Spend a Day in Market Common
The Market Common is a live, work, play-style complex that opened in April of 2008. The dog-friendly area is home to parks, eateries, specialty shops and local events and is located at the former Myrtle Beach Air Force Base. It’s home to everything from family-oriented festivals to big-name restaurants and local boutiques. We’re breaking down some of the top places to eat, things to do and everything you need to know about The Market Common!
Looking for a gift for someone special? The Market Common stores have it all! CityMac is the area’s exclusive Apple specialist store and Manifest Design can help you find the perfect pieces to bring home. Boutique shops can be found throughout the complex as well. Some of our favorites are ivy and leo, Random and Centro Shoes.
Restaurants & Bars
Whether you want a low-key lunch or a night out with good food and good friends, there are plenty of great restaurants to consider at The Market Common. Tupelo Honey offers stylish cocktails and seasonal Southern food with a twist like the Sweet Tea Roasted Chicken, Shoo Mercy Gulf Shrimp and Grits and the Fried Green Tomato and Burrata sandwich. Mix it up a little at Co Sushi where the chefs create interesting Poke bowls with fresh seafood and unique dishes like pressed sushi, wok noodles and Spicy Udon. Travinia Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar offers fresh Italian cuisine while P.F. Chang’s Chinese dishes can please even the pickiest of palates.
Check out your favorite sports teams on the big screens at Nacho Hippo Cantina Maximo or King Street Grille. Your kids will love creating their own pizzas at Ultimate California Pizza – voted Best Pizza in Myrtle Beach! The Brass Tap, Crepe Creation Café and Gordon Biersch are just a few of the other great options for dining out at The Market Common.
Specialty Bakeries & Snacks
When it’s time to satisfy your sugar cravings, The Market Common shops and bakeries have it all. You Eat I Bake creates custom baked goods for those with allergies and special diets while Peace, Love and Little Donuts tops their goods with almost anything sugary you can think of (including maple bacon!). The Uncommon Chocolatier and Cold Stone Creamery are two other sugary stops with plenty of sweet treats.
Things to Do at The Market Common
The Market Common is much more than just shopping and dining (although it’s pretty great for all of that). Bring your dogs to the dog park or get your workout in around Grand Park. There you’ll find walking paths, picnic shelters and amazing playgrounds for kids of all ages. Savannah’s Playground Enabling Park is a huge hit all year round and offers a fun and safe place to play for children of all abilities! Still need more exercise? Try out a class at Yoga In Common – a studio that welcomes everyone from kids to seniors.
The Market Common is a great place for a fun date night. Let the stylists at Dolce Lusso Salon and Day Spa pamper you and then head to the movies at Grand 14 Theater, check out the art at Seacoast Artists Gallery or make your own fun and games at 810 Billiards and Bowling. This fun spot is more than just your average bowling alley! It’s got a full bar, delicious food, board games, arcade games and a great ambiance for a large group or just the two of you.
Events at The Market Common
The annual events at The Market Common have turned into some of the most popular things to do in all of Myrtle Beach. The Southern Times Square New Year’s Eve block party draws in thousands of locals and visitors for a fireworks show and live cast of the ball drop in Times Square. The annual Irish Fest features craft brews, live entertainment and a kids’ zone for the perfect way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with your family.
Seasonal horse-drawn carriage rides are available for quick tours around the area and are fun for all ages. Other events include Oktoberfest, free summer concerts and movies on the lawn, holiday shopping markets, a farmers’ market and the Dragon Boat Races to benefit Ground Zero.
Stay Near The Market Common
South Bay Inn & Suites
South Bay Inn and Suites is the newest property to open in Myrtle Beach and is just a short drive to The Market Common. It’s home to a large indoor water park with two huge waterslides and a kiddie play zone. The immaculately kept rooms feature one- and two-bedroom layouts available with full kitchens and cozy bedrooms. Free breakfast is included with every stay in addition to valet parking, room service and access to a large game room and fitness center.
Ocean Park Resort
If you’re excited about the dog-friendly perks at The Market Common, chances are you’ll want a dog-friendly hotel too! Ocean Park Resort proudly welcomes your furry friends to stay in one of their rentals with up to four bedrooms. Rooms offer free wi-fi, fully equipped kitchens and private balconies for the best views of the sparkling Atlantic Ocean. Ocean Park is also home to an in-house dog spa and day care and has a designated doggy area and welcome gifts for each pup. Other resort amenities include indoor and outdoor pools, hot tubs, a kiddie pool and fitness center.