Every summer, thousands are drawn to the Myrtle Beach area for miles of beaches, sunny weather and an abundance of attractions. But when the seasons change, there are still plenty of activities to keep you and your family entertained! While many southern beach towns close down, Myrtle Beach remains open for tourists to explore, or to simply relax! Here are a few reasons why you should consider traveling during the off season.
While our summer temperatures are perfect for vacationing at the beach, our winter temperatures are still rather balmy, with an average December high around 60 degrees. The weather typically continues to stay warm enough for swimming in the ocean through October. Walking along the beach during the cooler season is lovely, especially since the crowds have dispersed and you have more of the beach to yourself! You’ll find plenty of shells and shark’s teeth, or just read a book and listen to the waves as the crash in the shore. Pack lots of layers and stay tuned to the weather before your trip, and you should be good to go!
Shopping and Attractions
Filled with numerous shops and fun attractions, both Broadway at the Beach and Barefoot Landing continue to be open year-round. Enjoy unique shops and restaurants without fighting the crowds. Take the kids to Ripley’s Aquarium for a chance to view sharks and jellyfish a slower pace. At Wonderworks you can lay on a bed of nails, or climb the Spacewalk indoor ropes challenge course where you’ll cross carefully over suspension bridges, swinging beams and more. The Hollywood Wax Museum allows you to get up and close with the rich and famous. And at Alligator Adventure, you’ll find yourself face to face with over 700 gators, crocks, and exotic creatures!
If you’re looking to step away from the bigger tourist attractions and have a low-key day, considering touring Atalaya Castle. Built in the 1930s, this historic home of philanthropist and industrialist Archer M. Huntington and his wife, sculptor Anna Hyatt Huntington, features a self-guided tour of the castle. The castle is located in Huntington Beach State Park. Then take a short jaunt to Brookgreen Gardens where you can enjoy a beautiful day outdoors, exploring the zoo and sculpture gardens.
Wonderful live performances continue into the off-season in the Myrtle Beach area. Listen to tribute artists such as Tim McGraw, Adele, Elvis Presley and more at Legends in Concert. Go back in time to witness a jousting tournament as well as astonishing acrobatics all while enjoying a four-course meal at Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament. Or witness an epic adventure with a holiday twist at Pirates Voyage Dinner and Show.
There are several off-season annual events to plan during your visit. Every year Calvin Gilmore of The Carolina Opry puts on The Carolina Opry Christmas Special, a show featuring music, comedy and dance. The Palace Theatre offers Christmas Wonderland, The Holiday Show, a production featuring great Christmas songs, high kicking chorus girls and exquisite costumes. The Alabama Theatre presents The South’s Grandest Christmas Show, an award-winning production that is sure to set your family in the holiday mood.
Whether you are looking to get away for a quiet walk along the beach, or to enjoy live shows and attractions without battling crowds, the Myrtle Beach area continues to delight travelers during the cooler months. Perhaps the biggest benefit of Vacationing during the off-season is the deals that can be found on rental properties. You can easily find a great place to stay for your off-season vacation that’s within your budget. Contact Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach to start planning your fall or winter visit today!
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