Breakout the roses and put the champagne on ice: the countdown to Valentine’s Day has officially begun!
Valentine’s season is a lively time for the Grand Strand. It is a time when couples from around the world flock to our shores to enjoy some quality time in our little slice of coastal paradise. With its endless array of romantic vistas, gourmet restaurants, and thrilling entertainment options, the Grand Strand is an ideal setting for any lucky couple’s romantic getaway.
If you’re looking to spend a little quality time with that certain special someone this February, then check out these five romantic activities couples can do on the Grand Strand!
Charter a Romantic Cruise
There is nothing more romantic than a private cruise for two! Whether you’re looking for a dreamy sunset dinner cruise, an all-day escape with that certain special someone, or the perfect storybook setting for popping the all-important question, nothing sets the scene quite like a chartered sailing cruise.
Enchanted Sailing Charters is the largest chartered sailboat company in the Myrtle Beach area. With a large deck area for a great view, this company’s enormous sailboats offer an amazing atmosphere for anyone looking to spend some time out on the water. And, while they offer regular half-day and full-day excursions, Enchanted Sailing Charters also offers a sunset dinner cruise and a private engagement cruise for two.
If you want to leave that certain special someone truly “enchanted,” then turn to your friends at Enchanted Sailing Charters.
Take a Cooking Class
The Grand Strand is a foodie’s paradise! With an endless litany of gourmet restaurants, cozy cafés, and secluded oceanfront gems, couples will never lack for options for a romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner—to see some of our favorites, check out our Five Best Date Night Restaurants in North Myrtle Beach blog.
However, if you’re looking to do something a little special this Valentine’s Day, then reserve your spot in a fun couple’s cooking class! Many restaurants across the Grand Strand offer private or small group cooking classes, where participants can learn the art of cooking from professional chefs.
One of the best cooking courses for couples is the Valentine’s Fresh Pasta Workshop at the Butter and Whisk Heavenly Confections! During this two-hour course, guests will learn to craft fresh rose petal ravioli and handmade farfalle pasta. However, for those of you looking for something a little “sweeter,” Butter and Whisk Heavenly Confections also offers a two-hour Valentine’s Day Cookie Workshop.
Go Mini Golfing
With more than 100 championship golf courses, each engineered by some of the most respected names in the sport and tailored towards every conceivable playing level, the Grand Strand is known far and wide as the “Coastal Golf Capital of the World.” As impressive as many full-size golf courses may be, it is in the field of miniature golf that the Grand Strand is truly without equal. Around every corner and on every block, you will find a vibrant and whimsical miniature golf course—each one boasting a different theme, layout, and challenge.
While there are countless miniature golf courses that you and your sweetheart can enjoy during your next Grand Strand getaway, we recommend that you check out Hawaiian Rumble Golf and Batting Cages in Atlantic Beach! This course has a one-of-a-kind landscaping, surrounded by towering palm trees, serene waterfalls, tropical flowers, and at the heart of it sits a huge volcano that rumbles every 20 minutes! After finishing your round, be sure to stop by the main office and say “hello” to the course’s pet parrots and cockatoos.
Go for a Nature Walk
Nothing says “romance” quite like a quiet walk-through nature. With countless miles of unspoiled wetland, verdant nature preserves, and more than 60 pristine miles of sun-kissed beach, natural beauty abounds on the Grand Strand.
One of the most popular locations with couples is the dazzling Brookgreen Gardens.
Situated to the far south of the Grand Strand, Brookgreen Gardens is an idyllic 10,000-acre nature preserve. Here, you and the certain special someone can commune with nature as you spend a fun-filled day strolling through the sprawling botanical garden.
In addition to the garden, Brookgreen Gardens is also home to the beloved Low Country Zoo. Here, parents and children can spend the day with staff as they interact with the various exotic species that call the Low Country zoo home. And, for the art buffs, Brookgreen Gardens also offers a stunning outdoor art exhibit that features more than 2,000 works of art by over 430 different artists.
Enjoy a Romantic Wine Tasting
Looking to slow down and “sip” awhile during your romantic Grand Strand getaway?
Among the most popular wineries on the Grand Strand is the ever-charming Duplin Winery at Barefoot Landing. Established in North Carolina in 1976, the Duplin Winery is the oldest and largest winery in the American South. Visitors can enjoy sampling over 40 different varieties of locally sourced muscadine wine in a fun, laid back atmosphere. Whether you’re taking a tour of their facility, enjoying a tasting with your significant other, or simply sitting on the porch and listening to live music, the Duplin Winery is the perfect way to start off any Valentine’s Day Weekend!
Fall in Love with Savings
Looking to make your dollar go a little further this Valentine’s Day? Then book your romantic weekend getaway today as part of Elliott Beach Rentals’ Valentine’s Day Special!
Book a two-night getaway in a one-bedroom oceanfront condo between Feb. 1st through Feb. 15th for only $99: just use promo code VAL.
For more information about Elliott Beach Rentals’ Valentine’s Day Special, or to book your stay in a cozy coastal condo or breathtaking beach home, give us a call at 888-669-7853 or visit our website today!
We’ll Sea You Soon!