When the leaves start falling and the air gets chillier, it’s time to start planning your fall break vacation, so why not visit the Garden City Beach area? The beach may not seem like your typical fall vacation spot, but there are plenty of things to do in Myrtle Beach near your vacation rental that don’t involve cold weather and water. We’ve taken the liberty of compiling a seven-day fall vacation guide, complete with coupons to kickstart your vacation plans.
Start the trip off right with a walk on the beach and a visit to Garden City Pier. Both of these activities are free, plus the Garden City Pier offers fishing, live music, and an arcade to entertain all ages.
After a rousing round of mini-golf, you might be hungry for dinner near your vacation rental at Hot Fish Club. Treat the family and save money with 10% off the entire bill. After dinner, head down to Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk, for a stroll along Murrells Inlet’s protected marshlands and some live music. Grab dessert at Twister’s Ice Cream, right across the street from the Marsh Walk.
If you are a fan of breakfast, then you should begin the day with a free fresh brewed coffee or tea from Benjamin’s Bakery and Café. They bake donuts daily and serve many scrumptious breakfast pastries.
After breakfast, spend the day exploring the three American Sculpture exhibits that line the gardens at Brookgreen Gardens. There’s also a live oak garden and 9,127 acres of garden to explore. You may wish to attend one of the historical tours offered daily at 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m., or visit the zoo. Save money with a $1 off general admissions coupon. Children three and under may get in for free, and children four through twelve may enter for only $10. When you get hungry, enjoy lunch among the gardens at the Courtyard Café or The Old Kitchen.
On the way home, stop by Seven Seas Seafood Market to purchase some fresh fish for dinner. If you do not want to cook, enjoy dinner at Crabby Mike’s Calabash Seafood and use this $3 off all adult buffets coupon before 6 p.m..
All Day: Broadway at the Beach
On day three, hop in the car and start the day with a trip to Krispy Kreme for some fall-flavored donuts on the go. This day will be spent at Broadway at the Beach, and with so many attractions, shops, and dining options, there is a full day of activities ahead of you. Explore the shops, check out the Broadway 360 Observation Wheel with this $5 off coupon, or take the kids to the Ripley’s Believe it or not Aquarium, which includes the Dangerous Reef, one of the largest shark aquariums in the United States. Save $2 off regular admission using this coupon. Later, pose with the stars at Hollywood Wax Museum. Save $2 off an all-access pass with this coupon that provides admission to the season’s most haunting attractions—the Dread the Undead exhibit and the Hannah’s Maze of Mirrors Exhibit.
What to Eat:
When you get hungry enjoy some down-home southern cooking with food icon, Paula Deen with lunch at Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen. You may grab a free tote bag with retail purchase while you’re there. If you’re in the mood for some sweets, try Sweet Molly’s Creamery. Receive a free waffle cone with any ice cream if you use this coupon. If you aren’t wiped out from a day of play at Broadway at the Beach, take the family to Dave and Busters, where there are giant-screen HD-TV’s, so the adults may enjoy a movie or football game while the kids play in the arcade. With food like wings, burgers, salads, and more, there is sure to be something to eat for the whole family. Get 250 chips for $26 with this coupon.
If you are a donut lover, check out Peace Love and Little Donuts in Market Common and save $2 off. Afterward, you will have a full day to explore Market Common. In the morning, catch the latest flick with a matinee at Grand 14 Cinema.
With all of the shops and entertainment in Market Common, you will have a busy afternoon of exploring to do. If you have the kids with you, check out EdVenture—an interactive children’s museum and learning experience. If your family enjoys exercise, rent a Pedego, and spend the afternoon riding around the many bike paths.
Day five is all about shopping. Fuel yourself with some breakfast from National House of Pancakes. You can save money with $5 off or a buy one get one free coupon. You will be able to stop in for breakfast on your way to Tanger Outlets.
During the afternoon, enjoy the shops at Tanger Outlets. Use this coupon to get a free book of coupons for the many brand-name stores. There is a range of stores from Le Creuset to As Seen on TV, so you will have plenty of shopping to do.
Top off the day with dinner at The Grumpy Monk and a show at GTS Theatre. Get free crab dip or buffalo dip before dinner with this coupon. After dinner, you may choose to see a comedy show or an Elton John impersonator at GTS Theatre. Get 20% off of your tickets with this coupon.
The Barefoot Queen and The Funplex:
The day’s activities depend on what time you choose to bore The Barefoot Queen. You will get 10% off any cruise with this coupon. If you choose to go on the hour and a half sightseeing cruise at 11:30 a.m. you will have time to visit the Funplex for the rest of the day. With rollercoasters, rides, games, and food there is no shortage of fun to have. Get $5 off food and beverage or $3 off admission with these coupons. If you choose to go on the romantic Dinner Cruise at 4:30 p.m., enjoy the Funplex earlier in the day.
Start the morning with breakfast at Bolton’s Blue Water Café. Bolton’s is a local favorite, and they serve a hearty southern breakfast to start your day off right. Use this coupon to save 10% off the entire bill.
Spend the afternoon at Broadway Grand Prix, where there is fun for the whole family. With a mini-golf course, go-kart tracks, and an arcade there will be plenty of fun to keep the family busy. There’s also a snack bar to keep everyone fed. Save 25% off tickets with this coupon.
Entertain the whole family with dinner and a show at Medieval Times. Enjoy the experience of Knights jousting while eating a meal fit for a King. Save $10 per person with this coupon code. If you are in the mood for a little more seafood or a good steak, try Angus Steakhouse and Seafood where you can save $5 off your meal with this coupon.
No matter what you decide to do, Garden City Realty is here to help you plan your visit. From vacation rentals to reccomendations on local activities and restuarants, Garden City Realty’s team of local experts makes planning your vacation easy.
Written by Katie Robison, blog contributor for Garden City Realty