5 Reasons to Visit Myrtle Beach in February

By Marissa Polascak • January 12, 2018
With Myrtle Beach's mild weather, February is a great time to stroll on the beach!
With Myrtle Beach's mild weather, February is a great time to stroll on the beach!

We know what you’re thinking; who would visit the beach in the middle of winter?! While we understand your concerns, visiting Myrtle Beach in the winter is actually quite fabulous. We’ve already covered December and January, so here is a list of reasons to visit Myrtle Beach in February:

Valentine's Day

Plan a romantic getaway this February to celebrate Valentine's Day with your loved one. In addition to tons of fine dining, Valentine's Day events, and attractions, Myrtle Beach is home to several romantic hotels that offer couples packages as well as amenities such as spas and in-room Jacuzzi tubs.


While many other states are battling snow storms in February, Myrtle Beach welcomes mild weather. The average air temperature in February is approximately 60º, making outdoor activities such as visiting Brookgreen Gardens and outdoor shopping much more enjoyable. The ocean may not be so inviting with an average water temperature of 51º, but at least it is still warm enough outside to take a nice stroll on the sand.


The average occupancy rate for hotels in February is approximately 35%, which makes it quite easy to find great deals for accommodations. Myrtle Beach average room rates in February are around $64.03, which is much more affordable than rates during the most popular months. Many restaurants and attractions also offer deals around this time of year to draw people to their businesses, so you may also find yourself saving money while having fun and eating a good meal!

New Shows

Be one of the first people to see the new shows for 2018 at one or more of the award-winning theaters in Myrtle Beach. There are several theaters to check out including Alabama Theatre, House of Blues,  The Calvin Gilmore Theatre, Palace Theatre, Legends in Concert, GTS Theatre, and more.


Indulge your inner foodie by going on a culinary tour of Myrtle Beach while visiting in February. Those visiting in February don’t have to fight the long summer lines at restaurants, so it is easy to get a reservation or walk into almost any eatery along the Grand Strand. The Myrtle Beach area is home to so many different types of cuisines, including Seafood, Mexican, Italian, Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Ethiopian, French, German-Austrian, Polish –the list goes on and on.