Myrtle Beach getaways let you do as much or as little as you want. It’s a travel destination that has visitors returned year after year. You can pack it all in or relax for three days or longer.
Here are a few ideas to help you plan your Myrtle Beach vacay.
- Lounge on THE Myrtle Beach
Myrtle Beach, locally referred to as the Grand Strand, lets you choose a spot on 60 miles of white sandy beach. Bring your own chair and umbrella or have the lifeguard beach service set up rental chairs and umbrellas for you. Myrtle Beach condo rentals on the beach give you quick access to the beach without having to mess with parking. Condos and houses will sometimes provide the beach equipment so you don’t have to bring it from home. Either way, you’ll be set to bask in the sun and let the waves carry the stress away.
- Explore Nature
There are several natural attractions in the Myrtle Beach area so you can relax in an earthy setting. Visit Brookgreen Gardens and walk the expansive sculpture garden any time of year or see the light display at Christmastime. Huntington State Park lets birdwatchers catch a glimpse of nearly 300 species of birds. Vereen Nature Park is suited to hikes, a boardwalk leading out to the Intracoastal Waterway, picnic areas and salt marshes.
- Nightly Entertainment
What to do in Myrtle Beach? Relax at one of the nightly shows at the Alabama Theater or the Carolina Opry Theater. Some offer dinner shows so you can be entertained while enjoying a meal. Listen to music at the House of Blues, Ocean Annie’s or Whiskey Beach.
- Taste the Wine
La Belle Amie is a family-run vineyard that began as a tobacco plantation in the 1800s. The Bellamy family transitioned the land to a vineyard with wine tastings, a log cabin gift shop and outdoor music entertainment. Just up the road toward Ocean Isle you’ll find Silver Coast Winery. Take a wine tour through the oak barrel room, production areas and sample the award-winning vino.
- Indulge in the Food
While relaxing on your Myrtle Beach getaway, let someone else do the cooking and the dishes for you. The beach is full of award-winning restaurants from casual to upscale. One tried-and-true standout is Sea Captain’s House on the ocean known for its shrimp salad, breakfast buffets and crab soup. Have breakfast at Blueberry Grill and a burger for lunch at River City Cafe. Martinis is another restaurant to try that has a piano bar and, of course, martinis on the menu.