Monday, February 6, 2012

Suggestions to Create the Perfect Valentine's Day

I love Valentine's Day! Call me a romantic, but I think it’s absolutely thrilling to join the rest of the country on February 14th in expressing love and appreciation to the most important people in my life.

This year, my husband and I will be celebrating the holiday in Myrtle Beach for the first time. As a relatively new resident to the Grand Strand, I spent a lot of time trying to formulate new and exciting experiences for us. It occurred to me that many of you may benefit from my experiences as you plan your own Valentine’s Day extravaganza. After all, many of you might not know that Myrtle Beach turns into a romantic beach town when the summertime crowds disappear. Let me show you why…

River Boat Dinner Cruise - Valentine's Sweetheart Cruise

Surprise your sweetheart with a special river cruise that glides along the beautiful Intercoastal Waterway. The Barefoot Princess has outdoor and indoor seating, along with 2-climate controlled decks. Sight-seeing or dinner tours are scheduled throughout February, but there’s a special Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Cruise on the 14th. After a delicious dinner of BBQ chicken and ribs, passengers may relax on the top deck to enjoy the breathtaking scenery, or dance to live music inspired by Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles on the second deck. For more information click here.  

Helicopter Ride at Sunset
Looking to make this Valentine's Day extra special? A helicopter ride at sunset is bound to impress! Rides are available throughout the day, and affordable package prices vary according to your flight destination. For something really special, choose the deluxe package that takes you on a tour of the entire Grand Strand. You will see the magnificent coastline from a view that few have an opportunity to experience, and it will certainly be something you and your special someone will never forget! For more information click here.

A Romantic Dinner for Two
Some of the most popular dining choices include:

Murrells Inlet:
Bovine's Wood Fired Specialties
Blue Elephant Thai Cuisine
Miyabi Kyoto Japanese Steakhouse

Surfside/ Garden City Beach:
Charleston Cafe
California Dreaming
Bonefish Bar and Grill
GulfStream Cafe

Pawley's Island:
Bistro 217
Frank's and Frank's Out Back
JD Steakhouse and Pasta
Island Cafe & Deli

Myrtle Beach:
The Melting Pot
Damons Grill
Rioz Brazilian Steakhouse
Capriz Italian Feast
PF Changs
Gordon Biersch

You can find just about any dining experience in Myrtle Beach: from romantic, waterfront restaurants; intimate, upscale bistros; and softly lit cafes; to laid back, outdoor dining; relaxed steakhouses; and food venues from all over the world. With over 2,000 restaurants in the area, you're sure to find the perfect atmosphere for your special day.

A Walk on the Beach
No visit is complete until you've taken a leisurely stroll along Myrtle Beach's award-winning coastline. What could be more romantic than walking hand-in-hand, barefoot and carefree along the beach? Last Saturday, my husband and I took a trip to the Surfside pier to enjoy the unusually warm temperatures. Besides a few locals, the beach was deserted. It was peaceful, romantic and -- best of all -- private!

Surfside Pier is only five minutes away: Head South on Business 17, turn onto Surfside Drive to Surfside Pier.
Free Passes to Myrtle Beach State Park and Huntington Beach State Park are available at the Front Desk.

Remember, we're here to help you ensure this Valentine's Day is the best one yet. Make sure to ask the Front Desk for directions, tickets or any further assistance. If you have questions about the atmosphere or pricing of the restaurants, please ask! We're passionate about helping guests plan the perfect vacation. 

These are just a few of my suggestions in planning a truly unique, fun and romantic Valentine's Day. This year, ditch the usual flowers and drop the boring teddy-bear and take an exciting getaway to Plantation Resort:

To reserve your package call 1-800-845-5039. 
Happy Valentine's Day Yall!

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