Things To Do
Top 5 Things to do in Myrtle Beach in February
Get your fill of fresh oysters at the annual Surfrider Oyster Roast!
It’s not exactly the time of year to tan on the beach, but our February calendar is packed with events. Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your loved one, check out awesome concerts at the Carolina Opry and other venues, get festive for Mardi Gras, and much more across the Grand Strand! And if you haven’t seen the crazy-low rates that area hotels are offering, be sure to check those out!
Celebrate Valentine's Day
Love is in the air in Myrtle Beach during February, and it’s a great time to escape to the beach with your sweetie. Book a room at a luxurious romantic resort, where you can spend time lounging on your private balcony or walking the beach hand-in-hand. Enjoy a dinner for two at one of our favorite romantic restaurants at the beach. If you’re traveling with your spouse, you can even renew your vows at the beautiful Brookgreen Gardens during their Romance in the Gardens event.
Enjoy Fresh Oysters
The conventional wisdom goes that any month with an “r” in it is a great time for oysters. The winter months in Myrtle Beach are popular for oyster roasts, and many restaurants in the area are known for their raw bars. Dirty Don’s Oyster Bar in Myrtle Beach is a tried-and-true favorite among seafood lovers at the beach. Oysters come steamed, blackened, fried, Rockefeller, or raw at Don’s.
There are “no bad days” at local hangout Bimini’s, and the delicious oyster selection is just one of the reasons why. The island-themed seafood shack advertises itself as a no-frills oyster bar with the friendliest service at the beach. If you’re looking for a laid-back local vibe, this is your place. The Claw House in Murrells Inlet offers an unbeatable inlet view and a variety of raw bar options, including seasonal or house oysters served with cocktail, mignonette sauce, lemon & crackers. The menu is full of plenty of other seafood and “land food” options for the non-oyster lovers in your crew. For North End visitors, Rockefeller’s Raw Bar is your go-to oyster hotspot. The menu includes oysters served the traditional ways: Rockefeller (of course), on the half shell or fried. You can also try an oyster shooter with one oyster, beer, cocktail sauce, horseradish, jalapeno, and hot sauce.
Take a Dip in an Indoor Pool
A winter visit doesn’t mean water play is out of the question. Myrtle Beach is a year-round destination, and our hotel partners know that for many, a beach trip isn’t complete without a swim. Hotels like Dunes Village Resort and Crown Reef Resort and Waterpark have full-blown indoor waterparks that your kids will love, and many other popular hotels like Bay View on the Boardwalk and Captain’s Quarters have indoor pools. In fact, we’ve put together a whole list of Myrtle Beach hotels with indoor pools and waterparks, so you can plan your winter trip accordingly.
Hit the Links
Average temperatures in February in Myrtle Beach hover around the 60-degree mark making it a great month to book a tee time. Rates are low, so you get more golf for your dollar during the winter months. As an added bonus, the crowds are sparse, so your post-round drink at your favorite 19th hole won’t come with a wait!
Most of your favorite Myrtle Beach-area restaurants are open in February, and they would love to see you! The off-season is a great time to get a table quickly and to support the local businesses that depend on tourism dollars to keep the lights on. The possibilities are endless, but for a gourmet burger with an ocean view, Art Burger Sushi Bar is a popular choice right on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. They are open noon to 9 p.m. throughout the winter. Sea Captain’s House serves up your favorite seafood dishes even in February. Enjoy your ocean view with a cup or bowl of their award-winning She Crab Soup. Whether you love to dine on Restaurant Row or have fresh seafood and a cold one on the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk, you’ll find that winter is a fine time for dining on the Grand Strand.