For serious shoppers, there are few more satisfying ways to spend some vacation time than by tracking down some deals. And on the Grand Strand, the opportunities to pursue a heavy dose of retail therapy abound. From mom-and-pop shops to sprawling outlet centers to diverse complexes where shopping, dining and entertainment offerings stand side by side, you can likely find what you’re looking for in the Myrtle Beach area.
During your next Grand Strand vacation, create the perfect shopping day by waking up early and hitting the shopping trail at one or more of these Myrtle Beach area retail destinations:
The Hammock Shops Village: This shopping center in Pawleys Island on the South Strand boasts a collection of 25 boutique shops and quaint restaurants where shoppers can discover fashionable clothing and shoes, unique, handcrafted collectibles and jewelry, regional wines, coastal-inspired gifts, made-from-scratch candies, specialty art, and more. Further, as the home to the Original Pawleys Island Rope Hammock, guests can watch weavers as they work their magic creating the relaxation stations for which the shopping center is named. Learn more at hammockshopsvillage.com.
Coastal Grand Mall: A Myrtle Beach tradition since 2004, Coastal Grand Mall is the second-largest shopping mall in the state of South Carolina. Among the 170-plus specialty stores on-site are an array of prominent national retailers such as Dillard’s, JCPenney, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Belk, H&M and Old Navy. A range of smaller specialty shops offer fashions, shoes, electronics, book and more, and the food court is filled with a world of dining options for when all that deal-searching works up a hunger. Visit coastalgrand.com to explore all the offerings.
Tanger Outlets: For those looking to bag a few Christmas-list bargains, one of the area’s top destinations for shopping deals — Tanger Outlets — offers not just one, but two sprawling locations on the Grand Strand, each featuring more than 75 stores. And, because the outlet stores allow manufacturers to sell products directly to consumers without the typical retail middleman, they are able to offer deep discounts to shoppers. Check out all the giant national retail names — as well as the mom-and-pop boutique shops — available at the Highway 501 outlet center and the Highway 17 outlet center.
Barefoot Landing: Located right on the Intracoastal Waterway, this North Myrtle Beach shopping/dining/entertainment hot spot offers a little bit of everything to vacationers looking to find some deals and have some fun. With its expansive facilities surrounding a 27-acre lake, Barefoot Landing is home to 50 retail shops; 25-plus restaurants, bars and snack shops — many offering waterfront dining; and a range of entertainment venues like the Alabama Theatre, the House of Blues, Alligator Adventure and more. To see everything in store for you and your shopping crew, visit bflanding.com.
After getting your fill of retail therapy with a day of shopping on the Grand Strand, head back to Long Bay Resort to relax in your comfortable oceanfront accommodations and pamper yourself with some of the resort’s many on-site amenities. Book your Myrtle Beach getaway today — and get ready to soak up some deals and some good times on the Grand Strand.