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How to Celebrate Christmas in Myrtle Beach

From one side of the Grand Strand to the other, Christmas celebrations are underway! Beyond the typical holiday shows, light displays and parades, Myrtle Beach oozes with unique festive fun with Christmas tree scavenger hunts, special meals with Santa, holiday-themed costume contests and so much more! 

Coral Beach has the scoop on all the seasonal festivities and we’re here to guide you in celebrating Christmas at the beach in 2021. Myrtle Beach in the winter may be chillier than June or July, but the fun doesn’t stop just because the temperatures cool down. Check out all the ways you can celebrate Christmas in Myrtle Beach during your stay at the Coral Beach Resort & Suites!

Holiday Lights

Christmas Shows

More Christmas Events

Holiday Shopping

Holiday Lights On The Grand Strand

  1. The Great Christmas Light Show @ North Myrtle Beach Parks & Spot Complex: This extravagant light show features a 2-mile driving path through 500+ light displays covered in more than two million twinkling Christmas lights. Wow! The show is open daily from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m., Nov. 22nd  through Dec. 30th but will be closed on Thanksgiving day and Christmas day. Tickets are $15 per car for up to 15 people. Santa’s Village will return as part of this year’s Great Christmas Light Show on weekends thru Dec. 12th; it will be open nightly starting on Dec. 13th. Guests can enjoy a FREE petting zoo and FREE photos with Santa. Hot chocolate and s’mores, a train ride, an elf hunt and toys are available for purchase.
  2. Nights of a Thousand Candles @ Brookgreen Gardens: This seasonal event is open 4:00 – 9:00 p.m., Nov. 26th through Jan. 2nd. Guests are invited to stroll through the gardens while enjoying a hot cup of cider and listening to carolers sing holiday classics. There are also a variety of dining options on-site. The event features more than 2,800 hand-lit candles and innumerable twinkle lights. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Adult tickets are $30, and children’s are $15. 
    Night of a Thousand Candles - Brookgreen Gardens
    Night of a Thousand Candles
  3. The Lighting of the Menorah @ Valor Memorial Garden in The Market Common: Join the local Jewish community each evening at 5:00 p.m. on Nov. 28th – Dec. 5th for the Lighting of the Menorah.
  4. Annual Christmas Tree Lighting @ The Market Common: The holiday season begins at The Market Common with the annual Christmas Tree Lighting event. Starting at 6:00 p.m. on Nov. 20th, join the community for Santa’s arrival, photo ops in his sleigh and the lighting of the tree in front of Grand 14 Cinema. Throughout the complex, you’ll find tons of kids activities including train rides, face painting, balloon art and bounce houses. Don’t miss the Coastal Dance Center’s performance of The Nutcracker at 7:00 p.m.

Christmas Shows In Myrtle Beach

  1. The Christmas Show of the South @ The Carolina Opry: Running now through Jan. 2nd, the Carolina Opry celebrates the 36th season of its Christmas Special in 2021. Guests are greeted by more than 35 decorated Christmas trees, 5 miles of Christmas lights and more than 75 holiday wreaths. You and your family can even have your picture taken in front of the 30-foot Christmas tree in the lobby, covered in more than 25,000 lights. You’re sure to feel the holiday spirit as you enjoy live music and performances from some of the nation’s most talented musicians and vocalists. Ticket prices range based on seat location with special pricing for children and students.  View dates and showtimes online and easily purchase your tickets.
  2. The South’s Grandest Christmas Show @ The Alabama Theatre: Enjoy this holiday combination of scenery, talent, and special effects now through Jan. 1, 2022. Guests will experience Christmas classics throughout the show with contemporary holiday favorites mixed in. Children’s tickets are $19.95, and adult tickets start at $44.95. See the full schedule of showtimes online and quickly purchase your seats for the 2021 season.
    The South's Grandest Christmas Show - Alabama Theatre
    The South’s Grandest Christmas Show
  3. Christmas at Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show: Attend the Pirates Voyage Christmas show now thru Jan. 1, 2022. Watch as the Christmas Spirit takes Captain Scrooge on a journey through time to find the true meaning of Christmas! This show is full of music, acrobatics, animals, a live nativity and a delicious four-course holiday meal. Children’s tickets are $29.99, and adults’ are $59.99. You’ll find the full schedule and menu on the website and can purchase your tickets online
  4. Legends in Concert: Legends in Concert is back for the 2021 holiday season! Starting in November and running through Jan. 1, 2022, tribute performers will include Aretha Franklin, Elvis Presley, The Blues Brothers and Reba McEntire. Expect to enjoy a full concert with top hits and Christmas classics from each artist. Tickets start at $18 for children and $45.95 for adults. Reserve your seat online today!


Festive Holiday Events Near You 

  1. Holiday Events in North Myrtle Beach: The city of North Myrtle Beach is hosting several holiday events in 2021. Kick off the season on November 30th at 6:00 p.m. with a Christmas tree lighting at McLean Park where you can expect Christmas music, activities and refreshments. Pet parents are invited to bring their furry friends to the NMB Sports Complex for FREE photos with Santa on Nov. 28th and Dec. 11th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. each date. Crafters should check out the FREE wreath-making workshop on Dec. 2nd at the J Bryan Floyd Community Center. The event is from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., and participants are asked to bring their own wreath form (all other supplies are provided). Join the tradition at the 37th Annual All City Christmas Cantata on Dec. 4th and 5th. This beloved musical program will take place at Living Water Baptist Church in Longs at 3:30 p.m. on both days. Continue the holiday joy on Dec. 4th with the annual Christmas Parade on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach. The parade starts at 5:30 p.m. and will include local performers, festive floats and Santa Clause himself!
  2. The Festival of Trees @ Ripley’s Aquarium: Visit Ripley’s Aquarium through Jan. 2nd to see their spectacular Christmas trees. Every nook and cranny of the aquarium is filled with bright lights and festive decor. The highlights of this holiday showcase are the 55 holiday trees decorated to represent each of the US’s states and territories. The South Carolina tree is the tallest, standing more than 18 feet tall!  You can even test your US knowledge with a Christmas tree scavenger hunt. Participation in the Festival of Trees is included with all general admission tickets.
    Ripley's Aquarium - Festival of Trees
    The Festival of Trees
  3. The Polar Bus Express @ The Market Common: On six special dates in December, you and your family have the opportunity to join a ride to the “North Pole of The Market Common.” Decorated in holiday decor and filled with the sounds of The Polar Express™, The Polar Bus Express reenacts the best scenes from the popular Christmas movie. With each ticket purchased, guests receive a souvenir golden ticket, a “BELIEVE” sleigh bell, a chocolate chip cookie and hot cocoa. Tickets are $34.95 each and must be purchased in advance. Dates are Dec. 3rd, 4th, 11th, 17th, 18th and 22nd with rides at 5:00 and 7:00 p.m.
  4. Surfside Beach Festivities: The town of Surfside Beach proudly hosts two annual Christmas events. First, enjoy the annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Dec. 4th at 4:00 p.m. The event will take place at Memorial Park next to the Surfside Library and include food, fun and Santa. The annual Surfside Beach Christmas Parade will take place on Dec. 11th starting at 2:00 p.m. The parade route will start at Melody Drive, run north down Hwy 17 Business then turn onto Surfside Drive and end at Poplar Drive. 

Scrumptious Holiday Meals

  1. Breakfast with Santa or The Grinch @ the Hard Rock Cafe:
    • Santa Breakfast: Kids will enjoy breakfast and photos with the big guy plus a morning filled with holiday activities including decorating cookies and ornaments, a coloring contest and a holiday outfit competition (cutest wins). Breakfast tickets are $11.95 for kids (ages 4-11) and $17.95 for adults and kids ages 12 and up. Kids ages three and under are free with a paying adult. This event will be held on Dec. 12th & 19th, 9:00 a.m. – noon each day. 
    • The Grinch Breakfast: Kids will enjoy breakfast and photos with the Grinch plus a morning filled with holiday activities including decorating cookies and ornaments, a coloring contest and a holiday outfit competition (cutest wins). Breakfast tickets are $11.95 for kids (ages 4-11) and $17.95 for adults and kids ages 12 and up. Kids three and under are free with a paying adult.  This event will be held on Dec. 11th & 18th, 9:00 a.m. – noon each day.
  2. Tacos with Santa @ Nacho Hippo (Market Common location): Join us for this first-come, first-serve event on Dec 12th. From noon to 2:00 p.m., guests are invited to enjoy some yummy tacos and snap a few photos with Santa. 
  3. Breakfast with a Mermaid and Santa: Ripley’s Aquarium is hosting a special holiday breakfast with Santa. Grab your tickets online for this one-day-only event taking place on Dec. 4th from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. In addition to a full breakfast buffet, kids can enjoy a meet-and-greet and photo-op with Santa, holiday crafts with a mermaid and story
    Breakfast with the Grinch
    Breakfast with the Grinch

    time. General admission into the aquarium and the Festival of Trees experience is included with your special ticket. Children’s tickets are $12.99 – $39.99 (depending on age) and adult tickets are $49.99.

  4. Local Restaurants Open on Christmas Day: (not an all-inclusive list)

Christmas Shopping Venues

  1. Shopping Malls: 
    • Coastal Grand Mall @ 2000 Coastal Grand Cir, Myrtle Beach; open Mon. – Sat. 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. and Sun. noon – 6:00 p.m.; click here for holiday hours 
    • Myrtle Beach Mall @ 10177 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach; open Mon. – Sat. 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. and Sun. noon – 6:00 p.m.; click here for holiday hours
  2. Holiday Markets
    • Rivertown Holiday Market @ Conway Sports and Fitness Center: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Dec. 4th
    • Holiday Market @ Valor Park in The Market Common: Noon – 4:00 p.m, Saturdays through Dec. 18th
  3. The Christmas Mouse:
    • 4852 N Kings Hwy, North Myrtle Beach, open Sun. – Thurs. 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. and Fri. – Sat. 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    • 2306 South Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, open 7 days a week, 9:00 a.m.  – 10:00 p.m.
    • 10880 Ocean Highway Ste. 15, Pawleys Island, Mon. – Sat. 10:00 a.m.  – 5:00 p.m., Sun. 11:00 a.m.  – 5:00 p.m.
      The Christmas Mouse - NMB
      The Christmas Mouse in North Myrtle Beach
  4. Tanger Outlets:
    • Hwy 17 located at 10835 Kings Road: Mon. – Sat. 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. and Sun. 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., click here for holiday hours
    • Hwy 501 located at 4635 Factory Stores Blvd: Mon. – Sat. 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. and Sun. 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., click here for holiday hours


Celebrating Christmas in Myrtle Beach is sure to be an enjoyable experience! With the help of our 2021 holiday guide, you’re sure to find the perfect activities to fill your itinerary. 

If you haven’t yet booked your stay at Coral Beach Resort & Suites for Christmas 2021, there’s still time! Check out our specials page with the latest deals and packages and book your holiday vacation in Myrtle Beach today!


Family eating outside at one of the restaurants at Broadway at the Beach.

Let’s face it, one of the best parts of vacation is the food, and Myrtle Beach has no shortage when it comes to good eats! Located just a few miles north of The Coral Beach Resort, Broadway at the Beach is one of our favorite places featuring a variety of restaurants. Whether you’re in the mood for seafood, burgers, milkshakes or sushi, Broadway at the Beach offers a great dining selection (with more than 20 restaurants) so, you’ll have no problem finding a place to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters!

Aside from the mouthwatering restaurants, Broadway at the Beach also boasts shopping, attractions, and entertainment so you’ll have plenty to do before or after you eat. You can even make a day of it! We guarantee that you and your family will have a blast while spending time at Broadway at the Beach. We’ve created a list of the best restaurants at Broadway at the Beach to help simplify your decision on where to eat.


American Tap HouseChicken Wings from a restaurant at Broadway at the Beach.

This Broadway at the Beach restaurant is known as a “chef-driven American Gastropub.” It is here that craft beers and craft food unite to create a memorable culinary experience. Enjoy one of their 54 craft beers on tap or indulge in their signature Bacon Brie Burger. American Tap House is open Monday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Be sure to also check out their Happy Hour daily from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for great drink specials and discounted appetizers. For their full menu and more information, check out their website or give them a call at 843-712-2301.


Carolina Ale House

Known for its family-friendly sports-themed environment, Carolina Ale House is a casual restaurant where you can enjoy lunch or dinner! The menu includes more than 60 beers on tap and delicious fare like their Thai Chicken Bowl, Beer Battered Fish & Chips and Pretzels with Queso. Does your team have a big game? Every wall at Carolina Ale House is lined with TVs so you can feel right at home as you cheer them on! Food, sports and fun is their motto…and there’s no doubt about that! Check out their full menu of American favorites with a twist! Carolina Ale House’s dining room is open Sunday through Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. The bar is open one hour later each day.


Dave & Buster’sPretzels and beer from a restaurant at Broadway at the Beach.


Dave & Buster’s is your one-stop shop for food, fun and sports! Enjoy drinks with your friends at the bar while watching the latest game on the WOW wall, a 40-foot wide LED TV wall showing up to 6 games at once. Nosh on delicious chef-crafted meals while playing the best arcade and virtual reality games. Some of our favorite dishes include their Asian Nachos and Bavarian Pretzels! Dave & Buster’s also has great Happy Hour specials every weekday with half-priced cocktails and discounts on wine and draft beer. Visit their website for their full menu and list of games! Dave & Buster’s at Broadway at the Beach opens daily at 11:00 a.m.


Extreme Pizza

Extreme Pizza is NOT your average pizza joint! This new Broadway at the Beach addition features handcrafted gourmet pizza, calzones, salads and more. Their philosophy is “dedication to quality, commitment to innovation” and they pride themselves on upholding this in every slice they serve! Extreme Pizza is pushing the pizza experience to a higher level and we’re here for it. Check out their menu here or give them a call at 843-808-9747. Extreme Pizza is open Sunday through Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.


Good Time Charley’sCrab cake sandwich from a restaurant at Broadway at the Beach.

At Good Time Charley’s you’ll find delicious food, craft draft beer, fishbowl-size cocktails and an awesome outdoor patio! Enjoy menu options such as fried pickles, homemade reuben, a crab cake sandwich or a pimento cheeseburger. They also feature a great Happy Hour menu Monday-Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Whatever you’re in the mood for, you can find it here! Good Time Charley’s is open daily from noon to 9:00 p.m. Contact them at 843-712-1990.


Joe’s Crab Shack

Joe’s Crab Shack knows a thing or two about delivering great seafood. From crab buckets to steam pots, you’ll love the fresh food and atmosphere. Our favorite menu item? The East Coast Platter – strap on your bib and order away. Let’s be honest, you can’t visit the coast and not indulge in seafood at least once! Joe’s Crab Shack is open Sunday – Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Friday and Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Make reservations by calling 843-626-4490 or visit their website for daily specials and the full buffet list.


Jimmy Buffet’s MargaritavilleNachos from a restaurant at Broadway at the Beach.

If you’re looking for an upbeat environment that’s just as fun for you as it is for your kids, Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville is the place! This restaurant contains a “boat-load” of character and the island-inspired food never disappoints. We highly recommend the Volcano Nachos and the famous Cheeseburger in Paradise. No matter what you choose, it’ll pair great with a margarita – there are 15 on the menu. Enjoy your meal in paradise…but watch out for the hurricane! Call 843-448-5455 for reservations. Margaritaville is open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.


King Kong Sushi

For our sushi lovers out there, King Kong Sushi is a must-try for delicious and fresh Asian cuisine! Their menu features exciting sushi rolls with creative names like the 007 Roll, OMGuh Roll and Russian Roulette Roll. For those that aren’t sushi fans, they also serve hibachi-style dishes and traditional Japanese fare like Seaweed Salad, Edamame and Gyoza. Enjoy your meal out on the patio overlooking the beautiful Lake Broadway or at their sushi bar that doubles as a full-service beverage bar serving unique Saki selections and seasonal cocktails. King Kong Sushi is open Monday – Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Enjoy!


Landry’s SeafoodA steak from a restaurant at Broadway at the Beach.

Landry’s Seafood has been a Broadway at the Beach staple for years! They are known for serving fresh Gulf Coast seafood, delicious steaks and sweet desserts. Their charming atmosphere adds to your dining experience – not to mention the beautiful waterfront views of Lake Broadway. You won’t be able to miss the bright lights of the store-front marquee sign. Landry’s opens daily at 11:30 a.m.

After spending a day on one of Myrtle Beach’s best golf courses, stop by from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. for a Happy Hour menu featuring drink and appetizer specials starting at $4 each.



Located on The Avenue, Melt features an extensive menu for brunch, lunch and dinner. From handcrafted grilled sandwiches to delicious wood-fired pizzas, we promise there is something for everyone at this industrial-style dining spot. Melt is open 7 days a week from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. View their menu here or give them a call at 843-808-9536 for more information. (Want to know a secret? Melt’s full food menu is available for delivery via Grubhub for anyone wanting to enjoy a great meal from the comfort of your oceanfront suite!)


Paula Deen’s Family KitchenFried chicken dinner from a restaurant at Broadway at the Beach.

Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen is a family-style dining experience. From fried chicken and collards to pot roast and mac and cheese, this southern cuisine will remind you of Grandma’s cooking. The family-style portions are “all you can eat” so when you finish a plate of one item, they’ll bring out another (and another, and another)! Don’t forget to stop at the gift store on your way out to pick up cookware, books, recipe mixes and more. When you eat at Paula Deen’s, you better come hungry! Call 843-945-1072 for reservations and check out their website for the full menu. Paul Dean’s Family Kitchen and Store are open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.


Señor Frogs

Señor Frogs is a restaurant and bar known for its exciting entertainment, unique cocktails and Mexican cuisine with a twist. Arriving to Broadway in 2005, this location was Señor Frogs’ first US unit. Visitors can enjoy tacos, nachos, margaritas and many other classic Spanish-style dishes. Don’t forget to stop by their store and pick up a memorable Señor Frogs T-Shirt on your way out! Contrary to popular belief, kids are welcome for lunch and dinner at Señor Frogs and they’ll love the balloon artist making wacky hats for guests. Señor Frogs is open daily from noon to 2:00 a.m. Be sure to check out their website for a list of events or give them a call at 843-444-5506.


WahlburgersCheeseburger from a restaurant at Broadway at the Beach.

Known for their Chef-Inspired recipes that feature both light and hearty options, Wahlburgers is committed to serving you the freshest meals while your family and friends make lasting memories! Take a bite out of the Fiesta Burger loaded with fresh jalapeno and salsa or enjoy a more traditional option like The Double Decker. Make sure to ask for extra Wahl sauce! Wahlburgers also offers gluten-free options and a kid-friendly menu. Don’t forget to save room for dessert and treat yourself to one of their house-made Frappes. Happy Hour specials are available daily from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Wahlburgers is open Sunday through Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Visit their website or call 843-945-8005 for more information.


Yamato Steakhouse

Take a quick trip to Japan during your Myrtle Beach stay at this delicious sushi and hibachi restaurant. Yamato Steakhouse has been a favorite among locals and visitors alike for more than 25 years – and we don’t see that changing anytime soon! Enjoy grilled seafood, beef, chicken, vegetables, fried rice and sushi cooked right in front of you at your table. Watch out for the onion volcano! Reservations are preferred and can be made by calling 843-448-1959. Yamato is open during the summer months (from Memorial Day to Labor Day) from 4:00 p.m. until and during the winter months (Labor Day to Memorial Day) from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.


Hard Rock CaféFlatbread from a restaurant at Broadway at the Beach.

The recently renovated Hard Rock Café is now located front and center at The Avenue (formerly known as Celebrity Square). The new building is a far cry from the former iconic pyramid and features a new modern feel with an impressive façade that features an oversized guitar and expansive outdoor dining. The new two-story experience is more than just visually appealing. Hard Rock still offers an extensive scratch-made menu that is sure to please everyone in your group. Menu items include an array of starters, salads, flatbreads, sandwiches, burgers, house-smoked BBQ and desserts. Hard Rock also showcases popular music paraphernalia and hosts live entertainment throughout the week. The cafe is open daily from noon to 10:00 p.m. Visit the website or call (843) 946-0007 for more information.


Wet Willie’s

Known best for their giant wall of colorful and flavorful frozen daiquiris, Wet Willie’s also serves delicious bar bites. Their menu includes classics like mozzarella bites, chicken wings, burgers and nachos plus scrumptious $4 daily specials like crispy chicken tenders and delicious gumbo that you and your wallet are sure to enjoy. No matter what daiquiri or dish you choose, be sure to ask for a seat on the 2,000 square foot patio with three big-screen TVs overlooking Lake Broadway. Wet Willie’s is open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Visit their website for specials and events.


The Grumpy MonkSushi from a restaurant at Broadway at the Beach.

Known by many for their local craft brews and fresh-made sushi, The Grumpy Monk is a locally owned restaurant that has been voted The Best Happy Hour on the Beach four years in a row! Starters include dips, fried southern classics, nachos and wings. Entrees range from smothered chicken and Calabash seafood to hot subs and flamboyant burgers. While the sushi menu is extensive, the drink menu is even bigger featuring 10 rotating taps and an assortment of craft beers. Happy Hour specials are available daily from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. and pair great with live music on the outdoor patio. Be sure to check out their creative beer tap water feature! The Grumpy Monk at Broadway is open Sunday through Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Check out their website for the full menu.


Sweet Carolina’s

Sweet Carolina’s is a local grill and smokehouse featuring the best meats in town. From ribs and brisket to seafood and chicken, their Lowcountry grub is sure to satisfy. Each meal starts with a cornbread loaf appetizer and ends with a full belly topped with a smile. We recommend trying the Brisket Sandwich with peppers and onions. Sweet Carolina’s is open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Call 843-444-5522 for more information.


Southern Grill

Southern Grill is a quaint eatery serving up classic bites like burgers, wings and Philly steaks, but the real stars of their menu are the Greek Chicken Salad and the Gyro. You won’t be disappointed! Visitors speak highly of the kind staff and quick service. Southern Grill is open daily from noon to 9:00 p.m. Call 843-251-5638 for more information.


Rooster’s Restaurant & BarChicken from a restaurant at Broadway at the Beach.

One of Broadway’s newest eateries, Rooster’s specializes in all things chicken – chicken wings, chicken salads, rotisserie chicken, chicken sandwiches and of course, chicken and waffles. But the menu doesn’t stop there! Enjoy classic wedge salads, crunchy calamari, scratch-made flatbreads, deep-fried egg rolls and onion ring-topped cheeseburgers. One bite and you’ll understand what all the fuss is about. Rooster’s boasts Happy Hours specials featuring appetizers and libations, all-day drink specials starting at $3 and a “Kickin’ Kocktails” menu you are sure to love. Rooster’s Restaurant & Bar is open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Visit their Facebook page or call 843-444-3200 for more information.


Bar Louie

Self-proclaimed as “The Original Gastrobar,” Bar Louie provides a casual atmosphere with tasty food, refreshing cocktails and one-of-a-kind service. Two of the newest menu items are the Poutine Burger and the Bourbon Apple Highball. The Poutine Burger is made-to-order with Louie’s classic burger blend of beef brisket, short ribs and ground chuck, topped with fried provolone, french fries, gravy and garlic aioli and served on a toasted bun. The Bourbon Apple Highball features fall-inspired flavors with Maker’s Mark Bourbon, Pama Liqueur, apple, cranberry, lemon and Fever Tree Ginger Beer and topped with crispy apple chips. This is the latest Cocktail with a Cause, giving a portion of sales back to Operation Homefront, now through January 6th. Bar Louie is open Sunday through Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to midnight and Friday and Saturday from 11:00 – 2:00 a.m. Happy Hour specials are available weekdays from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Visit the website or call 854-854-8544 for more information.


The Best Hotel Near Broadway at the Beach

Beach-side view of Coral Beach Resort

Now that your mouth is watering and your stomach is growling, why not finalize your vacation plans with Coral Beach Resort & Suites? Our oceanfront suites boast private balconies and in-room kitchens. Resort amenities include indoor and outdoor pools, a children’s waterpark, an 8-lane bowling alley, an arcade and a gift shop. Plus, if you decide to stay on-site for the day, Coral Beach has 5 bars and eateries to enjoy.

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Harvest elements on Myrtle Beach in October

Here’s everything you need to know about Myrtle Beach in October–take a look!

Is October a good time to visit Myrtle Beach?

October is a fantastic time to visit Myrtle Beach. Not only is the weather perfect, but the crowds are smaller, as well. October is the perfect time to enjoy the beach and the variety of fall festival events happening all along the Grand Strand.

Is Myrtle Beach warm in October?

Let’s get right to the punch, the short answer is YES! While there are usually a handful of cooler days throughout the month, the average temperature for Myrtle Beach in October is a comfortable 75°F. Did we mention that we usually only have around 5 days of rain throughout the entire month? (But in case of rain, here are a few fun things to do during rainy days.)

We’re not sure about you, but we prefer sunny and 75° over humid and 105° any day!

Boy swimming in Myrtle Beach in OctoberCan you swim in Myrtle Beach in October?

During the month of October, the water stays around 76°F, perfect for splashing around or boogie boarding!

If it’s a chilly October day during your vacation, don’t worry! Coral Beach has one of the largest indoor heated pool complexes in Myrtle Beach, so be sure to pack your swimsuit!

What are some reasons to visit Myrtle Beach in October?

Aside from the perfect weather, one of our other top reasons for a Myrtle Beach vacation in October is fewer crowds! There is a whole lot to do in our exciting beach town, but during the summer months, the lines can get long. October is a great time to visit if you are looking for a more relaxed feel and the ability to make last-minute dinner or event reservations.

October is also a great time for golfing in Myrtle Beach. Many courses have affordable fall packages and the milder temperatures make for desirable tee times all day long. Here are the top 10 must-play golf courses in Myrtle Beach.

What is there to do in October?

Since the weather is cool and less humid during October, it’s an amazing opportunity to get out and explore the parts of the Grand Strand you haven’t seen before. Sip wine and enjoy live music at La Belle Amie Vineyard, take a stroll through acres of botanical gardens at Brookgreen or visit Atalaya Castle in Huntington Beach State Park, the historical home of a Southern socialite.

Here a few other fun things to do while visiting during the fall:

There are typically a variety of fun fall events happening in Myrtle Beach in October. Here are a few 2021 events:kids enjoying trick or treating at a halloween event in myrtle beach in october.jpg

  • Myrtle Beach Oktoberfest – October 8-9 – Celebrate the fall with family-friendly activities, live entertainment and local vendors.
  • Art in the Park – October 9-10 – One of the longest-running art festivals in the area, now held at Valor Park.
  • St. John’s Greek Festival – October 14-16 – Offering a drive-through experience with Greek food & pastries to-go.
  • Loris Bog-Off Festival – October 16 – Chicken bog competition and family-friendly festival with vendors, live entertainment and fireworks.
  • Myrtle Beach Jeep Jam – October 29-31 – An all-Jeep car show with obstacle courses, beach crawls, raffles and vendors.
  • BooFest! At Barefoot Landing – October 30 – A made-for-kids fall festival with costume contests, face painting, bouncy houses and more.
  • Halloween Bash on the Avenue – October 30 – Adult costume contest and party with live entertainment, cash prizes and drink specials.
  • Trick or Treat @ Barefoot Landing – October 31 – Shops at Barefoot Landing will be ready to greet costumed children and provide treats.
  • Trick or Treat @ Broadway at the Beach – October 31 – Enjoy a night of Trick or Treating at your favorite Broadway shops, restaurants and attractions.

SkyWheel Myrtle Beach in October

Is Myrtle Beach Boardwalk open in October?

Yes, the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is open year-round, including October. Though some of the shops may shut down in the off-season, there is still so much to see and explore! One of our favorite things to do on the boardwalk is to ride the SkyWheel and get a bird’s-eye view of the Grand Strand.

What Myrtle Beach hotel deals are available in October?

Coral Beach Resort & Suites boasts specials every month of the year, but in October, the deals are even sweeter. Visitors to Coral Beach can receive up to 30% off standard room rates in October. Additionally, reservations can be held for only $69 and a $10 resort credit will be provided to guests for each night of their stay.

Other hotel deals offered by Coral Beach include a daily resort credit for active military members, veterans and their families, savings of up to 40% off for 2022 vacations and a $125 resort credit when you stay 5 or more nights starting in April 2022.

When you are ready to book your next vacation to Myrtle Beach, be sure to review the upgrades and add-ons available with every stay at Coral Beach including breakfast, entertainment, celebration and romance packages.

Book your oceanfront room at Coral Beach today and we’ll see you in Myrtle Beach in October!

there are endless myrtle beach fall events scheduled for 2021

Another summer has passed and fall is knocking on the door. This doesn’t mean the fun has ended in Myrtle Beach! The fall months are favorites among Coral Beach Resort guests. The weather is still warm, the kids are back to school and Myrtle Beach area activities are endless!

All of these factors contribute to the influx of fun, family-friendly events that take place in Myrtle Beach during the fall. So sit back, relax (and maybe start packing your vacation bags) because we’ve put together a list for you of the top fall events in Myrtle Beach for 2021.

September Events in Myrtle Beach
October Events in Myrtle Beach
November Events in Myrtle Beach

there are several wine tasting events taking place this fall in myrtle beachThings To Do In Myrtle Beach In September

Music on Main Concert Series – Now through Oct. 14th

Just 30 minutes north of Coral Beach Resort & Suites, guests can enjoy the Music on Main Concert Series in North Myrtle Beach. Starting at 4:00 p.m. each Thursday, Main Street from Ocean Blvd. to McMillan Real Estate is blocked off for the event. Even though the streets are closed, businesses around the event will remain open for dining, shopping and fun. Music on Main is a FREE event and fun for the whole family. Bring your beach chairs to reserve your spot for the concert. Live performances are from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. See the full schedule online. The address is 1 WW South Ocean Blvd, North Myrtle Beach, SC at the Horseshoe. Face coverings are recommended.

Fall Concerts at La Belle Amie Vineyard – Saturdays in Sept.

Live music is back at La Belle Amie Vineyards each Saturday in September. From island vibes to jazz and blues, each Saturday’s music will vary in genre but all will include delicious wines, beautiful scenery and a complimentary tour of the vineyard. Bring your blankets and chairs and get ready for an afternoon filled with great music and memories. Doors open at 10:00 a.m., live music starts around noon and festivities wrap up at 5:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 per event or $17 if you wish to include a wine tasting. To purchase tickets or find out more, call 843-399-9463 or email [email protected] The Saturday festivals for Oct. and Nov. have not yet been published. Visit their website for the most current information.

20th Annual Myrtle Beach Mustang Week – Sept. 6th – 11th

You don’t have to own a Mustang to get a thrill out of Myrtle Beach Mustang Week! Come out and enjoy all of the events happening throughout the week including contests, cruise-ins and more. Those who do own a Mustang and would like to participate can register online. View the complete schedule for the East Coast’s largest Mustang week including locations and event times online now.

Wine Wednesdays at La Belle Amie Vineyard – Wednesdays in Sept.

Fall is just around the corner and now is the perfect time to get out and enjoy the agreeable weather! You can do just that at weekly Wine Wednesday events hosted by La Belle Amie Vineyard. Each event will include live entertainment, complimentary tours, delicious wines and scrumptious snacks. Admission is only $10 per person and includes a wine tasting. Call 843-399-9463 for more information.

Sounds of Summer Concert – Sept. 17th

Enjoy an evening with your friends and family listening to live music by the award-winning beach band The Tams at an outdoor amphitheater under the stars. The concert is FREE, appropriate for all ages and will take place from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m Bring your beach chair or blanket and sit back and relax! Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase as coolers and outside food and beverages are not permitted. The Sounds of Summer Concert is held at the Sandhills Bank Amphitheater in the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex in Little River, SC. Face coverings are recommended.

Aynor Harvest Hoe-Down Festival – Sept. 18th

Attend the 41st Annual Aynor Harvest Hoe-Down Festival on September 18th from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. in Aynor, South Carolina! This festival includes hundreds of arts, crafts and food vendors, a parade, live music and children’s entertainment. Admission is FREE. The parade begins at 10:00 a.m., and live music starts at 11:00 a.m. This fall festival is located at the Aynor Town Park at 600 South Main Street, Aynor, SC. Visit their website for more information.

Here Comes The Sun: The Music of the Beatles – Sept. 23rd – 26th

For four nights only, step back in time with Here Comes The Sun, a Beatles tribute band. Brookgreen Gardens hosts this live outdoor concert. All ticket-holders are provided a seat under the concert tent. VIP ticket-holders will receive preferred parking and seating, a free shuttle ride to the concert site, a wine-and-cheese reception and a souvenir glass. Tickets are $30 each, and VIP tickets are $100. Purchase your tickets in advance as space is limited. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. each night.

Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival – Sep. 24th – 26th

Take a short drive down to Huntington Beach State Park September 24th – 26th for the 46th Annual Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival. Huntington Beach State Park is known for its beautiful Atalaya Castle, the historic winter home of Mr. and Mrs. Huntington. The Arts & Crafts Festival takes place in and around the castle and is a fun-filled event for all ages. Enjoy fine art, crafts, delicious food and live music from the Grand Strand’s best musicians! Admission is $15 for adults age 16 and older for a multi-day festival pass. Call 843-237-4440 for more information or visit the website.

Socastee Heritage Festival – TBA

The community of Socastee hosts a FREE annual event offering fun children’s activities, 100+ vendors, three entertainment stages and more. This event is hosted by the nonprofit Socastee Heritage Foundation and 100% of proceeds go back into the Socastee community to help families and children. The event takes place on Dick Pond Road between Peachtree Road and Hwy 707 in Socastee. Check the Socastee Heritage Foundation Facebook page for the announcement of the 2021 event dates.

there will be tons of arts and crafts at myrtle beach fall events
Events In Myrtle Beach In October

Annual Little River ShrimpFest – Oct. 9th – 10th

A festival that even Forrest Gump would approve of – the 16th Annual Little River ShrimpFest – is slated for the weekend of October 9th – 10th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day at the Historic Little River Waterfront. The weekend will include live entertainment from several popular local bands, a wide array of local arts and crafts vendors, games and activities for children, and – of course – plenty of shrimp. The price of admission is $5 per person, and tickets may be purchased online in advance by Oct. 7th. Kids 12 and under are FREE. . Call 843-249-6604 for more information.

Art In The Park at Valor Park – Oct. 9th & 10th and Nov. 13th & 14th

Art in the Park is an annual artist-run event held in Myrtle Beach since 1972. Both artists and art-lovers come from around the country to view and purchase works of art in a variety of mediums including paintings, sculptures, woodworking, photography, jewelry, fabric, glass, metal, pottery, stone, mixed media and more! Admission is FREE. Art in the Park is held on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Valor Park in Market Common. The address is 1120 Farrow Parkway, Myrtle Beach. Call 843-446-3830 for more information or visit the website.

Annual Myrtle Beach Greek Festival – Oct. 14th -16th

Opa! Grab your friends and (an empty stomach) and make plans to fill up at one of the tastiest festivals of the year – the 29th Annual Myrtle Beach Greek Festival hosted by St. John The Baptist Greek Orthodox Church. This tasty event offers the area’s finest selection of homemade Greek eats like spanakopita, gyros, souvlaki, pasticcio, and plenty of desserts – of course. This year’s event will be a “drive-thru” to ensure the safety of those involved. Call 843-448-3773 for more information.

Zookeeper For The Day at Brookgreen Gardens – Oct. 20th & Nov. 17th

Is your child an animal lover? How about taking them to Brookgreen Gardens to be a Zookeeper for the day! This event is taking place twice this fall. Participants must be age 12 or older and a reservation is required for this immersive program. The hands-on experience takes participants through the daily routines of zookeepers at Brookgreen’s Lowcountry Zoo including feeding and cleaning the animals plus basic care that is provided. Registration is $150. Call 843-235-6049 for more information or to make your reservation today!

the annual oyster roast is one of the top myrtle beach fall eventsThings To Do In Myrtle Beach In November

Annual Taste of the Town – Nov. 2nd

Looking for great food with a great cause? The Annual Taste of the Town event is scheduled for Tuesday, November 2nd at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center and promises to be bigger and better than ever! More than 30 area restaurants will present their finest tapas-style creations. Guests will pay a small admission fee ($5 in advance / $6 at the door) and then purchase food tickets ($1 each) that can then be traded for the samplings of your choice. All proceeds will benefit St. Andrew’s Catholic School. Taste of the Town will also feature live entertainment, a silent auction and much more. Call 843-448-6062 or visit the website for more information.

Brew at the Zoo – Nov. 6th

Do you enjoy good brews and good tunes? Then the annual Brew at the Zoo event is calling your name! Enjoy the fantastic fall weather and sip on more than 30 regional craft beers as you peruse the local wildlife exhibits and take in all that Brookgreen Gardens has to offer. The event includes live entertainment, beer tasting and food vendors. The cost of admission is $50 per person and you must be 21 or older to attend. Call 843-235-6000 or visit the event page for more information.

Annual Farm to Table Dinner – Nov. 7th

Thompson Family Farm will host the 11th Annual Farm to Table Dinner. This year’s event will begin with a reception featuring live music by the Paul Grimshaw Band and hors d’oeuvres by students attending the International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach. Next, guests will be served seven artfully created courses each using local produce and meats and locally-caught seafood. Organized by the Myrtle Beach Area Hospitality Association, proceeds from this community event will benefit local culinary students. Tickets start at $150 per person. For more information, call (843) 626-9668 or email [email protected]

Annual Oyster Roast – Nov. 20th

Oyster season is almost here – are you ready to indulge in this prime local catch? This event is always a huge hit with locals and visitors alike – and it’s not hard to see why! The fun will take place in the Wicked Tuna parking area along the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk and will offer “all you can eat” oysters while supplies last. There will also be plenty of live entertainment throughout the afternoon, several local vendors, arts and games for the kids and drink specials along the MarshWalk. The 17th Annual Oyster Roast will be held on November 20th from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Looking for other events to enjoy while on vacation in Myrtle Beach?

Check out our list of the best ways to celebrate Christmas in Myrtle Beach, the must-try winter activities at the beach, the best spring events or the top summer festivals! No matter what time of year you visit Myrtle Beach, the area is always filled with family-friendly things to do.

3 friends enjoying myrtle beach summer events

Summer is finally here! We know you and your family must be ready for beautiful weather, dips in the ocean, the smell of sunscreen, cooking out and all the fun events Myrtle Beach has to offer! While the options are plentiful, we’ve made it easier for you to choose which events to get out and explore this weekend. Here is our list of Myrtle Beach’s top summer events for 2021.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans Baseball | May 4th – Sept. 19th

Looking to take the family out for a night out on the town? Look no further than the Myrtle Beach Pelicans! This local affiliate of the Chicago Cubs is a fun and affordable way to enjoy a bit of quality time together while on vacation. The Pelicans play all summer long and host several events throughout the week.

Special Weekly Promotions Include:

  • $2 Tacos & Tallboys – $2 Tacos and $2 16oz cans from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Weiner Wednesday – Hebrew National hot dogs are BOGO FREE throughout the game
  • Thirsty Thursday – $1 12oz Bud & Bud Light cans and $2 glasses of Duplin Winery wine until 8:00 p.m.
  • Family Friday + Fireworks – $25 Meal Deal with 4 hot dogs, 4 soft drinks and a bucket of popcorn; post-game Fireworks Extravaganza each week
  • Sippin’ Saturdays – $1 12oz. Bud & Bud Light cans, $2 glasses of Duplin Winery wine and $25 mega-mug mixed drinks (64oz.) until 7:00 p.m.

Additionally, the Pelicans host different theme nights throughout the week and host between-inning games to keep the crowd entertained. Tickets start as low as $11 each and can be purchased online.

Myrtle Beach Scavenger Hunt: Piers, Parks, & Plenty of Fun | On-going

Looking for a group activity to keep the whole family entertained? Check out the Myrtle Beach Scavenger Hunt! This fun-filled loop takes you on an adventure exploring Myrtle Beach’s history and landmarks on and off the beach. Experience our city like never before! Snap photos, race against the clock and put your navigation skills to the test all at your own pace. This scavenger hunt is app-led by Let’s Roam, so no reservations or tour guides are required. Visit the website for more information on how to download the app and where to get started!

Sun Fun Festival | June 4th – 6th

Long-time beachgoers will remember this Myrtle Beach tradition. The Sun Fun Festival is back for its 65th year and promises to be bigger and better than ever!

Festival events will include tons of live entertainment, the Sun Fun Parade (Saturday, 10 a.m. along Ocean Boulevard), the Sand Sculpture Competition and more. Head to Plyler Park for this FREE event that runs all weekend long!

Summer Light: Art By Night | June 9th – Aug. 21st

Created by the same talented team that brings you Nights of a Thousand Candles, Brookgreen Gardens is proud to announce their new summer event – Summer Light: Art By Night. This artistic evening event features nine lighted installations throughout the gardens giving guests a new perspective on the landscapes, sculptures and galleries at Brookgreen. Each evening of the event will feature live musical performances in the Pegasus field, plus a local food truck and snow cone vendor for your enjoyment. Head to the event’s page to see the entertainment and food truck schedules or to purchase your event tickets. Pricing starts at $25 for adults and $15 for children.

Carolina Country Music Fest | June 10th – 13th

Pack your cowboy boots and grab tickets to the biggest country music festival the beach has ever seen! Get ready for four days of action-packed, live entertainment at Pavilion Park featuring some of the industry’s biggest stars. Headliners include Luke Combs, Eric Church, Darius Rucker, Jake Owen and many more. This 6th annual event will also host an impressive array of local souvenir and food vendors to keep you busy between shows. Tickets are available online and reservations at Coral Beach are still available – located just 2 miles from the festival 

Hot Summer Nights | June 17th – Sept. 6th

Looking for fun, affordable family entertainment? Look no further than the Hot Summer Nights festival taking place throughout the summer. This annual event features live entertainment and family-friendly activities every night of the week, all of which are completely FREE to attend! The 2021 schedule includes glow parties, karaoke nights, beach parties and live music. See the live entertainment schedule on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk Facebook page. Events run nightly from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. at Plyler Park located at 10th Avenue N between Ocean Blvd. and the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk.

Sounds of Summer Concert Series | June 18th – Sept. 17th

Enjoy an evening with your family and friends listening to live music under the stars at the Sounds of Summer Concert Series. Each concert is FREE and will feature a different band playing great music appropriate for the entire family. Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase. Be sure to bring your own beach chair and blanket! This event takes place on the third Friday of each month from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Concerts are held at the Sandhills Bank Amphitheater, located at 150 Citizens Circle in Little River, SC at the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex.

Independence Day in Myrtle Beach | July 4th

Myrtle Beach is the place to be on July 4th! From festive family activities and boat parades to foodie events and fireworks, there is plenty to do during this patriotic event. Here are a few events that your family can enjoy during the Fourth of July weekend:

  • Murrells Inlet Boat Parade (Sunday, July 4th) – The boat parade begins at the Garden City Point, runs through the Inlet and ends at Morse Park Landing. This year’s parade starts at 3:00 p.m.
  • Pawleys Island Golf Cart Parade (Sunday, July 4th) – The cart parade will run along the south end of Pawleys Island down Myrtle Avenue. It starts at 10:00 a.m.
  • Independence Day 5K Race (Saturday, July 3rd) – This annual patriotic race will take place in Market Commons. Registration will be open until Friday, July 2nd at 1:00 p.m.
  • Fireworks (Sunday, July 4th) – Guests can find 4th of July Fireworks at Broadway at the Beach, Barefoot Landing, Murrells Inlet MarshWalk, the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Cherry Grove Pier.

For full event details, check out our 4th Of July In Myrtle Beach article.

Zookeeper for the Day| July 21st – Nov. 17th

Is your child an animal lover? Consider taking them to Brookgreen Gardens to be a Zookeeper for the day! This event is taking place on the 3rd Wednesday of each month now through November. Kids ages 12 and older have the chance to gain a firsthand look at what working at a zoo is like while spending the day helping Brookgreen’s zookeepers with their daily routines of feeding, cleaning and animal care. Registration is $150. Call 843-235-6049 for more information and to make your reservation!

Summer Heat Wave MB Nationals: Truck, Car and Bike Show| July 23rd – 25th – Cancelled

Previously located at the Myrtle Beach Speedway, the Summer Heat Wave MB Nationals: Truck, Car and Bike Show is a 3-day event full of unique cars, burnout competitions, truck games, tailgate parties, a live DJ, numerous food and merchandise vendors and a swimsuit contest. The Spring Break Nationals event that took place in March was moved to the Florence Motor Speedway, due to the closing of the Myrtle Beach Speedway in August 2020. This summer’s event has been cancelled. Please check the Florence Motor Speedway website for information regarding the 2022 MB Nationals.

North Inlet Paddle | Aug. 3rd & 17th and Sept. 2nd & 16th

Interested in a morning on the water? Reserve your spot for a naturalist-guided tour through the North Inlet estuary. The price is $60/person and runs from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Pricing includes all equipment, instruction in basic kayaking, a natural history overview, and educational and research highlights of the North Inlet ecosystem. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes and to bring water, snacks and binoculars! Reservations are required and space is limited. To reserve your spot, call 843-904-9016, visit the event’s calendar or email organizer Hayley Fournier at [email protected]

**July 2021** All North Inlet Paddle events are currently Sold Out. Check with the event organizer for possible cancellations.

Tobacco Heritage Day| Aug. 7th

Step back in time and experience family farm life from 1900-1955. Tobacco Heritage Day is a chance to remember the history and heritage of our local area and experience first-hand what it was like to work on a tobacco farm in Conway, SC. This popular annual event features various demonstrations throughout the day including gathering and stringing tobacco, grinding grits in the gristmill, blacksmithing, woodworking and cooking on the wood-burning stove. The event will take place at the L.W. Paul Living History Farm at 2279 Harris Short Cut Road in Conway from 9:00 a.m. – noon. Find more information at the Horry County Museum website.

Craftsmen’s Classic™ Art & Craft Festival | Aug. 20th – 22nd

Channel your inner creativity at the 2021 Craftsmen’s Classic™ Art & Craft Festival! This award-winning festival features original designs and works of art from hundreds of talented artists and craftspeople from across America. The event will include live demonstrations and artistic styles ranging from traditional to contemporary. No matter your style, taste, or budget – there is something for you! This summer show will take place at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center Friday through Sunday. Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Fri. & Sat. and 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sun. For more information call 336-282-5550, email [email protected] or visit the website. Tickets are on sale now!

Water Lantern Festival | TBD

The Water Lantern Festival is a one-of-a-kind event where you can see thousands of hand-designed lanterns light up the night. This family-friendly event offers you a chance to write down your hopes, dreams or letters to loved ones and send them out with thousands of others. Tickets start at $25 (tickets increase as the festival date approaches) and include a lantern, marker, commemorative drawstring bag and more. Festival-goers will enjoy music, food and entertainment throughout the evening until the lanterns are launched at 9 pm.

Excited about your upcoming Myrtle Beach vacation?

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We’re located near some of the best golf courses, entertainment and watersports Myrtle Beach has to offer. What are you waiting for? Book your stay today!

father and son celebrate 4th of July in Myrtle Beach by waving American Flag

Planning a Fourth of July vacation to Myrtle Beach this summer? Coral Beach Resort & Suites would love to have you! We know it would be easy to spend your entire vacation at our oceanfront resort with all of the amenities we provide, like our kids waterpark, indoor and outdoor pools and indoor entertainment zone, but with so many exciting events and activities taking place for the Fourth of July in Myrtle Beach, we wouldn’t want you to miss out on any of the fun!

Up and down the Grand Strand from dusk till dawn, there will be patriotic fun all weekend long. We’ve made it easy and listed the top 4th of July activities in Myrtle Beach by day and night.

Daytime Events and Activities for 4th of July 2021:

Myrtle Beach State ParkSearching for sea turtles on Myrtle Beach's coastline is a great activity for the fourth of July.

Find your sense of adventure and get in touch with nature at the Myrtle Beach State Park. Take the kids for summer morning pier fishing, bike one of the many trails or hang out with a ranger & patrol the beach for sea turtles. Get into the 4th of July spirit, and grill hot dogs or hamburgers for lunch on one of the many grills provided by the park. Visit the park’s website for more information about the park and park activities.

Family Kingdom

Take a break from the beach and enjoy a fun-filled day of amusement at Family Kingdom. This fun park features over 35 rides for kids, teens and adults. Twist and turn on the Swamp Fox wooden roller coaster, spin in circles on the Yo-Yo high-flying swings or bump and splash on the Water Boats. Family Kingdom is a must-visit to round out your 4th of July vacation in Myrtle Beach. Find ticket prices and park hours on the Family Kingdom website.

Pawleys Island 4th of July Parade

Head to the south end of the Grand Strand and be part of the 54th Annual 4th of July Parade in Pawleys Island! Watch from the sidelines or share your patriotic pride by creating your own float! Fill out a parade application in advance at the Pawleys Island Town Hall for $20, or show up with your decked-out makeshift float and pay $25 day-of. The Parade starts at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, July 4th and winds through the south end of Pawleys Island. For the most up-to-date information, check out the event’s Facebook page.

Murrells Inlet Boat Parade

After you’ve enjoyed the Pawleys Island 4th of July Parade, stop by Murrells Inlet on your way back to the Coral Beach Resort for the 38th Annual Boat Parade on the Inlet. Starting at 3:00 p.m., boats from around the region will fill the Inlet with patriotic pride. The parade runs from the Garden City Point, through the Inlet, to Morse Park Landing. The best viewing areas are the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk, Belin United Methodist Church and Morse Park Landing. Find out more information on the event’s Facebook page.

Myrtle Beach Independence Day 5K

Feeling patriotic? Register for the 12th Annual Independence Day 5k race in the Market Common taking place on Saturday, July 3rd. Throw on your star-spangled running shorts and join hundreds of runners as we celebrate our Nation’s birthday at this competitive race. Registration will be open until Friday, July 2nd at 1:00 p.m. Head to the NS Promos website to find full race details and to register for this year’s Independence Day 5K.

Red, White & Blue 5k

Looking for another running adventure for the 4th of July weekend? Barefoot Landing will host the Red, White & Blue 5K on July 4th. Runners, walkers and strollers will make their way around the Barefoot Landing complex on a USATF certified course. Participants are encouraged to wear festive attire for the race! Registration ends on Saturday, July 3rd at 1:00 p.m. Register for the race and find full event details on the NS Promos website.

Soccer Youth’s All American Series

The North Myrtle Beach Sports Complex is excited to host this year’s All American Series soccer tournament. Kids ages 6-16 are eligible to participate in this four-day competition with multiple skill challenges, showcase games and awards. Register for this tournament online and see full event details. The 2021 All American Series will be in North Myrtle Beach from July 1st to the 4th.

Salute From The Shore

Soak in the sun, splash around in the waves and salute our armed forces right from the shores of Myrtle Beach! Starting at 1:00 p.m., look towards the sky and give your biggest salute as a military flyover takes place. Be sure to record and share your salute on social media using #SalutefromtheShore. Find out more about the military planes flying over this year and how to donate to the salute online.

Evening Events and Activities for 4th of July 2021:

Fireworks are a great way to celebrate the 4th of July in Myrtle Beach.Fireworks On The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

While you’re vacationing in Myrtle Beach you will definitely want to plan an evening on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. Enjoy a variety of eateries, shops, entertainment and more like Moe’s Moon, Landshark Bar & Grill, I Love Sugar, Ripley’s Believe It or Not and Fun Plaza Family Fun Center. Hang out on the 4th of July for Hot Summer Nights live music and watch the sky light up as fireworks are set off at 10:00 p.m. from the 2nd Avenue Pier!

Fireworks At Broadway at the Beach

Broadway at the Beach is a great place to treat the family to dinner, live music and entertainment on July 4th in Myrtle Beach. Broadway features tons of delicious restaurants like Landry’s, Rooster’s Restaurant & Bar, Sweet Carolina’s and more! There will also be strolling entertainers, character appearances and LED dancers throughout the evening. Don’t miss their firework extravaganza over Lake Broadway beginning at 10:00 p.m.!

Murrells Inlet MarshWalk Fireworks

Good eats, live music and more can be found at the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk. There are so many great restaurants to enjoy like the Wicked Tuna, Dead Dog Saloon, The Claw House and Bubba’s Love Shak. Hop from each outdoor deck and listen to all the different live bands playing on the marsh. Stay for a patriotic display of fireworks over the marsh, one of the best views in town. Fireworks start at 10:00 p.m.!

Barefoot Landing Fireworks

Live music, delicious food and fireworks – what could be better? SummerFest returns to Barefoot Landing for 2021 with live music on the Dockside Village Amphitheater Stage and patriotic fireworks in celebration of Independence Day. Visitors can also find live music at Lulu’s and Crooked Hammock Brewery on the Fourth of July.

Fireworks at the Cherry Grove Pier

The Cherry Grove Pier returns with their patriotic extravaganza for 2021. The annual 4th of July Fireworks display will begin at 9:30 p.m. There will also be family-fun activities at the pier throughout the day beginning at 10:00 a.m. See the Cherry Grove Pier Facebook page for more details.

One of the many Must-Play Golf Courses in Myrtle Beach

The Myrtle Beach area is known for its celebrity-designed golf courses, and Coral Beach Resort is located in the center of it all! From upscale to laid-back, you’re sure to find something to fit your style with more than 90 courses to choose from in the Myrtle Beach area. To help you decide, we’ve created a guide of the top 10 golf courses along the Grand Strand. Here are our must-play golf courses in Myrtle Beach:

Tidewater Golf Club

Tidewater is beautifully nestled between the Intracoastal Waterway and Cherry Grove, just north of Myrtle Beach. With undulating greens, plush fairways and serene views of the ocean, marshes and waterway, this course instantly became a favorite among golfers after opening in 1990.

Ken Tomlinson, a native South Carolinian, created the Tidewater course with the goal of using the already-intricate landscape to inspire his design. He studied other famous courses of the time, hoping to create a course worthy of a national championship tour.

Barefoot Resort

Nicknamed the “Fantastic Four”, the four courses that makeup Barefoot Resort were designed by an all-star constellation of architects. You can “bump and run” on the Norman Course, play in championship-caliber on the Fazio Course, see both beauty and treachery on the Dye Course or enjoy the turtleback greens of the Love Course. No matter what course you choose, they all boast unique designs that are sure to challenge even the best golfer. !

Long Bay Golf Club

This Founders Collection course features a signature design by “The Golden Bear” himself, Jack Nicklaus. Long Bay Golf Club is located just outside of North Myrtle Beach in Longs off of Hwy 9. Nicklaus’ design preserved many of the natural elements of the area, including dogwoods, pines and maples, alongside streams and ponds that weave through the course.

Players will find a variety of bunker styles, thick grass on the fairways, multiple elevation differences throughout the course and green surfaces that putt true. Golf Digest’s “Places to Play” gave Long Bay Golf 4.5 Stars.

Grande Dunes Resort Club

An aerial view of Grande Dunes Golf Resort, a must-play golf course in Myrtle Beach


Located north of the Myrtle Beach airport, Grande Dunes Golf Course is situated on a high bluff along the Intracoastal waterway and is one of the longest courses in the country. The National Golf Course Owners Association of America has even named it the “National Golf Course of the Year.”

The Grande Dunes Course is known for its expansive Bermuda grass fairways and modestly contoured greens. In addition to its spectacular links, the course also features a Mediterranean-styled clubhouse with great food and magnificent views.

King’s North at Myrtle Beach National

King’s North, one of three courses at Myrtle Beach National, is a local favorite. Arnold Palmer redesigned the course in 1996, which boasts a variety of awards by Golf Digest and Golf for Women. The highlight of this iconic course is the par-5 6th hole nicknamed “The Gambler” with its challenging island fairways. Myrtle Beach National is part of the Founders Collection and is located off of Hwy 501, just inland from Myrtle Beach.

TPC Myrtle Beach

Despite the name, TPC is actually located south of Myrtle Beach in Murrells Inlet. Tournament Players Club of Myrtle Beach originally opened in 1999 and hosted the Senior PGA Tour Championship in 2000. Home of the Dustin Johnson Golf School, TPC is a championship setup with a Tom Fazio layout featuring tree-lined holes, more than 60 bunkers and secluded fairways.

TPC Myrtle Beach is a par-72 course with PGA Tour-caliber elements. Despite the difficulty of the course, all skill levels will find the 18 holes enjoyable with five sets of tees. Watch out for hole 17, the most challenging of the course! This par-3 has a long downhill over water to a peninsula-shaped green promising a high risk-reward factor.

Caledonia Golf & Fish Club

This course was built on a former rice plantation and exudes all the southern, Lowcountry charm you could desire. Century-old live oaks filled with Spanish moss greet you at the entrance of this golf course and follow you throughout its lush fairways.

The large greens are guarded by ponds, streams and imposing bunkers that hide the surrounding neighborhood. Caledonia has been ranked one of “America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses” by Golf Digest and 29th on the “Top 100 You Can Play” by Golf Magazine. This 6,526-yard par-70 course will not disappoint!

True Blue

True Blue Golf Club opened in 1998 and boasts a Mike Strantz signature design. Strantz took care to maintain the natural beauty of this former indigo and rice plantation when creating Caledonia’s sister course. True Blue claims an 18-hole par-72 course with an 18-acre practice facility.

Home of the Steve Dresser Golf Academy, True Blue is playable for all ages with six sets of tee boxes. The course features wide fairways, spacious greens, yawning waste bunkers, significant elevation changes and an abundance of natural beauty.

Willbrook Plantation

Nestled beautifully around Lowcountry marshes and wetlands, Willbrook Plantation’s 18 holes flaunt a Dan Maples design. Flanked by two historical plantations, the course is peppered with live oaks draped in Spanish moss.

The course kicks off with one of the toughest openers around and is one of the most popular courses for women in South Carolina. Opening its doors in 1988, this Pawleys Island golf course features water on 15 of its 18 holes.

Heritage Club

Part of the Legends Golf Resort family, Heritage Club is located along the Waccamaw River on the southern end of Pawleys Island. The natural beauty of the area shines through with giant magnolias, live oaks, freshwater lakes and marshes that weave in and out of the greens. A Dan Maples design, Heritage was constructed among two plantations and borders abandoned rice fields showcasing the area’s Lowcountry charm.

The course is a par-71 that immediately greets golfers with a challenge at the second hole, a long and narrow par-5 guarded by trees, traps and water. The golf club also features a grass driving range, a large putting practice with chipping green and a welcoming clubhouse. Golfers will love the stunning scenery surrounding the demanding layout of this course.


Now that we’ve laid out the must-play golf courses in Myrtle Beach, let us take care of the rest! Our oceanfront resort located in the heart of Myrtle Beach has the perfect on-site amenities to complete your golf vacation. Take a dip in one of our on-site pools and spas or relax on the beach in between rounds.

After a hot day on the course, take a seat at our on-site eatery, Oceans 6 Bar & Lounge, located on the 6th floor. You can enjoy a cold beer or hand-crafted cocktail while taking in the breathtaking views of the Atlantic. What are you waiting for? Book your tee time and Coral Beach Resort room today!

Myrtle Beach Spring Break with friends on the beach

March is just around the corner and that means warmer weather is finally on its way! With the blossoms of Spring comes the fun of Spring Break. 

Did you know that the months of March and April in Myrtle Beach have temperatures around 80 degrees and an average of only 5 rainy days in both months? We might be a little biased, but we believe a Myrtle Beach Spring Break getaway is the best there ever was! From water sports to late-night dancing, here is a list of our favorite spring break activities, dining, shopping, and nightlife.


Myrtle Beach Spring Break Activities


While it might still be a little cool for a dip in the ocean, kayaking is a great way to be on the water without getting too wet. Kayaking gives you a chance to see a side of the Grand Strand that most tourists miss completely. There are many kayaking companies to choose from in the area but we recommend Black River Outdoors. 

Their Cypress Swamp Tour and Sandy Island Tour take guests along portions of the Waccamaw River. Their Salt Marsh Tour, Kayak Fishing Tour, Huntington Beach State Park Tour, and Full Moon Tour all take guests through the salt marsh of Murrells Inlet and toward the jetties. Tours range from 2-4 hours. Visit their website for tour details, rates, and to book your next tour.


This Myrtle Beach icon is definitely one you need to check out! The SkyWheel towers 200 feet over the Atlantic Ocean and gives you a view of miles of the Myrtle Beach coast. You can also enjoy the beautiful Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and ocean views with your family no matter the season or weather in one of the SkyWheel’s 42 fully-enclosed, climate-controlled gondolas. They’re open Sunday-Friday from 11am – 10pm and Saturday from 11am – 11pm. Purchase your tickets online to save time and skip the line.

**2021 Update** The SkyWheel is temporarily closed this Winter for maintenance and upgrades. The gondolas are being removed, revamped inside, and repainted outside. The entire structure is receiving a fresh coat of paint and regularly needed maintenance. Also, in preparation for the 10th Birthday of the SkyWheel in Myrtle Beach (coming May 2021), new LED lights are being installed on the SkyWheel. 


The Myrtle Beach area is known for its celebrity-designed golf courses, and with over 90 courses to choose from, you really can’t go wrong! Golf is a great daytime activity, especially in the beautiful spring weather. Head south to enjoy a day at Caledonia, Heritage, or True Blue. Head north to experience one of Barefoot Golf’s Fantastic Four signature courses. Or stay around Myrtle Beach and play golf at River Oaks, Pine Lakes, or Grande Dunes. 

Here is more information about golfing in Myrtle Beach.

Top Golf 

For even more golfing fun, check out Top Golf this Spring Break. Top Golf is not only a great place to practice your swing and long drive but also relax with friends, play interactive games, and enjoy a meal. Each bay will accommodate a group of 6, but more bays may be reserved for larger groups. 

Throughout the venue, there are numerous tables and lounge areas to enjoy with most having a view of the giant TV wall above the bar. Even if you can’t see one of these massive TVs, no fear. There are over 200 HDTVs throughout the venue. Top Golf also has a rooftop terrace with a firepit. Hours and pricing vary by season and number of guests. Reserve your bay online now. 

**Locals Tip** We recommend visiting Top Golf on a Tuesday because all gameplay is half-priced!

Paddle Boarding

Another great way to enjoy Myrtle Beach’s waters in the Spring is stand-up paddleboarding. Local company Jack’s Surf Lessons provides stand-up paddleboarding lessons, tours, and rentals. Lessons are two hours with a guarantee you will be standing by the end of the class. Guided tours are two hours taking guests along the waters of Murrells Inlet or the Waccamaw River. Rentals include paddleboard, paddle, and leash, and prices range from $25/hour to $75/day with multi-day discounts available. 

For even more Spring Break activities, check out Myrtle Beach’s entertainment attractions, boat tours, and watersports


Myrtle Beach Spring Break Dining

The Wicked Tuna

The Wicked Tuna is one of our favorite local restaurants! It’s located on the Marshwalk in Murrells Inlet, just 20 minutes south of the Coral Beach Resort. Take in beautiful waterfront views and watch the sunset all while enjoying award-winning local cuisine. 

The Wicked Tuna is known for its “hook to plate” food – meaning each week they catch all of the seafood locally by their own boats that is served in their restaurant. From fresh sushi to prime rib, everyone is sure to find something they will love. We recommend making reservations since this dining spot is so popular. Call 843-651-9987 or go online.

If you are looking to stay closer to the hotel, try Wicked Tuna’s newest location at 2nd Avenue Pier. Same amazing seafood, same “hook to plate” philosophy, but with a view of the Atlantic Ocean. Reservations may be made online or by calling 843-712-2430.

Rioz Brazilian Steakhouse

Rioz Brazilian Steakhouse is a dining experience like no other! Their restaurant features an extensive salad bar of hot and cold seasonal favorites like seafood and sushi, and continuous table-side service of 15 different cuts of beef, pork, lamb, and poultry. The meats are cooked over a bed of wood charcoal to ensure the natural flavors are cooked to perfection. This is a meal you won’t want to miss out on. Call 843-839-0777 for reservations.

**Local’s Tip** Every Thursday in March and April is Ladies Night. All ladies will receive their dinner buffet for $24.95 (a discount of almost 50%).

Pier 14 Restaurant

Located on the northern end of the Boardwalk, this oceanfront restaurant is open for lunch and dinner and serves up a variety of beach favorites. Indulge in a hand-cut steak, a decadent seafood entree, or stick with a hearty fried seafood basket. Their creative drink menu offers a wide variety of beachy drinks that set the stage for a night out on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. What’s even better? The Pier 14 Restaurant is open Monday through Sunday from 11am – 10pm.

Bummz Beach Cafe

Bummz Beach Cafe is located between Ocean Boulevard and the Ocean on 20th Ave N. This restaurant is truly waterfront with a backyard reaching almost to the beach. Bummz offers indoor and outdoor seating with a large covered patio overlooking the beach. Relax in one of their bright blue Adirondack chairs on the grass while enjoying a drink with your view. Most evenings there is live music played outside on the patio.  Their menu features seafood, wings, burgers, and tacos plus their french fries are out of this world. Bummz is open 11:30am – 9pm daily. 

Mr. Fish

Another incredible restaurant to try during your Myrtle Beach Spring Break is Mr. Fish. Located just 6 miles north of Coral Beach on Hwy 17 Bus, Mr. Fish not only serves seafood classics like steamed oysters and fried shrimp but also creates seafood masterpieces like the cajun grouper sushi roll and crab mac-n-cheese. Happy Hour is daily from 4-7pm exclusively in the bar area serving drinks, sushi, and appetizer specials.   

Broadway at the Beach Restaurants

Find even more delectable restaurants at Broadway at the Beach, one of Myrtle Beach’s largest outdoor attraction complexes. 


Myrtle Beach Spring Break Shopping

The Market Common

Known as Myrtle Beach’s “Uptown Downtown,” The Market Common is the best spot in town for not only shopping but also seasonal festivals, entertainment, and restaurants! This wonderful outdoor entertainment complex features unique boutiques and shops like Manifest Design, Centro Shoes, Bijuju, and Seacoasts Artists Gallery. More known shops include Anthropologie, Pottery Barn, Southern Living Store, and Orvis. From accessories, apparel, and jewelry, to home décor, books, and sporting goods, you’re sure to find something for everyone here!

The Hammock Shops

If you don’t mind a little bit of a drive, we highly recommend making your way 20 miles south to Pawleys Island, SC. Here you’ll find a quaint little outdoor shopping center, The Hammock Shops. Enjoy the day visiting over 20 shops while you stroll around taking in the beautiful beachy weather. Most of the shops here are locally owned and operated.

Tanger Outlets – Two Locations

Myrtle Beach is home to two Tanger Outlet locations found on Hwy 17 and Hwy 501. Both are open-air shopping complexes with food courts and hundreds of shops. Some stores you will find are Under Armor, Tommy Hilfiger, Sunglasses Hut, Rue21, Old Navy, Loft, Finish Line, Coach, Burlington Brands, American Eagle, plus so many more. 

Myrtle Beach Mall

The Myrtle Beach Mall is located just north of the Hwy 17 Tanger Outlets location. Bookworms will love Books A Million, musicians will enjoy the Grand Strand Piano Center, and outdoorsmen will go wild over Bass Pro Shop. These are just a few of the shops found at Myrtle Beach Mall. 

Coastal Grand Mall 

Coastal Grand Mall is a short 6-minute drive inland from Coral Beach Resort & Suites on Hwy 17 Bypass. Shop for shoes, clothing, diamonds, recliners, glasses, and more all under one roof. Plus, there are multiple stand-alone buildings and strip-malls around Coastal Grand with even more shops and restaurants. Shop ‘til you drop at the nearly 150 stores and specialty shops in and around Coastal Grand Mall. 

Broadway at the Beach

Broadway at the Beach is an outdoor shopping and entertainment complex located just a few miles north of Coral Beach. Enjoy one-of-a-kind shops and boutiques as you stroll around the 350-acre property. Here are more details on the shops that Broadway at the Beach has to offer.


Myrtle Beach Spring Break Nightlife

Bubba’s Love Shack

Located on the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk between Catfish Johnny’s and Drunken Jack’s you will find Bubba’s Love Shak, a great environment for late-night fun! Enjoy the laidback atmosphere with lots of drink specials and live music nightly. They are open until 11 pm Sat. – Tues. and until midnight Wed. – Fri. Find the live music schedule online. 

The Beaver Bar

Another great Murrells Inlet catch for nightlife is The Beaver Bar, located off Hwy 17 Bus. Most know The Beaver Bar for their Bike Week events, but every evening is full of fun, live music, and delicious drinks at this locals’ spot. The Beaver Bar is open Mon. – Sat. 4pm – 2am and Sun. 8am – 10pm. 

**Locals Tip** The Beaver Bar has a $5 All You Can Eat Breakfast every Sunday from 8am – 12pm. All proceeds go to benefit local charities, and the food is absolutely delicious!

Banditos Mexican Cantina

Banditos is a favorite for those seeking a lively South-of-the-Border experience. They are known for their freshly-made margaritas and house-made cilantro lime salt. Banditos also serves delicious cocktails, beers, and wines. The oceanfront outdoor deck is the place to be during your Myrtle Beach Spring Break! Live music, yard games like cornhole, and spectacular views are just a few things that keep guests coming back time and time again. Banditos Cantina opens at 11am Mon. – Fri. and at 2pm Sat. & Sun. A full food menu is also available. 

Tin Roof

Looking to shift styles? Head upstairs from Banditos Cantina, and you will find Tin Roof, a live music venue. Known for giving musicians their “first big break,” Tin Roof features artists of all fame levels. With show-stopping drink creations and a “Better Than Bar Food” menu, you can’t go wrong spending an evening on the open-air rooftop patio at Tin Roof. Find the performance calendar, drink specials menu, and “Better Than Bar Food” menu online.  

Landshark Bar & Grill

Landshark Bar & Grill, a Myrtle Beach Boardwalk favorite, is located right in front of the iconic SkyWheel. It’s the perfect place to grab a drink and enjoy the beach. The casual atmosphere is ideal after a long day of shopping or activities, and Landshark regularly features live bands for guest’s entertainment…a perfect Spring Break night! They are open daily 11am – 9pm.

The Boathouse

Celebrate your Myrtle Beach Spring Break with an evening at The Boathouse, “Home of Free Live Music.” Located just inland off of Hwy 501, The Boathouse is a waterfront bar and grill. Come by car or by boat to enjoy this outdoor music venue where guests watch live bands while relaxing on the grassy knoll overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway. The Boathouse has an indoor and outdoor bar plus an indoor and outdoor stage and opens daily at 11:30am. See their calendar of events online. 


We know there are many places for you to choose to stay along our beautiful Myrtle Beach coast, but Coral Beach would love to be your hotel choice! Take a dip in our expansive oceanfront pool, have some friendly competition in our 8 AMF lane bowling alley, or grab a drink and sing karaoke at our oceanfront bar and grill! 

We hope to see you soon. Book your stay with us for your Myrtle Beach Spring Break 2021 Vacation! For reservations give us a call at 800-314-8060. Be sure to check out our current Specials.


Cute Couple on the beach: how to celebrate valentine's day in myrtle beach

As Valentine’s Day approaches, what could be more romantic than a relaxing getaway in Myrtle Beach? Whether you are in the midst of a snowbird vacation or just planning an extended weekend stay, you will find plenty to do in Myrtle Beach to celebrate this romantic occasion. And with Valentine’s Day falling on a Sunday this year, why not make a full weekend out of it. 

We have created this guide to help you find the best ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Myrtle Beach for 2021. Check out all the happenings – events and dinner specials – along the Grand Strand, and start planning your romantic getaway at Coral Beach Resort & Suites today!

Whichever Valentine’s experience you choose this year, we recommend that you start off the special evening with drinks at the Oceans 6 Bar & Lounge. Located on the 6th floor of Coral Beach Resort & Suites, Oceans 6 is a 21-and-over bar and lounge with intimate tables and cozy couches. Guests can purchase a drink, have an intimate conversation, and enjoy a beautiful view of the ocean.

Valentine’s Day-Themed Events

Dinner & Dessert at The Melting Pot 

The Melting Pot is one of the most romantic atmospheres couples will find in Myrtle Beach. With a candle-lit interior and delicious fondues, Valentine’s Day weekend is the best time for you and your sweetheart to enjoy dinner and dessert at The Melting Pot. Dinner will be a set menu for Valentine’s Day weekend (the 12th, 13th & 14th). This menu is a 5-course specialty selection that includes a starter course, a cheese course, fresh salads, entrees, and chocolate fondue dessert. Dinner is $74.99 per person. On the 13th and 14th, a special Valentine’s 3-course meal is available for $49.99 per person. For reservations, call (843) 692-9003.

Croissants Bistro & Bakery

Croissants Bistro & Bakery offers classic Lowcountry cuisine with a French twist. Whether you’d like to enjoy an intimate breakfast or a romantic dinner, Croissants will not disappoint. For Valentine’s Day 2021, Croissants will have a special display featuring heart-shaped goodies, chocolate-covered strawberries, and more. Running from Feb. 7th-14th, a Valentine’s Day menu will be served with 3 decadent courses. Call (843) 448-2253 for information and reservations.

Splash of Love at Ripley’s Aquarium

Experience Valentine’s Day with an enchanting underwater backdrop at Ripley’s on February 14th. The Aquarium is offering 3 package options for 2021. The evening’s festivities will run from 5pm – 8pm and reservations are required

Splash of Love Packages for 2021:

  • Sea of Love ($120 + tax per couple) – includes admission for two, a four-course dinner for two, one drink ticket per person, one long-stemmed rose, a souvenir photo
  • Tunnel of Love ($180 +tax per couple) – includes admission for two with premier seating inside the Shark Tunnel, a four-course dinner for two, two drink tickets per person, one long-stemmed rose, a strolling musician, a box of premium chocolates, and a souvenir photo
  • You’re My Penguin ($300 +tax per couple) – includes admission for two with VIP seating inside the Penguin Playhouse, a four-course dinner for two, two drink tickets per person, one long-stemmed rose, a souvenir photo a bottle of champagne, cocktail service during dinner, live music, and a box of premium chocolates 

Paint with a Twist Date Night

No matter what night you decide to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year, Paint with a Twist is hosting Valentine-themed paintings for the first two weeks of February. But these events are not only for couples. Several painting events are catered to a parent and child with kid-themed subjects like a llama, piglet, baby Yoda, and elephants. 

For couples events, each partner will paint one side of the painting that will be hung together upon completion. The couple classes on the 12th, 13th, and 14th include a bottle of wine with the purchase of the class. 

All other classes are BYOB (wine, beer, and snacks) with ice, cups, napkins, small plates, wine chillers, and corkscrews provided. Class prices range from $25-$65 depending on the subject matter and number of guests. Find their full calendar of events with pricing and details online. Reservations are required for all classes. 

“Romance in the Gardens” at Brookgreen Gardens

Couples will have a chance to renew their vows this Valentine’s Day at the Brookgreen Creek boat landing. A nondenominational ceremony will take place with a reception to follow at the Leonard Pavilion. 

For the ceremony, brides will be given a miniature bouquet and grooms will be given a boutonniere. A personalized certificate and professional photograph will also be given to each couple. For the reception, couples will be given an individual box of goodies (in lieu of a cake cutting), and champagne will be served. 

Two ceremony times are available on February 14th: 1pm and 4pm. Romance in the Gardens is $50 per couple and reservations are required

Lulu’s Sweetheart Dinner For Two

Despite the postponement of the Annual Lulu’s Tropical Reunion vow renewal, Lulu’s is excited to announce their Sweetheart Dinner for 2021. This special event is a 3-course dinner for two that includes a crab cake appetizer, surf & turf entree, and bread pudding dessert. Lulu’s Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Dinner for Two is $120 plus tax. Call (843) 491-5011 for reservations, which are required. 

Romantic Things To Do In Myrtle Beach 

Dinner For Two 

Even without a special Valentine’s Day menu, numerous restaurants in Myrtle Beach have delicious menus and romantic settings year-round. We recommend you call ahead and make reservations at whatever restaurant you and your sweetheart choose. Here are a few of our favorite and most romantic restaurants to try for Valentine’s Day 2021: 


Activities For Two

Myrtle Beach is full of fun, exciting, and romantic activities for couples to enjoy this Valentine’s Day or any time of the year. We have gathered a list of the best attractions for couples to enjoy for 2021: 


However you and your sweetheart choose to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Myrtle Beach this year, we encourage you to stay safe while spreading the love. Don’t forget to check out the special offers currently running at Coral Beach Resort & Suites when booking your accommodations for Valentine’s Day 2021. 

Things To Do In Myrtle Beach in January

Just because we are officially in the “off-season” for beach vacations, the list of things to do in Myrtle Beach in January is longer than you’d think. Unlike in the past, most of Myrtle Beach now stays open year-round. Restaurants, shops, and attractions continue to welcome visitors and locals. Some of them even offer discounts.  

Many golfers head to Myrtle Beach in January for the great golf packages and deals. Others visit to enjoy the beach with fewer people. Some just love the mild winter weather that Myrtle Beach has compared to up North. But no matter why you have come to stay, we have found all of the fun and created this list of things to do in Myrtle Beach in January just for you! 


Staying In For The Day

For the days when you don’t feel like leaving the resort, slide on your swimsuit, grab a towel, and head downstairs. Coral Beach Resorts & Suites has one of the largest indoor heated pool complexes in Myrtle Beach. 

Our spacious indoor pool is heated to a perfect 86 degrees. There is also spa jacuzzis and a kiddie play area.  And all of the great pool amenities are included with your stay.

If you are still feeling the holiday spirit, two local businesses have paired up to provide you with an incredible holiday deal! This year, you have the opportunity to experience a Duplin Winery wine tasting and the Carolina Opry Christmas Special from the comfort of your own home or your hotel room. 

It’s simple. Purchase your Virtual Christmas Show package online for the limited-time price of $99.95. Once your package arrives, in addition to your variety pack of wine and treats from Duplin, there are instructions on how to enjoy your wine tasting. Then, turn on the TV and use the access code in your package that gives you unlimited, on-demand access to The Carolina Opry Christmas Special. You can watch it at home anytime before Jan. 14th. 


It’s Time For The Theatre

A few great live shows are running in January this year. For one night only, The Alabama Theatre will host An Evening with Greg Rowles. This event is on Jan. 9th and will celebrate the 41 years Greg Rowles has spent in the entertainment industry. You may purchase your tickets here.

The GTS Theatre has four shows running during January. There are two Elvis Tribute shows starring award-winning entertainer Alex Mitchell. The Motown Tribute Show will be running, and a Magic Show with Michael Bairefoot is also on the schedule. Please check the GTS Theatre website for dates, times, and pricing. 


Experience The Historic Rivertown

No matter how cool the weather, the Historic Rivertown of Conway is jam-packed with festivities this January. On Jan. 9th from 2 pm to 5 pm join in on the Winter 2021 Rivertown Wine-Around. Participants will spend their Saturday afternoon exploring Downtown Conway while sampling delicious wine at each show on the Wine-Around map. Tickets are $25 and must be purchased in advance

For the first time, experience the Rivertown Ice Rink from Jan. 15th at noon to Jan. 17th at 8 pm. Admission is $15*, and skate rental is included. Skating sessions will run approximately one hour each on the 40’ x 100’ temporary synthetic ice surface. The Rivertown Ice Rink will be located at the Town Green on 200 Laurel Street. 

*Jan. 4th-14th, receive a $5 off coupon with any purchase from participating businesses in Downtown Conway. Visit the events page to find out more. 

Returning this year is the Conway Chocolate Walk on Jan. 30th. From 11 am to 3 pm, participants can explore Downtown Conway’s shops and restaurants while sampling chocolate creations by local amateur chocolatiers. Tickets are $20 and must be purchased in advance


Sneak-In Like A Local

The more well-known attractions in Myrtle Beach are always fun to visit. Spending an afternoon seeing celebrities at the Hollywood Wax Museum. Taking a mid-morning “swim” with the sharks at Ripley’s Aquarium. Or having a jumpin’-good time with the kids at Rockin’ Jump. But there are a couple of the local events happening around town that we thought you might enjoy! 

Take a short drive to the south end of town on Jan 3rd for the 5th Annual Murrells Inlet Chicken Bog Challenge. Sample chicken bog creations from 15 teams for one all-you-can-eat price. This year’s event will take place at Uncle Tito’s in Murrells Inlet from noon to 3 pm. 

Kind Keeper Animal Rescue, a local no-kill non-profit animal shelter, will be hosting their first-ever Polar Bear Plunge! Support a cause while joining in on the local tradition of taking a dip in the ocean in January. 

This event is on Jan 16th at Neal & Pam’s Bar and Grill in Surfside Beach. Check-in starts at 11 am. The Plunge will take place at 1 pm followed by A Poppin’ Polar Plunge Party. There is a $30 minimum donation for participating polar-plungers, and all proceeds will benefit Kind Keeper. Pre-register for the event and find out more on the Kind Keeper website.  


Whether you are enjoying a round of mini-golf, hiking the trails of the state park, or enjoying one of these local events, there are endless things to do in Myrtle Beach in January. The ocean keeps crashing beautifully on the beaches and the sun keeps shining bright in the sky. The winter-time is a great time of year to visit Myrtle Beach. 

Here are some great specials currently running when you decide to book your Winter Vacation. And here’s a list of even more reasons to visit Myrtle Beach in the Winter. See you in January!