South Carolina’s famous Myrtle Beach is a known holiday destination and is frequented by millions of tourists every year. Though more commonly known as a summertime beach resort, this fantastic location is amazing year round, especially in the winter.
You heard correctly the winter.
Though Myrtle Beach might not be on the top of your list for winter getaways, it should be and I’ll give you 6 reasons why.
- Stay in a 5 star hotel at a fraction of the cost!
You can find a lot of really great hotel deals just because it is the “off season”
That’s right, whether you plan to pay for your room with cash, reward points, or mileage, you are guaranteed the get the biggest bang for your buck between late fall and early spring.
How is this possible?
Due to a low occupancy and cool weather hotels of all levels have a large amount of vacancy. When this occurs hotel owners are DESPERATE to fill vacant rooms so that they can decrease their loss during low season.
The rates can drop to as little as a quarter of what they would have been during the summer. It’s even likely, (though not guaranteed) that you can score a luxury two room suite for as little as $99.00 per night!
- A Time For Quiet By The Ocean:
Have you ever imagined yourself doing yoga, meditating, or just walking along the beach in quiet, without the din of noisy vacationers all around?
If you are seeking true quiet, only interrupted by the cry of seagulls and the crashing waves then late fall – winter is your favorite and only time to visit Myrtle Beach. Contrary to the summer (when the beaches are crowded with chattering sunbathing tourists) the winter is the time of year when beaches are finally quieted, emptied, and the sounds of the ocean have their debut.
3. First Class Service:
Yet another perk to visiting Myrtle Beach during the winter is the privilege of being treated as “first class” when you’ve only paid for economy!
Southern hospitality is known for being warm and welcoming year round, but when you visit Myrtle Beach in the winter you will find a whole new definition to the term “southern hospitality”. Restaurant owners will shake your hand, high-end hotels will offer you free perks/upgrades, and there wont be long line for the many tourist friendly recreational activities in the area.
If you think that you’ve seen low prices, you haven’t seen anything until you’ve shopped at the Tanger Outlet mall.
If you are lucky enough to be there Thanksgiving week, Black Friday, or the pre-Christmas shopping rush, you will be treated to unbelievable retail/outlet discounts that will leave you shopping for more and more.
Additionally, nearby hotels, such as the Hilton, or Hampton Inn offer a free shuttle service that will ferry you and your packages to and from the Tanger Outlet Mall FREE of charge.
Miniature golf, also known as “putt putt” is a great way to relax and have a fun time with the family! At Captain Hook’s Miniature Golf course you will whack your golf balls through a labyrinth of Neverland’s caves, impressive water falls, and magical characters (such as Peter Pan, Tinkerbell, and pirates too).
If you go to Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show you can expect delicious food, fun, and pirates galore!
Don’t forget to arrive at least 30 minutes early for a fabulous pre show, and to allow time to explore the intricately decorated indoor pirate world.
At “Pirates Voyage” you will become part of “the crew” as swashbuckling pirates dive, swing, and sing for your entertainment. Watch “Salty” the sea-lion perform his impressive tricks, and best of all enjoy a feast fit for a captain while being lavishly entertained.
Some of the delicious items that you can expect to see on your plate are:
Starters: Cream of Vegetable Soup
Parmesan garlic Biscuit (yum!)
Main: Roasted fall off the bone chicken
Roasted Corn On The Cob
Dessert: Flakey Apple Pastry
Drinks: Soda, Water, Virgin Cocktails, and alcoholic delights (for those 21 and over)
Though Myrtle Beach may not have been on the top of your list for winter getaways, I hope this article gave you 6 reasons to put it on the top of your list and return year after year.
Please let us know which Myrtle Beach attractions are at the top of your list this holiday season. We look forward to reading your feedback in the comments section. 🙂