When you’re looking for a good foodie destination, we like to suggest hunting for a place that offers as many beyond-the-plate experiences as it does on-the-plate indulgences. In Myrtle Beach you’ll never go hungry – there are literally hundreds of restaurants dotting the shoreline as well as inland towns and streets – but you’ll also not run out of fun culinary-inspired things to do. Here are some of the best of the best:
Locally owned Blackriver Outdoors Center has long offered a quiet guided fishing excursion that takes you through inland waterways to fish right from your boat. This fall they’ve added a new element, though: return to a Murrells Inlet restaurant to have your fresh catch cooked up for just $6 more per person. Have your fish and eat it too!
This is a fun one and pretty exclusive to the Low Country: L.W. Paul Living History Farm outside of historic Conway allows visitors to see how grits were made at the turn of the century.
La Belle Amie Vineyard in Little River takes the traditional wine tasting experience a step further, allowing its patrons to sample the actual grapes that go into its wine.
Maybe you can’t get off and walk the rice bog, but you can see how the crop was cared for during antebellum times at Brookgreen Gardens, the gorgeous and massive outdoor sculpture garden. Daily, guided boat rides of the rice patties fill fast so make sure to book in advance.
Horry Georgetown Technical College’s International Culinary Institute is gaining notoriety among upcoming chefs as a preeminent learning environment, especially with the opening of its much-anticipated new learning space near the Market Common. While the school is designed for full-time learners, it also offers part-time and one-off classes that locals and visitors alike can take advantage of.
A fun and leisurely Myrtle Beach experience, crabbing is a rewarding activity for any age group. We recommend trying it off the Myrtle Beach State Park pier, where the views are breathtaking and the beaches are peaceful.