Go to Myrtle Beach for a Last-Minute Getaway This Winter

When temperatures drop where you live, what do you dream of?


We bet Myrtle Beach makes its way into those dreams. The Grand Strand is a fantastic place to escape the winter chill.


Whether you’re into shows, events, or relaxing, here are some ideas for that Christmas escape.

Tips for a Winter Beach Retreat

Surprise the family with a coastal getaway. The offseason is a wonderful time to visit the beach. Here are tips on how to do so.

  • Make trash collecting a game. A walk on the shore can reveal lots of discarded items that might be harmful to wildlife. Bring a pair of gloves and a grocery bag, and see how fast your family can fill it.
  • Bring warm clothes. Yes, the beach is sunny and warm in winter. And also yes: It’ll get chilly at night, and sometimes during the day. Pack socks, long-sleeved shirts, wool hats, and hoodies.

  • Don’t forget sunglasses. Protect your eyes from UV light, even in the winter. Sunrays still pack a punch. Sidestep all the squinting, and protect your corneas, eyelids, and lenses from the sun.

Consider a Last-Minute Myrtle Beach Holiday Getaway

There’s a different technique to a cooler-weather escape to the Grand Strand. But lots of great things are in store for you.

Pick an Awesome Oceanfront Resort

Don’t let uncertainty creep into your mind. Resorts in Myrtle Beach are ready for all seasons. Although outdoor swimming might not be viable, many have indoor pools. Also, check for other amenities indoors that can entice you.

RECOMMENDED: Breakers Resort features The Cove Waterpark. It’s indoors and tons of fun for the whole family, especially the kids. Pack their suits!

Check Out Some Holiday Shows

On the Grand Strand, you’re privileged to be in a place with so much talent on the stage. Many shows are long-standing traditions for families visiting here. 

Hot Jersey Nights Christmas Special

Broadway Theater, Myrtle Beach

Enjoy this venture through the holidays with Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. It’s a celebration of this legendary group’s hits, mixed in with Christmas Classics. It’s the newest holiday show in Myrtle Beach. This one runs through New Year’s Eve.



Try this: Head to Carolina Ale House before the show for a Pepperoni Flatbread and drinks. Or grab a sweet treat at Kilwins on your way in.

Hot Jersey Nights show in Myrtle Beach,SC

The Carolina Opry Christmas Special

Carolina Opry

You’ll laugh, you’ll cry. You’ll be glad you went! It’s the 37th season for this holiday production. Each year features both unexpected transitions and time-honored traditions. A great family experience.



Try this: Nearby Harry the Hats is a great spot for a bite and drink before the show. It’s also open late, and there’s also dancing.

Make Plans for a Holiday Event

Whatever you do, make time for cool Christmas things on the Grand Strand. Enjoy your holidays with a beachy twist.

Broadway at the Beach Tree Lighting

Nov. 12, 6 p.m.

Give this holiday event a try on your getaway. Enjoy music, special guests (including Santa), and fireworks over Lake Broadway. In past events, entertainers from Broadway Theater have performed.



Try this: Get your holiday shopping checked off. Shop at House of Style, MyCup, Tiki Jim’s, and more. See a property map here.

Sunrise over Ocean

Sure to Earn Your Admiration: Breakers Resort

It is a go-to for many Grand Strand travelers, for good reason. You’ll love the ocean view rooms and the sounds of crashing waves. Catch the sunrise from your balcony for a breathtaking experience.

breakers palms oceanfront living room