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What the Average Winter Myrtle Beach Traveler Should Pack and Expect

Learn the most effective ways to pack for your winter Myrtle Beach trip. It’s different from a summer vacation. But with a simple tweak, you’re set for fun in the (cool) sun.

We’ve compiled this guide for unseasoned travelers, or those who are looking for a better way to go.

What to Expect on the Grand Strand for Winter

Slide on down to the coast when the weather gets chilly at home. Here are a few things you might not know about your favorite beach destination.

1. It’s a Great Time for Museums

This is good news, parents. Myrtle Beach boasts a selection of museums, many of which are geared toward kids to teens. Especially if you’re not able to spend as much time outside, a dose of edu-fun would be most welcome

PRO TIP: Here are three museums to visit this winter:

  • Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum: Peruse a gallery of Southern works. It’s a highlight of the visual arts here.
  • Hollywood Wax Museum: See lifelike portrayals of movie stars, musical legends, and more. Grab some props for awesome selfies.
  • Wheels of Yesteryear: Enthusiasts will love the stock of vintage cars and trucks. Don’t forget to visit the gift shop.

2. The Temperatures are Mild

The average wintertime temperature is about 60 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s pretty comfy to be outside in pants and a T-shirt or hoodie. You won’t have to deal with freezing temperatures on the low end.

PRO TIP: On chilly or rainy days, check out the indoor fun:

  • WonderWorks Myrtle Beach: You can’t miss the upside-down building. It has more than 100 hands-on science exhibits, laser tag, and more.
  • Fun Warehouse: Roller skate, hit the arcade, and bounce on the inflatables. This place definitely lives up to its name.
  • Rockin’ Jump Myrtle Beach Trampoline Park: Another place where kids can burn off some steam. It’s a nice place for a birthday party, too.
Wonderworks building at broadway at the beach

3. There’s So Much More to Do

The winter economy gets a huge lift from travelers like you. As a result, more things are open year-round than ever before. If you’re into adventure or want to relax a bit, there is something for you.

PRO TIP: Need some ideas? Here are three:

  • Have breakfast. It’s a popular cuisine for vacation. Visit a staple of indulgent fare, Harry’s Breakfast Pancakes.
  • Live like a pirate. Blackbeard’s old stomping grounds keep his memory alive. Have an enchanted evening at Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show.
  • See the Chants hoop it up. Football isn’t the only show here. Check out Coastal Carolina University basketball for Sun Belt Conference action.

Those Who Winter Often in Myrtle Beach Pack a Certain Way

For your comfort and welfare, here are 10 items you should pack:

  1. Accessories. Tie your look together with a scarf or necklace.
  2. Cotton or wool pants. They’re a comfy coverup for breezy days.
  3. Open-knit sweater. A crocheted piece is just right for a beach day.
  4. Flannels. just right, with a soft touch.
  5. Bubble jellies. Versatile, from poolside to oceanside to the resort.
  6. Matching sets. It’s easy to put together a cool ensemble or mix and match.
  7. An appetite. Pack something classy to wear for a night at The Melting Pot.
  8. The essentials. A daily top and fewer bottoms. And a swimsuit!
  9. A beach bag. Include sunscreen, snacks, and a suitable beach read.
  10. Max-sized backpack. Especially if you’re flying, for souvenirs.
Courtyard & SpringHill Suites by Marriott Building view from the ocean

Choose a Resort Where You’ll Want to Linger

Are you an all-winter snowbird or making a weekend getaway? MBResorts has outstanding sales ongoing all year, so you can save on your lodging expenses. We manage more than 20 resorts, including 4,000 rooms and at least 40 bars and restaurants on-site.

Courtyard by Marriott Balcony Sunrise
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