Winter in Myrtle Beach

Winter in the north means bundling up in heavy coats and trudging through the snow. If you’re dreaming of a warm getaway by the ocean, Myrtle Beach is calling your name. Winter along the Grand Strand means warm sunshine, fewer crowds, and plenty of entertaining activities. Here are some things to keep in mind as you prepare for your winter escape to the beach:


Myrtle Beach experiences mild temperatures during the winter months. You can expect it to be in the fifties and sixties, and drop slightly once the sun goes down. Most days are a mixture of sunshine with the occasional grey skies.

What to Pack

Packing your suitcase for a winter getaway can be tricky. The best advice is to pack layers. That way depending on your activity for the day, you can easily take off layers and add them back as the day fades to night. It’s also good to pack a variety of comfortable clothing and clothing that can be dressed up or down. No need to bring a suit or fancy cocktail dress, unless attending a black tie affair is on your itinerary. Items we suggest packing include:

  • Long sleeve shirts
  • Sweatshirts
  • Long pants
  • Dresses (for a nice dinner or night on the town)
  • Bathing Suit (one of our amenities is an indoor pool complex)
  • Light and medium coat
  • Closed-toe shoes

Where to Stay

Myrtlewood Villas offers plenty of options when it comes to accommodations including one, two, and three-bedroom rentals, along with upscale three and four-bedroom homes. Our properties include comfortable furniture, fully-equipped kitchens, in-unit washer and dryer combos, and WiFi. You’ll have access to an indoor pool complex that includes a lazy river, kiddie pool, and hot tub, as well as outdoor pools, fitness center, picnic tables, cornhole, and shuffleboard courts. If you’re interested in playing a round of golf, there are two championship golf courses, Myrtlewood PineHills and Myrtlewood Palmetto, located on the property.

Things to Do

The winter may be considered the off-season for the beach, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of activities to keep you busy while you’re here. There is a mixture of indoor and outdoor attractions, depending on the weather and what your group likes to do.

Indoor Activities:


Myrtle Beach is known for its entertainment and there’s no shortage of talent at any of the local theaters. Check out a classic show at the Alabama Theatre or Carolina Opry. If you’re hoping to enjoy dinner and a show, Medieval Times and Pirates Voyage offer jaw-dropping performances alongside a feast.


Experiencing a rainy day or want to check out one of the Grand Strand’s many indoor attractions? The options are endless. Strike up some friendly competition at 810 Bowling, bounce the day away at Rockin’ Jump, let your imagination run wild at WonderWorks, take tons of photos at Selfie WRLD MB, or take a trip under the sea at Ripley’s Aquarium.

Outdoor Activities:

Mild weather means venturing outdoors for fresh air is always a good choice. While one of the most obvious things might be a stroll along the beach, there are plenty of other options to entertain everyone. Go on a scavenger hunt in Myrtle Beach State Park, watch the reptiles at Alligator Adventure, search for treasure at sea at Pirate Adventures Children’s Treasure Hunts, play a round of golf at Myrtlewood PineHills or Myrtlewood Palmetto, try a new golf game at TopGolf, or browse the sculpture gardens of Brookgreen Gardens.

What are you waiting for? It’s time to escape the cold and experience all Myrtle Beach has to offer in the wintertime. Check out the deals going on at Myrtlewood Villas and book your oceanfront stay today.

There are plenty of activities to enjoy when you plan your late summer or fall vacation with Myrtlewood Villas in Myrtle Beach.