With its 60-plus miles of stunning Atlantic Ocean coastline, wide selection of comfortable (and affordable) accommodations, and lengthy list of family-friendly activities and attractions, the Grand Strand has something for everyone to enjoy. So, no matter who’s in your Myrtle Beach vacation crew, you’re all covered here — and you can rest assured that visitors of all ages and interests can find plenty of ways to have a great time.
This particular list is meant for the husbands out there looking for a special way to treat their wives — while, of course, getting to enjoy the spoils of a Myrtle Beach trip themselves, too. Check out this itinerary for a weekend getaway built just for her:
Morning walk on the beach: Nothing epitomizes a beach vacation quite like a walk along the ocean’s the sandy shore, and with 60-plus miles of Atlantic Ocean coastline, the Grand Strand can certainly accommodate such a stroll. Further, for guests at The Strand Resort on the Myrtle Beach oceanfront, a particularly peaceful stretch of beach can be found just a short walk north of the resort property. To up the romance factor, join your true love for a hand-in-hand morning stroll through the sands as the sun rises over the blue horizon in the east.
Coffee from Starbucks: Granted, for many of the coffee connoisseurs (and maybe even addicts) among us, this step may precede the morning stroll mentioned above. But either way, guests at The Strand have easy access to some of the nation’s favorite freshly brewed coffee, lattes, cappuccinos, espressos, icy-cold blended Frappuccinos and more at the Starbucks located just a 2-minute drive (or 10-minute walk down the beach) south of the resort at The Strand’s sister property Compass Cove Ocean Resort.
Mid-morning yoga: Where better than the beach (or your ocean-view balcony) to soothe your soul and pursue a few moments of zen with some yoga? With a stay on the Myrtle Beach oceanfront, your better half will be able to take in some crashing waves and soft sea breezes while performing her refreshing routine of downward-facing dogs, bridges, cobras, chairs, garlands and more.
Lunch at Taco Mundo: Found on Highway 17 South in North Myrtle Beach, this Mexican kitchen & cantina offers a range of unique takes on the standard Mexican fare, including tacos, nachos and fajitas, as well as some mean and fruity margaritas. A few examples of the creative cuisine served here include the Kimchi Beef Taco with grilled flank steak, Korean BBQ sauce and kimchi; the Tempura Avocado Taco with chipotle slaw, cilantro and a sweet Thai chile glaze; and the El Lobster Taco with tempura lobster, pineapple salsa, cilantro and ancho chile yogurt sauce. See the full menu at tacomundocantina.com.
Shopping at Barefoot Landing: Set around a 27-acre lake and adjacent to the Intracoastal Waterway, North Myrtle Beach shopping, dining and entertainment hot spot Barefoot Landing offers a little bit of everything for vacationers looking to have some fun. Shopaholics will love its 40-plus retail shops, while hungry visitors are sure to find something that hits the spot at the complex’s 25-plus restaurants, bars and snack shops. There’s also a range of entertainment venues on-site, as well as free fireworks shows on Monday nights throughout the summer months.
Wine tasting at Duplin Winery: Top off your Barefoot Landing visit with a relaxing stop at nearby Duplin Winery, which pours America’s favorite muscadine wine, along with a full line of award-winning, Carolina-produced reds, whites, blushes, sparkling wines, specialty wines and more. Guests here can taste wine samples (up to 10 for just $10), learn about the wine-bottling process and shop in the winery’s retail store, which sells wine accessories, gourmet food items and more. To learn more, visit duplinwinery.com.
When you and your special someone are ready to soak up some good times on the Carolina coast, book your getaway at The Strand Resort on the Myrtle Beach oceanfront. With our wide range of comfortable accommodations and long list of fun on-site amenities (including a free hot breakfast), we’ve got everything you’ll need to get away from the daily grind and make some cherished memories together during your retreat to Myrtle Beach.