Rather than shop at the same major national chains you can find all over the country, many visitors enjoy digging into the area's past by checking out the local antique and vintage outlets. Guests at The Dayton House can take off in any direction (except due east into the Atlantic Ocean, of course) and find a treasure trove of items from the area's past.
Whether you are a casual shopper looking to browse the antique stores in the Myrtle Beach area, or a hard-core picker wanting to make a full day out of hunting for hidden honey holes on the outer reaches of the Grand Strand, there are plenty of options for antiquing. Here are some of the best places to shop within an hour's drive of The Dayton House:
* Coast to Coast Antiques: Located near Market Common, this place has a large showroom filled with home furnishings, vintage decor and collectibles.
* Fox and Hound Antiques Mall: Located near the Tanger Outlet Stores, shoppers can mix the new and the old by also visiting this 8,600 square foot showroom with more than 60 dealers selling vintage items.
* Soda Pop's Vintage Shop: Take a trip back to the good ol' days by digging through vintage Americana treasures while also having an old-fashioned soda and hamburger.
* Vintiques Antique and Variety Mall: This place is worth visiting even if you aren't an antique lover. Shoppers with a good eye can find a wide variety of vintage items at this honey hole.
* Everything Under the Sun: The name says it all at this North Myrtle Beach indoor flea market, which features antiques, clothing, jewelry, memorabilia, crafts and a whole lot more.
* Little River Mini-Mall: This mall might be "mini" but it packs a lot of item under one roof. Located in Little River, just south of the Carolina border, this place is worth the half-hour trip.
* Wildflower: The classic meets the modern at this trendy North Myrtle Beach shop, which offers antique and vintage items in a cool setting.
* Classic Antiques and More: This upscale shop in Murrells Inlet features handmade furniture and classic decor.
* Harvest Commons: This Pawleys Island facility features more than 50 vendors offering a wide selection of home furnishings and more.
* Homespun Crafters Mall: This Surfside Beach outlet specializes in fabrics, quilts and other antique items.
* New To You 2: This hip little Murrells Inlet shop offers antique items, décor, local art, vintage clothing and jewelry.
* Two Sisters with Southern Charm: A pair of siblings shares their passion for "Vintage & Shabby Home Decor" at this Garden City Beach locale.
* AAA Resale Antiques and Collectibles: Make the 15-mile trip to Conway for some great deals on home furnishings and décor.
* Carolina Forest Flea Market & Antiques: You name it; you can probably find it at this 30,000 square foot facility.
* Forgotten Times Antiques: Discover the active antique scene in downtown Conway at this store that offers a wide selection of furniture, collectibles, and memorabilia and much more near the Riverwalk.
* Southern Pickers Antiques: Experience a slice of Southern life at this honey hole in historic Conway.
After a busy day of antiquing, head back to The Dayton House and shift back into vacation mode on the Myrtle Beach oceanfront.