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!

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.

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”.

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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Drop Anchor at Marina Inn – The Top Boating Resort in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is a coastal destination nestled in between the sparkling Atlantic Ocean and the beautiful waters of the Intracoastal Waterway, making it a popular place for avid fishermen and recreational boaters. If you’re traveling with a boat or are a boating enthusiast, Marina Inn is a top boating resort in Myrtle Beach with access to an award-winning marina. Centrally located in the prestigious Grande Dunes, Marina Inn is a luxurious four diamond resort situated on the waterfront, adjacent to the beautiful Intracoastal Waterway. Footsteps away from Grand Dunes Marina, you’ll be able to dock your boat  with the peace of mind that it’s right next door to where you’re staying.

Grande Dunes Marina | Photo Credit: High Tide Content

Access to Grande Dunes Marina

Grande Dunes Marina is one of the top full-service boating facilities on the East Coast and is open to the public. The marina has 1,200 linear feet of state-of-the-art lay-along floating docks and 126 wet slips, offering a protected harbor for vessels that are up to 120 feet or larger. For your convenience, there is fueling station that offers both diesel and non-ethanol pumps, as well as WIFI onsite, pumpout stations, dock carts to transport your personal items, and trash disposal. Bath facilities are available with laundry, showers and restrooms. There’s even a ship store where you can find everything you need to gear up for a day on the water from sunscreen and sunglasses to tackle and snacks. 

Pontoon Boat Rentals

For those boat lovers that didn’t bring along their boat or don’t own one, no problem. Myrtle Beach Watersports is right next door to the Grande Dunes Marina. This family owned and operated business offers pontoon boat rentals so you can create your own adventure on the water. You can enjoy spending the day exploring private islands and cruising down the Intracoastal Waterway. The pontoon boats can hold up to 10 people and are available to rent for half-day or full-day excursions. Click here for more information or to rent your pontoon boat today!

Rent Pontoon Boats at Myrtle Beach Watersports

Luxurious Accommodations and Amenities

Once you drop anchor, a blissful stay awaits. Marina Inn offers a variety of oversized guest room types that can accommodate any size group. Each spacious room is designed with maximum comfort in mind, containing plush beds and bathrooms that feature travertine tile floors, double countertops and Rainshower heads. You’ll love stepping out onto your private balcony and soaking up the stunning views of sunsets over the waterway, the golf course or the Marina. Some of the larger suites contain fully equipped kitchens and living rooms.  

For those days spent off the boat, Marina Inn offers plenty of amenities to keep you entertained for hours. Our resort features a zero-entry, infinity edge outdoor pool, indoor pool, state-of-the-art fitness center, tennis courts, walking and biking trails, and golf at Grande Dunes Resort golf course. We also have a private stretch of beach that’s only accessible to our resort guests.

Award-winning Dining

After a day spent out on the water, you’re sure to build up an appetite. Once you dock your boat at the marina – you’re not far from some of the best restaurants in Myrtle Beach. Anchor Cafe at the Marina Inn is a favorite among Myrtle Beach locals and sits right at the end of the Grande Dunes Marina. The dress is casual and the waterfront views are one of a kind! Their menu features a variety of fresh salads, tasty appetizers, savory sandwiches and signature cocktails. Inside the resort, you’ll find Reflections Bar and Marina Inn’s own on-site restaurant, WaterScapes Restaurant. Reflections Bar is a popular Happy Hour spot that features a relaxed atmosphere and serves a variety of delicious appetizers, crisp salads and delicious entrees. They also offer a wide selection of beer, wine and specialty cocktails. The award-winning WaterScapes Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Offering a unique atmosphere – a blend of casual and elegant ambiance – the restaurant specializes in a ‘Farm to Table’ style approach to fresh seafood and top choice steaks. 

Marina at Sunset | Photo Credit: Guest at Marina Inn

Top Fishing Destination

Ready to cast a line and reel in a keeper? Myrtle Beach is one of the top fishing destinations on the East Coast and Marina Inn is centrally located to some of the best fishing spots. Fish from your own boat or go on a deep sea fishing charter out of Little River or Murrells Inlet. You’re sure to have a great time experiencing the thrill of attempting to catch a cobia, sea bass, mahi, grouper, flounder or sheepshead. Half day and full day deep sea excursions are available.

If you’re a boat lover that’s in search of a place to stay along the Grand Strand, look no further than Marina Inn at Grande Dunes. We’re a top boating resort in Myrtle Beach that will accommodate all your docking needs and offer you a luxurious vacation experience. Check out our current special offers and book your dream boating getaway today!

Top 5 Reasons Marina Inn is a Top Family Resort in Myrtle Beach

Marina Inn at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach invites you and the family to experience an incredible family vacation at one of the top family resorts in Myrtle Beach! Our four diamond premier resort features grande guest rooms, outstanding amenities for all ages, a private beach and so much more. If you’re searching for a family-friendly resort in Myrtle Beach, here are a few reasons why you should choose to stay at Marina Inn:

Spacious Accommodations

No matter what size family you’re vacationing with, Marina Inn offers a variety of room types to accommodate any size group. Our Grande Guest Rooms and Studios are oversized guest rooms that are perfect for small families of 3 to 4 people. Our Two Bedroom Suites feature a spacious living room that’s the perfect place for the family to gather to play games or cozy up and watch a movie. If you’re wanting to cook a few meals while on vacation, there’s even a fully equipped kitchen, bar and dining room table. The Three Bedroom Suites come in a variety of sizes to accommodate anywhere from 6 to 10 people. Each bedroom in our Two and Three Bedroom Suites has their own bathroom complete with travertine tile floors, double sinks and relaxing Rainshower heads. Plus – each room comes with a private balcony where your family can spend time relaxing after a full day of exploring around the Grand Strand.

Myrtle Beach Penthouse Suite

For those traveling with a larger family or an extended family vacation, we offer a magnificent Four Bedroom Myrtle Beach Penthouse Suite. Each bedroom in this luxurious suite is unique, with the master bedroom that features a cozy fireplace. All of the bathrooms in this suite are spacious with double sinks, travertine tile floors and Rainshower heads. There is a state of the art, furnished kitchen along with a large living room with ample room for a family game night. There’s even a panoramic balcony that features spectacular views of the Intracoastal Waterway and the Grande Dunes Resort golf course. 

Exciting Amenities for All Ages

Your family will discover endless entertainment with all the exciting amenities offered at the Marina Inn. This family-friendly resort features a zero-entry, infinity edge outdoor pool that’s open year round and heated in the cooler months. When the group gets hungry after splashing around, they can order food and drinks from the pool bar and lounge on a chair under one of the spacious umbrellas. For those wishing to unwind, there’s two jacuzzi hot tubs to relax in. And when you need a break from the sun, there’s an indoor pool where your family can continue the fun without skipping a beat. And when it comes to dining – kids ages 12 and under enjoy eating FREE all summer long at our award-winning onsite restaurant – WaterScapes Restaurant.

Does your family enjoy a little friendly competition while on vacation? Marina Inn has tennis courts and is located right across the Intracoastal Waterway from the award-winning Grande Dunes Resorts golf course. And for the thrill seekers in the family, Marina Inn is footsteps away from Myrtle Beach Watersports and pontoon boat rentals. You’ll be able to speed across the water on jet skis, go dolphin watching or spend the day fishing on a pontoon boat. 

Myrtle Beach Watersports

Private Beach Access

One of the highlights of Myrtle Beach is of course – the beach itself. When your family stays at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, you will have access to a private stretch of white sandy beach, only accessible to resort guests. Your family can enjoy splashing around in the ocean and building sandcastles on your own secluded beach. Our private beach features a shower and changing station, lifeguards on duty, beach chairs, beach umbrellas and fluffy towels. There’s a snack bar and covered patio where you can order drinks and sandwiches when you build up an appetite and need a break from the heat. And no need to worry about parking! Simply hop on and off the complimentary shuttle, which will take you to and from the beach during the day.  

Proximity to Thrilling Attractions

There’s always something for the family to do in Myrtle Beach and Marina Inn at Grande Dunes is in close proximity to some of Myrtle Beach’s most thrilling attractions! You can spend the day plunging down water slides at Myrtle Waves Water Park – the largest water park in South Carolina – or put the pedal to the metal at Broadway Grand Prix. Head over to Broadway at the Beach, where you’ll enjoy endless shopping, dining and entertainment. Dive under the sea at Ripley’s Aquarium and let your imagination run wild at WonderWorks Myrtle Beach. Stop by Barefoot Landing, a waterfront mecca, with lots of shopping, dining & fun attractions including waterfront LuLu’s restaurant & arcade. And make sure to check out a captivating show at The Carolina Opry or a breathtaking dinner show at Pirates Voyage. Your family is sure to have an unforgettable time at any of these attractions only minutes away from Marina Inn! 

Splash time at Myrtle Waves

Affordability 

Marina Inn understands in order for your family to experience an exciting family vacation, it has to be affordable. That’s why we’ve put together a compilation of Family Packages and feature special discounts on our resort rates so your family can enjoy a getaway to a top vacation destination without breaking the bank. The Family Packages we offer include exclusive discounted rates on accommodations along with tickets to some of Myrtle Beach’s top attractions. 

From the variety of room accommodations, amazing amenities and private beach to our close proximity to a wide variety of dining, shopping, attractions & entertainment and affordability of our resort – Marina Inn knows how to cater to an incredible family vacation. If you’re ready to book your stay at one of the top family resorts in Myrtle Beach, check out one of our Family Packages or special offers today!

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