Mid-November through February is considered the off-season for Myrtle Beach. Myrtle Beach’s average temperatures in the winter months are around 55°F, cool but not bone-chillingly cold like most northern states. It may not be warm enough to swim, there are plenty of things to do in Myrtle Beach in the winter and we’ve put together a list of a few of our favorites.
Stroll on the Beach
While the water may be a bit too chilly to take a dip, the beach is still beautiful and can make for a peaceful walk with your significant other, family, or your furry friend.
Local Myrtle Beach businesses love showing and sharing their holiday cheer during the winter months and most offer holiday activities to partake in. Tree lightings, breakfast with Santa, light festivals, holiday shows, and more.
A quick trip to Myrtle Beach always makes for a great time to get some of your holiday shopping knocked out! The Grand Strand has tons of places to shop and most offer great discounts during the winter months. Check out the Tanger Outlets, The Market Common, The Hammock Shops Village, Coastal Grand Mall, or Barefoot Landing for unique gifts and great deals.
Myrtle Beach Boardwalk
While not all of the shops or attraction may be open, the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is open all year round and is a great spot to grab a hot cocoa or coffee and take a stroll.
If not for anything else, come to Myrtle Beach to eat! All along the Grand Strand, you can dine at some of the best restaurants around, especially when it comes to seafood fare. Check out some of the new restaurants in Myrtle Beach or let us suggest a few of our favorites: Captain George’s Seafood, The Wicked Tuna, and BisQit.
Myrtle Beach is in the perfect location to venture to nearby cities for quick day trips. Explore what other places like Georgetown and Charleston, only 2 hours or less from Myrtle Beach, without having to worry about finding a new place to stay.
Myrtle Beach is home to some of the best shows and performances in the South. Many will travel far and wide to come to the Alabama Theatre, The Carolina Opry, and more! What’s even better, during the winter months most of our theatres offer a holiday show, like the renowned Christmas Show of the South, put on by the talented performers of The Carolina Opry.