A Romantic Getaway in Myrtle Beach, SC

Grab your honey and head for Myrtle Beach for some great off-season fun!

Some people  think of Myrtle Beach primarily as a summer beach or golf destination, but there’s plenty to do off-season along the Grand Strand.

Accommodations:  Get some great winter rates at  Marriott’s Resort & Spa at Grand Dunes. Enjoy an oceanfront/view room or a 2-bedroom villa. Walk on an uncrowded beach, have a drink in the bar with an ocean view, or indulge at their Hibiscus Spa with a winter special of two mini spa services (facial, manicure, pedicure or massage)  for just $85.

Upscale dining: 

Brentwood Restaurant & Wine Bistro

Brentwood Restaurant & Wine Bistro

(1)The Brentwood Restaurant & Wine Bistro (Little River, SC)  Featuring “Low  Country French Cuisine,” this unique restaurant is located  in a quaint Victorian home built in 1910. With several fireplaces and private dining rooms this is the place for a great romantic dinner!  The staff will gladly share stories about how the house is haunted!

Select from the Chef’s 7-course Tasting Menu, a 4-course “Prix Fixe,” or the La Carte dinner menu. I selected the Cote De Beuf (Cadillac of Steaks) while my husband had a daily special of Beef Wellington.  The Brentwood also boasts a huge wine selection. In fact, several rooms are totally wallpapered with wine corks!  Chef Eric Masson, who holds three culinary degrees, won first place in the 201 1 Coastal Uncorked Iron Chef competition.

(2) Croissants Bistro & Bakery 

Scallops and ahí tuna with wasabi mashed potatoes

Scallops and ahí tuna with wasabi mashed potatoes

One of Myrtle Beach’s favorite spots for breakfast, lunch, brunch or dinner Croissants Restaurant & Bistro on Grissom Parkway won’t disappoint. My husband and I had dinner there recently, experiencing  Chef Bradley Daniels’ special creations.

My husband had the Scallops and Ahi  Tuna with Wasabi Mashed Potatoes, while I enjoyed their signature dish of Shrimp & Grits, topped with a black BBQ  sauce (secret ingredients include Guinness, coke and dark molasses sauce). And with a bakery right on the premise, desserts are an experience in their own right.

Myrtle Beach SkyWheel

Myrtle Beach SkyWheel

Entertainment: (1) Walk arm in arm on the 1.2 mile boardwalk in the heart of Myrtle Beach. Then soar high above the Atlantic Ocean in the 20-story high SkyWheel. Act like a teen at the arcade, enjoying a game of skeeball or air hockey.

(2) Head to Broadway at the Beach,  an all-in-one entertainment complex surrounding Lake Broadway. Divided into four areas–a  New England Fishing Village, a Caribbean Village, Heroes Harbor, and a Charleston Boardwalk, the complex offers unique shops, eateries and entertainment.

Broadway at the Beach

Broadway at the Beach

(3) Take in a live show at one of several theaters located in Myrtle Beach including Carolina Opry,  the Palace Theater,  or Legends in Concert.

Whatever you select to do on your romantic getaway, you’ll definitely enjoy the lack of crowds and a more peaceful Myrtle Beach!

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