Myrtle Beach Romantic Escapes
Rediscover romance by stealing away to Myrtle Beach and the greater Grand Strand. The beach is a natural choice for romantic getaways. Everything is in place and at the ready for starry-eyed fun and making memories that will last a lifetime. In fact, there's far more to do than time to do it all. Long walks on Myrtle Beach's soft shoreline is an obvious pastime. Sunrises are even more spectacular when shared. During the day you can comb miles of beach for shells or let the sound of rolling waves lull you to sleep at the edge of a dune. And when the sun goes down, hand-in-hand strolls offer up soft breezes and views of moonlight dancing on the incoming surf; if you're especially lucky, you'll catch the Carolina moon in all its glory.. There's something wonderfully dreamy about conversations that unfold at the water's edge. Couples get lost in the tranquility – and passion blooms.
Romantic dining is easy as can be. In fact, there are more than 1800 restaurants to choose from – many with beautiful views. Whether you and yours are in the mood for white-clothed tables and candlelight or a more casual experience, there's nothing more romantic than a table for two. Naturally, seafood is frequently the primary fare but if you're craving something more exotic, eateries of every ethnicity are within an easy drive. When dinner's done, dance the night away at one of the Grand Strand's many nightclubs – some are high energy; others are more relaxed. Many nightspots feature local, live bands – especially when the weather is warm. You might also opt to take in a live theatre performance; they've become a mainstay of the Grand Strand vacation experience. Odds are good there's a live concert somewhere close at hand; check the schedule at House of Blues.
If you like to shop, North Myrtle Beach, Myrtle Beach and the greater Grand Strand delivers the gamut of options from outlet malls and traditional malls, as well as numerous unique destinations that marry nightlife, entertainment, dining and shopping alternatives. Barefoot Landing and Broadway at the Beach are among the best known. Big lakes serve as centerpieces for both complexes; that makes for pretty boardwalks and lots of bird life.
Peddle on a bike built for two, or hike the trails at one of the greater Grand Strand's state parks and attractions like the world famous Brookgreen Gardens. In Myrtle Beach there's a sea aquarium, a giant oceanfront ferris wheel, a fabulous oceanfront boardwalk, and so much more. Along Ocean Boulevard – which parallels the Boardwalk – there are loads of options for acting young and carefree with arcade games and such. There's an award-winning winery, La Belle Amie, located in Little River. They frequently host concerts and other special events. If you head south toward Pawleys Island and Georgetown (it's less than an hour's drive!), there are museums, old churches and plantation homes, historic attractions, more shopping and dining and a Historic District that's earned Georgetown the nickname "little Charleston."