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The Grand Strand is a vacationer's paradise with a subtopical climate and 60 miles of sandy beaches along the Atlantic Ocean.

Summer temperature average between 70 and 90 degrees and winters are very comfortable with temperatures typically between 35 and 60 degrees. The towns throughout the Grand Strand offer excellent golfing, a number of amusement parks and excellent restaurants. 

As Grand Strand locals, we've got all the details on which events to attend while you're here, where to eat and where to stay. Check out our area guide and start exploring Surfside Beach, Garden City Beach, and Litchfield Beach today!

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What’s the weather like in Myrtle Beach?

Myrtle Beach offers a warm, temperate environment that’s perfect for enjoying the beach. May through August are the most popular travel dates with hot, sunny weather. The humidity picks up a bit in July and August, with a little more rainfall to keep everything green. Winters at Myrtle Beach are mild, with weather that is still warm enough to enjoy strolls on the beach, golfing and much more.  

  • January – Average highs of 56° and lows of 38° 
  • February – Average highs of 59° and lows of 41°  
  • March – Average highs of 65° and lows of 47° 
  • April – Average highs of 73° and lows of 55° 
  • May – Average highs of 79° and lows of 63° 
  • June – Average highs of 85° and lows of 70° 
  • July – Average highs of 88° and lows of 74° 
  • August – Average highs of 87° and lows of 73° 
  • September – Average highs of 83° and lows of 68° 
  • October – Average highs of 75° and lows of 57° 
  • November – Average highs of 67° and lows of 48° 
  • December – Average highs of 60° and lows of 41° 
What is there to do in Myrtle Beach? 

There is so much to do and see in Myrtle Beach! We have over 60 miles of uninterrupted beaches, so a day of fun in the sun is the most popular thing to do. Visitors can enjoy our oceanfront boardwalk which has great shopping, excellent dining and entertainment options and a Sky Wheel ride. Some more popular Myrtle Beach activities include: 

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What are the best kid-friendly activities in Myrtle Beach? 

Myrtle Beach is a very family-friendly vacation destination. Surfside Beach, which is right next to Myrtle Beach and often considered part of the Myrtle Beach area is actually known as the “family beach”. In addition to all of the play opportunities at the beach, kids will love the variety of activities that Myrtle Beach offers. Some of the top things to do with children in Myrtle Beach include: 

What are the best events in Myrtle Beach? 

The Myrtle Beach area is home to a great selection of festivals, concerts and fun events each year. Some of our favorites include: 

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Where should I stay in Myrtle Beach? 

The larger Myrtle Beach area includes several smaller vacation destinations, like Surfside Beach, Garden City Beach, and Litchfield Beach. If you’re traveling with young children, you may really enjoy Surfside Beach (also known as the family beach), which is home to the Surfside Pier and a water park. Garden City Beach is great for families with teenagers, and those looking to enjoy fishing and live music. If you’re looking for an upscale experience with immaculate beaches, shelling, dining and outdoor activities we suggest you choose Litchfield Beach

Another important consideration is whether or not you will be able to enjoy a smart and safe vacation in our new normal. We offer a great selection of private beach houses that are perfect for a socially distanced vacation with your loved ones.

How much does a Myrtle Beach vacation cost? 

Myrtle Beach is an excellent place to plan an affordable family vacation. You’ll be able to find some good deals on vacation homes, and there’s a great variety of inexpensive and free activities to enjoy while you’re here. While cost will certainly vary based on which dining and activity options you choose, you might expect to spend around $139 per day for each person. If you are traveling with more people this cost will likely go down because you will be sharing things. 

How can I save money on a Myrtle Beach vacation? 

If you’re looking to vacation more with a little less, then it’s best to visit Myrtle Beach in the late fall to early spring when there are less crowds and more discounts. Another great way to save money on your Myrtle Beach vacation is to rent a home with a kitchen so that you can cook meals instead of dining out.