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Five Reasons to Take a Winter Vacation in North Myrtle Beach

Shop at Barefoot Landing on your winter beach vacation.The holidays are over and summer may feel far away. But there’s good news . . . the beach is a great place to be, even in the winter!

We’re about to let you in on a little secret—a winter beach getaway can be just as wonderful as a trip during the summer. During the winter, you can soak up sunny skies, stroll along nine miles of picturesque beach, and enjoy many of your favorite North Myrtle Beach activities and attractions.

There are so many reasons to make a trip to our shores this winter, but here are five favorites that visitors tell us they love.

1. IT’S THE BEST TIME TO SEE SHOWS AND SPECIAL EVENTS.

North Myrtle Beach is home to some of the greatest theaters on the coast, and the extraordinary shows don’t stop during the winter. Alabama Theatre, House of Blues and The Carolina Opry all have schedules full of live performances and dinner theaters that run throughout the week.

While we’ll always recommend a trip to The Carolina Opry’s famous namesake show, this spectacular venue also features different special one-night-only shows throughout the winter. Visit The Carolina Opry during a beach winter beach trip. At the end of January, Dublin’s Irish Tenors and the Celtic Ladies takes the stage. Complete with an Irish band and vocalists, this show brings to life the epic tale of Celtic culture through traditional melodies and dances.

Alabama Theatre’s winter shows change every weekend throughout January, but you can catch the jaw-dropping “ONE The Show” any day of the week beginning in February. Are you looking for a comedy show or a magical night full of music and dance? Whatever your taste, you’ll find something on Alabama Theatre’s 2019 winter schedule

While you’re in town, you won’t want to miss a dinner theater show at House of Blues. Every Saturday, this impressive venue hosts an interactive murder mystery dinner. Enjoy a delicious three-course meal during a hilarious performance, where you’ll get the chance to guess the suspect. If you’d prefer a concert, there are plenty of those, too! Check out their schedule to peruse this year’s offerings.

2. GET STEEP DISCOUNTS ON LODGING.

Winter in North Myrtle Beach may be considered the off-season but it should really be called the “in the know” season. For savvy shoppers, it’s easier to find an affordable rental housecondo, resorthotel or motel, most of which offer significantly lower rates this time of year. You might be able to get a great deal on a more luxurious room or bigger home than you would in the summer. With all those savings, you can splurge on a fancy dinner or plan a few day trips to nearby areas.

3. ENJOY CROWD-FREE RESTAURANTS, SHOPS AND MORE.

During the off-season, everything is even easier than normal. You’ll likely discover that while parking is abundant, your favorite restaurants welcome you with same attentive service and beautiful views. It’s the perfect time to explore North Myrtle Beach like a local instead of a tourist!

Visit local vineyard, La Belle Amie, during your winter beach trip. Leisurely shop your way through the unique stores in Barefoot Landing. Enjoy a bonfire night or Wine Wednesday celebration at La Belle Amie Vineyard. Plan a minigolf marathon and take your time as you putt your way through the course. Visit the 162-acre North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex for a relaxing walk or a kid-friendly lunch at one of its picnic shelters, many which are conveniently located near massive playgrounds.

4. ESCAPE TO PLAY GOLF IN WARMER WEATHER.

North Myrtle Beach and the entire Grand Strand area is known for its amazing golf courses. But on a summer afternoon, it can get pretty warm out on the course. Not in the winter! Take your pick from a number of award-winning courses, like Tidewater Golf Club, which has been called “the Pebble Beach of the East,” or Beachwood Golf Club, which has hosted a number of local and PGA-sponsored golf tournaments.

Many North Myrtle Beach golf courses offer inclusive “stay and play” packages with special pricing, too. Explore all our local golf courses to find the right fit for you.  

5. RELAX ON AN EMPTY BEACH.

Maybe this goes without saying, but the beach in winter is a lot different than the beach in summer. There’s plenty of room to spread out and play beach games . . . and you definitely won’t have to worry about tripping over someone else’s towel! For a relaxing afternoon, fill a thermos with your favorite hot beverage, unroll a blanket or towel, and settle in to watch the waves roll in.

Ready to plan your winter escape to North Myrtle Beach? Start by looking for accommodations. Then, make sure you take plenty of pictures during your stay and share them with us on social media—we’d love to hear why you love going to the beach in the winter!