The area is best known for its restaurants - positively the best seafood to be had. Walking distance to Garden City Pier and Surfside Pier, a beautiful morning beach walk. One of the most favorite places to dine is the Gulf Stream Café, with marsh views, oyster roasts, and live bands to enjoy on the weekend. Go a little further south into Murrells Inlet and the choices are endless. Conveniently located close to some of the areas best attractions, Garden City Beach is directly south of Surfside Beach and ends on a peninsula at the mouth of Murrells Inlet, also home to some of the nation's best golf courses.
Other attractions include the Marsh Walk, a 1/2 mile boardwalk overlooking a pristine salt marsh, Brookgreen Gardens, a sculpture garden with wildlife preserve, and the famous Garden City Pier.
Restaurants such as Gulf Stream Café, Original Sam's Corner, and Sara J's Seafood are a stone's throw away and Conch Café is right next door.
Looking for Entertainment and a day of shopping? How about a visit to Inlet Square Mall, The Market Common, Coastal Grand, Broadway at the Beach, Barefoot Landing, Medieval Times, The Carolina Opry, Pirates Voyage, and Legends in Concert. Let's not forget about Ripley's Aquarium, Alligator adventure, Hard Rock Café, Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville, and The Pavilion Nostalgia Park.
Other point of interests close by include: the waterfront community of Georgetown, the third oldest city and second largest seaport in SC. Also Historic Conway with it's downtown River walk area nestled on the banks of the Waccamaw River. Both towns include fine dining, shopping, and historic sites.
The picturesque landscape of sandy beaches and salt water marshes bring visitors back year after year. State parks, boating, fishing, parasailing, crabbing, award winning restaurants, nationally-ranked golf courses, miniature golf, shopping, and miles of white sandy beaches, are just a few of the wonderful places and attractions.