Did you know that July is national picnic month?
Sounds like a great excuse to get family and friends together for a picnic.
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There is something nostalgic about picnics. They take us back to a simpler time. I remember going on picnics as a child with my family.
I always looked forward to the outdoor meal and the fun that would always come after on the playground, throwing a frisbee, and the many other games we would play outdoors.
Myrtle Beach is a great place to create memories while enjoying a picnic.
Here’s a look at some of the places you can have a picnic along the Grand Strand.
Grand Park in The Market Common offers plenty of space for picnics and play. The park has several shelters and picnic areas. Kids will love the playground area. While you are there, take a walk along the one-mile fitness trail and enjoy the large lake and all of the waterfowl that love to swim in it.
MYRTLE BEACH STATE PARK
The Myrtle Beach State Park is a great location for a picnic. You can chose to have your picnic with an ocean view or nestled in the forest. There are also several shelters that are great for large gatherings. Kids will love the playgrounds that located near the picnic areas. To work up an update or burn off some calories after you eat take a walk along one of the nature trails.
HUNTINGTON BEACH STATE PARK
Another state park that is great for picnics is Huntington Beach State Park. This park in Murrells Inlet also offers shelters and picnic areas. While at Huntington, you can enjoy the beach, the marsh and the trails.
Across the street from Huntington Beach State Park, you will find Brookgreen Gardens. Brookgreen offers a picnic area and shelter. Before or after your picnic you can enjoy the gardens and kids will love the Lowcountry Zoo and the Enchanted Storybook Forest playground.
McLean Park in North Myrtle Beach SC is home to 10 acres that includes a lake. There are several shelters and areas to have a picnic. While there for your picnic, you can play tennis, go for a walk along the lake, or relax in the meditation garden. There are also two playgrounds that the kids will love.