Plan the Perfect Valentine’s Day Weekend on the Grand Strand

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If you’re looking to wow your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day weekend, it’s hard to imagine many better ways to do it than with a beach trip. That’s because few things say romance quite like the soothing sounds of gentle ocean waves, the beauty of blue ocean waters and the feeling of soft sand between your toes. And on the Grand Strand’s 60-plus miles of Atlantic Ocean coastline, we’ve got an ample supply of all of these ingredients for love — right out the back door.

At Ocean Reef Resort’s peaceful oceanfront location on the northern end of Myrtle Beach, a few more key ingredients to a great Valentine’s Day date are also all within easy reach. To really knock your special someone’s socks off, consider these romantic options for your Valentine’s beach retreat:

Flowers: Nothing says “I love you” quite like a beautiful bouquet of flowers, and Flowers by Richard — located on North Oak Street in Myrtle Beach, about 10 minutes south of the Ocean Reef Resort property — offers a wide assortment of romantic arrangements. The locally owned flower shop arranges roses, hydrangea, lilies, carnations, orchids and a long list of other flowers, and it delivers to Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Murrells Inlet, Surfside Beach and more. Visit to learn more.

Dinner: With an elegant supper club atmosphere and a lengthy wine list, this New York-style steak house located on Myrtle Beach’s 28th Avenue North delights diners with its high-quality, USDA-prime beef and sizable seafood platters. Top options for steak lovers include the Bone-in Rib Steak, Center Cut Filet and New York Strip. Live Lobster, Stone Crabs, Sea Bass and more round out the entrée options. Check out the full menu at

Dessert: To complete your Valentine’s Day outing with a sweet tooth-satisfying dessert, head for local favorite Croissants Bistro & Bakery, which offers a range of cakes, cookies and cupcakes that are sure to satisfy. Located on North Kings Highway just a 3-minute drive north of Ocean Reef, the quaint and inviting local restaurant features a glass case displaying the day’s fresh-made desserts, so you and your sweetheart can survey all the tasty treats before deciding on your date-closing indulgence.

To make your upcoming Valentine’s Day trip truly special, treat yourself and your Valentine to the luxurious oceanfront accommodations and wide-ranging amenities on tap at Ocean Reef Resort on the northern end of Myrtle Beach. Book your Valentine’s Day getaway today, and start making your plans to celebrate your special bond in Grand Strand style.