Tag - Valentine's Day

This past Valentine’s Day--instead of our usual fancy dinner out--my husband and I took a couple’s pottery class at the recently opened Lineta Pritchard Pottery Studio. The pottery studio is located downstairs at the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach (it’s a lot easier just to call it the Myrtle Beach Art Museum) and offers a combination of different classes for all levels of experience. We took the class with two other couples, and we were all beginners. It was such a fun change of pace from a normal date night,…

Get Ready for Galentine’s Day!

Monday, February 11, 2019 2:00 PM by Nora Battle

A gal-pal getaway in Myrtle Beach is the perfect way to celebrate! First thing’s first: what the heck is “Galentine’s Day,” anyway? Well, it’s a pseudo-holiday created by fictional TV character Leslie Knope on Parks and Recreation. This “holiday” started in 2010 on an episode appropriately called “Galentine’s Day,” in which Leslie gathered her girlfriends on February 13 to celebrate friendship and brunch with waffles. According to Amy Poehler’s character, it’s “ladies celebrating ladies.” This celebration of female friends has evolved from the…

Whether you’re celebrating with a significant other or a group of friends, the Myrtle Beach area is an ideal spot to spend Valentine’s Day. And since this year’s holiday falls on a Thursday, I’d say the perfect gift for the one you love would be a long weekend away at the beach! There are tons of last-minute accommodations deals to be found, and plenty of special happenings all along the Grand Strand. To start, you’ll probably need dinner reservations at one of our romantic restaurants. Some of our favorites that are hosting special Valentine’s…

As Valentine’s Day approaches, we are feeling the love here in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Last weekend, we enjoyed a date night out without children and ate a fantastic meal at Hook and Barrel. Of course, I’m ready to start planning our next date but I’m thinking of making an entire day (or weekend staycation) of it instead! Here are some of my suggestions on how to create the perfect romantic day in Myrtle Beach: Find the perfect place to stay A weekend getaway to the Myrtle Beach area can be filled with live entertainment, fantastic…

Sweep your sweetheart off their feet with this Ultimate Guide to Valentine's Day in Myrtle Beach. We have the scoop on special Valentine's Day special offers on hotels, attractions and dining, as well as some Valentine's Day events. If you're looking for something free to do, then head on down to the beach. There's nothing better than a romantic walk along the beach with that special someone. Or head on over to the Market Common for complementary carriage rides on February 14th. Here are some of the latest Valentine's Day offers and events:…

Study after study tells us people are happier when they spend money on experiences rather than things, on living rather than having. One report in particular from Mintel found that in the coming five years, total spending in the U.S. will grow by nearly 22 percent with the greatest gains to be found in non-essentials like vacations and dining out. Yet year after year more than half of both men and women purchase chocolates for a significant other, and more than 61 percent of men purchase flowers. Maybe this year instead of the standard, you can…

One of our favorite Myrtle Beach attractions, Ripley's Aquarium, has decided to think outside the ‘tank' this year for Valentine's Day, and we couldn't be more excited. On Wednesday, Feb. 13, and Thursday, Feb. 14, the popular aquarium will close its doors to the general public, remaining open only to those lovebirds who have made a reservation to dine in the aquarium's ‘Tunnel of Love.' That's right; Ripley's has transformed their 340-foot long glide path beneath the acrylic (shark) tunnel, and colorful Rainbow Rock exhibit into the most…