5 Reasons to Visit Myrtle Beach in November

By Marissa Polascak • October 17, 2016

Fall is the “Secret Season” in Myrtle Beach because, well, it’s an awesome time of year to visit and not many people know that. From the months of September-December, Myrtle Beach is packed with fun things to do, even if it may be a little too chilly to swim in the ocean. For those of you thinking about possibly visiting Myrtle Beach in November, here are the reasons why we think you should:

Weather

The great thing about visiting Myrtle Beach in November is you don’t have to worry about sweating bullets all of the time. The average air temperature this time of year is 69 degrees, and the average ocean temperature is 60 degrees. Though you may not want to dive into the waves, sitting on the beach this time of the year is quite common. Just bring a sweater to be safe.

Also, cooler weather means great opportunities for exploring the outdoors of Myrtle Beach. Head over to Brookgreen Gardens and take an afternoon stroll while enjoying picturesque gardens and statues without the summer humidity. Or, take your family (or friends) camping at one of the state parks.

Events

While the weather is a little bit cooler this time of year (on average, 69 degrees), November proposes great temperatures for events. Outdoor events like Art in the Park, activities at various farms, the holiday tree lighting at Broadway at the Beach, and more occur during November. Other events this November include the Lip Rippin’ Chilympics Chili Cookoff, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Beach Walk, Souper Supper, Dickens Christmas Show & Festivals, South Carolina State Bluegrass Festival, and the Carolina Beach Music Awards.

Less Crowds

It is common to hear vacationers say that their favorite hotels are often booked during the summer, so they have to go to another property. In November, however, this is very rare as the average daily occupancy rate is only 34%. That not only means less people in your favorite hotels, but it also means shorter wait times at your favorite restaurants and attractions as well!

Hotel Deals

This point goes hand-in-hand with the one above. With a lesser occupancy rate, hotels offer great room rates to attract visitors to their properties. In November, the average daily room rate is $65.77, which is a steal compared to summer rates. C’mon; it’s a no brainer.

Holiday Fun

November marks the beginning of holiday shows in the area! Visitors can catch fun holiday-themed productions at places like the Alabama Theatre, the Palace Theater, Pirates Voyage, and more.

Also, Myrtle Beach is a fantastic place for holiday shopping. There are several malls in the area like Broadway at the Beach, The Market Common, Coastal Grand Mall, Inlet Square Mall, Myrtle Beach Mall, Barefoot Landing, and two locations of the Tanger Outlets.