There are many reasons people head south for summer vacations and winter escapes. Maybe it’s the wonderful weather, the scrumptious seafood, amazing golf courses, or any number of diversions along the Grand Strand. We’re sure the miles and miles of beautiful sandy beaches have something to do with it, too.

But let’s not forget good old “Southern Hospitality!” Pour yourself an ice-cold glass of sweet tea, sit a spell on the porch, and read about these simply southern stops on the Grand Strand to visit on your next trip.

The Southern Living Store

The Nation’s first Southern Living Store opened at the Market Common in Myrtle Beach in the fall of 2016, and since then, four more locations followed suit across the south, including another area store at Broadway at the Beach. Featuring quintessentially southern home décor, fashion, cookbooks, food, travel totes, and garden items, this eclectic mix makes for it a must see for locals and visitors alike!

Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen

Celebrity chef and TV personality, Paula Deen is famous for her mouth-watering southern dishes. Her new restaurant at Broadway at the Beach is truly a unique dining (and shopping) experience. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served family-style, and the food just keeps coming — so be sure to bring your appetite! Choose from home cooked southern classics like fried catfish, collard greens, banana pudding, biscuits and sausage gravy, cheesy grits, squash casserole, chicken pot pie and much more! On your way out, browse through Paula’s cookbooks, recipe mixes, and home décor in the store below the restaurant.

Southern Connection

One of several stores in the area that sells southern favorites like Tervis, ‘Merican Proper, and Simply Southern, Southern Connection can be found at both Barefoot Landing and Broadway. Shop for casual apparel with southern style, beachy home accessories, and more!

House of Blues

House of Blues is located at Barefoot Landing, and its southern roots show. After all, Rock and Roll and the Blues were born in the south! Serving up soul food, jambalaya, and BBQ, plus great live music and a Sunday Gospel Brunch, this is a must stop for a true southern experience.

Of course, this is just a small sampling of the many places offering up “Southern Hospitality” along the Grand Strand. From the Alabama Theatre and Carolina Opry, to Bar-B-Que House in North Myrtle Beach and the famous breakfast buffet at Mammy’s Kitchen (a Myrtle Beach legend for over 60 years), there’s something to taste, see and do with every trip!

Contact Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach for a great place to stay on your next Grand Stand vacation, and check out our video! Then, take a peek at this featured property.

The Cotton Patch: The Cotton Patch is a large family home that is only steps away to the beach in Cherry Grove. This house is perfect for blended family vacations since there are kitchens and living areas on both levels. This comfortable home has a private pool with plenty of seating to enjoy the outdoors. There also is an outdoor shower to use when coming back from the beach to wash off all the sand.

If you like to grill out, the Cotton Patch has two charcoal grills for your cooking needs. There are full kitchens on each level so you can enjoy family meals or quick snacks. There are also living areas on each level so your family can relax in the evening watching their favorite shows on one of the many flat screen TVs in the house.

Each level has a queen bed in the master suite, a double in the 2nd bedroom and a queen and a twin in the 3rd bedroom. There are TVs in most of the bedrooms. There is a bathroom in each of the master suites and a hall bathroom on each floor as well as a 5th bathroom under the house by the pool. The kitchen is fully stocked and has everything you need to do some good southern cooking.

This home is right down the street from the beach in Cherry Grove and is walking distance to many restaurants. The Cherry Grove Pier is nearby if you enjoy fishing or just taking walks on the beach. This property rents by the week in the summer only. Please contact us for more information and booking details.

The sea, the sun, and the Grand Strand! Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach, LLC, is a premier, full-service, licensed property management company in North Myrtle Beach, SC. Whether you are booking a reservation for your vacation or entrusting us with the management of your property, our professionally trained staff will ensure that all the details of renting the property are handled in a pleasant, stress-free manner. Call us today at 888-488-8588!

Myrtle Beach Barefoot Resort, a division of Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach, is just a hop skip and jump away from the beach and beautiful Barefoot Landing, and was built with golf in mind with four of the most amazing golf courses in the area. When planning your vacation getaway, Myrtle Beach Barefoot Resort will help you make the most of your visit to the Grand Strand. Call us today at 800-548-9904!


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