A Guide to an Outdoor Fall Myrtle Beach Vacation

Millions of guests flock to Myrtle Beach each summer. However, the area’s mild fall temps also make it an ideal fall destination for a week-long retreat or quick weekend trip. Those who enjoy cool autumn temperatures – an average daily high in the 70s with slightly cooler evenings – may find Myrtle Beach attractive with its family-friendly festivals, outdoor recreation, and great restaurants and shopping. Find some things to do on your fall trip to Myrtle Beach:

Fall Myrtle Beach SC Skywheel

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Attend a Festival

Myrtle Beach knows how to throw a party. Fall festivals and events occur September through November, and welcome visitors of all ages to celebrate food, fun, music and crafts. From bike weeks to brews to music festivals, Myrtle Beach loves to celebrate. One popular event is the Endless Summer Festival, which feature free concerts. If you’re planning a winter getaway, the Dickens Christmas Show and Festivals is an award-winning holiday celebration held in the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.

Celebrate Halloween in Myrtle Beach

October is a big month in Myrtle Beach, where local businesses and attractions host family-friendly events. Fright Nights on the Boardwalk run nearly a month, and transform the boardwalk into haunted fun for all ages. See zombies, get treat bags and more! On Halloween night, check out the events at the Hollywood Wax Museum, the Market Common and Ripley’s Aquarium. Guests will also enjoy live performances by Carolina Improv Company at Uptown Theater, located in the Myrtle Beach Mall.

Fall Myrtle Beach SC Boardwalk

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Walk the Boardwalk

Recognized by both Travel and Leisure and National Geographic as one of the best boardwalks in the country, The Myrtle beach Boardwalk is open year round with tons of shops, rides and other attractions. Hop on the Sky Wheel for panoramic views of the popular Grand Stand area and beach. Explore the shops and restaurants for local flavor and unique gifts. The boardwalk also hosts Oktoberfest, a two-day festival feature beer, live bands and a kids’ carnival. Read where to find the best souvenirs in Myrtle Beach.

Fall Myrtle Beach SC Horses

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Go Horseback Riding

Whether you ride along the shore on private beaches or the trails in the surrounding countryside, there are several opportunities to ride horses, no matter what your skill level. Horseback Riding of Myrtle Beach, a top TripAdvisor recipient, is open year-round and accommodates groups with one to 10 people. Another TripAdvisor favorite is Wampee Stables, which offers trail rides, camps and lessons for all ages.

Hiking & Biking in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach bike-friendly city promotes healthy living and eco-friendly travel. Rent a bike and visit the Grand Strand on the pier, or explore the 26-mile path at Huntington Beach State Park and its forests, lagoons and the Atalaya Castle. Myrtle Beach State Park features hiking and biking trails, scenic ocean views and campgrounds with Wi-Fi. Anglers will also find some of the best surf fishing in the state.

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