What are some fun cold-weather things to do in Myrtle Beach?

When Myrtle Beach residents say It’s freezing! they mean it’s probably dipped into the 40s.

It’s cute, and it’s quaint, and it’s true. Myrtle Beach winters are so mild they make mild salsa look like extra-special hot sauce. That’s why locals love it, and also why visitors make reservations for the Grand Strand in colder weather.

Although winter trips to Myrtle Beach aren’t much different from the plans you make during peak season, there are some differences.

That’s why we’ve put together this list of cold-weather fun for your next trip. Temperatures rarely hit the freezing mark in Myrtle Beach, and some January days feel downright springlike. Imagine a sun-swept afternoon in cool air and on uncrowded, pristine beaches …

Little perks of winter vacationing

  • A winter beach stroll burns more calories than one in summer. Kick-start metabolism!
  • Spend more time in the sun in the winter in Myrtle Beach, so you can soak up more healthy Vitamin D.
  • Reconnect with nature. Take a longer hike through trails at Huntington State Park, or spend time searching for sharks’ teeth on the Carolina shore.

What to do when it’s chilly at the beach

1. Visit Alabama Theatre

Want to find a bit of Christmas spirit amid the chaos of 2020? Alabama Theatre is the spot. A visit here is also a wonderful opportunity to support local performers during difficult times. Bring your entire traveling party and share in the uplifting performances. The South’s Grandest Christmas Show is going on now at Alabama Theatre.

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2. Dine at SeaBlue Restaurant & Wine Bar



Come inside to elevated fine dining in Myrtle Beach. A delectable menu of unparalleled taste awaits, and you’ll likely find yourself visiting SeaBlue Restaurant & Wine Bar more than once during your stay. Steak, lobster, scallops, and more are perfectly prepared and seasoned. It’s American cuisine rooted in French cooking techniques.

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3. Visit a Gallery


Widely regarded as Myrtle Beach’s finest, Seacoast Artists Gallery displays and sells works of varying types and prices in Market Common. With more than 70 local artists represented, the gallery shifts exhibits regularly and hosts several art shows. Mediums on display include fiber art, metal engraving, painting, photography, sculpture, and much more.

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4. Take in a Museum

See the stars at Hollywood Wax Museum. Your entire family will have a blast, whether or not they’re brave enough to take on the zombie attractions and mazes! Spend hours taking selfies with some of the world’s most famous people whether it’s your first time or 100th. Go all in with the all-access pass to get the most out of your visit.

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5. Go Outside!

For a beautiful place for a winter walk near – or just to sit in and take in nature – try the Conway Riverwalk. Located on the Waccamaw River, the riverwalk is a short walk to see Conway’s downtown. It’s sure to become one of your favorite spots on the Grand Strand, especially if you have a dog to take on a walk with you.

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Chill out this winter at Grand Cayman Resort

You’ll love the grand location when you stay at Grand Cayman Resort: Close to all the fun, yet secluded enough for staying in to relax during your getaway. Plus, a Starbucks on site is a wonderful amenity when the weather is chilly! Choose from impressive specials and book your stay at Grand Cayman Resort today.

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