7 Reasons Why Fall in Myrtle Beach is Perfect for Couples

The kids are back in school and the summer crowds are gone. The temperatures remain pleasant with plenty of sunshine, but without the humidity. Both visitors and locals are removed from the hustle and bustle of the summer tourist season. Fall with all its pleasures has arrived. Couples more than anyone else will find fall in Myrtle Beach to be the best time of year. Here are seven reasons why.

Surfside Beach Pier: Myrtle Beach Fall
Photo: Surside Beach Pier

1) Couples-Friendly Golf Courses

With over 100 golf courses the area has a well-deserved reputation as the “Seaside Golf Capital of the World.” Here are a few favorites that couples can enjoy playing together.

Golf Digest rated Heather Glen Golf Links in Little River, as one of the Top 50 Public Courses in 1987. The course features 27-mature, well-maintained holes designed in a Scottish 19th century layout.

Heather Glen Golf Links: Myrtle Beach Fall Golf
Photo: Heather Glen Golf Links

Located along the scenic Intracoastal Waterway, Arrowhead Country Club  features 27-unique holes that play to the strengths of both men and women. This Raymond Floyd Tom Jackson beauty received the “Best of the Grand Strand Award” in 2012 from WMBF News.

Arrowhead Country Club
Photo: Arrowhead Country Club

Willbrook Plantation  in Pawley’s Island ranked in the “Top 25 Places to Play in the US” from Golf for Women magazine. Crafted from an historic rice plantation, the course wanders through a picturesque marsh.

Willbrook Plantation: Myrtle Beach Fall Golf
Photo: Willbrook Plantation

For a more complete set of Myrtle Beach golf courses check out this helpful guide.

2) Relaxing Spas

Rest and relaxation are always needed, but with more than 40 local spas to choose from, where do couples go?

Cinzia Spa  in North Myrtle Beach delivers on the promise of a soothing ambiance that will help you leave your problems at the door.

Cinzia Spa: Myrtle Beach Couples Vacation
Photo: Cinzia Spa

Coastal Holistics  in Myrtle Beach won the “Best of 2014 Day Spa” from WMBF News for balancing, body, mind, and spirit to achieve wellness.

Coastal Holistics: Myrtle Beach Spas
Photo: Coastal Holistics

Body & Beyond Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork  in Murrells Inlet provides specialized massage techniques relieving symptoms from multiple aches and pains.

Body & Beyond: Myrtle Beach Spas
Photo: Body & Beyond

3) Romantic Myrtle Beach Restaurants

Whether it’s a special occasion, or just a memorable evening dinner, these romantic Myrtle Beach restaurants provide an exquisite dining experience.

SeaBlue  in North Myrtle Beach is a favorite of local and visiting couples with their blend of quality ingredients, creative offerings, and a relaxed environment.

SeaBlue Restaurant
Photo: SeaBlue

Aspen Grille  is the perfect choice for a quiet evening that features an outstanding Southern dining experience in a comfortable setting.

Aspen Grille: Myrtle Beach Restaurants
Photo: Aspen Grille

For thirty years, the Gulfstream Café  in Garden City has been pleasing their guests with fabulous sunset views and seafood favorites.

Gulfstream Cafe: Myrtle Beach Restaurants
Photo: Gulstream Cafe

4) Shopping Delights

With its mix of outlets, specialty stores, boutiques, malls and shopping destinations it might be an understatement to say that shopping in Myrtle Beach is a delight.

If one outlet with your favorite brands is good, then two Tanger Outlets Hwy 501N  and Hwy 17N  in Myrtle Beach – must be great.

Barefoot Landing  in North Myrtle Beach features specialty stores from accessories to shoes, dining, House of Blues, Alabama Theatre, and Alligator Adventure, all located along the Intracoastal Waterway.

Barefoot Landing: Myrtle Beach Shopping
Photo: Barefoot Landing

Broadway at the Beach  has more than 80 shops and boutiques along with dining, Ripley’s Aquarium, Hard Rock Café, Celebrity Square, Legends In Concert, and The Palace Theatre.

The Hammock Shops Village  in Pawley’s Island is a collection of boutiques and specialty stores nestled in a shaded grove. You can also see the famous rope hammocks being made by hand.

Hammock Shops Village: Myrtle Beach Shopping
Photo: The Hammock Shops

5) Exciting Entertainment

From the home of the Shag dance in North Myrtle Beach and numerous live music venues throughout the area to world-class live theatres, nighttime is the right time for couples.

Alabama Theatre  at Barefoot Landing presents their Opryland Production ONE The Show with celebrity performers on the weekend. The South’s Grandest Christmas Show begins November 2, 2015.

Alabama Theatre: Myrtle Beach Shows
Photo: Alabama Theatre

The Gilmore Theater located at the junction of Hwy 17N and Hwy 17N Bypass presents The Carolina Opry, Thunder & Light, and Time Warp. The Carolina Opry Christmas Special begins November 2.

Gilmore Theater: Myrtle Beach Shows
Photo: Gilmore Theater

The Palace Theatre  at Broadway at the Beach presents Jersey Nights and Cirque Extreme. Their Christmas Wonderland begins November 3.  

The Palace Theatre: Myrtle Beach Shows
Photo: Palace Theatre

Checkout these live music, concert and dance venues - House of Blues, Celebrity Square, 2001, and the Boathouse. There’s always good music playing and a hopping nightlife in Myrtle Beach free from the typical spring break crowd.

6) Adventurous Fall Day Trips

Besides 60 miles of beach there are a number of quaint towns that make for the perfect day trip outside of Myrtle Beach. You’ll just have to stay an extra day, or two.

West of Myrtle Beach on Hwy 501 is Conway, SC with historic tours and attractions, downtown shopping, dining, and river adventure all served with a heavy dose of southern hospitality.

Conway Riverwalk: Myrtle Beach Day Trips
Photo: Conway, SC

Prior to the American Civil War more than 25 percent of the world’s rice was cultivated in Georgetown County, just south of Myrtle Beach. Historic Front Street in Georgetown, SC tells the story of the area’s riches and its people along with delightful dining and inviting shops.

Georgetown, SC: Myrtle Beach Day Trips
Photo: Georgetown, SC

7) Local Myrtle Beach Wineries

For those that find pleasure in the fruit of the vine, you may care to develop your own Coastal Wine Trail. There are plenty of Myrtle Beach wineries to satsify your discerning tastes.

Classic European style wines await you at Silver Coast Winery  in Ocean Isle Beach, NC. Tours run anytime of day with tastings. You'll also find an art gallery and gift shop for souvenirs.

Silver Coast Winery: Myrtle Beach Wineries
Photo: Silver Coast Winery

La Belle Amie Vineyard  in North Myrtle Beach, features a tasting room and gift shop where you can try their “Twisted Sisters” wines.

La Belle Amie Vineyards: Myrtle Beach Wineries
Photo: La Belle Amie Vineyard

Next stop is the Duplin Winery  tasting station in North Myrtle Beach at Barefoot Landing. It’s perfect for tasting a variety of muscadine wines and learning the story of wine making in the Carolinas.

Duplin Winery: Myrtle Beach Wineries
Photo: Duplin Winery

With so much to do, could it be that Roy Orbison was singing about Myrtle Beach when he recorded his 1989 hit “Anything You Want (You Got It)? Either way, it’s all here waiting for you!


Long Bay Resort: Myrtle Beach Condos
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About Dave Bodle

Dave Bodle is the former owner/publisher of four nationally and internationally distributed tour and travel publications. He has lived in Myrtle Beach for 30 years, as a prolific travel writer focusing on the Southeast.