’Tis the Season for Shopping on the Grand Strand

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With Christmas right around the corner, the shopping season is clearly upon us. And for savvy shoppers who like to take beach vacations, too, the Grand Strand offers the best of both worlds — an amazing coastal destination with plenty of fun beachfront accommodations and family-friendly activities, as well as a wealth of world-class shopping opportunities within easy reach.

If knocking out that shopping list while taking a beach vacation sounds right up your alley, consider these awesome shopping destinations in the Myrtle Beach area:

Tanger Outlets — Among the area’s top shopaholic attractions, the local branches of this national chain of outlet centers provide not just one, but two sprawling Grand Strand shopping destinations. With one outlet center just off Highway 17 in Myrtle Beach and another just off Highway 501 in Myrtle Beach, Tanger Outlets brings together popular name-brand stores and mom-and-pop shops, all in a single location for shopper convenience. And, because the outlet stores allow manufacturers to sell products directly to consumers without the typical retail middleman, they can also offer amazing discounts. To learn more about the broad range of shops available at each, check out the web pages for the Highway 501 outlet center and the Highway 17 outlet center.

The Market Common — Found just south of Myrtle Beach International Airport, upscale shopping/dining destination The Market Common offers an array of boutique and nationally known shops, all in an environment boasting a mix of small-town feel and an “uptown downtown” ambiance. The names on the list of nearly 25 retailers found here include favorites like Pottery Barn, the Southern Living Store, Francesca’s, Soma, J. Jill, Anthropologie, Centro Shoes and more.

Barefoot Landing — This shopping/dining/entertainment complex in North Myrtle Beach features a 27-acre lake surrounded by more than 50 retail shops, nearly 30 restaurants, bars and snack shops, and a range of entertainment venues. Among the national retail shops and smaller boutique shops found at Barefoot Landing are Blue Moon Trading Co., Chico’s, Earthbound Trading Company, Ron Jon Surf Shop, Savannah Bee Company, Southern Connection and more.

 Broadway at the Beach — This Myrtle Beach shopping/dining/entertainment hot spot offers 75-plus specialty retail shops, over 20 restaurants, and a range of other attractions, all set around the 23-acre Lake Broadway. The shopping opportunities here include big names and boutiques alike, including Bijuju, Claire’s, House of Style, the Man Cave Store, Sand & Sun, Tervis, Yankee Candle and many more. Explore the full lineup of shops and restaurants at com.

Coastal Grand Mall — As the second-largest shopping mall in the entire state of South Carolina, Myrtle Beach’s Coastal Grand Mall offers 170-plus specialty stores, including an array of prominent national retailers such as JCPenney, Dillard’s, Sears, Belk, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Old Navy and H&M. A range of smaller specialty shops feature shoes, fashions, books, electronics and more, and the food court boasts a world of dining options. Visit com to learn more.

Myrtle Beach Mall — Found at the intersection of Highways 17 and 22 in Myrtle Beach, Myrtle Beach Mall offers a unique mix of national retailers, specialty shops and delicious dining options. Among the mall’s 40-plus shops and restaurants, shoppers will find Belk, Bath & Body Works, Books-A-Million, Foot Locker, JCPenney, and the state’s only Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World. Explore the full shopping lineup available here at com.

 Myrtle Beach Boardwalk — Running along the coastline in the heart of Downtown Myrtle Beach, this picturesque, 1.2-mile wooden walkway extends from Pier 14 at 14th Avenue North all the way south to 1st Avenue North, just below the 2nd Avenue Pier. Along the way, visitors can find an array of shopping, dining and entertainment options, with top gift-shop options including the landmark Gay Dolphin Gift Cove, I Love Sugar, Surf’s Up Beach Shop, Tsunami Surf Shop, LandShark Surf Shack and Beach Creations. Explore all of the Boardwalk’s offerings at com.

After tracking down some steals and deals on the Grand Strand, head back to North Beach Plantation to relax in your comfortable oceanfront accommodations and enjoy the resort’s wide range of on-site amenities. Book your North Myrtle Beach getaway today — and get ready to bag some bargains and some good times on the Grand Strand.