Take a hike
Vereen Memorial Gardens is a wonderful place to explore the nature trails, stroll along the Intracoastal Waterway, and just appreciate nature. Many locals bring their dog for a quiet walk together, and families love to watch the fiddler crabs flow along the path.
Enjoy the AC & the Exhibits
The North Myrtle Beach Area Historical Museum is home to a wonderful and growing collection of our local history. In addition to seminars from community experts, they’re currently host to the Pirate’s of the Carolinas exhibit through September.
Hit the Water
Hit the water with J&L Kayaking eco tours. They offer a variety of guided tours on the Waccamaw River, Cherry Grove Marsh, & Waites Island, and meet a variety of experience levels from adventure seekers to young families.
Take a break on a hot summer day to enjoy a lighter fare inside. Make a reservation for Ultimate Tea at the Calabash Garden Tea Room and you will enjoy a pleasant afternoon tea with friends, accompanied with a fresh salad, baked scones with lemon curd, miniature desserts, and just enough assorted tea sandwiches to fill you without being overstuffed. Fancy hats included.
Hit the Golf Course
The grass is always greener on the other side, and by other side I mean at Eagle Nest Golf Club. Built on 250 acres of pristine land, this serene course makes it hard to tell you’re less than a mile from Highway 17.
Tour the distillery
Just opened, Twelve 33 Distillery offers handcrafted spirits made from Carolinas-sourced ingredients. So support your local farmers try a distinctive cocktail or take the Guided Tour, where a Spirit Guide will educate you on the distilling process from grain to glass, and what makes each spirit so unique.
Get a Pedicure
Summer for me means flip flops, and showing off my toes is a great excuse for a pedicure. Pamper yourself at Nail FX for a spa-style treatment.
Prepare for Your Fall Garden
We might associate gardening with Spring, but the Fall is an underappreciated time to get a second harvest in. Edible options for zone 8b in the include tomatoes, peppers, garlic, broccoli, spinach, peas, and squash. Check your seed packets to see when you should planting.
Not a Do It Yourself-er? No problem, leave the landscaping to the professionals at McKenzie Signature Lawns & Landscape.
Pick a scoop
Alas, you can’t bypass summer without an iconic ice cream cone. One very Instagrammable option is the locally owned and operated, Calabash Creamery, who offers your favorite flavors, plus seasonal options like Sweet Potato Soufflé, handmade ice cream cakes, and of course their Southern Hospitality.