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Spring Break Myrtle Beach: A Complete Guide

With over 60 miles of gorgeous beaches to explore and an array of family friendly activities on the calendar, there are endless opportunities on spring break in Myrtle Beach for families. From festivals and live entertainment to concerts and outdoor adventures, an unforgettable spring break with your family is just around the corner in Myrtle Beach! 

Myrtle Beach Weather During Spring Break​

The weather in Myrtle Beach during spring break is warm, with mild March days in the high 50s (Fahrenheit) increasing to the high 70s by May. This warm weather provides the perfect setting for festivals, spring break events, and outdoor activities in Myrtle Beach. 

Sunrise over the ocean waves in Myrtle Beach, SC.

Things to Do in Myrtle Beach During Spring Break

There are endless things to do with your family in Myrtle Beach during spring break! From festivals and live music to attractions and museums, Myrtle Beach is a treasure trove of family friendly spring break activities.

Kid building a sand castle.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival​​

When: March 16, 2024

This annual event in Myrtle Beach offers a fun parade followed by a family friendly festival. The St. Patrick’s Day parade begins at 9 am, with the festival beginning shortly afterward at 11 am. This Myrtle Beach festival will include stages with live music and entertainment throughout the day, local vendors and food trucks, face painting and other kid friendly activities, and more. Admission and parking are free at this Myrtle Beach spring break event.

Pelicans Baseball Opening Day​

When: April 5, 2024

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans baseball team will make their home debut for the season with a game against the Fayetteville Woodpeckers on April 5. The stadium is just minutes from Monterey Bay Suites and close to Broadway at the Beach, so you can grab a bite or browse exquisite local shops before the game. Pelican Ballpark offers kid-friendly activities, as well as weekly food and beverage specials.


Address: 1313 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC

Open daily from 10:30 am to 8 pm, last tickets sold/doors closed at 7 pm.

Known as the upside down museum among the locals, WonderWorks is a science-focused amusement park. The museum was built like a building turned upside down, making it a hit with kids before they even step inside as they marvel at palm trees sprouting from the “sidewalk” above them! With over 100 hands-on exhibits that range from simple experiments like blowing bubbles to light and sound play and even the Wonder Coaster rollercoaster simulation ride, this family friendly attraction at Myrtle Beach doesn’t disappoint. Older kids love the ropes course and laser tag, while the littles are enamored by play tables and interactive exhibits right at their eye level.

Myrtle Beach Food Truck Festival

When: April 5 – 7, 2024

One of Myrtle Beach’s tastiest events returns this year with the Myrtle Beach Food Truck Festival in April. This free event in Myrtle Beach offers delectable dishes and cold local brews, each year topping the previous in terms of flavor and fun! The Myrtle Beach Food Truck Festival at Chapins & Burroughs Pavilion features live music, hundreds of food trucks, local breweries, and more. Find more information about the festival, including the music lineup and vendors, on the Food Truck Festival page.

Family Kingdom

Address: 300 S Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC

Open daily in-season, closing as late as 11 pm (crowd dependant).

One of the top family attractions in Myrtle Beach is Family Kingdom, an amusement park featuring almost 40 rides. This park includes a section of rides just for kids, making it a great activity for the whole family in Myrtle Beach. Ride the legendary Swamp Fox coaster, the Twist’n Shout, the heart-pounding Yo-Yo, and other exhilarating rides with an all-day unlimited ride pass, or purchase individual ride credits and only pay if you ride. When it’s time for a break from the rides, enjoy delicious food and drinks from vendors in the park. Admission to Family Kingdom is completely free.

Little River Blue Crab Festival

May 18 – 19, 2024

Nearby in Little River, the World Famous Blue Crab Festival is one of the largest celebrations in the Southeast. The main attractions here are impeccably fresh seafood and other area dishes, with other attractions including live beach music, craft vendors, and even a children’s activity area to keep the kids entertained while parents crack into some crab legs! Learn more about the World Famous Blue Crab Festival here.

Restaurants in Myrtle Beach for Spring Break​

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. 

The Top Waterfront Restaurants in Myrtle Beach Burger Photo

CO Sushi

Address: 3098 Deville Street, Myrtle Beach, SC

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 a selection of special prices off of bites, select sushi rolls, and drinks!

Hachiya Japanese Restaurant​

Address: 9732 North Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, SC

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​

Address: 1410 North Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC

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!

Discover more delicious waterfront dining in Myrtle Beach.

Dagwood’s Deli​

Address: 400 Mr. Joe White Avenue, Myrtle Beach, SC

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​

Address: 1317 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC

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​

Address: 4270 River Oaks Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC

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​

Address: 3042 Howard Avenue, Myrtle Beach, SC

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! You’ll find Tupelo Honey in the Market Common across from the Valor Memorial Garden.

Frequently Asked Questions about Spring Break in Myrtle Beach

Is Myrtle Beach family friendly during spring break?

Myrtle Beach is always family friendly – and spring break in Myrtle Beach offers plenty of activities for the whole family, from exploring the beach and local museums to enjoying fresh seafood and exhilarating amusement park rides.

Is Myrtle Beach too cold for spring break?

Nope! The Myrtle Beach weather is perfect for spring break. With mild temperatures in March giving way to downright tropical May, you can plan your trip around ideal weather for your spring break activities.

Is Myrtle Beach crowded during spring break?

Spring break is actually a great time to avoid the summer crowd in Myrtle Beach. Spring break timing varies between schools and universities in different areas, which staggers arrivals and avoids any time during spring break being too crowded.

Is Myrtle Beach good for spring break?

Myrtle Beach is great for spring break. Warm weather, beach businesses opening for the season, and vacationers flocking to the area with good times in mind create an awesome space for families on spring break.

When is spring break in Myrtle Beach SC?

Spring break season in Myrtle Beach spans all of spring – March to May. Nearby Coastal Carolina University’s spring break in 2024 is March 4 – 9, so expect to see plenty of teal around if you visit during this time!

Our hotel on the beach in Myrtle Beach is perfect for exploring the Grand Strand: beach it up just steps from your suite and enjoy the oceanfront tanning lawn, then head out to the countless local shops, restaurants, and attractions nearby. Monterey Bay Suites can’t wait to welcome you and your family to spring break in Myrtle Beach!

Family with a young child on the beach.
Planning a Trip to Myrtle Beach

The best time to visit Myrtle Beach is June through August, perfect weather for splashing around in the Atlantic and lying on the beach! But, Myrtle Beach is truly beautiful year round and anytime is a great time to come stay on the Grand Strand.

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