Myrtle Beach coastline

Experience winter in Myrtle Beach with their countless outdoor and indoor attractions. The beach tends to be less crowded during the cooler months. Because of this, you can spend some quiet alone time on a romantic stroll across the cool sand. And you can enjoy less wait time for attractions. You may also enjoy prime walk-in waterfront seating at any restaurant.


Experience the local culture through the eyes of Myrtle Beach locals. Combine the following fun activities with spectacular off-season rates at hotels like Westgate Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Resort.  Let’s explore the different avenues of fun and amusement that your winter in Myrtle Beach has in store for you. It is guaranteed to be a worthwhile trip.

indoor activities at the aquarium

Winter in Myrtle Beach: Indoor Attractions

Myrtle Beach has a variety of unique indoor attractions you can enjoy. Because of this Intrigue and exploration await at Ripley’s Aquarium. In addition, there are also fun shows and performances such as Medieval Times and Carolina Comedy Club. Don’t let the winter blues make you miss out on countless hours of family fun and entertainment.

Ripley's Aquarium

Ripley’s Aquarium During the Winter in Myrtle Beach

At Ripley’s Aquarium open your kids minds to amazing discoveries! They offer a brand new gallery called “Ocean Wonders”. It offers a 50-foot wall of glass and a 360-degree glass tunnel. Because of this you can enjoy a variety of exotic sea species up-close from around the world.


See Ripley’s “Penguin Playhouse” and make friends with some adorable African penguins. Experience “Dangerous Reef” and see how many 12-foot sharks you can spot in their gigantic 750,000-gallon tank. Or, try petting a horseshoe crab, jellyfish or stingray!


Connect with Ripley’s Aquarium for news of their upcoming seasonal events. Winter events include a “Father-Daughter Dance” and a Valentine’s Day four-course dinner date: “Splash of Love”.

Medieval Times

Medieval Times

This show whisks you away into the Middle Ages. A time when chivalry meant clashing steel on steel to win a fair lady’s heart. At Medieval Times, celebrate jaw-dropping jousting tournaments and exquisite horses. Experience heart-stopping sword fights that test the courage of knights in shining armor. Watch as falcons dive and whirl in the air.  Enjoy a four-course meal prepared by Queen Isabella’s finest chefs. You can even wash it all down with two rounds of drinks. Let the games begin!

Carolina Comedy Club

Carolina Comedy Club

The stand-up routines at Carolina Comedy Club will bring tears of laughter to your eyes. The shows are for adults aged 18 and older and minors aged 15+ if they are accompanied by an adult. Myrtle Beach’s #1 comedy club presents household-name comedians from Showtime, Comedy Central and The Tonight Show. You can even plan dinner around your showtime at the club’s Back Stage Bar & Grill. While there enjoy some burgers, sliders or pizza. Enjoy specialty cocktails from a full alcohol menu.


Purchase your tickets before they are sold out to their upcoming shows featuring Marty Simpson, B.T., and James “Bodacious” Dobson.

Sunset at Myrtle Beach

Outdoor Activities

When you winter in Myrtle Beach, you do not have to remain indoors! Myrtle Beach winter temperatures are usually around the mid to upper 50’s. This is warm enough for outdoor adventures and cool enough to relax. Rediscover the beach from a new perspective of a tour or by horseback. You can also have fun in fantasy worlds.

Big Red Bus

Big Red Bus

Hop on a Big Red Bus tour for sightseeing or nightlife experiences during your winter in Myrtle Beach. The big red double-decker bus is not your average ride through town. They offer eight affordable tour options during the year to choose from. Learn about the history and culture of Myrtle Beach. Hop on and off the bus to spend time at different sights and attractions. 


You can even take happy hour to the next level on their educational Wine Tour of local vineyards. Enjoy the Pub Crawl to sample the best brews in town. Belt your favorite songs from the open-air top of the bus during the “Kruzin’ Karaoke” tour! The Big Red Buses are also open to custom tours for your group. Any option will ensure you have a great time on the Big Red Bus.

Horseback riding - a perfect winter activity at Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach Horseback Rides

Enjoy beautiful sights and sounds while riding a horse during your winter in Myrtle Beach. The magnificent horses are well-trained and have calm personalities. If you are willing, these horses love splashing in the shallows!


Even if you don’t have any horseback riding experience, the expert guides will show you what to do. The guides will also tell stories and give you facts about the area’s historical sites and wildlife. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins, pelicans, starfish, whales, sea turtles and other oceanic creatures. For over 15 years, Horseback Riding of Myrtle Beach has delighted thousands of visitors with unforgettable views and sandy beach trails.

Volcano at Paradise Adventure Golf

Paradise Adventure Golf

Hop between three “Paradise Adventure Golf” locations in Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach. There is a wide range of mini-golfing family fun!


“Molten Mountain” features an 18-hole indoor course with air-conditioning. There is also an outdoor 18-hole course surrounding a 50-foot Pacific volcano that erupts every half an hour. “Cancun Lagoon” has 27 holes, both indoor and outdoor with a setting of ancient Mayan civilizations. Lastly, “Mutiny Bay” has 36 outdoor holes where you can experience a Caribbean pirate battle every half hour.


You can purchase an unlimited one-day pass or a three-day pass. This will give your family or friends enough time to enjoy all three locations.


Food & Drink

Eat, drink and be merry! Dining out during your winter in Myrtle Beach can be like an indoor attraction. The entrées are as delicious as the cocktails are strong. These upscale restaurants combine a unique atmosphere with first-class ingredients to make a memorable experience.

Rioz Brazilian Steakhouse


Rioz Brazilian Steakhouse presents a refined cultural take on your meal. They offer steak, seafood and sushi in a continuous table-side service format. Southern Brazilian cuisine uses wood charcoal to grill giant cuts of beef, pork, lamb or poultry skewered with pineapple. You will enjoy a sweet-and-smoky flavor that you’ll only experience in traditional churrasco. Plus, Rioz is proud to exclusively serve Certified Angus Beef. This top-rated beef brand upholds superior quality standards. 

seafood restaurants in myrtle beach

Seafood Restaurants

For a spectacular waterfront seafood experience, dine in at Flying Fish Public Market & Grill. It will seem impossible to choose between Southern favorites like fried green tomatoes and southern-fried seafood. Your taste buds will also enjoy classic “Lowcountry” recipes, such as jambalaya, shrimp and grits, and custom-made boils.


If you want to make an enjoyable seafood dinner in; make the ethical choice to purchase seafood from Flying Fish Public Market & Grill. They participate in the Sustainable Seafood Initiative which standardizes harvesting and production methods to prioritize the environment’s health. Because of this, you will know your food of choice is healthier and tastes better.

Since 1987, Chestnut Hill has been serving succulent seafood and tender steaks in the renovated historic site of Myrtle Beach’s First Baptist Church. Plan to dine in to enjoy their waterfront views. Tantalize your tastebuds with their lobster tail, seared tuna, oysters, Alaskan king crab legs or the fresh catch of the day. In addition, they even offer filet mignon or veal and a glass or bottle from their extensive wine list. Because of this you can experience a romantic dinner date.

Liberty's Tap Room & Grill

Bars & Cantinas to Enjoy in the Winter in Myrtle Beach

Liberty Tap Room & Grill takes the love of craft brewing a step further. Choose from house brews, local and Southern-regional craft beers, plus national favorites. When you’re in the mood to watch the big game, look no further than Liberty Tap Room & Grill.


Nacho Hippo is fantastic! They handmake their tacos, burritos, quesadillas and TexMex. And they also host some of the most poppin’ live music shows in the Grand Strand! Stop by either of their two locations when you’re craving a fruity beachy cocktail. Their diverse menu of delicious margaritas, martinis, mojitos and shareable buckets are there to remind you that the night is still young.

In seeking the warmth of the indoors, you’ll inevitably stumble upon the memorable winter attractions of Myrtle Beach.  Any of these attractions will expand your horizons of the wintry outdoors and indulge your taste buds with new and extraordinary flavors. As long as there is food to delight your senses, and incredible performances to make you laugh and cry, there is fun things to do as any other season. Because of this, you can enjoy your winter in Myrtle Beach!

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About Nicole Miller

Nicole Miller is a native Tennessean who currently resides in Asheville, North Carolina. She loves spending time in the great outdoors, such as camping, hiking, and mountain biking. She also enjoys exploring all that the Smoky Mountains have to offer.

2 Responses to “Winter In Myrtle Beach: Activities & Attractions”

  1. Hi, I work for Leisure Time Unlimited, we put on the Dickens Christmas Show mid November every year at the MB Convention Center. I was wondering if/how we could be posted on your website! I have a full event description & logos ready to go in one click! Please let me know what our options are, thank you 🙂

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