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Month: July 2019

Kids enjoying a day trip from Myrtle Beach

One of the best things about visiting the Myrtle Beach area, or “The Grand Strand” – as it’s commonly referred to, is the flexibility that this location allows traveling to other areas. A day or even weekend trip might not appeal to guests who are only in the area for a few days, but for guests who are enjoying an extended stay, the thought of visiting some of the other nearby cities is tempting. Traveling to nearby areas like Conway or Pawleys Island gives you the chance to see a more “local” perspective of the area while nearby cities like Wilmington and Charleston are ideal for longer day trips. Check out some of the top travel destinations that are within a short distance from the sandy shores of Myrtle Beach:

Conway, SC

Located about 20 minutes west of Myrtle Beach, Conway is a small college town that many guests pass on the way to the beach. They have seasonal attractions like festivals, Coastal Carolina football games, and year-round attractions, shopping, and dining all located on the lively riverfront district and downtown area.

Theatre of the Republic (Main Street Theatre)

337 Main St, Conway, SC 29526 | (843) 488-0821

Grab tickets to this local performing arts theatre for productions like Kinky Boots, The Bodyguard the Musical, and Matilda the Musical. Tickets vary in pricing but start around $28 per person.

Coastal Carolina Sporting Events (Brooks Stadium)

965 One Landon Loop, Conway, SC 29526 | (843) 347-3161

In the fall, a highlight in the Conway area is the Coastal Carolina Chanticleer football games. Other sporting events at Brooks Stadium include men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, softball, women’s lacrosse, and men’s and women’s soccer.

Rivertown Bistro

1111 3rd Ave, Conway, SC 29526 | (843) 248-3733

A contemporary twist on traditional Southern food can be found at Rivertown Bistro. Located in downtown Conway and open daily from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM for lunch, and from 5:00 to 9:30 PM for dinner. Rivertown Bistro is closed on Sunday and Monday.


Pawleys Island, SC

Slow down and enjoy a slower pace with a trip to Pawleys Island, located about 45 minutes south from Myrtle Beach. This charming seaside town does, indeed, have an island that offers secluded, quiet beach ideal for families and couples looking to escape the hustle and bustle. This quaint little town also has some of the best local shopping and offers a phenomenal culinary scene with upscale flare! 

The Hammock Shops Village

10880 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, SC 29585

This cute little shopping area has some unique boutique-style shops including The Original Hammock Shop, where you can buy a rope hammock hand-made by the locals. Check out Isle of Candles, La Tierra, Freckled Frog, and more!


10880 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, SC 29585

Don’t let the size of this little restaurant fool you, that pack a savory bite! Located at The Hammock Shops Village, BisQit offers a mouth-watering menu with Southern favorites, loaded fries, and creative burgers.

Franks Restaurant & Bar

10434 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, SC 29585

Another great hidden gem in Pawleys Island is Franks. Franks delivers a posh dining experience for all and features a menu that is handcrafted by their Executive Chef. Looking for something even more romantic? Try Franks Outback, Franks Restaurant dining experience on their lush patio decked out in twinkle lights, greenery, and the soothing sounds of a local band.


Georgetown, SC

Located on the far end of the strand, a trip to Georgetown will take about an hour from Myrtle Beach but is well worth the drive! This city offers a rich history and plenty to do for foodies and history buffs alike including the Waterfront District which offers spectacular shopping and dining options.

Hopsewee Plantation

494 Hopsewee Rd, Georgetown, SC 29440

Enjoy a relaxing and eye-opening plantation tour at Hopsewee Plantation, a restored home from the 1740s. Guests can tour the entire house, from attic to cellar, take a sweetgrass basket weaving class, and even enjoy an afternoon lunch in true southern style at the River Oak Cottage. 

Kaminski House Museum

1003 Front St, Georgetown, SC 29440

Step back in time in the Kaminski House Museum, a perfectly preserved reflection of Southern life in the 18th century. Here you can experience the antiques, architecture, and unique souvenirs this lovely little museum has to offer. They are open daily from 10 AM to 5 PM and closed on Sunday. They also offer tours daily at 11 PM, 1 PM, and 3 PM.

River Room Restaurant

801 Front St, Georgetown, SC 29440

If you feel like taking in a gorgeous view while enjoying a bite to eat the River Room is a great spot! Open for lunch and dinner you can sample Southern favorites like Cajun Gumbo, Shrimp & Grits, and a variety of fresh seafood.


Charleston, SC

Located just over 2 hours south of Myrtle Beach is one of the south’s most famous cities – Charleston. This Lowcountry classic offers several pristine beaches, a bustling downtown area, several family-friendly attractions, and a unique culinary scene that can’t be found anywhere else. 

Charleston City Market

188 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401

This historic market is a popular draw for visitors, it’s one of the oldest buildings in the area, established sometime in the 1790s. The span of the market stretches four blocks and is filled with unique vendors that sell things like hand weaved palm leaf baskets, jewelry, games, dolls, and so much more! There is truly something for everyone to enjoy at this Lowcountry staple.

Firefly Distillery

6812, 6775 Bears Bluff Rd, Wadmalaw Island, SC 29487

This popular South Carolina distillery is the birthplace of Firefly, Wadmalaw Island, just 20 miles south of Charleston. Here you can enjoy tastings of Firefly products like Firefly Lemonade Vodka, Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka, and more. If you care for a distillery tour, Sea Island Tours offers a Tipsy Tour, an all-inclusive tour of three distilleries including Firefly!

Butcher & Bee

1085 Morrison Dr, Charleston, SC 29403

Butcher & Bee is the perfect spot to grab a bite that is fresh and seasonal. Their ever-changing menu rotates with the seasons as the chefs bring you the best of the best eats all year round. Open Monday through Friday from 11 AM to 10 PM, and Saturday through Sunday from 10 AM to 3 PM, and 5 to 10 PM.


Wilmington, NC

This charming city is located about an hour and a half from Myrtle Beach, in North Carolina, and offers a wide array of entertainment and attractions for families and couples alike! And, Wilmington offers several quaint, seaside towns and the area, in general, is known for being one of the top surfing spots along the east coast. Wilmington is a great city for parents with children or couples enjoying a romantic getaway.

Cape Fear Museum of History and Science

814 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28401

The oldest museum in the state is a Smithsonian Affiliate and is a great attraction for the entire family! While the museum offers permanent exhibits year-round, they also have new exhibits and events come through too, like the Dinosaur Discovery and the Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Celebration. Cape Fear Museum is open from 9 AM to 5 PM most days except for extended hours on Thursday to 7 PM, and late opening on Sunday from 1 to 5 PM. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children.

Thalian Hall

310 Chestnut St, Wilmington, NC 28401

Another historic gem is Thalian Hall, the city hall and theatre. Visitors come from all over the country to see the productions and films like Pavarotti, Shakespeare In Love, and The Biggest Little Farm. Thalian Hall also offers weekly tours that give you a behind-the-scenes look at this historic beauty.

Airlie Gardens

300 Airlie Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403

Once a private garden created in 1886 and now open to the public, Airlie Gardens offers a breath of fresh air and beauty. Not only can you experience the unique gardens on the property, but they also offer events throughout the year like concert series, oyster roasts and a festive light show during the holiday season. Admission for adults is $9 and $3 for children from 3-12 years old.


Want to stay local? Check out all the Myrtle Beach attractions open year-round.


Young couple enjoying one of the myrtle beach restaurants on the water

One of the best reasons to visit Myrtle Beach is for some of the best seafood on the Eastern Shore. Pair that with a gorgeous view and you can’t go wrong. The beauty of Myrtle Beach restaurants on the water is that you can enjoy them all year round, even in the winter months! We’ve put together a few of our faves down the Grand Strand to make it easy to choose when you come to vacation in Myrtle Beach.

North Myrtle Beach Restaurants on the Water

About Thyme Oceanfront Cafe

A cute and quaint oceanfront restaurant where you can enjoy breakfast all day long. Try one of their fun sparkling mimosas (Deja Blueberry) or one of their zesty bloody Mary’s!

1910 North Ocean Boulevard | (843) 427-7338 | Open Monday – Sunday 8 AM – 8 PM

Harold’s On The Ocean

This casual beachfront restaurant has some of the best classic lunch and dinner fare. The Shrimp Poppers and Hush Puppies Basket are great starters for the table. For your main course, try the Carolina Fish Tacos or a Shrimp Po Boy.

100 Main Street (Ocean Drive) | (843) 249-1047 | Open Monday – Sunday 11 AM

Buoys On The Boulevard

Buoys’ is not your average Myrtle Beach restaurant with their eclectic, yet delicious menu! You can order one of their Sushi Teasers to start, like the I Roll or Tuna Tataki. For your main course, they have steamers, Nauti Nachos, and all kinds of burgers and beach platters. Be sure to save room for the Fried Twinkies served with homemade Banana Foster (are you drooling yet?).

93 South Ocean Boulevard | (843) 663-0330 | Open Sunday – Wednesday 11 AM – 9 PM and Thursday – Saturday 11 AM – 10 PM

Filet’s On The Water

Open 7-days a week for dinner, Filet’s On The Water offers variety for seafood lovers of every kind. Sip on one of their Marvelous Martinis as you dine on appetizers like steamed clams, grilled stuffed portabella, or the Caribbean Tuna! They also have a delicious entree selection that includes a fresh catch of the day option and a sushi menu.

2120 Sea Mountain Hwy #1100 | (843) 280-5200 | Open daily 4 PM – 10PM

Greg Norman Australian Grille

A tourist favorite, Greg Norman Australian Grille is located on the beautiful Intercoastal Waterway and has some of the most mouth-watering menu options to boot! Enjoy a luxe lunch of Classic Tuna Tar Tar, mixed field greens, and Greg Norman’s Signature Blackened Sirloin Burger. Or reserve your table for a romantic dinner and choose from entrees like a seared seafood dish or one of their premium Angus beef steaks!

4930 US-17 | (843) 361-0000 | Open daily from 11 AM – 3 PM, and 4:30 – 9:30 PM (Mon. – Thurs.), and 4:30 – 10:00 PM (Sat. and Sun.)

Central Myrtle Beach Restaurants on the Water

Moe Moon’s

This chillax spot has not only a great view but also a menu filled with unique offerings. Their menu features fare like Moe’s “Down & Dirty” Nachos, Pina Colada Shrimp, The Bac N’ Chz burger, and Moe’s Seafood Platter. Don’t forget to try one of their signature Moe’s Fishbowls, a variety of fun cocktails served in a fishbowl to share.

918 Ocean Boulevard | (843) 448-4926 | Sunday – Wednesday 11 AM – 6 PM and Thursday – Saturday 11 AM – 8 PM

Sea Captain’s House

Sea Captain’s offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner with an amazing view of the Atlantic Ocean. If you’re craving seafood, this is the place to try! They offer unique breakfast fare like the Crab Cakes Benedict and the Seafarer’s Omelet. For lunch try the She Crab Soup or one of the many seafood sandwiches or clubs offered. Dinner fare ranges from Shrimp and Grits to fresh Carolina Catch of the Day. You can’t go wrong with a meal here at any time of day!

3002 North Ocean Boulevard | (843) 448-8082 | Open daily 7 AM – 9:30 PM

Banditos Cantina

One of Myrtle Beach’s newest oceanfront restaurants offers Tex Mex with a hipster vibe. Here you can find everything from tacos and burritos to Bandito bowls. Pair any of these options with one of their many fresh margaritas like the Boardwalk, the Bandito, or Nectar del Diablo.

1410 North Ocean Boulevard | (843) 712-2992 | Open daily 11 AM – 2 AM

Tin Roof

If you’re looking for something a little more casual and fun but still located oceanfront stop by Tin Roof. Here you can enjoy live music, some of the BEST bar food in Myrtle Beach, and tons of fun –their nightlife scene is fantastic! Their menu includes unique twists on bar food like the Smashville, a burger topped with bbq pulled pork, bacon, and coleslaw. Don’t forget to try our favorite, Loaded Tots!

1410 North Ocean Blvd | (843) 945-9867 | Open daily from 11 AM – 2 AM

Pier 14

Sit out on the water and enjoy a premium beer or a glass of wine as you enjoy the view and your dinner! Pier 14 has great seafood entrees to indulge in like their Pier 14 Po Boy, fried or seared scallops or yellowfin tuna cooked just the way you like. If you’re looking for non-seafood items to nash try the Pier 14 Classic Cheeseburger or one of their delectable fire-grilled steaks.

1306 Ocean Blvd | (843) 448-4314 | Open daily from 11 AM – 10 PM

South End Restaurants on the Water

Gulfstream Cafe

This is a restaurant has one of the most beautiful views of the inlet in Myrtle Beach. They are also one of the best upscale restaurants in the area. Open for dinner daily and Sunday brunch, Gulfstream Cafe menu features a wide range of delectable seafood like Firecracker Prawns, Salmon Portobello, N’awlins Shrimp & Grits, and more!

1536 South Waccamaw Drive | (843) 651-8808 | Monday – Saturday 4 PM – 10 PM and Sunday 10 AM – 10 PM

DeadDog Saloon

This Murrells Inlet MarshWalk Restaurant is decked out in pictures of family pooches, with great food, and an even better view. When you sit down you will be greeted with sweet hush puppies and a honey butter dip that you won’t be able to put down. The menu is filled with twists on favorites like Blue Crab Nachos, Shrimp & Grit Balls, Fido’s Fish Sandwich, and Mardi Gras Jambalaya.

4079 Highway 17 Business | (843) 651-0664 | Open daily 8 AM – 12 AM

The Wicked Tuna

A local favorite, the Wicked Tuna offers an upscale dining experience with laid back vibes right on the inlet. From sea to plate, Wicked Tuna is one of the only restaurants in Murrells Inlet that has their very own boat bringing in fresh fish daily! They also have a sushi chef that is bar-none and creates some of the most unique rolls on this end of the Grand Strand. This place gets busy so it’s always a great idea to make a reservation, though not required.

4123 US-17 Bus | (843) 651-9987 | Open daily from 11 AM – 10 PM

The Claw House

Another great seafood option and newbie on the MarshWalk is The Claw House. They offer premium hand-crafted cocktails like their freshly squeezed crushes or choose from one of their over 90 craft beers on tap! They have an amazing menu with a variety of options like calamari fries, crab cakes, or Claw House Mac, but what they are best known for is their raw bar. Choose from options like the lobster cocktail, the raw bar sampler, or their house oysters –only $22/dozen!

4097 US-17 Bus | (843) 651-4415 | Open daily from 11 AM – 10 PM


Looking for something other than a restaurant on the water? Why not try some of the BEST BBQ in Myrtle Beach, Dinner and a Show, or other scenic restaurants in the area.