Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Announces What's New in 2024 (2024)

Exciting new experiences await those traveling to The Beach this year

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C., Jan. 30, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- South Carolina's Grand Strand is ringing in the new year with a host of all-new activities, experiences and culinary delights. With over 60 miles of stunning beaches and 14 unique communities, the Myrtle Beach area invites travelers of all ages to try something new and exciting at The Beach this year.

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"Our ever-evolving destination continues to see exponential growth, innovation and advancement in terms of diverse offerings and experiences for all," said Karen Riordan, president and CEO of Visit Myrtle Beach. "We look forward to welcoming visitors to The Beach who are looking for year-round relaxation and adventure paired with sunny skies and Southern hospitality."

New developments in Myrtle Beach include:

Events & Attractions

  • Myrtle Beach Classic– The inaugural Myrtle Beach Classic (May 9-12, 2024) will be the first PGA Tour event in Myrtle Beach history. Hosted by Visit Myrtle Beach, along with the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, Golf Tourism Solutions, and South Carolina Parks, Recreation and Tourism, the event will be held at the Dunes Golf & Beach Club, a championship golf course, well renowned for its beauty along the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Carolina Country Music Festival – After a highly successful, completely sold out 2023 event, the Carolina Country Music Festival will be returning to Myrtle Beach June 6-9, 2024. Carrie Underwood and Morgan Wallen are already confirmed as headliners along with other fan favorites!
  • PopStroke –Designed by Tiger Woods, PopStroke will be opening at Broadway at the Beach in spring 2024, offering a family-friendly golf experience that offers a full-service restaurant and two putting golf courses.
  • Greg Rowles Legacy Theater – The brainchild of veteran local performer Greg Rowles, the Greg Rowles Legacy Theatre is slated to open in spring 2024. This renowned venue will feature world-class singers and musicians offering diverse and captivating performances.
  • Myrtle Waves Water Park – In addition to over 20 waterslides, a wave pool and lazy river, Myrtle Waves Water Park will be adding a new "Wild Water Racer" mat slide for the 2024 season. This exhilarating ride will allow up to four people to lay on a mat on their stomachs and slide down head first. The water park will also be expanding their cabana and shaded seating area for the season.
  • Surfside Beach Pier Reconstruction - The town of Surfside Beach is reconstructing their iconic pier after it suffered extensive damage during Hurricane Matthew in 2016. Built to withstand hurricane force winds, the pier will feature a restaurant and vendor space and is slated to be completed in 2024.

Food & Drink

  • Coffee & Cream Cabana – A new addition to award-winning Chef Heidi Vukov's portfolio, Coffee& Cream Cabana at Heidi's Corner opened in spring 2023 and offers 16 hand-crafted seasonal flavors of ice cream, homemade waffle cones, cookie ice cream sandwiches and ice cream cakes, as well as specialty coffees, light fare foods and treats.
  • Neptune Bistro & Raw Bar – Opened in 2023, Neptune Bistro & Raw Bar is the newest addition to the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk, featuring craft co*cktails, fresh and innovative cuisine, and breathtaking waterfront views.
  • O.A.K. Prime - Opened in April 2023 by Myrtle Beach native, Chef Jarrett King, O.A.K. Prime offers fine dining in Carolina Forest featuring re-imagined classic dishes with a southern twist.
  • Mimosas – Opened in June 2023, Mimosas is a breakfast, brunch and lunch restaurant with indoor/outdoor seating, an extensive list of mimosa drinks and a unique menu that includes elevated brunch offerings like their signature, fried lobster and waffles.
  • Blue Drum Waterfront Restaurant – Boasting the best view in Little River, Blue Drum Waterfront Restaurant opened in April 2023 and offers unique seafood dishes paired with stunning scenery.
  • Voodoo Brewing Co.– Opened in October 2023, Voodoo Brewing Co. in Murrells Inlet boasts 24 taps pouring mostly Voodoo beers and seltzers with the occasional local brew added in, as well as a menu of brewpub food on steroids. The 4,750 sq. ft. building offers a relaxed atmosphere with outdoor seating and a games area.
  • The Tasting Room on 9th - Opening this spring, The Tasting Room on 9th will be the first official wine bar in the newly developed Arts and Innovation District. Boasting a wide selection of wines from around the world and a curated menu with food pairings, The Tasting Room will offer an inclusive, community-centered space where everyone from the wine novice to the experienced connoisseur feels welcome.
  • Swig & Swine - Its first venture outside of Charleston, Swig & Swine's fifth location will be opening in Myrtle Beach's Arts and Innovation District later this year, offering award-winning barbecue and a diverse selection of craft beer.
  • Mura - Myrtle Beach's first conveyor-belt restaurant, Mura will feature Asian staples such as milk bread and Bibimbap, letting guests select small dishes from a moving platform, allowing them to try a variety of menu items during the dining experience. Opening early 2024.

Lodging & Transportation

  • DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront – Slated for completion in spring 2024, the $30 million renovation of the DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront will see the north tower transformed into a Tapestry Resort by Hilton, offering luxurious waterfront amenities.
  • Holiday Inn Club Vacations Myrtle Beach Oceanfront ResortHoliday Inn Club Vacations Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Resort is scheduled to open in April 2024. This new 11-acre resort on the Grand Strand is already available to book and features 152 one-to-four-bedroom villas, each including patios with ocean views and a portion designated for luxury options, with 60 villas that will be part of Signature Collection, the company's luxury product.
  • The George Hotel- In Georgetown's historic district, The George is the town's first boutique hotel and offers 56 artfully-inspired guest rooms, creative on-site dining, meeting space, and direct marina access for guests arriving by boat.
  • Compass Hotel North Myrtle Beach @ Margaritaville - Featuring approximately 150 guestrooms, an indoor and outdoor pool experience, fitness center, meeting space, a 5 o'Clock Somewhere Bar & Grill, Provisions Grab & Go and a complimentary breakfast buffet, Compass Hotel North Myrtle Beach will bring a laid-back, boutique hotel vibe and a sense of paradise to the community with inspired rooms and thoughtful amenities. Opening is slated for early 2025.
  • Flight Routes – Breeze Airways will begin non-stop flights to Myrtle Beach from Providence (RI), Charleston (WV), Tampa (FL) and Hartford (CT) in 2024.

For more information on what's new in Myrtle Beach,

Editor's Note:Images and renderings related to the 2024 new developments and events in Myrtle Beach can be found HERE (credit: Visit Myrtle Beach).

About Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Myrtle Beach isn't just a beach. It's The Beach. Popularly known as the Grand Strand, Myrtle Beach is one destination made up of 14 unique communities that stretch 60 miles along the northeast coast of South Carolina. Families, couples and those in search of a warm welcome will find more than just a day at The Beach when they come together to connect and enjoy vibrant entertainment and family attractions, including world-class golf, shopping and fresh coastal Carolina cuisine. From the moment you arrive, you'll find you belong at The Beach – Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. For additional information on tourism offerings in the Myrtle Beach area, go to or call (888) Myrtle-1.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Announces What's New in 2024? ›

Developments include: DoubleTree

DoubleTree by Hilton is an American hotel chain managed by Hilton Worldwide. DoubleTree has been the fastest growing Hilton brand by number of properties since 2007, and by number of rooms from 2007 to 2015. › wiki › DoubleTree
Resort by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront – Slated for completion in spring 2024, the $30 million renovation of the DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront will see the north tower transformed into a Tapestry Resort by Hilton, offering luxurious waterfront amenities.

What is the new resort coming to Myrtle Beach? ›

The Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Resort by Holiday Inn Club Vacations is set to have its grand opening April 8, 2024. The new hotel will have 152 one, two and three-bedroom villas for guests to stay in, Holiday In Club Vacations Corporate Communications Manager Ashley Pipa said.

Why are people moving to Myrtle Beach? ›

Q: Why are people moving to Myrtle Beach? A: Well, when it comes to living the beach life, the affordable cost of living has a lot to do with it. If you're retiring or simply seeking warmer pastures, you'll pay a lot less to live in this South Carolina hub than other East Coast beach towns.

Is Myrtle Beach getting more popular? ›

Myrtle Beach has been getting more popular across the United States, he said. “In 2023, we were the fourth most-searched destination on Tripadvisor by domestic travelers, following only iconic locations like New York City, Las Vegas and Orlando,” Butler said.

What is it like to live in Myrtle Beach year-round? ›

Mild weather year-round is what draws many newcomers to the Myrtle Beach area. Average high temperatures in the winter hover well above freezing, and snow is rare. Given its coastal location though, the Myrtle Beach region can experience heavy rains or worse if there's an active tropical storm season.

Where not to stay in Myrtle Beach? ›

While Myrtle Beach is generally a safe and popular vacation destination, there are a few areas that visitors may want to avoid staying at. These include the areas around Ocean Boulevard and 5th Avenue North, which have a higher crime rate and are known for rowdy crowds and late-night partying.

Is Myrtle Beach getting a new amusem*nt park? ›

New thrills are coming to Myrtle Beach in 2021. The FunPlex Myrtle Beach will transform a parking lot into a tropical-themed park. Slated for 14th Avenue between Withers Drive and Ocean Avenue, FunPlex will feature seven rides.

What are the cons of living in Myrtle Beach? ›

As a popular vacation destination, Myrtle Beach experiences a significant influx of tourists, especially during the peak summer season. While this brings economic benefits to the city, it also leads to heavy traffic congestion on major roads and crowded public spaces.

Why is Myrtle Beach so cheap right now? ›

So why is this famous beach community so affordable? Because the city has a dark side as well. The violent crime rate in Myrtle Beach is more than four times the national average, according to the most recent FBI data. That's brought home prices down.

How much do you need to make to live comfortably in Myrtle Beach? ›

In the Myrtle Beach metro area, which includes Myrtle Beach, Conway, and North Myrtle Beach, a single person with no children who works full-time (2,080 hours per year) needs to make $15.13 per hour, or $31,470 per year before taxes.

What is the busiest month in Myrtle Beach? ›

June through August. June through August is Myrtle Beach's peak season. If you love the sun and water this is the perfect time to head to Myrtle Beach. The average temperature is in the upper 80s to lower 90s with the chance of a quick rain shower here and there.

What part of South Carolina are people moving to? ›

Four South Carolina cities were among the top 25 most popular cities to move to in 2023, including No. 2 Myrtle Beach and No. 5 Summerville.

What is a good month to go to Myrtle Beach? ›

June through August is considered Myrtle Beach's peak season. For ideal beach weather and plenty to do, summer is a great time to visit. Our hot summer days are ideal for beach days splashing in the waves of the Atlantic Ocean or at the resort's water park.

What is the crime rate in Myrtle Beach? ›

A: In Myrtle Beach, with a population of around 36,500 individuals, there are, on average, close to 2,000 crime cases, making it the sixth most dangerous city in South Carolina. The violent crime rate is about 49.31 per 1,000 residents, which makes it a higher crime rate compared to both state and national averages.

Is it expensive to live in Myrtle Beach? ›

The cost of living in Myrtle Beach, SC is 1% lower than the state average and 7% lower than the national average. Myrtle Beach, SC housing is 32% cheaper than the U.S average, while utilities are about 19% pricier.

Is Myrtle Beach a cheap place to retire? ›

Affordability. Myrtle Beach is a popular retirement zone because of its affordability. In addition to the cost of living being below the national average, one of the many reasons Myrtle Beach is a hot spot is its friendliness when it comes to retirement income taxes.

Where are they building a new Beaches resort? ›

“The minute our customers land in St. Vincent, they will be enchanted with its magnificence. The resort hugs the Caribbean Sea and is nestled within a lush mountain range and neighbouring rainforest. Best of all, it's only a short drive from the newly constructed Argyle International Airport.”

What happened at the landmark hotel Myrtle Beach? ›

Turner pleaded guilty to killing his parents at the Landmark Resort in Myrtle Beach on March 6, the solicitor's office said. “My heart goes out to the friends and family members of the Turners in their time of loss,” said 15th Judicial Circuit Solicitor Jimmy Richardson.

What happened to Magic Harbor Myrtle Beach? ›

Magic Harbor was an amusem*nt park located south of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina that operated from 1954 until the mid-1990s. Originally called PirateLand, it was renamed for its 1975 re-opening with a revamped British theme. The site is now occupied by two campgrounds.

What is the most expensive part of Myrtle Beach? ›

The Myrtle Beach area is home to many expensive homes. Houses sell for millions of dollars, and while there are expensive homes across the Grand Strand, the Grande Dunes area is home to some of the most pricey abodes.


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