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Plan the Perfect Honeymoon on the Grand Strand

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Each year, thousands of newly married couples spend their first days of marital bliss soaking in some vacation time together — and with relative frequency, the honeymoon involves a warm, sunny environment and some time spent at the shoreline with umbrella drink in hand and toes in the sand. Further, savvy newlyweds know that the Grand Strand, with its temperate climate, miles of beautiful beaches, long list of fun activities and wealth of first-class resort options — all available to those in the Southeastern U.S. without having to leave the country or spend a fortune on airfare — is an amazing, budget-friendly honeymoon destination.

If you’re looking to spend your first days of married life having a blast together without breaking the bank, consider these great reasons to consider North Myrtle Beach and the Cottages at North Beach Plantation:

A world-class resort: At North Beach Plantation, you and your special someone can spoil yourselves with comfortable accommodations ranging from high-rise condos with amazing oceanfront views to spacious private cottages with all the comforts of home. And the luxurious amenities on-site include nearly 3 acres of Caribbean-themed pool amenities such as indoor and outdoor pools, a swim-up bar, a large sun deck, personal cabanas, and hot tubs, as well as the full-service Cinzia Spa with a range of massages, body treatments and facials to keep the happy couple perfectly pampered.

Romantic walks on the beach: With 60-plus miles of Atlantic coastline, the Grand Strand offers plenty of quiet stretches of beach that are perfect for hand-in-hand strolls through the sands as the sun rises over the water-filled horizon (or sets to the west). And at The Cottages at North Beach Plantation, which is tucked comfortably away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Myrtle Beach, the beach is just out the back door, and a particularly peaceful stretch of shoreline can be found just a short walk south of the resort property.

New heights at Go Ape!: To tackle a high-ropes course and zipline adventure together, head for this adrenaline-activating attraction at the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex. Taking participants into the treetops for 2-3 hours of high-elevation thrills, the ropes course features suspended obstacles, wire-connected walking bridges, high-speed ziplines and more. To keep you and your new spouse safe, a comprehensive 30-minute safety briefing will precede your rise into the forest canopy, and you’ll be equipped with safety gear such as harnesses, pulleys and carabineers designed to keep you safe from spills. Visit goape.com to learn more.

Wine tastings at Duplin Winery: Found just inland of the resort near the Barefoot Landing shopping/dining/entertainment complex, Duplin Winery is known for producing America’s favorite muscadine wine, in addition to a full line of award-winning, Carolina-produced reds, whites, sparkling wines, blushes and more. Guests visiting this location can enjoy wine samples, observe the wine-bottling process and shop in the winery’s retail store, which sells wine accessories, Duplin gourmet food items and more. Find out more at duplinwinery.com.

Dinner at 21 Main: Of course, you’ll want to treat your taste buds during your honeymoon, and there are plenty of ways to do just that at North Beach Plantation’s on-site 21 Main Prime Steakhouse. Here the menu boasts an impressive lineup of USDA Prime and specialty cuts of meat and fresh seafood, all served in an elegant setting. Start your dinner with the Carolina Crab Cakes or Beef Carpaccio, then move on to cuts of meat such as the USDA Prime NY Strip, the Certified Angus Filet Mignon or the USDA Prime Tomahawk Ribeye. A long list of other grilled, surf & turf, and raw bar options is also available.

Shows at the House of Blues: When you’re looking for a rockin’ night out together, this famed Barefoot Landing live-music venue with a juke joint theme regularly brings in national touring acts to play its indoor stage, plus regional acts for its outdoor deck during the warmer months. Artists set to rock the house here in 2019 include Pink Floyd, Eagles and Queen tribute acts in January; Whiskey Myers, Walk the Moon, Tesla and Dylan Scott in February; and Dropkick Murphys, Walker Hayes, Buckethead and The Marshall Tucker Band in March. See the full lineup at houseofblues.com.

After each romantic day spent exploring the Grand Strand, head back to your comfortable accommodations and amazing amenities at The Cottages at North Beach Plantation to rest up for another day spent enjoying your new spouse’s company in the Myrtle Beach area. Book your honeymoon today — and get ready to make some lasting memories on the Carolina coast with your one and only!

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