For days with beautiful sunshine and clear skies, here are the top 7 outdoor attractions for couples.
Couples will love the romantic ambiance offered by Brookgreen Gardens. Located on the South end of the Grand Strand, Brookgreen Gardens is home to over 9,000 acres of botanical gardens and historical landscapes filled with the largest collection of American figurative sculptures in the country.
Brookgreen also has a rick Lowcountry History and Wildlife Preserve where couples can tour through multiple historical sites located within the grounds. Throughout the year, Brookgreen hosts many events and features numerous artists in their three galleries. Couples can enjoy a romantic lunch at one of the three dining options on-site, all of which have beautiful views of the gardens.
What could be more romantic than taking in the ocean views with your special someone while 180 feet above the beach? All of this is made possible at the Myrtle Beach Skywheel located on the Boardwalk. This Ferris-wheel-esque ride has 42 glass-walled, climate-controlled gondolas.
A souvenir photo of your ride is available for purchase to remember the romantic experience. Save time by purchasing your tickets online in advance. And if you a frequent visitor to Myrtle Beach, consider purchasing an annual pass for the best value.
If you hear your significant other start singing “Take Me Out To The Ballgame,” an evening at the Myrtle Beach Pelicans stadium is just right. Purchase some peanuts and Cracker Jacks will enjoying an evening at a minor league baseball game. This local team knows how to keep a crowd entertained with between-inning entertainment, games, and contests. Every Friday is Fireworks Friday with a beautiful fireworks display after the ballgame ends.
There are also specials available almost every night of the week: Mega Mason Jar Mondays, Tacos & Tallboys Tuesdays, Weiner Wednesdays, Thirsty Thursdays, and Palmetto State Saturdays. Tickets may be purchased online or at the box office.
There is no shortage of entertainment at the Broadway Grand Prix. Here’s a sample date for couples. First, race around one of the 7 go-kart tracks. Next, have an adventure climbing to the top of the rock wall. Then, take a swing at mini-golf on one of the two 18-hole courses.
Don’t forget about the Grand Prix Arcade with over 90 games and hundreds of prizes. Bump your way to victory at the bumper cars. And finish off the date at the Snack Bar with big baskets of nachos, onion rings, pizza, or fries. There are even homemade funnel cakes for dessert! Tickets and season passes can be purchased online.
Couples will love the ambiance of a private cruise aboard the Enchantress, the area’s largest chartered sailboat. Captain John strives to make all of his passengers feel extra special and works with those planning special events (like proposals and weddings).
Cruises start at $395 for 2 guests for 3-hour cruises through the Ocean and Inlet. Special packages which include dinner are also available. These cruises start at $545 for 2 guests. See all of the tours available and book your next cruise online.
With quaint shops, beautiful views, and delicious restaurants, it won’t be hard to plan a date in Historic Downtown Conway. Most of the shops and restaurants in the area are locally owned and operated, with patrons making you feel welcome the minute you walk through the doors.
Many of the shops close in the early afternoon on Saturdays, so we recommend visiting during a weekday or before lunch on Saturdays. While exploring, be sure to grab a bottle of locally-sourced wine from Encore, stroll down the Riverwalk, and enjoy a romantic dinner at Rivertown Bistro.
Couples can enjoy a similar charm in Historic Downtown Georgetown. This quaint waterfront town offers oak-lined streets, historic tours, charming shops, and restaurants serving fresh local seafood. During an afternoon of shopping, couples will find stores selling clothing, home decor, local art, collectibles, antiques, and more. Beyond seafood, restaurants in Georgetown serve American, Lowcountry-style, Mexican, and Italian. There are also bars, delis, ice cream shops, and cafes. In addition to historic tours, Georgetown offers river tours, ghost tours, and fishing charters. Find all of the details of Historic Downtown Georgetown online.
Hop on the hops train at New South Brewery. This tasty local micro-brewery is a favorite among beer aficionados and enthusiasts alike. New South Brewery is currently offering curbside pick Monday – Friday from 11 am – 3 pm or by appointment. Local ales and lagers available include 6-packs of Dirty Myrtle, Waccamaw Red Ale, Drink A Peach, On The Beach Golden Ale, and many more. Check out the website for seasonal brews.
Start your date night with a wine tasting at Duplin Winery. Or have a date night in with a Virtual Wine Tasting. In-person wine tastings are Monday – Saturday from 11 am – 5 pm with no reservations needed. The $10 Deluxe Tasting includes a gourmet cheese dip with homemade gourmet crackers. Couples can also enjoy Music in the Courtyard featuring live music from local musicians while sipping wine on the patio.
A favorite of locals and visitors alike is Ripley’s Aquarium. Glide along the moving paths while surrounded by the underwater world of sharks, stingrays, eels, and exotic fish. Ripley’s Aquarium has many hands-on experiences and behind-scenes encounters. The newest exhibit is the Penguin Playhouse, home to a colony of African penguins both young and old. For a real underwater adventure, consider the Stingray Experience where guests have the chance to get up close and personal with these amazing creatures. Tickets, packages, and experiences may all be purchased online. Ripley’s is open daily from 9 am – 6 pm.
If you enjoy Motown music, Elvis, and comedy, the GTS Theatre is for you!. This intimate cabaret-style theatre is known for its amazing live entertainment which always includes audience and cast interactions. Beyond seasonal shows, the GTS Theatre has several regular performances which include the Motown Tribute Show, Elvis Live Tribute, Elvis Gospel Music, and Comedy Magic Show. Couples can see the full calendar of events and purchase their tickets online. VIP seating is available, and discounts are offered for multi-show purchases.
Relax and unwind with an intimate couples massage at Touch of Aloha Day Sa & Massage. Couples will be massaged in the same room each by a licensed massage therapist. Massages include aromatherapy, hot towels, and hot stones. Couples massages start at $180 for 60 min but may be lengthened. Touch of Aloha is open Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm, Saturday 9 am – 4 pm, and Sunday 10 am – 4 pm. Read about all of the massage packages available, and book your appointment online.
We couldn’t forget to mention the classic dinner for two. Nothing says romance like a delicious meal at a candlelit table. If you are looking to stay closeby, here are the top dining picks near Sea Crest Resort. There are also some amazing new restaurants in the Myrtle Beach area to check out. If you and your sweetheart are looking for a view with your dinner, here are the best Myrtle Beach restaurants located on the water. For the early risers, we have a Myrtle Beach brunch guide with all of the best breakfast bites in town.
Another classic date option is catching a movie while munching on a big tub of buttery popcorn. Even though 2020 didn’t offer many new movie releases, theaters in the local area have been showing classic movies and popular romantic comedies in their place. Theaters are also showing the newest releases of 2021. Here are our local movie theaters:
These are just a few of the many romantic Myrtle Beach attractions that you can look forward to during your couple’s beach getaway! If you have a chance to visit Myrtle Beach around Valentine’s Day, here is a guide to more romantic restaurants and attractions. We also have a few day trip ideas, if you are interested in seeing beautiful towns that surround Myrtle Beach.
As you begin planning your next couple’s vacation, check out all the amenities Sea Crest Oceanfront Resort has to offer. There are 12 different room styles to choose from, each of which has free in-room Wi-Fi, expanded cable, and flatscreen TVs. Some of our suites even offer private balconies and fully equipped kitchens. We can’t wait to help you book your next couple’s vacation!