Pack the car and grab mom, and surprise her with a trip to The Strand Resort in Myrtle Beach. What an amazing memory you will create. If you are looking for some extra gifts to really spoil her, there are plenty of ways to step the maternal pampering up a bit during your stay at The Strand. While you and the family are creating memories on the Carolina coast, consider these 10 great — and uniquely Myrtle Beach — ways to spoil Mom:
A Flowers by Richard Assortment — Flowers, of course, are a classic Mother’s Day gift. And at Flowers by Richard, located just blocks inland from The Caribbean on Oak Street in Myrtle Beach, gift options range from simple arrangements to elaborate bouquets. The store’s wide-ranging catalog of available flowers includes favorites such as roses, lilies, daisies, tulips, orchids and more. Delivery is available throughout Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Murrells Inlet and Surfside Beach, or patrons can drop in to pick up their arrangements. Please note — for Mother’s Day, placing your order at least two days before the holiday is highly recommended.
Brunch at Croissants — Let Mom sleep in on Mother’s Day (friendly reminder — it’s on Sunday, May 13, this year), then treat her to brunch. With two Myrtle Beach locations, Croissants Bistro & Bakery has been a favorite among locals since its establishment in 1995. On Sundays, breakfast is served until 2 p.m., and offerings include crepes, Benedicts, and a collection of house specialties that includes Bananas Foster French Toast, Chicken & Waffles, Shrimp & Grits and the Quiche Du Jour. If Mom’s in the mood for more, there’s also a lunch menu and a selection of items from the bakery.
Dessert at The Melting Pot — A more unique dessert option is the fondue version found at The Melting Pot. Especially for chocaholic moms, the Chocolate Fondue menu options are sure to please. Choices include the Original featuring milk chocolate with crunchy peanut butter melted in, the Flaming Turtle with milk chocolate, caramel and candied pecans, and the Yin & Yang featuring both dark and white chocolates. Whichever she chooses, Mom will get to dip fresh fruits and sweet treats into the melty chocolate goodness.
A Ride on the SkyWheel — Show Mom the heights of your appreciation for everything she does with a ride on the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel. You’ll get to hop aboard one of the 187-foot-tall Ferris wheel’s 42 glass-enclosed, climate-controlled gondolas to get a bird’s-eye view of the coastline, the ocean, the Boardwalk and downtown Myrtle Beach. Each gondola has room for up to six people, and a private ride is ensured for all boarding parties — so you won’t have to share the space with strangers. Rides take passengers for three revolutions, which amounts to about 10 minutes of treating Mom to Myrtle Beach’s beauty from high above.
A Visit to Cinzia Spa — Treat Mom to the pinnacle of Mother’s Day relaxation and pampering at the Cinzia Spa, located at the North Beach Plantation resort in North Myrtle Beach. Options for spoiling her here include facials, manicures, pedicures, body treatments and a long list of massage varieties.
An Appointment at Blush Beauty Bar — Give Mom the chance to choose a fresh new look with a salon visit at Blush Beauty Bar on North Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach. Here, she can select from an array of hair services such as a haircut, color or highlights, as well as get a manicure, pedicure, peel, nail polish and more.
Shopping at The Market Common — This shopping/dining/entertainment hot spot in Myrtle Beach is an ideal destination for the Mom who’s seeking some retail therapy. The store options at The Market Common include a range of national chains offering the latest fashions, as well as an array of locally owned boutique shops where more unique finds are on tap.
Tickets to a Legends in Concert Show — At Legends in Concert, located at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach, Mom can catch tribute artists who look and sound like some of the most popular musical acts of the past and present. Depending on when she goes, she can enjoy the top hits of stars like Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Jimmy Buffett, Bruno Mars, Tim McGraw, The Blues Brothers and more. Check the schedule to see what’s on tap during your visit to Myrtle Beach.
A Wine & Design Painting Party — Let your entire vacation crew’s creative juices flow at Wine & Design, which has locations in Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach. Here, a professional art instructor will guide you through a painting project (with everything you’ll need to create your own masterpiece provided) while you all sip on your (bring-your-own) beverage of choice.
A Spa Treatment for Mom’s Fur Baby — For the Mom whose kiddos include both the two-legged and four-legged varieties, she’s sure to love seeing her pet get pampered, too. Visit the Myrtle Beach PetSmart to treat the furry apple of Mom’s eye to a grooming or bath & brush session.
After treating your Mom to some of the best offerings on the Grand Strand, head back to The Strand Resort and enjoy the sweeping ocean views, the warm Carolina sun and the smile on your mom's face.