November through February is considered the “off-season” for Myrtle Beach. However, just because the temperatures have cooled down, doesn’t mean the fun isn’t heating up in Myrtle Beach in the winter!
Myrtle Beach’s average temperature in the winter is nearly 60°F – a cool respite from the frigid northern cold. With nearly all Myrtle Beach attractions open year-round, there are endless activities, indoor and outdoor, to keep you busy during your stay at Sea Crest Oceanfront Resort this season. We’ve rounded up a list of the top things to do in Myrtle Beach in the winter to make your vacation planning painless.
Myrtle Beach Shopping in the Winter
Whether before or after the holidays, shopping in Myrtle Beach and along the Grand Strand is abundant. There are numerous specialty shops, major chains and local boutiques where shoppers will find exactly what they’ve been looking for.
Hwy 501 in Carolina Forest and Hwy 17 Bus. in Myrtle Beach
With two locations, Tanger Outlets has a store for everyone. From designer shoes and handbags, to big-name brands like Nike, shopping at a discount is easy.
The Market Common
Farrow Parkway in Myrtle Beach
Storefronts line the cobblestone streets of The Market Common, just a few minutes south of Sea Crest Resort. The Market Common is home to charming boutiques and upscale stores like Pottery Barn and Anthropology.
The Hammock Shops Village
Ocean Hwy in Pawleys Island
This quaint village houses one-of-a-kind shops where you can purchase handmade items for yourself or someone special.
Coastal Grand Mall
Hwy 17 Byp in Myrtle Beach
The sprawling Coastal Grand Mall is home to popular stores like Old Navy, Dillards and Belk and is the perfect place to shop, snack or catch a movie.
Hwy 17 S in North Myrtle Beach
This retail and entertainment village surround a large lake and features plenty of shopping, plus a carousel for the kids! Check out our visitor’s guide to Barefoot Landing for more to see and do.
Broadway at the Beach
Hwy 17 Byp in Myrtle Beach
From fudge, to toys, to large retailers like Ron Jon Surf Shop, Broadway at the Beach is a go-to shopping destination. After a day of shopping, stop by one of its many delicious restaurants or grab a drink on The Avenue!
Myrtle Beach Winter Shows
Myrtle Beach is home to some of the best shows and top performers in the South and many travel far and wide to experience a Grand Strand show in the winter.
Dinner AND a show? Yes, please.
- Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show: Ahoy, mateys! Pirates Voyage is a top dinner show in myrtle beach – but did you know they offer a Christmas-themed variation near the holidays? The pirate crew puts a swashbuckling spin on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Christmas at Pirates Voyage is offered through December and tickets can be purchased in advance.
- Medieval Times: Indulge in an epic feast eaten with your hands at this medieval dinner show and tournament offered year-round. Cross the drawbridge after you purchase your tickets here.
Theaters in Myrtle Beach open in the Winter
- Legends in Concert: Open through December, Legends in Concert features performances by The Blues Brothers, Aretha Franklin, Elvis and Reba McEntire. Purchase your tickets for these top area tribute artists here.
- Theatre of the Republic: TOR boasts a variety of performances all season long. Purchase your tickets early! You won’t want to miss these limited-time-only shows.
- GTS Theatre: This intimate cabaret-style theater sprinkles holiday cheer into each of their December shows. Enjoy live entertainment in an Art Deco atmosphere at this Myrtle Beach theater.
- Long Bay Symphony: The Long Bay Symphony offers performances throughout the winter months in Myrtle Beach. Featuring a variety of instruments, a night at the symphony is the perfect addition to your holiday plans.
Free Things to do in the Winter in Myrtle Beach
Free Myrtle Beach Parks Open Year-Round
- Vereen Memorial Historical Gardens: Stroll through these picturesque gardens just north of Myrtle Beach.
- North Myrtle Beach Sports Complex: Walking paths, dog parks, a lake and more make up this free complex.
- Savannah’s Playground: ADA-approved playground equipment is free to use at this enabling playground.
- Plyler Park: This oceanfront park offers stunning views and live music during scheduled events.
Free Things to do in the Winter with Kids
- LW Paul Living History Farm: Take part in live demos to learn the inner workings of life on a farm in the early 1900s.
- Myrtle Beach Art Museum: Revel in art with an ocean view and this free art museum just south of Sea Crest Resort.
- South Carolina Hall of Fame: Recognize citizens who have made contributions to SC’s heritage and progress.
- Horry County Museum: Learn the history, pre-history, and natural history of Horry County, S.C at this free museum.
Check out more free things to do in Myrtle Beach.
More to See and Do in Myrtle Beach this Season
Outdoor Winter Activities in Myrtle Beach
- Helicopter Adventures: See Myrtle Beach from above with a once-in-a-lifetime helicopter tour.
- Pirate Adventures Children’s Treasure Hunt: Defeat Pirate Pete on this interactive pirate ship adventure.
- Voyager Deep Sea Fishing and Dolphin Cruises: Cruise through the inland waterways of the Carolinas with Voyager.
- Alligator Adventure: Catch a collection of species, swamps and special shows at this live alligator animal park.
- Golf in Myrtle Beach: Fore! Take your best swing at some of the top courses in Myrtle Beach.
Indoor Winter Activities in Myrtle Beach
- Rockin’ Jump Trampoline Park: The kids can bounce off the walls at this thrilling indoor trampoline park.
- Ripley’s Aquarium: Dive deep and come eye to eye with some of the ocean’s coolest creatures at this local aquarium.
- Hollywood Wax Museum: Stand side by side with your favorite celebrity at this favorite local attraction.
Winter Activities in Myrtle Beach for the History Lover
- North Myrtle Beach Historical Museum: Immerse yourself in stories of the region’s first inhabitants to the development of today’s tourism at the NMB historical Museum.
- Historic Myrtle Beach Colored School Museum & Education Center: A window into the past, and a door to the future. View artifacts from the school and the period and a reference library of African-American history.
- Atalaya Castle in Huntington Beach State Park: Atalaya was built by Archer Huntington and his wife Anna between 1931 and 1933 as a winter residence after she was diagnosed with tuberculosis.
Kid-Friendly Winter Things to do in Myrtle Beach
- WonderWorks: This amusement park for the mind offers 50,000 square feet of “edu-tainment”.
- Edventure Myrtle Beach: Enjoy this inspiring children’s museum featuring interactive play open year-round.
- 810 Bowling: Play a game of bowling or try your hand at one of many other games this upscale area alley offers.
Holidays in Myrtle Beach
Christmas in Myrtle Beach
Christmas lights illuminate the Grand Strand from Thanksgiving on, and the holidays in Myrtle Beach kick into high gear. Christmas shows, special meals with Santa and more holiday activities happen all December long.
New Years in Myrtle Beach
Ring in the new year in Myrtle Beach with a celebration to remember. Raise a glass and enjoy the warm winter weather in Myrtle Beach before you climb into your bed at Sea Crest Oceanfront Resort and wake up to a new year and new possibilities.
Valentine’s Day in Myrtle Beach
If you’re looking for love this season, we’ve got a list of the most romantic restaurants in Myrtle Beach. If adventure is what you’re in search of, check out our best Myrtle Beach attractions for couples.
With fewer crowds and mild temperatures, Myrtle Beach in the winter is a hot spot. Get started planning your next Myrtle Beach winter vacation and check out our indoor water features, special offers and more today!