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Traveler’s Guide to Summer in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is a premier destination for your summer getaway, and staying at the oceanfront hotel BLUE on the southern end of town ensures a memorable vacation. With beautiful beaches, vibrant attractions, and delightful weather, hotel BLUE provides the perfect backdrop for your summer escape.

In this guide, we'll cover why visiting Myrtle Beach in the summer is the ideal time to visit, from what to pack and top summer events to enjoy during your stay.


Summer Weather in Myrtle Beach

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Summer in Myrtle Beach is characterized by warm, sunny days and balmy nights, making it perfect for beachgoers and outdoor enthusiasts. From June to August, average high temperatures range from 85°F to 90°F, with ocean temperatures hovering around a comfortable 80°F.

This weather allows for endless beach days and water activities. You need only pack the essentials. Bring a few swimsuits, sunscreen, and a hat for sun-filled days. Lightweight clothing is perfect for daytime strolls, while stylish, breathable evening outfits will keep you comfortable. Bring a light jacket in case there’s a cooler night.

If you plan on snorkeling, golfing, or fishing, there are several places where you can rent your gear.


Best Things To Do During Your Summer Visit

Festivals and Events

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Summer in Myrtle Beach is bustling with events, from music festivals to fireworks displays.

  • The Carolina Country Music Fest in June attracts top country artists.

  • The Music on Main Summer Concert Series, held in North Myrtle Beach from June through September, is a free event happening every Thursday evening.

  • The weekly fireworks at the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Broadway at the Beach provide spectacular evening entertainment.

  • From dining to shopping to live entertainment, Barefoot Landing offers numerous fun things to do at its 250,000-square-foot waterfront complex, making it a popular destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment.

Beach Time and Water Sports

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Myrtle Beach’s wide, sandy beaches are the main attraction. Spend your days soaking up the sun, building sandcastles, or playing beach volleyball. For the more adventurous, try parasailing, jet skiing, or paddleboarding.

Explore Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, in the heart of the Grand Strand, is a must-visit. It offers restaurants and attractions, including the iconic SkyWheel, making it a perfect spot for families and couples. It’s an easy 7-minute drive from hotel BLUE. Or choose a lovely evening stroll along the beach.

Visit Amusement Parks

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Family Kingdom Amusement Park and Myrtle Waves Water Park make for a fun-filled day. From thrilling roller coasters to water slides and wave riders, these parks offer fun for everyone in the family.

Go Golfing

Known as the "Golf Capital of the World," Myrtle Beach has nearly 80 courses, with many that cater to all skill levels. Spend a morning at one of the nearby courses, such as:

  • Myrtle Beach National

  • Caledonia Golf & Fish Club

  • Tidewater Golf Club

Enjoy some healthy family competition with mini golf at Captain Hook’s Adventure Golf, or beat the heat in the air-conditioned Topgolf.

Try the Local Seafood

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Indulge in fresh seafood and Southern cuisine at local favorites like Mr. Fish and Seafood World Calabash Buffet. Don’t miss the chance to try classic dishes like shrimp and grits or a seafood boil.

Enjoy the Nightlife

Myrtle Beach is famous for its nightlife. The town comes alive at night with a variety of options for entertainment. Broadway at the Beach features nightclubs, bars, and live music venues. Enjoy a show at the Carolina Opry or take in a concert at the House of Blues.

Get Some Retail Therapy

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Myrtle Beach is home to numerous shopping destinations. The Market Common offers upscale shopping in a charming, village-like setting, while Broadway at the Beach and Coastal Grand Mall has a variety of shops and boutiques.

Fishing and Boating

Myrtle Beach’s waters are teeming with fish, making it a great destination for anglers. Charter a boat for deep-sea fishing or enjoy a leisurely sunset cruise.


Ideal Summer Day Trips

Myrtle Beach offers numerous exciting day trips and excursions that provide a break from the beach and a chance to explore the surrounding areas. Here are a few of our favorites.

Brookgreen Gardens

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Just 30 minutes south of Myrtle Beach, Brookgreen Gardens is a must-visit. This historic site features stunning botanical gardens, American sculpture, and a wildlife preserve. It’s perfect for those who enjoy art, nature, and history. Guided tours and seasonal events enhance the experience​.

Murrells Inlet

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Known by locals as the "Seafood Capital of South Carolina," Murrells Inlet is a charming fishing village located about 20 minutes from Myrtle Beach. It’s famous for its fresh seafood restaurants, the MarshWalk—a wooden boardwalk along the waterfront with stunning views—and opportunities for boating and fishing excursions.


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About an hour south of Myrtle Beach, Georgetown is the third-oldest city in South Carolina. It offers a glimpse into the state’s history with attractions like the Rice Museum, the Kaminski House Museum, and historic walking tours. The picturesque waterfront area is perfect for a leisurely stroll.

Wilmington, NC

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About an hour and a half north of Myrtle Beach, Wilmington offers a mix of historic charm and coastal beauty. Stroll along the Riverwalk, visit the USS North Carolina Battleship, or explore the historic downtown area filled with shops, restaurants, and galleries.


Getting There

Reaching Myrtle Beach is a cinch, thanks to its convenient location along the Atlantic coast and various transportation options. If you're flying in, Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) is the closest airport, located just a short drive from hotel BLUE.

Upon arrival, you have several options to reach the hotel. Renting a car provides the flexibility to explore the area at your own pace. The hotel also offers plenty of parking. Otherwise, there’s a taxi line right outside of the airport or you could rely on Uber or Lyft.


Getting Around Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach’s layout and vibrant atmosphere make it easy to explore and enjoy. The city offers diverse neighborhoods and attractions, each with its own unique charm.

Bicycles: Renting a bicycle is an eco-friendly and enjoyable way to explore Myrtle Beach. Numerous bike rental shops offer a range of options, including cruisers and electric bikes, perfect for riding along Ocean Boulevard and the beachfront paths.

Coast RTA Entertainment Shuttle: With regular stops at many of Myrtle Beach’s hot spots, the shuttle is a fantastic way to get from Point A to Point B. Even better, it's free! The Shuttle runs every 30-35 minutes from 11 AM until 11 PM daily.

Walking: Myrtle Beach’s pedestrian-friendly areas, especially around the Boardwalk and Promenade, make walking a great option. Enjoy leisurely strolls while exploring shops, restaurants, and the beautiful coastline.

Whether you prefer the convenience of your rental vehicle, the freedom of a bike, the fun of a golf cart, or a simple walk, getting around Myrtle Beach is a breeze.

Summertime in Myrtle Beach

A summer stay at the hotel BLUE in Myrtle Beach promises endless fun, relaxation, and adventure. From its beautiful beaches and lively boardwalk to exciting water sports and delicious dining, Myrtle Beach offers something for everyone. Pack your bags, get ready for warm weather and sunny skies, and prepare to make unforgettable memories.

Book your stay at hotel BLUE Beachfront Resort today!

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