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Top Off-Season Attractions in Myrtle Beach

The most popular time of year to visit Myrtle Beach is certainly summer, but the truth is, there are tons of fun things to do when you visit the beach in the off-season! Not only does Myrtle Beach have pretty mild weather year-round, but most of your favorite attractions at the beach are open for business even when it’s not peak season.

Here are a few of the top attractions in Myrtle Beach that you can still enjoy outside of summer break:

Ripley’s Aquarium Ripley's Aquarium In Myrtle Beach, SC
Ripley’s Aquarium is one of the most popular attractions in Myrtle Beach, and it’s open 365 days a year. And the off-season is actually a great time to visit, because it often gets pretty full during the peak of summer. You might even have the time to enjoy one of the extended programs at the aquarium, including overnight adventures where the whole family can “sleep with the sharks.” 

Broadway at the Beach
The shopping, restaurant and attractions at Broadway at the Beach may vary slightly in their hours of operation, but there’s always something going on, as the mega entertainment attraction is only closed on Christmas Day. Otherwise, you can head on down for tons of food, shopping and fun any time, not just in the peak of summer.

Catch a Show
Nearly all of the theatres in Myrtle Beach offer shows well beyond the peak season months of June, July and August. Alabama Theatre not only runs its popular music and variety shows through October, it also hosts touring acts such as country music legends Loretta Lynn and Merle Haggard. It also runs a spectacular Christmas blowout in November and December. You can also catch shows at our local dinner theatres in the off-season, such as Medieval Times and Pirates Voyage, though they may not offer shows every day.

Shoulder Season Festivals
When you visit in the shoulder seasons of spring and fall, you’ll find that there are plenty of activities to participate in—just like the locals do. From Oktoberfest to the Irish Fest, Dragon Boat Festival, Greek Festival and the Murrells Inlet chili cook-off, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to enjoy the local area in cooler weather.

These are just a few ideas—but there’s plenty more! Most people still enjoy spending time at the beach in the off-season. And of course, there’s also the indoor water attractions at Palmetto shores, so be sure to bring your bathing suit!

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