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Myrtle Beach Spring Break: 2021 Activities, Nightlife, & Restaurants 

Myrtle Beach Spring Breakers splashing through the waves

Spring is one of the best times to explore and enjoy Myrtle Beach. The average temperatures are 65° in March and 73° in April with an average of only 5 rainy days per month. No matter if you have come to celebrate with friends or family, there is plenty to keep you entertained on your Myrtle Beach Spring Break. 

South Bay Inn & Suites would like to help you make Spring Break 2021 the best one yet. We are a family-friendly oceanfront resort with 10 different style rooms able to accommodate up to 10 guests, an indoor/outdoor waterpark, 3 on-site restaurants, a Game Room, a Fitness Center, and a premier Boardwalk location. Be sure to check out our current Specials before you book. 

To assist you with planning out the perfect Spring Break itinerary, we have compiled a list of the best activities, nightlife, and restaurants you won’t want to miss. Check out all the great fun you can have on your 2021 Myrtle Beach Spring Break. 

 

Myrtle Beach Spring Break Activities

The biggest attraction in Myrtle Beach is the ocean, but during Spring Break, the ocean may still be too cold to swim in. For the days during your vacation that you’d like to put on your bathing suit and take a dip, consider heading downstairs and enjoying a day at South Bay’s indoor/outdoor waterpark and pool. 

South Bay has the Boardwalk’s only waterpark with two waterslides, a kid’s splash pad, a lazy river, and three hot tubs in addition to their large multi-depth pool. During Spring Break, the pool area will still be enclosed (walls are removed in May), but you will have plenty of sunshine with our fully glass walls and roof. 

South Bay Inn & Suites also has a Game Room and Fitness Center on the lobby level. Challenge your friends and family to a round of pool, ping pong, or foosball in the Game Room. You can work up a sweat in our Fitness Center using one of many pieces of workout equipment or free weights. 

When you are ready to get out and explore Myrtle Beach this Spring Break, we have a list of the best activities for you. 

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

Just steps from South Bay’s back door you will find the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. Filled with shops, restaurants, attractions, and rides. You can spend hours exploring the 1.2 miles of oceanfront boardwalk bliss. 

Satisfy your hunger at one of the Boardwalk Restaurants serving up delicious seafood, Mexican, and pizza – just to name a few. See Myrtle Beach from new heights on one of the Boardwalk Rides like the 200-foot tall SkyWheel or the 100 mph SlingShot. 

Beyond the high-flying rides, Attractions on the Boardwalk include several Ripley’s Believe It or Not! venues, a few arcades, and the 2nd Ave pier, which is great for fishing.  Boardwalk Shopping features beachwear stores, the famous Gay Dolphin Gift Shop, a candy store, and more.

Watersports

As we’ve said, jumping into the ocean during Spring Break may be too cold for many people. The water temperatures average 58° in March and 64° in April. This doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy a few watersports during your Myrtle Beach Spring Break. Here are our favorites!

Live Shows

Myrtle Beach has a variety of live theaters in the area to enjoy. You can walk the plank at Pirate’s Voyage Dinner and Show. Guests will see high diving, acrobatics, a live seal, and more while they chow down on a dinner fit for a pirate. 

Become a knight for a night at Medieval Times. You’ll become part of the show as you watch knights battle and joust to be crowned champion while you enjoy dinner with the Queen. 

There’s no better musical theater show in town than The Carolina Opry. Two shows are running during Spring Break. Time Warp takes you back with hits performed from the 60s, 70s, and 80s. The House Show features current hits and originals by top performers from around the Nation. 

Also, check out the live shows running at the Alabama Theatre, GTS Theatre, and Theatre of the Republic.

Attractions

You will have a blast at Myrtle Beach’s area attractions. With numerous go-kart tracks, an up-side house, a museum full of celebrities, and an aquarium, there’s no shortage of fun to be had. Here is a list of the best attractions found in the Myrtle Beach area. 

 

Myrtle Beach Spring Break Nightlife

Myrtle Beach has some of the most lively nightlife. There are numerous bars and music venues around town so you are sure to find just the right style for you. No matter where you choose to celebrate this Spring Break, we encourage you to stay safe and socially distance yourself when in public. Here are our favorite Myrtle Beach Spring Break Nightlife locations. 

STATUS Nightlife

STATUS Nightlife, located on Lake Arrowhead Road, is the ultimate entertainment venue with four different nightclubs under one roof. Club Rewind takes you back in time with hits from the 80s, 90s, and 2000s. Bourbon Cowboy is a live music venue with a Country style and rock attitude. Rum Jungle gives you a taste of the tropics with a frozen daiquiri-infused ultra lounge. Envy Nightclub has state-of-the-art lights and sounds combined with today’s hottest hits and VIP service. 

Bourbon Street  Bar & Grill 

Bourbon Street isn’t a typical loud nightclub, but it’s one of the best local spots in town. There are great drinks, a full-sized ping pong table, and live music regularly. Every Tuesday is Taco Tuesday with $2 tacos served all day plus Happy Hour specials from 4-7pm with $2 brews, $3 liquors, and $4 margaritas. Every Thursday is Acoustic Jam night starting at 8pm with drink and food specials available. Check Bourbon Street’s Facebook for their live music schedule. 

Pirate’s Cove Lounge 

Another great local bar is Pirate’s Cove Lounge. Located on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach, Pirate’s Cove is known for broadcasting the best live sporting events plus hosting spectacular local DJs. There are drink specials daily, and doors open at 6pm.  

Broadway at the Beach 

By day, Broadway at the Beach offers great shopping and dining, but once the sun goes down, the party comes to life. Check out Carolina Comedy Club if you are looking for a good laugh. Crocodile Rocks Dueling Piano Bar has a different show every evening with their audience-led music line-up. Celebrations Nightlife offers partiers 3 different nightclubs in one with Malibu’s Surf Bar, Oz the Experience, and the Tiki Bar all under one roof. These are just a few of the lively venues that Broadway has to offer. See the full line up here. 

House of Blues

Rounding out the amazing nightlife Myrtle Beach has to offer is the House of Blues located at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach. This venue features not only great live music but also an amazing on-site restaurant and bar. Operations have changed due to pandemic protocols, but the Spring lineup is filling up quickly with multiple shows already scheduled for March and April. Check the website for the latest information and event calendar

 

Myrtle Beach Spring Break Restaurants

You are sure to work up an appetite with all the activities and nightlife you will be enjoying. When it’s time for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, we have a list of the best restaurants to visit in Myrtle Beach during your Spring Break vacation. 

On days when you don’t want to leave the resort, be sure to take advantage of the delicious amenities that South Bay Inn & Suites has to offer. Enjoy breakfast at Horizon’s from 7-10am daily with a beautiful oceanfront terrace view. 

For lunch, you can walk right from the pool to our Tiki Bar & Grill which not only serves delicious drinks but also has a great food menu. Finish off the day with dinner at Captain B’s Ocean View Cafe serving seafood, nachos, sandwiches, and platters. Plus our same tasty drink menu is available at Captain B’s. 

Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville 

Surround yourself in tropical vibes with a meal at Margaritaville Myrtle Beach. Located in Broadway at the Beach near Ripley’s Aquarium, Margaritaville has a menu of island-inspired dishes and drink creations. Of course, you must try a margarita while you are there (if you are over 21). Their hours are Sun. – Thurs. 11am – 9pm and Fri. & Sat. 11am – 10pm. 

Lucy Buffett’s Lulu’s 

Keep the good times rolling and enjoy a meal at Lucy Buffett’s area restaurant Lulu’s. Sister of Jimmy Buffett, Lucy brought her restaurant to Barefoot Landing in 2018. Many of her menu items feature her family nickname “Crazy Sista.” These are considered house specials. You also must give her signature gumbo a try! Lulu’s provides guests with delicious food, live music, and an amazing view of the Intracoastal Waterway. Lulu’s is open daily 11am – 9pm. 

While you are there, also check out Lulu’s Beach Arcade next door. This beachy entertainment complex has a colorful ropes course and sand volleyball court out front with a game-filled room inside. You can purchase discounted play cards online. Lulu’s Beach Arcade is open Sun. – Thurs. noon – 8pm and Fri. & Sat. noon – 9pm. 

Hook and Barrel

One of the newest restaurants on the beach is Hook and Barrel. Beyond fresh local seafood, their passion is being an eco-friendly restaurant using the most sustainable products and equipment. 

Their extensive dinner menu includes seafood creations (fried and steamed), locally-sourced produce, and high-quality meats. Sunday Brunch at Hook and Barrel won’t disappoint either with classics like shrimp & grits and steak & eggs plus a variety of mimosas and bloody mary’s. “One nibble, and you’ll be hooked!” 

Hook and Barrel’s Happy Hour is daily from 4-6pm with drink specials and small bites including seafood, tacos, and sliders. They are open for dinner Mon. – Thurs. 4-9pm and Fri. & Sat. 4-9:30pm. Sunday Bruch is 9am – 2pm. 

More Myrtle Beach Restaurants

With so many wonderful restaurants in Myrtle Beach, we don’t have time to name them all. Our area has some of the best Seafood Buffets featuring local, Calabash-style seafood. The Steakhouses in town are also incredible with a variety of styles including Brazilian and Japanese. No matter where you choose to dine, we are sure you will walk away full. 

 

South Bay Inn & Suites is excited you have chosen Myrtle Beach as your Spring Break destination. With all the activities, nightlife, and restaurants to enjoy, a week doesn’t seem like long enough. No worries, we always have Specials running for when you decide to return to the beach. 

Remember to stay safe this Spring Break wearing your mask when in crowds and washing your hands regularly. We can’t wait to see you this Spring Break in Myrtle Beach.