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Myrtle beach bachelorette party enjoying sparklers and drinks
Jan20

There’s nothing better than celebrating your soon-to-be nuptials with one last hoorah with your girls! A Myrtle Beach Bachelorette Party is just the fix you need and is the perfect destination for an all-girls escape with sun, fun and sand. The best part is that getting here is easy and accommodations are affordable for any length of stay! Here are our favorite bachelorette-party-approved activities on The Grand Strand.

Relaxing on the Beach

Soaking up the Myrtle Beach sunshine with your pals is a no-brainer. Pack a cooler, grab some chairs and glow like the goddess you are. Our oceanfront Myrtle Beach resort is just steps from the sand. Need to cool off? Take a dip in one of our NINE on-site water features, including two lazy rivers!

Yoga in Myrtle Beach

Find your zen before a night on the town with beach yoga. Take the serenity of the shore at dawn or dusk with a guided yoga session. There are several studios that offer private beach yoga in Myrtle Beach. Here are a few of our favorites: Wicked Fitness, Inlet Yoga, and Om Yoga.

Spa Day

Sit back, relax and pamper yourself with a spa day in Myrtle Beach! Grab your girls and indulge in some of the most luxurious spa services on the Grand Strand. From facials to massage therapy, Sea Crest Resort is nestled between a variety of nearby Myrtle Beach spas.

Head south to Market Common for a collection of upscale nail studios, hair salons and professional masseurs. Pro tip: You can shop and dine here, too!

Take a short drive north for a one-of-a-kind spa experience at Himalayan Salt Therapy. This therapeutic HaloTheraphy spa utilizes a variety of salts in its wellness rituals.

A few other nearby spas include Celestial Spa on Cloud 9, Majestic Massage & Day Spa, Spa Indigo and Great Myrtle Beach Massage. Be sure to ask about booking a private party for your group!

Myrtle Beach Wineries

Sip the day away with your crew at a Myrtle Beach winery. The Grand Strand boasts a variety of tasting options.

Indulge in wines from around the world at Coastal Wine Boutique in Downtown Myrtle Beach. Book a tasting, which includes one glass of wine, or join their wine club for discounts, pairings and wine delivered to your door!

Sample sweet Carolina wines at Duplin Winery, located in North Myrtle Beach. Tastings include 10 wine varietals and crackers for $5. Upgrade to a $10 deluxe tasting and receive gourmet cheese dip and a glass to take home! Browse their expansive gift shop, or enjoy live music on the patio every Saturday.

La Belle Amie Vineyard, located in Little River, hosts exciting events like Wine Wednesday, Throwback Thursday and Oldies Saturdays! Stroll the winery’s landscaped groups, grab a bite to eat and kick your feet up on their outdoor patio.

Visiting Broadway at the Beach? Be sure to stop in Boardwalk Winery to sample fruit wines and wine slushies in the attraction’s Mediterranean Village.

‘Taste the flavors of the South’ at Carolina Vineyards Winery. This Barefoot Landing winery specializes in producing traditional southern wine from South Carolina grown fruits.

Pass the time with paint at Wine and Design! This charming two-hour BYOB class is a unique experience to share with your I do crew. Schedule a private party to pick your painting – they will even come to you!

Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk

The Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk is a local favorite for late-night fun! Waterfront restaurants and eateries are peppered along this half-mile wooden boardwalk. Grab a drink and bounce between bars for some in-season live entertainment.

Also home to Goat Island (yes, there are goats!), the Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk hosts exciting year-round festivals and events featuring food, drinks and music.

Feeling adventurous? Suit up and rent a kayak or jet ski to explore the wetlands. Or, leave it to the professionals and enjoy a little day drinking on The East Coast Brewboat. This BYOB cruise can accommodate up to 15 passengers.

Pole Dance Party

Looking for something a little more risqué? We’ve got you covered. Let loose during a private pole dancing class at Wicked Fitness. Rent the studio and workout with a twist. The class includes a 90 minute studio rental, pole dance instruction, and even a sensual chair routine!

Myrtle Beach Shows

Catch a show at one of Myrtle Beach’s impressive venues! Dance on the second floor balcony of the House of Blues, or delight in side-splitting laughs at one of our area comedy clubs.

The list doesn’t end there – learn more about our favorite dinner shows in Myrtle Beach.

Myrtle Beach Shopping

Myrtle Beach is a mecca for retail therapy! We’ve made a list of the leaders in Myrtle Beach shopping, but we’re sure there are more to discover.

Coastal Grand Mall

2.6 miles from Sea Crest Resort
This traditional mall spotlights classic department stores, a food court and movie theater.

Broadway at the Beach

3.5 miles from Sea Crest Resort
This 350-acre attraction boasts a variety of unique shops for everyone.

Market Common

3.8 miles from Sea Crest Resort
This new lifestyle district features one-of-a-kind boutiques, coffee shops and more.

Tanger Outlets

Hwy 501
7 Miles from Sea Crest Resort
Hwy 17
11 Miles from Sea Crest Resort
With more than 150 stores, combined, the nearby Tanger Outlet retail multiplexes highlight upscale stores like Michael Kors, Banana Republic, J. Crew Factory and more.

Barefoot Landing

13 miles from Sea Crest Resort
This waterfront shopping complex features one-of-a-kind shops and restaurants.

Brunch in Myrtle Beach

Breakfast or lunch – why not brunch? After an exciting night of celebrating, recharge with a proper bachelorette brunch. Or, keep the party going with morning mimosas! We’ve put together a list of our favorite brunch near Sea Crest Resort, but be sure to stop by our on-site cafe for a to-go Starbucks® coffee on the way.

Myrtle Beach Transportation

With plenty of options, like luxury cars or large SUVs, ride sharing services like Lyft or Uber can be a reliable transportation source. Download the app, request a ride and go!

Or, ride in style and book a limousine for your bride squad! We recommend Limos of Myrtle Beach. Did we mention champagne?

We’re experts in bachelor parties, too! Check out our Myrtle Beach Bachelor Party blog for more celebration inspiration.

Dec31

Just because you are enjoying a holiday beach vacation or an extended snowbird stay doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all of the fun and excitement that Myrtle Beach has to offer. Sea Crest resort is conveniently located in the heart of Myrtle Beach, making it easy to find nearby events and attractions – even in the offseason!

Check out these top-rated Myrtle Beach attractions that stay open all year long for your enjoyment!

 

Ripley’s Aquarium | (843) 916-0888

ripley's aquarium myrtle beachExplore the undersea world and make a few new nautical friends at Ripley’s Aquarium. This Broadway at the Beach attraction is a favorite among guests of all ages and offers something for everyone. And, with two levels of exhibits, there’s plenty to keep you busy for an afternoon. Popular exhibits include Rio Amazon, Rainbow Rock, Friendship Flats, and the famous Dangerous Reef glide-path that allows guests to get up close and personal with sharks. Other draws include the on-site café, interactive discovery center, and gift shop. Call (843) 916-0888 for more information.

 

Hollywood Wax Museum | (843) 444-0091

Located right across from the popular Broadway at the Beach venue, this recent addition to the Myrtle Beach attraction lineup is hard to miss! The Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center is actually home to three unique attractions. The largest and most well known, as one might guess, is the Hollywood Wax Museum. Guests can post with popular famous figures like Jonny Depp, Brad Pitt, Michael Jackson, and Marilyn Monroe – to name a few. The other two attractions include Hannah’s House of Mirrors and Breakout – a Zombie Apocalypse Experience. All attractions can be enjoyed with the All Access Pass, $29.99 for adults and $19.99 for children 4-11, or toured individually. Call (843) 462-5991 for more information.

 

EdVenture Myrtle Beach | (843) 839-0475

Explore, play, and learn with a variety of interactive exhibits built for young minds at Edventure Myrtle Beach. Interactive exhibits include an interactive space ship climbing structure with a mission control attached on top, a 60’s theme child-size playhouse with a looping TV of the moon landing and interactive telescope, a flight simulator, two model airplanes and much more! The facility also holds birthday parties and camps. For more info, contact (843) 839-0475.

 

Legends in Concert | (843) 238-7827

See your idols live at Legends in Concert! This exciting live entertainment venue is home to the nation’s most talented tribute artists. Authentic costumes, colorful props, and expert choreography are just a few things that guests can look forward to. Popular past performers include Michael Jackson, Dolly Parton, The Blues Brothers, Rod Stewart, and the king himself – Elvis. Shows are offered throughout the year and change seasonally to make sure you always have something new to look forward to. Call (843) 238-7827 for information or tickets.

 

Brookgreen Gardens | (843) 235-6000

brookgreen gardens oak treeWith more than 9,000 square acres of professionally landscaped gardens and an impressive lineup of handmade sculptures, it’s not hard to see why Brookgreen Gardens remains a popular destination throughout the year. Notable exhibits include Live Oak Allee, Fountain of the Muses, the Poetry Garden, and the Labyrinth. Additionally, Brookgreen offers a Lowcountry Zoo, on-site café, creek excursion boat rides, and lively events throughout the year like Brew in the Zoo and Night of a Thousand Candles. Call (843) 235-6000 for more information.

 

WonderWorks | (843) 626-9962

Experience more than 100 interactive exhibits that will spark the minds of guests young and old at WonderWorks Museum. Located at Broadway at the Beach, WonderWorks features six different “wonder zones” full of unique, hands-on exhibits. Popular attractions include the Hurricane Shack, Trivia Wall, Mission to Mars, Wonder Coaster, and Wonder Brite – to name just a few. Additionally, WonderWorks offers an indoor ropes course, outdoor obstacle course, 6D moving theatre, laser tag arena, and zip line over Lake Broadway. Call (843) 626-9962 for more information.

 

Rockin’ Jump | (843) 242-3264

Jump, dunk, and challenge yourself to a slew of interactive attractions at Rockin’ Jump, Myrtle Beach’s ultimate indoor trampoline park! With eight entertaining attractions, including the Ninja Challenge Course, Dodgeball Arena, Slam Dunk Zone, Warped Wall, Wipe Out, Aerial Silks, Fidget Ladder and Open Jump Area. Rockin’ Jump is an enjoyable experience for kids and adults. Rockin’ Jump also features a handful of events throughout the year, an on-site cafe, and holds group events. Contact (843) 242-3264 for more details.

 

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

Located along the bustling downtown area, the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk offers plenty of year-round entertainment to please guests of all ages. And, at over a mile in length, guests will find a wide array of attractions to keep busy. The Ripley’s Museum, Myrtle Beach Skywheel, Sling Shot Thrill Ride, and Ripley’s Moving Theater are just a few things one will find, in addition to a slew of arcades, local shops, and lively events. The Boardwalk also offers tons of decadent dining options, both casual and more upscale, to help visitors refuel. Just head to the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk to see what all the fun is about!

 

Broadway Grand Prix | (843) 839-4080

Located right across the street from the bustling Broadway at the Beach is the fast-moving Broadway Grand Prix. This family race park is home to seven different go-cart tracks, an arcade, mini-golf course, kiddie amusement rides, and a snack bar. Each track is segmented by skill level from the expert level Grand Prix Pro track all the way to the family track, where racers (40” and up) can ride alone or in doubles. All attractions can be available with the online purchase of the Grand Prix Day-Pass Wristband starting at $35 for adults and $28 for children.

 

Mini Golf 

It’s no secret that golf is one of the biggest draws to the Myrtle Beach area. Get the whole family involved by playing some of the year-round mini-golf courses along the Grand Strand. Some well-known mini-golf courses open year-round are;

  • Jungle Lagoon Miniature Golf – 0.5 miles from Sea Crest Resort
  • Cancun Lagoon Adventure Golf – 1.4 miles from Sea Crest Resort 
  • Mt. Atlanticus Minotaur Golf – 1.7 miles from Sea Crest Resort  
  • Captain Hooks Adventure Golf – 2.6 miles from Sea Crest Resort 

Bring the family to one of the mini-golf courses listed above, conveniently located from the Sea Crest Resort.

 

Barefoot Landing | (843) 272-8349

Barefoot Landing is an enormous shopping center located in North Myrtle Beach (13 miles from Sea Crest Resort). It has over 100 stores and dining options to choose from, plus exciting events throughout the year. If bad weather happens during your vacation, then Barefoot Landing is a perfect place for the family to spend quality time together.  Barefoot Landing is open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. every day.

 

Be sure to check our full Myrtle Beach Attractions page for more information on area things to do. 

Couple toasting wine glasses over Valentine's Day dinner
Dec13

Planning a trip to Myrtle Beach for Valentine’s Day? You and your significant other can enjoy everything Myrtle Beach has to offer together. Myrtle Beach is home to endless mouthwatering restaurants and plenty of intimate and exciting things to do. Catch a show, or shop for that special gift along the Grand Strand.

To make sure your experience is stress-free we’ve put together our top suggestions for an unforgettable Myrtle Beach Valentine’s Day.

Romantic Myrtle Beach Restaurants 

Below is our hand-picked, taste-tested list of the top four romantic Myrtle Beach restaurants. Pro tip: To secure your spot, we recommend calling ahead for a reservation!

The Melting Pot Myrtle Beach 

(843) 692-9003 | 5001 N Kings Hwy #104, Myrtle Beach, SC

The Melting Pot Myrtle Beach is a fine dining establishment along the Grand Strand. Their name comes from their famous fondue chocolate fountain. Share some hand-dipped chocolate covered strawberries with your significant other this holiday. Yum! Open 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (Monday-Friday) and 11:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. (Saturday-Sunday).

The Library Myrtle Beach 

(843) 448-4527 | 6613 N Kings Hwy Unit D, Myrtle Beach, SC

Since 1974 The Library at Myrtle Beach has been serving handcrafted dishes to locals and tourists alike. Their speakeasy-themed bar is a great spot to enjoy a glass of wine or signature cocktail. Sit down and enjoy the luxury of The Library this Valentine’s Day. Open from 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (Monday-Saturday), closed Sunday.   

Aspen Grille 

(843) 449-9191 | 5101 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC

The Aspen Grille prides itself on its true southern hospitality with a dash of fine dining. They proudly support local farms for all of their produce!  With more than 50 different wine varietals and a lengthy menu, Aspen Grille is sure to satisfy your Valentine’s Day expectations. Open 4:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (Tuesday-Sunday), closed Monday. 

New York Prime Myrtle Beach 

(843) 448-8081 | 405 28th Ave N, Myrtle Beach, SC

The New York Prime Myrtle Beach location has been the epicenter of perfectly cooked steak along the Grand Strand for more than 20 years. Did you know? Although they specialize in steaks, their menu also boasts delicious entrees from under the sea. Open every day from 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Romantic Things to do in Myrtle Beach

A romantic Myrtle Beach getaway is a great way to spend Valentine’s Day with the person you love. Lovers and partners alike can enjoy a relaxing walk on the beach, a trip to Brookgreen Gardens, a tour around the La Belle Amie Vineyard and so much more. Below are a few of our favorites:

Walk on the Beach 

Sometimes, the most romantic thing a couple can share is quality time. As home to some of the most breathtaking ocean views, we encourage you to enjoy a long walk on the beach and take in the picturesque scenery. Our average winter temperature is a warm 60 degrees!

Brookgreen Gardens

1931 Brookgreen Garden Dr, Murrells Inlet, SC

Brookgreen Gardens, located in Murrells Inlet, is home to world-renowned botanical gardens and offers a variety of exciting activities. The 9,000-acre property preserves the landscape of this historic site. Due to the southeast’s year-round warm weather, there’s always something blooming (even on Valentine’s Day)! The park is open daily from 9:30 am- 5:00 pm and general admission tickets are $18.  

La Belle Amie Vineyard

(843) 399-9463 | 1120 St Joseph Rd, Little River, SC

Each year, La Belle Amie Vineyard hosts an annual Valentine Saturday. Couples can enjoy a walk around the vineyard and cozy up next to one of their bonfires while enjoying fine wine and live music. Valentine Saturday will take place on February 15th, 2020 from 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Admission $7.

Make your 2020 Valentine’s Day at Myrtle Beach extra special by staying at Sea Crest Oceanfront Resort. From in-room perks to indoor pools, enjoy our on-site amenities with your loved one. Book now to make the most of this romantic holiday in Myrtle Beach.    

Christmas tree on Myrtle beach in december
Nov18

Though you may not be able to lay on the beach or by the pool, Myrtle Beach in December is a beautiful time of year to visit. The weather is a cool 60°F, perfect for a light jacket and a brisk walk on the beach to enjoy the view of the beautiful Atlantic Ocean. Or with the holiday approaching, get into the spirit and with a wide variety of holiday activities and things to do in the Grand Strand in December.

1. Christmas Tree Lightings

What is more beautiful than a crowd gathering around to light a beautiful giant tree for the first time during the holiday season? There are multiple tree lightings in the Grand Strand, some that are only just a short drive from Sea Crest Resort. Here is a quick list of some of our favorite places to watch the trees light up:

North Myrtle Beach Christmas Tree Lighting

Date/Time: Tuesday, December 3 at 6 PM

Location: McLean Park, 93 Oak Drive, North Myrtle Beach

Murrells Inlet Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

Date/Time: Sunday, December 1 at 3 PM

Location: Morse Park Landing, 4939 US-15 BUS, Murrells Inlet

Myrtle Beach Tree Lighting Ceremony

Date/Time: Thursday, December 12 at 7 PM 

Location: Myrtle Beach Convention Center, 2101 N Oak Street, Myrtle Beach

2. Breakfast With Santa

There are quite a few places in Myrtle Beach that offer pictures and breakfast with Santa. It’s the perfect way to enjoy some family time and to have a little holiday cheer with the head elf himself!

Travinia Italian Kitchen

Date/Time: Saturday, December 7 from 9-11 AM

Location: 4011 Deville Street

Cost: $10 per person

Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen

Date/Time: Saturday, December 7 from 8-10 AM

Location: 1202 Celebrity Circle

Cost: $14.99 per person

Tupelo Honey

Date/Time: Saturday, December 14 from 9-11 AM

Location: 3042 Howard Avenue

Cost: $10 per person

Hard Rock Cafe

Date/Time: Saturday, December 14 from 8-11:30 AM

Location: 1318 Celebrity Circle

Cost: $15.95 per person

Dave & Buster’s Myrtle Beach Breakfast and Santa’s Workshop

Date/Time: Saturday, December 21 from 9 AM – 12 PM

Location: 1322 Celebrity Circle

Cost: $24 per person

3. The Great Christmas Light Show

You don’t want to miss this light show spectacular (seriously the best drive-through-show in the Grand Strand)! November 25 – December 30, North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex come together to light up a 1.5 mile drive through the park filled with light displays big and small. Pricing starts at $15 per vehicle with 1-15 guests and the gates are open from 5:30-9:30 PM.

4. Night of a Thousand Candles

Starting December 5 through December 21, Brookgreen Gardens brings you Night of a Thousand Candles. The gardens really come to life with lights everywhere you turn, carolers singing, musicians playing Christmas favorites, and holiday spirit in the air. Named the Best Christmas Lights in South Carolina by Travel+Leisure Magazine, it’s really a bucket-list item you’ll want to check off if you’ve never been, and it’s a family-friendly event. Gates open from 3-10 PM and tickets must be purchased BEFORE arrival. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children.

5. Ripley’s Festival of Trees

If you have an affinity for decorative Christmas trees, you’ll really love Ripley’s Aquarium Festival of Trees! At Ripley’s, you and your family will be dazzled by over 100 decorated and themed holiday trees. In the past, there have been beach themed trees, mardi gras themed trees, and even golf-themed trees. Ripley’s Festival of Trees starts November 18 and runs until December 24. Tickets are $29.99 for adults and $19.99 for children.

6. The Nutcracker

Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker is a Christmas classic and has become Coastal Youth Ballet’s holiday tradition. Take the family to watch as toy soldiers come to life and the dance of the Sugar Plum fairy whirl before your eyes! Beginning December 7 through December 15. Tickets start at $10 and vary based on theatre seating.

7. Santa Crawl

If you’re looking for something that’s holiday-themed and for adults only, check out the Santa Crawl at the MarshWalk in Murrells Inlet December 21 from 5-10:30 PM. Dress in your best holiday cheer whether it’s decking out in plaid pajamas or wearing an ugly Christmas sweater to the festivities; there’s even a prize for best dressed! Bovine’s, Wahoo’s Fish House, Drunken Jacks, The Wicked Tuna, Dead Dog Saloon and other restaurants on the MarshWalk will have dinner and drink specials.

8. Take-in A Christmas Show

There are so many great Christmas and holiday shows in Myrtle Beach to see during December. Two that we highly recommend are The Carolina Opry’s: The Christmas Show of the South or Christmas and Christmas at Pirates Voyage. Both shows are stunning and filled with holiday cheer and lots of fun for the entire family. Tickets for the Carolina Opry start at $49.95 and tickets for Pirates Voyage start at $49.99.

9. Holiday Shopping

Christmas and holiday shopping can be so much fun, especially with all the shopping options in Myrtle Beach! Grab a girlfriend or one of the kids, a cup of hot cocoa, and set out to conquer your shopping list. Myrtle Beach has a few great places where local vendors and artisans sell unique and handmade gifts; it’s a great way to find something special for your someone special.

Holiday Market at Barefoot Landing

Date/Time: Starting Fridays, November 2 – December 14 from 12-4 PM

Location: Barefoot Landing at Dockside Village

Holiday Bazaar at the Market Common

Date/Time: Starting Saturdays, November 2 – December 21 from 12-4 PM

Location: The Market Common

 

Looking for other great things to do this winter in Myrtle Beach? We’ve put together some of our favorite places to hang out, eat or shop!

Family enjoying a restaurant near Sea Crest Resort
Oct23

Have you ever been so exhausted after a busy day at the beach that you just can’t muster up the energy to prepare a full meal for the family? Or, do you consider yourself a foodie and are on a mission to try it all during your stay in Myrtle Beach?

No matter what your reason is, sometimes you just want to enjoy a fantastic meal in town. Quality time with family and friends, decadent dishes, and having someone else do the dirty work for you are just a few of the perks of eating out while on vacation. Luckily, you don’t have to venture far from Sea Crest to experience just about anything your palate could crave.

Here are our guest recommendations for the top dining near Sea Crest Resort:

  

Our Seafood Picks: 

Sea Captain’s House | 3200 N. Ocean Boulevard | (843) 448-8082 

Sea Captain’s House has been a Myrtle Beach tradition for over 75 years and they show no sign of slowing down any time soon. This oceanfront favorite offers breathtaking views of the very place your dinner comes from in both classic and creative varieties like Carolina Surf & Turf, Peacan Crusted Grouper, and Shrimp & Oyster Po-Boy. Guests can get their fill of seafood for breakfast, lunch, or dinner 7 days a week, from 6-10:30 am, 11:30 am-2:30 pm, and 4:30-9:30 pm.

The Noizy Oyster | 101 S. Kings Highway | (843) 205-3434

This local’s favorite serves up some of the best fried, steamed, and raw seafood in town, not to mention it offers a laid back atmosphere just a few miles from our resort. Grab a ½ doze of raw oysters on the half shell as an appetizer and then dig into one of their market fresh Steam Pots! The Noizy Oyster is open daily for lunch and dinner from 12-10 pm.

 

Our Buffet Pick:

Captain George’s Seafood | 1401 29th Avenue North | (843) 916-2278

If a more casual seafood experience is what you seek, head to Captain George’s Seafood Buffet to get your fill of all your nautical favorites. Ideal for groups or for those who want a little bit of everything, Captain George’s offers just about anything you could imagine and then some. Grouper, mahi-mahi, flounder, oysters, scallops, crab legs, and so much more await. Buffet pricing is $37.99 for adults and $19.99 for kids 5-12. They are open 364 days a year, Monday-Friday, from 4-9 pm, Saturday, from 2-9:30 pm, and Sunday, from 12-9 pm.

 

Our Sushi Picks:

Co Sushi | 3098 Deville Street | (843) 839-1733

Sushi and summer go hand in hand. This lighter food comes in many varieties, shapes, and sizes and is a favorite among beach-goers. Guests seeking the absolute best sushi in town can find just that right up the road from Sea Crest Resort at Co Sushi. Located within the popular Market Common area, Co Sushi offers a variety of Asian inspired cuisine, including flavorful and creative sushi concoctions. Co also offers refreshing cocktails (and happy hour) and an enjoyable outdoor seating area. Open daily from 11 am to 10 pm.

The Grumpy Monk | 1317 Celebrity Circle | (843) 712-8020

Not a place you would expect to get great sushi, but none-the-less they have some of the best! The Grumpy Monk has a location located within Broadway at the Beach that is work grabbing a few rolls. This place is also great if you have a friend or family member that isn’t keen on sushi, offering a menu of other mouth-watering delights like the Hangover Burger! Stop in anytime during the week from 11 am to 11 pm, Sunday-Thursday, or 11 am to 11:30 pm on Friday and Saturday.

  

Our Italian Picks:

Villa Romana | 707 S. Kings Highway | (843) 448-4990

Authentic, old-world Italian can be hard to come by this day in age. Luckily, Sea Crest is located just a short drive from Villa Romana, a local gem. The flavorful menu features plenty of traditional favorites including handmade classic veal, chicken dishes, handmade pasta, and sauces. Be sure to save room for a piece of tiramisu. You can stop in daily from 4:30-9:00 pm or call in advance for a reservation!

Toscana Italian Kitchen | 2703 N Kings Highway | (843) 712-2699

For those looking for an intimate and elegant Italian experience, Toscana Italian Kitchen is our recommendation. Their Milan-inspired menu will leave you wanting more. Try favorites like the Sorrentino, prosciutto, and eggplant covered in mozzarella with a creamy mushroom tomato sauce served on a bed of penne and paired with one of their red wines. Don’t forget to save room for one of their housemade desserts like their cannoli or tiramisu. Toscana Italian Kitchen is open daily for dinner from 4-10 pm.

 

Our Burger Picks

ART Burger Sushi Bar | 706 Ocean Boulevard | (843) 839-4774 

Visitors seeking a gourmet burger in a scenic location will definitely want to check out ART Burger. Located oceanfront along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, ART Burger stays true to their “art” theme by naming each of their handmade creations after a classic artist. Options include classic choices, like the “Rockwell All-American” or the “Rembrandt,” which is seared in duck fat and topped with confit mushrooms, manchego cheese, and dijon mustard. Each burger showcases fresh, local ingredients and the menu features enough options to please any cravings. We also highly recommend their famous mac and cheese as your side dish! Call (843) 448-1990 for the closest location.

Wahlburgers | 1320 Celebrity Circle | (843) 945-8005

Check out one of the newer restaurants at The Avenue located at Broadway at the Beach, Wahlburgers. The famous Walhberg brothers restaurant has some of the best gourmet burgers and fries on the Grand Strand. Try the Our Burger with ⅓lbs of juicy beef, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, government cheese, and their signature wahl sauce –you won’t be disappointed. Enjoy lunch or dinner daily from 11 am -10 pm.

 

Our Pizza Picks:

Michael’s Pizza | 1701 N. Kings Highway | (843) 448-0344

Though the pizza options in Myrtle Beach are plentiful, the absolute favorite among visitors and locals is Michael’s Pizza on North Kings Highway. This local joint serves up true New York Style pies that can be enjoyed on-site or delivered right to our hotel. All pizzas are available as 12” or 16” and include options like spinach and feta, meat lovers, and plain ‘ole cheese for the kiddos.

Mellow Mushroom | 1571 21st Avenue N | (843) 444-1122

Feel the groovy vibes and try a new type of pizza at Mellow Mushroom. Their menu has some of the most unique varieties and concoctions of pizza on the Grand Strand. Order from pies like the Great White, the Kosmic Karma, or Pacific Rim with red sauce, mozzarella, bacon, caramelized onions, pineapple, and jalapenos –yum! They also have hoagies, calzones, and salads to choose from too! Open daily for lunch and dinner from 11 am-9 pm, Monday-Thursday, from 11 am -10 pm Friday-Saturday, and from 11:30 am-9 pm on Sunday.

  

Our Mexican Picks:

Sun City Café | 801 Main Street | (843) 455-2992 

Sun City Café is another hidden local gem that many visitors don’t know about. This truly local stop is nestled in a plaza downtown and is easy to miss! A step above your typical tacos, Sun City offers authentic Mexican eats at a price you can afford. Their Mexican menu varies seasonally and utilizes fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Signature items include their homemade guacamole, blackened fish tacos, chorizo, and potato burritos, and their house-made margaritas – of course! Sun City also often features live entertainment on weekends.

Banditos Cantina | 1410 Ocean Boulevard | (843) 712-2992

If you’re looking for great Mexican cuisine with a view, look no further than Banditos Cantina. They have an oceanfront location with outdoor seating that makes for a great dinner out. A few of our favorite menu items include their Grande Nachos and their Bandito Burrito! They also offer freshly made margaritas with their housemade cilantro salt, is your mouth watering yet?

 

Our BBQ Pick:

Damon’s BBQ | 2985 S. Ocean Boulevard | (843) 626-8000

Get your fill of finger-licking BBQ at Damon’s Oceanfront Grill. Situated along the south end of Ocean Boulevard, this BBQ grill serves up dishes that are hearty in both portions and taste. BBQ options include pulled port, BBQ grilled chicken, BBQ sandwiches, and their famous Damon’s ribs, available as a half or whole rack. Damon’s also offers several “to-go” packages for feeding a crowd.

 

Our Steak Picks:

Angelo’s Steak & Pasta | 2311 S. Kings Highway | (843) 626-2800 

100,000 steaks served a year – now that’s got to mean something! This Italian Steakhouse is a favorite among visitors and locals alike and is an easy choice for the top spot to get your steak fix. Steak selections include ribeye, filet, New York strip, and bone-in chops and each one is hand sliced, seasoned, grilled to order, and served on a sizzling plate with butter. What more could you want? Give Angelo’s a call to book a reservation for a large party.

Angus Steakhouse & Seafood | 2011 S. Kings Highway | (843) 945-9116

If you want a good juicy steak while visiting the Grand Strand, try Angus Steakhouse & Seafood, they won’t disappoint! They hand-cut their steaks daily, which means they are always fresh, and grill them to perfection whether you like it blue rare or well done. There are also other great menu options to choose from like seafood dishes, pork chops, fried chicken, and more! Open daily from 3-10 pm, stop by to see what all the buzz is about.

 

Best New Restaurant: 

Wicked Tuna | 110 North Ocean Boulevard | (843) 712-2430

Wicked Tuna has opened up a 2nd Avenue Pier location and we know our guests will love it! Not only can you get great freshly caught seafood, but their sushi and cocktail menu is out of this world –did we mention the great food comes with a view? Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, stop in from 8 am-10 pm.

There are other restaurants new to the Grand Strand, take a look at our list! 

Where is your favorite restaurant to dine at during your stay in Myrtle Beach? 

Be sure to check our Myrtle Beach restaurants section for even more area recommendations! 

 

Things to do in myrtle beach in the winter, couple snuggling on the beach
Sep16

Mid-November through February is considered the off-season for Myrtle Beach. Myrtle Beach’s average temperatures in the winter months are around 55°F, cool but not bone-chillingly cold like most northern states. It may not be warm enough to swim, there are plenty of things to do in Myrtle Beach in the winter and we’ve put together a list of a few of our favorites.

Stroll on the Beach

While the water may be a bit too chilly to take a dip, the beach is still beautiful and can make for a peaceful walk with your significant other, family, or your furry friend.

Holiday Activities

Local Myrtle Beach businesses love showing and sharing their holiday cheer during the winter months and most offer holiday activities to partake in. Tree lightings, breakfast with Santa, light festivals, holiday shows, and more. 

Shopping

A quick trip to Myrtle Beach always makes for a great time to get some of your holiday shopping knocked out! The Grand Strand has tons of places to shop and most offer great discounts during the winter months. Check out the Tanger Outlets, The Market Common, The Hammock Shops Village, or Barefoot Landing for unique gifts and great deals.

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

While not all of the shops or attraction may be open, the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is open all year round and is a great spot to grab a hot cocoa or coffee and take a stroll.

Dining

If not for anything else, come to Myrtle Beach to eat! All along the Grand Strand, you can dine at some of the best restaurants around, especially when it comes to seafood fare. Check out some of the new restaurants in Myrtle Beach or let us suggest a few of our favorites: Captain George’s Seafood, The Wicked Tuna, and BisQit.

Day Trips

Myrtle Beach is in the perfect location to venture to nearby cities for quick day trips. Explore what other places like Georgetown and Charleston, only 2 hours or less from Myrtle Beach, without having to worry about finding a new place to stay.

Shows

Myrtle Beach is home to some of the best shows and performances in the South. Many will travel far and wide to come to the Alabama Theatre, The Carolina Opry, and more! What’s even better, during the winter months most of our theatres offer a holiday show, like the renowned Christmas Show of the South, put on by the talented performers of The Carolina Opry. 

New restaurants in myrtle beach offer delicious burgers
Aug21

Myrtle Beach isn’t just known for its beautiful 60-mile stretch of beach or its fun nightlife –it’s also known for its amazing food! Whether you vacation in the summer or the off-season months the restaurants and dining selection won’t disappoint. For those of you that are vacation veterans of the Grand Strand, we’ve put together a list of the new restaurants in Myrtle Beach that are sure to get your mouths watering.

 

Sneaky Beagle | 5040 Carolina Forest Blvd

New and located in Carolina Forest the Sneaky Beagle offers a family and dog-friendly place to eat! Leashed dogs are welcome on their open patio and even have a menu just for them. Their menu consists of an array of items from tacos with a twist to paninis and more. Grab a beer with other dog-loving friends and enjoy. Sneaky Beagle is open from daily from 11 am to 10 pm.

 

Pho Claire | 1201 38th Avenue N

This modern Vietnamese noodle house has every combo of pho you could want! But it doesn’t just stop at pho, Pho Claire also offer menu items like banh mi and other noodle bowls. We don’t want to forget to mention they also have a Bubble Tea menu and authentic Vietnamese coffee. Stop in for lunch or dinner daily from 11 am to 10pm.

 

La Dolci Mania | 2060 Oakheart Rd

There’s nothing more heavenly than an authentic Italian bakery & cafe that just transports you to Europe in a bit or sip. At La Dolci Mania that’s exactly what you’ll experience. Choose from items like hot drinks, deli sandwiches, fresh salads, and of course, rows of authentic Italian pastries! This is a must-stop new restaurant in Myrtle Beach!

 

Wicked Tuna (Myrtle Beach Location) | 110 North Ocean Blvd

Wicked Tuna has added a second location to the Grand Strand, Wicked Tuna Waterfront Dining in Myrtle Beach. Located on 2nd Avenue Pier, enjoy a gorgeous view and freshly caught seafood for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Wicked Tuna is open daily from 8 am to 10 pm and offers a variety of delicious food like salads, sushi, and daily specials. Don’t miss out on their happy hour daily from 4 to 6 pm!

 

Looking for more restaurants with gorgeous Atlantic views? Check out our top picks for Mrytle Beach Restaurants on the water.

 

Ipanema Brazilian Cuisine | 201 N Kings Hwy

If you’re looking for something off the beaten path, try Myrtle Beach’s newest restaurant, Ipanema. They’re open daily from 11 am to 10 pm and offer a delicious lunch buffet for only $9.99! Try any of their signature dishes all served with rice, beans, and fried yucca.

 

Duck Donuts | 117 Maryport Dr

Duck Donuts is probably the cutest donut shop on the Grand Strand. Here you can get made-to-order donuts in traditional and untraditional flavors like the Maple Icing with chopped bacon, S’mores, and the Cinnamon Sugar with vanilla drizzle. Duck Donuts is open from 6:30 am to 9 pm daily and located in Surfside.

 

Bar Louie | 1318 Celebrity Cir

Coming soon, the newest edition to the popular Broadway at the Beach is Bar Louie, and it’s not just your average gastro bar either! This place is filled with fun, drinks, and bar food like no other. Choose from favorites like spicy shrimp tempura, Bavarian pretzel twists, and the Gastroburger. Bar Louie isn’t opened just yet but keep you posted with updated!

 

Tipsy Scoop | 1211 Celebrity Cir

What’s even better than ice cream on a hot summer’s day? Ice cream made with booze! Now open at ITSUGAR also located in Broadway at the Beach is the Tipsy Scoop Ice Cream Barlour. Adults 21 and over can choose from seasonal and classic flavors like “Hot” Buttered Rum, Spiked Mint Chocolate Chip, Cake Batter Vodka Martini, and more. Have fun and customize your sundae with sprinkles, candy, or anything else sweet! They are open daily from 10 am to 9 pm.

 

Pizza Hyena | 13 Ocean Blvd S

This new Myrtle Beach restaurant has pizza that is no joke! Their menu boasts their “wild fire” 10” pizzas that are definitely worthing of sinking your teeth into. Some of our favorites include Ms. Cheezious, Sour Puss, and Margherita Hyena. Pizza Hyena also offers other menu options like salads and sammies, but seriously, it’s all about the pizza! Sit down and grab a slice daily from 11 am to 11 pm.

 

Los Cabos Mexican Grill and Cantina

Who doesn’t love Mexican food? If you’re in the mood for something from south-of-the-border, check out Los Cabos! They offer endless options from Build Your Own Combo to Carne Con Nopal. Los Cabos also offers specialties, lunch combos, and desserts. They are open Monday through Friday from 11 am to 10 pm and Sunday from 12 to 8 pm.

 

Golf Myrtle Beach
Aug06

One of the best reasons to visit Myrtle Beach is for its golf courses. Myrtle Beach has some of the best courses in the US, some even designed by celebrity pro golfers. Even better, you can just about visit any time of year and the weather is always perfect for a round of golf. We’ve put together a list of our favorite golf courses in Myrtle Beach.

North End Courses

The Dye Club at Barefoot Resort

The Dye Club is a semi-private course in Barefoot Resort. It’s white natural sand and pitfalls are not only stunning but give this course its level of difficulty. This course is a Par 72 and is sure to be an unforgettable experience for any golfer. For more information visit the Barefoot Golf site.

Arcadian Shores

Located in North Myrtle Beach, Arcadian Shores Golf Club provides a complex course for golfers at any skill level. Here you’ll find a mixture of contoured fairways, giant oaks, lakes, and undulating green. Two of the wholes at Arcadian Shores were even voted part of the Dream 18 by The Sun News (#2 and #13). For more information or to book your tee time visit Arcadian Shores website.

Tidewater Golf Club

This award-winning North Myrtle Beach golf course features beautiful and lush Bermuda greens on their fairways. This course offers a challenge at every hole and is a golfer’s paradise. Tee times typically start around $64/per player, for more information or booking visit the Tidewater Golf site.

Surf Golf & Beach Club

Surf Golf is a Par 72 course with a challenging George Cobb design. Great for any level of player their fairways feature gentle contours and varied terrain. Don’t forget to stop by their Pro Shop with a variety of apparel, golf supplies and more!

Central Courses

River Oaks Golf Plantation

River Oaks Golf Plantation offers 800 acres of beautiful green along the Intracoastal Waterway. Its courses offer three nines designed by Gene Hamm and Tom Jackson that are sure to challenge a golfer at any skill level. AM and PM rates range from $100 and up (prices drop in the offseason) with an 8-minute spread between tee times. For more information visit their site or call 843-236-2222.

Myrtle Beach National

Myrtle Beach National is part of the Founders Collection and offers three signature golf courses that any golfer would love. Come play the West Course, a classic Arnold Palmer design, King’s North, or SouthCreek. Rates vary depending on the time of day and season. Check out the Myrtle Beach National site for more information or call 877-283-2122 for reservations.

The World Tour Golf Links

World Tour Golf Links is home to two nines, the Open 9 and the Championship 9. The Open 9 features holes from the top-ranking courses in the U.S. and British Opens. The Championship 9 was inspired by the most challenging holes from the Masters, U.S. Open, British Open, and PGA Championship. In short, World Tour is a golfer’s paradise. Rates start at $104 (lower rates available in offseason). For more information visit World Tour Links website or call 877-283-2122 for reservations.

Pine Lakes

Known as the Granddaddy course in Myrtle Beach, Pine Lakes offers a classic golf experience. Pine Lakes is one of the oldest and favorite in Myrtle Beach, designed by the first PGA president, Robert White. Though it is one of the oldest courses it has been extensively renovated but keeps it’s 1920s feel. For more information about golfing at Pine Lakes visit their site or call 877-283-2122 for reservations.

Arrowhead Country Club

This premier 27-hole course features Bermuda Fairways and MiniVerde Bermuda Greens. Play one of their three 9-hole tracks: The Cypress, The Lakes, or The Waterway –all equally challenging but unique. For more information and tee times check out the Arrowhead Country Club site.

Myrtlewood Golf Club

Myrtlewood Golf Club features two scenic and unique courses Myrtlewood Palmetto and Myrtlewood Pinehills. Both are championship Myrtle Beach golf courses on the serene Intracoastal Waterway. Tee times can start as low as $36/per player depending on date and time. Visit the Myrtlewood Golf Club website for tee times and more course information.

South End Courses

TPC Myrtle Beach

Awarded 5 stars by Golf Digest, TPC Myrtle Beach is one of the best courses in the Grand Strand. The course was once the host of the Senior PGA Tour and is now a golfer’s dream green. With smooth rises and falls, this 18-course is both serene and challenging. For more information view the TPC Myrtle Beach site or call 877-283-2122 for reservations.

Willbrook Plantation

Designed by Dan Maples, this beautiful course weaves through two plantations and provides a challenge for golfers of any skill level. This 18-course terrain includes marshes, natural grasses, and much wildlife. At Willbrook, you are sure to get a sense of what golfing in the Carolina’s is all about. For more information about the course or for reservations call 877-283-2122.

River Club

This gorgeous low-country course is a very challenging and strategic 18-holes. River Club is a Tom Jackson Signature course that has received 4.5/5 stars from Golf Digest’s “Places to Play”. Here you can enjoy the scenic plantation layout with ponds and streams throughout the course. Check out the River Club site for more information to play.

Indian Wells Golf Club

Come enjoy a fun and challenging round at Indian Wells Golf Club. Their 18-hole, 72 par course features gorgeous TifEagle Bermuda grass with fairways that smoothly rise and fall. Onsite you will also find a Pro Golf shop and Dr. Golf who creates custom-fitted clubs. To reserve your tee time head over to the Indian Wells Golf Club website.

Kids enjoying a day trip from Myrtle Beach
Jul18

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!

BisQit

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
Jul17

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.