For many vacationers, no beach retreat (or any getaway, for that matter) is complete without a healthy dose of shopping time. And whether your vacation crew’s retail therapy involves searching for the perfect souvenir, updating a wardrobe with the latest fashions, or simply strolling the shops, Myrtle Beach offers plenty of prime places to scratch the shopping itch.
When your party is ready to hit the shops, consider these five great spots in the Myrtle Beach area for getting in some retail therapy:
#1: Barefoot Landing
Located along the scenic Intracoastal Waterway, this shopping/dining/entertainment complex in North Myrtle Beach offers something for shoppers of all ages and interests — plenty of options for fun-seekers too. It’s home to more than 50 retail shops and 25-plus restaurants, bars, and snack shops — and since the property features a 27-acre lake in addition to the Intracoastal, many offer waterfront dining. Further, entertainment venues such as the House of Blues, the Alabama Theatre, Alligator Adventure, and more provide ample options for memory-making activities.
#2: Broadway at the Beach
Loaded with options for everyone, this famed shopping/dining/entertainment complex in Myrtle Beach is one of the Grand Strand’s most popular tourist attractions. The sprawling 350-acre property featuring nearly 75 stores, with unique boutique shops such as Klig’s Kites, Savannah Bee Company, and Southern Connection offering their wares alongside national retail brands, the likes of Crocs, Rack Room Shoes, and Tervis. And when hunger strikes, nearly 50 restaurants, bars, and snack shops are on hand to serve up a range of delicious options. There’s also a long list of entertainment and activities available here, with some of the most popular options including Broadway Grand Prix, TOPGOLF, WonderWorks, and Legends in Concert.
#3: Coastal Grand Mall
South Carolina’s second-largest shopping mall, Coastal Grand Mall features a lineup of more than 130 specialty stores and eateries, including national retailers such as Dillard’s, Belk, JCPenney, and Dick’s Sporting Goods. A collection of smaller specialty shops puts clothing, electronics, books, and more in easy reach, and the food court is packed with an array of tasty dining options. Visit coastalgrand.com to explore all of the Myrtle Beach mall’s many offerings.
#4: Tanger Outlets
For those searching for the best deals, this discount-focused retail destination offers two sprawling Grand Strand locations, each featuring 75-plus stores. Their long list of outlet stores includes national retail giants Nike, The North Face, Under Armor, and LOFT, and because they cut out the typical retail middleman with direct-to-consumer sales, deep discounts are common finds here. Check out all the big names — as well as a wide selection of mom-and-pop boutique shops —at both the Highway 501 outlet center and the Highway 17 outlet center.
#5: The Hammock Shops Village
Found in Pawleys Island, this quaint shopping center features a collection of 20 boutique shops and a pair of restaurants. Here, shoppers can easily stroll all of the storefronts to find fashionable clothing and shoes, handcrafted jewelry and collectibles, inspired local art, regional wines, pet supplies, and more. Further, at the Original Hammock Shop, guests can even grab the destination’s namesake rope hammock to take home for some first-class relaxation.
After shopping ’til you drop at the Grand Strand’s retail destinations, head back to The Strand Resort to relax in your comfortable oceanfront accommodations and enjoy the property’s wide range of amenities. Book your Myrtle Beach getaway today — and get ready to score some deals while making lasting memories on the Grand Strand.