Regular visitors to the Myrtle Beach area know that the Grand Strand is a prime destination for food lovers — which should come as no big surprise considering that the area is home to 1,700-plus restaurants serving up signature coastal Carolina cuisine. And thanks to a new, Murrells Inlet-based business called Carolina Food Tours, you can now give the gift of exploring some of the Southern Strand’s best restaurants, and combine the culinary discoveries with a chance to meet new friends.
At Carolina Food Tours, visitors looking to sample some of the best culinary offerings on the Grand Strand’s southern end — including top restaurants in Murrells Inlet, Georgetown and Pawley’s Island — can do so on guided tours with a small group of fellow food lovers. Putting its focus on sharing the southern Grand Strand’s phenomenal food offerings, highlighting the area’s rich history and fostering connections between people over memorable meals, Carolina Food Tours offers a range of local, dining-centered excursions.
And for those looking to treat the foodies on their Christmas gift list to a delicious surprise, Carolina Food Tours gift cards are available in varying amounts. Among the tour offerings your lucky gift recipient can choose from:
The Taste of Historic Georgetown Tour: This walking tour of Georgetown’s Front Street and Harborwalk areas puts the spotlight on interesting facts about and the history of South Carolina’s third-oldest city. Departing at 11 a.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, the 2.5-hour tour also offers the perfect remedy when all that walking and talking build up a hunger — sampling Southern specialties at four local restaurants.
The MarshWalk Afternoon Food Tour: Taking guests on a stroll along a half-mile wooden boardwalk bordering a natural-scenery-filled saltwater estuary in the historic fishing village of Murrells Inlet, this 2.5-hour tour starts at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays through Saturdays. Along the way, guests will sample plenty of fresh local seafood from the MarshWalk’s popular restaurants and enjoy two alcoholic beverages (if they’re of legal drinking age, of course) — not to mention some great views and company.
The Singles Night Tour: Got a foodie who’s single on your gift list? This 3-hour, Friday-night tour brings together bachelors and bachelorettes who share an appreciation for one of the finer things in life — delicious food. Tour-takers will sample a range of dishes from a selection of Murrells Inlet restaurants, plus enjoy the two alcoholic drinks included in the ticket price.
The Classy Culinary Tour in Pawleys Island: Focused on the fine-dining establishments of Pawleys Island, this 3-hour, transportation-included tour departs on Thursday evenings at 6 p.m. and lets guests experience a small plate at each featured restaurant, as well as a glass of wine at two of the eateries and a special cocktail at the third. As a grand finale to the memorable evening, Frank’s famous caramel cake is served up for dessert.
If you’ve got someone on your list who takes their Grand Strand food exploration seriously, check out the gift-card offerings on the Carolina Food Tours website at carolinafoodtours.com. And, after sampling some of the South Strand’s best dishes, head back to North Beach Plantation to enjoy the resort’s comfortable accommodations and wide-ranging amenities while resting up for another day of excitement and exploration on the Grand Strand. Book your Grand Strand vacation today — all of the area’s top offerings will be here waiting for you!