While Myrtle Beach is most known for warm weather, beautiful beaches, and is a top summer vacation destination, the fun surely doesn’t stop when the weather cools down! For many guests, the winter months are their favorite time to visit the Grand Strand due to the decrease in crowds and lower lodging/attraction rates. Swimming in the ocean might be the one thing you can’t do when visiting Myrtle Beach in the winter but the other possibilities are endless!
One of our favorite things to do once winter hits is to check out the awesome holiday shows and activities that Myrtle Beach offers. For an evening full of holiday music, dancing, and singing along we recommend checking out The Carolina Opry, Alabama Theatre, or Legends in Concert. If you are in the mood for a more quiet and romantic night, check out Brookgreen Garden’s Night of a Thousand Candles. For the action and thrill-seeker who also loves good food, Pirate’s Voyage Christmas show is the one for you. And last but certainly not least, check out Myrtle Beach’s newest Christmas show, Christmas on Ice, which features World Champion ice skaters!
Another great thing to take advantage of in the winter when crowds are small is exploring Broadway at the Beach. From delicious restaurant options to awesome shopping, there is something for everyone! A great kid’s activity where you can let their imagination run wild is Wonderworks, or check out the Hollywood Wax Museum right across the street. Just make sure to bring a jacket and some comfy shoes for all the walking around!
Ripley’s has 4 awesome attractions in the Myrtle Beach area, which stay pretty packed during the peak season. Enjoy limited crowds and more time to explore each of them during the winter months. Our all-time favorite Ripley’s attraction is Ripley’s Aquarium. This happens to be located at Broadway at the Beach and is a blast for all ages. Known as “The Strangest Place in Myrtle Beach” is Ripley’s Believe It Or Not which features different weird and wacky exhibits. For the dare-devil, we recommend Ripley’s Haunted Adventure or Marvelous Mirror Maze. You can’t go wrong with whichever you chose!
Coral Beach’s own newly designed Entertainment Center will have you enjoying hours of fun without having to leave the hotel (or brave the cold)! It includes 8 AMF lanes of bowling, exciting arcade games, an ice cream shop, and beverages for all ages.
Whichever month you decide to visit Myrtle Beach, we can assure you that there will never be a shortage of fun. The winter may not be as warm, but we don’t see that stopping anyone! Wanting even more winter activity ideas? Check out our Top 20 Things To Do in the Winter post.