5 Things That You Could Do on the Grand Strand This Winter

Must you depend on warm weather to enjoy Myrtle Beach?


No. Sure, we don’t recommend taking a dive into an outdoor pool in December (unless you’re from Canada.) But if you spend a week this winter on the Grand Strand, you’ll have plenty of things to do.


Here’s a way to spend a week in Myrtle Beach — even in winter.

What’s Winter Like in Myrtle Beach?

If you’re getting restless cooped up at home, come where life’s a little warmer. The Grand Strand averages 60 degrees Fahrenheit; that’s a nice warmup from many points north and west. Almost everything is still open, but the crowds are smaller.

The Many Ways to Have Fun This Winter in Myrtle Beach

Here are a few sectors of beach fun to consider. You could definitely make a week of it.

Exploring the Beach

It’s the feature attraction of this trip, after all. Bring sand molds and little shovels to make sandcastles. Winter winds are wonderful for kite flying. Beachcombers can find interesting objects to create a mosaic. Stay curious and creative.


RECOMMENDED: Most folks don’t need prompting, but take photos! Of the pier, nature, whatever. A beach is a good place for family photos, too.

Make It to Museums

Lock in to a cool museum for a discovery day on cool days. The Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum features 11 galleries. The Hollywood Wax Museum is a popular stop to see your favorite celebrities. Car enthusiasts will love Wheels of Yesteryear for a trip down memory lane.


RECOMMENDED: Museum fatigue is a thing. You might want to stay all day, but you’ll glean more from this experience in a few hours or less.

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Save Time for Shopping

Shoppers will be in their element in this area. Coastal Grand Mall features chic brands such as Hollister, Loft, and Simply Southern. Head to Market Common to shop Chico’s, Orvis, Sunglass Hut, and more. Visit Beef Jerky Store, Quiet Storm Surf Shop, Stonage, and more at Broadway at the Beach.


RECOMMENDED: Bring a list and get that holiday shopping done. Many stores will ship oversized items if you need them.

It’s Okay to Go Indoors

If chilly days are on the horizon, go inside. WonderWorks Myrtle Beach features more than 100 hands-on exhibits, laser tag, and more. Let the kids burn off some steam at the Rockin’ Jump Myrtle Beach Trampoline Park. Try your skills at the Family Kingdom Amusement Park arcade.


RECOMMENDED: Check your hotel lobby for coupon books. They have discounts on local attractions.

Table for You — No Wait

It’s tough to get a table on a summer Saturday night. It’s easier in fall and winter. Thai-Lao Restaurant is a low-key favorite to try. You’ll be loving Wahlburgers after one bite. There’s a new fall menu of comfort food now at Tupelo Honey Southern Kitchen & Bar.


RECOMMENDED: Hit restaurants you don’t have back home. A Myrtle Beach getaway will afford you many unique choices.

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Hospitality Is Our Craft at Compass Cove

Stunning views, superlative service, and lots of amenities. Compass Cove Resort is one of the best properties on the Grand Strand, for a reason. Plentiful pools and clean, spacious rooms are part of it.

Get on stage at local karaoke nights while you’re here. Enjoy options for drinks and food onsite. Get in on the Fall Into Amazing sale and book your getaway today.

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