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Rev Up Your Beach Retreat With Some Retail Therapy

Rev Up Your Beach Retreat With Some Retail Therapy

For shopaholics, there’s no better way to truly get away than by bagging some bargains during a vacation. And on the Grand Strand, the opportunities to pursue some of this much-needed retail therapy abound. Whatever type of shopping experience you and your retail crew are looking for - from sprawling outdoor outlet centers to indoor mega-malls to waterfront complexes where shopping, dining and entertainment venues share the spotlight - the Myrtle Beach area likely offers it.

During your next Grand Strand getaway, plan the perfect shopping day with visits to one or more of these Myrtle Beach area retail destinations:

Barefoot Landing: Located just inland from North Beach Plantation and right on the Intracoastal Waterway, this North Myrtle Beach shopping/dining/entertainment complex offers a little bit of everything to vacationers looking to find some deals and have some fun. With its expansive facilities surrounding a 27-acre lake, Barefoot Landing is home to 50 retail shops; 25-plus restaurants, bars and snack shops - many offering waterfront dining; and a range of entertainment venues like the Alabama Theatre, the House of Blues, Alligator Adventure and more. To see everything in store for you and your shopping crew, visit bflanding.com.

Tanger Outlets: For shoppers looking to bag some deals, one of the area’s top retail destinations - Tanger Outlets - offers not just one, but a pair of sprawling locations on the Grand Strand, each featuring more than 75 stores. And, because the outlet stores allow manufacturers to sell products directly to consumers without the typical retail middleman, they can offer especially deep discounts. Check out all the giant national retail names - as well as the mom-and-pop boutique shops - available at the Highway 501 outlet center and the Highway 17 outlet center.

Coastal Grand Mall: A Myrtle Beach tradition since 2004, Coastal Grand Mall is the second-largest shopping mall in the state of South Carolina. Among the 170-plus specialty stores on-site are an array of prominent national retailers such as Belk, JCPenney, Dillard’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods, H&M and Old Navy. A range of smaller specialty shops offer fashions, shoes, electronics, books and more, and the food court is filled with a world of dining options. Visit coastalgrand.com to explore all the offerings.

Broadway at the Beach: One of the Grand Strand’s most popular attractions, this shopping/dining/entertainment complex offers something for visitors of all ages and interests. Featuring more than 75 stores, the 350-acre property is home to a range of unique boutique shops such as Bijuju and Palmetto Paradise alongside a number of nationally recognized retail names like Claire’s, Ron Jon Surf Shop and Victoria’s Secret.

After getting a big dose of retail therapy with a day of Grand Strand shopping, head back to North Beach Plantation to relax in your comfortable oceanfront accommodations and pamper yourself with some of the wide-ranging amenities found on-site. Book your North Myrtle Beach getaway today - and get ready to track down some deals and good times on the Grand Strand.