Myrtle Beach is Delightful in Autumn and Winter

Myrtle Beach in the Winter

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is home to several wonderful Bluegreen resorts: SeaGlass Tower™; Carolina Grande™; Harbour Lights™; Horizon at 77th; and in North Myrtle Beach, Shore Crest Vacation Villas™ I & II.

As a seaside destination with picturesque beaches, world-class golf courses, lush, leafy parks and more, the area is an ideal summer getaway spot. But it’s also a fine choice for escapes in autumn and winter.

Myrtle Beach Autumn Golf

Myrtle Beach Weather

This time of year, the weather in Myrtle Beach is generally mild and, with a few exceptions, snow-free. The favorable climate serves as the perfect respite for snow-weary Northeasterners and a more temperate environment for vacationing Floridians, too.

The Grand Strand

As the principal hub of the 60 miles of Atlantic coast known as the Grand Strand, its beachfront boardwalk features the old-fashioned Family Kingdom amusement park and SkyWheel, one of the country’s highest Ferris wheels, plus arcades, souvenir stands and restaurants, drawing visitors from all over the world. It’s packed during the summer months, but less so during fall and winter. Broadway at the Beach, a popular shopping and recreation destination, is the home of more than 100 stores, 20 restaurants, 10 nightclubs and 15 attractions.

Myrtle Beach Wildlife

Visiting world-famous Brookgreen Gardens is a delightful way to spend the day. Its sculpture garden and wildlife preserve are magnificent any time of year, though a bit more user friendly in cooler weather. For aquatic observation, Ripley’s Aquarium is the place to be. But if you like to fish, opportunities abound. Take a look at our article on animal excursions at Myrtle Beach.

Myrtle Beach Shopping

Shopping is always a fun activity and the bargains at the outlet stores this time of year can offer extra value.

Myrtle Beach Music

Myrtle Beach Autumn Music

There are also a couple of music events of note: Beach music, a soulful pre-rock type of popular music, originated in South Carolina. The 22nd annual Beach Music Awards takes place at the Alabama Theatre on November 13. Love banjos, fiddles and guitars? The 47th annual South Carolina State Bluegrass Festival is scheduled for Thanksgiving weekend.

Myrtle Beach Holidays

Myrtle Beach Waves Autumn

Holidays are also fun times in Myrtle Beach. Thanksgiving is a great occasion for family gatherings and your Bluegreen Villa can serve as a meeting place for the whole tribe. In fact, you can make the festive meal and sides — including the turkey or ham — right in your villa, with its fully equipped kitchen. (You can also prepare other meals there, as well.) Of course, local restaurants will also feature Thanksgiving specials.

A festive change of scenery could serve to spark added excitement to the family’s usual holiday routine. Christmas and Hanukkah overlap this year, so you can celebrate either (or both) according to your family tradition. As with Thanksgiving, local restaurants will offer specials and you can customize celebration in your villa with appropriate food, beverages and other refreshments for your holiday party. The area hosts numerous outdoor holiday celebrations with lights, music and more.

Depending on the weather, there’s very little you can’t do during the fall and winter in Myrtle Beach. The temperatures might be a bit lower at times, but visitors’ spirits remain high for fun and adventure!

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