Vacations don’t come along every day. So, when they do, it’s the perfect time for travelers to unwind, rejuvenate and indulge. While Myrtle Beach makes it easy for travelers to save, the area’s offerings allow for just the right amount of “laid back luxury” – fulfilling the high standards of discerning travelers with its impeccable dining and pampering spas. So, spend a day on the beach soaking up the sun while not forgetting to spend a little time spoiling yourself.
Decadent Dining Experiences
Visitors looking for a bite from the Big Apple can find just that in the Myrtle Beach area. Inspired by the New York City-based eatery, 21 Main Prime Steakhouse features the finest 28-day, dry-aged meats and an assortment of fresh seafood. Diners also rank the restaurant’s sushi as the best they’ve found along the Grand Strand. So, come on in to see New York style and Southern charm come together.
It’s Southern comfort food with a twist. Located off South Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach, Aspen Grille has been serving up such Carolina staples as shrimp and grits since 2009. And chances are good you won’t have the same meal twice, as the menu changes seasonally. And servers can offer suggestions on the perfect wine from the restaurant’s hand-selected list.
This complex along N. Kings Highway offers double the decadence: a second location of French-style Croissants Bistro & Bakery, which has been pleasing diners at its original Grissom Parkway location since 1995, and the new Hook & Barrel restaurant focused on fresh and sustainable seafood. Both are run by iconic restaurateur and cookbook author, Heidi Vukov, who was also honored as a 2018 South Carolina Ambassador Chef.
Located at the beautiful Island Vista hotel, The Cypress Room is an award-winning restaurant with a menu to please the most discriminating palette – and a view to match. With floor-to-ceiling views of the ocean, diners can gaze into the sunset over the water while enjoying the finest European-influenced Lowcountry cuisine along the Grand Strand. Or, they can start the day right with the restaurant’s famed Southern Breakfast. Either way, it’s a dining experience not to be missed.
Named for an unfortunate member of Blackbeard’s crew who got left behind after a night of heavy drinking on an island off Murrells Inlet, Drunken Jack’s restaurant is as legendary as the story of its namesake. Located along Murrells Inlet’s famed Marsh Walk, this area favorite offers fresh seafood befitting an eatery operating in the “seafood capital of South Carolina.” Those wanting a pleasant dining atmosphere can sit at the open-air deck overlooking Snug Harbor Marina. It will be a dining experience you won’t soon forget … unlike the hungover band of pirates who forgot poor Jack!
Located in the Historic District of downtown Conway, Rivertown Bistro offers unmatched atmosphere and unequaled culinary fusions. The seasonal menu serves the best the local area has to offer, bringing culinary artistry to the heart of historic Conway.
For four years in a row, Southern Living magazine named the Sea Captain’s House the Best Seafood Restaurant. Come and see why it is a Myrtle Beach favorite for both locals and visitors alike. Situated on the oceanfront, this local gem has been cooking up quality seafood dishes for more than 50 years. Bring your family out and become extended members of the Sea Captain’s House family.
There’s a selection of fresh seafood unique to only this area that can be found at Waterscapes at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes. Their catches include McClellanville Clams and Rose Snapper, along with other favorites like cornmeal fried oysters. The restaurant’s ambiance is whatever the diner desires, be it elegant yet casual while sitting indoors, or enjoying views of the poolscape and marina on the outdoor terrace.
Directly on Murrells Inlet’s celebrated Marshwalk, stop in to enjoy a unique culinary experience at Wicked Tuna. Their obsession with fresh fish, prime beef and bold flavors shine through their signature cuisine. The sushi chefs prepare plates of delicately sliced fresh sashimi and artful sushi rolls. Pair your dish with a selection from the exclusive wine and sake list. Stop in for an amazing atmosphere with a few of the Inlet right from your table.
With a philosophy urging guests to leave stress and worry at the front door, The Awakening Spa ensures guests will return home relaxed and invigorated. Demonstrating the subtle difference of excellence, the spa’s professional staff evaluates and customizes all treatments to the guest’s individual needs, helping to achieve the inner peace and balance desired and deserved.
The first of its kind in the Myrtle Beach area – and rivaling some of the best spas in the eastern U.S – Cinzia Spa at North Beach Plantation is the ultimate indulgence for a relaxing getaway. The 1,700-square-foot, facility houses three components to achieve optimal health, fitness and wellbeing: pampering treatments and rituals performed at the most indulgent levels, including Celestial Skin and Dermatology Wellness by Dr. Seymour Weaver, MD; a Med Spa wellness center with a variety of integrative medical and holistic services; and Beach Fit fitness center featuring state-of-the-art Technogym™ equipment, a team of personal trainers and contemporary classes.
Offering peaceful and tranquil beachfront retreat within the Marriott at Grand Dunes resort, The Hibiscus Spa is an elegant, European-style spa with a dash of Southern hospitality. An expert staff awaits to take guests on a journey as relaxing as it is revitalizing, from an aromatherapy massage, Hibiscus Flower Peel, to even a simple pedicure. Either way, a visit to The Hibiscus Spa is sure to suit the senses and let spirits lift with the light of the day.
About Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Myrtle Beach isn’t just a beach. It’s The Beach. Popularly known as the Grand Strand, Myrtle Beach is one destination made up of 14 unique communities that stretch 60 miles along the northeast coast of South Carolina. Families, couples, and those in search of a warm welcome will find more than just a day at The Beach when they come together to connect and enjoy vibrant entertainment and family attractions, including world-class golf, shopping, and fresh coastal Carolina cuisine. From the moment you arrive, you’ll find you belong at The Beach – Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. For additional information on tourism offerings in the Myrtle Beach area, visit www.visitmyrtlebeach.com or call (888) Myrtle-1.