Where to Eat, Drink, Stay & Play in Myrtle Beach


Myrtle Beach has long been an oasis for travelers seeking respite from blustery winters. This holiday season, chill out amid oceanfront digs, first-class dining, and fun places to kick back.

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Waterfront dining in Myrtle Beach

When you’re ready for a winter break, Myrtle Beach’s invitation awaits, with its 60 miles of shoreline offering incomparable coastal vistas, expansive resorts, and all-seasons entertainment. It may be too cool to go in the water, but everything else is on the table, like mouthwatering meals and handcrafted beverages from cool watering holes. Yes, the weather is cooler now, but the welcome feels warmer, the crowds thinner, and the lifestyle even more laid-back. It’s a great place to step off the gas, stay in the moment, and spoil yourself.

villasNorth Beach Resort & Villas

Where to Stay

North Beach Resort & Villas
Choose your bliss at North Beach Resort & Villas. For lodgings: oceanfront high-rise condo, private villa, or posh skybridge penthouse. At world-class Cinzia Spa: eucalyptus-infused steam room or Himalayan salt stone massage. And at 21 Main Prime Steakhouse: rare, medium-rare, or medium (their recommended maximum doneness).

Marriott Myrtle Beach Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes
On the north end of Myrtle Beach, the Marriott Myrtle Beach Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes is an oceanfront oasis that refreshes your soul and indulges your body. Dine all day at Ocean’s on 82nd, where international cuisine comes with a view of the water. Hibiscus Spa relaxes and renews from head to toe, including facials and nail treatments.

Captain’s Quarters Resort

For those seeking a quintessential Myrtle Beach experience, an ocean-view room is a must. Rise and glimpse the Atlantic’s shine from your bed, then dig into a decadent breakfast at Captain’s Quarters Resort’s Vista 9 restaurant (also with ocean views, courtesy of floor-to-ceiling windows). Later, sink into one of three whirlpools at the indoor pool complex or linger over a cocktail and comforting fast-casual food at the Level 6 Bar.


The Carolina Opry

Where to Play

The Carolina Opry
Two hours of high-energy music, comedy, and dance—staged with state-of-the-art lighting, sound, and special effects—dazzle audiences during The Carolina Opry’s signature variety show. In November and December, The Carolina Opry Christmas Special, aka The Christmas Show of the South, carries on a beloved holiday tradition.

Barefoot Landing
Despite the name, we recommend shoes (at least in cooler weather) at this unique shopping and entertainment destination set along the Intracoastal Waterway. Boardwalks and bridges weave through Barefoot Landing’s 100-acre nature-friendly complex, which includes waterfront restaurants, boutiques, and entertainment venues.

The MarshWalk

Waterfront dining, happy hours, live music (indoors and out), and a boatload of natural beauty draw visitors to this half-mile boardwalk along a saltwater estuary in the historic fishing village of Murrells Inlet. Evenings at the MarshWalk are especially lively, so stick around to enjoy its rich nightlife.

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Thoughroughbred Chophouse

Where to Eat

Thoroughbreds Chophouse

Dinner at this elegant equestrian-themed chophouse never feels the same way twice, thanks to six warm and clubby dining rooms (each with its own distinct aesthetic) and a menu that changes to feature seasonal local ingredients—the Belmont Steaks and the Triple Crown dessert (three decadent layers of chocolate) are favorites.

RipTydz Oceanfront Grille & Rooftop
Don’t be intimidated by the size of RipTydz. This sprawling waterfront grill and rooftop bar is as friendly as they come. The over-the-Atlantic setting affords diners million-dollar ocean views, and the dishes come close to matching it (particularly the fresh local seafood and steaks). Stick around after dinner for live music or make your way to the SkyWheel—it’s just a stone’s throw away.

The Cypress Room at Island Vista Resort
Get a hearty start at The Cypress Room with a Southern breakfast (and a side of grits) or build dinner around entrees like the Cypress Seafood Trio (fresh local fish, shrimp, and scallops) and Low Country Bouillabaisse. She Crab Soup and Crispy Salt & Pepper Calamari are surefire starters.


Tidal Creek Brewhouse / BEC Construction

Where to Drink

Tidal Creek Brewhouse
Whether you’re craving coffee or craft beer, you’ll get a brewed
awakening at Tidal Creek Brewhouse in The Market Common, downtown Myrtle Beach’s village-like retail district. The coffee is fresh-roasted (there’s breakfast, too), while the beer menu includes a light Breezy Blonde and a rich Backwater Brown.

88 Keys Piano Bar
If you’re in the mood for a melody, Myrtle Beach’s best ivory ticklers will get you feelin’ all right. They play hits from every era at 88 Keys Piano Bar, an upscale speakeasy-style lounge. Order a music-inspired cocktail like the Jim Morrison, Sweet Caroline, or Pour Some Sugar on Me.

Buzzed Bull Creamery

At Buzzed Bull Creamery, boozy ice cream and milkshakes adapt kid treats for adult palates—and liquid nitrogen infuses the frozen favorites with liquor lickety-split. Hard Apple Pie hits you with a shot of moonshine, Dreamsicle buzzes with orange vodka, and the spiked banana split comes with obligatory cherry (vodka) on top.

Learn more and plan your adventure at Visit Myrtle Beach.

Editor’s Note: Those who choose to travel are strongly encouraged to check local government restrictions, rules, and safety measures related to COVID-19 and take personal comfort levels and health conditions into consideration before departure.

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