Destination guide

Explore Garden City from vacation home rentals

Garden City is a small resort town that shares a section of the 60-mile arc of beaches called "The Grand Strand" with 11 other communities, including the region's big enchilada, Myrtle Beach. A Garden City vacation rental offers a chance to enjoy the same lovely sands and surf, away from the bigger town's bustle, while still close to natural areas, attractions for all the family, and some fine golfing. Garden City Pier is fine for strolling, fishing, watching the surfers, and it includes a bar for late-night partying.

Things to do

Tourist attractions near Garden City vacation homes

The pier is Garden City's biggest draw, great for fishing, strolling, and gazing at the waters—plus there's a cafe/bar at the end, with karaoke and live music in summer, adults only. Kids have their own amusements, including Wild Water & Wheels—a water park and go-kart track. Nearby Huntington Beach State Park has its own secluded beach, plus camping and tours of a Moorish-style mansion. Also nearby, Brookgreen Gardens has a botanical garden with outdoor sculptures and a zoo with local wildlife such as alligators, eagles, hawks, foxes, and deer.


Activities near your Garden City summer rental

Garden City's signature event is its Fourth of July parade of golf carts decorated in red, white, and blue. From that, you can be sure that golfing is a favorite pursuit here, with several fine courses in the area, including the notable Indian Wells Golf Club. A Garden City vacation rental places you well for beach activities from sunning to surfing to jet skiing. You can fish from the 668-foot pier, or book a charter among inlets near shore or out in the ocean. There's shopping in town, a biker bar or two, and a water park for kids.

Day trips

Day trips near Garden City vacation homes

Garden City is the ideal base camp to explore the attractions of Myrtle Beach. Vacation rentals are just a short distance from places like Broadway at the Beach, an entertainment complex with restaurants, shopping, and live shows, and SkyWheel Myrtle Beach, a towering observation wheel with coastline views and light shows. You'll also like Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, a marine attraction with kid-friendly exhibits and live animal shows, and Family Kingdom Amusement Park, a beachfront amusement park with water rides and thrill rides.


Local weather for your trip to Garden City vacation rentals

Garden City is a beachgoers destination in the summer, when temperatures generally hit the 80s and water parks and other outdoor amusements are going full tilt—check out the scene in July, when the southeastern heat and humidity hit their peak. A Garden City vacation rental in winter, usually with temps in the 40s, still offers sunbirds and travelers fine golfing and beach walking, although a January dip into the 30s can send you toward indoor pursuits. Sunny more days than not, the weather can turn rainy any time of year, but especially in September.

Natural features

From the sands to wetland forest, nature is on display

Garden City Beach, as it's sometimes called, is part of the 60-mile Grand Strand that makes up a vacationers' paradise along South Carolina's northern shore. Sometimes nature shows up with great force, as when hurricanes caused huge damage in 1954 and 1989. More usually, nature can be observed more quietly. The pier offers views of schools of fish, dolphins, and jellyfish, plus the occasional shark. Nearby Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge, made up of tidal marshes and forests, hosts endangered swallow-tailed kites and other birds, plus black bears and red foxes.

Good for couples

Romantic vacation homes in Garden City

Couples can enjoy an array of activities in Garden City. Vacation homes are available near places like the Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk, a quaint waterfront boardwalk along an estuary with lively eateries and live music, and Myrtle Beach State Park, a sandy parkland with a recreational oceanfront, a nature center, and forest areas. You could also visit Hudson’s Surfside Flea Market, a vibrant shopping area with unique finds.

Where to stay around Garden City?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 3,938 vacation rentals near Garden City. From 1,463 Houses to 1,890 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Garden City for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Garden City?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Garden City:

  • Woodland Terrace: 644 vacation rentals
  • Portobello II: 580 vacation rentals
  • Salters Cove: 569 vacation rentals
  • Crescent Beach: 3,740 vacation rentals
  • Windy Hill: 4,056 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Garden City?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Garden City. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Pier at Garden City: 7,082 vacation rentals
  • Tupelo Bay Golf Center: 7,519 vacation rentals
  • Garden City Pavilion Arcade: 7,071 vacation rentals
  • Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Promenade: 5,620 vacation rentals
  • Barefoot Landing: 6,440 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Garden City listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Garden City?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,463 Houses in Garden City. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Garden City include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,890 rentals available
  • Cottages: 73 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 73 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Villas and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Garden City?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 3,252 vacation rentals with pool available in Garden City. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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