The Market Common
Myrtle Beach SC 29577
- Mon: 10am-9pm
- Tue: 10am-9pm
- Wed: 10am-9pm
- Thu: 10am-9pm
- Fri: 10am-9pm
- Sat: 10am-9pm
- Sun: 11am-8pm
Located in Myrtle Beach, on the former Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, the Market Common is a sprawling outdoor lifestyle complex filled with shops, restaurants and entertainment options for all ages.
Dine alfresco at one of the restaurants or spend the afternoon strolling the picturesque streets, the Market Common also features a movie theater, art gallery, yoga studio, theater company, book store and grocery store.
Parking and public transportation to Market Common
The best way to travel to Market Common is by car, the complex is located just off Farrow Parkway, in between U.S. 17 Business and U.S. 17 Bypass in the heart of Myrtle Beach. There is plenty of free parking on the streets and in parking garages located throughout the center.
Best and worst and time to go to Market Common
The summer season, from May through around mid-October, is the best time to explore Market Common. The beautiful setting, mixed with warm temperatures makes it a lively atmosphere for enjoying the live bands that play during Music in the Streets each Wednesday, and Music on the Green each Thursday in Valor Park. On Fridays, complimentary family movies are shown in Valor Park during their Movies under the Stars series.
Admission to Market Common
There is no admission cost to the Market Common; even parking is free at its numerous parking garages and lots. Admission prices to festivals held on the property throughout the year vary depending on the festival.
Must see/do at Market Common
During the summer season, beginning in May, complimentary carriage rides are offered to visitors. Have a special furry friend? The complex is pet friendly and often shops will leave out bowls full of water for thirsty four legged friends.
Other places to visit near Market Common
Market Common is just across the street from the Grand Park Athletic Complex, and a short drive to Coastal Grand Mall, the Myrtle Beach International Airport, and Myrtle Beach State Park.
Insider tip for visitors to Market Common
Just across Farrow Parkway, adjacent to Market Common, is Grand Park, which features a spacious playground area and fitness trail that encompasses a large man-made lake.
Author's bio: Rebecca S. Robertson has called Myrtle Beach home for the past seven years. She has written for a variety of local and national publications.