Fall is one of our favorite times of year in Myrtle Beach. The weather starts getting a little cooler (but it’s not yet cold), the beaches are less crowded, the traffic eases up … and we’re not alone! Many visitors to the Grand Strand come for a fall trip to the beach year after year. And the great thing is there are still tons of fun things to do when you’re here! Here are a few of our favorites:.
• Enjoy the beach
The weather in the fall in Myrtle Beach is actually very mild. The average highs are in the 80s in the early fall, and by the time November rolls around, it’s only dropped to about 70 degrees Fahrenheit! Plus, precipitation in the area peaks in August, and it only gets drier as the year goes on. To us, that all translates to perfect weather for long walks along the shore.
• Hit Ripley’s Aquarium
Ripley’s Aquarium is one of the most popular attractions in Myrtle Beach and it’s open 365 days a year! It’s most crowded in the peak of summer, so we love to go in the fall. The fish, the sharks, rays, the educational aspects to exhibits and hands on fun are just as fun in the autumn
• Catch a show
You’ll find that most of the theaters in Myrtle Beach, including the music and dance institutions such as the Carolina Opry, Legends in Concert, Alabama Theatre and the Palace Theatre all offer show times well into fall and many also offer off-season winter productions for the holidays. But also check out dinner theaters such as Medieval Times and Pirate’s Voyage—they don’t do as many shows in the fall, but there’s still ample opportunity to catch one!
• Enjoy our local fall events
There is always something going on in Myrtle Beach. Here are a few highlights of the fall season: St. Johns Greek Festival; both the downtown and the Market Common Oktoberfest; Taste of the Town; and the Myrtle Beach Wine Fest. There are also a wide range of car shows, bike events and races for runners throughout the season.
With so many options for things to do in the fall in Myrtle Beach, you’re sure to have a great trip. And honestly, if you decide to skip all the events and just hang out by the pool at your oceanfront Myrtle Beach hotel, we don’t blame you one bit.