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A Visitor’s Guide to Spring in Myrtle Beach

Spring in Myrtle Beach marks a shift to warmer weather, longer days, and fewer crowds, making it an ideal time for beach activities and outdoor events. It’s hands down one of the best times to visit our coastal gem.

Are you looking for sun, sand, and an oceanfront view? Nestled on the southern end of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, hotel BLUE offers a perfect jumping-off point for travelers looking for a springtime beach vacation.

You don't need to wait for the summer heat to enjoy the Myrtle Beach area! This is your ultimate guide to springtime events, attractions, and nature filled adventures to help plan your next getaway.


Why Spring is the Perfect Time to Visit Myrtle Beach

Spring on the East Coast gem of Myrtle Beach offers pleasant weather and fewer crowds while still putting on exciting events. With temperatures ranging from the mid-60s to low 80s Fahrenheit, the weather is suitable for outdoor activities without the warmer temperatures summer brings.

While Myrtle Beach's bustling year-round nightlife is alive and well, its slower pace and laid back vibe also draw families, so you can choose the rhythm and pace of your vacation.


Weather and What to Pack

Different seasons mean different packaging strategies! Here is what to keep in mind.

  • Light layers: Pack light layers, including comfortable clothing suitable for both warm days and cooler evenings. A light jacket or sweater might come in handy for transitioning easily from afternoon to evening.

  • Beach gear: Of course, sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, and beachwear are all key items if you want to make the most of beach days on Myrtle Beach's shore.

  • Nightwear: Most of the eateries and activities are delightfully casual, but perhaps bring one set of dressier clothes in case you want a night out at one of the bigger venues.


Spring Break Speak in Myrtle Beach

Spring Break and Myrtle Beach go hand in hand. While this area tends to be the heart of family friendly activities while the kids are on break. This is the perfect time of year to welcome warmer weather at the beach or cruise the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and let adventure find you!


Things to Do During Your Spring Visit to Myrtle Beach

Of course, you can fill your vacation with relaxing beach days. But what else is there to do once you shake the sand from your shoes for the day?

1. Visit Myrtle Beach State Park

Photo Credit: Chuck Lawhon

What better way to see nature come alive than to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Myrtle Beach State Park? It has 316 acres of coastal features, and you can explore one of the last beachfront green spaces of the Grand Strand.

Try your luck at the fishing pier (you can rent equipment there!), enjoy an ice cream, or simply soak in the sounds of nature around you for an afternoon of relaxation.


2. Explore Brookgreen Gardens

Photo Credit: Craig Zerbe

Lush springtime is the perfect time to step into a world of art, nature, and history at Brookgreen Gardens, a stunning 9,100-acre sculpture garden and wildlife preserve located just a short drive south of Myrtle Beach in Murrells Inlet.

Explore lush botanical gardens bursting with diverse themes, discover over 2,000 artworks by 400 talented artists, and marvel at the nation's most comprehensive collection of American figurative sculpture. Stretch your legs as you tour the gardens and learn about many different mediums of art.


3. Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

Photo Credit: Myrtle Beach TheDigitel via Flickr CC2.0

Join the fun at the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival in North Myrtle Beach! The parade kicks off at 9 a.m., followed by a family-friendly festival at 11 a.m.

This parade brings a buzzing energy to North Myrtle Beach with over 100 floats. Enjoy live music, local vendors, delicious food trucks, face painting, and more throughout the day. Round out your lucky program with a visit to Flynn's Irish Tavern for good measure!


4. Hit a Home Run With Pelicans Baseball

Photo Credit: Mark Poblete

Spring signals baseball season, and watching a Myrtle Beach Pelicans baseball match is a fantastic evening activity choice.

Did you know that over 125 players have moved on to successful big league careers after playing for the Pelicans? You can enjoy the action with games held in the cool evening without the scorching sun.

Affordable tickets make this a fun family outing for your Myrtle Beach spring break. The stadium isn't too far from Broadway at the Beach, so you can head straight there after your activities. The Pelicans are a must-see whether you're a hardcore baseball fan or just looking for a good time. Grab a hotdog and enjoy the Great American Pastime!


5. Fill up at a Food Truck Festival

Photo Credit: Josep Suria

We hope you brought your appetite! If your vacation falls in April, you have the chance to experience all sorts of food delights at the beloved Myrtle Beach Food Truck Festival.

From BBQ to Mexican to Pan-Asian cuisine and others, there's a wide variety of things to snack on. Since Wicked Weed Brewing Company puts on the festival, you know that there will be refreshing brews as well.

It doesn't just stop at food--there are many interesting local vendors as well, so you can do a little souvenir shopping while serenaded by live music. Get there early to snag limited on-site parking!


6. Enjoy the Little River Blue Crab Festival

Photo Credit: Ed Hood, Jr.

This late spring festival is about a 30-minute drive from Myrtle Beach, but it'll totally be worth it for any seafood lover!

Every May, the town of Little River puts on the beloved Little River Blue Crab Festival, which has consistently been voted “Best Annual Event or Festival on the Grand Strand” for eight consecutive years.

Explore the quaint historic waterfront of Little River as you dive into some of the freshest seafood around. Crack some crab legs, and enjoy!


7. Catch a Film at the Myrtle Beach International Film Festival

Every April, the Grand Strand's premiere cultural event comes to town. The Myrtle Beach International Film Festival offers an incredible lineup of films judged by a panel of occupationally diverse judges. Catch world-class films and then continue the experience at one of the festival's events. Grab your popcorn and settle in!


8. Stroll the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is a central fixture of Myrtle Beach, and it has so much potential to fill your spring itinerary! There are 1.2 miles for you to discover an array of shops, restaurants, and attractions. Enjoy panoramic views of the ocean, indulge in some delicious seafood, and soak in the vibrant atmosphere.


What to Do in Myrtle Beach In Case of Rain

Spring can bring unpredictable weather, but a little bit of rain doesn't have to ruin your plans!

There are plenty of family-friendly indoor attractions, such as Broadway at the Beach, WonderWorks, Ripley's Aquarium, or one of Myrtle Beach's many museums (we love the Wax Museum or the Pinball Museum) to keep everyone busy until the sun comes out again!


Book Your Springtime Getaway to Myrtle Beach

As Myrtle Beach comes alive in spring, hotel BLUE welcomes you to experience the best beach vibes.

Whether you're seeking relaxation, adventure, or quality time with loved ones, our vacation rentals provide the perfect home base for your springtime adventures. From sunny beach days to exciting attractions, Myrtle Beach offers plenty of options to build your perfect getaway itinerary.

Get ready to soak in the sunshine and book your spring vacation today!

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