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”.

Best U.S. Resort Towns to Visit this Summer

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Myrtle Beach, SC Makes the Top of the List

(BPT) – Summer is here, which means it’s time for an annual vacation for many families. Since most Americans plan to travel within the U.S., Expedia.com has picked the best small towns and coastal cities to inspire your vacation planning. America’s historic resort towns, along with thousands of miles of beautiful coastlines, offer great destinations for you and your family this summer.

Towns like Ocean City, Gatlinburg and Myrtle Beach are great places to visit with friends and family. They are all within driving distance of major cities, and who doesn’t love a road trip? They offer budget-friendly accommodations, warm weather, beaches and fun activities. And when travelers book on a site like Expedia, vacation dreams quickly become reality through their selection of affordable airfare, hotels, vacation rentals and amazing discounts.

Ready to hit the road? Here are some of America’s best small towns and coastal cities to visit on vacation.

Myrtle Beach: Enjoy sand and sun on South Carolina’s beaches, then hit the nightlife in one of America’s most picturesque beach towns. Stay at the luxurious Marina Inn at Grande Dunes.

Destin: This Florida town is surrounded by water, with ample opportunities for whale watching and recreation. The Henderson, a Salamander Beach and Spa Resort, is a family-friendly resort with two pools and full-service spa.

Virginia Beach: This Virginia town offers rich history and pristine beaches, listed as having the longest pleasure beach in the world. The Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront is a gorgeous beachfront property with excellent accommodations.

Gatlinburg: Surrounded by Tennessee’s Great Smokey Mountains, Gatlinburg offers unparalleled wilderness activities near several major cities. For adventurous hiking and river rafting, there’s no better place. The Margaritaville Resort provides an equally exciting place to stay.

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Save up to 40% Off our Suites now through August 31, 2019 at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes!

Coastal Sounds Oceanfront Free Concert Myrtle Beach, SC

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Burroughs and Chapin Pavillion Place

What’s better than a concert overlooking the ocean in Myrtle Beach? A family friendly FREE concert overlooking the ocean in Myrtle Beach, SC!

Many of you may already be familar with the highly sought after Carolina Country Music Fest in Myrtle Beach SC in early June. If you didn’t get a chance to attend Country Music Fest or you just can’t get enough of country music then here is your chance! Coastal Sounds Oceanfront Concert is a one day version of June’s blockbuster Country Music Fest taking place on Saturday, August 3, 2019. The best part about this concert is that it is FREE to the Public!

Gates Open at 11:00 AM

Bring the entire family since there is something for everyone to enjoy with these activities. Did we mention it was Free?

  • Food Truck Rodeo with trucks from all over the region
  • Kids Zone – Full of activities from a bouncy house to camel rides
  • Local Vendors with options from clothing boutiques, massage therapy, Wine & Design, a Photo Booth and much more
  • Patio Game Zone with Corn Hole, Life Sized Jenga & Ladder Ball with DJ Payne spinning all the hits
  • Full Service Bar

Concert Begins at 5:00 PM

Enjoy an evening with these talented headliners. Yes, admission is FREE!

  • Grammy Nominated and “The Voice” Season 3 Winner contemporary country music artist Cassadee Pope. Following her victory on Season 3 of NBC’s The Voice, her 2013 debut, Frame By Frame, bowed at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart and Top 10 on the Billboard 200 all-genre chart. Its lead single “Wasting All These Tears” not only notched an RIAA platinum certification, but it also achieved “Breakthrough Video of the Year” at the CMT Music Awards in 2014. Additionally, she would receive nominations at the American Country Awards and People’s Choice Awards, to name a few.
  • Consisting of five gifted, season musicians since 1993, Sister Hazel‘s music crosses several genres from southern rock, classic rock and roll, folk rock and pop. They topped the summer charts in the late 1990’s with hit songs like “All For You”. And later in the 2000’s with “Something to Believe In” and “Stay Awhile”.
  • Native South Carolina five man band OutShyne formed in 2007 in high school and have been performing ever since! Their country music vibe includes some rock overtones with favorites such as “That Girl” and “Moonlight Crush”
  • Emerging modern country artist Claudia Hoyser just released a new single “Call It Out” and is climbing the Country music charts.

VIP TICKETS

Once again….General Admission if FREE! However….not free are the VIP Tickets for $25 /per person and includes

  • 2 drink tickets
  • Access to the private VIP lounge
  • Private premium viewing area.

$25.00 is still a bargain for all of this if you ask me!

ACCOMMODATIONS at MARINA INN AT GRANDE DUNES

Dont forget to book your room reservations at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes! Check out our Special Summer Offers going on now!

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Luxury Accommodations at the AAA Four Diamond Marina Inn at Grande Dunes

Best of Meetings Today 2019 – Marina Inn at Grande Dunes

Marina Inn at Grande Dunes
Wins “Best Of” Award from Meetings Today

Cedar Rapids, IA, June 20, 2019– Meetings Today is proud to announce that Marina Inn at Grande Dunes has won a Best of Award.   

Each year Meetings Today has its readers who hold events globally, determine the best hotels and resorts for meetings and events in North America. The properties are judged on the quality of meeting space, guest rooms, services and amenities, food and beverage, tech and bandwidth support, recreational facilities/activities, helpfulness of staff, and overall value and experience.

MARINA INN AT GRANDE DUNES is one of the very Elite who has won the award this year.The winners of this program will be highlighted in the September 2019 issue of our magazine, as well as the digital publication.

Explore a unique experience for your next Myrtle Beach meeting! You will feel like you have stepped back in time with our elegant décor and 10 to 18 foot ceilings, wrought iron chandeliers, and floor to ceiling windows overlooking the quiet green space of the Grande Lawn and the golf course. Includes 15,000 square feet of total meeting space that breaks out into:

  • 5,000 square foot ballroom
  • (4) Individual breakout rooms
  • Pre-Function that opens out onto the Patio & Lawn
  • Private dining room in WaterScapes Restaurant

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About Marina Inn at Grande Dunes The Marina Inn at Grande Dunes began welcoming visitors in November 2007. Since opening, it has received the AAA four diamond award for outstanding services and amenities along with several other award such as TripAdvisor’s “Certificate of Excellence” since 2014. The Marina Inn at Grande Dunes is located inside the exclusive Grande Dunes Resort on the north coast of South Carolina with 200 guest rooms and suites and top amenities such as beach service, golf, tennis, watersports, bike/walk/run trails and more!

Fireworks in Myrtle Beach July 4th Week!

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One of the best reasons to spend your vacation at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes is that you are central to the many fireworks displays around July 4th. Here is the top list of firework displays!

 

Barefoot Landing

Firework show at 10:00 p.m. over the lake.

The closest proximity to the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes is Barefoot Landing. Barefoot Landing has recently renovated and have added some new and exiting restaurants like Lulu’s, Taco Mundo Kitchen y Cantina as well as some old favorites like Wild Wing Cafe and Greg Norman Austrailian Grille. Enjoy Summerfest featuring nightly entertainment around the lake. then after dinner at one of these fabulous restaurants and shopping around the unique shops at Barefoot Landing.get ready for their 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular! Barefoot Landing has a firework show each Monday night throughout the summer.

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Barefoot Landing Fireworks Show

Broadway at the Beach

Firework show at 10:00 p.m. over the lake.

After spending the day on the beach or at the pool, head to Broadway at the Beach for dinner along “The Avenue” featuring new dining and entertainment. Don’t miss the “4th of July Ball Drop at 5:00 pm on the Avenue. Then enjoy some shopping and attractions before the fireworks show at 10pm  to end the night! Broadway at the Beach features “Great American Summer Nights” featuring nightly entertainment as well as hosts a firework show twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays all summer long.

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Broadway at the Beach

Marshwalk in Murrells Inlet

Firework show at 10:00 p.m.

The Marshwalk firework show can be viewed from anywhere along the Marshwalk. Be sure to give yourself plenty of time to get a parking spot and treat yourself to fresh seafood and hushpuppies for dinner with a view. There are plenty of bars you can visit along the Marshwalk to enjoy a drink and the live music until the firework show begins.

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Fireworks on the Marshwalk Murrells Inlet, SC

 

Cherry Grove Pier

Firework show at 9:30 p.m.

The firework show at Cherry Grove Pier can be viewed on the beach and from hotels nearby the pier. Grab a beach chair and sparklers and pick a spot on the beach for a spectacular firework display right over the ocean!

Pelicans Baseball Game

Firework show after the game on Wednesday, July 3 & Sunday, July 7

A summer just isn’t quite complete without cheering for the home team. Bring the kids to experience the thrill of a baseball game at the Pelican’s stadium! On July 3rd there will be a post-game firework show.

2nd Avenue Pier

Firework show at 10:00 p.m.

2nd Avenue Pier has everything you could hope for in Myrtle Beach, great food and an even better view of the ocean! This will be a 4th of July firework show unlike any other. Each Wednesday night 2nd Avenue Pier will host a firework show all summer long.

Hot Summer Nights hosted a fireworks display at Second Avenue Pier in Myrtle Beach, SC on Wednesday, June 6, 2012. Copyright 2012 Jason Barnette

When you’re making your reservations, take advantage of our Suite Summer Sale and save up to 35% off your stay. There’s nothing like savings and fireworks to make for a spectacular July 4th at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes!

Stay at Myrtle Beach’s Top Resort Hotel!

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You Never Have to Leave the Hotel! Here’s Why!

Has  vacation ever left you feeling exhausted and worn down after running around from activity to activity? Although we are surrounded by all the excitement Myrtle Beach has to offer, when you stay at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, we offer plenty of amenities and services so you can soak up the fun without even having to leave the hotel!

Unique Spa Experiences

Unwind and forget about the stress from traveling and planning a vacation with our In-Room Spa Services.   What makes it unique? All of our rooms are luxurious and spacious. You never havet to leave your room to enjoy these wonderful services. Our trained therapists will come to you in the comfort and convienience of your guest room!

  • Ejoy a relaxing massage for either 60 or 90 minutes.

Treat yourself as well as your significant other by reserving a couple’s massage.

Add a little extra heat to your spa treatment with the warm stone massage, which combines a therapeutic Swedish massage with the heated stones that are sure to bring you to a whole new level of tranquility.

  • And if the winter chill has left your body feeling a little rough around the edges, we recommend adding a body scrub to go in conjunction with your massage. Detoxify and hydrate your dry skin and by the end of the scrub, you’ll feel fresh and rejuvenated.
  • Wound up from your hectic schedule? Add a calming effect to your Swedish massage with the assistance of aromatherapy. With the use of essential oils along with your massage, you’ll find all of your troubles melting away.
  • If you’re up for a little extra pampering on your vacation, you can also add on a foot scrub, facial massage, hand scrub, and more!

Simply contact our concierge to book your relaxing spa service!

Luxurious In-Room Dining

Don’t feel like getting ready to dine? No problem! Simply place an order for room service from our award winning on-site restaurant, Waterscapes. The products on our menu is mostly locally sourced  and features delicacies from land and sea. Our dine-in the restaurant menu features both upscale and casual dining options that’ll satisfy any cravings you have for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Start off your morning right with a garden omelet or thick fluffy pancakes. For lunch or dinner, enjoy the ambiance of the restaurant or you can treat yourself to a night in with an order of Berkshire pork chops and finish the meal off with a decadent chocolate mousse cake. You can enjoy a fine dining experience on your personal balcony with a view without ever having to leave your room!

Keeping Fit

For those of you who like to squeeze in a workout while on vacation, we have have a fully equipped fitness center on-site.

Our fitness center is open 24/7 and features state of the art fitness equipment including treadmills, stair machines, and free weights. When you’re done working up a sweat in the fitness room, you can unwind in our sauna – also located in the fitness center. Afterwards, take advantage of our indoor pool and get a few laps in. If the slower tempo is your pace, you can enjoy reading a book and soaking up some sun or practicing yoga on the Grande Lawn. Or get your heart rate up with a friendly tennis match or take a walk along the winding path by the Grande Dunes marina.

Ready for Happy Hour?

As day fades to night, continue to unwind while relaxing at Reflections, our bar located off the main lobby here at Marina Inn. Sip on wine, beer or a specialty cocktail while catch a sports game or watch the sunset over the marina on the terrace. If you’re looking for a snack – they offer a few tasty appetizers including wings, burger sliders, flatbread pizzas and more!

Exquisite Dining at WaterScapes Restaurant

If you choose to venture out of your room for dining; WaterScapes Restaurant, our signature restaurant is a local’s favorite!

WaterScapes is open daily, every day and is  a blend of elegant, yet casual ambiance offeringᅠunique products from our local farmers and friends prepared classic French style with an American twist! Dine inside the restaurant or outside on the terrace. The majority of our MENU options are fresh products are provided by local vendors. Selections offer a variety options such as steak and seafood. Features breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert & wine menu. Accepts reservations but not necessary. Dress is resort casual. Vegetarian & Gluten Free options available.

Additional Grande Dunes Amenities

If you do decide to venture outside; Grande Dunes has several on-site amenities!

  • Marina Inn at Grande Dunes secluded beach offering full services such as beach umbrellas, chairs, towels, changing rooms, shower and cafe. Open seasonally March – September.
  • Play a round of golf at the Grande Dunes Resort Course – featuring 18 championship holes located along the waterway; behind the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes. Open daily, year round.
  • Water sports at the Marina where you can rent jetski’s &  pontoon boats. Take a dolphin tour on a jetski or rent a pontoon boat for the entire family for the day. Open seasonally March – October.
  • Tennis Center at Grande Dunes is located beside the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes and is a full service tennis center. Offering 10 courts, instruction, rentals and more. Open daily, year round.

Latest Special Offers

So why go anywhere else when we have it all at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes. Check out our latest Special Offers and book your reservation directly with us for the best possible rates!

Whether you’re looking to grab a bite to eat or you’re in the mood for a relaxing massage, you can enjoy everything from the comfort of your own room. Vacation planning can be stressful enough and when you plan your escape to Marina Inn at Grande Dunes  we offer everything you need for a blissful getaway without taking step off the property.

 

It’s February in Myrtle Beach – What to Do?

February Fun at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes

Grande Dunes Marina

In the month of February, we celebrate American Heart, Black History, American Presidents, Romance and even Pizza…(yes,  National Pizza Day is on February 9) and Puxatony Phil predicts six more weeks of winter! Are we suprised? Good thing there’s plenty of activities to keep busy when you plan your Myrtle Beach vacation  at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes.

During your stay,  while its cold outside take advantage our our indoor pool, jacuzzi, sauna, fitness room

And when you decide to venture out – here are a list of popular activities taking place around town when you visit Myrtle Beach during the month of February:

February 3-28: Winter Teas

Location: Brookgreen Gardens

Courtesy of Brookgreen Gardens

Stay warm every Saturday and Sunday during the month of February at the Brookgreen Gardens. Sip on hot tea and snack on tasty treats at the Pavillion Restaurant. After you’ve had time to unwind with a relaxing cup of tea, make sure to explore and meander through the beautiful gardens.

February 11: Craft Fair 

Location: Base Recreation Center – 800 Gabreski Lane, Myrtle Beach SC

Courtesy of Lowcountry Food Bank

The 4th Annual Low Country Food Bank will be coming together to raise money to support those in need right here in Myrtle Beach. Over 90 crafts vendors will be present to help raise money. Have fun wandering around and picking out some local, unique souvenirs!

 February 13:  Marshi Gras

Location: Murrells Inlet Marshwalk

Courtesy of Murrells Inlet Marshwalk

The Murrells Inlet Marshwalk always has something fun going on! This month, add a little Louisiana flare to your Myrtle Beach vacation at the Marshwalk for Marshi Gras! While the Marshi Gras King and Queen will lead the parade there will be over $1,000 given away in both cash and prizes to the best four costumes. All of the restaurants along the Marshwalk will be handing out party favors and will feature special food and drink menus with a Louisiana-inspired taste.

February 13:  SC-CARES Chocolate and Champagne for the Creatures

Location: Inlet Affairs Catering – 4024 US-17 Business, Murrells Inlet, SC

SC-CARES is a Wildlife Rescue & Rehab Center, Animal Sanctuary, Environmental Center & a 501(c)3 non-profit charity.  What better way to kick off your Valentine’s Day celebrations early than with chocolate and champagne supporting this wonderful organization! The 10th Annual Chocolate and Champagne for the Creatures is combining your love of animals, champagne, and chocolate as they support SC-Cares. This night features hors d’oeuvres, chocolate candies from Sweeties in Georgetown, and desserts from Pawleys Island Bakery. Enjoy a fun night out with either your date or a group of friends, complete with a champagne fountain and a chocolate fountain – all  in support of a great cause!

February 14: Complimentary Valentine’s Day Carriage Rides

Location: Corner of Howard Ave. and Nevers St.  in the Market Common

Ride around the beautiful Market Common area with your sweetheart from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Valentine’s Day. Take a break from your shopping or squeeze in a ride before dinner at one of the amazing restaurants located inside the Market  Commn and enjoy spending some extra quality time with your loved one.

February 17: Valentine’s Bonfire

Location: La Belle Amie Vineyard

Fight off the winter chill and keep the romance alive with a visit to La Belle Amie Vineyard’s Valentine Bonfire. Snuggle up by the fire with your loved one and enjoy their company as you sip on wine from the vineyard. Admission is $5 and with the donation of 2 canned/dry food items, you will receive a $3 discount.

February 25: KidzTime Festival

Location: Broadway at the Beach

Courtesy of Broadway at the Beach

The 17th Annual KidzTime Festival will be a day filled with nonstop fun for kids of all ages! From 11 am to 4 pm, your kids will enjoy face painting, balloon artists, character appearances, live entertainment and variety of vendors offering kids activities and giveaways!

Don’t forget to visit our website for the latest special offers like our Valentines Day Package that includes room and Valentine’s Dinner for two. Save with our Winter Escape offer from now – February 29 with rates starting at just $104/night.

What Are You Doing for Valentines Day?

Book Your Myrtle Beach Valentine’s Day Package!

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and love is in the air along the Grand Strand! Before stocking up on heart shaped boxes of chocolate or picking out just the right card, why not switch things up this year and plan an enchanting getaway to Myrtle Beach? From waking up to a relaxing view of the waterway to the romantic candlelit dinner at WaterScapes Restaurant, we have plenty of amenities at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes to make your Valentine’s Day trip memorable!

Valentine’s Package starts at $262 per couple

Package includes accommodations in a luxurious grande guest room for one night and a (5) course dinner for two and the best part about it is that this package has flexible availability. You can book this package for one night at the package rate and extend for more days at the best available rate anytime from February 9 – 17, 2018. Upgrade to one of our suites at an additional charge.

Package Includes Room and Dinner for Two

When you stay the Marina Inn and book with our Valentine’s Day Package, you’re guaranteed to enjoy an intimate mini-vacation with your sweetheart. During your stay, you will have the to opportunity to enjoy luxurious accomodations for two and wake up to outstanding views while siping coffee as you watch the boats sail by on your private balcony. Choose from a  variety of accommodations for two from the Grande King Guest Room,  Studio KingMediterranean Club Suite   or the romantic Studio Deluxe.

Add a Couples Massage 

Image courtesy of Celestial Massage

Book our in-room spa service “Couples Massage” so you can both be pampered by our talented massage therapists to ease your tension into tranquility.   Book a 60  or a 90 minute massage.

Package Includes 5-Course Dinner at WaterScapes!

Once you’re done getting pampered, our Valentine’s Packages includes a  decadent five-course dinner at WaterScapes, our on premise, award winning restaurant.

The romantic ambiance of WaterScapes paired with their fresh, localy sourced cuisine is the perfect way to wind down your evening and enjoy the company of your sweetheart. Choose from the tasty New York Strip Steak or Chilean Sea Bass. And we offer a variety of wines to select from that pair perfectly with each of the courses.

 There are plenty of activities around the Grand Strand where you can soak up the quality time with your loved one. If you’re looking for a more relaxed and wine-filled way celebrate with your sweetheart, visit a couple of area winerys that specialize in muscadine wine from the native muscadine grape. Take part in a wine tour at Duplin Winery.

At Duplin Winery, you can sip on ten different types of wine with your beloved while you snack on homemade gourmet crackers and homemade dip. After you’ve polished off your samples, you order a full glass of your favorite wine and sit back and relax on the porch in a rocking chair or listen to live music. Another wonderful place to enjoy sipping on wine is at La Belle Amie Vineyard .

This vineyard is part of a former tobacco plantation and has been owned by the Bellamy family since the 1800’s. On Valentine’s Day  they will have live afternoon music or plan to be there on February 17 for the Valentine Bonfire Event. 

Treat your significant other to a little more than a heart-shaped box of chocolates this year with a mini-vacation to Myrtle Beach. With luxurious accommodations and fine dining, the Marina Inn is the perfect place to celebrate your special relationship.

Book our Valentine’s Day Package  today and treat your loved one to a memorable weekend in Myrtle Beach!