Take Advantage of Year-Round Fun in North Myrtle Beach

Winter Activities in North Myrtle BeachEven though this is a post about the chillier time of year for North Myrtle Beach, it should be mentioned that we don’t really experience a true winter here at all. The average high temperature stays above 55 degrees even in the coldest month of January. While you can still enjoy many of the same things about the area as you do in the summer, here are some activities you can use to adjust your trip and make it even better.


Spread Out and Relax

If you think our beaches are off-limits in the chillier months, you’re dead wrong. In fact, many find the beaches in North Myrtle to be even more enjoyable in the off-season. The sand and soothing ocean breeze are still there, without the huge crowds of people. And even if the ocean water is too cold, you can always take in the beautiful sights and sounds. In addition to the oceanfront, there’s more room to travel around down by foot or bike. You can experience the area more like a local than a summertime tourist.


Get a Head Start on Your Golf Game

If you’ve visited North Myrtle Beach before, you’re probably already aware that we have some of the finest golf courses in the world. In the winter, these first-class courses offer discount rates, so you can experience the very best without breaking the bank. By golfing while your friends up North are stuck indoors, you’ll get ahead of your game with an early start (or late finish) on the season. For a more family-oriented activity, try one of the elaborate mini-golf courses.


Go Shopping

There’s plenty of shopping in North Myrtle Beach, whether at shops along the Grand Strand or in the outlet malls. Stores stock up on merchandise for the summer, meaning they’ll need to get rid of what’s left in the end. Many times, this results in unbelievable deals that you can seize. If you visit us in December, get all your Christmas shopping done right here in North Myrtle Beach.


Eat Up

Summer may be the time to swim, but winter is the time to eat. Many summertime visitors are so busy at the beach that they don’t have much of a chance to try our delicious, fresh seafood. Many local restaurants stay open year round, offering deals to draw people in from the lighter crowds. Retreat indoors and fatten up.


Enjoy the Night

North Myrtle Beach has garnered a reputation over the years as a top nightlife and entertainment destination. While the crowds may be a bit thinner at the IMAX 3D theater, the film presentations are just as magnificent. In addition to a large selection of unique museums and entertaining dinner theaters, there are holiday themed shows all over town. North Myrtle Beach celebrates the season as much as anyone else.


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Packing For Your North Myrtle Beach Vacation


Packing For North Myrtle Beach VacationYou’ve booked a North Myrtle Beach condo with us, and you’ve been mentally preparing for your long-awaited trip. You’ve also been ignoring the dreaded activity of packing your things for so long, but the time has come when it’s the only thing standing between you and your blissful vacation. Fortunately, packing doesn’t have to be all work and boring planning. It can remind you of all the fun and relaxation you’ll experience in the days to come.


Why not get the boring stuff out of the way first? Of course, you’ll want to make sure to pack all necessary toiletries. Make sure you have the proper accessories to power or charge the electronic devices that even a North Myrtle Beach vacation can’t pry out of your hands! Wallet. Check. Glasses. Check. Prescriptions. Check.


Now move on to the fun stuff. Check out the weather report for the North Myrtle Beach area and start packing soft, airy clothing to wear as you soak in the coastal sunshine. Don’t forget a sweatshirt or two for those breezy nights. Flip-flops are great for kicking back and relaxing, but a pair of more walkable shoes or sneakers can be nice for strolls around town or jogs along the beach. Most important of all, pack a bathing suit, as you’ll likely have a chance to wear it every day!


Speaking of which, you’ll probably be spending the majority of your time on one of our beautiful beaches. Be sure to pack blankets, towels, and umbrellas so you can post up in the sand in comfort.  Toys for the kids (and adults too) can be used to build sand castles or play a relaxing game of catch. If you’re into water sports, you might pack a boogie board, or wait to pick one up at one of the beachside shops. If you like listening to music while you take in the rays, grab a radio or MP3 player dock. Don’t forget the sunblock!


If you enjoy biking, strap a rack to the car and load them up. Throw your golf clubs in the car and enjoy our large selection of nearby, world-renowned courses. Whether you’d like to learn about the area, relax and unwind, or party until the Sun comes up, there’s plenty of opportunity for enjoyment when you set up home base in North Myrtle Beach. Just don’t forget the camera that will allow you to revisit your wonderful trip for years to come.


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