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.
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.
Photo: Heather Glen Golf Links
Located along the scenic Intracoastal Waterway, 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.
Photo: Arrowhead Country Club
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?
Photo: Cinzia Spa
Photo: Coastal Holistics
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.
Photo: Aspen Grille
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.
Photo: Barefoot Landing
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.
Photo: Alabama Theatre
Photo: Gilmore Theater
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 with historic tours and attractions, downtown shopping, dining, and river adventure all served with a heavy dose of southern hospitality.
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 tells the story of the area’s riches and its people along with delightful dining and inviting shops.
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.
Photo: Silver Coast Winery
Photo: La Belle Amie Vineyard
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!
Photo: Long Bay Resort