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Ring Up Some Retail Therapy During Your Myrtle Beach Retreat

For serious shoppers, there’s no better way to truly escape the everyday grind than by chasing down some bargains during a vacation. And on the Grand Strand, there are plenty of opportunities to pursue some of this much-needed retail therapy. Whatever type of shopping experience you and your bargain-chasing crew are looking for — from sprawling outdoor outlet centers to indoor mega-malls to waterfront complexes where shopping, dining and entertainment venues share the spotlight — the Myrtle Beach area likely offers it.

During your next Grand Strand getaway, plan the perfect shopping day with visits to one or more of these Myrtle Beach area retail destinations:

Tanger Outlets: For shoppers looking to score some real deals, one of the area’s top retail destinations — Tanger Outlets — offers not just one, but a pair of sprawling locations on the Grand Strand, each featuring more than 75 stores. And, because the outlet stores allow manufacturers to sell products directly to consumers without the typical retail middleman, they can offer especially deep discounts. Check out all the giant national retail names — as well as the mom-and-pop boutique shops — available at the Highway 17 outlet center and the Highway 501 outlet center.

Barefoot Landing: Located right on the Intracoastal Waterway about 10 miles north of The Strand Resort, this North Myrtle Beach shopping/dining/entertainment complex offers a little bit of everything to vacationers looking to bag some deals and some fun. With its expansive facilities surrounding a 27-acre lake, Barefoot Landing is home to 50 retail shops; 25-plus restaurants, bars and snack shops — many offering waterfront dining; and a range of entertainment venues like the House of Blues, the Alabama Theatre, Alligator Adventure and more. To see everything on tap here for you and your shopping crew, visit bflanding.com.

Broadway at the Beach: One of the Grand Strand’s most popular attractions, this shopping/dining/entertainment complex located about a mile down 29th Avenue North from The Strand offers something for visitors of all ages and interests. Featuring more than 75 stores, the 350-acre property is home to a range of unique boutique shops such as Bijuju and Palmetto Paradise alongside a number of nationally recognized retail names like Claire’s, Ron Jon Surf Shop and Victoria’s Secret. Visit broadwayatthebeach.com to learn more.

Coastal Grand Mall: A Myrtle Beach tradition since 2004, Coastal Grand Mall is the second-largest shopping mall in the state of South Carolina. Among the 170-plus specialty stores on-site are an array of prominent national retailers such as Dillard’s, JCPenney, Belk, Dick’s Sporting Goods, H&M and Old Navy. A number of smaller specialty shops offer fashions, shoes, electronics, books and more, and the food court is filled with an array of dining options. Visit coastalgrand.com to explore all the offerings.

After getting a big dose of retail therapy with a day of Grand Strand shopping, head back to The Strand Resort to relax in your comfortable oceanfront accommodations and pamper yourself with some of the wide-ranging amenities found on-site. Book your Myrtle Beach getaway today — and get ready to track down some deals and some lasting memories on the Grand Strand.