As we move into the milder fall season, what better way to take it all in than with a little outdoor shopping? The Myrtle Beach area has been a great shopping destination for many years, but these days there are even more of the outdoor variety which seems to have become a trend all over the country recently.
So you’re in town looking for a little retail therapy, but you would also like to enjoy the fresh fall air? Where should you start? We have put together a great list for you! We’ll start closer to the Marina Inn Grande Dunes location and work out from there.
Tanger Outlet has outlet malls all over the country and two right here on the Grand Strand. The closest to Marina Inn Grande Dunes is the one located just off Highway 17. Outlets are a great shopping choice for those who desire high quality, but do not want to pay high quality prices. This location offers more than 95 stores with high profile brands such as; Vineyard Vines, Kate Spade, Michael Kors, Ann Taylor LOFT, Adidas and more. There is also a food court located within the property. Stop by their customer service office to receive coupon books and other special offers. Tanger Outlets – Myrtle Beach is located at 10835 Kings Rd. in Myrtle Beach.
Barefoot Landing is the original outdoor shopping destination for the Myrtle Beach area going way back to when it was a collection of small shops with rustic, sandy walkways. Today, it is a shopper’s paradise with everything from small, specialty gift shops to larger, national chain anchor stores. Additionally, if you’re making a day out of it, there are various eating establishments within the property as well as other attractions like Alligator Adventure, Alabama Theater, and the House of Blues. A recent addition, Lulu’s restaurant, owned by Jimmy Buffet’s sister, Lucy offers waterfront dining and an outdoor activity area featuring a ropes course and arcade. After shopping ‘til you drop, relax with a drink in hand while the kids play! Barefoot Landing is located at 4898 Hwy. 17 S. in North Myrtle Beach.
Market Common has become a Myrtle Beach must visit destination since it’s development in 2008. Located on what was once the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base (closed in 1993), the 114-acre lifestyle center was designed as a live/work community incorporating shopping, dining and living space into one city center. Beautifully landscaped walkways with fountains, park benches and rocking chairs create an exquisite shopping atmosphere at Market Common. A collection of higher end shops selling everything from apparel to art and home decor, Market Common offers something for everyone. A large Barnes and Noble as well as a 14-screen movie theater are located onsite as well. In addition to the superior shopping experience, Market Common also offers a host of popular eating establishments from the larger, nationally known P.F. Changs to smaller, local eateries. Additionally, there is a full schedule of events going on year-round at Market Common–everything from 5K races to food and drink festivals as well as seasonal carriage rides, movies in the park and more. Market Common is located at 4017 Deville St. in Myrtle Beach.
Hammock Shops Village
So this one is a southern hike from Marina Inn Grande Dunes, but well worth the trip. Located in the “arrogantly shabby” Pawleys Island, this eclectic shopping village has been around since 1938. The Hammock Shops offer a variety of small boutiques featuring everything from handmade collectables and jewelry to clothing and candy. Of course they call it the “Hammock” Shops for a reason…be sure and stop by the Original Pawleys Island Rope Hammock Shop where you can view first hand the art of hammock weaving and purchase one of your very own to take home! Hammock Shops Village is located at 10880 Ocean Hwy. in Pawleys Island.
Be sure and check the Marina Inn Grande Dunes specials page for upcoming package deals, book your stay and get the retail therapy started!