By: Greg Mattson, ERV Editor - Updated: Mar 21, 2017
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is one of the most popular Atlantic beach resorts in the U.S. That is both good and bad if you’re seeking a romantic vacation here...
Good: Lots of tourism means a wide range of affordable accommodation choices.
Not So Good: it makes it a challenge to escape the crowds, tattoo parlours and tacky gift stands, and find a measure of peace and quiet!
So based on on our time and experience, we offer our guide to helping couples find the best Myrtle Beach romantic getaways. Besides places to stay and attractions, we’ll also describe some romantic packages being offered for an unforgettable honeymoon along the Grand Strand, SC.
First: a romantic place to stay…
On our SC holiday, we found a number of romantic things to do & activities in Myrtle Beach for couples along the Grand Strand…
Romantic Ferris Wheel Ride – the Myrtle Beach Sky Wheel, with it’s air-conditioned gondolas and scenic views of the coastline, is one of the best places to propose in Myrtle Beach!
Sunset Cruise – the Barefoot Princess Riverboat departs throughout the week for Myrtle Beach Dinner & Sunset cruises from their dock at Barefoot Landing. Dancing, dinner, and great views along the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway! (4932 Hwy 17 South, North Myrtle Beach, 800-685-6601)
Myrtle Beach's Quiet(er) Beaches – quieter pieces of beach for couples to relax can be found - we suggest hopping in the car and heading to North Myrtle Beach, and the beaches alongside 8th, 9th and 10th ave.
Bummz Beach Cafe – enjoy a glass of lemonade (or something with a little more punch!) with your toes in the sand from the comfort of a couple of Adirondack chairs at this beachfront bar and grille. (2002 North Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach)
Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Promenade - Grab your sweetheart and go for a walk down this 1 mile+ stretch of everything fun that's Myrtle Beach: sidewalk cafes, piers, people-watching, and various performers and live shows throughout the summer. (Between 2nd Ave & 14th Ave Piers, Myrtle Beach)
Barefoot Landing - spend an afternoon walking along the dock, catch a show at Alabama Theater, or get a fun "Old Tyme Portrait" done of you both. In the summer, there’s entertainment and shows every night, including a fireworks show every Monday night. (4898 Hwy 17 South, North Myrtle Beach)
Market Common – explore the upscale shops and theatres, enjoy dinner at a romantic restaurant, and go for a stroll along the landscaped walking trails around a man-made lake. (4017 Deville St, Myrtle Beach)
Here's a brief look at some hotel and resort packages put together for romantic getaways in Myrtle Beach, especially honeymoons and anniversary trips:
Away from the buffets and chain restaurants, you can find romantic places to eat in Myrtle Beach at Greg Norman’s Australian Grille (4930 Highway 17 S, North Myrtle Beach, SC) and at Martini's Continental Cuisine & Piano Bar (98 Highway 17 South, North Myrtle Beach).
*ERV Rating for Couples: our unique, non-scientific rating formula for romantic hotels which includes: