North Myrtle Beach is known for its fun in the sun during the summer, often landing on best-of lists for fun, sunny getaways. But fall may be one of the best times to visit the area for a variety of reasons. Here are the top 5 reasons why you should visit North Myrtle Beach this fall.
Summer may be over according to the official seasonal calendar, but the temperatures in North Myrtle Beach during the fall are perfect beach weather. The humidity fades, and suddenly being outdoors is comfortable and enjoyable. During the fall, the average daily temperature in North Myrtle Beach varies from about 82 degrees in September to the mid-70s in October and November. That means you can still take part in plenty of the area’s water activities like swimming, surfing and snorkeling. So when it cools down elsewhere in the country, you can still be snorkeling with the fish in North Myrtle Beach. You can check the weekly North Myrtle Beach forecast now.
On average there are about a half million visitors that come to the Grand Strand in Myrtle Beach during the summer, and many of them visit North Myrtle Beach. Once Labor Day weekend is over, those numbers begins to decrease. With fewer crowds, this means less traffic, shorter lines and more room to stretch out on the beach. So avoid the hustle and bustle of a busy summer and hit North Myrtle Beach’s many attractions, shopping centers and beautiful recreational parks during the fall.
Many vacation rentals and hotels in North Myrtle Beach have significantly lower rates in the off-season. Lower rates means being able to treat yourself to more of the things you want to do on vacation like going to shows or concerts, playing golf, shopping and dining out. Plus, with fewer travelers visiting the area, you’ll have more amenities to yourself. Lower rates also can translate into longer vacations, where you can even plan day trips from North Myrtle Beach to nearby areas. Other cheap and fun perks in the fall include miniature golf, Brookgreen Gardens and La Belle Amie winery tour (where wine tasting starts at only $5!). Monitor online for the best and current deals before booking your hotel or tours.
Fall festivals are very popular with visitors and locals, moving away from beachside music fests to more traditional festivals for food and Southern culture. A few such fall events in North Myrtle Beach are the Little River Shrimp & Jazz Festival, the Loris Chicken Bog-Off and Oktoberfest. Fall Migration is a 10-day fall event where visitors can learn a popular Southern-style dance: the Carolina Shag. At the event, you will have various lessons by dance experts and a live band will accompany you and your dance partner. The Endless Summer Festival starts on October 3 and is held to raise money for families in need during Thanksgiving. Guests will enjoy the musical acts, tons of vendors, car show and carnival in the midst of the beautiful fall colors.
Ranked as one of the top 15 restaurant destinations in America by Huffington Post, Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach are known for their rich culinary scene. In the summertime many North Myrtle Beach restaurants can have up to a two-hour wait time. However, this is not the case during the fall. Right now, you have a much better chance of walking into a restaurant and getting seated immediately. Also, restaurants tend to have more happy hour options, plus early bird and late-night specials. During fall, restaurants feature seasonal craft beers, incorporating the flavors of pumpkins and apples. North Myrtle Beach has many pizzerias with outdoor patios to enjoy the pleasant, crisp evening weather while eating your favorite pie. And because you’ve saved so much during an off-season trip to North Myrtle Beach, you can also book a dinner or two at one of the area’s many fine steakhouses or seafood restaurants.
There are many reasons to visit North Myrtle Beach in the fall, when the weather is perfect and the crowds dissipate—making North Myrtle Beach one of the country’s best destinations in the fall.