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The off-season in Myrtle Beach runs from November to February. It is the perfect time to visit and enjoy everything the beach town offers without the hassle of crowds. There is something for everyone, from delicious food to seasonal entertainment to holiday fireworks on the beach. Jebaily Law Firm is proud to have locations and serve the community in Myrtle and North Myrtle Beach. In this article, you will find all the information you want to know about winter activities at the Grand Strand.

Is the Beach Fun in the Winter?

Yes. You might worry about frigid weather during the winter months. However, Myrtle Beach doesn’t get as cold as Northern or Midwestern states. Consequently, there’s still plenty to do, even if the water is chilly.

What Is the Average Winter Temperature?

Temperatures typically fluctuate between 40 and 60 degrees during the winter months. On most winter days, you don’t need to bundle up to walk along the beach or watch a captivating show. Simply throw on a light jacket and have fun exploring the sights.

What Is Open in Myrtle Beach in the Winter?

You can choose from nearly endless winter activities at the beach during the winter season, as plenty of places stay open during the off-season. Whether you live or vacation in Myrtle Beach, there are plenty of things to keep you occupied, such as:

  • Shopping – The Grand Strand has major chains, specialty shops, and local boutiques. You can stop by any store for last-minute holiday shopping, souvenirs to bring home to family, or something for yourself.
  • Attractions – Parks are open year-round. Check out Pyler Park to take in the stunning views of the ocean and listen to live music during events. Head to the Vereen Memorial Historical Gardens to stroll through the beautiful gardens and take Instagram-worthy photos.
  • Boardwalk – The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is open all winter. Visiting during the off-season means fewer crowds and more opportunities to attend seasonal events like the Winter Wonderland.
  • Museums – If you’re a culture vulture, head to the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum and check out the latest exhibition. Best of all, admission is free. Or check out the Horry County Museum to learn about the pre-history, natural history, and history of Horry County.
  • Theaters – The winter season brings some of the top performers and best shows in the South. You can enjoy live entertainment at the GTS Theatre, Theatre of the Republic, and Legends in Concert, the premier place for tribute acts.
  • Dining experiences – Combine dinner and a show at Medieval Times, where you can indulge in a delicious feast, or Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show to discover the pirate crew’s spin on Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol.

Outdoor vs. Indoor Activities in Winter

Outdoor activities in Myrtle Beach aren’t limited to the beach. If you like spending time outside, consider any number of outdoor activities, such as:

  • Golfing
  • Fishing 
  • Hiking 
  • Boating

If you’d rather stay warm inside, check out these establishments for indoor activities:

  • Hollywood Wax Museum
  • Rockin’ Jump Trampoline Park
  • Ripley’s Aquarium

Free Things to Do in the Winter in Myrtle Beach

Trying to save money?  Plenty of free options are available during the winter season, including:

  • Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum
  • The Grand Strand Christmas lights
  • LW Paul Living History Farm
  • South Carolina Hall of Fame
  • Conway River Walk
  • Myrtle Beach Boardwalk
  • Vereen Memorial Gardens
  • Barefoot Landing

The great news for out-of-season visitors is that you don’t have to break the bank to participate in winter activities in Myrtle Beach. 

Jebaily Law Firm

Jebaily Law Firm, is one of South Carolina’s long-established and well-respected legal practices. With offices in Florence, North Myrtle Beach, and Myrtle Beach, S.C., we are trial lawyers focused on plaintiff litigation in personal injury, workers’ compensation, social security disability, and criminal defense. Established in 1969, we have more than 100 years of combined legal experience in protecting the rights of clients and advocating for the safety and well-being of South Carolina citizens.