Thanksgiving Things To Do

Things to do thanksgiving day in myrtle beach south carolinaThanksgiving is a special time spent with close family and friends while enjoying a well-deserved break from the day-to-day routine. Whether you are visiting, new to the area, or looking to refresh your traditions, the Myrtle Beach area has a wide range of things to do, top places to get a Thanksgiving meal, and the best places to watch the football game. Here is our list of the area’s best that are open this Thanksgiving break in Myrtle Beach...

Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot Tradition

Enjoy your choice between running an 10K, 8K, 5K, one-mile, or the FREE Tot trot race for kids at these prestigious Myrtle Beach area turkey trots! 

14th Annual Surfside Rotary Turkey Trot starts and finishes at the Surfside Pier in Surfside Beach providing runners gorgeous ocean views throughout the course. >>Register HERE 

17th Annual Myrtle Beach Turkey Trot at The Market Common in Myrtle Beach. Enjoy the gorgeous parks, homes, and storefronts while running this turkey trot. >>Register HERE

5th Annual North Myrtle Beach Turkey Trot at Barefoot Landing! This year's event features a 5K run and a Gobbler Kids' Dash, all taking place in the beautiful Barefoot Landing shops and scenery. Plus, there's even a virtual option for those who can't make it in person! Come join in on the fun and get some exercise ahead of your Thanksgiving feast. >>Register HERE

Plan ahead for the Christmas Break and view all the area's upcoming races at

Calabash Turkey Trot Participants can join us for a 10K, 5K, 1 Mile -or- choose to run all 3 in the challenge to earn each race medal PLUS a bonus spinning challenge medal. >>Register HERE

Take A Family Hike Or Bike Ride

Waccamaw Neck Bikeway- Bike or hike the Waccamaw Neck Bikeway, an 18+ mile multi-purpose path paralleling U.S. 17 from Pawleys Island to Garden City.

Conway Riverwalk- Enjoy a relaxing, stress-free adventure along the Waccamaw River along this scenic walking and bicycling path. Make sure to admire many of the old buildings along the route, as well as the nature!

Horry County Bike & Run Park “The Hulk” - Sandwiched between Carolina Forest and the Intracoastal Waterway, this seven-mile trail never leaves riders disappointed as it twists and turns across 72-acres of land. 

Did you know? 
Myrtle Beach is the first South Carolina city to complete its off-road trail part of the East Coast Greenway.

The Market Common- Nestled within this shopping and dining wonder called The Market Common is a fantastic two-mile paved walking and bicycling trail that overlooks the area’s lake and recreation fields.

East Coast Greenway- Staying close to the coast, the South Carolina part of the East Coast Greenway trail begins travelers in Myrtle Beach before taking them down through Georgetown, Charleston, and Beaufort to the Georgia border.

Give Back By Donating Or Volunteering

Share your blessings and feelings of gratitude this holiday season by giving back to the needy at any of these Grand Strand charities and food pantries.

Community Kitchen of Myrtle Beach

Helping Hands of Myrtle Beach

The Shepherd's Table in Conway

Top Places To Get A Thanksgiving Meal

While many businesses are closed on the holiday, here is our list of top restaurants that will be open and serving the big day's meal.

Chestnut Hill in Myrtle Beach

21 Main Events in North Myrtle Beach

Brentwood Restaurant & Wine Bistro in Little River, Reserve your table TODAY!

Carolina Roadhouse in Myrtle Beach

Looking for more?

This article includes a more comprehensive list of local Myrtle Beach area restaurants serving Thanksgiving feasts as well as popular hotels offering specials for the weekend.

As far as national chains are concerned, here is a great article about which will be open on Thanksgiving in 2023.

Best Places To Watch The Game

If you are looking to get out of the house to watch the game, this list of bars will be open and show the game for you to enjoy.

Riptydz Oceanfront Grille & Rooftop Bar

Wahoo’s Fish House in Murrells Inlet

Coastal Ale House in Conway

Handley’s Pub & Grub in Carolina Forest

The Landing At The Boathouse in Myrtle Beach

Buffalo Wild Wings in Carolina Forest & North Myrtle Beach

Wild Wing Cafe in North Myrtle Beach

Jimmagan’s Pub Sports Bar & Grill in Myrtle Beach

Be Thankful!

Whether you are attending a “friends-giving” or your family’s traditional Thanksgiving gathering, be sure to find time to give thanks for the love of those around you.

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