Fall Activities in Myrtle Beach
Fall is a terrific time to visit Myrtle Beach: The crowds thin, the cooler weather is a treat, and you can often get a great rate on your Myrtle Beach hotel.
If you’re concerned about things to do when you visit in the fall, don’t worry! While there was a time many decades ago when the town went sleepy for the winter, those days are long gone. There’s plenty to do in Myrtle Beach year-round! Here are a few ideas:
1. Find a festival
Many of the best festivals in Myrtle Beach actually take place in the fall months, since summer can be too hot for outdoor events. Some of our favorites include the Labor Day Beach Boogie & BBQ Festival, the Pawleys Island Music & Art Festival, the St. John’s Greek Festival, Oktoberfest at The Market Common and the Harvest Home Weekend Festival at Brookgreen Gardens.
2. Bike the Boardwalk
The summer crowds in Myrtle Beach lead to a couple of safety-related restrictions between Memorial Day and Labor Day, including restrictions on dogs at the beach during the day as well as limits on when you also can ride your bike on the boardwalk. But fall, when the crowds disperse, is a great time to ride bikes in Myrtle Beach, not just through town but also along the scenic Oceanfront Boardwalk & Promenade. You can rent a bike in Myrtle Beach, and there are even a few mountain bike trails in Myrtle Beach if that's the kind of ride your'e looking for! Just check out the Waccamaw Trail Blazers' website for ideas on rides.
3. Hit the beach
Don’t think that just because you’re visiting Myrtle Beach in the fall that you shouldn’t pack your bathing suit. The average temperature in Myrtle Beach in September is 85 degrees, and the average ocean temperature is 77. In October, you can expect an average temp of 77 with ocean temperature a still-swimmable 72! The beach is still a huge draw in the autumn months.
4. Enjoy indoor water amenities
If you do hit a cool spell while you’re visiting Myrtle Beach in the fall, don’t worry. When you stay at Monterey Bay Suites, you can still have fun playing in the water at our indoor pool and deck. All the fun but with no sunburns!
5. Take advantage of less-crowded Myrtle Beach attractions
Many of your favorite attractions in Myrtle Beach are open year-round. Ripley’s Aquarium is open 365 days a year as is Broadway at the Beach. So plan to visit your favorite area attractions without the waits and long lines!
These are just a few things to do in Myrtle Beach in the fall—once you try an autumn vacation to Myrtle Beach, you may never go back to visiting in the summer again!