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Myrtle Beach Like a Local

There’s no denying, when vacationing in Myrtle Beach, there are hundreds of things to do, places to eat, and shows to see. It can get crowded not just for visitors, but locals too. Here are some popular spots where the locals go to enjoy what the area has to offer without the crowd:

Dunes in Myrtle BeachPawley’s Island

The beautiful beaches of Pawley’s Island are located just 30 minutes south of Captain’s Quarters and are a great destination for those looking to enjoy a quiet day at the beach. With no crowds and plenty of parking, it’s no wonder the beach access at the south end of Springs Avenue in Pawley’s Island is a favorite for locals.

Crepe Creations Café

Hidden among the big-time restaurants at the Market Common, this small French café, only 3 miles from Captain’s Quarters, is a true treasure. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even dessert, Crepe Creations offers their guests a unique cuisine different from all the chain restaurants around the area. Locally owned and operated, every visit provides great food and great conversation.

Brookgreen Garden’s Cool Summer Evenings

Grab a blanket and the family and sprawl out amid the beautiful blooms of Brookgreen Garden while enjoying outdoor concerts, theater, and special kids programs all summer. The musical and theatrical talents change weekly, but always remain family-friendly and provide visitors with a genuinely memorable experience. All Cool Summer Evening events are free with the purchase of a park pass. Receive $1 off garden admission with your VMB discount card.

Crabbing at Myrtle Beach State Park

One of the most fun and exciting things to do at the beach as a local or visitor is crabbing. Located nearby Captain’s Quarters, the Myrtle Beach State Park offers park goers lessons on how to crab and how to identify the many different variety of crab caught in the local waters. For those without equipment, the park also has all the gear needed to enjoy a family day of crabbing.

Hot Fish Club

For some of the best seafood in the area, head down to nearby Murrells Inlet, the seafood capital of South Carolina, and enjoy some fresh, local seafood. Nestled along the marsh, this local’s favorite offers scenic views and great food. After dinner, head over to their outside gazebo and listen to the live entertainment, or take a seat in one of the creek-side Adirondack chairs. Hot Fish Club also offers Vacation Myrtle Beach discount card holders one complimentary appetizer per party with the purchase of an entrée.

Be sure to check out one or more of this places during your next vacation!

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