You've been working hard for months now, and you've been thinking about taking some time off to enjoy your vacation home in Myrtle Beach. When should you go? While many people would argue that there's not really a "bad" time to visit Myrtle Beach, there are a few months out of the year that is widely considered to be the most opportune times to enjoy everything that the Grand Strand has to offer; read on to find out which ones they are:
While it might not be the first month that comes to mind when you think about visiting the beach, scores of Myrtle Beach locals and frequent vacationers will tell you that October is the best time of the year to hit the Grand Strand. The main reason why is because the months where the heat is most intense (July through August) are over, but the weather and water are both still warm enough for plenty of beach fun. Not only that, but the crowds at the beach have thinned out, and there are still dozens of great activities and festivals to enjoy, including the, can't-miss Oktoberfest and Lip Rippin' Chililympics!
This is the last month of what is considered to be the "shoulder season" (March through May), and it is conveniently sandwiched between the chaos of spring break and the heavy crowds of the summer months. One of the best things about visiting Myrtle Beach in May is the outstanding weather; with an average air temperature of 83 degrees and an average water temperature of 71 degrees, you'll be able to enjoy the sun and sand without feeling like you're frying. Keep in mind that if you're looking to avoid crowds and congested traffic, avoid planning your trip for the second week in May, as this is the date for the highly popular Harley-Davidson motorcycle rally. You will also want to skip the last weekend in May to avoid the Memorial Day crowd.