by Emily Smith
The Market Common in Myrtle Beach has always been a popular destination for a night out, and it’s easy to see why. There are a variety of restaurants from which to choose, and the quiet, tree-lined streets are ideal for a leisurely post-dinner stroll— illuminated, as they are in the evening hours, with picturesque lamps. If the appeal for date night here is high, it’s even more fitting as a destination for a day-long Valentine’s Day celebration. The area is charming and inviting, and there are a myriad of activities to keep everyone entertained. As a whole, the community has established policies so businesses can operate while helping to ensure our communities stay safe and healthy during Covid.
Crepe Creations Cafe opens every morning at 8am, and has delectable, sweet, or more hearty savory crepes to begin your day, as well as traditional breakfast options like omelets and fruit. One street over, on the corner of Johnson and Knoles, Tidal Creek Brewhouse has partnered with The Roasted Bean to serve up coffee drinks. Tupelo Honey Cafe is a favored brunch choice, both for its ambience as well as for the flavorful, natural dishes they serve.
You can meander through the many local boutiques like Bijuju’s and Francesca’s for accessories or clothes. Manifest Design, with their aviation-themed gifts and thoughtful collectibles is always worth a visit, and a favorite amongst the men who stop in. Even furry friends have a boutique of their own on Reed Street— Elegant Pet Store and Resort.
The Seacoast’s Artist Gallery displays dozens of original works of art, all produced by local artists and artisans. The warm gallery atmosphere is very welcoming of guests who want to window-shop what is on display— as one of the gallery’s missions is to spread awareness and enjoyment of art throughout the area.
Dolce Lusso Salon & Spa is a day spa with several options for indulgence, like manicures, pedicures, massage, and makeup. They also offer spa packages. You could also stop by Yoga in Common for a yoga class, or rent an electric bicycle at Pedego Electric bikes and explore the area at a faster pace. 810 Billiards and Bowling has every sort of game to keep you entertained, from billiards and bowling, to board games and food; it’s a not-to-be-missed fun time for all. Grand Park, adjacent to all the shops and dining venues, has lovely walking paths around a lake, with plenty of benches from which to stop and enjoy the scenery. And there’s always Grand 14 Cinema if you want to sit back and enjoy the silver screen.
Any one of the many restaurants here makes a perfect lunch spot with a range of cuisines from which to choose. Nacho Hippo, Ultimate California Pizza, Co. Sushi, or P.F. Chang’s are all great casual options. Travinia Italian Kitchen is perfect for a more romantic dinner, while Gordon Biersch and The Brass Tap offer something more casual with an eclectic array of drinks to share. To finish off your day, enjoy something sweet at Cold Stone Creamery or The Uncommon Chocolatier.
No matter your style, finding something to fall in love with at The Market Common this Valentine’s Day is guaranteed.