This week, a gentleman eating breakfast in a Myrtle Beach Waffle House was overheard telling his server, “Yeah, I used to live in Edinboro, Pennsylvania. That’s just a few miles south of Lake Erie. Have you seen the weather in Erie? Five feet of snow!” The man continued, “People used to ask me if, living in Myrtle Beach, I ever missed the snow. I tell them I missed watching the first fifteen minutes of the first snowfall of the season through my front window. I don’t miss driving in it, shoveling it, dressing for it, or walking in it.”
Like the gentleman in the Waffle House, many folks believe that Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand is more than just a summer vacation spot. They have decided to become year-round residents. The Trembley Group Real Estate Sales Executives spend a large portion of their time by helping residents from our northern states and Canada find the perfect home and make the move to Myrtle Beach and the sunny south. After all, if someone enjoys all that Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand have to offer for a few weeks every summer, why not become permanent residents and enjoy all the area has to offer year-round?
January weather in Myrtle Beach isn’t exactly ideal beach weather but it is definitely mild compared to many other places, especially places like Erie Pennsylvania. The Grand Strand is just about the perfect place to live for those who want to escape harsh winter climates. The average air temperature in Myrtle Beach during January is about 56º, while the average water temperature is near 51º. While those lucky enough to live on the Grand Strand year-round won’t be spending time lounging by the ocean during in January they can at least trade their snow boots and snow shovels for a light jacket and walking shoes and enjoy a round of golf or strolls along the beach without worrying about frostbite.
Walking and Cycling the Beach
Just because the Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand weather in January isn’t hot doesn’t mean the beach can’t be enjoyable. It’s just a different scene – rather than being packed with coolers and sunbathers, the beach is dotted with people out for a stroll. Pets are permitted on the beach in January (as long as you clean up after them), and bicyclists are also allowed to cruise the beach in winter. Most walkers and cyclists are amazed at how relaxed and refreshed they feel after a long stroll or ride along the beach in the wintertime – and walkers have better luck finding sharks’ teeth and great shells!
Lots to Do in January
While the holiday celebrations die down after the first week of January, there are still plenty of fun things to do around Myrtle Beach during the month. Many people enjoy outdoor activities such as horseback riding, biking, hiking, visiting gardens, and fishing even more because of the mild weather. And, of course, there are always great events and shows, too! The holiday shows have come to an end and the best new shows on the Grand Strand begin in January.
Broadway at the Beach
Many favorite attractions in Myrtle Beach are open year-round, and when visiting in winter, the crowds are much smaller. Broadway at the Beach is a great place for shopping, dining, and entertainment – and there’s even ample parking. Be sure to check out our Blog and video later this week.
1110 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Adults: $14; Children: ages 3-11, $9; ages 2 and under, FREE
Take a ride on the SkyWheel located downtown Myrtle Beach on the boardwalk. Most riders prefer to visit around sunset for an amazing view. The SkyWheel is 187 feet tall and is about 20 stories high. Since the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel features 42 glass-enclosed, climate-controlled gondolas, riders don’t have to worry about the outside temperature. The SkyWheel gondolas each seat 2 to 6 people. Riding the SkyWheel is guaranteed to offer incredible views and amazing sights! Plus during the offseason, there aren’t long lines.
SOS Mid-Winter Classic
January 12 – 14
Main Street, North Myrtle Beach
Shag dancing originated in North Myrtle Beach decades ago and for dancers and spectators alike, the SOS Mid-Winter Classic is a January tradition. The Society of Stranders hosts this Shag event each year in North Myrtle Beach. The Mid-Winter Classic includes dance workshops, live music, contests, and exhibitions. Shuttles provide transportation along the beach to participating lounges.
The society was formed in 1980 and is widely recognized for its annual dance parties that include the North Myrtle Beach Mid-Winter Classic among others. This event started as a small reunion of friends and is now attended by 12,000+ members.
The Mid-Winter Classic includes special activities such as dancing workshops, live entertainment, contests, and exhibitions, along with free food in participating lounges at various times during the week. This is something you just have to experience for yourself to understand!
January 27 – 28
Downtown Murrells Inlet on the Marsh Walk
It’s that time of year again! Join us for the Taste of Murrells Inlet’s MarshWalk. Each of the eight restaurants (Wicked Tuna, Claw House, Dead Dog, Creek Ratz, Bubba’s, Drunken Jacks, Wahoo’s, and Bovine’s) will amaze their guests with samplings created by their award-winning chefs. Each sampling will be $5 or less. The MarshWalk will be lined from end to end with local and regional artists and businesses and live music will be performed throughout the afternoon and evening. Face painting, camel and pony rides and bounce houses are just a few of the fun activities for the kids this year.
During Taste of the MarshWalk, each restaurant will offer samples of their own unique Blood Mary and tasters get to vote for their favorite! Each sampling will be $3 for a 3oz cup.
January 19 – 21
Myrtle Beach Convention Center
Adults: $8; Seniors (65+): $7; Children (under 12): $5
Outdoorsmen, boaters, and anglers don’t want to miss the 31st Annual Grand Strand Boat & Sportsman Expo at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. Featuring state-of-the-art watercraft on display in the main ballroom and in the parking lot, this event attracts some of the top experts in the field to give seminars on fishing and boating.
For boat owners or those thinking about buying a boat, fishermen or those who just enjoy outdoor activities or camping, this is a must-attend event. For more information, visit www.grandstrandboatshowandsportsmanexpo.com.
The Fisk Jubilee Singers
Sunday, January 28, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
108 Spadoni Park Cir, Conway, South Carolina 29526
Hosted by the Cultural Arts at Coastal Carolina University
The Fisk Jubilee Singers, vocal artists and students at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee bring their globally renowned program of Negro spirituals to CCU. The original Jubilee Singers introduced slave songs” to the world in 1871, breaking racial barriers in the U.S. and abroad, and were instrumental in preserving this unique American musical tradition. The Fisk Jubilee Singers traveled on a sacred journey to Ghana in 2007 at the invitation of the U.S. Embassy for the nation’s Golden Jubilee, the 50th anniversary of independence. The group also received the 2008 National Medal of Arts, the nation’s highest honor for artists and patrons of the arts, presented by President George W. Bush.
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