There's no better Mother's Day gift than a trip to the beach. Treat her to the joys of waking up to the sounds of the ocean, not worrying about cleaning, relaxing on a wide, beautiful beach and being able to escape reality for a few days.
Start planning her getaway by reserving a beach house, condo or hotel suite in North Myrtle Beach. For generations, moms have appreciated the relaxed, easy-going attitude of our unique seaside neighborhoods, each full of things to do, places to eat and ways to relax.
And while she’s here, make her feel extra special! Here’s our list of five ways you can celebrate your mom, aunt or grandma in North Myrtle Beach this Mother’s Day weekend.
1. TAKE HER SHOPPING
One way to make this Mother’s Day weekend all about her is by taking her shopping! In the heart of North Myrtle Beach, discover Barefoot Landing, a 100-plus-acre shopping, dining and entertainment epicenter. Home to unique stores and shops situated along a beautiful waterway, she could—and will probably want to—spend a whole day exploring Barefoot Landing.
If she loves one-of-a-kind treasures and trinkets, take her on a stroll around Main Street Ocean Drive. Full of locally owned boutiques, like Hope Taylor & Company and Sweet Home Carolina, North Myrtle Beach's Main Street area has been named one of the "25 Best Small Town Main Streets in America" by Country Living magazine.
Nearby Coastal North Town Center features several stores she loves back home, including Ross, T.J. Maxx, Rack Room Shoes and ULTA Beauty.
If she is a bargain hunter, don’t miss Tanger Outlets, located just around the corner from the mall and features more than 90 outlet stores offering designer looks at discounted prices.
And with Broadway at the Beach and The Market Common both located a short drive away in Myrtle Beach, there’s no doubt she can shop until she drops this Mother’s Day weekend.
2. HELP HER GET SOME OVERDUE R & R
Moms are usually overdue for a little rest and relaxation. This Mother’s Day, why not treat her to an afternoon of pampering at Touch MedSpa? One of North Myrtle Beach’s premier spas, Touch MedSpa specializes in a wide variety of rejuvenating spa services. Husbands, they offer couples messages, so use this as an excuse to be pampered, too! If a spa day complete with a deluxe mani pedi is just what mom needs, make her a reservation at Cinzia Spa. For busy moms on the go, check out their Self Care Express package, designed to have mom refreshed and relaxed in just over an hour!
Finish off this relaxing afternoon by taking her to Duplin Winery for a wine tasting. After, she can enjoy a happy hour on the wineries' patios or purchase a bottle of her new favorite label as a souvenir.
3. TAKE HER TO A SHOW
Whether she's is into Elvis, gospel music or comedy, there is something for everyone in North Myrtle Beach! In fact, the entire Grand Strand area is chock-full of exciting entertainment, including dinner shows, live music and world-renowned performances.
4. TREAT HER TO A DELICIOUS MEAL (OR TWO)
What mom wouldn’t love a break from cooking? In North Myrtle Beach, there are amazing restaurants to suit every taste and budget. And, with North Myrtle Beach’s perfect position between the Atlantic Ocean and scenic inlets and waterways, mom can enjoy a fresh and delicious meal that comes with a beautiful view of the water.
While you’re browsing menus, remember that Mother’s Day is a busy time for restaurants, so make reservations if you’re able and be sure to arrive early!
Feeling adventurous enough to prepare her a home-cooked Mother's Day brunch or dinner? One of the best parts of staying in a beach home or condo is having access to a full kitchen. While you handle the cooking, have mom relax on the porch and enjoy the view while savoring a cup of coffee or glass of local wine.
5. TAKE HER ON A SURPRISING ADVENTURE
Make this Mother’s Day weekend one she won’t forget! For a one-of-a-kind experience, go horseback riding on the beach with mom at Inlet Point Plantation, where you’ll trot through sand and surf on undeveloped and picturesque Waites Island.
Interested in a more relaxing activity? Take a morning stroll with mom at a charming local park, like Heritage Shores Nature or Vereen Memorial Gardens in nearby Little River. And, of course, don’t forget to make sure she spends plenty of time on nine miles of our beautiful beach, which is easily accessible.
There's no shortage of things to do on Mother's Day in North Myrtle Beach. Show us how you're celebrating the moms in your life by tagging us on social media or using the hashtags #ExploreNMB and #JustCoast!