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. Consider these travel ideas for a Myrtle Beach romantic 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 serves 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.
- Boardwalk and Promenade
The boardwalk and promenade stretches out over a mile in length. You’ll find hipster 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.
- Restaurants Galore
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 include 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
Schedule a sunset cruise for a romantic evening with your loved one. With Express Watersports, $35 per person gets you an hour-long sunset cruise with complementary wine, rum punch, and small bites. Watch the sun set into the horizon as the boat coasts through the ocean.
- Spend a Day on the Sand
Myrtle 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 the sunscreen!
- Entertain Yourselves With A Show
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 rounds of drinks at Tin Roof.
- Indulge in Spa Treatments
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
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
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.
- Culture Yourselves With Art
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.
- Play a Few Rounds Of Golf
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.
- Bond Over Fishing
Cast a line in fresh water, 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 a 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
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.
- Next-Level Outdoor Adventures
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 paddle board or kayak with Great Escapes Kayak Expeditions, or take surfing lessons with Jack’s Surf Lessons & Board Rentals. As the old adage implies, couples who play together, stay together.