Myrtle Beach is busiest during the summertime, but the warm weather, festivals & smaller crowds make Myrtle Beach an ideal destination for the fall. For a week-long vacation or a quick weekend getaway, here is a list of over 75 things to do in Myrtle Beach in the fall to keep you entertained during your stay!
What’s the weather like? Average temperatures in September are High: 84° and Low: 64° / Average temperatures in October are High: 76° and Low: 53° / Average temperatures in November are High: 68° and Low: 43°
Pack your bags: Warm temperatures still allow for shorts but you should also bring some capris or long pants and a light jacket just in case it gets cooler at night. Sunglasses, sunscreen, beach towels, bathing suits and cameras are a must.
Things to Do in Myrtle Beach in Fall
2. Ready to scream? Hit the Zombie Zone at the Nightmare Haunted House.
3. Take a walk on the beach
6. Enjoy the gorgeous gardens and sculptures or stroll through the Lowcountry Zoo at Brookgreen Gardens.
7. Spend a day exploring the fish tanks at Ripley’s Aquarium, which is less crowded after the summertime
8. Check out the alligators & reptiles at Alligator Adventure at Barefoot Landing.
9. Take a spin on the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel.
11. Shop for Christmas ornaments at the Christmas Mouse on Kings Highway
12. Enjoy a seafood dinner at one of the many fine seafood restaurants along the Marshwalk in Murrells Inlet.
13. Paddle along the Waccamaw River and see alligators, birds, towering cypress trees and more on a Guided Kayak Eco Tour.
14. Explore Atalaya Castle at Huntington Beach State Park.
15. Take a stroll through the natural setting of the Lowcountry Zoo at Brookgreen Gardens.
16. Have a cocktail overlooking the ocean at the rooftop bar at 2nd Avenue Pier.
17. Take a ride on the Macho Mutt Monster Truck at Myrtle Beach Speedway.
18. Say, “Argggh, matey!” and enjoy action, adventure & dinner at Pirate’s Voyage Dinner & Show.
19. Spend a leisurely afternoon strolling through the Hammock Shops in Pawleys Island.
20. Head out to Conway and sample craft beers at the Crafty Rooster (and try the homemade buffalo chicken dip appetizer, too!)
21. Spend an evening learning to paint on canvas at Wine & Design.
22. Take a helicopter ride and see the ocean from the sky.
23. Watch the knights sword fight, joust, and ride horses at Medieval Times.
24. Walk or ride your bike along the famous Myrtle Beach Boardwalk.
25. View the latest art exhibit at the Franklin G. Burroughs – Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum.
26. Taste wine at a weekly Friday evening wine tasting at the Wine Shoppe in North Myrtle Beach.
27. Let the kids explore the activities & exhibits at the Children’s Museum of South Carolina.
28. Visit the T.I.G.E.R.S. Preserve, a 50-acre nature preserve, and meet a Liger, play with apes, and watch tigers run at full speed.
29. Enjoy live music, wine and food at one of La Belle Amie Vineyard’s fall festivals.
30. Race go-carts at Broadway Grand Prix.
31. Pose with famous movie stars at the Hollywood Wax Museum.
33. View more than 100 species of animals at the Waccatee Zoo.
34. Take some time and spend the day fishing at Myrtle Beach State Park fishing pier.
35. Head up to Little River and sail away on a casino cruise with Big “M” Casino.
36. Tour the brewery and sample the craft beers at New South Brewing Company
37. Enjoy the Gospel Brunch at House of Blues on Sundays.
38. Search for alligators, see the crabs scatter in the mud, and bird-watch as you stroll through Huntington Beach State Park.
39. Take a dinner and sightseeing cruise along the Intracoastal Waterway on the Barefoot Princess Riverboat.
40. Learn the famous South Carolina Shag at Fat Harold’s Beach Club in North Myrtle Beach.
41. Rent a Segway and take a tour of the former Air Force Base or Huntington Beach State Park.
42. Take a tour of the 16,000 acre wildlife preserve, Hobcaw Barony, once the winter residence of Wall Street millionaire Barnard Baruch.
43. Take a day trip and tour the USS North Carolina Battleship in Wilmington, N.C.
44. Take a lantern-led Ghost Walk of historic Georgetown.
45. Dress up like you’re going to a saloon in the Wild West and get your souvenir portrait made at Wild West Photos.
46. Play games & win prizes at the Ultimate California Pizza Game Zone.
48. Ride the original rides from the famous oceanfront Myrtle Beach Pavilion at Pavilion Park at Broadway at the Beach.
49. Wear teal and cheer on the Chaunticleers at a CCU football game.
Myrtle Beach Fall Festivals & Events
- Beach, Boogie & BBQ Festival
- Coastal Uncorked Food, Wine & Spirits Festival
- Dog Days Blues & Jazz Fest, La Belle Amie Vineyard
- SOS Fall Migration–Carolina Shag Dancing
- Grape Stomp, The Vineyards at Duplin Winery
- Aynor Harvest Hoe-Down Festival
- St. John’s Greek Festival
- Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival
- Pawleys Island Festival of Music & Art
- Irish Italian International Festival
- Pawleys Island Festival of Music & Art
- Conway Fall Festival
- Harvest Home Weekend Festival, Brookgreen Gardens
- Myrtle Beach Oktoberfest
- Oktoberfest on the Boardwalk
- Taste of the Town
- Annual Little River ShrimpFest
- Lip Rippin’ Chilympics Chili Cookoff
- Loris Bog-Off Festival
- Georgetown Wooden Boat Show
- Myrtle Beach Wine Fest
- Endless Summer Festival
- South Carolina State Bluegrass Festival
- Carolina Beach Music Awards
- Dickens Christmas Show & Festivals
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