13 Facts About the Off Season in Myrtle Beach

There is a handful of things you just can’t do – or probably can’t do – in Myrtle Beach this offseason. That’s just a fact.

Most probably, spending an afternoon swimming in the surf isn’t in your December or January plans in Myrtle Beach. (Unless you’re visiting from Anchorage and have the cold tolerance of a polar bear.)

There are plenty of things you can do, though, and that’s why we’ve rounded up this list of facts about the offseason in Myrtle Beach.

We might have played fast and loose with the term fact, but the sentiment remains the same: You can and will have fun on an offseason trip to Myrtle Beach. Many folks come here after the tourist season ends just because it’s such an awesome place to be for cooler weather.

Why hit Myrtle Beach in the offseason, anyway?

Fall and spring bring idyllic weather to the Grand Strand. Mostly, the beaches are less populated, too. Traffic, lighter. Lines, shorter. But the climate remains pleasant, the sights don’t disappear, and the restaurants don’t close. The events calendar is still buzzing, and there are 60 miles of Carolina beach just waiting for you.

13 Facts About the Off Season in Myrtle Beach

1.) 21 Main at North Beach has delicious food.

We’ll start with the obvious. This place is good, and versatile, too. Sushi, mac and cheese, lobster bisque … you just can’t go wrong at 21 Main. Make a reservation


2.) There are lots of good things to do at Market Common.

It’s a cute place to shop, and beautiful for the holidays. Stellar restaurants, a beautiful walk, a movie theater (now open!), and a fantastic park. See what’s in store

3.) Ripley’s Aquarium is the best penguin haunt on the strip.

Hand’s (or flippers) down. Kids like this place, too. (So do grownups.) Where else are you going to find stingrays, mermaids, and jellyfish, up close and personal? Swim on over


4.) For lunch with a view, it’s gotta be Sea Captain’s House.

Top service, delicious she-crab soup, and hushpuppies. And a grand view. How’s that for a lunch menu? You could order to-go, but then you’d miss the ocean view. Sea for yourself


5.) Hit Strong Waters for the best dinner with a twist.

Strong Waters Craft Cocktails & Kitchen is the place you’ll find yourself in more than once on a Myrtle Beach trip. The area’s best bartenders and extraordinary atmosphere. Belly up


6.) The Myrtle Beach big cats are found at T.I.G.E.R.S.

What an uncommon encounter. Where else can you socialize with baby chimpanzees and tigers? (Ever played volleyball with a chimp?) It’s exciting and educational. Take a safari


7.) Papa’s Restaurant is everyone’s favorite in Myrtle Beach.

The breakfast buffet will win your heart. It’s served in generous portions. Delicious, fresh food. Friendly service. Part of the charm of Breakers Resort. Grab a plate


8.) Tanger Outlets is perfect for retail therapy.

If you like outlet shopping, you’ll love Tanger Outlets on Highway 501. The options are tremendous. Plenty of parking, too. Shop till you drop


9.) Cinemark at Myrtle Beach is a fun, safe place to catch a flick.

Social distancing and blockbuster hits. What else could you want? Snacks? They have them, at reduced welcome-back pricing. Reserve your comfy, reclining seat, too. Get the popcorn


10.) Best place to find ‘love’: Grande Dunes Tennis Club.

Bring your racket. Play the clay courts at one of the finest tennis clubs in Myrtle Beach. Friendly staff and beautifully maintained semi-private facility that hosts USTA events. Game/set/match


11.) You’ll have a blast on the high seas with Captain Brant.

Catch your dinner for tonight – and some barracuda and shark just for the sport of it, with Captain Brant’s Fishing Adventures. Wonderful guides, unforgettable experience. Cast a line


12.) Tours at Hobcaw Barony are amazing.

Check out one of the area’s most fascinating sites for Lowcountry history and marine biology. Go on a ghost tour, and learn from a fantastic, engaging staff. Take in history


13.) You can write your name on the wall at River City Cafe

A cool experience with delectable burgers in a Myrtle Beach icon. Be sure to ask for peanuts at your table. The onion rings are legendary and you can’t beat the atmosphere. Write your name

Come to Compass Cove to experience it all

What do these incredible facts have to do with Compass Cove? Well, they’re all pretty close to the finest resort in Myrtle Beach. And Compass Cove is a pretty great place to be when you’re at the beach, all on its own. Check out the golf packages and more offered at Compass Cove, and make your reservations today.