5 Reasons to Host a Girlfriend Getaway in Myrtle Beach
Are you and your best gal pals long overdue for some quality time—away from the significant other, kids, and day-to-day responsibilities? Well, you’ve come to the right spot.
One of our Tripbound travel coordinators, Aliza, is on the blog today to recount her trip to Myrtle Beach, during which she celebrated her one-year anniversary as a member of the team. You may have thought of Myrtle Beach as the Golf Capital of the World, but rest assured after reading, there’s plenty for you and your gal pals to do (sans golf) for a fun weekend of bonding and basking in the sun!
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on May 10, 2016 and has been revamped and updated for accuracy.
I love Myrtle Beach! And, to be honest, the majority of the times I’ve gone there were for weekend getaways with the girls. Why? Because it’s just the best—the sun, the sand, the food, and the good times to be had! So it was only fitting that two of my best friends joined me for a long weekend to celebrate my one-year anniversary with Tripbound.
As a self-proclaimed “professional Grand Strand girls getaway traveler,” let me tell you about the top five reasons to host a girlfriend getaway in Myrtle Beach.
1. Beaching It
When I say “beaching it,” I mean anywhere from laying on the sand when it’s 95 degrees out to sitting on the balcony with a cup of hot coffee in your hand, enjoying the view of the big blue ocean. The latter is what my bestie and I did. Though it is warm enough to thoroughly enjoy soaking up the sun in a swimsuit for most of the year here, February is more often not one of those months.
That said, on our first morning in Myrtle Beach, we woke up early and drove the 10 minutes to Wyndham SeaWatch Plantation to check out the room. Once we arrived, we made a big pot of coffee and spent a couple hours on the balcony just basking in the sun and soaking up each other’s company.
There are few things that fill me with such joy than spending time with people I love while looking out at the big blue ocean in front of us. While it was cold on the beach, we were on the 14th floor. And, when you’re so high up, it’s as though the wind just doesn’t want to try to reach you.
2. Southern Drinks & Food
Calories don’t count when you’re on vacation or in the South, right? Southern food is fried and southern drinks are sweet. While in town, we spotted a winery and immediately put it on our list of “must do” activities. Of the three of us, two of us are from Pittsburgh originally. So, needless to say, we were not prepared for the sugary, oh-so-very sweet taste, of Muscadine wine at the Duplin Winery that left us feeling as though we had used lollipops as lip balm.
For only $5 for the basic tasting and $10 for the whole shebang, however, it was a great afternoon activity without burning a hole in our pockets.
Tripbound Tip: while you’re in town, I would highly recommend getting any drink that features Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka.
3. Attractions & Clubs
Isn’t 20 minutes of laughing supposed to work your abs just as much as a workout? But, it’s more fun? Thanks to my girl Brit, we scored some tickets to see Paul Hooper, the comedian, at the Carolina Comedy Club one night. Despite the large amount of delicious Mexican food we ate at Burro Loco, I’m pretty sure I had washboard abs when we left that night.
If letting loose and dancing the night away is more your style, however, Myrtle Beach has its fair share of dance clubs for you and your girls to party all night long.
On our last full day, my girl Maura and I went to the infamous Boardwalk. There, we rode the SkyWheel, drank some delicious coffee at the Boardwalk Coffeehouse, and watched a performer make kids throw swords at him for juggling entertainment.
4. Day Trips
Remember that Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka I mentioned under #2? The distillery is actually located on Wadmalaw Island just south of Charleston. How far is Charleston, you ask? Just an easy 2-hour drive will put you smack dab in the middle of downtown Charleston, the city of my heart and the 3rd most influential culinary city in the USA.
Just a little closer than Charleston is Bulls Island, in Awendaw, SC. You’ll take a ferry from the mainland to the island, complete with dolphins swimming right next to the ferry. And, you’ll likely spot a loggerhead turtle! The island itself boasts 16 miles of trails and 7 miles of beach, including the most famous Boneyard Beach. This beach is covered in petrified oaks, cedars, and pines—it’s quite the experience.
If you’re looking for a short drive, on the other hand, go along the coast just 30 minutes and check out Murrells Inlet—a historic fishing village with the freshest seafood at the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk.
5. There’s room & fun for everyone!
Our four days in Myrtle Beach flew by SO fast. I think the only thing I would change about our trip, aside from making it a longer stay, would be to bring more of my girlfriends! If I didn’t already have my bachelorette party planned, this destination would be a strong contestant. There was so much room at each of the resorts, I could have slept in a new spot each night for a week and still have one side of a bed left to mess up the sheets.
You see, a vacation with your besties doesn’t have to mean some crazy weekend in Las Vegas or out-of-the-country excursion. As proven today, you can have a bliss-filled escape with your girlfriends to the Grand Strand—at an unbelievably affordable rate, no less!
And, if you find yourself now wanting to book your getaway in a sweet suite in Myrtle Beach, give us a call at 1.888.816.5214. We’ll connect you with one of our friendly travel coordinators to take the stress of booking off your plate completely.
What do you think of a girls-only getaway to Myrtle Beach? Have you been? Let us know in the comments section below. We’d love to hear from you!