Soothing sands and scenic parks. A world of shopping and restaurants. Amusement parks and golf galore. The fun is nonstop and gleeful romance fills the air when you honeymoon in gorgeous Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Not only did TripAdvisor name it America’s best beach two years in a row, but National Geographic named its boardwalk one of the top three in all of America.

With miles of surf and tons of sun, Myrtle Beach is a treasure of the east coast. Cruise the beach side boardwalk’s funky shops, or hold hands for a ride in the 200-foot Skywheel ferris wheel. Gorgeous forests at Myrtle Beach State Park are prime for hiking, and at night couples can go out on the town and enjoy some of America’s best seafood, classic southern dishes and grilled delights to live music and waterfront views of inlet, ocean and lake. After dinner hit up a local bar or club, take a couples’ dance lesson or catch live shows ranging from concerts and dance performances to stand-up comedy and Broadway plays.

Relax all day on the miles of beach, or get wild and crank the throttles of high-powered jetskis and zooming ATVs. For another kind of honeymoon thrill, you can soar through the sky together on a parasail or cut through the water at breakneck speed on waterskis or wakeboards. Take a couples’ lesson or do something more relaxed, like a dolphin-viewing trip where couples experience close encounters with our smiling sea-bound cousins. See the landscape from a private VIP gondola, take a couple’s sailing adventure, camp out in beautiful parks or ride together on horseback across the sandy beach.

When you’re done with the endless romance and entertainment on the beaches and boardwalks, retire to any number of wonderfully-romantic hotels and resorts. There’s enough variety, excitement and unabashed fun to put every couple into a state of pure bliss for their honeymoon in Myrtle Beach. Thinking of a destination wedding in Myrtle Beach? Click the “Destination Weddings” tab for great hotels with romance or wedding packages, and then check out our Myrtle Beach Destination Wedding Guide for helpful info on tying the knot.