Jesse Broadt: Contributor
Romance is in the air in Myrtle Beach, and with more than 60 miles of mesmerizing coastline, there is no better place for a romantic getaway than the beautiful Grand Strand. Not only does this area offer some of the most enchanting sunrises on the East Coast, there are also myriad locations where couples can make any day Valentine’s Day. Below are some of the Grand Strand’s most romantic spots:
Located in the quaint fishing village of Little River, La Belle Amie Vineyard is a wonderful location for a romance filled day. At this fully operating winery, couples can sample various blends in an intimate wine tasting room or visit the vineyard during one of the many festivals held there throughout the year. Because nothing is more romantic than a glass of excellent wine in a stunningly beautiful setting, La Belle Amie Vineyard deserves its place on the list of top romantic spots for couples on the Grand Strand.
Vineyard tours perfect activity for couples visiting Myrtle Beach
This 9,100-acre botanical extravaganza features more than 1400 statues and a limitless number of trees, flowers, shrubs and ponds. The natural beauty of Brookgreen Gardens is incomparable and almost any couple would agree that few spots on the Grand Strand can compete with this setting. Those traveling to the Myrtle Beach area during December should consider visiting the Gardens for the annual Nights of 1000 Candles celebration, where thousands of lanterns and candles illuminate the park and create a mystical, romantic ambience.
Private sailing charters are a great choice for couples looking for a captivating and passionate excursion to remember forever. Several establishments offer chartered sailboats in the Myrtle Beach area, and these provide a unique way to enjoy the water. Couples can also indulge in a sunset river cruise or if they are adventurous, an exhilarating ride on a powerful catamaran. From half-day to full day excursions, sailing charters offer a great way to rekindle romance and create a one-of-a-kind experience.
Couples can indulge in outstanding Low Country, French style cuisine at this historic restaurant located on Luck Avenue in Little River. Housed in an authentic Victorian dwelling dating back to 1910, it was renovated to the upscale Brentwood Restaurant and Wine Bistro in the mid-1980s. Any couple is guaranteed a memorable and romantic experience at this charming, high-end establishment on the northern Grand Strand.
Murrells Inlet has always been a favorite of those who enjoy romantic strolls, good seafood, and live entertainment nightly. Therefore, it is not surprising that the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk makes the top romantic destinations list for the Grand Strand. The MarshWalk itself is a beautiful place to stroll, and is lined with laid-back bars, upscale fine dining, and everything in between. No couple is ever disappointed with a trip to this unique location.
Murrells Inlet MarshWalk great place for a romantic stroll
Situated on the Myrtle Beach boardwalk in the heart of the city, the Myrtle Beach Skywheel is the East Coast’s tallest Ferris wheel and offers spectacular views of the ocean and city from climate controlled gondolas. A 12-minute ride, this excursion is one of the most romantic activities for couples visiting the Grand Strand. The ride is particularly stunning at night, when the resort skyline is brilliantly alight and the romantic gondolas are the perfect place to steal a kiss.
Couples should not forget the simple things in life, such as a romantic walk on any of the Grand Strand’s alluring, white sandy beaches. Visitors can stroll the boardwalk at sunset or arise early to watch the sun come up over the breathtakingly blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
Grand Strand offers stunning sunrises for romantic mornings