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When is the Best Time to Go to Myrtle Beach

By Julia Diem

There is no question that Myrtle Beach is a fabulous family vacation destination. But when is the best time to travel to Myrtle Beach? 

Avid beachgoers will say the best time to go to Myrtle Beach is in the summertime. The peak summer months of June through August offer consistently hot and sunny days, and perfect beach weather. For lower room rates and more room for social distancing, the best times to visit Myrtle Beach are the fall and winter months.

If you want to be the first to enjoy attractions that reopen for the new vacation season, spring is when you’ll want to visit. 


As you can see, there are pros for visiting Myrtle Beach at any time of year. Discover what makes each season so unique for vacationers:


myrtle beach beachfrontMarch - May

Average temperatures
March: Up to the high 60s
April: Up to the mid-70s
May: low-60s to low-80s

This time of year is perfect for families on spring break. The weather begins to warm up, making for exceptional beach days that do not quite reach the heat of southern summertime. While many Myrtle Beach attractions are open year-round, those that are not typically reopen during this time of year, giving spring-time visitors a chance to experience all that Myrtle Beach has to offer before summer-time vacationers. Resort rates are typically lower than summer this time of year.

 

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June - August

Average temperatures
June: high-60s to high-80s
July: low-70s to low-90s
August: low-70s to low-90s

June through August is considered Myrtle Beach’s peak season. This time of year boasts many spectacular events and dozens of excellent attractions are open for vacationers to enjoy. Plus, this is the warmest time of the year with daily temperatures reaching the high 80s, perfect for beach days!

 

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September - November

Average temperatures
September: mid-60s to mid-80s
October: Up to the high-70s
November: Up to the high-60s

Many vacationers enjoy celebrating the end of summer before the kiddos go back to school with a September vacation. But October and November also boast their fair share of mild weather, great fall festivals, even more room for social distancing, and attractions still open for vacationers to enjoy. Plus, vacationers will typically enjoy lower resort rates this time of year!

 

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December - February

Average temperatures
December: Up to the low 60s
January: Up to the high-50s
February: Up to the low-60s

Myrtle Beach hosts many holiday events including Christmas shows and New Year’s Eve extravaganzas. Plus, it’s not unusual to see temperatures reach the mid-60s and low 70s during this time of year, perfect for strolling the beach, searching for seashells, and enjoying the views. Plenty of Myrtle Beach’s best indoor attractions are still open, there's even more room for social distancing, and resort rates low this time of year.

 


If you’re still having trouble deciding when you should visit Myrtle Beach, check out these important factors that should help make your decision a little easier:

 

family running along the beach shoreline on a sunny dayHow's the Weather?

Myrtle Beach becomes a paradise for beach days and lounging around the pool thanks to temperatures reaching the high 80s during the peak season. This time of year stretches from early May to late September, so there’s plenty of calendar real estate to choose from if you plan on visiting during this time of year.


While the weather in Myrtle Beach is vacation-friendly during the peak season, the off-season also has its fair share of warm and sunny days. October, November, and December see average temperatures reach over 70 degrees. These temperate conditions make for perfect weather to walk along the beach and enjoy outdoor shopping, dining, and entertainment. Also, Myrtle Beach’s driest months are during the spring and fall (April and May; October and November).

 

family at ripley's aquarium in myrtle beachAttractions & Available Activities

Vacationers can enjoy Myrtle Beach's many attractions and restaurants during the peak season. Many of Myrtle Beach's biggest events and festivals are also held from late spring through late summer, making this time of year a very popular choice for visitors.

Select Myrtle Beach attractions are still open during the off-season, with some even offering special prices and rates for the fall and winter. Myrtle Beach also has its fair share of indoor attractions that are open year-round, and hosts many fall festivals and holiday events. Plus, vacationers will have even more room for social distancing during this time of year.

 

a family swimming in the indoor pool at landmark resort in myrtle beachMyrtle Beach Hotel Prices: Peak season vs. Off-season

Myrtle Beach resort and hotel prices fluctuate seasonally, with rooms typically experiencing higher rates during the peak season. Though, there are tons of Myrtle Beach resort specials and deals that can be booked for your stay for extra savings and perks no matter the time of year.


The off-season can be a perfect option for the budget-savvy traveler. Myrtle Beach hotel prices in the off-season are typically lower than the peak season with increased room availability. Visiting this time of year gives guests more leeway in terms of price, room types, and available stay dates. Select Myrtle Beach resorts also have their fair share of off-season perks, like indoor pools and amenities available to guests year-round.


Find out how you can get the lowest Myrtle Beach resort prices, no matter the time of year.

It can be difficult to pick which season is the best to visit Myrtle Beach. But the question you should ask yourself is: “When is the best time for me to visit?” Whether you're visiting on a golf trip, taking a family vacation, or a romantic getaway, taking these factors into consideration should hopefully make that decision a little easier.

 

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