A Welcome-Back Guide for Our Winter Guests

The long-term stay, winter edition, is now in session!


Welcome back. Some call you snowbirds. We call you friends. Winter visitors come for all reasons this season. Here’s what’s new since you were last here, and what’s hot for the cool season!


Are you considering your first winter on the Grand Strand? Here are the reasons it’s a much better decision than staying home!

Fast Facts About Myrtle Beach Winter Stays

Why cower in the cold and wait for spring? Come where it already feels like winter has broken: The Grand Strand. Here’s why.

  • Nice weather. Snow can bring stress. Put away the parkas and skip the snow shovels. Locals bundle up for 60s weather, but we suspect you’ll find that downright springlike.
  • Lots of love. Myrtle Beach loves you as much as you love her. Tourism fuels this area so during winter that many businesses stay open year-round. We look forward to your arrival!

  • Good health. If you’ve taken a stand for good health, take a walk on the beach. What could be more soothing than saltwater therapy? Spending time in the sun is good for serotonin levels and vitamin D.

What’s New on the Grand Strand?

You don’t have to hit the disco to have a good time in Myrtle Beach. Here are things that have come to town since you last were here.

1. Bubba's Fish Camp & Smokehouse

Start your diet tomorrow! Bubba’s is a new joint with intriguing decor, nice staff, and fresh, tasty food. The brisket fries will get your attention. Bring your friends  — this might become your go-to beach restaurant.


TRY THIS: Bubba’s sides. No matter what you order, they’re unbeatable. SC Street Corn, Sweet Potato Tots, and Collards are must-try good.

2. Alabama Theatre Got a Little More Country

Spend an evening at Alabama Theatre, which is adding more of this favorite genre. Country artists Dan Emmett and Lori Beth Finley joined the crew. Featured singers will also emcee shows, which is a new twist.’


TRY THIS: See “A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline” before its run ends. The incomparable Gail Bliss is incredible in portraying this musical legend.

3. Downtown Myrtle Beach Renovations

Your first jaunt downtown will reveal upgrades to the Arts & Innovation District. This includes upgraded storefronts to display the buildings’ histories. A new bakery will open in the spring. 


TRY THIS: Hit the historic Bowery. There are some things that remain delightfully the same along the Grand Strand, despite all of the changes.

4. Come Hang Out at The Hangout

You won’t feel anxious about trying this brand-new place. It’s a deluxe family restaurant at Broadway at the beach with live entertainment. Also, dancing on the tables is encouraged! The Hangout is an experience.


TRY THIS: Bring the kids or the grands. There’s a foam machine they’ll love to run through. You might even join them!

5. Lots of New Shopping


Here’s a glimpse of a few new stores either open or soon to be: 

  • JOANN Fabrics and Crafts: Coming soon to Seaboard Street. Crafters can find everything they need from painting to sewing.
  • Kohl’s: Visit the second location, 1407 Old Highway 17 North. Come shop in person and find deals on fashion for the whole family.

  • P0pshelf: Pick up decor for home, kitchen, holidays, and more, in Seaboard Commons. Find pretty seasonal items at a good value.
wider shot of The Strand Bar showing all seating and Ipod station

Rule No. 1 for Your Winter Stay: Book Your Room at the Strand

Take note: The Strand Resort has everything you need for a go-to beach getaway. You’ll find clean rooms, a lovely view, and a hot breakfast every morning. Plus, fast Wi-Fi, well-kept pools, an onsite bar, and more.

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