Y’all may call this time of year “fall” in other parts of the country, but here in Myrtle Beach, we lovingly refer to it as: Summer, Part II. Yes, the days during the tail end of summer may be shorter, but you’ll long for our South Carolina sun that still warms the salt air through the end of fall – and warms your heart, mind and soul.
Why? Let us show you the ways you’ll want to bask in the joys of our secret summer season:
We’ve already published how the daily weather forecast that falls upon September and October is a snowbird’s dream, which is why flocks of our guests this season migrate from the north to our tropical paradise. Pack your swimsuits, because the days are still hot and humid in Myrtle Beach, with average highs anywhere from 83 to 91°F, and average night-time lows are a comfortable 70°F.
Here in Myrtle Beach we’ve traded the fall foliage with palmettos, and if you’re homesick for fall’s fruit, there’s a cornucopia of farmers’ markets, farms and patches selling pumpkins, gourds, hay bales and more to suit your fancy. The wonderful weather of Summer 2.0 means lots of outdoor activities are still thriving – and more comfortable, now that summer’s daytime heat index has subsided. We recommend checking these out, for instance:
- Bike to the Boardwalk on October 21, 10 am to noon: This free bike ride (5 miles, roundtrip) guides you through Hobcaw Barony’s beautiful forest reserve to it’s salt marsh boardwalk on the North Inlet estuary in Georgetown.
- Guided Bicycle Tour on Thursdays through October, 6:30-9 pm: These weekly guided 10-mile bicycle excursions start at the Pee Dee Bicycle Company on Farrow Parkway at The Market Common.
The more than 17 million tourists fill Myrtle Beach during the summer months fly back home for the school year, leaving behind a heavenly haven of peace and plenty of room to roam. That means fewer traffic jams on the roads, fewer people at the beach and fewer lines at your favorite restaurants, golf courses, and shops – and that means less stress overall. Entertainers have had all summer long to perfect their art and you get to see some of their best performances at a lower price, with fall specials and discounts. Be sure to stop by our concierge at the Front Desk for all information including special guest discounts on the packages and perks available in town.
The Fall (Er, Summer Part II) Festivals:
Ahhh … Yes, there may be fewer folks in these parts in the Fall, but we are not lacking in outdoor festivals. Check out our list for what’s coming up, all under our warm Carolina sun (you probably won’t even need to wear a jacket!):
Pawleys Island Festival of Music & Art, Thursdays, 7-10 p.m., from October 5-21: This 27th annual festival at The Reserve Golf Club in Pawleys Island hosts nationally acclaimed musicians and performers under the stars.
Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival, October 6, 6-9 pm: Our area is renowned for seafood, so take a bite out of the fresh catch served up at the Burroughs & Chapin Pavilion Place between 8th and 9th Avenues North in downtown Myrtle Beach, where they’ll also have live entertainment, a Kidz Zone, car show, beer garden, arts and crafts vendors, and corn hole tournament.
Conway Ghost Walk, October 19-21, 6:30-8:30 pm: Prepare to be scared every step of the way on this pre-Halloween event presented by Conway Downtown Alive. Storytellers will share haunts and legends through the historic streets of downtown Conway.
Be Sure to Visit Plantation Resort
There are so many great things to do in Myrtle Beach during this secret summer season to make it a vacation to remember! All of these events are just a short drive from Plantation Resort. To reserve your stay with us, call 1-800-845-5039.