Visiting Myrtle Beach during the off-season (typically November through March) is a great thing to do with your family for many reasons. Myrtle Beach is less crowded, it’s easier to find parking spots by the beach and you don’t have to wait long for a table at a restaurant! Plus there are many great attractions that are open in Myrtle Beach during the off-season that the whole family can enjoy.
1. Ripley’s Aquarium: Ripley’s Aquarium is open every day of the year! This attraction is great to see during the off-season because you will won’t have to wait in line to see the octopus or touch the sting rays in the Ray Bay. You can ride through on the 340- foot long moving walkway under the sharks of the Dangerous Reef as many times as you want! Here you will see tarpons, sawfish and Gabby, the aquarium’s green sea turtle. If you plan to go more than twice during the year, consider purchasing an annual pass to save money. It will pay for itself after just three visits (with money left over!). If you show your discounts card you will get 15% off any photo so you can remember your visit to the aquarium!
2. WonderWorks: An amusement park for the mind, WonderWorks is a great place to visit during the off-season, especially on days that aren’t particularly warm. With a multitude of indoor exhibits, this Myrtle Beach attraction provides hours of fun for the whole family! A plus side of visiting WonderWorks during the off-season is not having to worry about lines and you’ll likely be able stay at your favorite exhibit as long as you want or try it multiple times! This is an attraction that will make the whole family happy, plus you will get a free souvenir mood cup by presenting your VMB Card with a paid admission!
3. Waccatee Zoo: For warmer winter days (or even cooler ones if you bring a light jacket), the Waccatee Zoo is a good choice and well-kept secret of Myrtle Beach. From gators to a variety of birds to monkeys that you can feed, the zoo provides an entire day of fun for families. This zoo is privately owned and is home to more than 100 species of animals. Bring your Myrtle Beach coupon card and you will get 10% off the total price of your family’s admission.
4. The Beach: Temperatures during the off-season can often get up to the 60s and sometimes even 70s. This is great weather for walking on the beach, pier fishing, collecting shells and so much more. Bring your beach chair, a light blanket or sweatshirt and spend the day sitting on the beach, reading a book or having a picnic while listening to the calming sounds of the waves. The beaches are not crowded at all during the off-season so you’ll be able to sit wherever you want to! You can also bring a Frisbee, football or bocce ball and make a fun afternoon out of it. Don’t miss the beach during the off-season!
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