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Things to do in myrtle beach in the winter, couple snuggling on the beach
Sep16

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.

Holiday Activities

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. 

Shopping

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, 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.

Dining

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.

Day Trips

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.

Shows

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. 

New restaurants in myrtle beach offer delicious burgers
Aug21

Myrtle Beach isn’t just known for its beautiful 60-mile stretch of beach or its fun nightlife –it’s also known for its amazing food! Whether you vacation in the summer or the off-season months the restaurants and dining selection won’t disappoint. For those of you that are vacation veterans of the Grand Strand, we’ve put together a list of the new restaurants in Myrtle Beach that are sure to get your mouths watering.

 

Sneaky Beagle | 5040 Carolina Forest Blvd

New and located in Carolina Forest the Sneaky Beagle offers a family and dog-friendly place to eat! Leashed dogs are welcome on their open patio and even have a menu just for them. Their menu consists of an array of items from tacos with a twist to paninis and more. Grab a beer with other dog-loving friends and enjoy. Sneaky Beagle is open from daily from 11 am to 10 pm.

 

Pho Claire | 1201 38th Avenue N

This modern Vietnamese noodle house has every combo of pho you could want! But it doesn’t just stop at pho, Pho Claire also offer menu items like banh mi and other noodle bowls. We don’t want to forget to mention they also have a Bubble Tea menu and authentic Vietnamese coffee. Stop in for lunch or dinner daily from 11 am to 10pm.

 

La Dolci Mania | 2060 Oakheart Rd

There’s nothing more heavenly than an authentic Italian bakery & cafe that just transports you to Europe in a bit or sip. At La Dolci Mania that’s exactly what you’ll experience. Choose from items like hot drinks, deli sandwiches, fresh salads, and of course, rows of authentic Italian pastries! This is a must-stop new restaurant in Myrtle Beach!

 

Wicked Tuna (Myrtle Beach Location) | 110 North Ocean Blvd

Wicked Tuna has added a second location to the Grand Strand, Wicked Tuna Waterfront Dining in Myrtle Beach. Located on 2nd Avenue Pier, enjoy a gorgeous view and freshly caught seafood for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Wicked Tuna is open daily from 8 am to 10 pm and offers a variety of delicious food like salads, sushi, and daily specials. Don’t miss out on their happy hour daily from 4 to 6 pm!

 

Looking for more restaurants with gorgeous Atlantic views? Check out our top picks for Mrytle Beach Restaurants on the water.

 

Ipanema Brazilian Cuisine | 201 N Kings Hwy

If you’re looking for something off the beaten path, try Myrtle Beach’s newest restaurant, Ipanema. They’re open daily from 11 am to 10 pm and offer a delicious lunch buffet for only $9.99! Try any of their signature dishes all served with rice, beans, and fried yucca.

 

Duck Donuts | 117 Maryport Dr

Duck Donuts is probably the cutest donut shop on the Grand Strand. Here you can get made-to-order donuts in traditional and untraditional flavors like the Maple Icing with chopped bacon, S’mores, and the Cinnamon Sugar with vanilla drizzle. Duck Donuts is open from 6:30 am to 9 pm daily and located in Surfside.

 

Bar Louie | 1318 Celebrity Cir

Coming soon, the newest edition to the popular Broadway at the Beach is Bar Louie, and it’s not just your average gastro bar either! This place is filled with fun, drinks, and bar food like no other. Choose from favorites like spicy shrimp tempura, Bavarian pretzel twists, and the Gastroburger. Bar Louie isn’t opened just yet but keep you posted with updated!

 

Tipsy Scoop | 1211 Celebrity Cir

What’s even better than ice cream on a hot summer’s day? Ice cream made with booze! Now open at ITSUGAR also located in Broadway at the Beach is the Tipsy Scoop Ice Cream Barlour. Adults 21 and over can choose from seasonal and classic flavors like “Hot” Buttered Rum, Spiked Mint Chocolate Chip, Cake Batter Vodka Martini, and more. Have fun and customize your sundae with sprinkles, candy, or anything else sweet! They are open daily from 10 am to 9 pm.

 

Pizza Hyena | 13 Ocean Blvd S

This new Myrtle Beach restaurant has pizza that is no joke! Their menu boasts their “wild fire” 10” pizzas that are definitely worthing of sinking your teeth into. Some of our favorites include Ms. Cheezious, Sour Puss, and Margherita Hyena. Pizza Hyena also offers other menu options like salads and sammies, but seriously, it’s all about the pizza! Sit down and grab a slice daily from 11 am to 11 pm.

 

Los Cabos Mexican Grill and Cantina

Who doesn’t love Mexican food? If you’re in the mood for something from south-of-the-border, check out Los Cabos! They offer endless options from Build Your Own Combo to Carne Con Nopal. Los Cabos also offers specialties, lunch combos, and desserts. They are open Monday through Friday from 11 am to 10 pm and Sunday from 12 to 8 pm.

 

Golf Myrtle Beach
Aug06

One of the best reasons to visit Myrtle Beach is for its golf courses. Myrtle Beach has some of the best courses in the US, some even designed by celebrity pro golfers. Even better, you can just about visit any time of year and the weather is always perfect for a round of golf. We’ve put together a list of our favorite golf courses in Myrtle Beach.

North End Courses

The Dye Club at Barefoot Resort

The Dye Club is a semi-private course in Barefoot Resort. It’s white natural sand and pitfalls are not only stunning but give this course its level of difficulty. This course is a Par 72 and is sure to be an unforgettable experience for any golfer. For more information visit the Barefoot Golf site.

Arcadian Shores

Located in North Myrtle Beach, Arcadian Shores Golf Club provides a complex course for golfers at any skill level. Here you’ll find a mixture of contoured fairways, giant oaks, lakes, and undulating green. Two of the wholes at Arcadian Shores were even voted part of the Dream 18 by The Sun News (#2 and #13). For more information or to book your tee time visit Arcadian Shores website.

Tidewater Golf Club

This award-winning North Myrtle Beach golf course features beautiful and lush Bermuda greens on their fairways. This course offers a challenge at every hole and is a golfer’s paradise. Tee times typically start around $64/per player, for more information or booking visit the Tidewater Golf site.

Surf Golf & Beach Club

Surf Golf is a Par 72 course with a challenging George Cobb design. Great for any level of player their fairways feature gentle contours and varied terrain. Don’t forget to stop by their Pro Shop with a variety of apparel, golf supplies and more!

Central Courses

River Oaks Golf Plantation

River Oaks Golf Plantation offers 800 acres of beautiful green along the Intracoastal Waterway. Its courses offer three nines designed by Gene Hamm and Tom Jackson that are sure to challenge a golfer at any skill level. AM and PM rates range from $100 and up (prices drop in the offseason) with an 8-minute spread between tee times. For more information visit their site or call 843-236-2222.

Myrtle Beach National

Myrtle Beach National is part of the Founders Collection and offers three signature golf courses that any golfer would love. Come play the West Course, a classic Arnold Palmer design, King’s North, or SouthCreek. Rates vary depending on the time of day and season. Check out the Myrtle Beach National site for more information or call 877-283-2122 for reservations.

The World Tour Golf Links

World Tour Golf Links is home to two nines, the Open 9 and the Championship 9. The Open 9 features holes from the top-ranking courses in the U.S. and British Opens. The Championship 9 was inspired by the most challenging holes from the Masters, U.S. Open, British Open, and PGA Championship. In short, World Tour is a golfer’s paradise. Rates start at $104 (lower rates available in offseason). For more information visit World Tour Links website or call 877-283-2122 for reservations.

Pine Lakes

Known as the Granddaddy course in Myrtle Beach, Pine Lakes offers a classic golf experience. Pine Lakes is one of the oldest and favorite in Myrtle Beach, designed by the first PGA president, Robert White. Though it is one of the oldest courses it has been extensively renovated but keeps it’s 1920s feel. For more information about golfing at Pine Lakes visit their site or call 877-283-2122 for reservations.

Arrowhead Country Club

This premier 27-hole course features Bermuda Fairways and MiniVerde Bermuda Greens. Play one of their three 9-hole tracks: The Cypress, The Lakes, or The Waterway –all equally challenging but unique. For more information and tee times check out the Arrowhead Country Club site.

Myrtlewood Golf Club

Myrtlewood Golf Club features two scenic and unique courses Myrtlewood Palmetto and Myrtlewood Pinehills. Both are championship Myrtle Beach golf courses on the serene Intracoastal Waterway. Tee times can start as low as $36/per player depending on date and time. Visit the Myrtlewood Golf Club website for tee times and more course information.

South End Courses

TPC Myrtle Beach

Awarded 5 stars by Golf Digest, TPC Myrtle Beach is one of the best courses in the Grand Strand. The course was once the host of the Senior PGA Tour and is now a golfer’s dream green. With smooth rises and falls, this 18-course is both serene and challenging. For more information view the TPC Myrtle Beach site or call 877-283-2122 for reservations.

Willbrook Plantation

Designed by Dan Maples, this beautiful course weaves through two plantations and provides a challenge for golfers of any skill level. This 18-course terrain includes marshes, natural grasses, and much wildlife. At Willbrook, you are sure to get a sense of what golfing in the Carolina’s is all about. For more information about the course or for reservations call 877-283-2122.

River Club

This gorgeous low-country course is a very challenging and strategic 18-holes. River Club is a Tom Jackson Signature course that has received 4.5/5 stars from Golf Digest’s “Places to Play”. Here you can enjoy the scenic plantation layout with ponds and streams throughout the course. Check out the River Club site for more information to play.

Indian Wells Golf Club

Come enjoy a fun and challenging round at Indian Wells Golf Club. Their 18-hole, 72 par course features gorgeous TifEagle Bermuda grass with fairways that smoothly rise and fall. Onsite you will also find a Pro Golf shop and Dr. Golf who creates custom-fitted clubs. To reserve your tee time head over to the Indian Wells Golf Club website.

Kids enjoying a day trip from Myrtle Beach
Jul18

One of the best things about visiting the Myrtle Beach area, or “The Grand Strand” – as it’s commonly referred to, is the flexibility that this location allows traveling to other areas. A day or even weekend trip might not appeal to guests who are only in the area for a few days, but for guests who are enjoying an extended stay, the thought of visiting some of the other nearby cities is tempting. Traveling to nearby areas like Conway or Pawleys Island gives you the chance to see a more “local” perspective of the area while nearby cities like Wilmington and Charleston are ideal for longer day trips. Check out some of the top travel destinations that are within a short distance from the sandy shores of Myrtle Beach:

Conway, SC

Located about 20 minutes west of Myrtle Beach, Conway is a small college town that many guests pass on the way to the beach. They have seasonal attractions like festivals, Coastal Carolina football games, and year-round attractions, shopping, and dining all located on the lively riverfront district and downtown area.

Theatre of the Republic (Main Street Theatre)

337 Main St, Conway, SC 29526 | (843) 488-0821

Grab tickets to this local performing arts theatre for productions like Kinky Boots, The Bodyguard the Musical, and Matilda the Musical. Tickets vary in pricing but start around $28 per person.

Coastal Carolina Sporting Events (Brooks Stadium)

965 One Landon Loop, Conway, SC 29526 | (843) 347-3161

In the fall, a highlight in the Conway area is the Coastal Carolina Chanticleer football games. Other sporting events at Brooks Stadium include men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, softball, women’s lacrosse, and men’s and women’s soccer.

Rivertown Bistro

1111 3rd Ave, Conway, SC 29526 | (843) 248-3733

A contemporary twist on traditional Southern food can be found at Rivertown Bistro. Located in downtown Conway and open daily from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM for lunch, and from 5:00 to 9:30 PM for dinner. Rivertown Bistro is closed on Sunday and Monday.

 

Pawleys Island, SC

Slow down and enjoy a slower pace with a trip to Pawleys Island, located about 45 minutes south from Myrtle Beach. This charming seaside town does, indeed, have an island that offers secluded, quiet beach ideal for families and couples looking to escape the hustle and bustle. This quaint little town also has some of the best local shopping and offers a phenomenal culinary scene with upscale flare! 

The Hammock Shops Village

10880 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, SC 29585

This cute little shopping area has some unique boutique-style shops including The Original Hammock Shop, where you can buy a rope hammock hand-made by the locals. Check out Isle of Candles, La Tierra, Freckled Frog, and more!

BisQit

10880 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, SC 29585

Don’t let the size of this little restaurant fool you, that pack a savory bite! Located at The Hammock Shops Village, BisQit offers a mouth-watering menu with Southern favorites, loaded fries, and creative burgers.

Franks Restaurant & Bar

10434 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, SC 29585

Another great hidden gem in Pawleys Island is Franks. Franks delivers a posh dining experience for all and features a menu that is handcrafted by their Executive Chef. Looking for something even more romantic? Try Franks Outback, Franks Restaurant dining experience on their lush patio decked out in twinkle lights, greenery, and the soothing sounds of a local band.

 

Georgetown, SC

Located on the far end of the strand, a trip to Georgetown will take about an hour from Myrtle Beach but is well worth the drive! This city offers a rich history and plenty to do for foodies and history buffs alike including the Waterfront District which offers spectacular shopping and dining options.

Hopsewee Plantation

494 Hopsewee Rd, Georgetown, SC 29440

Enjoy a relaxing and eye-opening plantation tour at Hopsewee Plantation, a restored home from the 1740s. Guests can tour the entire house, from attic to cellar, take a sweetgrass basket weaving class, and even enjoy an afternoon lunch in true southern style at the River Oak Cottage. 

Kaminski House Museum

1003 Front St, Georgetown, SC 29440

Step back in time in the Kaminski House Museum, a perfectly preserved reflection of Southern life in the 18th century. Here you can experience the antiques, architecture, and unique souvenirs this lovely little museum has to offer. They are open daily from 10 AM to 5 PM and closed on Sunday. They also offer tours daily at 11 PM, 1 PM, and 3 PM.

River Room Restaurant

801 Front St, Georgetown, SC 29440

If you feel like taking in a gorgeous view while enjoying a bite to eat the River Room is a great spot! Open for lunch and dinner you can sample Southern favorites like Cajun Gumbo, Shrimp & Grits, and a variety of fresh seafood.

 

Charleston, SC

Located just over 2 hours south of Myrtle Beach is one of the south’s most famous cities – Charleston. This Lowcountry classic offers several pristine beaches, a bustling downtown area, several family-friendly attractions, and a unique culinary scene that can’t be found anywhere else. 

Charleston City Market

188 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401

This historic market is a popular draw for visitors, it’s one of the oldest buildings in the area, established sometime in the 1790s. The span of the market stretches four blocks and is filled with unique vendors that sell things like hand weaved palm leaf baskets, jewelry, games, dolls, and so much more! There is truly something for everyone to enjoy at this Lowcountry staple.

Firefly Distillery

6812, 6775 Bears Bluff Rd, Wadmalaw Island, SC 29487

This popular South Carolina distillery is the birthplace of Firefly, Wadmalaw Island, just 20 miles south of Charleston. Here you can enjoy tastings of Firefly products like Firefly Lemonade Vodka, Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka, and more. If you care for a distillery tour, Sea Island Tours offers a Tipsy Tour, an all-inclusive tour of three distilleries including Firefly!

Butcher & Bee

1085 Morrison Dr, Charleston, SC 29403

Butcher & Bee is the perfect spot to grab a bite that is fresh and seasonal. Their ever-changing menu rotates with the seasons as the chefs bring you the best of the best eats all year round. Open Monday through Friday from 11 AM to 10 PM, and Saturday through Sunday from 10 AM to 3 PM, and 5 to 10 PM.

 

Wilmington, NC

This charming city is located about an hour and a half from Myrtle Beach, in North Carolina, and offers a wide array of entertainment and attractions for families and couples alike! And, Wilmington offers several quaint, seaside towns and the area, in general, is known for being one of the top surfing spots along the east coast. Wilmington is a great city for parents with children or couples enjoying a romantic getaway.

Cape Fear Museum of History and Science

814 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28401

The oldest museum in the state is a Smithsonian Affiliate and is a great attraction for the entire family! While the museum offers permanent exhibits year-round, they also have new exhibits and events come through too, like the Dinosaur Discovery and the Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Celebration. Cape Fear Museum is open from 9 AM to 5 PM most days except for extended hours on Thursday to 7 PM, and late opening on Sunday from 1 to 5 PM. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children.

Thalian Hall

310 Chestnut St, Wilmington, NC 28401

Another historic gem is Thalian Hall, the city hall and theatre. Visitors come from all over the country to see the productions and films like Pavarotti, Shakespeare In Love, and The Biggest Little Farm. Thalian Hall also offers weekly tours that give you a behind-the-scenes look at this historic beauty.

Airlie Gardens

300 Airlie Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403

Once a private garden created in 1886 and now open to the public, Airlie Gardens offers a breath of fresh air and beauty. Not only can you experience the unique gardens on the property, but they also offer events throughout the year like concert series, oyster roasts and a festive light show during the holiday season. Admission for adults is $9 and $3 for children from 3-12 years old.

 

Want to stay local? Check out all the Myrtle Beach attractions open year-round.

 

Young couple enjoying one of the myrtle beach restaurants on the water
Jul17

One of the best reasons to visit Myrtle Beach is for some of the best seafood on the Eastern Shore. Pair that with a gorgeous view and you can’t go wrong. The beauty of Myrtle Beach restaurants on the water is that you can enjoy them all year round, even in the winter months! We’ve put together a few of our faves down the Grand Strand to make it easy to choose when you come to vacation in Myrtle Beach.

North Myrtle Beach Restaurants on the Water

About Thyme Oceanfront Cafe

A cute and quaint oceanfront restaurant where you can enjoy breakfast all day long. Try one of their fun sparkling mimosas (Deja Blueberry) or one of their zesty bloody Mary’s!

1910 North Ocean Boulevard | (843) 427-7338 | Open Monday – Sunday 8 AM – 8 PM

Harold’s On The Ocean

This casual beachfront restaurant has some of the best classic lunch and dinner fare. The Shrimp Poppers and Hush Puppies Basket are great starters for the table. For your main course, try the Carolina Fish Tacos or a Shrimp Po Boy.

100 Main Street (Ocean Drive) | (843) 249-1047 | Open Monday – Sunday 11 AM

Buoys On The Boulevard

Buoys’ is not your average Myrtle Beach restaurant with their eclectic, yet delicious menu! You can order one of their Sushi Teasers to start, like the I Roll or Tuna Tataki. For your main course, they have steamers, Nauti Nachos, and all kinds of burgers and beach platters. Be sure to save room for the Fried Twinkies served with homemade Banana Foster (are you drooling yet?).

93 South Ocean Boulevard | (843) 663-0330 | Open Sunday – Wednesday 11 AM – 9 PM and Thursday – Saturday 11 AM – 10 PM

Filet’s On The Water

Open 7-days a week for dinner, Filet’s On The Water offers variety for seafood lovers of every kind. Sip on one of their Marvelous Martinis as you dine on appetizers like steamed clams, grilled stuffed portabella, or the Caribbean Tuna! They also have a delicious entree selection that includes a fresh catch of the day option and a sushi menu.

2120 Sea Mountain Hwy #1100 | (843) 280-5200 | Open daily 4 PM – 10PM

Greg Norman Australian Grille

A tourist favorite, Greg Norman Australian Grille is located on the beautiful Intercoastal Waterway and has some of the most mouth-watering menu options to boot! Enjoy a luxe lunch of Classic Tuna Tar Tar, mixed field greens, and Greg Norman’s Signature Blackened Sirloin Burger. Or reserve your table for a romantic dinner and choose from entrees like a seared seafood dish or one of their premium Angus beef steaks!

4930 US-17 | (843) 361-0000 | Open daily from 11 AM – 3 PM, and 4:30 – 9:30 PM (Mon. – Thurs.), and 4:30 – 10:00 PM (Sat. and Sun.)

Central Myrtle Beach Restaurants on the Water

Moe Moon’s

This chillax spot has not only a great view but also a menu filled with unique offerings. Their menu features fare like Moe’s “Down & Dirty” Nachos, Pina Colada Shrimp, The Bac N’ Chz burger, and Moe’s Seafood Platter. Don’t forget to try one of their signature Moe’s Fishbowls, a variety of fun cocktails served in a fishbowl to share.

918 Ocean Boulevard | (843) 448-4926 | Sunday – Wednesday 11 AM – 6 PM and Thursday – Saturday 11 AM – 8 PM

Sea Captain’s House

Sea Captain’s offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner with an amazing view of the Atlantic Ocean. If you’re craving seafood, this is the place to try! They offer unique breakfast fare like the Crab Cakes Benedict and the Seafarer’s Omelet. For lunch try the She Crab Soup or one of the many seafood sandwiches or clubs offered. Dinner fare ranges from Shrimp and Grits to fresh Carolina Catch of the Day. You can’t go wrong with a meal here at any time of day!

3002 North Ocean Boulevard | (843) 448-8082 | Open daily 7 AM – 9:30 PM

Banditos Cantina

One of Myrtle Beach’s newest oceanfront restaurants offers Tex Mex with a hipster vibe. Here you can find everything from tacos and burritos to Bandito bowls. Pair any of these options with one of their many fresh margaritas like the Boardwalk, the Bandito, or Nectar del Diablo.

1410 North Ocean Boulevard | (843) 712-2992 | Open daily 11 AM – 2 AM

Tin Roof

If you’re looking for something a little more casual and fun but still located oceanfront stop by Tin Roof. Here you can enjoy live music, some of the BEST bar food in Myrtle Beach, and tons of fun –their nightlife scene is fantastic! Their menu includes unique twists on bar food like the Smashville, a burger topped with bbq pulled pork, bacon, and coleslaw. Don’t forget to try our favorite, Loaded Tots!

1410 North Ocean Blvd | (843) 945-9867 | Open daily from 11 AM – 2 AM

Pier 14

Sit out on the water and enjoy a premium beer or a glass of wine as you enjoy the view and your dinner! Pier 14 has great seafood entrees to indulge in like their Pier 14 Po Boy, fried or seared scallops or yellowfin tuna cooked just the way you like. If you’re looking for non-seafood items to nash try the Pier 14 Classic Cheeseburger or one of their delectable fire-grilled steaks.

1306 Ocean Blvd | (843) 448-4314 | Open daily from 11 AM – 10 PM

South End Restaurants on the Water

Gulfstream Cafe

This is a restaurant has one of the most beautiful views of the inlet in Myrtle Beach. They are also one of the best upscale restaurants in the area. Open for dinner daily and Sunday brunch, Gulfstream Cafe menu features a wide range of delectable seafood like Firecracker Prawns, Salmon Portobello, N’awlins Shrimp & Grits, and more!

1536 South Waccamaw Drive | (843) 651-8808 | Monday – Saturday 4 PM – 10 PM and Sunday 10 AM – 10 PM

DeadDog Saloon

This Murrells Inlet MarshWalk Restaurant is decked out in pictures of family pooches, with great food, and an even better view. When you sit down you will be greeted with sweet hush puppies and a honey butter dip that you won’t be able to put down. The menu is filled with twists on favorites like Blue Crab Nachos, Shrimp & Grit Balls, Fido’s Fish Sandwich, and Mardi Gras Jambalaya.

4079 Highway 17 Business | (843) 651-0664 | Open daily 8 AM – 12 AM

The Wicked Tuna

A local favorite, the Wicked Tuna offers an upscale dining experience with laid back vibes right on the inlet. From sea to plate, Wicked Tuna is one of the only restaurants in Murrells Inlet that has their very own boat bringing in fresh fish daily! They also have a sushi chef that is bar-none and creates some of the most unique rolls on this end of the Grand Strand. This place gets busy so it’s always a great idea to make a reservation, though not required.

4123 US-17 Bus | (843) 651-9987 | Open daily from 11 AM – 10 PM

The Claw House

Another great seafood option and newbie on the MarshWalk is The Claw House. They offer premium hand-crafted cocktails like their freshly squeezed crushes or choose from one of their over 90 craft beers on tap! They have an amazing menu with a variety of options like calamari fries, crab cakes, or Claw House Mac, but what they are best known for is their raw bar. Choose from options like the lobster cocktail, the raw bar sampler, or their house oysters –only $22/dozen!

4097 US-17 Bus | (843) 651-4415 | Open daily from 11 AM – 10 PM

 

Looking for something other than a restaurant on the water? Why not try some of the BEST BBQ in Myrtle Beach, Dinner and a Show, or other scenic restaurants in the area.

Things to do in myrtle beach at night: skywheel all lit up
Jun18

If you’re looking to paint the town during your vacation you’ll be met with many fantastic things to do in Myrtle Beach at Night. We’ve put together our top 12 favorite attractions and activities to do when the sun goes down on the Grand Strand.

 

1) Sunset Cruise

Watching the sun go down off the coast is one of the most gorgeous sights to see. Express Watersports offers a 1-hour sunset cruise Tuesdays through Sunday at $35 per person. Once aboard the vessel, you’ll cruise Murrells Inlet, take in the beautiful inlet views all while you dine on complimentary cheese, wine, and rum punch! Be sure to make a reservation before your ride.

 

2) Murrells Inlet Marshwalk

If you’re looking to party like the locals do head to the south end to the MarshWalk. On the MarshWalk you can sit deckside at any of the restaurants all located right on the salt marsh! Listen to live music and dance or sit back in an Adirondack chair and sip your cocktail. If you feel like bar hopping –no worries! You can take your drink with you to the next outdoor venue while on the MarshWalk boardwalk.

 

3) Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Pavilion

The whole family can enjoy Hot Summer Nights presented by Plyler Park and the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. Every night in the summer there’s something fun for everyone here. Kids can participate in carnival style games, caricature drawings, balloon artistry and more. There is also live music each night from 8 pm to 11 pm!

 

4) SkyWheel

The SkyWheel has the best view of the entire Grand Strand but, have you ever seen it at night when it’s all lit up? Climb aboard the temperature controlled gondolas with the kids or your sweetheart for a magical ride above the coast! The SkyWheel is open from 11 am to 12 am and flights start at $14 per adult and $9 for children.

 

5) Fireworks

Myrtle Beach fireworks are the best and you can be just about anywhere along the Grand Strand and see fireworks in the summer evenings. Here are a few places to catch the sky-lit show here in Myrtle Beach: Broadway at the Beach Fireworks, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 pm, Myrtle Beach Pelicans Fireworks, after select games, Second Avenue Pier, Wednesdays at 10 pm, and Barefoot Landing Fireworks, Mondays at 10 pm.

 

6) Dave & Busters

Grab a beer and play some games at Broadway on the Beach’s Dave & Busters. This spot is guaranteed fun for the whole family, including the adults! Head over before the sun goes down for half price cocktails and $5 bar bites. Bring the whole crew on Wednesdays for half off all games from open until close. Dave & Busters is open daily from 10 am to 12 am Sunday through Wednesday and from 10 am to 2 am on Friday and Saturday.

 

7) TopGolf

New and one of the most exciting attractions to Myrtle Beach is TopGolf! Enjoy an evening of food, drinks, and endless fun when you come to TopGolf –the course is lit up with fun colored lights in the evenings! Up to 6 people can rent a bay by the hour and choose from the multiple games offered. TopGolf is open daily from 9 am to 12 am Sunday through Thursday and from 9 am to 2 am Friday and Saturday.

 

For all our golfers here’s even more golf experience for you on the Grand Strand.

 

8) Celebrations Nite Life

For those that like to dance the night away, head over to Celebrations Nite Life at Broadway at the Beach where you get access to two clubs: Malibu’s Surf Bar and Oz. Both clubs have different DJs and typically host events all through the summer. Adults 21 and up get in free before 10:30 pm, after 10:30 pm there is a cover charge based on the day of the week. For more details on covers and events check out their website.

 

9) Tin Roof

If you’re looking for a fun beach bar, Tin Roof is the place to go! New to Myrtle Beach, Tin Roof offers a laid back and fun atmosphere right over the beach. You can sit at the bar, lounge on the patio, or dance on the rooftop! Tin Roof also has some of the best live music and bar food in town! Check out their calendar for upcoming shows and performers.

 

10) Family Kingdom

Another great evening attraction for the whole family is Family Kingdom Amusement Park. Open daily from 4 pm to 12 am you and your family can enjoy all the thrill rides, coasters, games, and cotton candy they have! Purchase an unlimited ride wristband for $28.95 or buy tickets individually at $1.15 per ticket. Most rides require 3-5 tickets to ride.

 

Here’s even more family activities to do in Myrtle Beach, day or night!

 

11) Crocodile Rocks

A vacation favorite in Myrtle Beach is at Crocodile Rocks Dueling Piano Bar located at Broadway on the Beach. This is the place where two pianist go head to head playing pop hits, classic rock, and other top 40 favorites! The crowd gets to interact, choose the song, and sing along as you enjoy handcrafted drinks from the bar.

 

12) Big “M” Casino Cruise

Cruise, drink, and gamble on the Big “M”! Evening cruises are offered daily from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm and start at $25 per person. Enjoy slots, table games, and more while aboard! The Big “M” cruises also offer a dinner buffet for $18 per person from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Be sure to make a reservation before your cruise!

Fourth of July events in myrtle beach
May08

If you’re looking for a great vacation destination for the Fourth of July, Myrtle Beach is it. With dozens of great, family-friendly events up and down the Grand Strand this Fourth of July weekend, Myrtle Beach is one of the best places in the country to be when celebrating America’s independence. Here are just a few of the free festivals and firework displays happening around the beach this Fourth of July:

10th Annual ‘Salute From the Shore’ Flyover

One of the most unique events at the beach every Fourth of July is the ‘Salute From the Shore’ Flyover. This yearly flyover parade features various vintage military aircrafts piloted by skilled airmen. Starting in North Carolina, this spectacular aerial display heads south along the coast, past the Grand Strand, before ending in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Whether you’re staying at the north end or south end of Myrtle Beach, this Salute From the Shore flyover parade can been seen from your nearby beach access point. So grab some a chair and the family and come out to see this amazing patriotic salute. If you’re in South Carolina, head to the beach around 1 pm to salute. Don’t forget to share your salute via video or picture on social media using #SalutefromtheShore.

Surfside Beach Fourth of July Celebration

One of the best celebration events around the area is the Fourth of July celebration at the Surfside Pier. Visitors will enjoy music, entertainment, kids activities and more starting at 6 pm. Grab a blanket and some chairs and head over to the Surfside Pier to watch the sky light up for Surfside’s annual firework display!

Cherry Grove Pier Fourth of July Fireworks

If you’re in the North Myrtle Beach area and looking for a great fireworks display to celebrate the Fourth of July, look up to the sky at 9:30 pm on July 4th. The annual Cherry Grove Pier fireworks display is a beautiful show full of color and light that takes place right over the ocean. This event is free and open to the public so grab the gang and head out to the Cherry Grove Pier for an outstanding fireworks show and Fourth of July celebration.

Murrells Inlet Boat Parade

This annual event is a favorite among visitors and locals alike – and it’s not hard to see why! Each year, boats from around the region deck out in their best red, white, and blue and float from the Garden City Point all the way through the inlet, finally ending at Morse Park Landing. The event begins at  9 am on Thursday, July 4th. Grab your clan and head to one of the popular viewing spots like MarshWalk, Belin Church, or the new Jetty Walk. Stick around for lunch and activities along the MarshWalk and then enjoy a free fireworks show at Veteran’s Pier at 10pm.

Pawleys Island Fourth of July Parade

Instead of just watching the parade go by, throw together your best make-shift float and participate in the lineup! Pawleys Island 53rd Annual Parade is open to the public and free to watch. Register for the parade on their website, the entry fee is only $15. This patriotic display starts at 10 am, Thursday, July 4th and winds all around the beautiful south end of the beach.

4th of July Independence Day 5K

Run through Valor Park in the Market Common in honor of our veterans, active military, and the birth of our nation. Runners should come decked out in their best star-spangled gear between 6:45 and 7:25 am to check-in. Race time starts at 7:30 am. To register or for more information visit the NS Promotions site.

4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza at Broadway at the Beach

Spend America’s birthday at one of the liveliest spots on the Grand Strand, Broadway at the Beach. Enjoy dinner at one of the many delicious restaurants in Broadway like the new Grumpy Monk, Lucy Buffet’s Lulu’s, or Landry’s Seafood. Afterward, you and the family partake in kids activities, live music, and more. Stick around for the best par –the firework extravaganza! Look over Lake Broadway at 10 pm as the sky lights up with one of the best fireworks displays around.

girlfriends sitting on the beach in myrtle beach
May08

Are you visiting Myrtle Beach this summer? If so, prepare for endless beach days, great beach dining, and a variety of family-friendly events and entertainment. Sea Crest is ideally located in the heart of Myrtle Beach, making it easy to find nearby things to do.

Area events are the perfect way to take a break from the sun and sand and enjoy all that Myrtle Beach has to offer. And many of the events offered are completely free to attend!

Take a look at our favorite summer events and pencil a few into your Myrtle Beach itinerary.

Hot Summer Nights | Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Plyler Park| Ongoing

Beginning June 11th, Hot Summer Nights at the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk comes back to the Grand Strand. This annual event is fun free for the entire family! Each evening throughout the summer live music, activities, and more will take place at Plyler Park and the Boardwalk for vacationers to enjoy. All fun starts at 8 pm and includes the following:

  • Monday– Kids Party with DJ Glow
  • Tuesday ­– Pirates and Princesses
  • Wednesday – Concert Bash at the Beach featuring Boardwalk Elvis
  • Thursday ­– Live Band Night
  • Friday ­– Karaoke
  • Saturday – Boardwalk Tropical Show
  • Sunday – Family Game Show Night

Great American Summer Nights | Broadway at the Beach | Ongoing

 Great American Summer Nights takes place all summer long throughout Broadway at the Beach. Weekly events include: 

  • Monday – Stiltwalkers strolling the Avenue (7 pm – 9 pm); Mr. Nigel at Center Court (7 pm — 9 pm); Fire Dancer on the Avenue (8 pm  — 9 pm)
  • Tuesday — Mr. Nigel at Center Court (7 pm – 9 pm); Ripley’s Ruckus (7 pm — 9 pm); Stiltwalkers strolling the Avenue (7 pm — 9 pm); Next Level Showcase Productions at Heroes Harbor Stage (7 pm — 10 pm); Fire Dancer on the Avenue (8 pm — 9 pm)
  • Wednesday – Mr. Nigel at Center Court (7 pm – 9 pm); Stiltwalkers strolling the Avenue (7 pm — 9 pm); Next Level Showcase Productions at Heroes Harbor Stage (7 pm — 10 pm); Fire Dancer on the Avenue (8 pm — 9 pm)
  • Thursday – Stiltwalkers strolling the Avenue (7 pm – 9 pm); Next Level Showcase Productions at Heroes Harbor Stage (7 pm — 10 pm); Mr. Nigel at Center Court (8 pm — 10 pm); LED Dancer strolling (9 pm — 11 pm)
  • Friday – Mr. Nigel at Center Court (7 pm – 10 pm); Ripley’s Ruckus (7 pm — 9 pm); Stiltwalkers strolling the Avenue (7 pm — 9 pm); Next Level Showcase Productions at Heroes Harbor Stage (7 pm — 10 pm); LED Dancer (9 pm — 11 pm)
  • Saturday – Face Painters at Center Court (7 pm — 9 pm); Character Appearances at Center Court (7 pm — 10 pm); Stiltwalkers strolling the Avenue (7 pm — 9 pm); Next Level Showcase Productions at Heroes Harbor Stage (7 pm — 10 pm); LED Dancer (9 pm — 11 pm)
  • Sunday — Face Painters at Center Court (7 pm — 9 pm); Character Appearances at Center Court (7 pm — 10 pm); Stiltwalkers strolling the Avenue (7 pm — 9 pm); LED Dancer (9 pm — 11 pm)

In addition, to live entertainment, many evenings will feature free family-friendly games and activities, street performers, and more! Be sure to check out Broadway at the Beach one evening during your stay!

Myrtle Beach Pelicans Baseball | Ongoing

Pick up your peanuts and cracker jacks and settle in for a good time at a Myrtle Beach Pelicans game! Baseball season is in full swing at one of the area’s favorite family attractions and you won’t want to miss out on the chance to see them up close and in person. Tickets start as low as $7 / person and the team hosts a variety of promotions throughout the week to help you save. Promotions include:

·      $2 Tacos and Tallboys Tuesdays – $2 tacos and $2 16.oz cans from 6pm – 8pm 

baseball mitt on mound

·      Weiner Wednesday – Buy 1, Get 1 Free Hebrew National Hotdogs all night

·      Thirsty Thursday – $1 domestic drafts from 6 pm – 8 pm

·      Theme Nights (superhero night, nerd night, etc.)

·      Pre-game autographs

·      Post-game fireworks

·      Contests and Giveaways

·      …. Much more!

 

Call (843) 918-6000 for more information and to purchase tickets in advance.

Brookgreen Gardens Summer Music Festival | Pawleys Island | Ongoing

Sit back and unwind under the oak trees strewn with Spanish moss as you take in the musical delights offered at Brookgreen Gardens Summer Music Festival. Beginning June 19 bring your friends and family to the weekly evening festivals with live music and light refreshments for sale. Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7 pm you can experience local and regional band play as the sun goes down. Admission to the festival is free with the purchase of garden admission ticket.

Brookgreen Gardens Summer Lights Festival | Pawleys Island | Ongoing

Take in the beauty of Brookgreen Gardens at it is lit up nightly throughout the summer. Inspired by the tradition of the Chinese Lantern Festivals, Brookgreen Gardens is transformed into a world of color and magic. The festival starts May, Wednesday – Saturday, running through August 19. Tickets are $20 for adults, $12 for children 4-12 and must be purchased in advance. For more information and to reserve tickets visit Brookgreen’s website.

Blue Crab Festival | Historic Little River Waterfront | May 18th & 19th

Get your fill of the best seafood at the 39th Annual Blue Crab Festival! Hosted on the Historic Little River Waterfront families can enjoy live music, entertainment, and all the seafood they can eat. The festival runs from 9 am – 5 pm, May 18th and 19th, and tickets are $4 in advance or $5 day-of.

Carolina Country Music Festival | Downtown Myrtle Beach | June 6th – 9th

Grab your boots and head downtown for the biggest event of the summer! Guests from far and wide flock to Myrtle Beach each summer to enjoy fantastic live music with a beachfront backdrop. Artists for the 2019 show include Florida Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett, Dierks Bently, Alabama, Delta Rae, and many more. The 4-day event kicks off Thursday evening and runs through Sunday night. Tickets are still available through the Country Music Fest Website.

Water Lantern Festival | Market Common | June 19th

Behold the sight of thousands of lanterns lit up on Grand Lake in the Market Common! That’s what you’ll see and experience if you participate in the Water Lantern Festival this June. Tickets are $25 and include your lantern, a marker, and a commemorative bag. The festival will begin at 5:30 pm and lanterns will be lit and launched at 9 pm.

4th of July Events

beach fireworksJuly 4th is a busy time for Myrtle Beach! Check out what’s in store for this patriotic holiday:

·      Murrells Inlet Boat Parade (Thursday, July 4th): The area’s only floating parade? Be in Murrells Inlet from 4 pm—6 pm to watch colorful boats float the inlet.

·      Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Wednesday, July 3rd): The Myrtle Beach Pelicans will host the Carolina Mudcats on the week of July 4th and you won’t want to miss out on the action!

·      Fireworks: Broadway at the Beach, Cherry Grove Pier, Murrells Inlet Marshwalk, and Barefoot Landing

For a more in-depth look at what’s happening during 4th of July in Myrtle Beach, click here.

  

What Myrtle Beach events do you most look forward to in the summer? Let us know! 

Guys enjoying a myrtle beach bachelor party
Mar20

If you’re a groom-to-be and looking for one last fling before your soon-to-be nuptials consider a Myrtle Beach Bachelor Party! The Grand Strand has everything to make your bachelor party a weekend to remember and we’ve put together an easy-to-use guide to celebrating in Myrtle Beach.

Traveling by Car

Myrtle Beach is one of the easiest trips to make from most cities on the East Coast. It’s an easy drive and makes for a great guys road trip.

Traveling by Plane

The Myrtle Beach International airport (MYR) is a breeze to get in and out of and is located in central Myrtle Beach. Spirit Airlines typically offer cheap flights in the spring and summer for those traveling to the beach.

Where to Stay

Sea Crest Oceanfront Resort, of course! We offer affordable accommodations, great amenities including our 9 indoor/outdoor pools, and an oceanfront beach bar. The best part is we are an oceanfront resort, so you can literally walk from our backdoor right onto the beach!

Getting Around

Getting around The Grand Strand can be its own fun activity and there are more options than just renting a car. Try renting a golf cart (MB Golf Carts offers a 6-passenger limo golf cart!) or mopeds for your crew to cruise around on while in town. Ride in style by renting a party bus from Carolina Limo or get out on the water and cruise around on the Living Large Party Barge!

The Beach

Take advantage of the warm weather and water and get on the beach with the guys. Bring a cooler, a football or bocce ball, and sit back in the sand and relax. To make things a little bit more interesting try wakesurfing, flyboarding, or tubing with Island Adventure Watersports. They also offer kayak and paddleboard rentals for groups too!

Other Daytime Activities

If you and the fellas want to take a break from the beach but still want an exhilarating activity, try one of the many ropes courses offered in Myrtle Beach; Go Ape and Radical Ropes Adventure Park are two of our favorites. You can also get a rush from the NASCAR racing experience at Myrtle Beach Speedway. They have several packages to choose from for any adrenaline junkie looking for their next fix. We didn’t want to leave out the newest spot in Myrtle Beach, TopGolf, rent a private bay or two and enjoy a round of beer or two as you play.

Nightlife

The Nightlife scene on The Grand Strand is just as active as the day. Head over to Broadway at the Beach for a night filled with bar hopping, live entertainment and more; grab a frozen adult beverage at Wet Willies or fist bump all night long at Oz. Head a little further south to the MarshWalk in Murrells Inlet for a fun and laid-back evening. You can enjoy a cold beer and live band on just about every restaurant outdoor deck at the MarshWalk. If you’re looking for a local experience, try the Hot Fish Club, the gazebo and live bands never disappoint.

Don’t worry ladies we haven’t forgotten about you! Get the scoop on planning the ultimate bachelorette party in Myrtle Beach!

 

Myrtle beach bachelorette party enjoying sparklers and drinks
Mar20

There is nothing better than celebrating your soon-to-be nuptials with one last hoorah with your girls! A Myrtle Beach Bachelorette Party is just the fix you need, the perfect destination for an all-girls escape with sun, sand, and fun. The best part is it’s an easy trip to make and accommodations are affordable for a long weekend stay. Here are our bachelorette-party-approved activities on The Grand Strand.

Relaxing on the Beach

This is a no-brainer, after all, what fun is heading to the beach if you’re not going to take advantage of soaking in the rays right on the shore. Pack a cooler, chairs, and beach towels and glow like the goddess you are. Need to cool down? When you stay at Sea Crest Oceanfront resort you can enjoy all our water features including our lazy river!

Beach Yoga

Get your zen on before a night out on the town with beach yoga. Take in all the serenity of the beach at dawn or dusk as you are guided through a yoga session. There are quite a few studios to offer private beach yoga in Myrtle Beach, here are a few of our favorites: Wicked Fitness, Inlet Yoga, and Om Yoga.

Spa Day

If you want to REALLY get relaxed before the big day, plan a full spa day with the girls. Still Waters Day Spa has everything you need to sit back, relax, and get pampered. They are located on the south end of the beach and some of their services include facials, reflexology, Thai massage, and waxing. Still Waters also offers private spa parties call (843) 467-2778 for more information.

Wineries

Have a little wine tasting, or two, bachelorette style! Myrtle Beach is home to two charming wineries: Duplin Winery, located in North Myrtle Beach, and La Belle Amie Vineyard, located in Little River. Both wineries offer private tastings and scenic views that will leave you in awe.

Brew Boat

Enjoy a little day drinking experience in the salty marsh or Murrells Inlet! The East Coast Brewboat offers 1-hour group outings that are B.Y.O.B. or plan a private party where you can paddle longer, blast your own playlist, and bring your bachelorette party props!

MarshWalk Bar & Restaurant Hopping

The MarshWalk is a local favorite for late night fun. Here you can enjoy dinner, music, and drinks all along the marsh. Hop from one place to another and see what the MarshWalk has to offer. A couple of our favorite spots are Bubba’s Love Shak and DeadDog Saloon for fried seafood and great bands!

We haven’t forgotten about the groom, check out this guide to a Myrtle Beach Bachelor Party!