Thanksgiving at Myrtle Beach

Can’t agree on where to celebrate Thanksgiving or don’t feel like cleaning and decorating the house this year? Plan a trip to Myrtle Beach and use the holiday as a mini-vacation with the family. Even though the weather is cooling down, the autumn sunsets on the beach are magical and there are still plenty of things to do around the Grand Strand.

Thanksgiving is a holiday with food at its center. It’s all about gathering around the table with family and friends and sharing a delicious meal. There are tons of restaurants to choose from to dine for your Thanksgiving meal. Three of the Brittain Resorts & Hotels will be hosting a Thanksgiving feast: Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort, Ocean Reef Resort, and The Breakers Resort. You know you’ll be welcome as each of these resorts offer reserved seating times. There will be a Thanksgiving Buffet featuring all the holiday fixings, a Chef’s Carving Station, and a table full of scrumptious and festive desserts. Can’t you almost smell the slow roasted turkey and the pumpkin pie?

shutterstock_115425025There is no need to pack too many layers – November temperatures are mild here at Myrtle Beach. It’s the perfect time of year to get outside and play a round of golf or unwind with a fishing pole in hand at Pier 14. Although it may be a little chilly to swim in the ocean, there are indoor pools at the resorts that stay just the right temperature year-round. And think about how nice it will be to relax on the balcony and enjoy the ocean breeze after feasting on a delicious Thanksgiving dinner.

If you’re looking to work up an appetite before the big meal, the Myrtle Beach Turkey Trot at The Market Common is being held the morning of November 24th. This simple 5K event is one the whole family can participate in by running (or walking) together. And if running isn’t quite your speed, feel free to take a stroll on the beach or bike around the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk to burn off some of those holiday calories that “don’t count.”

img_3135For others it’s all about shopping and Black Friday. Christmas is right around the corner, and there are plenty of places to shop to start checking those names off your Christmas list. There’s Broadway at the Beach with its novelty shops perfect for unique presents like color changing t-shirts, team paraphernalia, jewelry, wine, and even beef jerky. You can enjoy the outdoors in the quaint village setting of The Market Common for name brand jewelry and clothes. Tanger Outlets is a great place to find deals and discounts from high-end stores. And Barefoot Landing in nearby North Myrtle Beach has a nice collection of stores as you stroll around the water.

img_3433If you’re looking to get in the Christmas spirit, the beach is known for its spectacular Christmas shows. Beautiful wreaths hang on the doors and giant fir trees decorated with twinkling lights and shiny ornaments welcome you into the holiday world. From the amazing vocals of holiday classics at The Carolina Opry, and the life-size dancing toy soldiers at The Alabama Theatre to the breathtaking acrobatics at The Pirates Voyage, these shows are sure to get you excited about the holiday season.

As you can see the beach is the perfect place to celebrate Thanksgiving. Whether you’re looking to enjoy the sunny weather outdoors, shop sales on Black Friday or just enjoy the fact you don’t have to cook, there is something for everyone on the Grand Strand. So as you’re making your holiday plans, how about this year spending Thanksgiving in Myrtle Beach with Brittain Resorts & Hotels?

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