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5 Fun Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Take a couples' vacation to North Myrtle BeachValentine’s Day is a wonderful time to reconnect with someone special. Looking for a more traditional way to celebrate? Make reservations for a romantic dinner at one of the area’s unique places to eat. Hoping for a relaxing night in? Cook together in the kitchen of your beach home or condo (impress your other half by effortlessly picking fresh seafood, and everything else you need, at Boulineau’s in Cherry Grove).

Or, looking for a fun alternative to make this romantic day extra special? We’ve compiled a list of five fun Valentine’s Day dates in North Myrtle Beach:

HORSEBACK RIDING ON THE BEACH:

Imagine horseback riding on the beach . . . just you and your loved one, the sand, the ocean and your horses. Well, you don’t have to imagine it. Book a ride at Inlet Point Plantation and trot along beautiful, undeveloped Waites Island. If you’re looking for a date truly worthy of a fairy tale, make a reservation for an hour-long Sunset Ride.  

LEARN HOW TO DANCE THE SHAG:

Hit the dance floor with your significant other and learn a new—well, not-so-new—dance! Main Street Ocean Drive, located in the heart of North Myrtle Beach, is known as the birthplace of the Carolina Shag, a popular dance that began in the 1940s. Visit an iconic beach bar, like Fat Harold’s Leanr to dance the shag in North Myrtle Beach. Beach Club, OD Lounge or Spanish Galleon; many offer free lessons on certain nights. More often than not, you’ll find pro in the crowd who doesn’t mind teaching rookies a rock-step (or two).

SPEND A DAY AT LOCAL WINERIES AND VINEYARDS:

You can make a whole day out of sampling local wines together at North Myrtle Beach’s charming wineries, Duplin Winery and La Belle Amie Vineyard. Duplin Winery, located near Barefoot Landing, has a beautiful (and huge!) store, which has every variety of its famous wine. Scenic La Belle Amie is located on a former plantation in Little River, just a 10-minute drive from Cherry Grove. Both wineries offer tastings that are not only educational, but affordable. Find your favorite, buy a bottle and head out to the porch to uncork and enjoy while taking in the scenery each winery offers.

RELAX TOGETHER:

Valentine's Day is the perfect time to indulge in some R & R. North Myrtle Beach is home to a number of luxurious spas. Treat your sweetie to an afternoon facial, body scrub or hot stone treatment at Touch MedSpa. Or, be pampered together with one of their signature couples’ massages.Spend an afternoon at La Belle Amie.

GET COMPETITIVE AT GAME NIGHT:

Because who doesn’t love to win? Head over to 710 North Myrtle Beach for a game night you’ll love. 710 North Myrtle Beach is a unique bowling and gaming venue, offering ping pong, bocce ball, cornhole and darts. All the lanes, courts and tables can be reserved in advance. Raise the stakes and make the loser buy a cone from Sweet Molly’s Creamery. If bowling isn’t your thing, take the competition to one of North Myrtle Beach’s many miniature golf courses.

Valentine's Day is the perfect time to be one-on-one with your someone special, so make it more memorable this year by making it more fun. Book now and start planning your romantic getaway to North Myrtle Beach!