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The Best Time to Go to Central Myrtle Beach
It may come as no surprise that summer is the best time to visit Central Myrtle Beach according to many. But we believe spring, fall, and winter are also fantastic times to visit our family-friendly beach destination and stay in our one-of-a-kind Myrtle Beach accommodations!
Find out what makes each time of year so unique to help you plan your next beach vacation!
Why Spring (March-May) is the best time to visit Central Myrtle Beach
Spring vacation perks: Temperatures reach the low 80s, making for excellent beach weather. Plus, Central Myrtle Beach resort rates are typically lower in the spring than the summer months. And while many Myrtle Beach attractions are open year-round, those that are not open year-round typically reopen in the spring for the new vacation season.
The best spring attractions:
Myrtle Beach Pelicans Baseball
Phone: (843) 918-6000
Going to a Myrtle Beach Pelicans baseball game is always a home run choice. Throughout the season, the Pelicans host gameday specials and freebies, like BOGO hot dogs, $1 beers, and kid-friendly activities before and after the games.
Myrtle Beach Boardwalk
Spring may be the best time to take in the sights and sounds of the oceanfront from the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. There’s more space for social distancing and the pleasant spring temperatures make an oceanfront stroll a breeze to enjoy.
Phone: (843) 945-3318
There’s nothing quite like a game of golf in the spring. However, Topgolf isn’t your typical round of golf. Topgolf offers one of the best gaming experiences in the area that even non-golfers will enjoy.
Why Summer (June - August) is the best time to visit Central Myrtle Beach
Summer vacation perks: Central Myrtle Beach is in full swing with summer attractions, festivals, and things to do. Vacationers head to the beaches to enjoy the sun and family-friendly attractions and dine at some of the best seafood restaurants in the area. During this time of year, average temperature highs reach the high 80s, perfect for pool lounging and beachgoing.
The best summer attractions:
Broadway at the Beach
Address: 1325 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach
Broadway at the Beach is buzzing with entertainment, dining, and shopping during the summer months. Visitors can enjoy free nightly entertainment and some of the area’s most popular attractions.
Myrtle Beach Grand Prix
Phone: (843) 839-4080
Take your pick from seven go-kart tracks at this family thrill park. Even the youngest members of the family will get to burn rubber thanks to three kid-friendly tracks. Other activities include kiddie rides at the Kids Zone and the Grand Prix Arcade.
Myrtle Waves Water Park
Phone: (843) 913-9250
The entire family will find something to enjoy at Myrtle Waves Water Park. From the massive wave pool and the thrilling water slides to the peaceful lazy river and the kid’s play areas, Myrtle Waves Water Park offers plenty of fun in the sun.
No matter the time of year, when guests stay at The Caravelle Resort, they’ll receive amazing discounts and special offers with the Vacation Member Benefits Card. Find out where you can save!
Why Fall (September - November) is the best time to visit Central Myrtle Beach
Fall vacation perks: Resort rooms prices are typically lower this time of year, the temperatures are still beach-friendly with average temperature highs ranging from the low 70s to mid-80s, and many attractions are still open.
The best fall attractions:
Myrtle Beach SkyWheel
Phone: (843) 839-9200
Capture a view of Myrtle Beach like you’ve never seen before aboard an enclosed, air-conditioned gondola. Riders reach 20-stories above the Atlantic Ocean for truly stunning views of downtown Myrtle Beach.
Soar + Explore
Phone: (843) 448-7627
Anyone not afraid of a little altitude will love Soar + Explore. This ropes course and zipline park will take adventurers as high as 40 feet on the three-level ropes course and as high as 50 feet on the zipline above Lake Broadway.
Dave & Buster’s
Phone: (843) 945-3500
Games, food, and drinks! Visitors can watch the biggest games on the biggest screens at Dave & Buster’s. Enjoy the latest in gaming between bites thanks to dozens of arcade games that all ages will enjoy.
Why Winter (December - February) is the best time to visit Central Myrtle Beach
Winter vacation perks: Winter in Central Myrtle Beach means even more room for social distancing, holiday-themed events, and typically lower rates on rooms and suites. Despite being the coolest time of year, it’s not unusual to experience balmy days in December and February. Central Myrtle Beach also has its fair share of indoor attractions in case of those cooler days.
The best winter attractions:
Phone: (843) 916-0888
Discover the creatures of the deep at Ripley’s Aquarium. Exhibits include tropical coral reefs, sharks, and penguins. The aquarium is entirely indoors, so you can avoid the cooler weather outside if you’re visiting during the winter.
Phone: (843) 242-3246
This indoor trampoline park boasts twelve exhilarating attractions that kids will enjoy. From the dodgeball arena to the Ninja Course, everyone will have a bouncing good time at Rockin’ Jump.
Phone: (843) 626-9962
WonderWorks is half education and half entertainment for a one-of-a-kind experience that will spark all imaginations. Exhibits in this indoor park include a weather zone, a space discovery section, a light and sound area, and an imagination lab.
Know when you want to visit? Check out our latest Myrtle Beach resort specials for more savings, no matter the time of year you stay!
testimonials what our guests say
Pool was nice, clean and refreshing!- Martin L
It's centrally located to most of the attractions, and our room was super clean and very nice!- Amber B
Great location!- Michelle G
The Omelet Chef is a true joy, remembers us every year and makes great omelets.- mrjosephelee
I Love Caravelle!- Niquala M
Had a great view of the ocean and a very clean room!- Brad A
They truly showed what 'southern hospitality' was.- Kenny & Veronica
Best family vacation ever.- Justin S
Treated like royalty, great place to stay!- jlittle000
Definitely the best breakfast!- Melissa D
The room was perfect, and the oceanfront view was great!- Edna L
Peaceful and quiet at night.- Robert L
The employees are absolutely sweet as sugar!- Angela Y