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Impress Your Sweetheart at Myrtle Beach’s Most Romantic Restaurants

Loving couple holding hands during romantic dinner

Unless you’re living under a rock or haven’t been in a Walmart lately, you have to know that Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching. This year, why not up your game and treat your sweetheart to a romantic weekend Valentine’s vacation to Myrtle Beach? After all, with so many great things to do along the Grand Strand, your getaway is sure to be a memorable one. And when it’s time to plan that unforgettable Valentine’s dinner, there’s a bevy of fantastic restaurants that are sure to delight your sweetie! Here are some of the most popular romantic dining spots around Myrtle Beach.


The Library

Whatever you do, don’t be fooled by the name. The Library is absolutely one of the most distinguished restaurants along the entire Grand Strand, ideal for treating your loved one to an unforgettable dinner. From their lengthy wine list to the tuxedoed wait staff with a combined century of experience, The Library is class all the way. The Library is one of a few restaurants along the Grand Strand to offer full tableside service, with knowledgeable waiters to help you pick the perfect entree, drink pairing, and decadent dessert to finish things off. Signature dishes include roast duckling, steak Diane, and a rack of lamb for two. To bring your romantic dinner to an even higher level, guests can reserve a secluded dining area tucked away in their world-class wine cellar, perfect for a special occasion or to pop the question to your soulmate.


SeaBlue Restaurant and Wine Bar

Situated at 501 Highway 17 North in North Myrtle Beach, SeaBlue Restaurant and Wine Bar has garnered a reputation as one of the finest dining spots along the entire Grand Strand. SeaBlue combines modern American and classic French cuisines for entrees that are second to none, ranging from savory seafood risotto or double-cut rack of lamb to unique options like braised short rib ravioli or crispy duck breast paired with wild game sausage. Each of these delightful entrees can be paired with delectable sides such as asiago potatoes gratin, goat cheese creamed spinach, or skillet truffle macaroni, and cheese. On top of its mouth-watering menu, SeaBlue offers a magnificent wine list that has garnered awards from Wine Spectator magazine and the restaurant itself surrounds guests in chic decor that puts a bow on what is sure to be a memorable Valentine’s dinner.


New York Prime

For the absolute peak of juicy, perfectly seared steak, Myrtle Beach visitors cannot miss New York Prime. Guests have frequented New York Prime for years to enjoy their USDA Prime dry-aged steaks along with top-shelf options like colossal shrimp cocktail, jumbo lump crab meat, and fresh Florida stone crabs. No matter whether you choose their petite New York strip or their enormous 40-ounce Porterhouse for two, you are expertly broiled cut of beef that will be tender, juicy, and cooked exactly to your liking. New York Prime also boasts a lengthy and diverse wine list showcasing options from around the world. The friendly and experienced wait staff offers tableside service for many dishes and are experts and help guide you through a fantastic culinary voyage. From the cozy supper-club-inspired decor to the tantalizing menu options, New York Prime is a fantastic choice for your upcoming Valentine’s date!

These are only a few of the numerous romantic dining spots located all along the Grand Strand. Now that we’ve given you some great suggestions, make the move to book Valentine’s weekend vacation to Myrtle Beach! Beach Vacations offers amazing accommodations at Barefoot Resort Vacation in North Myrtle Beach, SC

Barefoot Resort Amenities To Take Advantage of During Your Stay

An aerial view of the pool at North Tower at Barefoot Resort in North Myrtle Beach,SC

When traveling to your Beach Vacations North Myrtle Beach destination, you are embarking on a new adventure packed with endless possibilities for fun and excitement. Barefoot Resort and Yacht Club are one of the top condo rental destinations along the Grand Strand, and with expansive amenities and nearby attractions, it’s no wonder that Barefoot Resorts guests continue to return year after year.

While staying in one of the Barefoot Resort condos, you’ll find that most, if not all, of the neighborhoods within the resort provide guests with on-site amenities like outdoor swimming pools and charcoal grills. Guests can also utilize the many basketball, tennis, and volleyball courts that can be found in many of the Barefoot Resort complexes. Perfect for warm days, these amenities give you the freedom and space to enjoy the perks of vacation. Be sure to check with the front desk agents when checking in to receive the proper pool tags or fobs for your Barefoot Resorts complex. Additionally, Barefoot guests can also take advantage of the sprawling outdoor pool found in front of the Yacht Club and North Tower high-rises. This sparkling reservoir is the largest saltwater pool in the state, and guests from all over the resort have free and unlimited access to this swimming area.

Aside from the many outdoor pools scattered throughout the Barefoot Landing Resort property, guests can visit the nearby Jasmine Spa and Fitness Center for an additional cost. Be sure to let the staff there know you are a Barefoot Resort guest for a discounted offer. You will also find on-site dining options located just south of the North Tower and pool area at Barefoot Landing. Choose from Ultimate California Pizza, Greg Norman’s Australian Grill, and more!

The condos at Barefoot Resort also provide guests with a convenient beach shuttle service, which operates seasonally and transports visitors from their beach vacation rentals to the sandy shores of North Myrtle Beach. The shuttle runs throughout the day when in operation, so leave the car at home and enjoy the sun and salty-sea air at your leisure.

If you’re looking to take your Barefoot Resort vacation up a notch, visit the Barefoot Marina and the variety of water sports offerings located within close proximity to the resort. Try your hand at fishing, kayaking, parasailing, and much more during your next beach getaway to North Myrtle Beach.

With options like these, you may need to plan more than one trip to Barefoot Resort by Beach Vacations in order to experience it all. Enjoy the fabulous amenities found at this convenient and tranquil resort, and take advantage of all of the nearby amenities and attractions offering up unique adventures for all.

Top 5 Burger Joints in the Myrtle Beach Area

A delicious looking hamburger with a grilled bun

What’s better than a nice, juicy burger when you’re enjoying a fabulous Myrtle Beach vacation? You could opt for the same-old, same-old options available at any number of fast-food eateries scattered around the Grand Strand, or you could try out one of the following establishments that each bring something unique to your burger experience!

River City Cafe
There are seven different River City Cafe locations along the Grand Strand, from Murrells Inlet to Myrtle Beach to North Myrtle Beach, and they all serve both traditional burgers and more unique options. You could stay safe and order the House Cheeseburger, featuring all of the typical accompaniments, or venture out and try something unusual like the notorious Peanut Butter Burger or Cheetos Burger, which taste exactly as they sound. Go all out and order the “Kitchen Sink” Burger Platter, which comes with two patties stacked with Texas chili, hickory smoked bacon, grilled onions, jalapenos, mushrooms, Swiss and cheddar, lettuce, tomato, pickles, mustard, mayo, stuffed between two grilled cheese sandwiches, served with a pile of fries, two giant fried onion rings, and slaw. You definitely don’t have to worry about the lack of variety when you go for a burger at River City Cafe!

Even though it’s known for its wide variety of delicious beverages, Margaritaville offers up great burgers inspired by acclaimed recording artist Jimmy Buffett. Located at Broadway at the Beach, this dining establishment immerses you in the sights, sounds, and tastes of the Islands! Try the signature Cheeseburger in Paradise, featuring American cheese, lettuce, tomato, and pickles. For a burger with an Italian flare, try their Caprese Burger, which comes with fresh mozzarella cheese, tomato, fresh basil, and a balsamic glaze. There are many other hamburger options on the menu, as well as something a little bit different: the Bison Burger topped with gouda cheese, tomato, lettuce, and BBQ aioli. If you’re looking for a place that combines a great variety of drinks with an amazing burger selection, try out Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville!

ART Burger Sushi Bar
This oceanfront establishment in the heart of Myrtle Beach prides itself on artistically-styled and themed drinks, burgers, and sushi. ART Burger Sushi Bar emphasizes gourmet quality in a fun and unique atmosphere. Using only responsibly-raised, grass-fed beef with no added hormones or antibiotics, ART provides guests with many wonderful burger choices! Mostly named for famous artists, burgers range from traditional (Rockwell All American Burger) to more distinct choices like the Picasso, made with Ground Beef Patty topped with Blue Cheese Crumbles, Marinated Red Onions, Lettuce, Tomato, and Blue Cheese Sauce, or the Dali, featuring Ground Beef Patty, Fried Pickles, Avocado Ranch, Lettuce and Tomato. Receive a lesson in art as you enjoy the artistic creations served up by the ART chefs.

This burger joint with strong Hollywood ties has taken Myrtle Beach by storm since setting up shop at Broadway at the Beach. Though they serve an array of food selections including sandwiches and salads, the namesake burgers are what make this place a gem. Try out The Melt, a 1/3 lb. burger, topped with American “government” cheese, bacon, caramelized onions, house-made pickles, and mustard, served between thick-cut bread slices, or go traditional with The Our Burger, featuring all of your favorite accompaniments. Travel back to your childhood when you get Mom’s Sloppy Joe, an open-faced sandwich on thick sliced griddled bread smothered with house-made sloppy Joe and finished with crispy onions, Paul’s signature Wahl sauce, and house-made cheese sauce. We like this winning combination! Stop by Broadway at the Beach and give Wahlburgers a try.

Poppy’s Burgers & Subs
Located just south of Myrtle Beach in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, Poppy’s Burgers & Subs is a locally-owned and operated dining establishment that focuses on fresh and never frozen hamburgers. There’s no shortage of choices when you dine at Poppy’s. Like other burger joints, they offer traditional options like regular hamburgers, cheeseburgers, and bacon cheeseburgers, but we suggest taking the bold step towards one of their many other unique options! Try the Smokehouse Burger, topped with grilled ham, bacon, cheddar cheese, and smothered with BBQ sauce, or the Mexican Burger, piled high with grilled jalapenos, then topped with salsa, tortilla strips, and covered with cheddar cheese. Operated by a chef with more than two decades of experience in the restaurant industry, you won’t be disappointed when stopping by and grabbing a burger from Poppy’s Burgers & Subs!

No matter where you decide to stop for a burger during your vacation, you’re sure to enjoy one of these special restaurants that bring you more hamburger options than you could imagine! Let us know what you think!


Enjoying North Myrtle Beach This Winter

Picture of the beach with Christmas lights.

At the end of each summer in the North Myrtle Beach area, the crowds grow smaller, and the temperatures grow cooler. While everyone loves the excitement of the summer months, it is the winter that makes the beach city a cozy place for relaxation and rest.

Even though the weather tends to get cooler from December to March, winter temperatures in North Myrtle Beach are very mild, and days are most frequently filled with crisp, blue skies. A walk on the beach is definitely not out of the question during your winter stay, so bring your sandals along! There’s no better way to escape the snow and bitter cold of your hometown than by spending the winter months in beautiful North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

If you’re worried about finding something to do in the “off-season,” put your mind at ease! Despite the drop in tourist traffic, a majority of the most beloved attractions remain open throughout the year. Spend a sunny day playing miniature golf at one of the many courses open year-round, or take a walk around the lake and park at the stunning Barefoot Landing.

Barefoot Resort is just a short drive away from many of the best attractions in the area like Broadway at the Beach and the Tanger Outlets, not to mention the bevy of restaurants in the surrounding area. There are so many options to choose from, and Barefoot Resort’s location in the heart of North Myrtle Beach makes it the perfect destination for long-term renters. With all of the excitement of Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach right at your door, you are sure to love your monthly stay with Barefoot Resort.

Whether taking an extended vacation or looking to get away for the winter, Barefoot Resort is the perfect place to make your home away from home. Monthly rentals at Barefoot provide you with all of the comforts of home, including furnished units with fully-equipped kitchens, while also having the chance to enjoy the mild temperatures, thrilling attractions, and relaxing atmosphere of the Grand Strand. At Barefoot Resort, you’ll have the luxuries of home plus the conveniences of a resort.

Take a Cruise on the Barefoot Princess Riverboat!

A picture of the Barefoot Princess River Boat on the waterway.

You’ve planned your vacation to North Myrtle Beach and your itinerary is almost full. Beach? Check. Waterpark? Check. Shopping? Check. Parasailing? Check. But there’s a night that needs to be filled, and with as many awesome choices, it can be tough to decide. A great suggestion and a truly unique experience are waiting at the Barefoot Landing Marina with a sightseeing, sunset, or dinner cruise aboard the Barefoot Princess riverboat!

Standing alone as the only riverboat tour available along the Intracoastal Waterway, the Barefoot Princess offers guests a scenic and memorable excursion. Spanning over 60 feet long and featuring three levels, the Barefoot Princess can accommodate up to 130 passengers. The lower level offers a dining room for the dinner cruises, while the second floor has a dance floor, snack bar, and an observation deck and features entertainment and narration of the tour. Both these levels are climate controlled, while the third level offers comfortable open-air seating. The cruise directors recommend purchasing tickets in advance, as they often sell out quickly. There are also special event cruises that can be requested like graduation parties, reunions, corporate events, and proms.

For more information and to purchase advance tickets, check out the Barefoot Princess Riverboat website. Make sure to check it out while staying in one of our fantastic Barefoot Resort properties!

Shark Wake Park

Aerial view of Shark Wake Park in North Myrtle Beach,SC

Located in the North Myrtle Beach Sports Complex, the wake park is comparable to a skate park or BMX park, only on the pristine waters of a man-made, freshwater lake. The park features a 5-tower full-sized cable and 2-tower cable system, which make it easier to learn the ropes when it comes to wakeboarding and watersports! The park promises to deliver an exciting adventure out on the water with no extra gear or equipment needed.

This May, the Shark Wake Park takes things up a notch with its brand new “floating playground,” which will offer even more ways to escape the heat, while engaging in outdoor exercise and play. The new portion of the park will include a labyrinth of interconnected inflatable slides, jumping pillows, bouncers, and runways. This floating playground is like an inflatable island of fun, resting atop the gentle waves of the lake. All participants will be required to wear life vests, and multiple lifeguards will patrol the park to ensure the safety of all.

The wave park will be based around timed sessions, which allow a certain amount of people to enjoy the experience at one time. Sessions at the wave park will last for 45 minutes, giving visitors plenty of time to enjoy the excitement of the floating playground. Owner Greg Norman Jr. states that the park provides a great and healthy alternative for spending time outdoors in the warmer months.

Get the most out of your Myrtle Beach vacation rental by setting aside some time to visit the Shark Wake Park at the North Myrtle Beach Sports Complex on the north end of the Grand Strand. Whether you’re going wakeboarding or the inflatable water park, you are sure to find a wonderful experience that you won’t forget anytime soon!