Spring Break Myrtle Beach: A Complete Guide

Whether you are a parent looking for the perfect family-friendly vacation to take while the kids are on break from school or a group of friends looking for an adventure-filled spring break getaway, we’ve got the ultimate destination for your escape – Myrtle Beach! The mid-70s weather is perfect, the water is just starting to warm, and there is fun for everyone, young and old. We’ve put together a complete guide for your spring break in Myrtle Beach that will make planning your itinerary a cinch.  Let’s dive in and discover the best hotels, activities and restaurants you won’t want to miss during your spring vacation at the beach. 

Where to stay during your Myrtle Beach spring break?

Of course, we recommend booking your spring break vacation* at Monterey Bay Suites. Our oceanfront resort offers an ideal location and fantastic amenities.

Sunbathe poolside at our fantastic outdoor pool deck or enjoy the incredible view of the Atlantic on our oceanfront tanning lawn. Hang out at the rooftop pool – unlike any other in Myrtle Beach! Our incredible indoor pool deck includes another pool, a hot tub, a lazy river and a kiddie pool.

Did someone say free hot deluxe breakfast? Yep! There’s nothing like recharging your spring break batteries with scrambled eggs, grits, hash browns, biscuits & gravy and so much more! Monterey Bay serves their complimentary breakfast cafeteria-style and year-round, from 7:00 – 10:00 a.m.

We can’t forget to mention the family-friendly fun Monterey Bay offers! While you enjoy soaking up some rays on the oceanfront tanning lawn, your elementary-age kids and toddlers will love climbing and swinging on the oceanfront playground. There’s also yard games available like corn hole. But that’s not all! Monterey also provides more kids entertainment like magic shows and scuba diving lessons during the warmer months. (Check with the front desk for the most up-to-date schedule.)

Our prime Myrtle Beach location is perfect for playing on the beach all day and exploring the Grand Strand in the evening. For a limited time, when you book two or more nights at Monterey Bay Suites, you’ll save 20% on your stay. And there’s nothing better than saving money on vacation! To make the deal even sweeter, all of our beautiful oceanfront suites provide “Everything’s Included” rates so you won’t be surprised at checkout with hidden resort fees or breakfast charges. What you see is what you pay!

What are you waiting for? Book your stay at Monterey Bay Suites today for the ultimate spring break in Myrtle Beach.

*You must be at least 21 years of age to book at Monterey Bay.

What are the most fun activities for spring break in Myrtle Beach?

There are so many great things to do during the day besides the obvious (and very satisfying) beach and pool lounging. For instance, why not rent a jet ski for the afternoon or take a boat tour on the gorgeous Intracoastal Waterway?  Myrtle Beach Watersports offers jet-ski rentals, pontoon boat rentals and dolphin-watch cruises.

Mackerel and sea bass and snapper – oh my! Planning a fishing charter with your buddies is another great spring break activity! Voyager Deep Sea Fishing offers half-day, full-day and Gulf Stream fishing trips. Fish Hook Charters provides half-day, full-day and nighttime fishing trips up and down the Grand Strand.

If being on the water is a must during your spring getaway to Myrtle Beach, check out our full list of watersport adventures available in Myrtle Beach.

Kid building a sand castle.

Feeling lucky? Board the Big “M” Casino boat in Little River for an afternoon of slots, table games and cocktails! New players can grab a $10 free-play card to use during their ride. Ladies receive free entry every Friday night. And military members get a free cruise for themself and a friend plus a BOGO meal during the trip. Check out a full list of Big “M” promotions online.

If your sea legs are feeling a bit tired, why not try your hand at golf? As one of the top golf destinations in the country, Myrtle Beach boasts hundreds of golf courses ranging in difficulty and design. Here are a few of the best golf courses, located just a short drive from our Myrtle Beach hotel. If you’re just looking to practice your swing, Topgolf is just four miles away and offers a family-friendly environment with half-priced play every Tuesday.

Where can I find the best nightlife during spring break in Myrtle Beach?

What’s spring break without a lively nightlife scene? Myrtle Beach delivers multiple ways to spend the evening whether you’re looking to kick back or dance the night away!

House of Blues | 4640 Hwy 17 S | 7.2 miles

Perfectly combining big city vibes and laid-back southern energy, the House of Blues is the best place to rock the night away with live music and great drink specials. Catch your favorite band while you’re in town, sip cocktails on their outdoor patio, or grab some happy hour specials in their restaurant. Check out the event calendar for upcoming concerts.

Tin Roof | 1410 N Ocean Blvd | 4.3 miles

Amazing ocean views, great pub grub and cool live music can all be found at Tin Roof. There is always something fun happening every night at Tin Roof including karaoke, popular DJs, themed parties and more! Their “Better Than Bar Food” menu boasts delectable bites and shareable trays, and the drink specials are stellar during and after happy hour. Did we mention they have three full bars and an open-air rooftop patio? Browse their upcoming acts online and add an evening at Tin Roof to your Myrtle Beach spring break itinerary.

Crocodile Rocks | 1318 Celebrity Circle | 4.7 miles

Crocodile Rocks is like a comedy show, musical theater and bar all rolled into one. This dueling piano bar features two performers playing completely from memory whatever songs are requested by the audience – so every night brings a totally unique performance! And of course, there are great drink specials every night of the week. You’ll find Crocodile Rocks at Broadway at the Beach in The Avenue district.

Murrells Inlet Marshwalk | 4025 Hwy 17 Business | 18 miles

A bit of a drive – but well worth it for a fun spring break night out – the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk is a row of restaurants along the Murrells Inlet marsh that boasts a pretty happening nightlife scene. Each of the nine restaurants along the wooden MarshWalk offers an outdoor patio, incredible seafood menu and live local bands nearly every night of the week. Grab yourself a cocktail and enjoy the beautiful Inlet views while you listen to live music all night long!

What are the best bars to visit during my Myrtle Beach spring break vacation?

Myrtle Beach has a ton of cool and laid-back bars to hit while you’re on spring break. Best of all – they each have great happy hour specials!

The Bowery | 110 9th Ave North | 5 miles

A Myrtle Beach historical landmark, The Bowery has been on the boardwalk from the beginning. Grab beers and pub grub like the Ultimate Big Daddy Cheeseburger for the ultimate Bowery experience. Then jam out to the house band, The Bounty Hunters, bringing the country heat every night of the week starting at 8:30 pm.

Landing at the Boathouse | 201 Fantasy Harbour Blvd | 8 miles

One of the only bars with their very own Sunday Funday concert series, the Landing at the Boathouse is a prime spot for spring breakers. They offer drink specials, happy hour deals and a series of cover “top 40” bands and upcoming country music stars throughout the spring and summer! Any local will tell you, The Boathouse is the “Best Backyard in Town.”
Cheerings beers while on spring break in myrtle beach

Hurricanes Daiquiri Bar & Grill | 970 Boardwalk & 916 Ocean Blvd | 4.9 miles

Another Myrtle Beach Boardwalk favorite, Hurricanes has the best daiquiris in town and is guaranteed to bring all the tropical vibes to your spring break. Order one of their frozen daiquiris on tap or mix two flavors together for a combo. They also have hand-shaken classics like the Bahama Mamas, White Russians and Blue Hawaiians.

Wet Willies | 1306 Celebrity Circle #161 | 4.8 miles

Wet Willies is located in the Mediterranean Village section of Broadway at the Beach and beckons spring breakers with their own variety of frozen alcoholic drinks! Favorites among tourists and locals include Call A Cab, Shock Treatment, and Monkey Shine. Their food menu is simple, affordable and freshly made in-house. Wet Willies also offers a large lakefront patio with three big-screen TVs for a relaxing afternoon spent watching sports and sipping daiquiris.

Which restaurants are the best for families and friends to visit on spring break in Myrtle Beach?

Whether you’re searching for a great family brunch spot or you’ve worked up an appetite soaking up the sun, Myrtle Beach has some of the best restaurants on the east coast. Check out our top picks for enjoying a delicious meal on an outdoor patio in Myrtle Beach. 

CO Sushi | 3098 Deville Street | 9.5 miles

Located in the Market Common, CO Sushi is an Asian-fusion restaurant with some of the best sushi and most creative cocktails in town. Their happy hour is from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. and includes $4-6 bites, half off select sushi rolls, $3 mimosas and $5 draft beer!

Hachiya Japanese Restaurant | 9732 North Kings Hwy | 20 miles

Hachiya is a traditional Japanese hibachi grill and sushi bar. Your meal is cooked right before your eyes on a large flat-top grill, along with a few tricks added in by the chef. Hachiya is typically busy during spring and peak times of the year, so be sure to make a reservation. If the wait seems too long, ask about a table at the more intimate sushi bar. You’ll still enjoy a wide selection of sushi and hibachi choices along with a more simple performance by the sushi chefs.

Banditos Cantina | 1410 North Ocean Blvd | 4.3 miles

Banditos Cantina is just past the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk in the newly constructed complex, THE Blvd. Order tacos, burritos and hand-crafted margaritas as you marvel over the gorgeous oceanfront view. Their open-air patio and bar are great for enjoying a springtime breeze and their seasonal events are a blast! Happy Hour runs from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. daily.

Looking for more delicious waterfront dining? Check out these mouthwatering restaurants with jaw-dropping views. 

Dagwood’s Deli | 400 Mr. Joe White Ave | 4.7 miles

If you’re looking for pub grub or a good ole fashioned submarine, Dagwood’s is where you want to head. They have some of the best deli sandwiches and fried baskets on the Grand Strand. And their homemade ranch is the best! Dagwood’s Deli is very laid back and casual so feel free to throw on your cover-up or t-shirt and stop in for lunch or order to go. They’re also a great stop if you’re looking for a sports bar with incredible food.

Grumpy Monk | 1317 Celebrity Cir | 4.9 miles

Another delicious stop at Broadway at the Beach – a place that never disappoints – is the Grumpy Monk. Their eclectic menu features a wide variety including hand-rolled sushi, burgers, wings and so much more. But it gets even better! Grumpy Monk has a huge selection of draft beers, an extensive happy hour menu (offered daily from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.) and a full calendar of fun events each week like live music, trivia nights and bingo nights.  Spring break in Myrtle Beach is the perfect time to visit Grumpy Monk for an afternoon bite on their lakefront patio.

Check out this list of our favorite restaurants at Broadway at the Beach you are sure to also enjoy!

Sol y Luna | 4270 River Oaks Dr | 3.8 miles

Sol y Luna brings Latin flavors to one cozy little restaurant in Myrtle Beach. Enjoy authentic Cuban, Mexican and Latin-inspired dishes with hand-crafted margaritas and mojitos on the side. This Latin cantina also has an awesome outdoor patio.

Tupelo Honey | 3042 Howard Ave | 9.4 miles

When it comes to southern comfort food, Tupelo Honey is where it’s at – especially when you’re looking for a great brunch spot with an outdoor patio. The bottomless mimosas and homemade biscuits with local honey are totally worth getting out of bed for! During happy hour nosh on $4 snacks while sipping on $7 cocktails, $6 wines or $5 beers.  You’ll find Tupelo Honey in the Market Common across from the Valor Memorial Garden.
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