5 Great Ways to Kick Off Your New Year in Myrtle Beach

For most of us, New Year’s Day offers a day off work and an opportunity to start the new year doing some of our favorite things. And especially with New Year’s Eve falling on a Sunday in 2023, this year’s holiday presents a bigger-than-usual chance to get away for a long weekend and enjoy a year-opening getaway to start 2024 off right.


Looking for the perfect place to kickstart your 2024 with a long list of enjoyable activities to choose from? Consider these five fun and memorable ways to roll into the all-new year on the Grand Strand:

Try Something New

It’s a brand-new year, which makes it a perfect time to broaden your horizons. Consider kicking off your 2024 doing something you’ve never done before. Ever seen the sun rise over the Atlantic Ocean from 20 stories above the shoreline? You could do just that on Myrtle Beach’s SkyWheel. How about watching knights battle on foot and on horseback to protect the throne? The option is on the table (along with a four-course feast) at Medieval Times in Myrtle Beach. Whatever new activity you’re looking to try, the options are nearly endless on the Grand Strand.

Take a Peek Into the Past

With a new year just beginning, New Year’s Day also offers a great opportunity to spend some time thinking about how we got here — and to learn some lessons from the past. Just a few of the great spots to soak in some history in the Myrtle Beach area include the Horry County Museum and L.W. Paul Living History Farm, the Wheels of Yesteryear Vintage Auto Museum and the North Myrtle Beach Area Historical Museum.

Myrtle Beach Skywheel

Treat Yourself to Something Tasty

Of course, the new year offers a great opportunity to chase down some tasty eats — and the restaurant-loaded Myrtle Beach area can certainly accommodate. Since you’re in the heart of the South, consider grabbing some signature Southern cooking at a local favorite like Big Mike’s Soul Food, The Shack or Sea Captain’s House (where the award-winning She Crab Soup is a must-try local legend).

Take In Nature’s Wonder

New Year’s Day is also a perfect time to appreciate the glory of the great outdoors, and the Grand Strand’s many parks and other natural attractions offer the perfect setting. Two top options for getting out and taking in some nature include Myrtle Beach State Park (South Carolina’s very first state park, opened in 1936) and Huntington Beach State Park (home to National Historic Landmark Atalaya Castle).

Put a Focus on the Family

For those who’ve resolved to spend more time with family in 2024, this trip in itself should get them off to a great start (assuming they’ve brought their loved ones along). Just a few of the many family-friendly ways to kick off the new year in the Myrtle Beach area include paying a visit to Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet, checking out Ripley’s Aquarium at Myrtle Beach shopping/dining/entertainment hot spot Broadway at the Beach, and catching dinner and a swashbuckling show at Pirates Voyage.


Want to kick off your 2024 in a stunningly scenic coastal environment with an array of New Year’s Day activity options? The Grand Strand is a great place to do just that — but you’ll want to plan ahead. When you book your New Year’s accommodations in the Myrtle Beach area early, you can save significantly on the rate you’ll pay for your stay.

The Rusty Reel at Breakers Resort

An Ideal Place to Start Any Day … or Year

Looking for the perfect place to stay while kicking off your new year on the Grand Strand? Offering a wide range of comfortable accommodation options and a long list of fun on-site amenities, The Breakers Resort in Myrtle Beach is a perfect place to make some unforgettable memories while rolling into 2024 on the Grand Strand. Book your oceanfront New Year’s stay at The Breakers Resort today!

Breakers indoor waterslides