Myrtle Beach in the Winter: Top 30 Things To Do


Visiting Myrtle Beach in the winter provides an opportunity to explore everything the Grand Strand has to offer. The crowds have thinned for the season and the weather is warm but not tropical, proving comfortable for enjoying activities inside and out. From fabulous shows to amazing food and family-friendly attractions, you’ll find enough things to do to take a winter vacation in Myrtle Beach with your family, friends, or golf buddies. Start planning your stay at Coral Beach today using these winter vacation itinerary ideas that are fun for travelers of all ages.

Young Granddaughter and Grandfather enjoy Myrtle Beach in the Winter

Top 30 Things To Do in Myrtle Beach in the Winter

  1. Take a stroll down the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and enjoy shopping, museums, and lots of dining options.
  2. Soar in style at Helicopter Adventures and enjoy the most beautiful views of Myrtle Beach from the sky.
  3. Get in a heated family bowling competition upstairs in Coral Beach’s own Entertainment Zone.
  4. Snap pictures with your favorite celebrities at one of the most star-studded Myrtle Beach attractions: The Hollywood Wax Museum.
  5. Let the kids explore and learn with all of their senses at Edventure Myrtle Beach (formerly known as the South Carolina Children’s Museum).
  6. Get in the holiday spirit by enjoying festive music, comedy, and dancing at The Carolina Opry’s Christmas Special.
  7. Spend a day under the sea at Ripley’s Aquarium at Broadway at the Beach.
  8. Go back in time and tour the historic Atalaya Castle located in Huntington Beach State Park.
  9. Shop until you drop at over 40 stores in a beautiful village setting at The Market Common and check the calendar to catch one of their many winter activities.
  10. Relax, unwind, and treat yourself to a spa day at Majestic Massage and Day Spa.
  11. Come face-to-face with alligators, monkeys, and hyenas at Alligator Adventure located in Barefoot Landing.
  12. Schedule a tee time at one of the 120 golf courses located along the Grand Strand.
  13. Jump, climb, and dunk all your energy out at Rockin’ Jump Trampoline Park.
  14. Get your imagination on at WonderWorks with over 100 hands-on exhibits such laying on a bed of nails or becoming a human lightning rod.
  15. Enjoy spectacular views and a delicious variety of food by visiting the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk.
  16. Take a ride on The SkyWheel to view miles of the beautiful Carolina coastline! This favorite Myrtle Beach attraction has climate controlled gondolas for winter or summer.
  17. Channel your inner pirate with a show full of stunts and entertainment all while enjoying a four-course meal at Pirate’s Voyage.
  18. Relax and enjoy the less-crowded winter season with a walk on the beach that’s just steps outside our oceanfront resort.
  19. Let your adrenaline rush at Ripley’s Haunted Adventure as you make your way through this haunted house with laser guns.
  20. Bundle up and take a voyage out to sea to deep sea fish or go for a dolphin cruise with Super Voyager Deep Sea Fishing.
  21. Visit Winter Wonderland at the Beach any winter weekend in December to see a light display along the boardwalk or let the kids loose at the Family Fun Zone. 
  22. Wine and dine yourself during January’s Restaurant Week South Carolina, an 11-day celebration of fabulous food.
  23. Stroll through Brookgreen Gardens during any of their winter events to see why this Myrtle Beach attraction is a favorite for locals and visitors.
  24. Take part in a mini marathon! The Twinkling Two Miler, Hot Chocolate Classic, and Penguin Dash will warm you up and benefit great causes this winter.  
  25. Spend an evening enchanted by the Long Bay Symphony, a local Myrtle Beach organization dedicated to the cultural growth of the Grand Strand area.
  26. Escape to nature by visiting the Vereen Memorial Gardens just outside of Myrtle Beach for a winter hike, picnic, or quiet family time.
  27. Have a beach day enjoying our warm, 86-degree indoor pool and grab a fun drink to give your winter stay a tropical twist. 
  28. Smile! Selfie World is a must if you’re traveling with teens, kids, or even your grandkids, because all ages love snapping pics and posing with these nostalgic and cool backgrounds.
  29. Make dessert the main event while you’re in Myrtle Beach on vacation at this outrageous milkshake shop in The Market Common or dazzle the kids with this over-the-top candy store.
  30. Rent an electric bike and explore nearby trails and take in the scenic views of Myrtle Beach without breaking a sweat!
Father and son playing arcade game at Coral Beach

Best Place To Stay in Myrtle Beach in the Winter

Voted the “Best Family Resort” by the Travel Channel, Coral Beach Resort makes any stay paradise no matter who you’re traveling with. On-site amenities include bowling and an entertainment zone to keep the kids busy between stops at other top Myrtle Beach winter attractions, making a parent’s job a little easier. Plus, the children’s waterpark and hot tub are welcome retreats for vacationers of every age. Select the room that’s right for you—we offer oceanfront suites, efficiencies, and standard hotel stays so you can be comfortable whether you like to cook at home or indulge in local fare.

Myrtle Beach in Winter FAQs

What is the average winter temperature in Myrtle Beach?

Expect the temperatures during your Myrtle Beach winter vacation to hover between 40℉ and 60°F. Pack a light jacket to wear for outdoor holiday events and parades, and if you get chilly, there are tons of indoor activities and amenities at Coral Beach to keep you entertained.

Is Myrtle Beach a good place to go in the winter?

Myrtle Beach is a great place for fun in the sun, but it is also a wonderful winter destination, and when the crowds thin, you won’t have to worry about lines or reservations to enjoy all of your favorite attractions. A Myrtle Beach winter vacation lets you take advantage of the off-season specials at hotels too. 

Is the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk open in winter?

Yes, the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is open all winter and you’ll find strolling the area in the off-season to be less crowded and more relaxing than in the summer. Winter on the boardwalk also includes seasonal activities that happen only in the off-season, like the Winter Wonderland