You’ve had the perfect wedding, of course you want the perfect honeymoon! Put Myrtle Beach, SC, first on you list of places to consider. In addition to wonderful beaches, the area offers many beautiful places to see and romantic things to do, all at prices from low-budget to high luxury.
Many Myrtle Beach hotels offer all-inclusive honeymoon packages which include rooms, meals and discounts on area attractions. For a high-end package, the Marina Inn Grande Dunes, a four-star hotel, provides a luxurious suite that promises romantic views, a jacuzzi tub, complimentary bath robes, fine wine and chocolates, breakfast in bed and a hot stone massage for two. Mid-budget North Beach Plantation has oceanfront condos and a swim-up bar in their pool. Bluegreen Vacations Seaglass Tower has one-bedroom suites with fully stocked kitchens. Many of the city’s hotels offer special deals for honeymoon stays and honeymooners might want to stay in their hotel rooms and enjoy each other. For those that want other things to do, Myrtle Beach has plenty!
Broadway on the Beach offers the most variety of activities. There are dozens of shops ranging from cigar stores to kites. Check out the many places to eat, watch movies or shows, visit museums, feed the koi and turtles in the ponds or sit and people watch. Dining and shopping are expensive here, with long waits if highly crowded. On the other hand, you can stay entertained all day without spending much. Wear comfortable walking shoes, or better yet, hire bicycles to ride. The place is huge.
One of the top recommendations for a romantic evening involves riding the SkyWheel, this is the city’s famous ferris wheel on the boardwalk. Do it at night when the led lights are on. Word has it significant questions pop during the 12-minute ride!
The many beautiful parks in Myrtle Beach make wonderful, intimate places for picnics, relaxing and exploring. The 300-acre Myrtle Beach State Park is a Heritage Trust Site, where couples can walk or ride horses through the lush landscape. Huntington Beach State Park has a freshwater lagoon and nature trails through salt marshes. It’s a great place for birdwatching.
Barefoot Landing is a lively place with restaurants, shops and bars. Boats offering romantic sunset and dinner cruises leave from the landing. For the utmost in privacy and romance, charter your own yacht cruise.
Wine lovers should check out nearby La Belle Amie Vineyard for tours and wine tasting. The New South Brewing, a small brewing company gives great tours and information about brewing as well as samples of their craft beers.
Myrtle Beach has many fine restaurants which cater to every budget and taste. For an evening of shows after dinner, try the Carolina Opry, the Carolina Improv Comedy or one of the many musical offerings in town.
Myrtle Beach is the right kind of place to get a marriage off to a great start. Before you know it you will come back with the kids to enjoy it even more! Happy honeymoon!