Myrtle Beach Holiday Light Shows
Christmas is right around the corner and it’s time to get in the holiday spirit! Come spend some time this holiday season at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes. There are plenty of spectacular Christmas shows to watch such as tree lightings, holiday shopping and of course plenty of twinkling Christmas lights to see. Marina Inn is in close proximity to all the holiday happenings, so you can simply throw on your favorite Christmas sweater and grab a mug of hot chocolate as you venture out to enjoy all these holiday festivities in Myrtle Beach.
Most Drivable Holiday Light Show
From now – December 31st, you can take part in the “Great Christmas Light Show” in North Myrtle Beach. Over 2 million lights will be displayed throughout a 1.5 mile stretch in the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex. Over 500 festive light displays, with some measuring up to 55 feet tall, have been custom made for this magical light show. Guests can enjoy a new feature of the show this year as a section of lights come alive to synchronized music. Once you’re done driving through the display, you can visit Santa’s Village and see Santa himself and enjoy roasting a S’more or two. Be sure to check out Go Ape, where the normal ropes course has been transformed into a magical world of christmas lights or you can even go tubing down Santa’s giant inflatable slide!
Hours & Admission
- The Great Christmas Light Show – Drive Through Experience will be open November 24 – December 31 (Closed on Christmas Day December 25)
- Gates open 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
- Santa’s Village will be open Friday and Saturday only from November 24 – December 9.
- Admission is priced per vehicle: 1-15 guests: $15 per vehicle; 16-30 guests: $30 per vehicle; 31+ guests: $60 per vehicle
Most Highly Sought After Holiday Light Event
Brookgreen Gardens will transform under 5,000 handlit candles and countless lights for the annual Nights of a Thousand Candles event. You can enjoy exploring the gardens with friends and family along the lit path while sipping a cup of cider and singing along to holiday music. At 5:45 pm, the 85-foot-tall fir tree, decorated with over 100 thousand lights, will be lit in a ceremonial fashion. Nights of a Thousand Candles will be running from December 1-2, 7-9, and 14-17. Due to the popularity of this event; admission must be purchased in advance online. Pricing: Adults=$20.00; Child=$12; Children under 3: Free. Click Here to purchase tickets.
Most Unique Music & Light Show
The Carolina Opry Theatre in Myrtle Beach is well known for their annual Christmas Show but a little known, but just as engaging is LIGHT – Holiday Show. This unique presentation includes stunning lasers coreographed to holiday tunes. Its hard to explain how they achieve this but lets just say the combination of color & movement from the lasers combined with holiday music is a one of a kind holiday experience! All seats are general admisson and is it affordably priced at $15.02 for adults; $12.00 for children ages 3-16. Beer & wine is available for purchase at this event. Check Here for days and times as they vary throughout December.
Dining & Drinking Under Holiday Lights
If you love visiting the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk, there are several holiday event happenings to attend. You’ll be amazed as it lights up under the glow of thousands of twinkling lights for the Marshwalk Wonderland of Lights. Watch the magical holiday display, featuring holiday music synced to lights. The Murrells Inlet MarshWalk has transformed into a winter wonderland for the upcoming holidays. This event is taking place Monday – Saturday nights from 7:00-11:00pm. Check their Facebook page for more details. If you can make it on December 9 or December 16 – partake in the Merry Marshwalk Christmas! From 10am to 5pm, with local businesses and artists will line the MarshWalk. Don’t forget to to meet Santa from 12:00-2:00pm.
And then finally, the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk Santa Crawl happening on December 16 from 5:00-10:00pm is for adults only where you will enjoy Tito’s Vodka holiday drinks from each participating restaurant and a variety of dining from seafood to pizza! Win cash and prizes in the “The Best Santa Attire “Contest. Winners of the contest will be announced at 10:00pm. So don’t be a Grinch and make sure to stop by and enjoy dining along the many restaurants along the walk or endulge in some holiday cheer!
Holiday Lights on the Ocean
A visit to Myrtle Beach would not be complete without a visit to, well, the beach! Visit “Holidays on the Boardwalk” and take a stroll boardwalk will be lit with 10,000 holiday lights. There’s also activities for the kids such as holiday train rides, live entertainment, face painting, pictures with Santa and more!
There are plenty of festive happenings around Myrtle Beach during the holiday season. Make plans to reserve your stay at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes and enjoy the magic of the holidays with family and friends with one of our Holiday Packages like our Holiday Shopping Package now – December 28 that includes
- Accommodations in a grande guest room
- $50 Visa gift card
- Rates start at $154++ per night
Spend the Most Favorite Time of the Year with Top Holiday Packages at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach, SC
Get in the holiday spirit this year at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes! Celebrate the holidays in style with a vacation here in Myrtle Beach with one of our many holiday packages. Whether you’re looking for a Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year’s Vacation we’ve got you covered with these special packages and more!
Myrtle Beach has plenty of shopping so get a head start on your holiday list and take advantage of all the shopping centers in Myrtle Beach! When you vacation with us between November 1st and November 28th and your Holiday Shopping Package will include
- 1- night accommodations in a luxurious grande guest room
- $50 Visa Gift Card per night to kick off your holiday shopping!
You can shop til you drop at either of the Tanger Outlets in Myrtle Beach, Broadway at the Beach, and Barefoot Landing. Myrtle Beach is home to both big name brands as well as locally owned stores with unique specialty items.
While you’re planning out the ultimate shopping trip, make sure to check out some of the locally owned businesses Myrtle Beach has to offer. Lazy Gator, which has a location in both Murrells Inlet and the Market Common, carries designer name gifts, decor, and accessories. They also feature work from local artists as well as fresh homemade fudge and candy! If you’re looking to revamp your entire wardrobe, check out Ivy & Leo in the Market Common. They offer you the latest trends without the guilt of a high price tag. If you’re making a stop at Broadway, make sure to check out stores like the Tinder Box, Southern Connection, Savannah Bee Company and Palmetto Paradise for unique and a few tasty gifts to bring back home!
If you’re looking to get into the real spirit of Christmas in this year, visit Myrtle Beach November 2nd through December 28th and take advantage of the Carolina Opry Christmas Show Package! With over 35 Christmas trees, twinkling lights, ornaments galore, and a spectacular holiday show – even the Grinch of your family will find themselves in the holiday spirit! The Carolina Opry Christmas Show features some of the nation’s most talented vocalists, musicians and comedians. Your Carolina Opry Christmas Show Package includes
- 2 nights accommodations in a grande guest room
- 2 regular admission tickets for this must see, unforgettable holiday experience that’s right across the way from Marina Inn at Grande Dunes.
Skip the hassle of cleaning the house and cooking Thanksgiving dinner this year and let us take care of all of that for you. Bring the entire family down to Myrtle Beach between November 22nd and 26th and take advantage of our popular Thanksgiving Celebration Package. We will be hosting our traditional holiday feast where you can grab a plate or two of some of your Thanksgiving favorites, such as carved turkey, mashed potatoes, and sweet potato casserole at our annual Thanksgiving Day Buffet. Package includes
- (2) night’s accommodations in a luxurious grande guest room
- Thanksgiving Day Brunch for (2) adults
Add additional adults for $39++ & children 4-12 $15++ 3 and under are FREE
When you’re ready to burn off all of those extra calories, make sure to get out and explore Myrtle Beach. Take in the view from above at the SkyWheel or stroll along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk.
Say farewell to 2017 and welcome 2018 in style with our annual New Years Eve Gala Package! This fun filled package is available on New Years Eve and includes
- 1-night accommodation in a grande guest room
- Admission for 2 at our New Years Eve Gala
Our annual New Years Eve Gala is one of the most popular events in town year after year! Enjoy a luxurious New Year’s Party here in Myrtle Beach with
- Lavish one-hour reception
- Exceptional 4 course New Years Eve Dinner
- All beverages
- Live entertainment from the local band NTranze
- Balloon drop & party favors at midnight!
Additional nights of December 29 & 30 may be added to the New Years Eve package reservation at the rate of $99++ per night.
At Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, the holidays have never been so exciting….
All of our offers are based on a grande guest room. These luxurious rooms include a one king or two-queen beds and a private balcony with views of either the Waterway and Golf Course or the Pool/Marina. Take all the pressure off of yourself and the hassle out of the holiday season by escaping to Myrtle Beach and booking your stay at Marina Inn. Larger suite accommodations are available at an addtional rate.
Looking for Halloween Fun or Halloween Fright – Myrtle Beach has it all!
Ghosts, pumpkins, zombies take over the streets of Myrtle Beach during the month of October. When you book your stay at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, you’re close to all the frightful happenings taking place around the Grand Strand. Whether you’re looking for family friendly events or a spooky night with friends, here are some activities to check out while you’re in town.
FRIGHTENINGLY FUN ACTIVITIES AT GRANDE DUNES
Ghosts on the Coast Halloween Celebration celebrates its first year at Grande Dunes! Conveniently located on the Grande Dunes Resort – a short walk from the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes. From 5:00-9:00pm at the Grande Dunes Marina – dress up in your favorite costume and partake in all of the spooky fun activites with street performers, carnival games, lighted boat displays and cuisine for purchase from local food truck vendors. Then take a spooky cruise down the ICW on a pirate ship with times availalbe every :30 from 5:30-9:30pm. Sign up for the costume contest with entires for children, youth & adults. Then, don’t forget your chairs/blankets for live music featuring on of SC’s top bands Sea Cruz at 7:00pm pm tje Grande Dunes new Music & Event Lawn.
Admission is open to the public and free! Donations are being accepted to support the American Red Cross disaster relief efforts with Grande Dunes properties matching donations collected at the event.
FRIGHTENING HAUNTED ATTRACTION!
For those who are fans of Terror Under the Bridge, this is your last chance to enjoy the haunted house. After 10 plus years of scaring the people of Myrtle Beach, this will be its last blowout. Voted as one of the best-haunted attractions in the Grand Strand, this haunted house takes scaring to another level! Located just 20 minutes south of the Marina Inn in the Fantasy Harbor area, Terror Under the Bridge will be taking place at X Sports Mall on October 20-22nd and 25-31st. Cost is $14 per person from 7 pm to 11 pm.
FAMILY FUN ON THE FARM
On Friday, October 27th, Thompson Farms will be hosting their third annual Spooktacular Halloween Bash. This family friendly event features a corn maze, a kid’s drive in movie night, fire pit, inflatables, and tons of candy! Warm up by the fire pit with a cup of hot cider while you roast s’mores with the kids. Admission to the Spooktacular Halloween Bash is included in your Friday Night Admission of $9.00 + tax per person. Thompson Farms is located in Conway, SC off of Hwy. 701 which is about a 45 minute drive from Marina Inn at Grande Dunes.
FRIENDS COSTUME PARTY!
Then on Saturday, October 28th, the most competitive and creative adult Halloween contest in town is at Broadway at the Beach ! If you want to compete for the best costume in Myrtle Beach, their annual Halloween Bash on the Avenue starts with live music featuring DJ Rich beginning at 7 pm. Later that evening their costume contest offers generous cash prizes for first, second, and third place winners. Free admission to all of the clubs at Broadway at the Beach for those wearing a costume. Broadway at the Beach is a short 20 minute drive south of the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes.
FURRY FRIENDS COSTUME CONTEST
On Saturday, October 28th from noon to 4:00pm, our furry friend get to participate too! Dress up the kids and pets in their favorite costumes at Boofest! at Barefoot Landing. There will be costume contests for children and pets, carousel rides, face painting, a petting zoo, corn hole and more! Admission is Free! Barfoot Landing is just a 10 minute drive north of the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes.
FRIGHTFUL FAMILY FUN & HAUNTED CASTLE
Have you ever been in a real haunted castle? If not, here is your chance to explore the rumored to be haunted “Atalaya Castle” at night on Friday, October 27 & Saturday, October 28 from 6:00-9:00pm for the Atalaya Fall Festival & Haunted Castle.
There are different attractions to accommodate younger children to adults.
Experience (2) separate haunted house attractions
- “Not so scary maze” of creepy rooms
- “Haunted Castle” for the ones seeking a frightening experience
Little ones dont have to worry about the ghouls. There will be carnival games, crafts, spooky cartoons, smores, bonfire and more!
Admission is $10 for adults; $7 for children & Free for children 5 & under.
Located inside the Huntington Beach State Park off of Hwy. 17 Business in Murrells Inlet, SC – a 30 minute drive south from the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes.
FAVORITE HALLOWEEN EVENT
On Halloween night, the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk will have something for everyone beginning at 5:00pm for “Trick or Treating” for the kids. There will be a children’s costume contest at 6pm with prizes awarded for the most creative, best group, funniest, and scariest. Then send the kids to bed because as the moon rises, things will get very spooky along the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk! Adult costume contest will begin at 7 pm with prizes being awarded for best duo/group, people’s choice, best individual, big and bulky, Murrells Inlet themed, and honorable mention. Then party with the Ghouls into the evening for a frightening good time!
With the seemingly unlimited events for Halloween, Myrtle Beach is the place to be to celebrate. With a wide variety of options, there’s something for every age group. Whether you’re just wanting to show off your killer costume & win losts of cash and prizes or collect as much candy as possible, Myrtle Beach has you covered this Halloween.
Save up to 35% when you book your Fall Getaway at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes! We are centrally located to all of the most popular Halloween Happenings!
WATER FUN DOESNT HAVE TO END WITH SWIMMING THE SURF OR POOL – THERE’S MUCH MORE WATER ADVENTURE TO TRY IN MYRTLE BEACH!
We’re letting our visitors in on some secret places they may not know about while vacationing in Myrtle Beach. While the pool at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes is a great place to relax and the ocean is spectacular, there are other ways to enjoy the beautiful weather and water activities during the hot summer months. Check out some of these awesome cool and unique water adventures!
Myrtle Beach Watersports has been locally owned and operated since 1996 and the best part is one of the two locations are located right here beside the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes at the Grande Dunes Marina offering different adventures for everyone. Get up close and personal with the dolphins of the Grand Strand on a Jet Ski Dolphin Watch Tour. Watch as these dolphins swim right along with you!
Or you can rent a couple of jetskis or pontoon boat for a relaxing ride down the Intracoastal Waterway.
A few minutes drive north you will reach Barefoot Landing where you can find some treasure aboard Blackbeard’s Pirate Cruise. This is an interactive pirate adventure that both kids and adults can enjoy together!
Images courtesy of Myrtle Beach Water Sports
And when you book with Myrtle Beach Watersports, they offer a GoPro rental so you can capture your water adventures in an awesome video!
Reservations are highly encouaged for all tours at Myrtle Beach Watersports!
If you’re interested in giving back to our environment, all while enjoying the waters of Myrtle Beach’s Grand Strand, then try some paddleboarding with the Carolina Waterman.
They are a non-profit organization that aims to give back to our fragile aquatic environment in Myrtle Beach while educating the community. You can head south of the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes down to Peachtree Landing in Myrtle Beach on the Intracoastal Waterway for an adventurous 2-hour paddleboard experience that includes 20 minutes of instruction and 1:30 of paddleboarding time for an all inclusive price of just $65.00 per person.
If you’re feeling brave enough to tackle some ocean waves, come out for a one-hour surf lesson for just $45.00 per person. Surf lessons take place at Springmaid Beach – just south about 30 minute drive of the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes. Check their calendar for available times/dates and to book reservations at Carolina Waterman.
Want to get serious about surfing? Learn how to Hang 10 with Jack’s Surf Lessons! A more intensive surfing program specializing in teaching the art of surfing. Jack, the owner, wants to give you memories that will last a lifetime. If you’re interested in learning how to surf, they offer lessons tailored to any individual so prices vary. Or, if you already know the basics, you can rent your own surfboard and ride the waves for the entire day!
If you’re interested in a slower pace, they offer a sunrise or sunset Kayak Tour along the ancient waters of the Waccamaw River or the inlet waters of Murrells Inlet for just $55.00 per person. And if you’re interested in doing a little solo exploring, feel free to rent a kayak for the day. Located on the north side of the Springmaid Pier on Springmaid Beach in Myrtle Beach, give them a call or check out their website – Jacks Surf Lessons to see times, prices and availability.
Although the beach is what draws people to Myrtle Beach’s Grand Strand, there is so much more to explore! Black River Outdoor Tours lets you experience the Lowcountry of South Carolina in a variety of ways from sightseeing to bird watching and even fishing.
These kayak tours take you to a wide range of locations, including the Waccamaw River. You’ll get to see a range of wildlife, ecosystems, and beautiful Cypress trees with hanging Spanish moss. There are 2-hour and 4-hour tours available along with birding trips and fishing trips. The birding trip takes you to Huntington Beach State Park, which is known to be one of the top birding sites on the east coast. You’ll have the opportunity to go on a guided 3-hour kayak tour of the marsh along with a 3-hour tour around the freshwater lagoons. These unique Kayak Tours allow you to explore parts of South Carolina’s lowcountry that are usually completely missed by Myrtle Beach tour visitors. The various locations of tour sites include Myrtle Beach, Murrells Inlet, and Georgetown.
If you’re in town during the upcoming solar eclipse on August 22 then check out Black River Outdoor Tours Total Solar Eclipse Kayak Tour that will take place at Harris Landing – just south of Georgetown about 1:15 drive from the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes. This once in a lifetime event will last 3.5 hours and is $100 per person of which 75% will go towards the rebuilding of the Huntington Beach State Park Nature Center that was lost in a fire last year.
Horseback riding on the beach is quickly becoming less available on the beach. What better way to create lasting family memories than with these amazing, beautiful horses. Just a 30 minute drive north of the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, saddle up to Inlet Point Plantation in North Myrtle Beach. These guided tours allows you to ride along the shore on a Private Island Beach Ride or shaded trails along the Intracoastal Waterway while on horseback. This is an amazing opportunity for people of all ages and a fun adventure for the whole family.
They have several options from a one hour beach tour to two hour beach/waterway ride. They also offer sunset rides for an extra special memory. For little ones, they also offer :30 Pony Rides. Prices vary from $60 to $200 per person; depending on tour.
Images courtesy of Inlet Point Plantation.
So now that we have let you in on some local secret spots, why not take advantage of our “End of Summer Sale” where you can Save up to 40% with rates starting at $161.00++ per night and “Kids Eat Breakfast Free” now through August 31st.
Myrtle Beach’s Top Family Friendly Resort!
We don’t charge additional fees for children under 17 traveling with their family. With our spacious 2 & 3 bedroom suites, kids have a lot of room to do….well…. kid stuff! Like gathering in the living space and watching a movie, spreading out the seashells gathered from the beach across the kitchen table, gather with the family for a meal, claim one of the large bathrooms as your own for the week or, dare we say….pillow fight??
With all of this activity, kids can sure work up an appetite! Take advantage of our Kids Eat Breakfast Free program in WaterScapes Restaurant located inside the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes. Yes…kids 12 & under eat free from the kids menu where they can enjoy their favorites like pancakes or waffles WaterScapes is open for breakfast, lunch & dinner daily. Dine inside our outside on the patio overlooking the pool.
Fine Print….. Kids Eat Free: Available only in WaterScapes Restaurant during breakfast for kids ages 12 and under and includes one entrée and drink from the kids menu per seating per paying adult.
The weather is warming up, flowers are beginning to bloom and we are getting spring fever here at the Marina Inn! And with spring comes Easter. The Marina Inn at Grande Dunes is planning for another family fun filled Myrtle Beach Easter Package! It’s an Easter Weekend package full of activities that the entire family will enjoy the weekend of April 14-16th.
Get ready for an Easter Weekend filled with Pastels, Candy and Fun!
Saturday, April 13
The Easter Bunny arrives early at the Marina Inn delivering an Easter Basket filled with Easter candy and activities for each child upon arrival. Keep the basket handy because your little one will need it on Sunday for the Easter Egg Hunt!
The weekend will be filled with activities to entertain the entire family! Pack your imagination and creativity because all day Saturday our staff will be providing all of the necessary materials and leading several Easter Activities planned starting with Easter crafts at 10:00 am. That afternoon at 2:00 pm we will supply the cookies & accessories for Easter Cookie Decorating. The afternoon activity at 4:00 will be Easter egg Dying. Of course, you can forgo the Easter activities and hit the Marina Inn Secluded Beach! Available from 9:00am-4:00pm, our service provides transportation, chairs, towels, umbrellas, facilities, changing rooms, shower and snack bar with light dining, beer & wine for purchase. Or relax by our Outdoor Heated Pool or two Jacuzzis. The Outdoor Poolbar will be open from 11:00am-6:00pm for casual dining and your favorite drinks. Don’t forget to ask about the Drink of the Day!
Sunday, April 14
Your kids will be surprised Sunday morning to wake up to an Easter Basket delivery from the Easter Bunny filled with goodies and activities. After emptying those baskets; put them to good use later that morning at the Grande Lawn at 10:00am to meet the Easter Bunny himself! At 10:30, get ready to gather up some more goodie filled eggs at the annual Marina Inn Easter Egg Hunt on the Grande Lawn and more hang out time with the Easter Bunny. The excitement of Easter morning will build your appetite for the Marina Inn annual Easter Brunch in the Nautilus Ballroom.
This extravagant Easter Brunch will have breakfast brunch favorites such as omelets, waffles, sausage, bacon and fruit. Before the traditional Easter feast; make sure you try our Chilled Seafood Display featuring oysters on the half shell, crab claws and chilled shrimp cocktail. Then move on to traditional Easter Brunch favorites such as carved honey ham and carved roasted leg of lamb accompanied by a large selection of salads, a variety of vegetables, grilled salmon, steak and more! Make room for dessert featuring assorted cakes, cookies and fruit. The kids will have their own Kids Menu with chicken tenders, cheese pizza, fruit and more. Reservations accepted from 11:00 am to 2:30 pm. The Easter Bunny will still be around so don’t forget to grab him for some Easter pictures!
What’s Included in the Package?
The Easter Package at Marina Inn starts at $586* and includes
- Accommodations in the Grande Guest Room featuring one King Bed or 2 Queen Beds
- Easter Activities on Saturday
- Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday
- Sunday Easter Brunch
Although the package price is based on two adults and two children in a grande guest room, final cost will be determined based on the total number of people. Larger Suites are also available for an additional cost so bring the entire family! All rooms feature large travertine tile bathrooms with separate showers. The 2/3 bedroom suites feature separate living room & each bedroom with its own bathroom. Enjoy waking up and starting your day with a cup of coffee on the private balcony featuring a variety of views either overlooking the Grande Dunes Golf Course or the Grande Dunes Marina. So go ahead and invite the whole family to enjoy the Easter holiday at the beach!
This package is sure to book up quick so reserve your room with us today for a fun-filled Easter weekend in Myrtle Beach!
*Package price of $586 is based on two adults & two children and includes accommodations in a grande guest room with a choice one one king bed or two queen beds. Larger accommodations available at an additional rate. Price requires a two night minimum and includes all taxes and fees. Final price is determined by total number of guests.
Along with the unseasonably warm weather that the Myrtle Beach area has experienced this winter, along comes several events to keep anyone busy this weekend!
The largest event, the Myrtle Beach Marathon will be taking place this weekend. In addition to the grueling full and half marathon, you can participate in the Marathon Relay, Grande Dunes 5k and Family Fun Run. But if you don’t plan on partaking in this event. CLICK HERE for full event details.
The 40th anniversary of the ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament will be held this weekend at the HTC Center at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, SC. Conway is just a 20-30 minute drive. The tournament will feature 15 league teams with games through the weekend with the final championship game played on Sunday, March 5th. This is their 40th anniversary so there will be some extra celebration going on. Tickets start at $7.00 per person. Visit the ACC website for more information.
If you are interested in science and technology or have children that are; this the place to be on Friday and Saturday at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center this weekend. This is an intense three-day competition showcasing robots developed by high school teams from all across the United States as well as internationally.
This is an interactive competition among the teams and shows students that fields in technology that involve science, math, engineering and invention are actually fun and interesting!
The competition shows students that the technological fields hold many opportunities and that the basic concepts of science, math, engineering, and invention are exciting and interesting.
Admission is free so don’t miss this exciting and interactive event!
For the art lovers in town, attend the “First Friday Artwalk” in downtown Myrtle Beach supporting local businesses and creative entrepreneurs for an evening of fun and entertainment this Friday from 4:00-8:00 pm. Nurture downtown Myrtle Beach’s
Visit local art galleries and local restaurants to see what has evolved since your last visit.
Don’t forget to check the The Marina Inn at Grande Dunes website for the best upcoming offers for spring and summer. Coming soon, our popular Easter Package that includes guest room, kids activities and our Sunday Easter Brunch. This package sells out every year so subscribe to this blog or like us on Facebook to get notified first!
Myrtle Beach is known as one of the top vacation destinations in the summer but don’t forget the advantages of the off season because even during the winter months, there are plenty of indoor activities and attractions for you and your family to enjoy along the Grand Strand. Plus – when you book with Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, you can take advantage of our winter rates and save up to 40%!
So bring the entire family on your next Myrtle Beach vacation and visit these interactive attractions for some indoor family fun!
“Escape” to Riddles Escape Room Myrtle Beach!
Are you ready to get your adrenaline pumping as you and your family race against the clock? Located just 5 minutes north of the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes – The Riddles Escape Room has created six “Escape Experiences” to solve….
Grand Strand Hotel Escape • Space Station Escape • Marooned Five Island Escape • Game of Phones • House of Cars • Claustrophobia
The ultimate goal is to escape by deciphering various riddles and cracking clues hidden throughout the room. This is a challenge the whole family can enjoy and as you must work together as a team to complete the task. Some clues are obvious, whereas others build on one another. The catch? You only have 60 minutes to solve the puzzle and escape. Oh the stress!
More Than Just a Bowling Alley at 710
If you’re looking for an active overall family friendly fun venue to spend the afternoon or evening, 710 Bowling Alley has it all. Located just 20 minutes north of the Marina Inn, this unique venue has a multitude of activities for the entire family!
- For bowlers, here are 14 standard lanes with leather couches and each are full service – so you don’t even have to stop your game to order food or drinks.
- Try out one of six boutique lanes that feature XTreme LED lighting.
There’s more than bowling here. They have activities and games galore!
710 has a full service bar and has put a unique spin on pub food with a menu that features Beef Brisket, Coconut Shrimp, Shrimp & Grits, Flatbread Pizza, and Mahi Mahi Tacos – and much more.
Ripley’s Aquarium in Myrtle Beach
Still one of the most popular attractions in Myrtle Beach – Experience a day underwater without even having to get wet! Ripley’s Aquarium is home to all types of aquatic life with numerous exhibits to see and explore.
Located at Broadway at the Beach, this facility is not only an attraction but also practices sea life rescue and release like the success story of “Magnolia” the Loggerhead Turtle….
- Visit the Indo-Pacific Coral Reef Adventure at Rainbow Rock and watch one of the dive shows where you will witness divers feeding exotics such as Triggerfish, Blue Tang, Clownfish and more. You may even see Mermaids! Watch as the Mermaids gracefully flip and glide underwater.
- If you want to interact with the aquatic life, make sure to stop by the Discovery Center where you can experience hands on learning by touching a horseshoe crab or pet a slippery sting ray.
- The Living Gallery has true works of colorful art in the form of living species such as octopus, anemones and sea dragons.
- One of the most exciting exhibits is the Dangerous Reef. A moving path guides you through a winding glass tunnel where you get the best views of the variety of sea life with several different species of fish, a giant green sea turtle, giant stingrays, and huge sharks! You might find yourself holding your breath as a large shark glides overhead as you get a glimpse of his razor sharp teeth!
- New for this season – you can experience the Dangerous Reef by Glass Bottom Boat where your tour guide will educate you on this home to over 8,500 aquatic animals including large sand tiger sharks, nurse sharks, sawfish, and much more. And you might even get a glimpse of the resident sea turtle – Gabby – through the glass as she glides underneath the boat.
When you’re driving down Highway 17, a particular upside building might’ve caught your eye. No, it wasn’t capsized during a bad storm; it’s actually WonderWorks – an indoor interactive attraction featuring over 100 hands experiences that engages the mind and imagination. Jump right in and explore the Six WonderZones..
- Natural Disasters – turn yourself into a human lighting rod
- Physical Challenge – challenge yourself to peddle as fast as you can and see if you can generate enough power to spin in a 360-degree revolution
- Light & Sound – every move you make translates into a vibrant array of colors
- Space Discovery – experience landing a space shuttle
- Imagination Lab – create designs with a giant Lite-Brite
- Far Out Art Gallery – you might think your brain is playing tricks on you with the riddles and illusions hidden in the hallways of peculiar artwork
But that’s not all. Sit back in the XD Theater 6D Extreme Motion simulated thrill ride or take in a game of Combat Laser Tag. Once all these are completed, you can climb to new heights with the Spacewalk Challenge – a 3 story, glow-in-the-dark ropes course. Nothing is ordinary in Wonderworks!
This is a place where you can really let the kids get active and soar as they bounce on trampolines, flip and dive into pools full of foam cubes, and much more! More than just trampolines, there are seven different stations including
- X-Beam – use a padded lance to try to knock your opponent off the beam
- Open/Ultimate Jump area – tons of room to bounce around freely, do flips and literally bounce off the walls
- Dodgeball Area – taking the game to another level – the balls aren’t the only thing bouncing around during this competition
- Slam Dunk Zone – use the trampoline launch pad to make the ultimate slam-dunk
- Ninja Challenge Course – try your skills in this challenging course that includes trapeze walking, tube swinging, swinging across rings, hanging discs, padded logs – and ends with an wobbly bridge
- Stunt Bag – feel like a movie star performing your own stunts as you flip, bounce and fly around the stunt bag area
- Vertical Ops – this climbing wall lets you test your strength as you climb a tricky vertical rock wall
Don’t let the winter months pass by without experiencing some or all of these adventures. But hurry, spring will be here before you know it along with higher room rates! So if you’re ready to escape to the beach with your family this winter and save up to 40% off – Book our Advance Purchase Offer.