There are many reasons why the Grand Strand — a 60-mile span of beach towns along the Atlantic coast — is one of the top tourist attractions in South Carolina, and one of the biggest is the area’s wealth of shopping opportunities. The Myrtle Beach portion of the Grand Strand boasts four malls that offer over 17 million square feet of shopping, from big-box stores to small souvenir shops and everything in between! So, as a guest at the Ocean Reef Resort, you have many opportunities to find that perfect gift.
Housing about 170 stores, Coastal Grand Mall is the largest single-floor mall (and the second largest mall altogether) in the state of South Carolina, making it an ideal destination for the shopaholic. Take a day to get lost in the mall’s tropical boardwalk-themed halls while picking up an outfit or two for you and the rest of your family. Before you go, be sure to check their website at http://www.coastalgrand.com and learn more about their wide variety of stores so you can develop your holiday shopping list!
Another great Grand Stand shopping destination is the Tanger Outlets. Here, you can find great deals on many of your favorite brands, including Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, American Eagle, Coach and many more. In addition to offering merchandise at lower prices than can typically be found online or in a traditional mall setting, Tanger Outlets also features a wide variety of stores in one place. You are sure to get some of your favorite products for much less than at other retailers. Make sure to stop by one of the two Grand Strand Tanger Outlets locations — Highway 17 and Highway 501 — and find your favorite bargains!
If not everyone in your group is especially fond of shopping, Broadway at the Beach, located right in the center of Myrtle Beach may be a perfect option for you. In addition to providing an array of shopping opportunities, Broadway at the Beach boasts many more things to do, so it offers something for everyone in the family. Is it about dinner time? Check out some of the iconic restaurants featured, such as Señor Frogs, Hard Rock Café or Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville. You can also find Ripley’s Believe it or Not, Hollywood Wax Museum and a small amusement park that features rides from the old Myrtle Beach Pavilion, an iconic Myrtle Beach attraction until its closing in 2006. Broadway at the Beach also houses a lot of smaller shops and little boutiques, perfect for grabbing those last-minute souvenirs for family and friends, or for finding one-of-a-kind items that you can’t get anywhere else!
So grab the family, pile into the car, and have a great time shopping ‘til you drop on the Grand Strand! After a day of grabbing your favorite finds, you can come back to the Ocean Reef Resort and hit the pools or relax oceanside and smile knowing you have everyone checked off that holiday shopping list.