Steps to a Great September Getaway to Myrtle Beach

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The summer might be coming to an end, but fun in the sun in Myrtle Beach doesn’t have to.

September is a fine time of year for a Myrtle Beach excursion. Temperatures are still warm enough to enjoy outdoor activities but cool off well at night for comfort.

For those with the flexibility to take a vacation after prime tourism season, even for a weekend jaunt, Myrtle Beach has plenty to offer. Things don’t shut down here for winter. With events planned throughout the month and into winter, there’s always something to do.

We’d like to tell you about some of our favorite September happenings in Myrtle Beach. For music fans to automobile enthusiasts to the motorcycle-riding visitor, the calendar this month is packed with fun. A getaway for early fall can include plans to attend one of these events, with time to relax and unwind.

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Why is September so great in Myrtle Beach?

The pace slows a little after the summer, but the adventures are in full swing. There’s a little more room on the beach, a little bit of a shorter wait to get into your favorite restaurants and attractions. You might find a few deals when you travel on the tail end of the tourism season.

September events in Myrtle Beach

1. Myrtle Beach Bike Week Fall Rally

Sept. 28-Oct. 4: The second of the yearly rallies has been a fixture of fall in Myrtle Beach since 1940. Motorcycle lovers from miles around come to the Grand Strand for fellowship, fun, and gorgeous rides in a spectacular time of year for the area. Get on the open road for one last ride of 2020.


2. Hot Summer Nights at Plyler Park

Through Sept. 6: Daily from 4-10 p.m., enjoy live entertainment, such as family game night, Disney on stage, and a tropical show. Find Plyler Park between the SkyWheel and Moe Moons. It’s right on the boardwalk, with lots of restaurants and shops along the way on Ocean Boulevard. Drop by nostalgic Peaches Corner, an area eatery since 1937, while you’re there.



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3. Cornhole Tournament at Harley’s Roadhouse

Every Thursday through Oct. 29: Can you toss the bags? Head to Little River. All skills welcome, singles, too – they’ll draw partners by blind draw. See how far you can advance in this double-elimination tournament. Slide Rite bags provided, or bring your own. Register at 6 pm., play starts at 6:30. $10/$5 per player, depending on experience. Winners get cash!



4. Elvis Live – starring Alex Mitchell

Thursdays through Dec. 17: Theaters are open again in Myrtle Beach! See the East Coast’s supreme Elvis tribute show, with Alex J. Mitchell giving an exciting performance at GTS Theatre. He’ll belt out hit after hit from The King’s return to the stage after his acting career, in 1969. It’s a Las Vegas show, Elvis style.


5. Bruce Munro at Brookgreen: Southern Light

Through Sept. 12: Visit Brookgreen for an incredible display of art and light. Renown artist Bruce Munro’s creation in light and mixed media brings a dramatic display to the stately sculptures and gardens that many visitors make part of every trip to Myrtle Beach. Munro crafted each installation for the garden room it illuminates. Visit the website for tickets.


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Do it all in September, in Myrtle Beach

From live entertainment to friendly competition, September isn’t such a sleepy month in Myrtle Beach. Plan your end-of-summer getaway today, and make it out to one of these stellar events. On a hog or in the family minivan, make tracks to the coast for a great time, plus fun in the sun.


Stay at Breakers Resort this September

Find everything you want and more for your Myrtle Beach getaway, at Breakers Resort, on-site and nearby. Clean, updated rooms, friendly staff, and easy check-in await you, as well as pools, hot tubs, and a DJ spinning tunes all day so you can unwind. Book a room for your September trip, today.


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