Myrtle Beach is a hub for beach activities and entertainment at just about every corner. Nestled between Georgetown and Little River, this resort city is a popular vacation destination during any season of the year. Get other great vacation ideas like Myrtle Beach and others here.  Check out our top picks for romantic things to do in Myrtle Beach for your getaway.

Stay by the Beach

When the beach is high on your list, consider finding an oceanfront vacation rental just steps from the sand. A cool coastal breeze and the roar of crashing waves serve as a perfect romantic setting. Then, imagine the luxury of having almost instant access to the beach from your rental. Many private homes are located within walking distance from the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. Go for a stroll on the boardwalk with your partner. Prepare a picnic lunch and head to the beach.

Boardwalk and Promenade

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The boardwalk and promenade stretch out over a mile in length. You’ll find fun shops and cool restaurants lining the area with beautiful views. One fantastic spot along the Boardwalk is Hurricanes Daiquiri Bar & Grill. On a hot sunny day, one of the refreshing frozen daiquiris at Hurricanes is exactly what you need to stay cool. Or for a brunch date by the Boardwalk, share a generous portion of shrimp and grits at RipTydz Oceanfront Grille & Rooftop Bar. Ride the Myrtle Beach Sky Wheel together. Explore the Gay Dolphin Gist Cove while you search for fun trinkets. Check out I Love Sugar for some tasty candies and treats.

Restaurants Galore

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You’ll find a huge variety of restaurants in Myrtle Beach. Steak houses, burger joints and laid-back beach shacks offer some of the area’s tastiest meals. A few highly rated, and equally delicious date night restaurants to try are Fire & Smoke Gastropub, Brentwood Restaurant & Wine Bistro, and The Parson’s Table. All three restaurants accept reservations, making your romantic date night just a click away.

For more restaurant recommendations, visit Culture Trip’s website to see their take on the top 10 restaurants in Myrtle Beach

Sunset Cruise

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Schedule a sunset cruise for a romantic evening with your loved one. With Express Watersports, $39 per person gets you an hour-long sunset cruise with complimentary wine, rum punch, and small bites. Watch the sunset on the horizon as the boat coasts through the ocean. Be sure to make a reservation as they are required. And don’t worry about rocky waters; the boat stays in the Murrells Inlet which is generally very peaceful. 

Spend a Day on the Sand

TierneyMJ []/ShutterstockMyrtle Beach has many sandy beaches, all of which have room to stretch out and relax. Pack a picnic, get a tan, and spend the day together basking in the sun. Don’t forget to bring sunscreen! Be sure to check out the calendar for a full listing of everything going on on the beach.

Check Out a Show

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At Myrtle Beach, concerts, legendary performances, comedies, and musicals will be at your disposal. Visit the city’s very own House of Blues, which has live entertainment scheduled nightly. Advance tickets are encouraged during peak tourist season, so be sure to check the schedule as soon as you know you’re headed there. For a more low-key venue with live music, you can share a couple of rounds of drinks at Tin Roof

Indulge in Spa Treatments

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Indulge in a spa treatment at Cinzia Spa for ultimate rest and relaxation. Pamper each other with a couple’s massage — among a dozen different types of massages they offer — or choose from Cinzia’s various day packages if you’re in the mood to really spoil yourselves. Plus, you can add $10 to any spa service to detox in an infrared sauna.

Visit a Winery

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Tour one of the local Myrtle Beach wineries and enjoy a wine tasting for two. Duplin Winery and Coastal Carolina Winery are two popular wineries, only twenty minutes away from one another. The vineyards offer a picturesque landscape, and the wine is divine. Don’t forget to buy a bottle of vino before you head home, so you can enjoy it while winding down in your vacation rental at the end of the day.

Myrtle Beach State Park

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Get back to nature at Myrtle Beach State Park for a peaceful retreat. The park’s maritime forest runs along the shore where you can walk hand-in-hand with amazing views. Nature trails allow you and your significant other to hike together in the great outdoors, away from the busy bustle of the city. Cast a rod and catch dinner together. Pitch a tent and enjoy the starts while you camp for a night. Partake in a scavenger hunt or look for seashells on the beach. For early risers, start your day off right with a gorgeous sunrise.

Culture Yourselves with Art

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At Collector’s Cafe & Gallery, you can enjoy a fine dining experience while admiring works of art. Additionally, you’ll find more creative inspiration at the Myrtle Beach Art Museum, where they rotate exhibits in 11 different galleries. Photography, birding, the coast, and history are some of the themes and genres you’ll typically find in exhibits. Take a pottery class together and take something you both made home. There are also watercolor lessons, which encourage first-timers and drop-ins. There are also a ton of gallery lectures and talks for you and your significant other to attend. Take a guided tour of the entire museum. 

Play a Few Rounds of Golf

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Planning to hit the links? If so, Myrtle Beach has you covered with nearly 80 courses. The top three golf courses in the area are Arrowhead Country Club, Caledonia Golf & Fish Club, and Prestwick Country Club. You’ll find the full list of golf courses on the Myrtle Beach Golf official website, complete with golfer ratings and tee time rates. Golf packages are popular with duffers who want to play a number of courses on one trip. Tee it up on award-winning courses while you’re on vacation, and soak up some stunning landscapes. Check out Dunes Golf and Beach Club for some amazing views of the ocean. For an inexpensive, enjoyable round of golf, check out Hackler Course at Coastal Carolina University. Prices start at $36, making it the best budget option in the area.

Bond Over Fishing


Cast a line in freshwater, or do some pier fishing to spend some quality time. Don’t worry, many of the tackle shops have rental equipment if you didn’t bring your gear. If you want to take your fishing date to the next level, charter a deep-sea excursion with Voyager Deep Sea Fishing & Dolphin Cruises, who recently won the 2019 Best of North Myrtle Beach Award. If they’re all booked up due to popular demand, you can also charter a boat with Fish Hook Charters.

Spoil Each Other with a Shopping Trip

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If you plan on shopping, Myrtle Beach has lots of options. Take a stroll around The Market Common and window shop until something draws you in, or visit one of Myrtle Beach’s two Tanger Outlet malls! You’ll find one outlet branch along Highway 17 and another on Highway 501. The city also has some cool locally owned boutiques and beach stores with souvenirs. Enjoy the adorable shops at The Hammock Shops Village.

Next-Level Outdoor Adventures

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If you prefer an active Myrtle Beach weekend getaway, you’ll be pleased to find many outdoor adventures here. Parasail 300 feet over the ocean for an adrenaline rush. Explore the water by paddleboard or kayak with Great Escapes Kayak Expeditions, or take surfing lessons with Jack’s Surf Lessons & Board Rentals. Fly through the trees on a zipline at Go Ape Treetop Adventure. They also offer axe throwing and bungee jumping. As the old adage implies, couples who play together, stay together. 

Plan Your Myrtle Beach Getaway Today!

There are tons of romantic things to do during your getaway to Myrtle Beach. Check out our complete guide to Myrtle Beach for more ideas on where to stay and what to do for your trip. Whether you’re looking for outdoor adventure, sophisticated boutiques, and shopping, fantastic restaurants, or just sometime in the sun together, Myrtle Beach offers what any couple needs: time spent together the way want to spend it. Check out the best spots to stay in Myrtle Beach here or start planning your trip together with VacationRenter today!