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Things To Do in Myrtle Beach in the Winter

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

November through February is considered the “off-season” for Myrtle Beach. But just because the temperatures have cooled down, doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of fun and adventurous things to do in Myrtle Beach in the Winter months. 

Myrtle Beach’s average temperature in the winter is around 55°F so it’s cool but not bone-chillingly cold like most northern states. It may not be warm enough to swim, but there are loads of activities, indoor and outdoor, to keep you busy during your stay at Sea Crest Oceanfront Resort this winter. We’ve put together a list of area attractions, events, and activities to make the search a bit easier. 

Stroll on the Beach or the MB Boardwalk

While the water may be a bit too chilly to take a dip in the ocean, the beach is still beautiful and can make for a peaceful walk with your significant other, family, or furry friend.

There are over 80 businesses along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk including restaurants, beachwear stores, gift shops, and more. And while not all of the shops or attractions 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.


Holiday Shows, Lights & More

If you are planning to be in Myrtle Beach before the holiday season ends, be sure to check out all of the local Myrtle Beach businesses sharing their holiday cheer. 

Christmas Lights in Myrtle Beach can be seen from one end of the Grand Strand to the other. But holiday activities don’t end there! Christmas shows, special meals with Santa, and more are all available when celebrating Christmas in Myrtle Beach



Whether before or after Christmas, 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 just the right piece they have been looking for. 

If you are doing some holiday shopping this season, the discounts and sales are great! Here is a list of shopping plazas in the area. 

  • Tanger Outlets: Hwy 501 in Carolina Forest and Hwy 17 Bus. in Myrtle Beach
  • The Market Common: Farrow Parkway in Myrtle Beach
  • The Hammock Shops Village: Ocean Hwy in Pawleys Island
  • Coastal Grand Mall: Hwy 17 Byp in Myrtle Beach
  • Barefoot Landing: Hwy 17 S in North Myrtle Beach
  • Broadway at the Beach: Hwy 17 Byp in Myrtle Beach 
  • Myrtle Beach Mall: Hwy 17 Bus. in Myrtle Beach 
  • Arcadian Shores Commons: Kings Road in Myrtle Beach (across from Tanger Outlets)
  • Coastal North Town Center: Hwy 17 N in North Myrtle Beach


Day Trips

If you find yourself wanting to see more of the South, consider taking a quick day trip to one of our nearby neighbors. Within two hours of Myrtle Beach, there are quite a few great cities to explore and each has its own unique activities to enjoy. 

Take a stroll down the Conway RiverWalk. Explore the history and culture of Downtown Charleston. Join a tour of the iconic Battleship NC in Wilmington. Visit a historical plantation in Georgetown. Or bask in the winter sun on the picturesque beaches of Pawleys Island. 

No matter which city you might choose, you can travel to each area without having to worry about finding a new place to stay. 


>Related: Explore the South Side of the Grand Strand 



Myrtle Beach is home to some of the best shows and top performers 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. 

Here is a list of the theatres, shows, and local performances along the Grand Strand. 

  • Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show
  • Medieval Times
  • Legends in Concert
  • Theatre of the Republic
  • GTS Theatre
  • Long Bay Symphony


Activities, Attractions & More 

There are so many fun and exciting things to do in Myrtle Beach in the winter, we almost don’t have to mention them all. But for families, we want to be sure your trip to Myrtle Beach is one that you and your kids won’t forget. Here are a few more area attractions that are open during the winter months. 


If you are a fan of art, history, and the like, be sure to plan a visit to these local museums and art galleries. 

  • Myrtle Beach Art Museum
  • North Myrtle Beach Historical Museum 
  • Wheels of Yesteryear
  • Historic Myrtle Beach Colored School Museum & Education Center
  • Atalaya Castle in Huntington Beach State Park


>Related: Myrtle Beach Attractions Open Year Round


We hope that this list of things to do in Myrtle Beach in the winter has inspired you. With fewer crowds and milder temperatures, Myrtle Beach can still be exciting during the colder months. Sea Crest Oceanfront Resort can’t wait to make your next winter vacation the best one yet!

Check out all of the specials we are currently offering to be sure you get the best deal!