Even in the heart of winter, Myrtle Beach remains an idyllic beach destination, mainly because of the Grand Strand’s countless year-round pursuits, including golf, entertainment, dining, and natural beauty. Shrewd travelers visit Myrtle Beach during the winter months to avoid crowds, receive discounted hotel rates, and book cheaper flights. Seemingly endless sunshine and serenity await. Contrary to popular opinion, compiling a list of things to do in Myrtle Beach in the wintertime is as easy as pie, especially with so many shopping centers, golf courses, theaters, city parks, and public beaches at our disposal. Average highs typically range from 56 to 65, but Jack Frost often greets the city with paradisical 70s from late December through late March.
25 Unique Things to Do in Myrtle Beach This Winter
If you plan to visit Myrtle Beach this winter, please bookmark this article for future use. Most attractions, restaurants, courses, and shopping complexes remain open during the coolest months, including everything from the SkyWheel to Brookgreen Gardens and Ripley’s Aquarium. Families, groups, and lovebirds alike cannot resist this 60-mile-long stretch of sand. Its beauty is only outmatched by its ability to entertain. Without further ado, here are 25 unique things to do in Myrtle Beach in the wintertime.
- Play 18 holes of championship golf at a world-famous course
- Explore a nearby state park, such as Huntington Beach or Myrtle Beach
- Spend an afternoon at Ripley’s Aquarium, a jaw-dropping, year-round spectacle
- Stroll down the crowd-less Boardwalk and Promenade
- Shop ‘til you drop at Tanger Outlets on Highway 17 (or Highway 501)
- Meander through the historic, undeniably picturesque Brookgreen Gardens
- On a particularly warm afternoon, spend several hours in the sand
- Refresh and rejuvenate at Celestial Spa, Majestic Spa, or Carolina Wellness
- Work on your short game at on-site Neptune Blacklight Indoor Mini Golf
- Embark on a culinary voyage across the Seven Seas of flavor—including ice cream, Italian classics, and Southern BBQ (with a stop at Restaurant Row)
- Pretend it’s the 1980s inside the Family FunZone’s newly-remodeled arcade
- Swirl, sniff, sip, and savor fine vino at a nearby winery
- Warm-up with a cup of joe at a local cafe
- Splash inside a heated indoor pool
- Spend an evening at Medieval Times, a once-in-a-lifetime dining experience
- Tour the ever-changing (and always spellbinding) Hollywood Wax Museum
- Ride the 187-foot-tall SkyWheel
- Dine, shop, and laugh at Broadway at the Beach
- Walk down the peaceful Conway Riverwalk
- Join an Intracoastal Waterway fishing expedition
- Bike “the Neck”
- Plan a day trip to historic Charleston
- Hop aboard Myrtle Beach’s self-guided brewery trail
- Embark on an Alligator Adventure
- Soar above the Grand Strand in a helicopter
Sand Dunes Resort, the Ultimate Grand Strand Vacation
During the winter months, Myrtle Beach sees much less precipitation. Thus, when the sun is shining, “beach season” remains in full effect. And Sand Dunes Resort is the perfect place to start and finish each day of birdie putts, live shows, long walks, and great buys. On-site luxuries include the aforementioned arcade, a mini-golf course, and an indoor pool, as well as restaurants, semi-private beach acreage, free parking, and unobstructed views of the vast Atlantic Ocean on each balcony.
Please browse through our money-saving packages and specials. Booking direct is the easiest way to save money and avoid hidden third-party fees. You can also call us at 866-845-1011 to book a long-awaited escape to sunny Myrtle Beach.