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How to make 2021 your year, starting in Myrtle Beach

So, you’d like to come to Myrtle Beach this winter.

It’s a tremendous idea. Lines are shorter. Rates, lower. But still, there’s plenty to see and do in Myrtle Beach this time of year. Depending on your cold tolerance, you can even dig your toes in the sand this winter here.

Here are a few of our favorite things to do when the humidity calms down in Myrtle Beach.

It’s a wonderful time, and it makes us look forward to getting back this way in the spring. Any season, for any reason, a Myrtle Beach getaway just fits. Whether you seek adventure or solitude, or maybe a little of both, there’s something for you on the Grand Strand.

How to start a new year off right

Early 2021 is a perfect time to assess what went wrong – and right! – in 2020. We tend to think of resolutions as a means to improve. That’s good, but don’t forget all you’ve done and overcome in the past year. It’s a good time to finish what you started: Perhaps a promise to make more time for yourself?

Things to see and do at the beach this winter

Shopping and more at Barefoot Landing

Get retail therapy, grab a snack, or get out for a winter walk at Barefoot Landing. There are big sales coming up, such as 25% off storewide at Silver Shack (through Dec. 23). With so many stores, you’ll be sure to find something cool to take home – for yourself or for someone as a gift.


Crabby Jack’s General Store: Snacks, drinks, souvenirs, and more.


Blueberry’s Grill: Now serving dinner! Burgers to pancakes, you can’t go wrong.


LuLu’s Beach Arcade: Family fun. Card-operated games, so no need for coins or tickets.


Take a walk on Myrtle Beach’s legendary Boardwalk

Check out some history on a winter walk.

Built in the 1930s, the wooden Myrtle Beach Boardwalk didn’t survive a 1954 hit from Hurricane Hazel. The replacement, made of concrete, remains today. The town voted to give it a $6.4 million facelift in 2006, from Pier 14 to the north and Second Avenue Pier in the south.


Beach Creations: Airbrush and vinyl graphics on hats, hoodies, shoes, T-shirts, and more.


Landshark Bar & Grill: A classic Altantic coast beach joint serving American fare.


Ripley’s Believe it or Not: Always something new to catch your eye in this museum.

Check out what Market Common has to offer

This shopping, dining, and entertainment complex is beautifully designed – and has so many cool places to visit, too. Ideal for a date night, family outing, or solo venture.

Market Common has such a splendid variety of restaurants, bars, and shops, that you could easily try a different combination for an experience every weekend of the year and never repeat! Stop at rocking chairs throughout the complex to slow down your pace and enjoy at any point.


Seacoast Artist Gallery: More than 70 local artists’ paintings, photography, and more for sale.


CO Sushi: Excellent, fresh sushi, Vietnamese entrees, and distinctive cocktails.


Edventure: Not-for-profit educational museum designed to inspire kids as lifetime learners.

Myrtle Beach Skywheel

Take a spin on SkyWheel Myrtle Beach

It’s a 187-foot tall observation wheel where you’ll get an uncommon view of Myrtle Beach.

It’s an incredible ride, with multiple revolutions, but stable and safe. Get great views of the beach and Myrtle Beach skyline. Check the website for seasonal hours. Take a longer ride when you opt for the VIP experience. Even the locals come out to ride! While you’re there …


Gay Dolphin Gift Cove: A required visit in Myrtle Beach! Can’t find it here? It doesn’t exist.


RipTydz Oceanfront Grille & Rooftop Bar: Wonderful experience, delicious eats.


Myrtle Beach Thrill Rides: SkyWheel too tame? Try the slingshot nearby!


Spend time at Broadway at the Beach

Families love Broadway at the Beach.

With so many things to do and see, you could easily spend hours here. It’s more a destination than a side trip. Visit themed shops, awesome restaurants, shoe stores, and a lot of experiences, such as ziplining, movie theater, aquarium, museum, and more.


Tervis: This iconic drinkware brand has it’s own store here. Excellent selection!


King Kong Sushi: Massive rolls, extraordinary choices, friendly staff, fantastic atmosphere!


Pavilion Park Central: It’s tons of fun, including Super Happy Swing, Tea Cups, and more.

Stay at Caribbean Resort & Villas


Have fun in the sun (and cool air) in Myrtle Beach, then come rest and cozy up at Caribbean Resort & Spa. The staff will make you feel like a VIP. Have a peek at the room that could be your own and book your stay today at Caribbean Resort & Villas.