Within very short drives from the area beaches, you can find two Tanger Outlets locations, which are filled with hundreds of stores – including name brands such as Nike, Ulta, American Eagle and Talbots – boasting a huge range of merchandise. One benefit of shopping at the Tanger Outlets is that the clothing and products tend to be sold at lower prices or are on sale for a longer period of time, giving you more bang for your buck.
Another popular shopping destination located right on the Grand Strand is Coastal Grand Mall, the largest one-floor mall and second-largest mall in the state of South Carolina! With about 170 stores located within this enormous facility, you have a great chance of finding the store for whichever gift cards you might have received during the holidays. Spend a few hours walking around the tropical paradise-themed halls and searching for that must-have pair of shoes or the latest gadget that you have been eyeing. Before you head out to shop, though, make sure to check the mall’s website. They have major deals and list all of the sales going on throughout the mall to help you strategically plan your store visits in order to get the best deals and make your holiday cash go a little further!
Also along the Grand Stand is Broadway at the Beach. Here, you can find specialty shops, boutiques and a lot of souvenir shops, along with iconic restaurants, goofy museums and a small amusement park. It’s perfect for the whole family! Check out the local shops to find one-of-a-kind treasures while your kids run around the Ripley’s Believe It or Not museum or the amusement park for a few hours. After that, catch up with them and indulge in a dinner at one of the complex’s great, fun restaurants, such as Wahlburgers or the Hard Rock Cafè.
If shopping isn’t everyone’s favorite pastime, or if you’ve already stuffed the car or your carry-on and cannot afford to get another thing, check out some of the local activities around Myrtle Beach that you can’t easily find at home. Live somewhere cold or landlocked? Schedule a lesson with one of the many local pros and learn how to ride a wave or a stand-up paddleboard. For a family full of golfers dying to hit the links, check out the many lush, green golf courses that Myrtle Beach is known for. Make a morning or afternoon outing full of a few rounds of golf or a lesson for the kids.
Whichever plan you decide on, whether it includes improving your wardrobe or pursuing a fun activity with your family, you will definitely be making the most of the gift cards or cash you have received over the holidays. And if you pair it with a great stay at the oceanfront Ocean Reef Resort, you’ll be sure to make the most of your Myr