Celebrate Valentine's Day on the Grand Strand

Treat yourself and that special someone to a romantic Valentine's Day at the beach you'll never forget. If you're single, grab a few friends and spend a night out on the town. Check out the unique activities taking place along the Grand Strand plus romantic dinners, comedy shows, beach clubs and more!

Ripley's Aquarium
Ripley's Splash of Love - February 13
For a unique Valentine's Day experience, try the Ripley's Aquarium Splash of Love (7pm until 9:30 pm). Enjoy a delicious 4-course dinner, a drink ticket for the bar, one long stem rose and aquarium admission all for just $79.99 per couple (plus tax). Upgrade to the Tunnel of Love for an additional $10 to add a box of chocolates and a strolling musician. Reservations are required for the event. Reserve your spot today by calling 843-916-0888 Extension 3272 or you can email aedge@ripleys.com.
Medieval Times
Medieval Times Valentine's Day Couples Package - February 7-16
The cost is $99 per couple (before February 7th) and includes 2 adult admissions to Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, a double-side frame with photo, a commemorative Valentines scroll, 2 champagne glasses with a split of champagne, 2 knights cheering flags, a sweetheart light-up red rose, cheering wand and admission to the Castle Dragon. Book online and use code: VDAYWEB.
House of Blues
Single Mingle Party at the House of Blues - February 14
Valentine's Day Single Mingle Party at the House of Blues starts at 4 pm with happy hour food & drink specials followed by a free speed dating session in the Caroline Room at 5:30 pm and live music at Crossroads beginning at 9 pm with no cover charge. The House of Blues' Single Mingle Party is limited to the first 20 women and the first 20 men to register. Chase Rice with special guests Sam Hunt & Cale Dodds will be performing in the concert hall at 9 pm.
Myrtle Beach State Park
Animal Swoon Under the Moon - February 14
Enjoy warm beverages on the pier and watch the full moon rise over the ocean as you spend the evening at the Myrtle Beach State Park. Then head to a fire-lit shelter to explore the wild and humorous ways animals find a mate by singing, dancing, bellowing, leaving scented notes and more. Adults 18 years and up only. Reserve you spot by February 11th. Space is limited. The cost is $10 per person. The Myrtle Beach State Park is located at 4401 S Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29575. To register, call 843-238-0874.

Ripley's Family Fun Run - February 14
An exciting 1 mile run the entire family can enjoy together, Ripley's Family Fun Run starts at 5:30 pm outside Ripley's Aquarium at Broadway at the Beach. Individual finishing times are not recorded, but you can check your time on the clock at the finish line. Come out and join us! More info.

Myrtle Beach Marathon, Family Fun Run & Neon Night 5k

Neon Night 5K - February 14
The Neon Night 5K starts at 7 pm outside Ripley's Aquarium (on Celebrity Circle). The course circles around Broadway at the Beach and ends at TicketReturn.com Field (home of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans). Competitors must finish the course in 1 hour or less. Participation is limited to the first 1,500 registrants, so sign up today. More info.

Valentine's Day Dinner Cruise - February 14
On Valentine's Day bring some southern romance into your life as you cruise down the beautiful Intracoastal Waterway. Hop aboard the Barefoot Princess Riverboat in North Myrtle Beach and enjoy a fun-filled evening of dining, dancing and entertainment. Boarding begins at 5:15 pm and the boat departs at 5:45 pm. Reservations are required. Call 843-272-6796 by 3 pm on February 13th. Visit www.mbriverboat.com for more information.

Wine & Design Valentine's Day Event - February 14
Visit Wine and Design in Myrtle Beach for another unique Valentine's Day experience. You and your special someone will each paint half of a painting. The two will then be combined to create a piece of art. Enjoy a delicious catered dinner from Carrabba's Italian Grill of Myrtle Beach and one glass of wine or beer (BYOB if you'd like more than one glass). The event will be held from 5:30 pm until 8 pm. Visit www.wineanddesign.com to register or for more information.

Parent's Date Night Out - February 14
Need some time without the kids? Enjoy a date night with that special someone. Doxa Church is glad to help with Parent's Date Night Out at River Oaks Elementary School in Myrtle Beach, SC. Open to all kids who are potty-trained and up to 12 yrs old the FREE event will be held from 5:30 pm until 8:30 pm. Dinner will be provided. Email info@doxachurch.org for more information.

Comedy Cabana
Ron Feingold at the Comedy Cabana - February 12-16
Wednesday thru Saturday, Ron Feingold will bring his unique brand of comedy to the Comedy Cabana. Ron has been performing for years at some of the country's top comedy clubs. Cooter Douglas will also be appearing. The cost is $15 per person with 8 pm shows Wednesday thru Sunday plus a 10:15 pm show on both Friday and Saturday nights. The Comedy Cabana is located at 9588 North Kings Hwy in Myrtle Beach. Call 843-449-4242 for reservations.

Cupid's Comedy Capers - February 14-15
Celebrate Valentine's Day and enjoy Cupid's Comedy Capers at the Uptown Theater. The cast of the Carolina Improv Company will perform an audience interactive improv comedy about relationships, dating, love, marriage and more. The show begins at 7:30 pm. Adults only (18+). Tickets are $12 or $11 online. Visit www.carolinaimprov.com to purchase tickets or for more information.

Julie Scoggins at the Carolina Comedy Club - February 12-15
On Wednesday thru Saturday, Julie Scoggins will be performing at the Carolina Comedy Club in the heart of Myrtle Beach at Broadway at the Beach. A Southern girl with universal appeal, Julie Scoggins is heard regularly on Blue Collar Radio. The cost is $15 per person with 8 pm shows Wednesday thru Saturday plus a 10 pm show on both Friday and Saturday nights. The Carolina Comedy Club is located at 1318 Celebrity Circle in Myrtle Beach. Call 843-839-2565 for reservations.

Chase Rice at the House of Blues Myrtle Beach - February 14
On Friday, Chase Rice will be performing live at House of Blues Myrtle Beach with special guest Sam Hunt. Doors open at 8 pm. The show starts at 9 pm. Concert tickets range from $12 to $30 each. The House of Blues is located in Barefoot Landing at 4640 Hwy 17 South in Myrtle Beach.

The Boathouse
Brent Cobb at The Boathouse - February 14
Enjoy live music at The Boathouse with Brent Cobb, a talented singer-songwriter from Ellaville, Ga plus cheap drinks, good food and no cover charge. The Boathouse is located at 201 Fantasy Harbour Blvd in Myrtle Beach.

The biggest backyard party on the Grand Strand, The Boathouse is home to the popular Summer Concert Series. The Free concerts attract visitors and locals alike all summer long!

Bring your friends and come join us at The Boathouse for a fun-filled night out with live music!

The Tim Clark Band at Next Level - February 14-15
On Friday and Saturday, The Tim Clark Band will be performing live at Next Level, a 2001 Nightlife's beach club, beginning at 9:30 pm. Doors open at 8 pm and DJ J.D. Cash keeps the party going before the band performs, between sets and afterwards.

Battle of the Best at Ducks Beach Club - February 14-15
Head over to Duck's Beach Club for 2 nights of great live music with 3 bands (Hip Pocket, Mason Lovette and Switch). Duck's Beach Club is located in the heart of Ocean Drive at 229 Main Street in North Myrtle Beach, SC.

Young at Heart Valentine Dinner at Simply Southern Smokehouse - February 13-15
Bring the whole family including kids and grand kids to the Simply Southern Smokehouse and enjoy a delicious barbecue buffet. A King and Queen of Hearts will be crowned each hour from 4 pm until 7 pm. The cost is $12 per person or $22 per couple and includes the buffet, drinks and tax. Simply Southern Smokehouse is located at 1913 Mr. Joe White Ave in downtown Myrtle Beach. Call 843-839-1913 for reservations.

Dinner & Jazz at Vintage Twelve - February 14
Enjoy a romantic, three course dinner from 5 pm until 10 pm at Vintage Twelve. Cozy's Jazz Band will be performing live from 6 pm until 9 pm. The cost is $100 per couple and includes complimentary valet parking. Vintage Twelve Restaurant at the oceanfront Embassy Suites Hotel is located at 9800 Queensway Boulevard in Myrtle Beach. Call 843-497-7300 for reservations.

Three Course Valentine's Day Dinner at Landry's Seafood - February 14
Start the meal off with Landry's famous salad bowl and vanilla bean custard. For the main course you can enjoy one of three entrees: Snapper Amore ($39.99), Crab Stuffed Lobster Tail ($49.99) or Ultimate surf & Turf ($59.99). Finally indulge yourself with Landry's caramel sugar crust & fresh berries dessert. Landry's Seafood is located in Broadway at the Beach on Hwy 17 Bypass between 21st Ave N and 29th Ave N.

Broken Hearts Ball at Rodeo Bar & Grill - February 14
The Rodeo Bar & Grill, at Broadway at the Beach, is hosting a Broken Hearts Ball for ages 21 and up. You'll enjoy great $3 Valentine's drink specials and a $1,000 midnight balloon drop. Ladies drink free upstairs from 9 pm until 11 pm compliments of Red Rocket Energy Drink. The Rodeo Bar & Grill is located at 1318 Celebrity Square in downtown Myrtle Beach.

Romantic Dinner at Martin's Restaurant - February 14
Visit Martin's Restaurant at the Long Bay Resort for a romantic, five-course dinner, music and a champagne toast. For your appetizer, choose proscuitto with melon, kubeliak (salmon with mushrooms & onion, wrapped in puff pastry) or shrimp & grits. Enjoy soup and salad and then choose your main course from four delicious entrees: Surf & Turf (filet mignon, lobster tail & baked potato) for $46, Stuffed Roasted Pork Loin (stuffed with prosciutto, spinach & Italian sausage with mashed sweet potatoes & gravy) for $36, Grouper ala Cardinal (grouper ala francese topped with shrimp & scallops in rich creamy cardinal sauce, served over risotto) for $39 or Chicken Gordon Bleu (chicken breast filled with ham & Swiss, breaded, pan fried served with garlic mashed potatoes & mushroom, burgundy sauce) for $36. For dessert try Martin's chocolate truffle mousse cake, apple pie ala mode or cheese cake with strawberries. Classic Band will start playing romantic tunes at 7 pm. One of the top-rated restaurants in Myrtle Beach, Martin's Restaurant is located 7200 N Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach. Call 843-449-1368 for reservations.

Dinner for Two at Salt Water Creek - February 14
Visit Salt Water Creek and enjoy a romantic, four-course dinner and wine for two on Valentine's Day. The cost is $60 per couple and includes an appetizer to share, two Caesar or simple salads, two entrees, a delicious dessert to share and a bottle of LaTerre wine. Salt Water Creek is located at 4660 Hwy 17 Bypass in Murrells Inlet, SC. Call 843-357-2433 for reservations.

The Brentwood Restaurant & Wine Bistro - February 14-15
The Brentwood Restaurant & Wine Bistro will be serving a romantic, four course dinner from 4:30 pm until 9:30 pm on Friday and Saturday. The cost is $55 per person and includes your choice of appetizer (Seared Diver Scallop, Braised Short Ribs or Warm Oysters au Champagne), second course (Shrimp & Lobster Bisque or Warm Goat Cheese Salad), entree (Chateaubriand, Golden Tile Versailles or Roasted Rack of Lamb) and a Heart Shape Chocolate & Raspberry Mousse dessert for two. Add a chef's wine selection for $18 per person. You can also order from the a la carte menu. The Brentwood Restaurant & Wine Bistro is located at 4269 Luck Avenue in Little River, SC. Call 843-249-2601 for reservations.

Five Course Dinner at The Melting Pot - February 14-15
The Melting Pot will be serving a delicious, five-course dinner on Friday and Saturday. The cost is $65 per person and includes a Shrimp Ceviche Cocktail appetizer, your choice of second course cheese fondue (New Orleans Cheddar, Crab Imperial Fontina, or Pancetta & Gorgonzola Swiss), salad (Wisconsin Wedge, Marinated Tomato & Cucumbers, or Creamy Caesar), main course served with fresh vegetables and dipping sauce (Australia Lamb Chops, Choice Filet Mignon, Marinated Chicken Breast, Old Bay Shrimp, Fennel Orange Pork Tenderloin or Gourmet Ravioli) and a decadent chocolate fondue dessert (Dark a L' Orange, Wild Berry Crunch, or Strawberry Mascapone Shortcake). You can add a Cold Water Lobster Tail for only $8. The Melting Pot is located at 5100 N Kings Hwy in Myrtle Beach. Seating is limited. Call 843-692-9003 for reservations.

Sweetheart Dinner at Croissants Bistro & Bakery - February 13-15
Croissants Bistro & Bakery will be serving a romantic Sweetheart Dinner on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The cost is $50 per person and includes a delicious Amuse (Foie Gras Mousse, Brulee'd Strawberry, Spice Pecans), your choice of first course (Savory Almond, Pear and Brie Tartlet Charcuterie Board or Oysters on the Half Shell), second course (Beef Napoleon, Worley Lane Farm Goat Cheese & Pecan Vinaigrette or Oysters Benton Soup or Scallops, Short Rib & Cauliflower Puree), main course (Buttermilk and Sage Brined Chicken Breast, Pan Seared Grouper or Surf and Turf with Beef Tenderloin and Butter Poached Lobster Tail) and dessert (Flourless Chocolate Cake or Vanilla Creme Brulee). Croissants Bistro & Bakery is located 3751 Grissom Parkway in downtown Myrtle Beach. Call 843-448-2253 for reservations.

Romantic Oceanfront Dinner for Two at Cafe Amalfi - February 14
Cafe Amalfi will be serving a romantic, four course dinner for two with a spectacular view of the Atlantic Ocean. Main course selections include Rack of Lamb, Filet of Beef or Steamed Seabass. Cafe Amalfi is located in the Oceanfront Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort at 10000 Beach Club Drive in Myrtle Beach. Call 843-692-3145 for reservations.

Couple's Special at Castano's Italian Steakhouse - February 14
Enjoy a delicious three course dinner for two at Castano's Italian Steakhouse. The cost is $99 per couple and includes an Arugula Salad, Surf and Turf for 2 with Au Gratin Potatoes & Grilled Asparagus Wrapped in Prosciutto and a delectable, Heart-Shaped Mixed Berry and Grand Marnier Shortcake. Castano's Italian Steakhouse is located in Barefoot Landing at 4926 Hwy 17 South in North Myrtle Beach. Call 843-361-2000 for reservations.

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