Things to Do in Myrtle Beach SC in the Winter

Things to Do in Myrtle Beach SC in the Winter
The Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, resort town is a popular summer vacation destination known for its scenic beaches, golf courses and amusement parks. Often referred to as the Grand Strand, Myrtle Beach's hotels and resorts often drop their prices in the off-season, and there are many enjoyable winter activities between December and February. It might not be perfect swimming weather, but temperatures hover in the 60s on most winter days.


Golf at the multiple Myrtle Beach courses. The winter weather is mild, and golfers can still enjoy a day hitting the links on the South Carolina coast. Some of the most challenging and scenic courses in the country are in Myrtle Beach. Many of the greens and fairways at local clubs have been designed by legends such as Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Greg Norman. Top courses include the Aberdeen Country Club, the Long Bay Golf Club and the Willbrook Plantation Golf Club.

Alligator Adventure Park

Home to more than 800 alligators, Alligator Adventure Park gives visitors a chance to get up close and personal with these fearsome creatures. Walk the nature trails as you observe various animals and reptiles in their enclosed habitats. Check out the 20-foot-long utan, the largest crocodile in the United States.

Guests can also see Galapagos sea tortoises, a giant Green Anaconda, frogs, lizards and other snakes in the Serpentarium. Other exotic animals live here as well, including zebras, otters, toucans and Siberian tigers.

Alligator Adventure Park
4864 Hwy 17 S
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
Tel: (843) 361-0789

Myrtle Beach State Park

Head to Myrtle Beach State Park for hiking, fishing, beachfront and picnics. The Grand Strand beach consists of soft white sand, and the crowds are minimal during the winter. Fish on the central pier or hike the beach dunes. There are restrooms and showers to rinse off sand. Flat trails wind through the park, perfect for biking or walking. There is an entrance fee of $4 per adult, $2.50 for senior citizens and $1.50 per youth; children under 5 years old receive free admission, as of 2009.

Myrtle Beach State Park
4401 South Kings HWY
Myrtle Beach, SC 29575
Tel: (843) 238-5325

Article Written By David Thyberg

David Thyberg began his writing career in 2007. He is a professional writer, editor and translator. Thyberg has been published in various newspapers, websites and magazines. He enjoys writing about social issues, travel, music and sports. Thyberg holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pittsburgh Honors College with a certificate in Spanish and Latin American studies.

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