Observe Your New Empty-Nest Status on the Grand Strand

Is it even fashionable to celebrate your newfound empty nest status? Yes! You’re commemorating a job well done raising your children.

It’s time for YOU now.

Myrtle Beach is a paradise to try out this life change for you. There are so many fun things to do, some you did as a family, and some you might have missed out on. It’s an era of rediscovery, and it’s a beautiful thing.

Tips for new empty nesters

This is the next chapter in your life. Missing your kids is a big part of it. Not missing out on life is, too.

1. Make plans with other empty nesters

Talk it out with loved ones or friends going through the same thing. It’s a real-life transition. Don’t be afraid to seek counseling to help with the shift.

2. Seek support

Talk it out with loved ones or friends going through the same thing. We might approach this lightly, but it’s a real-life transition. Don’t be afraid to seek counseling to help with the shift.

3. Reconnect with yourself

If you were to invest the energy you did in raising a family in yourself, what would that look like? What would bring you a sense of joy at this stage?

Honoring the Empty Nest: Time to Have Fun on the Grand Strand

Find new adventures. Rediscover old haunts from a new perspective. You’ll find magic in Myrtle Beach.

1. Hit the Boardwalk Arcade

An arcade is a great place to have fun and forget about time. It harkens the days you were there to win a prize for your sweetie, not doling out quarters to your kids. See how many tickets you can rack up together — we suspect you’ve still got it!

2. Conquer a room at Myrtle Beach Escape

Challenge your sleuthing skills together at Myrtle Beach Room Escape. Take on the Wonderful Wizard of Oz room, to see if you can win the race against time. You’ll find helpful staff and a fun experience along the way.

3. Play a round of golf at River Oaks Golf Club

Visit this club and play one of its amazing nine-hole courses. Or, take a bucket of balls on the driving range together and let them fly. The Grand Strand has a wealth of courses, but this is a favorite for the value and experience.

Myrtle Beach SkyWheel

4. Have a date at Barefoot Landing

There are a gazillion combinations of fun dates to have at this amazing place. We put one together for you to try.

Shopping: Take a spin around the fragrant delights at Splash Fresh Bath & Body Shop. Or pick out new shades for each other at Sunglass Hut. 

Dinner: Enjoy a delicious pizza your way at California Pizza Kitchen. Or indulge in a craft beer and the hammock state of mind at The Crooked Hammock Brewery.

Something sweet: Treat yourself to one of 22 homemade ice cream flavors at Sweet Molly’s Creamery. Or watch them craft incredible fudge and take some with you from The Fudgery.

Nightlife: Jam to local and national music acts at the legendary House of Blues. Or grab a beer and some wings to watch the game at Wild Wing Cafe.

Entertainment: Get up close and personal with wild animals at Alligator Adventure. Or take a wistful ride on the carousel

House of Blues exterior photo

5. Plan a day trip to Georgetown

Southwest of Pawleys Island, it’s a bonus escape that not everyone knows about. The state’s third-oldest town has lots to offer.

The Rice Museum: The state is rich in history, and so too is this town. You’ll have a fascinating tour that covers way more than the rice industry.

Shop the historic district: You won’t find big-box stores. There are plenty of specialty shops and quaint storefronts to peruse.

Cap’n Rod’s Lowcountry Tours: Take an enchanting plantation or lighthouse ride. Take advantage of a rare chance to walk the shores of an unspoiled beach, accessible only by boat.

The Strand Outdoor Pool

The Strand Resort: Always a great place to stay

You’ll love recent updates to your favorite Myrtle Beach resort! The friendly staff is still here to help you have a great getaway. Bask on the peaceful tanning lawn. Dine in style at The Market Restaurant, and enjoy beautiful views of the ocean. The Strand is also the perfect spot for your family reunion or group gathering. Learn more, and book your stay today.

Oceanfront room at The Strand
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