Myrtle Beach is probably not the first place that comes to mind when you think of holiday vacations; however, the area has quickly become one of the top holiday destinations on the east coast. Gone are the days when Myrtle Beach rolled up the sidewalks after Labor Day. Now visitors flock here year-round and especially during the festive season.
Many area theaters have annual holiday shows beginning in November and running through the holiday season, and these shows sell out regularly! Some popular shows are The Carolina Opry’s Christmas Show of the South, Alabama Theater’s South’s Grandest Christmas Show, and the Christmas at Pirates Voyage Show . Additionally, locals and visitors alike enjoy the Brookgreen Gardens Night of a Thousand Candles each year which runs every weekend in December up until Christmas. Another favorite holiday attraction nearby is the North Myrtle Beach Great Christmas Light Show held at the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex.
As an added bonus, even with all of the holiday festivities going on in the area, rates are still significantly lower this time of year. If a family holiday getaway is in your plans this season, here are the Top 5 Family Resorts for the Holidays in Myrtle Beach:
Centrally located in the heart of Myrtle Beach, Breakers Resort is convenient to dining, shopping and attractions. This oceanfront property features a brand new indoor waterpark which includes five waterslides for great family fun all year long. Additionally, Breakers Resort has several onsite food and beverage options including Papa’s Breakfast Buffet, Strong Waters Craft Cocktails & Kitchen, Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream and Starbucks. There are other restaurants located within walking distance of the resort as well.
Compass Cove Resort
Compass Cove Resort is conveniently located as well with dining, shopping and other attractions nearby. The property features many amenities including an outdoor fire pit, two indoor pools, indoor hot tubs, laundry facilities, and a game room featuring arcade classics like Mrs. Pac Man, racing games and pinball. Onsite dining options include Compass Rose Breakfast Buffet, Crow’s Nest Oceanfront Restaurant and Compass Joe Coffee Shop. This beautiful oceanfront resort offers spacious layouts of varying sizes to accommodate any size family.
Ocean Reef Resort
Located in one of the quieter areas of Ocean Boulevard, Ocean Reef Resort offers various accommodations from rooms to suites and condos. Amenities include an indoor pool, indoor kiddie pool, a seasonal glass enclosed lazy river and fitness center. Cafe du Port, the resort’s oceanfront restaurant serves an amazing breakfast buffet, and there are many other dining options available nearby.
Caribbean Resort and Villas
Centrally located near all Myrtle Beach has to offer, Caribbean Resort and Villas has something for everyone! This beautiful oceanfront resort offers various sized accommodations with an array of onsite amenities. The resort has its own onsite spa, Mist, an indoor pool and indoor kiddie pool, indoor hot tub, outdoor fire pit, fitness center and arcade. Onsite food and beverage options include The Lounge, Ben & Jerry’s and Starbucks and Myrtle Beach’s favorite spot for fresh seafood and oceanfront dining, Sea Captain’s House is located right next door!
North Beach Plantation
The ultimate in luxury oceanfront accommodations, North Beach Plantation is an award-winning, Four Diamond resort. Located in North Myrtle Beach, it’s not only convenient to shopping and dining (Barefoot Landing is just up the street), but most of the area’s theater show attractions are located very close by as well. North Beach offers 20 pools onsite which include indoor pools, hot tubs and an indoor lazy river. There is also a fitness center on the property as well as North Beach’s own Cinzia Spa offering the ultimate in day spa indulgences. Onsite dining options include Seaside Cafe (breakfast), The Beanery Coffee Shop and their premier steakhouse, 21 Main which offers an extensive wine list, a world-class raw bar, prime cuts of meat and delectable desserts.
For current offers on these resorts as well as all of our properties, see our Specials Page and come spend your holidays at the beach!