Most people travel to Myrtle Beach during the summer for their vacations, but there’s something to be said about spending time here in the fall. The crowds die down, there’s less traffic along the Grand Strand and the temperature is slightly cooler – but still hot enough to enjoy being outside in the water. Anytime of year is the perfect time to book an oceanfront stay with Brittain Resorts & Hotels – but here are a list of things we love to do in the fall in Myrtle Beach:
- Fall for Festivals
As the summer sizzle fades to fall, festival season kicks off here in Myrtle Beach! That means plenty of food, craft beer, wine, arts and live music. From celebrating Greek heritage at the St. John’s Greek Festival and everything Irish and Italian at the Irish Italian Festival to sample seafood by the ocean at the Seafood Festival – there are plenty of festivals to enjoy along the Grand Strand.
- Sip local Wine
There are two wineries located in Myrtle Beach. La Belle Amie is a local vineyard nestled in Little River. Every Saturday, they feature live entertainment and pour their selection of wine – Twisted Sisters – at festivals such as WineStock, Dog Days Blues & Jazz Fest and Rock Back the Clock Music Fest. During the weekdays you can drop in to sample wine or relax outdoors to live music every Wednesday through Friday from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm. Duplin Winery is located in North Myrtle Beach, right off Highway 17. They serve muscadine wine harvested from grapes in their vineyard in Rose Hill, NC. Everyday they invite you to ‘uncork the sweeter side of Myrtle Beach’ as you partake in a wine sampling, watch the bottling process, or simply unwind on their outdoor patio to live music.
- Paddle around the Water
The perfect time to enjoy the water is in the fall. The weather is still beautiful and the sun won’t be beating down quite as hot as you paddle through the water. Fall is the prime time to take advantage of Stand Up Paddle Boarding and Kayaking. Whether you choose to explore the waters of Cherry Grove, meander around Murrells Inlet or venture out into the ocean – there are plenty of places to rent boards and kayaks such as Kokopelli Surf Camp and Jack Surf Lessons. Take advantage of paddling around a Glass Bottom Kayak with Glass Bottom Kayak Tours. Plus the water isn’t cold yet – just in case you happen to fall in.
- Learn the South Carolina State Dance
Main Street in North Myrtle Beach is the ‘Home of the Shag’. What better place than the birthplace of the Carolina shag to learn the dance. Every Tuesday night at 7 pm, Fat Harold’s Beach Club features free Shag lessons. Shimmy on over and get ready for a fun evening of learning the basics the South Carolina state dance.
- State Parks
Fall is the best time to get outdoors and explore all the South Carolina state parks Myrtle Beach has to offer. There’s Huntington Beach State Park where you can experience the finest surf fishing and bird-watching on the East Coast. You can capture breathtaking photos of Atalaya Castle, learn about sea turtles, and hike around Kerrigan Trail or Sandpiper Pond Trail. Myrtle Beach State Park
- Hit the Links
Myrtle Beach is known as the ‘Golf Capital of the World’. With over 100 courses along the Grand Strand, there are plenty of spots to hit the links for a round of 18 on an award winning course. Take a spin on the popular GolfBoard – an easy-to-ride vehicle that’s changing the speed and game of golf at TPC Myrtle Beach and True Blue Golf Club. Make sure to check out some of Pine Lakes Country Club, Dunes Golf & Beach Club, Prestwick Country Club, and the Dye Club – to name a few. Fall is a great time to enjoy the fresh air and work on your short game.
- Shop til you Drop
Take advantage of the cooler temperatures to browse around all the outdoor outlets around the Grand Strand. There’s Barefoot Landing that’s located on the waterfront in North Myrtle Beach that’s just gone through a renovation. There’s brand new restaurants – such as Lulu’s, Taco Mundo and BlueBerry’s Grill to dine at – as well as various specialty shops to browse. Head over to The Market Common to check out lots of boutiques
These are only a few of the many things there are to do around Myrtle Beach in the fall. Mix things up this year and plan your fall vacation with Brittain Resorts & Hotels. Or better yet – just plan a summer and fall Myrtle Beach vacation!