What is Myrtle Beach like for fun outdoor activities now?

It’s wintertime.

But, you’d still like to be outside. Who wouldn’t, in the Carolinas? Especially in a place such as Myrtle Beach.

(Plus, the pandemic has folks thinking about social distancing, and that’s tough to do inside.) Outdoors feels like a logical solution. Luckily, there’s a lot of things to do outside in Myrtle Beach, even at this time of year.

This is your guide to some of the fun you can have in the sun right now. Which are your favorites? Do you have some we haven’t included? Besides just enjoying the beach we love all year, Myrtle Beach travelers can take in music, run races, and see cool car collections. Check out these fun things to do.

Why is it important to get outside?

New research supports the benefits of getting out of doors. Among the risks you reduce simply by getting into greenspace: Cardiovascular disease, heart disease. premature death, preterm birth, stress, and type II diabetes. It’s a bonus if you can venture out in a place with which you associate happiness and fun: Myrtle Beach.

Things to do around myrtle beach that are outside

Myrtle Beach Bowl

Dec. 21, 2:30 p.m., Brooks Stadium, Coastal Carolina University, Conway

Catch the inaugural Myrtle Beach Bowl, which ESPN will broadcast. Schools participating haven’t been determined, but a bowl game in Myrtle Beach is an opportunity for the nation to see the prime vacation destination you already love! Brooks is a gorgeous stadium, too.

48th Annual Art In The Park at Valor Park

Nov. 14-15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Valor Park at Market Common

Waccamaw Arts and Crafts Guild hosts Art in The Park in Myrtle Beach. Come see work from more than 30 artists from all over the east coast and Tennessee, and about half of those are locals. Come see fabric, glass, jewelry, metal, paintings, photography, woodwork, and more.

4th Annual Myrtle Beach Holiday Bazaar and Gift Show

Nov. 15, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., The Cooper House, Myrtle Beach

The Holiday Bazaar is free fun for kids and adults. enjoy food on hand, enter the 50/50 raffle, get a free chair massage, jump in the bounce house, look into pet adoption, visit vendors, and grab a swag bag and a goodie bag while you’re here. The show will go on, rain or shine.

BritNic 2020 British Car Show

Nov. 21, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.,  TicketReturn.Com Field, Myrtle Beach

Head to the stadium for this Grand Strand British Car Club event. BRITNIC 2020 will feature as many as 55 British cars. Admission is free, and there will be concessions available. Check out food trucks from Benitos Rolling Oven, EZCheezy Truck, Kurbside Katering, and more.

Wash Day at the L.W. Paul Living History Farm

Nov. 24, 9 a.m.-noon, L.W. Paul Living History Farm, Conway

Learn how laundry was done before modern washing machines. Wash Day allows you to try your hand at washing the old fashioned way, with a scrub board and wash pot. The farm is open Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., for other lessons about farm life from 1900-1955.

North Myrtle Beach Turkey Trot

Nov. 26, 7 a.m., Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach

The newest Thanksgiving Day 5K tradition began at Barefoot Landing in 2019. That race attracted 200 runners. Race starts at 8:30 a.m. Strollers, runners, and walkers are all welcome. Get a nice race T-shirt and post-race goodies, too.

Myrtle Beach Carolina Country Music Fest

NOTE: Are you a big fan of the Carolina Country Music Fest that usually takes place this time of year in Myrtle Beach? It’s been rescheduled for June 10-13, 2021, at the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. Go here for details and to buy tickets.

Let’s get outside in Myrtle Beach

Whether it’s a college football clash, a beautiful veteran remembrance, art in the park, and more, there are lots of ways to get outside for fun in the sun in Myrtle Beach this fall and winter. Diversions don’t have an off-season here! Come check out what cool months have to offer.