Escape from the ordinary and get away to North Myrtle Beach this fall. Maybe you and your significant other are looking to upgrade your remote office views, or use a day or two of that PTO. No matter what you’re looking for, we’ve got something for everyone, in a community where you can vacation confidently and responsibly. 

Our community has taken lots of steps to help keep you safe. The Greater Grand Strand Promise is a pledge, taken by businesses, locals, and visitors, to uphold certain guidelines and commitments that promote health and wellness. This promise, which we encourage you to take before you visit, combined with the use of secure face coverings across North Myrtle Beach, makes our community the welcoming and safe place you expect! 

When you’re ready to travel again, North Myrtle Beach is here! We put together some ideas on how you can spend a few days on the Grand Strand. 

THE HAPPIEST OF HOURS 

Everybody’s workin’ (remotely) for the weekend, right? Kick yours off with drinks and bites at a North Myrtle Beach happy hour! While North Myrtle Beach is home to dozens of Happy Hours with all kinds of foods, we suggest starting your trip off at one of our faves—Lucy Buffet’s Lulu’s North Myrtle Beach!  

Conveniently located in Barefoot Landing, it’s close to tons of food and shopping options. LuLu’s huge wrap-around bar serves up every drink under the sun, including frozen delights like their World Famous Bushwhacker. The best part about LuLu’s is the location on the Intracoastal Waterway and abundance of open-air seating, allowing you to sip with a stellar view while keeping your distance from others.  

SHOP AND STROLL 

Looking for a new swimsuit to show off on the beach? How about a special gift for that upcoming birthday party or baby shower? Whether you’re looking for something specific or just window shopping for something that sparks joy, North Myrtle Beach has all of the shopping destinations you need. At Barefoot Landing, you’ll be in the middle of a shopping paradise, with boutiques, stores, and specialty shops lining every section of the boardwalk. Keep in mind—all restaurants and retail businesses in North Myrtle Beach currently require face coverings for all patrons. 

We’d suggest checking out the Christmas Mouse for a new addition to your tree, Faux Paws for something for the good boy (or girl) in your life, or MyCup to snag a tumbler to use at the beach! 

A FINE TIME TO DINE 

If you enjoyed drinks at LuLu’s and shopping all around, you’re steps away from plenty of places to sit down for dinner.  

A meal at Flying Fish, one of North Myrtle Beach’s popular seafood spots, makes the perfect date night experience. Flying Fish has indoor and outdoor dining space, both with plenty of room to spread out. They’re serving up fresh Carolina seafood favorites with far east flair. Flying Fish offers a wide range of southern and sushi favorites, including everything from Grade A Tuna to spicy corn fritters. 

TURN UP THE HEAT 

If you like to take time during your vacation for a workout, the natural beauty of the area makes it an ideal spot to spend time outdoors. Try a stroll through a parkreconnect with Mother Nature on a nature walk, or, of course, enjoy a run on the wide and beautiful beach

While a morning jog on the sand is probably one of our visitors’ favorite way to get active, we’ve recapped lots of ways to stay healthy during a vacation on our blog.  

VITAMIN D AND VITAMIN SEA 

No fall trip is complete without plenty of quality time soaking in Vitamin D and Vitamin “sea!”  

When you visit the shores of North Myrtle Beach, you’re in for a treat. Before you hit the beach, be sure to read up on the area’s beach regulations, so your fun in the sun is the best it can be.  

ONE SWEET AFTERNOON 

An afternoon sipping on sweet wine is an afternoon well spent! In North Myrtle Beach, we have the perfect place to enjoy a glass. Duplin Winery is a family-run business based in North Carolina and their North Myrtle Beach location is bottling up their famous muscadine wines alongside tours, treats, and expanded outdoor patio.  

Don’t forget to leave with wine and goodies to take home to complete your next charcuterie board!  

DRINK IN THE SUNSET 

You can’t go on a beachside vacation without drinking in one of our famous sunsets! Let the vibrant colors of the evening sky melt over the horizon while you enjoy cocktail hour during night two of your trip. While the view may be different depending on where you watch, a sunset in North Myrtle Beach looks good from every angle (and it makes for the perfect Instagram story backdrop…). 

To find a waterfront bar to soak in the sunset and have a drink—check out this list we’ve put together.  

BALLIN’ OUT 

Close day two by striking up a match or two at 810 Billiards & Bowling. This one-stop entertainment spot is guaranteed to have all you’re looking for and more. Bowl, dine or play a few rounds of pool with good company in a fun atmosphere. There’s something for all experience levels including standard lanes, boutique lanes, and bocce ball, billiards, and table tennis to enjoy when it’s not your turn to bowl. It’s a great place to hang with plenty of room to spread out. 

810 Billiards & Bowling has a wide selection of wine, beer, cocktails and a varied food menu to keep you refueled while you play.  

BACK TO THE BEACH 

We know you’re probably ready to get back to the beach, so start day three by heading that way! After you’ve had breakfast at one of North Myrtle Beach’s famous pancake houses, we recommend heading to the Cherry Grove neighborhood to catch some rays.  

Cherry Grove Beach has been voted one of America’s best beaches by the readers of USA Today. In this area of town, you’ll find a vibrant beach that’s just steps from all the entertainment you need. Be sure to rent an umbrella and chair so you can make the most of your day.  Around lunch, wander up to Cherry Grove Pier to snag some souvenirs, check out the incredible view, and grab some lunch. Cherry Grove is the perfect place to enjoy another day on the water. 

CHARTER AN ADVENTURE 

Since you’ve spent time enjoying the sand and surf, now it’s time to get out on the water and explore. One of the best ways to see more of the area and take advantage of nature is to embark on a fishing charter! Surrounded by the ocean and various waterways, North Myrtle Beach is home to some of the best fishing on the East Coast. 

Our area is home to several fishing tours and charters companies. Many of these companies have continued to operate while taking special precautions to allow for social distancing. Whether you’re looking for a few hours on the river or an entire day at sea, North Myrtle Beach has what you need to drop a line and find today’s fresh catch. Pro-tip: you can even take your catch to Midtown Bistro to be prepared for dinner to close out your trip.  Now that’s what we call fresh! 

North Myrtle Beach is open and ready to welcome you! Thanks to the Greater Grand Strand Promise, you can visit responsibly and confidently. We are so appreciative of everyone who chooses to spend their long-awaited vacation with us. For more fall trip inspiration, check out more posts on our blog and follow North Myrtle Beach on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook