Myrtle Beach is a popular tourist destination in the spring. Temperatures are on the rise and the days are getting longer – spring is the perfect time to get rejuvenated with a vacation! Golf is especially popular this time of year with the mild temperatures making for a comfortable day on the golf course. Its a great time to lounge or walk on the beach, as well. But Myrtle Beach has so much more to offer, just check out the list below.
What’s the weather like? Average Temperatures in March are High: 64° and Low: 42° / Average Temperatures in April are High: 72° and Low: 50° / Average Temperatures in May are High: 79° and Low: 59°
Pack your bags: The weather is mild but warmer in the daytime hours and falling off to cooler temperatures at night. Be sure to pack swimwear for the indoor pools, some long pants but some shorts, as well. Both long sleeve and short sleeve would be appropriate and a lightweight jacket. Bring comfortable shoes, a camera and sunglasses. You will also need sunscreen for the beach.
20 Things to Do in Myrtle Beach in Spring
1. Play Golf
Spring is a great time to play golf in Myrtle Beach. Not only are there many golf courses right here in Myrtle Beach but also in surrounding areas such as Surfside, Garden City, Murrells Inlet, Pawleys Island and Conway. Check for reviews and special deals and book your tee time at Myrtle Beach Golf.
2. Go to a Variety Show
Remember variety shows on television such as The Carol Burnett Show, The Ed Sullivan Show, Sonny & Cher? Well, here is one that your family is sure to enjoy, as well. The Carolina Opry offers a variety of shows with singing, dancing and comedy. This is a great way to spend an evening being entertained. Get your tickets today.
3. Mingle with Pirates
Arrgh! Be entertained by pirates while enjoying a four course meal. Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show offers a swashbuckling show that includes acrobatics, live animals and a music score by Dolly Parton. Before the show visit Pirates Village and enjoy sing-alongs, balancing acts, and juggling acts. Buy your tickets today.
Do your kids love skateboarding? Stability Skateboard Park in North Myrtle Beach is a great place for beginners to experienced skaters. They offer lessons and they sell a variety of skateboards, accessories, protective gear and clothing for all your family’s needs.
5. Go Fishing
See who has the “biggest catch” when you go fishing off Apache Pier, the longest wooden pier on the East Coast. Open daily, they offer multi-day passes, equipment rental, bait, food & drinks and more. Other piers in the area include Cherry Grove Pier, Pier 14, 2nd Avenue Pier, Myrtle Beach State Park Pier, Surfside Beach Pier, and The Pier at Garden City.
6. Believe it or Not?
Unbelievable? Yes, that is what you will find at Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum & Odditorium. Robert Ripley traveled the world and collected the odd, the unusual and the unexplained. Over 200 exhibits showcase items such as shrunken heads, an 8 foot tall Transformer sculpture made of scrap car parts, and an authentic vampire killing kit. This is a must see on your to do list!
7. Explore Barefoot Landing
Barefoot Landing makes up over 3 1/2 acres of scenic paths, bridges, shops, restaurants, and attractions. Some attractions include Alligator Adventure, Mirror Maze, and T.I.G.E.R.S./Preservation Station. You will find lots of things to do and places to eat and shop for the whole family.
8. See the Beach in a Helicopter
See Myrtle Beach from the sky! Helicopter Adventures offer a variety of tours so you can experience Myrtle Beach from above. They offer seven different tours ranging from a two mile ride to a fifty-four mile ride. The seven-mile flights and longer take you over the beaches. Plan your adventure today!
9. Play Putt Putt
Does your family like the challenge of mini-golf? Hawaiian Rumble Mini Golf offers a challenging course with a live 40 foot volcano in the center of the course that erupts every 20 minutes. This particular mini-golf course is the home of the US Pro Mini-Golf Tour Master’s National Championship held yearly. This is a challenge your family is sure to enjoy!
10. Shop the Bargains
Looking for some bargains? You will find them at Everything Under the Sun Flea Market. This indoor, heated, air-conditioned flea market is open year round. In the off season they are open Thursday through Sunday. There are over 100 vendors selling accessories, clothing, shoes, jewelry and more. Have breakfast and/or lunch there, as well. If shopping is your favorite travel activity, check out our Guide to Myrtle Beach Shopping.
11. Pamper Yourself
Make plans to pamper yourself or that special person in your life. Schedule an appointment for a massage, waxing, facial, pedicure or any one of the other services offered by Carmen! Carmen! Prestige Salon e Spa, located on the 2nd floor of Belk in Coastal Grand Mall.
12. Honor Heroes
Honor our fallen heroes by visiting the Hall of Heroes Tribute at Ocean Dunes Resort & Villas. The tribute includes a small replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. Other exhibits include flag displays, a 9/11 tribute and much more.
For all those 21 or older guests, book your gambling cruise. Day cruises or evening cruises are available and offer table games, nickel slots, video poker machines and an all day buffet. Make your reservation on The Big “M” Casino cruise ship.
14. Go Bowling
710 North Myrtle Beach is an entertainment venue for the whole family. Challenge friends and family to a game of bowling, billiards, shuffleboard or one of the other competitive games they offer. Also a great place to socialize with friends over a meal and drinks.
15. Drop off the Teens
Kids need a night out from the parents? Plan a night out for your teens at Karma nightclub (check for seasonal hours). The club features a DJ, music videos, a light and sound show and a dance floor so teens can dance the night away.
16. Visit the Hollywood Wax Museum
Have you always wanted to rub elbows with the rich and famous? Well, here is your chance to do just that, sort of. Get your picture taken with the lifelike wax replicas of famous people at the Hollywood Wax Museum and show your friends back home who won’t be able to tell the difference.
17. Experience WonderWorks
Have you ever wondered what it felt like to lay on a bed of nails? Here is your chance to find out. The Bed of Nails is just one of the many exhibits, displays, and physical challenges you will find at Wonderworks laboratory, an upside down adventure.
18. Browse Art
For the art enthusiasts in your group, check out the Frank G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum . The exhibits are free but donations are welcome.
19. Take Your Family Out to the Ballgame
Myrtle Beach has their very own minor league baseball team. Come out and show your support for America’s favorite past time with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans. Check their schedule to see if you can catch a game.
20. Stroll the Boardwalk
Take a stroll on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. Pop in one of the unique shops for some souvenirs. Have a snack or a meal at one of the places to eat along the way. Or just enjoy the beautiful ocean views.
Myrtle Beach Spring Festivals & Events
- Annual Myrtle Beach Marathon
- Annual National Shag Dance Championship
- Surfside BBQ Festival
- Annual Canadian-American Days Festival
- Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival
- Run to the Sun Car Show
- Myrtle Beach Pelicans Opening Weekend
- Society of Stranders Spring Safari (Shag Dancing)
- Art in the Park show
- Annual Monday After the Masters Pro-Am
- Annual Ground Zero Dragon Boat Festival
- Divas Half Marathon & 5K
- Annual Rivertown Music & Arts Festival
- Myrtle Beach Bike Week Spring Rally
- Annual Mayfest on Main
- Annual World Famous Blue Crab Festival
- Atlantic Beach Bikefest
- Memorial Day Parade