Reasons to Visit Myrtle Beach in September

By Marissa Polascak • August 16, 2016
Those Visiting Myrtle Beach in September can expect cooler temperatures and lower prices.
Those Visiting Myrtle Beach in September can expect cooler temperatures and lower prices.

Most visitors to the Grand Strand believe that the beginning of September marks the end of the summer in Myrtle Beach. While it is true that kids are back in school and many people are back to work saving up for next summer’s Myrtle Beach vacation, the lack of people flooding hotels and attractions does not mean that the city is falling asleep for the autumn and winter. No, my friends; Myrtle Beach stays quite active, even in the “off-season.” So why should you visit Myrtle Beach in September? Here’s a list of reasons why:
 

Fun Events

Believe it or not, September in Myrtle Beach is a great time for outdoor events. The mild weather makes it a beautiful and inviting time for locals and visitors to spend time outdoors. Some awesome events known to take place in September include: Irish Italian Festival; St. John's Greek Festival; Coastal Uncorked; Beach, Bookgie & BBQ Festival; La Belle Amie Dog Days Blues & Jazz Fest; SOS Fall Migration; Aynor Harvest Hoe-Down Festival; Atalaya Arts and Crafts Festival; DankFest; and the Myrtle Beach Bike Week Fall Rally.

Golf

Though many people visit Myrtle Beach throughout the year to play golf, September is arguably the best time to play a few rounds. Not only is the weather better, but the summer crowd has left and the fall golfers are just starting to trickle in. Some golf courses even offer better rates during September before they mark up their prices for the autumn. 

Hotel Deals

This reason kind of goes hand-in-hand with the aforementioned, but that’s okay. Because many people aren’t vacationing during September, then that means there are more hotels that have spare rooms available. Instead of leaving these rooms completely empty, many Myrtle Beach hotels will post great rates for their rooms. This way, you can get a room cheaper than what you would get in the summer time, and spend the cash you save on more things to do around the Grand Strand. 

Less Crowds

You don’t have to worry about trying to push your way through crowds at your favorite attraction this time of year. While places like Barefoot Landing and Broadway at the Beach tend to get quite chaotic in the summer months, during September you can easily browse through stores and have a drink or two at a less-crowded bar. Oh, and forget about hour waits for restaurants. Because there are fewer visitors this time of year, you can pretty much walk into your favorite Myrtle Beach restaurants without having to worry about hearing your name called when a table is open. 

Outdoor Activities

There are many fun outdoor activities to do around Myrtle Beach, but sometimes the summer is just too hot to even attempt to do any of them. September's cooler temperatures are perfect for the variety of outdoor things to do. Rent an electric bike and cruise around Market Common, or take a surfing lesson. Take a hike on the nature trails at Myrtle Beach State Park or Huntington Beach State Park. Check out some awesome statues at Brookgreen Gardens. Try out a ropes course, or learn how to drive a jet ski. Whatever you do, you'll be happy you're not sweating.

The Weather

South Carolina is known for its hot summers, especially here at the beach. While many people think that beach days are over once August is yesterday’s news, you may be surprised at a little secret we have for you: the weather in September is perfect for the beach! During the day when the sun is shining bright, you can catch air temperatures around 80 degrees and ocean temperatures in the 70’s and 80’s. In the evening, when the sun starts to set, the air temperature tends to fall in the 60’s; perfect for evening strolls around Broadway at the Beach or Market Common.