A Snow Bird is considered anyone that travels from the northern United States and Canada to the south during the colder months, seeking refuge from the relentless colder temperatures in search of warmer climates. Myrtle Beach is an attractive destination for northern travelers, as our oceanfront town not only features milder weather and favorable conditions during the colder months, but also a plethora of attractions, entertainment, and dining for year-round enjoyment.
If you’re traveling south for the winter, follow our detailed guide to the best attractions, entertainment, dining, and other winter-friendly activities that you can take advantage of this offseason in Myrtle Beach.
With the mild weather, little to no humidity, and less-congested fairways, winter is the ideal time to head to the greens in Myrtle Beach. Boasting over 100 different courses to choose from, Myrtle Beach is a golfers dream, and no matter your skill level or price point there’s a course that you’re guaranteed to enjoy.
A few courses near Coral Beach Resort include:
- World Tour Golf Links, which recreates 18 of the most challenging golf links from courses around the world.
- Legends, home to five different golf courses.
- Grande Dunes, previously named the National Golf Course of the Year.
Exciting Live Entertainment
Escape the crowds by experiencing one of Myrtle Beach’s great live theatrical shows during the offseason. One such performance is Legends in Concert, featuring the area’s most talented tribute artists with special performances from Dolly Parton, Elvis, and the Blues Brothers. Visit the Carolina Opry for a variety performance of singing, dancing, and comedy with true Southern flare. Or travel back in time at Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament where knights battle through sword fights and joust on horseback as you enjoy a delicious four-course meal.
Many of these venues also feature holiday-themed performances, perfect for getting into the holiday spirit.
The colder months bring special deals, offers, and promotions at the many shopping destinations throughout Myrtle Beach. And with smaller crowds, the winter may be the best time to get in a round of shopping when you visit the Grand Strand. Head to Coastal Grand Mall, Myrtle Beach’s premier indoor shopping destination, which boasts popular stores like Old Navy, H&M, Belk, and Palmetto Moon.
Or visit Broadway at the Beach, offering an eclectic selection of boutiques, specialty shops, gift shops, and much more! You can also save big at one of two Tanger Outlet locations in Myrtle Beach, featuring countless deals and promotions at stores like Gap Factory, Old Navy, The North Face, and Nike Factory.
Dining Hot Spots
Visiting Myrtle Beach during the offseason is perfect for those seeking to eat at many locals favorites and popular restaurants, with shorter wait times and comfortable weather for outdoor dining. Venture to Murrells Inlet, the seafood capital of South Carolina, and explore the many delicious dining options located on The Marshwalk, a marsh-front boardwalk home to a wide selection of locally acclaimed restaurants, shops, and water attractions.
The Market Common also presents a plethora of outstanding restaurants from Asian cuisine at P.F. Changs to juicy burgers at King Street Grill and Mexican-American cuisine at Nacho Hippo. Visit Gordon Biersch for a beer during happy hour or Travinia’s for a night of wine and authentic Italian cuisine.
Myrtle Beach’s most popular attractions are normally congested during the summer months, with long lines and large crowds. During the winter months, these attractions are perfect for a day of excitement with much smaller crowds.
Visit Ripley’s Aquarium for a day of exploring marine life, or head to Wonderworks, an attraction geared towards all ages that ask guests to think outside the box. Pose next to your favorite movie star at the Hollywood Wax Museum, and soar above Myrtle Beach when you take a ride on the Myrtle Beach Skywheel. Or travel to North Myrtle Beach for wine tastings at Duplin Winery, a favorite among locals and visitors, serving over 30 deliciously sweet wines.