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Most visitors come to the Grand Strand to play golf or get a tan, but an increasing number of savvy shoppers are taking advantage of the discounted hotels rooms and less crowded malls in the winter season to knock out their Christmas shopping.
Think about it; rather than brave the same old overwhelmed stores in their hometowns and pick out the same gifts that all their family and friends have access to, a new wave of seaside Santas are booking a weekend getaway to the Strand for a shopping marathon at all the major retailers and malls in the Myrtle Beach area.
Transform the headaches of Christmas shopping into a fun excursion at megaplexes such as Barefoot Landing, Broadway at the Beach and Market Common. Prefer indoor venues to the open-air markets? Check out a number of modern facilities filled with all the national and regional retailers at Coastal Grand Mall, Inlet Square Mall and Myrtle Beach Mall.
And if you prefer to go off the beaten path to find that one-of-a-kind gift for the truly unique loved ones on your list, head to Hudson's Flea Market or the Pawleys Island Hammocks Shops to find a wide selection of gifts. Of course, Myrtle Beach also has all the stand-alone stores like WalMart, Target and Toys R Us so you can be sure to find everything you are looking for.
Best of all, unwind from a long day of shopping at the hotel's indoor pool and hot tub, or with a nice night out on the town at the Strand's many dinner-and-theater venues. It's Christmas shopping with benefits ... without the hassles.