You don’t have to look far to see plenty of Myrtle Beach memorabilia. When you take a memorable vacation, it’s natural to want to take a piece of it home with you. Something beyond that pocketful of shells, anyway.
It’s the tourist experience, reminders of something meaningful.
Not all souvenirs are created equal. Here are 10 you should consider when you visit the Grand Strand. How many do you already have?
1. A beer Glass from your favorite brew pub
Designs and logos from places you have a cold one are perfect to add to your own glass collection. Bring home a cool, tall pilsner glass from Gordon Biersch. Or select drinkware from Independent Republic Brewing Company or Tidal Creek Brewhouse.
2. Beach or South Carolina themed jewelry from The Mole Hole
Visit this cool shop in Barefoot Landing, home of Pandora beads and jewelry and rhythm clocks, too. Charms feature beach themes, turtles, and South Carolina’s palmetto and moon symbol.
3. A finisher medal from the Myrtle Beach Marathon
You’ll never forget a marathon, half marathon, 10K, or 5K run in your favorite vacation destination. Take on this scenic course March 5, 2022.
4. Anything made of shells from the Gay Dolphin
It’ll take a while to peruse the sales floors in this massive shop — with some 70,000 items available at any given time. The prices are good, the vibe is relaxed, the history is legendary.
5. A prize you won at Garden City Pavilion and Arcade
You’ll have to earn this one! Visit the classic arcade on The Pier at Garden City Beach for a timeless day of fun.
6. A selfie sesh at Selfie WRLD
What a cute place to visit for your kids (or you, let’s be honest!) to get some like-worthy selfies to take home. It’s a creative space for a mini photo shoot and lots of great memories.
7. A slab of fudge from Kilwin’s
There’s a chance it won’t make the journey back without being eaten prematurely! The moment you walk into this iconic shop, you’ll be glad you did. Kilwin’s has made incredible fudge for generations. Try and take some home with you.
8. A Murrells Inlet Fishing Village T-shirt from Lazy Gator
We almost brought ourselves to suggest an actual gator head, but just couldn’t! This shirt is cool though. It tells the story of this fun community’s standing as a drinking village with a fishing problem. Truth or legend? You be the judge! Murrells Inlet is a happy place, either way.
9. A wine tumbler from Brookgreen Gardens
If you’ve strolled these grounds, peppered with sculptures, you’ll want to bring home something. Brookgreen’s gift shop carries books, garden implements, and other keepsakes.
10. Drunken Jack’s hoodie
They look like a classic collegiate hooded sweatshirt. Only they commemorate a tipsy pirate (the perfect mascot for the Marshwalk!) Any gift from the unique yet similar eateries in Murrells Inlet is sure to be a great choice.