Take a Christmas Shopping Vacation in Myrtle Beach

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.


Airport - Myr


The fishing village of Murrells Inlet is famous for its seafood, but this mall shows there's also great shopping. Anchored by Belk, JCPenney, Kmart, and Stein Mart, this popular mall is ideal when you need to get the kids out of the house on a...  Read More

Tanger South Outlet Mall


Located on Highway 501 about five miles from the beach, this Tanger Outlet has been recently renovated to make room for even more shops and stores. As one of two Tanger Outlets in the Myrtle Beach area, this one is farther inland and often less...  Read More



This Tanger Outlet Mall, at the northern end of Myrtle Beach, offers shoppers a plethora of upscale outlet stores, including BCBG Maxazria, Polo Ralph Lauren and Ann Taylor. There are more casual options as well, such as Gap, Old Navy, Reebok...  Read More

Hudson's Flea Market


Bargain hunters take note - Hudson's has 430 vendor spaces, and you can find some awesome deals among the stalls, whether you're looking for antique tables or computer desks, china or cheap dishes for you college-bound daughter. The family owned...  Read More

Pawleys Island Mercantile
Photo courtesy of Pawleys Island Mercantile


Remember the old country store, where you could find anything and everything plus a little more. Well, that's Pawleys Island Mercantile in a nut shell, although most of the products have a South Carolina Lowcountry theme. This general...  Read More

Myrtle Beach Mall
Photo courtesy of Bass Pro Shops


This enclosed mall, located between Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach, features traditional anchors JCPenney and Belk as well as popular specialty shops like Books-a-Million, Aeropostale, and Pacific Sunwear. But perhaps the mall's biggest...  Read More

Barefoot Landing


This North Myrtle Beach multi-purpose complex offers the best in entertainment, dining and shopping in one scenic location on the Intracoastal Waterway. The House of Blues, Alabama Theater and Alligator Adventure are among the fun stops along...  Read More

Coastal Grand Mall


Opened in 2004, this fashionable mall is anchored by Belk, Sears, Dillard's, Bed Bath & Beyond and Dick's Sporting Goods. All the familiar favorites are here like Bath & Body Works, Charlotte Russe, Earthbound Trading Company, Express,...  Read More

Broadway at the Beach


Live entertainment venues, nightclubs, dining, specialty shops and more all situated around a 23-acre freshwater pond known as Lake Broadway. Shops include specialty apparel boutiques for women, men and kids, shoe stores and resort wear...  Read More

Airport - Myr


Located on the former Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, which closed in 1994, this new multi-purpose complex features great dining and entertainment options. But shopping is the top draw, and Market Common does an awesome impersonation of an urban...  Read More


Meet Terry Massey

It's no surprise that journalist Terry Massey is credited with creating the word 'stay-cation.'  He considers the past 18 years in Myrtle Beach a vacation.

He and his wife Stephanie were...  More About Terry