Of all the holidays that draw vacationers to the Grand Strand annually, none quite capture the magic of a Myrtle Beach vacation like Independence Day. With 60 miles of beautiful Carolina coastline, an amazing list of family-friendly attractions, and an impressive lineup of professional fireworks displays and other patriotic events planned up and down the Grand Strand, Myrtle Beach is the quintessential 4th of July destination.
As you watch the bombs bursting in air from your luxurious oceanfront room at The Strand Resort or see Old Glory waving proudly in the warm sea breeze, it’s only natural to want to show off your patriotic spirit with some star-spangled accessories. If you’re family is looking to get decked out in some red, white and blue for the holiday, look no further than these local favorite retail destinations for one-stop shopping:
Local Beach Shops — Few things are as uniquely Myrtle Beach as the local beach shops, some of which have supplied multiple generations of family travelers with all of their beach-vacation needs. Here, you can pick up anything from a stylish swimsuit to a pet hermit crab to call your own. When you stay at The Strand, Eagles Beachwear is conveniently located just blocks away for picking up all your Independence Day accessories.
Broadway at the Beach — With over a 150 different shops, restaurants and nightclubs, Broadway at the Beach is one of the area’s hot spots for shopping, dining and entertainment — and it’s located just a mile inland from The Strand. Visitors can spend hours here walking along scenic Lake Broadway as they go in and out of shops (where, of course, an array of red, white and blue gear is up for grabs), then visit the famous Ripley’s Aquarium and check out some of the hottest restaurants and bars on the Grand Strand. After you’ve picked up your patriotic gear, be sure to stick around until 10 p.m. to catch one of the largest fireworks displays on the East Coast as you celebrate our nation’s independence.
The Market Common — It doesn’t matter if you come for the whole day or just for an hour, The Market Common has plenty of options for filling both your shopping bag and your belly. Enjoy trendy restaurants and some of the best shopping on the Grand Strand at this beautifully designed retail village. While shopping all the stores, be sure pick up a new red, white and blue outfit to show off your American spirit in style.
Coastal Grand Mall — A tradition on the Grand Strand for over a decade, Coastal Grand Mall is South Carolina’s second-largest shopping mall. It boasts a number of the great American retailers we all know and love, such as Dillard’s, JCPenney and Old Navy. At some of the stores, you can even order your patriotic gear online, then just pick up it up in store once you’ve arrived in the Myrtle Beach area. This is the perfect place to shop ’til you drop for all your 4th of July fashion needs.
No matter where you’re from, Myrtle Beach is the place to be to celebrate our nation’s birthday. Book your stay at The Strand now, and come experience all the magic of Independence Day in Myrtle Beach!