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Why You Should Visit Myrtle Beach in January

  By  Ashlee Carson
Sunrise walk on the beach

Things to Do in Myrtle Beach in January

Start your new year off the right way by booking a trip to Myrtle Beach! If you’re looking for a quick escape from the brutal winters up north (or anywhere for that matter), I’ve got just the spot. The Grand Strand is still buzzing with plenty of excitement but with that laid back beachy attitude we’re known for. Here are just a few of my favorite reasons to visit The Beach in January.

Fewer Crowds

Usually, January means back to school after the holidays but if you’re lucky enough to escape to Myrtle Beach for a long weekend (or more) you’ll experience much fewer crowds. That means fewer people in lines at your favorite restaurants, easy access to fun attractions and plenty of picture-perfect walks on a seemingly empty beach.


Sunrise walk on the beach

Discounted Rates

Because there are fewer people that flock to our shores in the winter months, the hotel rates in Myrtle Beach are very competitive and offer great deals. Book a resort with a private spa, on-site restaurant, multiple bedrooms and more. There are plenty of Myrtle Beach resorts or condo rentals with great jacuzzi tubs to enjoy as well as fire pits and easy access to indoor pools and, of course, the beach!



The weather in Myrtle Beach tends to see many more sunny days than gloom and January is no exception. It sees an average temperature of 57 and just six rainy days a month! Wake up and hit the beach for a brisk morning walk or watch the sunrise from the comfort of your own private balcony with a warm cup of coffee.


Amazing Live Theater Shows

There are so many fantastic shows to see in Myrtle Beach throughout the year and this month, there are a few familiar faces and a few new ones at our local theaters. The Alabama Theatre will host several shows throughout the month of January including The Lettermen, Let's Hang On Franki Valli Tribute, and James Gregory. The Carolina Opry also has a slew of special performances including Air Supply, The Guess Who, Rhonda Vincent and The Rage, Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone, In the Air Tonight - Celebrating The Music of Phil Collins and Gaelic Storm. Legends in Concert will proudly bring back Menopause The Musical for eight shows in January 2024 Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament has shows each weekend throughout January as well.


Medieval Times

Indoor Water Fun

Just because the weather may be a bit cooler doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some fun in the water! Many of the fantastic resorts and hotels in Myrtle Beach and throughout the Grand Strand have a myriad indoor water features including jacuzzis, lazy rivers, pools, waterslides and even indoor water parks. Bring the whole family for fun in the water all year round.

Ashlee Carson

Ashlee Carson grew up in Northwest Ohio but has lived in Myrtle Beach since graduating from the University of Central Florida in Spring of 2006 with a B.A. in Advertising and Public Relations. She was a former Public Relations intern at the Chamber of Commerce in the Summer of 2005 where her excitement for writing about Myrtle Beach began. Ashlee has two children, and loves boating, the beach, fishing and exploring everything the Grand Strand has to offer.