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The 2017-18 Winter Guide to Myrtle Beach

By Megan Burke Follow me on Google+

The mild temperatures and affordable prices make Myrtle Beach an appealing winter destination, particularly for our friends from the north. “Snowbirds”, or winter travelers, flock to Myrtle Beach during our off-season to take advantage of the crowd-free beaches, which are still pleasant to walk during the day and our rock bottom hotel prices.

Want to know what all the buzz is about? Learn more about heading south for a winter getaway in Myrtle Beach!


The Weather

Balmy temperatures makeup Myrtle Beach’s weather during the winter (and fall) months. Normally, the temperatures stay on the mild side with average monthly temperatures of October, November, and December between 70 and 50 degrees. These temperate conditions make for perfect weather to stroll the boardwalk and enjoy outdoor shopping, dining, and entertainment at The Market Common, Broadway at the Beach, and Barefoot Landing. Consistently colder days don’t usually arrive until January, and last through March.


Things To Do

wonderworks myrtle beachContrary to popular belief, Myrtle Beach offers plenty of exciting attractions and events for both visitors and locals alike to enjoy during the “off-season”. Check out what you can look forward to during Myrtle Beach’s winter months:

Myrtle Beach Indoor Attractions

Touch a jellyfish at Ripley’s Aquarium, let your mind run wild at WonderWorks, strike a pose next to your favorite celebrity at the Hollywood Wax Museum, or visit Alligator Adventure in North Myrtle Beach to meet some of the world’s most exotic creatures. If you’re looking for a show, Alabama Theatre, The Carolina Opry and Legends In Concert are great choices for high spectacle performances throughout the year, as well as holiday-themed extravaganzas throughout November and December. Or catch a show at the House of Blues featuring recognized touring artists. 


Myrtle Beach Winter Events

From tree lightings to New Year’s parties, there’s plenty of great festivals and events going on throughout Myrtle Beach during the winter. For a peaceful, breathtaking spectacle, head to Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet for A Night of A Thousand Candles, which, as the name suggests, features thousands of lighted candles throughout the beautiful gardens and surrounding the sculptures. If you’re looking for a New Year’s Eve party, visit the Market Common for Southern Times Square at The Market Common, or head to the House of Blues for New Year’s Eve with Corey Smith. And visit the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk for Marshi Gras, the Grand Strand’s own Mardi Gras celebration. Valentine’s Day offers plenty of fabulous dining opportunities at local restaurants and attractions including Ripley’s Aquarium, La Belle Amie Vineyard, and New York Prime, just to name a few. Be sure to stay up-to-date with our Calendar of Events for everything happening during the winter and throughout the year.


Holiday Events In Myrtle Beach

holiday show in myrtle beachTaking a Myrtle Beach vacation is the perfect way to relax, unwind, and spend time with family and friends during the holidays! Whether you are planning a short holiday trip or you will be here during the holidays during your “snowbird” getaway, you will not be short on dining options and entertainment during November and December. Click the links below for more information.


Stuff Yourself Silly At These Thanksgiving Dining Options

View Top Christmas Dining Options

Enjoy Holiday Cheer With These Shows & Parades

Ring In The New Year With These New Year’s Eve Events

Enjoy A Romantic Weekend Getaway For Valentine’s Day


Take Advantage of Indoor Resort Amenities

If you’re not sure which Myrtle Beach resorts offer “off-season” amenities like entertainment centers, indoor pools, and lazy rivers, then we’ve got you covered! Check out which resorts have the best amenities for winter visitors.


Myrtle Beach Winter Accommodations

Featuring winter-friendly amenities like indoor pools and hot tubs, and spacious accommodations, there are many Myrtle Beach resorts that offer cozy beachfront two, three, and four-bedroom condominiums where you can expect finely appointed rooms, fully-equipped kitchens, and gorgeous views of the Atlantic Ocean; perfect for groups and families seeking a winter getaway to the beach!

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Not sure where to stay? We can help - learn about the different areas of Myrtle Beach to get started.

Ready to plan your winter Myrtle Beach getaway? View our Winter Hotel & Resort Deals to get started!

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