Escape NYC’s Winter With A Myrtle Beach Getaway

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I’m all about taking hot weather vacations when the cold weather strikes in NYC.  Let’s be honest—with winter that lasts from November well into April, a weekend away in the sunshine does wonders for the soul (and skin!).

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is the perfect place for a quickie winter getaway because:

  • there’s direct flights from NYC, making it fast and easy to get to
  • the weather is quite glorious, any time of year
  • it’s an inexpensive vacation (at least by NYC standards!)
  • there’s plenty to do…or you can just sit on the beach and do nothing, if that’s your jam!

Here’s 5 of our favorite things to do during a long weekend away in Myrtle Beach:

Broadway At The Beach

This lovely area of Myrtle Beach is an enclave of shopping, eating, and entertainment that is well worth a visit!  Take a stroll through the area, checking out local attractions, including zip-lining, mini-golf, aquariums, alligator petting farms, legends in concert (think Elvis and The Beatles reenactments!), and plenty of popular bands performing all your favorite songs.

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Myrtle Beach SkyWheel

Much like the London Eye or NYC’s The Empire State Building, the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel provides a glimpse of something very special: a bird’s eye view of the entire city and beach.  Going at sunset is my recommendation—makes for wonderful Instagram shots with your girlfriends or a romantic date night with your boo.

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Myrtle Beach State Park

A perfect day to spend outdoors, you can rent a cabana and BBQ til’ your heart’s content!  Unlike some of the public beaches in the area, the MB State Park is quiet and serene and not quite as crowded, and you’ll be right at home if taking in wildlife and collecting seashells during a long, beachy walk are on your agenda.

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New South Brewing

If you’re a craft beer connoisseur, you must swing by the factory for a tour and tastings—especially because it’s free!  The tour guides are entertaining and clearly passionate about the art of drinking beer, and that enthusiasm radiates throughout the tour.

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Carolina Roadhouse

There’s certainly no shortage of restaurants to experience in Myrtle Beach—in fact, there’s over 1,000 in the area!  However, for a true southern experience that can’t quite be replicated up north, we suggest Carolina Roadhouse.  Expect big portions—and even bigger flavors—as you take down a rack of ribs, foot-long kosher dogs covered with homemade chili, cheese, and onions, or the lighter fare—fresh seafood.  Truly a southern foodie experience!

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And before you jet off, make sure to check out the plethora of well-priced hotels Myrtle Beach offers…there’s plenty, to be sure!  We’re certain your trip—whether a quick weekend away or a longer stay—will be exactly the recharge you need before coming back to a NYC winter!  Happy travels!

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