Kick Off Your Holiday Shopping Season in Myrtle Beach

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While Halloween has yet to arrive and it may seem like fall has just started, it’s never too soon to start thinking about holiday shopping. With a long list of different people to shop for, all of varying ages and with a range of styles and interests, it may be hard to shop for everyone in one place – but Myrtle Beach has got you covered!

With 170 different stores and just over a million square feet of shopping, Coastal Grand Mall is the perfect place to shop for everyone on your list. As the largest single-story mall in the state (and the second-largest mall in South Carolina overall), this is a perfect place to find everything on your list, from toys to fashion to cooking appliances and accessories. You could easily spend a whole day shopping around Coastal Grand Mall’s tropical-themed complex, but it will all be worth it once you get those great gifts for everyone on your list. Before you go, make sure to check out the mall’s website to acquaint yourself with all the available stores and their great sales and to make your game plan for the day!

Another wonder of the Grand Stand’s shopping options is the Tanger Outlets. With more than 40 outlet malls in 26 states, Tanger Outlets is one of the top names in shopping in North America – and the Grand Strand is lucky enough to have two of the outlet centers! Here, you can a long list of name-brand outlets sure to please everyone, such as Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, American Eagle, Coach and so many more! The benefit of shopping at these outlet centers is that the clothing and other offerings are often sold at lower prices than you would see online or in a typical mall. There are great deals daily in the stores, so your wallet and bank account will thank you for buying everything you need at much lower prices – and you could even squeeze in a few extra things for you as a pat on the back for picking everything up early!

If you are nearing dinnertime but still have shopping to do or want to find unique stocking stuffers, check out some of the area’s retail-and-dining destinations, such as Broadway at the Beach and Barefoot Landing. Offering plentiful options beyond chain stores and home to some of the best local and chain restaurants that the Grand Strand has to offer, these complexes allow you to check everything off your holiday shopping list and get a really good meal while doing it! Be sure to check their respective websites at and – you may find that your visit coincides with one of the special events that they hold throughout the season.

It may seem a little early to be getting everything you need checked off your Christmas list given that fall has just started, but it’ll be so nice to get your shopping done before the crowds start packing in during the hectic holiday season! And there’s no better place to do it than the beautiful Myrtle Beach during a stay at the comfortable and conveniently located oceanfront Ocean Reef Resort!