- Ashley Daniels
Fall: Welcome to Myrtle Beach's Secret Summer
One of the most important decisions people make about a vacation is when to go. We all want the best weather, best activities, and the least amount of crowds. When thinking about Myrtle Beach, most people choose Summer as the time to come. BUT now is what the locals say is the best beach season or as we like to call it "Secret Summer."
Why? Let us show you all the reasons you’ll want to sneak away to Myrtle Beach to bask in our secret summer season (also known as "Fall" to everyone else):
Now if you have ever taken a glance at the weather for Myrtle Beach during September and October, you’ll see that it is a snowbird’s dream! The days are still hot and humid with average highs anywhere from 83 to 91°F, and average night lows are a comfortable 70°F. This weather is the PERFECT summer beach environment. Not too hot but warm enough to take a swim. So, make sure to pack your swimsuits, because not only do we have two amazing pools you can enjoy, but the ocean water is still warm enough to swim in! To see our tips for packing for a beach vacation, read our blog, Top Travel Tips: How to Pack for a Beach Vacation.
Here in Myrtle Beach we’ve traded the Fall foliage with palmettos, and if you’re homesick for fall’s fruit, there’s a cornucopia of farmers markets, farms and patches selling pumpkins, gourds, hay bales and more to suit your fancy. Not to mention the activities we put on at Grand Palms Resort like Palms Paint Night, kids crafts, and La Belle Amie Wine Tours.
The wonderful weather of Secret Summer means lots of outdoor activities are still thriving as well as some of the indoor ones! Some of my favorites are visiting Brookgreen Gardens, golfing, kayaking, visiting the beach, and enjoying some of the amazing restaurants at the Market Common.
As the more than 17 million tourists that visit Myrtle Beach during the summer months head back home for the school year, it leaves behind a heavenly haven of peace and plenty of room to roam. That means fewer traffic jams on the roads, fewer people at the beach and fewer lines at your favorite restaurants, golf courses, and shops – and that means less stress overall.
Not only do you spend less time in lines, but the entertainers are still out and about. By the time it hits Secret Summer here in Myrtle, Entertainers have had all summer long to perfect their art and you get to see some of their best performances at a lower price, with fall specials and discounts. Be sure to stop by our concierge at the Front Desk for all information including special guest discounts on the packages and perks available in town.
The Fall (Secret Summer) Festivals:
Now there may be fewer folks in these parts in the Fall, but we are not lacking in outdoor festivals. Check out our list for what’s coming up, all under our warm Carolina sun (you probably won’t even need to wear a jacket!):
Beach ‘n Chili Fest, September 23 – 25: This festival features over 500 chili flavors, live music, a car show, and even a celebrity appearance!
47th Annual Atalaya Arts and Crafts Festival, September 23-25: Featuring more than 100 of the finest artisans, you’ll have the chance to enjoy fine art, quality crafts, and food.
Fall Taste of The Market Common, September 24: This is a great way to taste a wide variety of delicious foods all in one place! Food offerings will range from Southern, Tex-Mex and Asian cuisines to Italian, American, and specialty treats. In addition, they have sidewalk sales, carriage rides, and entertainment.
Pawleys Island Festival of Music & Art, throughout October: This annual festival at
The Reserve Golf Club in Pawleys Island hosts nationally acclaimed musicians and performers under the stars.
Vintage Market Days, October 1-2: This is an upscale vintage-inspired indoor/outdoor market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies, seasonal plantings and a little more.
Wooden Boat Show, October 14-16: This cherished annual tradition continues on Front Street in Georgetown, where boat-building competitions, displays, and exhibits set sail all day.
Myrtle Beach Jazz Festival, October 14-16:This festival has live Jazz music and entertainment each night.
Family Fall Fest, October 15: The Market Common is hosting its second annual Family Fall Fest. There will be hayrides, pumpkin decorating, scarecrow making, face painting, balloon art, and some delicious Fall treats to sip and eat.
Taste of the Town, October 18: This festival highlights all the the finest restaurant Myrtle Beach has to offer! The food is served tapas-style.
Conway’s Ghost Walk, October 20-22: Prepare to be scared every step of the way on this pre-Halloween event presented by Conway Downtown Alive. Storytellers will share haunts and legends through the historic streets of downtown Conway.
Be Sure to Visit Grand Palms Resort
There are so many great things to do in Myrtle Beach during this Secret Summer Season to make it a vacation to remember! All of these events are just a short drive from Grand Palms Resort. To reserve your stay with us, call 899-913-4477.