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What Is There To Do In Myrtle Beach in Winter?

What Is There To Do In Myrtle Beach in Winter?

Myrtle Beach is a dream come true for those who love fun in the sun and a generous portion of surf and sand. Located on South Carolina’s stunning coastline, you will find a sixty-mile stretch of beaches, as well as some of the world’s best golf courses, beautiful beachfront boardwalks, arcades, restaurants, shops… and so much more. About 20 million people flock to Myrtle Beach during the summer - but we love it just as much in the winter. What is there to do, you ask? A better question: what isn’t there to do! Colder temps do not put a damper on excitement in this beautiful area.

Must-Do Winter Activities in Myrtle Beach

Average winter temperatures only dip down into the mid-50s - low 60s and nights are a good 10 or so degrees cooler. This is great weather to put on a light jacket (or a heavy one, depending on your comfort level!) and explore. Try:

Outdoor Adventures… Because It’s Myrtle Beach Is Always Hot

Ok, maybe not temperature-wise… but coast SC is still warmer than many places, and a cool 50 - 60° is the perfect weather for brisk walks, jogs, hikes, fishing, and exploring. Try:

  • Guided Fishing. In the winter, the redfish are running, as are speckled sea trout. With the right weather conditions and tide, you’ll have an amazing time, stunning views to enjoy, and hopefully some freshly-caught dinner!
  • Huntington Beach State Park. Take a short drive and enjoy this 2500-acre natural landmark. Hike or bike its three miles of trails, walk the three-mile stretch of pristine beach, and keep your eyes open for 300 species of birds - and alligators. 
  • Myrtle Beach State Park. Here, you’ll find miles of undeveloped beach, a fishing pier (great for viewing and photos), and a variety of programs and events throughout the year. 
  • Heritage Shores Nature Preserve. The Preserve offers seven acres of walking paths and elevated boardwalks that allow you to traverse the marshlands without disturbing the flora and fauna (and getting wet, mucky shoes!).
  • Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. If you like to walk and people watch, no better place than the Boardwalk. Enjoy ocean views and plenty of shops, attractions, and events along the way.

Shopping…. Because We’ve Got the Deals 

What are you looking for? Whatever it is, you’ll find it in and near Myrtle Beach. Visit the strip mall-style Tangiers Outlets for deals, Market Common for upscale boutiques, and Broadway at the Beach, Barefoot Landing, Arcadian Shores Commons, and Coastal North Shopping Plaza, for everything along the spectrum.

Activities and Things to Do in Myrtle Beach During Winter

Here’s a list with a little rundown of what each location has to offer.

Eating… Because Seafood Is Just the Tip of the Menu

If you’ve worked out an appetite exploring Myrtle Beach, you’re in luck. There is something to please all palettes and price points. Seafood is, of course, the star of many of these menus. Pier 14, Bimini’s Oyster Bar, Captain George’s, Brother Shuckers, Flamingo Grill, Joe’s Crab Shack… the list goes on and on! (Find more excellent Myrtle Beach seafood restaurants here.)

You will also find authentic Italian restaurants, as well as Chinese, Japanese, Mexican, barbeque, pizza, Mediterranean, Southern, German, Austrian, and more. 

Theater and Shows… Because Entertainment Is Our Middle Name

There are four comfy theaters where you can catch the latest blockbusters. You can also try one of the area’s cultural offerings, such as the Carolina Opry, Alabama Theater, Legends in Concert and Long Bay Symphony. You’ll enjoy live shows, music, and world-class entertainment. 

And More … Because Myrtle Beach Is a Winter Playground  

Extend your stay and:

  • Take to the sky with Helicopter Adventures for the best views.
  • Pack up the family and head to the Entertainment Zone (terrific bowling!).
  • Visit the Hollywood Wax Museum and pose with your favorite celebs.
  • Visit the children’s museum, Edventure Myrtle Beach.
  • Marvel at the creates at Ripley’s Aquarium at Broadway at the Beach.
  • Meet the area’s most famous residents at Alligator Adventure.
  • Golf… there are 120 courses along the grand strand!
  • Lay on a bed of nails, become a human lightning rod or participate in 100 other hands-on exhibits at Wonderworks.

These are just a few ideas to help you while away the winter in Myrtle Beach! What’s on your agenda? If making Myrtle Beach your home is among your to-dos and on your wishlist, talk to the Realstar Homes team today. We’re committed to building elegant, comfortable homes that allow you to enjoy the very best that this unique area has to offer.