We all know there’s plenty to do in Myrtle Beach when the weather’s nice, but things seem so slow down some in the winter. There’s actually a lot more to do here in the winter months than you may realize, and much of it is FREE and/or cheap. This is true for both kids and adults, whether you’re a local, a snowbird, or a visitor.
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Here’s what I’ve found so far for winter fun. Leave a comment below if you know of any you think I should add:
Colder Weather Attractions:
Ripleys has five reasonably-priced indoor attractions in Myrtle Beach. Click on the links below for tickets and discounts:
- Ripley’s Aquarium
- Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Museum
- Ripley’s 5D Moving Theater
- Ripley’s Haunted Adventure – Laser Strike
- Ripley’s Mirror Maze
Warmer Weather Attractions:
Broadway Grand Prix boasts seven go-kart tracks, six children’s rides, two miniature golf courses, a rock climbing wall, an indoor arcade, a thrilling Skycoaster® ride, and more. Click here for tickets and discounts.
Soar + Explore Zipline and Ropes Course: Soar up to 50 feet above water on a 1,000-foot-long zipline ride, and then navigate through a 40-foot, tropical-themed ropes course with 33 challenge elements and more than 3,000 ropes and cables. Click here for tickets and discounts.
Myrtle Beach has several bowling alleys from which to choose:
The Home Depot has FREE kids’ workshops from 9:00 a.m. to Noon the first Saturday of each month
Myrtle Beach area Michaels stores offer FREE or cheap crafty classes for both kids and adults. Schedules vary by location.
Colder Weather Entertainment:
Play pickleball at the Crabtree Memorial Gymnasium from 1 to 4 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Walk-in fee is $5 for adults (18-54); $3 for seniors (55+); FREE for members.
Play volleyball at the Crabtree Memorial Gymnasium from Noon to 4 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Walk-in fee is $5 for adults (18-54); $3 for seniors (55+); FREE for members.
Warmer Weather Entertainment:
Myrtle Beach has tons of miniature golf courses. Prices average around $8 for adults and $6 for kids. Click here for coupons.
Click here for detailed information on Myrtle Beach Happy Hours.
Base Recreation Center offers FREE movies for adults and seniors on Fridays at 3 p.m. Soft drinks and popcorn are available for $1 each.
A lot of Myrtle Beach movie theaters offer discounts on movies and/or concessions, depending on when you go and whether or not you’re a rewards member.
The Children’s Museum of South Carolina is an interactive playground for the mind. Kids can touch, explore, and play while learning through interactive exhibits and programs. Tickets are $8.00 per person; kids 23 months and younger get in FREE.
The Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum has both permanent and rotating exhibits. It also has interactive educational and creative programs for people of all ages. Admission is FREE; donations are appreciated.
The North Myrtle Beach Historical Museum collects, interprets, and displays artifacts and images related to life in the northeast corner of Horry County, SC. Admission is $5 for adults; $4 for seniors (60+); $3 for kids (5-12).
The discounts listed below exclude special events.
Admission to the Broadway at the Beach complex is always FREE, although there is a fee for the attractions. They also put on a lot of FREE events like concerts and family-friendly shows. Click here for upcoming events.
The Market Common is a shopping and dining complex that has everything from upscale shops and restaurants to ice cream and pizza.
There are tons of great shows in Myrtle Beach. Here are some reasonably inexpensive options (Click on the links below for tickets and discounts.):
Other Budget-Friendly Theaters/Shows
Atlantic Stage: Puts on quality theatrical productions of classical, contemporary, and new works.
Beach Party Musical 60s Tribute Show: Travel back in time to the 1960s and get your groove on! Tap your feet and sing to your heart’s desire to your favorite 60s bands and artists including The Beatles, The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Ray Charles, The Mama’s & the Papa’s, The Monkeys, The Doors, and many more.
Blacque N’ Blublay: A journey through the musical classics, including Candy Man, My Funny Valentine, Cry Me A River, and more. Inspired by the greats—Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Michael Buble.
Motor City Musical: Offers a lively tribute to Motown, featuring old-time classics ideal for guests of all ages to enjoy.
Pure Magic: An unbelievable show for the whole family filled with magic, amazement, and illusions.
State Left Theatre Company: The newest community theater company in Myrtle Beach; they specializie in “creating excellent, intimate works that everyone can enjoy.”
Discounts on Popular Myrtle Beach Shows
These are the pricier shows, but some of them offer relatively decent winter discounts (click on the links below):
The Carolina Opry: A unique variety show with a cast of 36 performers in a two-hour show filled with fun and laughter for the whole family.
Legends in Concert: Offers an exciting lineup of tributes of today’s and yesterday’s greatest musical legends.
Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament: From jaw-dropping jousting acts and exciting swordplay, epic fight choreography, and a delicious four-course meal, this one-of-a-kind dinner show keeps guests entertained from start to finish.
Murder Mystery Dinner Theater: During a three-course meal, a fake murder takes place, and guests are in charge of determining who the killer is.
ONE the Show: Family-friendly entertainment featuring everything from country, gospel, Broadway, pop and rock music, to side-splitting comedy routines.
Time Warp: Featuring some of the best music and dancing of the 60s, 70s and 80s, Time Warp offers a high-energy show filled with special effects, elaborate costuming, state-of-the-art multimedia screens, and more.
Thunder and Light Starring All That!: The nationally-known clogging group All That!, a multi-million dollar laser light show, and the magical illusions of Brandon and Hannah Wagster all rolled into one variety show.
World Famous Gospel Brunch: Offers both traditional and contemporary gospel songs and praises, and an all-you-can eat buffet.
Barnes and Noble at The Market Common has FREE storytimes for kids. Click here for upcoming events.
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