Visiting North Beach Plantation in the Winter: Our Favorite Things to Do

If you’ve only visited North Beach Plantation in the summer months, you might be surprised by what you discover in the winter. Yes, the beaches are less crowded, though you’ll still find plenty of people strolling and enjoying the scenery. The roads aren’t as packed with vacationers, but fortunately that doesn’t mean the city rolls up the welcome mat. Most of your favorite Myrtle Beach attractions are open year-round, and sometimes they’re even more fun to visit in the off-season!

Here are a few of our favorite winter activities:

•    Golf

Myrtle Beach golf courses are fantastic in the winter! The weather is mild, rain is rare—in fact, rain is much more rare in the winter than in the summer—and it’s often easy to get preferred tee times. 

•    Shop

Whether you’re checking off items on your Christmas list or just picking up some goodies for yourself, Myrtle Beach, and North Myrtle Beach in particular, is a great place to get bitten by the shopping bug. Barefoot Landing is just around the corner from North Beach Plantation, and the Tanger Outlets are nearby, as well. You can also travel further afield and head down to The Market Common or Coastal Grand Mall in Myrtle Beach. 

•    See a show

Around Christmas and into the New Year especially, there are some really terrific holiday-themed shows to be seen in Myrtle Beach. The Carolina Opry and Alabama Theatre both offer shows that bring in big crowds year after year, and The Palace Theatre is also offering a holiday show this year. 

•    Get outside

In addition to the long walks on the beach that are essential components of any beach vacation, winter is a great time to get out and enjoy bike rides, especially with less traffic on the road. 

•    Enjoy great dining and nightlife

Another benefit of the smaller crowds in the wintertime is less waiting at your favorite restaurants. In addition to the superb steakhouse and sushi bar at 21 Main, you can also head off property and enjoy some of the fantastic North Myrtle Beach dining. And if you’re interested in dinner and a show, be sure to check the calendar at the House of Blues. In addition to regular concerts and Sunday Gospel Brunch, you can often catch a fun Murder Mystery Dinner.

 

Published 11/6/13