping areas in the city with a variety of souvenirs and other fun shops. If you’re seeking a more upscale shopping area, Market Common has a variety of higher-end boutiques and stores for visitors.
Though winter is the low season for Myrtle Beach, many of its restaurants remain open. The Sea Captain’s House overlooks the ocean and is known as a great spot to grab brunch. We can’t forget Parson’s Table, Abundance, 10 Fold Biscuits, Greg Norman’s Sea Blue Wine Bar, 21 Main, and Villa Tuscana.
There is truly a price range and cuisine for everyone in Myrtle Beach so you’ll never go hungry during your stay.
Maybe the most prominent warm-day winter activity in Myrtle Beach is golf. Though Myrtle Beach is mostly known for its spring and fall golf season, many courses are open year-round to welcome anyone who wants to schedule a tee time. Not only can you avoid the crowds associated with busier times of the year, but you get to play at some of the beloved golf courses in the state and on the East Coast!
In addition to the endless golfing fun, you can also enjoy a few other activities on warmer days like Alligator Adventure, the Conway River Walk, the Myrtle Beach Skywheel, and the Brookgreen Gardens.
If a winter getaway to Myrtle Beach sounds like the perfect vacation to you, don’t spend any more than you need to on accommodations! Timeshare rentals are the ideal way to travel with spacious room options, impressive on-site amenities, and close proximity to all of Myrtle Beach’s top attractions—all at extremely affordable prices!