Spend Thanksgiving with Marina Inn at Grande Dunes

Everyone loves a big family Thanksgiving…a house full of family and friends, the smell of turkey and dressing baking, football on TV, after dinner naps and the fun and fellowship of those you love, but sometimes it’s nice to take a break from the stress and pressure of hosting the perfect family gathering and get away from the holiday hustle and bustle. We have the perfect alternative for you!

Picture yourself spending the Thanksgiving holiday in luxury accommodations overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway and just moments away from Myrtle Beach area shopping, dining, shows and attractions. How does that sound? Escape to Myrtle Beach with Marina Inn at Grande Dunes for your Thanksgiving holiday this year!

Myrtle Beach enjoys mild temperatures almost year-round, so you can still come to the beach during the holidays and take advantage of many outdoor activities during your stay. Play a round of golf or tennis, take a stroll on the beach, or just watch the sunset from your private balcony. Of course the day after Thanksgiving (Black Friday) is the official kick-off to the holiday shopping season, so get a head start on your Christmas list (or just enjoy a little retail therapy) while you’re in town! There are many shopping options nearby. Barefoot Landing, Tanger Outlets, Broadway at the Beach, Coastal Grand Mall and Market Common are all conveniently located near Marina Inn at Grande Dunes and are sure to have shopping incentives going on throughout the holiday weekend.

Maybe you’d rather avoid the crowds at the shopping centers and simply just be entertained. The holiday season brings great opportunities for shows in Myrtle Beach. The Carolina Opry and Pirates Voyage, located just across the highway from Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, both have popular holiday shows going this time of year that are fun for the entire family. They will sell out, so be sure and get your tickets early! Of course, there is no shortage of great dining in the area, and Marina Inn at Grande Dunes offers several dining options onsite as well.

Our Thanksgiving Package includes luxurious accommodations in a Grande Queen guest room for two nights and tickets to our highly anticipated Annual Thanksgiving Brunch for (2) adults and (2) children. The Thanksgiving Brunch includes traditional Thanksgiving favorites like carved turkey and dressing as well and coastal treats like chilled shrimp and oysters on the half shell. Pack your bags and leave the cooking and clean up to us!

We hope to see you at Marina Inn Grande Dunes this Thanksgiving!

Marina Inn at Grande Dunes – Perfect Hotel for Couples

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Whether you’re celebrating an anniversary, newly married or just want a getaway with your special someone, Marina Inn at Grande Dunes-Myrtle Beach has the perfect escape for you. Our location alone exudes romance with beautiful views of the Intracoastal Waterway, marina and rolling greens and with the majesty of our classic meditarranean architecture, it’s truly a lover’s paradise!

In addition to the perfect setting for romance, Marina Inn at Grande Dunes also offers numerous packages and services catering to couples. Ranging from entertainment and activity to rest and relaxation, we can set up an ultimate couple’s retreat that is just right for you. Here are a few of the special experiences we offer:

Anniversary Package

Our Anniversary Grande Devotion package includes a two night stay in our luxury accommodations.Take advantage of all our property has to offer; sauna, indoor/outdoor pools, Jacuzzis, fitness center and more, or just enjoy the comfort of your luxurious, oversized guest room with private balcony and gorgeous views. Additionally, you’ll receive sparkling wine and chocolate covered strawberries delivered to your room after check-in, one three-course dinner for two in our award-winning Waterscapes restaurant, breakfast each morning at Waterscapes and one cocktail each in our popular Reflections Bar.

Duplin Winery Package

The Duplin Winery package combines one night of luxurious accommodations at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes with a wine tasting experience for two at Duplin Winery (located just 10 miles north of Marina Inn at Grande Dunes). Additionally, upon arrival, you’ll receive a custom gift basket including a select bottle of Duplin wine and other items native to South Carolina.

Myrtle Beach Wellness Package

For the ultimate in relaxation and rejuvenation, the Myrtle Beach Wellness package includes two nights luxury accommodations in one of our grande guest rooms, a 60-minute “Therapeutic & Relaxing Massage” using light to moderate pressure, a facial massage, daily breakfast at Waterscapes, unlimited, 24-hour access to the fitness center, pools, sauna and Jacuzzis, valet parking, a Grande Dunes walking trail map, and a Wellness Gift Basket with organic and natural, healthy snacks.

Suite Spa Retreat

Get ready to truly pamper each other with this package! The Suite Spa Retreat package includes; two nights luxury accommodations, breakfast in bed each morning, His and Her bathrobes, and one 60-minute Couples Sweet Retreat massage featuring hot stones on your neck, shoulders and back.

Of course, you do not have to choose a “package” to enjoy a couple’s getaway to Myrtle Beach. If you’re looking to take in the Myrtle Beach nightlife and entertainment, there are many attractions located nearby Marina Inn at Grande Dunes. Stop by and talk with the concierge for recommendations. With our close proximity to area beaches, maybe make time for a romantic walk on the beach as well. Additionally, an entire menu of in room spa services are also offered to guests of Marina Inn at Grande Dunes. Enjoy these relaxing treatments in the privacy and comfort of your room. You may just decide not to leave your room at all. That’s fine, we have in room dining available, too! Whatever you choose, we know you’ll “fall in love” with Marina Inn at Grande Dunes…see you soon!

The Carolina Opry – A Top Myrtle Beach Attraction

The Myrtle Beach area has been a country music hotbed for years. Of course, country music legends, Alabama, got their start right on Ocean Boulevard at the world-famous Bowery, the Carolina Country Music Festival (CCMF) has been held in Myrtle Beach for the past four years, and there was even a Myrtle Beach country music jamboree in the early ‘80s featuring major country artists like Conway Twitty, Johnny Cash, Tammy Wynette and more. With that history, it’s no surprise that Calvin Gilmore envisioned the Grand Strand to be a good place to start a country music theater. In 1986, the Carolina Opry was opened in Surfside Beach (right on Highway 17 near the intersection of Surfside Drive and 17 Business). They started out with just 12 performers and were the only music theater in the area for seven years.

In 1992, the current location of the Carolina Opry opened where highways 17 Business and Bypass meet on the north end of the Strand. By this time, Myrtle Beach was beginning to look like Branson, Missouri with its multiple dinner/music/show offerings. At one time there were quite a few theaters in town. Some have come and gone, but the Carolina Opry has remained a staple and major Myrtle Beach attraction for more than 30 years.

The award-winning Carolina Opry was named “Most Outstanding South Carolina Attraction” by the South Carolina’s Governor’s Cup. Additionally, Carolina Opry performers have been featured on nationally televised shows like The Voice and America’s Got Talent. What was originally a country music show has evolved over the years to cover a wide variety of music genres. Carolina Opry has also added many special themed shows, some of which run year round, most notably their annual Christmas show which sells out year after year.

A night at the Carolina Opry is a perfect date night or good fun for an entire family or large group. Customers love its close proximity to Marina Inn Grande Dunes, so be sure and add it to your itinerary while staying with us. With that in mind, check out the special Carolina Opry package deals available on our packages page. Come stay with us and enjoy the music!

Top Outdoor Shopping in Myrtle Beach

As we move into the milder fall season, what better way to take it all in than with a little outdoor shopping? The Myrtle Beach area has been a great shopping destination for many years, but these days there are even more of the outdoor variety which seems to have become a trend all over the country recently.

So you’re in town looking for a little retail therapy, but you would also like to enjoy the fresh fall air? Where should you start? We have put together a great list for you! We’ll start closer to the Marina Inn Grande Dunes location and work out from there.

Tanger Outlet

Tanger Outlet has outlet malls all over the country and two right here on the Grand Strand. The closest to Marina Inn Grande Dunes is the one located just off Highway 17. Outlets are a great shopping choice for those who desire high quality, but do not want to pay high quality prices. This location offers more than 95 stores with high profile brands such as; Vineyard Vines, Kate Spade, Michael Kors, Ann Taylor LOFT, Adidas and more. There is also a food court located within the property. Stop by their customer service office to receive coupon books and other special offers. Tanger Outlets – Myrtle Beach is located at 10835 Kings Rd. in Myrtle Beach.

Barefoot Landing

Barefoot Landing is the original outdoor shopping destination for the Myrtle Beach area going way back to when it was a collection of small shops with rustic, sandy walkways. Today, it is a shopper’s paradise with everything from small, specialty gift shops to larger, national chain anchor stores. Additionally, if you’re making a day out of it, there are various eating establishments within the property as well as other attractions like Alligator Adventure, Alabama Theater, and the House of Blues. A recent addition, Lulu’s restaurant, owned by Jimmy Buffet’s sister, Lucy offers waterfront dining and an outdoor activity area featuring a ropes course and arcade. After shopping ‘til you drop, relax with a drink in hand while the kids play! Barefoot Landing is located at 4898 Hwy. 17 S. in North Myrtle Beach.

Market Common

Market Common has become a Myrtle Beach must visit destination since it’s development in 2008. Located on what was once the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base (closed in 1993), the 114-acre lifestyle center was designed as a live/work community incorporating shopping, dining and living space into one city center. Beautifully landscaped walkways with fountains, park benches and rocking chairs create an exquisite shopping atmosphere at Market Common. A collection of higher end shops selling everything from apparel to art and home decor, Market Common offers something for everyone. A large Barnes and Noble as well as a 14-screen movie theater are located onsite as well. In addition to the superior shopping experience, Market Common also offers a host of popular eating establishments from the larger, nationally known P.F. Changs to smaller, local eateries. Additionally, there is a full schedule of events going on year-round at Market Common–everything from 5K races to food and drink festivals as well as seasonal carriage rides, movies in the park and more. Market Common is located at 4017 Deville St. in Myrtle Beach.

Hammock Shops Village

So this one is a southern hike from Marina Inn Grande Dunes, but well worth the trip. Located in the “arrogantly shabby” Pawleys Island, this eclectic shopping village has been around since 1938. The Hammock Shops offer a variety of small boutiques featuring everything from handmade collectables and jewelry to clothing and candy. Of course they call it the “Hammock” Shops for a reason…be sure and stop by the Original Pawleys Island Rope Hammock Shop where you can view first hand the art of hammock weaving and purchase one of your very own to take home! Hammock Shops Village is located at 10880 Ocean Hwy. in Pawleys Island.

Be sure and check the Marina Inn Grande Dunes specials page for upcoming package deals, book your stay and get the retail therapy started!

Sipping Sweetly – Duplin Winery

Looking for a great way to unwin(e)d while visiting the Grand Strand? Visit one of the Myrtle Beach area’s favorite attractions, Duplin Winery, voted Best Wine Tasting Bar by MyrtleBeach.com. Though you wouldn’t think of the Myrtle Beach area as wine country, we do have our own signature wine in this part of the world–sweet muscadine wine, made from the muscadine grape. The muscadine grape is native to the Southeastern United States and found primarily in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi, and Florida. Muscadine grapes are larger than average grapes with a much thicker skin as well. They are known for their sweet taste and strong aromatics. There are red and white varieties, but all are generally served chilled unlike most reds which are served room temperature.

Originally out of Rose Hill, NC, Duplin Winery, a three generation, family-owned winery, has been producing muscadine wines since the 1970s. In 2015, Duplin brought their delicious wine to the Myrtle Beach area with the opening of their second location. The winery offers a variety of muscadine wines such as; sweet reds, sweet whites and a dry Burgundy. Some of their award-winning Carolina wines include Magnolia, featured in Martha Stewart Living as a favorite summertime wine, Hatteras Red, a North Carolina favorite, and Scuppernong, America’s oldest wine. Situated right on Highway 17 just as you enter North Myrtle Beach and in front of Barefoot Landing, Duplin Winery offers daily tastings, special events, tours, a cafe and a gift shop selling wine and wine accessories and other local items to take home with you or even back to your hotel room.

A new favorite at Duplin Winery is the Sweetzer mix. Sweetzer is a specially designed mix specifically made to blend with corresponding Duplin wines and create a sweet, frozen treat–a wine slushie, if you will. What a great way to enjoy the already delicious Duplin wines!

A day spent at Duplin Winery may include educating yourself on their wine-making procedures, watching the bottling process, and shopping in the gift shop. Of course the best part of the Duplin Winery experience is just enjoying live music in the courtyard or or a nice breeze on the front porch sitting one of their many rocking chairs, all while sipping your favorite Duplin wine selection.

Did you know the Marina Inn Grande Dunes offers Duplin Winery package? Check out our package page for the details.

Duplin Winery is open Monday – Saturday, 11 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Marina Inn – Top Wedding Venue in Myrtle Beach

Is the sound of wedding bells in your near future? You’ve said yes to the question that was popped – now it’s time to plan where you’ll say ‘I do’ to happily ever after. Myrtle Beach is a top wedding destination in the southeast. From the white sandy beaches to the award-winning restaurants and endless entertainment – there’s plenty of activities to keep your guests busy during your big weekend. If you’re planning on exchanging your vows in Myrtle Beach, Marina Inn at Grande Dunes is one of the top wedding venues on the Grand Strand. What makes this AAA four diamond resort stand out from the rest? Our prime location, luxurious accommodations, exquisite amenities and beautiful resort venue options are just a few reasons why we’re the perfect spot to celebrate your big day.

WEDDING VENUE

Marina Inn knows how special your wedding day is and is here to cater to your every need. We have everything covered from catering to the venue. We offer a one of a kind indoor and outdoor atmosphere unlike any other venue in Myrtle Beach. Our Grande Lawn is waterfront and is a beautiful spot to hold your wedding ceremony. Another place to exchange vows is the Compass Pad, which features panoramic views of the Marina, waterway and Grande Dunes golf course. And our indoor Nautilus Ballroom is an elegant reception or rehearsal dinner option.

LOCATION

Marina Inn is a luxury resort situated on the waterfront of the Intracoastal Waterway, in the prestigious Grande Dunes community. We are in a prime location in Myrtle Beach, only a short drive from plenty of activities. We’re minutes away from popular shopping complexes like Barefoot Landing and Broadway at the Beach. We’re across the way from The Carolina Opry where your guests can catch a show or if they’re into wine tastings, Duplin Winery is right up the road. For those wedding guests with kids – they’ll love visiting the reptiles at Alligator Adventure and using their imagination at WonderWorks. Not only are these top attractions perfect for guests – but if you decide to stay for your honeymoon, you’ll have plenty of places to explore and things to do!

ACCOMMODATIONS

Marina Inn features luxurious accommodations and offers a variety of suite sizes to accommodate your entire wedding party. Each suite is equipped with a comfortable bed, spacious bathroom complete with a travertine tile floor and Rainshower head in the shower. The private balconies offer breathtaking views of either the resort grounds, golf course or waterway. 

We encourage you to check out our honeymoon package and relish your time together after your big day!

AMENITIES

Not only do we offer lavish accommodations, but you and your wedding guests will love taking advantage of all of our resort amenities. Marina Inn has an on-site, award-winning restaurant – WaterScapes Restaurant – that serves a delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner. There’s a zero-entry, infinity edge outdoor pool and indoor pool to splash around in. For those that are sneaking in a final workout before the big day, we have a state of the art fitness center and sauna. You and your guests can enjoy a round of golf at the Grande Dunes Resort course, play a friendly doubles match on the tennis courts or rent jet skis at Myrtle Beach Watersports. You can even treat your wedding party to a blissful day of pampering with our in room spa services. If you have some time, hop on our complimentary shuttle and sneak off to a beach day at our exclusive beach access. Towels and chairs are provided – all you have to pack is yourself!

If you’re ready to start planning your wedding day at one of the top wedding venues in Myrtle Beach – check out Marina Inn’s wedding packages today! We can’t wait to celebrate with you!  

Celebrate NFL 100th Season Debut!

ENTER OUR PHOTO CONTEST for a TWO NIGHT STAY AT MARINA INN AT GRANDE DUNES!

To celebrate the “NFL 100th Season Debut” on Thursday, September 5th, the team at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes invite you to submit your favorite photo of you, you and your family, you and your dog, or whatever best represents you celebrating your favorite NFL team!

Winner will be selected based on creativity and fun.

We will post entries on facebook, instagram, and twitter as we receive them. To give you inspiration, the team of the Marina Inn will also be posting their favorite team photos daily on facebook! So check out facebook, instagram and twitter daily to see the latest posts.

To submit your entry, please submit to customerservice@marinainngrandedunes.com

But hurry! Contest ends on midnight, Wednesday, September 4, 2019.

Winner will be announced at 12:00 Noon September 5, 2019 for the “NFL 100th Season Debut”.

Tee Up with Marina Inn – Top Golf Resort in Myrtle Beach

Golfers of all skill levels from all over the world are gathering in Myrtle Beach August 26th through 30th for the Annual Myrtle Beach World Amateur Handicap Championship. This event is not only the world’s largest golf tournament, but is inclusive and offers a unique experience unlike any other tournament. From scratch golfers to 30 handicap, this huge tournament features a wide range of playing skills and has around 3,200 players competing each year! 

Anyone can play – and anyone can win. The World Am is open to any player with a valid USGA handicap index or international equivalent. The tournament pays out to 5 players per flight, meaning there are over 300 winners! Myrtle Beach is known as the ‘Golf Capital of the World’ and is home to over 90 golf courses – so it’s no wonder such a prestigious tournament is held right here on the Grand Strand. Players will have the opportunity to tee up at beautifully designed, yet challenging courses such as Caledonia Golf and Fish Club, Thistle Golf Club, TPC of Myrtle Beach, Myrtle Beach National, Oyster Bay and Love, Fazio and Norman at Barefoot Resorts. Click here for more information on the World Am Tournament.

Golf Packages at Marina Inn

If you plan on visiting the Grand Strand during the week of the World Am Championship, you have the opportunity to book your stay minutes away from one of the prestigious golf courses on the event list – Grande Dunes. Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, a four diamond AAA luxury resort, is located on the Intracoastal Waterway, right across the water from the par 72 course. The Grande Dunes Resort course has a dramatic design and features seven holes that are played along the waterway. Not only is Marina Inn in close proximity to the Grande Dunes course, but is centrally located to all the other golf courses that are apart of the World Am Tournament. 

Due to Myrtle Beach’s mild climate and number of award-winning golf courses, it’s one of the top golf destinations year round. Marina Inn caters to all types of golf trips – from father and son duos or boys trips to the annual girls golf getaway. We offer 5 golf specific packages at our resort to maximize your time on the course while you’re on vacation. 

The Honors Package is a luxury package that combines your choice of up to (8) of ‘Golf Digest’s Top 100” ranked Myrtle Beach courses and a minimum of four nights our resort. You’ll have lunch provided at the course you’re playing and a full breakfast each morning and two dinners our on-site award-winning restaurant, WaterScapes Restaurant. The Catch Your “Big Break in Myrtle Beach” Golf Package is inspired by Golf Channel’s #1 hit reality show – ‘Big Break’. Just like the show, you’ll have the opportunity to experience your own big break as you play three paid rounds at the award winning BarefootLanding courses in Myrtle Beach and get one free. This package features minimum of three nights at the resort. 

The Prime Time Rewards Myrtle Beach Golf Vacation Package includes three nights at Marina Inn and allows you to mix and match four or more rounds at a choice of any 22 Prime Times Signature Golf Courses in Myrtle Beach area. You’ll receive discounted AM and PM pricing at any of the courses and receive a $100 ‘Prime Time Rewards’ card at the first course on your itinerary. This card can be used towards the purchase of a mixture of food and beverages and merchandise. Our Legends Myrtle Beach Golf Package features 3 nights stay and the option to choose from five Legends golf courses. When you play three rounds, you’ll get your fourth round free and if you decide to play four rounds, you’ll get your fifth round for free. While you’re playing, you’ll receive a full breakfast buffet as well as lunch from a selected menu, and two draft beers with every round of golf each day. 

Just like the World Am Golf Tournament allows golfers to play bucket list courses, The Bucket List – Myrtle Beach Golf Resort Package lets you play three exclusive golf courses that should be on every golfers list. You’ll have one night stay at Marina Inn and the option to play either Grande Dunes Resort Course, the private Dunes Club in Myrtle Beach, or Pine Lakes Country Club. You’re able to enhance any of the packages by adding a breakfast box, lunch box and two dinner options.

Tee Up with Marina Inn

The accommodation included in these packages is our Grande Guest rooms. These oversized guest rooms come with one king bed or two queen beds. Each room is luxuriously furnished and features a bathrooms with travertine tile and a shower with a relaxing Rainshower head. There is a private balcony which offers a spectacular view of the waterway, the Grande Dunes Resort Course, or our beautiful resort property. For those with a larger golf group, feel free to upgrade to our two and three bedroom suites. 

If you’re ready to book your next ultimate golf getaway to Myrtle Beach, check out Marina Inn’s golf packages today to customize your vacation golfing experience.

Fall Food Festivals & Family Events in Myrtle Beach

As summer comes to an end in Myrtle Beach, we happily welcome fall and all the exciting events and festivals it brings with it. Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, a four diamond luxury resort, is ideally located in close proximity to the Grand Strands top attractions and fun-filled family events. Situated along the waterfront, our resort offers guests first-class accommodations, amazing views, and unique amenities. If you’re planning to stay with us this fall, here is a compilation of the tasty food festivals and cultural events you won’t want to miss:

SOS Fall Migration

Date: September 12th – 21st

Pack your shagging shoes and catch the final rays of summer as you dance the days away on Ocean Boulevard in North Myrtle Beach! The sounds of beach music will pour into the streets from some of the area’s historical shag including Duck’s, Fat Harold’s, and OD Pavilion. Whether you’re a novice or an expert, this last blast brings in crowds from all over the US for an unforgettable week! 

Fall Art in Common Arts & Crafts Show

Date: September 21st – 22nd

If you’re in the market for a handcrafted piece of art, there will be a range of mediums for sale including photography, jewelry, glass blown pieces, paintings, pottery, stone and wood carvings available at The Market Common during the Fall Art in Common Arts & Crafts Show. Over fifty local and statewide artists will gather for this free event. You may just leave the beach with a unique souvenir!  

44th Annual Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival

Date: September 27th – 29th

For three days, the works of over 100 artisans will fill the beautiful grounds of the Atalaya Castle at Huntington Beach State Park. From paintings, jewelry, photography, pottery, and other forms of fine art will be available for purchase. There will be local food along with entertainment by some of the area’s best musicians. You’ll enjoy experiencing the charm of Huntington Beach while discovering a treasured piece of art to bring home! 

Irish Italian Festival

Date: September 28th

Head to Main Street in North Myrtle Beach for the 15th annual Irish Italian Festival. There will be live music on two different stages, food vendors, and arts and crafts. Your kids will enjoy a section of the festival dedicated just for them with inflatables, balloon artists, magicians and more. Come hungry because there will be a spaghetti-eating competition!  

Admission is free and no matter whether you’re Irish or Italian .. or neither … this cultural celebration is sure to be entertaining for the whole family!

Harvest Home Weekend Festival

Date: October 5th – 6th

Brookgreen Gardens is welcoming fall with their annual Harvest Home Weekend Festival! One of their biggest family events, you can build your own scarecrow, pick out a pumpkin to paint, meet the animals and go for a hayride. Afterwards take time to explore the beautiful sculpture gardens. 

Festa Italiana

Date: October 5th – 6th

Do you love Italian food? Get your fill at Market Common during Festa Italiana – a celebration of the observance of Columbus Day and hosted by the Sons and Daughters of Italy Myrtle Beach Lodge #2662. This festival features all the authentic Italian favorites including ravioli, Neapolitan style pizza, chicken parmesan, meatball heroes and more. For dessert you’ll taste homemade Italian delicacies like zeppoli, cannoli, biscotti, and cookies. There will be live entertainment, arts and crafts vendors, face painting, and kids activities. And it wouldn’t be a true Italian festival without spaghetti and pizza eating contests. Pack your appetite and get ready for an authentic Italian celebration!

Myrtle Beach Oktoberfest

Date: October 11th – 12th

Celebrate Oktoberfest at Market Common with huge selection of Oktoberfest beer, tons of food and arts and crafts vendors. There will be live entertainment all weekend long and a pumpkin patch where you can pick out a pumpkin to carve for Halloween. For the kids they can enjoy face-painting and inflatables to bounce around on. Admission is free and fun for the whole family!

Little River ShrimpFest

Date: October 12th

Just a short drive from Marina Inn is the charming town of Little River, nestled on the waterfront of the Intracoastal Waterfront. Known for their fresh seafood restaurants, each fall the town hosts the Little River Shrimpfest which brings in festival goers from all over the Grand Strand. There’s a children’s area complete with face-painting, stilt walker, and balloon artists. You’ll enjoy live music and browsing the tents of over 150 different food and arts and crafts vendors. Plus you’ll get your fill of fresh seafood served up by the local waterfront restaurants. 

Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon, 5k, Doggie Dash

Date: October 19th – 20th

Pack your running shoes and turn your vacation into a racecation during the annual Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon! This race has a surfing theme complete with surfboard finisher medals, beach bands and a huge beachside party post race. Plus it’s one of the flattest half marathon courses and features over five miles of oceanfront views! If you’re not quite ready for 13.2 miles of running, check out the Coastal 5k or if you’re bringing along your furry friend – the one mile Doggie Dash.

Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival

Date: November 1st – 2nd

Calling all seafood lovers! Myrtle Beach is throwing it’s annual Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival at the Burroughs & Chapin Pavilion Place. The festival will offer a variety of delicious seafood dishes along with live entertainment, beer stations, a cornhold tournament and more! For the kids there will be a Kid Zone with bounce houses, activities sponsored by EdVenture Children’s Museum, carnival games, and slides. Perfect for the whole family, this event is free to attend!

Taste of the Town

Date: November 5th

Each year, Myrtle Beach area restaurants gather at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center for the annual Taste of the Town, a culinary competition. The event is an annual fundraiser for St. Andrew Catholic School and consists of chefs participating for awards such as Best Entree, Best Dessert, Best Booth Design and People’s Choice Award. There’s always a variety of dishes to sample and is a great way to get a taste of the Grand Strand! 

If you’re planning on visiting Myrtle Beach and checking out one of these fall food festivals or events, make sure to check out our variety of packages and special offers we are currently offering at Marina Inn. And of course – make sure to pack an appetite! 

Beat the Back to School Blues at Marina Inn

School days may be right around the corner, but summer’s not over yet in Myrtle Beach! There’s still plenty of exciting activities to check out before the school bell rings. Plan your end of summer family vacation with Marina Inn, a four diamond luxury resort in Grande Dunes, and we have everything your family needs to maximize those final days of fun! 

Marina Inn at Grande Dunes offers a variety of accommodations including Studios, Studio Deluxes, Mediterranean Club Suites, Two Bedroom Deluxe Suite, as well as Two, Three and Four Bedroom Suites. Each of these oversized room types is spacious and comfortable – designed with ultimate comfort in mind. The suites come with a fully equipped state of the art kitchen, cozy fireplace and a living room with ample room for a family game night. The bathrooms offer large countertops, travertine tile floors, and glassed in showers complete with a RainShower head. All of our rooms feature private balconies a view so your family can gather around and end the day with breathtaking sunsets, watching the boats go by on the Intracoastal Waterway. 

When it comes to entertainment, Marina Inn offers plenty of unique amenities that provide hours of enjoyment for the whole family. Beat the heat with a dip in our zero-entry, infinity edge outdoor pool or indoor pool. Head to the tennis courts for a friendly match or venture across the bridge to Grande Dunes Resort golf course for a round of golf. If your family craves adventure, Marina Inn is footsteps away from Myrtle Beach Watersports, where you can rent jet skis or a pontoon boat. You’ll definitely want to slip away to paradise, aka our private beach access. Simply hop aboard the complimentary shuttle which will take you back and forth to our exclusive section of pristine beach. Our resort also offers an award-winning on-site restaurant – WaterScapes Restaurant – that’s open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Plus kids eat free there all summer long!

Not only do we feature a wide variety of amenities, but we’re located in close proximity to some of Myrtle Beach’s top attractions that are hosting free family-friendly events all summer long. Some of these events you’ll want to check out while you’re vacationing include:

SummerFest! at Barefoot Landing

Right up the road from Marina Inn is Barefoot Landing, an outdoor shopping complex nestled on the waterfront of the Intracoastal Waterway. After spending the day shopping, make sure your family sticks around for ‘SummerFest!’, a free nightly entertainment series happening now through the end of August. Each evening you’ll find stilt walkers wandering around as the sound of steel drums fills the air. Nick Pike, a one man show, will be wowing the crowd as he juggles and performs stunts and acrobatics – all while balancing on a unicycle. Every Tuesday through Saturday, grab a chair and check out the live music at the Dockside Village Amphitheater. And don’t miss the spectacular fireworks show every Monday night there over the lake at 10pm! Click here for the full schedule of events.

Dockside Village Amphitheater | Photo Credit: propertyaroundthebeach.com

Great American Summer Nights at Broadway at the Beach

Broadway at the Beach is one of the most iconic outdoor shopping complexes in Myrtle Beach. Offering a wide variety of shopping, dining and entertainment options – it’s a one-stop shop for family amusement. Each night in the summer, the fun continues into the night during a free nightly entertainment series called the ‘Great American Summer Nights at Broadway at the Beach’. Your family will be entertained by fire dancers, costumed stilt walkers, character appearances, live music and more. Every Tuesday there is a huge Firework Extravaganza over the Lake at 10pm and each Saturday and Sunday your kids can get their faces painted. For the full lineup of events, click here.

Fireworks over Broadway at the Beach | Photo Credit: vacationmyrtlebeach.com

Hot Summer Nights

When the sun goes down, Plyler Park along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk comes alive during ‘Hot Summer Nights’! This family-friendly nightly entertainment series is free to the general public. This event features a kid’s carnival, karaoke, live music, a family game show night, bounce houses and much more. On Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays you’ll discover balloon twisters and stilt walkers. Click here for the full entertainment schedule.

Don’t miss out on these last days of summer fun! Check out Marina Inn’s Family Packages and special offers today and book your final family summer getaway to Myrtle Beach today! 

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