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Date Night: Myrtle Beach

Libby Wiersema Libby Wiersema
Libby Wiersema lived in California and Alabama before settling in South Carolina 30 years ago, where she's covered the state's best culinary offerings and tells the stories behind the food.
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Enjoy a little friendly competition at Dave and Buster’s.

When Myrtle Beach is your oyster, date night options are wide open. Whether you’re a local or planning a romantic night out while vacationing at South Carolina’s most fun destination, couples will find that shared experiences are just better at the beach. Outdoor adventures, great dining, white sandy beaches, exciting entertainment and a friendly vibe help create an environment for making lifelong memories with the one you love. Not sure where to begin? Consider this sample itinerary for a perfect Myrtle Beach date night.

 

Start from the Top

Take your relationship to new heights when you take a date night helicopter ride over the Grand Strand.

Wing your way to new heights with a coastline tour from Helicopter Adventures. Choose from a lineup of tour options, from a quick pass over the ocean to a multiple-mile flight for sweeping views of the Grand Strand in all its glory. Spring for a souvenir pic—moments like this deserve to be chronicled with a photo of you and your sweetie flying high.

Tip: Headphones are not included in the ticket price but are available for an additional charge.

 

Dinner with a View

Creative cuisine and ocean views make the Cypress Room a romantic dining spot.

Few Myrtle Beach restaurants offer more romantic ocean views than the Cypress Room at Island Vista Resort. Chef Mike McKinnon masterfully helms the kitchen here, dazzling diners with fresh flavors, creative dishes and artful presentations. Indulge in signature dishes like grilled Scottish salmon with corn, tomato, scallion, lemon relish and a shellfish cream reduction. Jumbo lump crab cakes or an expertly grilled New York strip also receive high praise from the culinary crowd. A well-trained and friendly staff enhances the experience. And do enjoy a cocktail. The beverage program here is always focused on seasonal, visually appealing creations.

Tip: Reservations are strongly recommended. If the weather’s fine, request an outdoor table.

 

Pyrotechnics and Chill

Fireworks and ice cream at Broadway at the Beach make a thrilling, sweet after-dinner combo.

Let the sparks fly for the grand finale of your Grand Strand date night when you visit Broadway at the Beach. Summer means Tuesday and Friday night fireworks over the property’s 23-acre lake. But before you position yourself for the spangled spectacular, sweeten the deal with a frosty, made-to-order treat from Cold Stone Creamery, where the menu is designed with personal expression in mind. Get cozy over waffle cone cups filled with concoctions like Surrender to Strawberry, Oreo Overload, Coffee Lovers Only and Chocolate Devotion. Your date’s choice of frozen dessert can send you subtle hints about their likes and dislikes. If you are visiting Broadway in the off-season, create your own fireworks with some late-night gaming competition at Dave and Buster’s—nightcaps on the winner.

Tips: The kitchen goes full force until the doors close, so split an order of garlic Parmesan truffle fries for a win-win conclusion.

Libby Wiersema
Libby Wiersema lived in California and Alabama before settling in South Carolina 30 years ago, where she's covered the state's best culinary offerings and tells the stories behind the food.