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The Couples Guide to Myrtle Beach

Megan Burke's avatar By Megan Burke Follow me on Google+

Whether you are enjoying a secluded beach getaway for two or if you just want to enjoy a night sans kids during your family vacation, Myrtle Beach offers a wide array of attractions and activities that are ideal for couples. Kick back, relax, and spend some quality time together during your next beach vacation by checking out some of these top spots for couples:

 

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

The recently revamped Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is the ideal place to enjoy a romantic night out on the town. Located in the bustling downtown area, the oceanfront boardwalk spans just over a mile and offers plenty to do. Couples looking to enjoy a few thrills can take a scenic spin on the SkyWheel, a ferris wheel-esque ride that offers climate controlled gondolas and unbeatable beach vistas. Looking for something a little more lowkey? Enjoy perusing through the local shops or grab a bite to eat at one of the fantastic boardwalk restaurants. Visitors can enjoy great south-of-the-border flare, a spacious outdoor seating area, and even fun yard games at Bandito’s Restaurant & Cantina or enjoy a refreshing sea breeze and the area’s best seafood at Pier House Restaurant. The boardwalk is also home to a wide array of festive events throughout the year including holiday themed events, live music, and more.

Brookgreen Gardens Brookgreen Gardens

Located just south of Myrtle Beach in the scenic Pawleys Island area, Brookgreen Gardens sits on just over 9,000 acres and features expansive landscaped gardens scattered with handmade sculptures. Brookgreen offers several themed gardens, like the Palmetto Garden and the Live Oak Allee, a scenic boat tour along the Waccamaw River, a Low Country Zoo, a lively Butterfly House, an indoor sculpture display area, and even on-site dining. Brookgreen Gardens is the perfect place to enjoy an afternoon stroll, take a few pictures, grab lunch, and meet a few furry friends as you enjoy the ideal beach weather. This beautiful venue also hosts a wide array of fun events throughout the year, from cooking classes, guest speakers, musical events, food and wine tastings, and their famous “Night of a Thousand Candles” event which draws thousands of guests each year. It’s not hard to see why this particular Myrtle Beach attraction is consistently rated the top attraction for couples year after year!

Live Entertainment

Whether you are in the mood to cozy up in an intimate setting and enjoy a few laughs or you want to hear your favorite band with hundreds of other people, nothing says “date night” quite like an evening of live entertainment. Settle in for a few laughs at the Comedy Cabana or Carolina Improv or see your favorite Idols Live in person at Legends in Concert. Guests can also watch mind-boggling stunts at the Illusions of Magic show at Palace Theatre or rock out to the best of the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s at the Good Vibrations Show at The Carolina Opry. Other popular live entertainment venues include the Myrtle Beach House of Blues, the Alabama Theatre, and even Pirates Voyage if you are in the mood to connect with your inner child. The options are endless!

Romantic Dining

Few are aware of the culinary mecca that Myrtle Beach truly is but rest assured, you will find no shortage of dining options during your beach getaway. No matter your budget or craving, you are sure to find the ideal spot to enjoy a romantic night out on the town. Indulge in creative tapas offerings at spots like Divine Prime at Market Common or Fire & Smoke Gastropub, a recent Myrtle Beach addition. Beer enthusiasts will love the house brews at Gordon Biersch while winos will feel right at home at Boom Boom Wine Room. If you are craving sushi, try Co Sushi, a new restaurant that is quickly becoming a favorite among visitors and locals alike, or if you are craving traditional seafood offerings, try Pier House Restaurant or Greg Norman’s Australian Grille. We promise that you can find anything your heart desires right here at the beach!

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