It’s happening. The summer wares in stores – grills, patio umbrellas, plastic swimming pools – are giving way to … back-to-school stuff. Ugh. Just because it’s tough to find a new outdoor rug or tiki torches, that doesn’t mean it’s too late to seize the summer.
Even if you’ve been on a getaway already, one last summer jaunt to Myrtle Beach is the perfect way to wind down the season. Especially if you can find a deal on accommodations.
Specials at The Breakers Resort
There are some good specials going on right now and into winter at The Breakers Resort.
Sunday Super Saver
Save 5% more on the best available rate, simple for arriving on a Sunday.
Bed & Breakfast Special
Your discounted nightly rate becomes with a buffet breakfast for 2 each day of your stay, at Papa’s Restaurant.
Winter Monthly Rentals
How does a winter spent on the oceanfront sound? Some restrictions apply.
The Great Summer Getaway Sale
Save as much as 30%, with no blackout dates. See website for length-of-stay minimums and other restrictions.
Affordable fun in Myrtle Beach
1. Ground Zero Dragon Boat Festival
COVID-19 has altered this event but hasn’t stopped it. The 12th annual festival, Aug. 22, will feature a virtual fundraising race in place of the traditional boat races. In a clever twist, Ground Zero, a ministry focused on creating community among teenagers, will help Dragon Boat team members to raise funds for the ministry by email, Facebook, and video chats. Check out the live TV broadcast for reports and celebrations.
2. Art in the Park
Waccamaw Arts & Craft Guild has hosted Art in the Park, for artists and art lovers, since 1972. Artists nationwide converge to work in different mediums. Held in Valor Park in Market Common, future dates include Aug. 22-23, Oct. 10-11, and Nov. 14-15, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Artists must submit original artwork or reproductions and can download an application on the website.
3. Myrtle Beach Amateur Golf Tournament
The Myrtle Beach Amateur Golf Tournament, a tradition in the region, will be Aug. 31-Sept. 4 at various area courses. Taking precautions to safeguard against coronavirus, the event will host no more than 72 players at each site, approximately 36 per flight. The total prize pool per flight will not change. Organizers will provide free range balls to reduce touchpoints, and play will occur without spectators. For details and to register, visit the tournament website.
4. Huntington State Park
The Huntington State Park beach and wetlands host alligators, an array of birds, sea turtles, and more. Take the Sandpiper Pond Nature trail to a viewing deck to see egrets and herons. Walk the boardwalk over a lagoon on the Kerrigan Nature Trail. It’s a great spot for a day or an overnight camping trip. The park also features a 1930s Moorish-style castle, Atalaya. The Huntington family, which once owned this land, lived there.
5. Myrtle Beach State Park
South Carolina’s first state park, Myrtle Beach State Park opened in 1936. The Civilian Conservation Corps developed this New Deal Program under President Franklin D. Roosevelt. It’s tough to imagine that this park is a bit of an area secret, with a mile of pristine beach. Plus, the wonders of a lowcountry forest just steps away. Just don’t feed the raccoons if you decide to camp! The park office carries everything you need, and also sells firewood for your site.
6. Myrtle Beach Boardwalk
The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Promenade runs 1.2 miles along the oceanfront, from Pier 14 at 14th Avenue North, to the 2nd Avenue Pier at 2nd Avenue North. Walk this beautiful route with family, and meet new friends along the way. It’s a nostalgic setting for reminiscing about yesteryear, but also a modern space ready for new memories to be made. Take a ride on the Skywheel for incredible views of Myrtle Beach.
7. Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk
It’s a boardwalk of another sort. Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk sits along an estuary, with lots of delicious food and live music nearly every night of the week. If the quaint vibe isn’t your thing, take a fishing charter in the area for an incredible experience. Either way, you can’t beat the vibe here. Yes, those are goats on the island! Chill out with a cold drink at the handful of bars and restaurants along the way.
8. Myrtle Beach Fishing Piers
Cast a line at a handful of spots, including 2nd Ave Fishing Pier. No matter what time of year you visit, there’s plenty to catch. Pier 14 Restaurant & Lounge is a Myrtle Beach tradition not only for fishing but for also seafood and cocktails to unwind on the oceanfront. Visitors rave about the quality of food and reasonable prices. The Springmaid Pier is back after taking a vicious hit from a hurricane. It’s a prime spot for photographers in Myrtle Beach.
Can I travel to Myrtle Beach right now?
COVID-19 has had an impact on Myrtle Beach residents and visitors, as well as travel overall.
Check websites for these attractions and the Center for Disease Control for updates and advice for safe travel. Beaches are open, and several areas have instituted mask mandates for public spaces, including common areas in hotels and restaurants, stores, and places it’s not easy to observe social distancing. Masks aren’t required on the beach so long as you practice social distancing.
Is Myrtle Beach affordable in fall?
Yes! It’s the ideal time. Lots of summer travelers get back to their routines this time of year, but if you have some vacation time … the temperatures cool, but don’t get too low. Lots of attractions are still open. And places like The Breakers Resort host all the fun of the summer right into autumn – with good deals available, too. Take in a relaxing oceanfront view in your room, with easy access to the beach and all the fun things we love about a vacation to Myrtle Beach.