COVID-19 UPDATE

Marina Inn at Grande Dunes

UPDATE: BASED ON TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS PUT IN PLACE FOR THE STATE OF SC , THE MARINA INN AT GRANDE DUNES IS CURRENTLY CLOSED WITH A TENTATIVE REOPENING DATE OF MAY 1, 2020. We are accepting reservations for stays after May 1, 2020. Please contact us at 877-913-1333 or check availability online at http://www.marinainnatgrandedunes.com/main-reservation.html

Marina Inn at Grande Dunes is open and we welcome our visitors!

We consider the health and safety of our guests and team members as one of our primary concerns. Our team is taking extra measures to ensure we are following guidelines as suggested by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. Throughout our resort, we are implementing extra care practices including but not limited to:

  • Reinforcing additional cleaning procedures in all areas
  • Sanitizing stations installed by elevators and restaurant
  • Providing sanitary wipes at the front desk
  • Consistent monitoring of current situation and assisting with guest awareness
  • Regular communication to guests about the situation at hand
  • Please note that food and beverage outlet hours may change. Please check with hotel staff for food and beverage outlet operating hours.

With this in mind, we are closely monitoring the COVID-19 (novel corona virus) outbreak both globally and within the United States. We are committed to welcoming our guests and planned events while facilitating open communication and supporting the needs of our visitors.

For questions about current or future reservations at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, please contact the hotel directly at 843-913-1333 or reservations@marinainngrandedunes.com or book direct at http://www.marinainnatgrandedunes.com/main-reservation.html

For the latest information concerning COVID-19, please visit the Center for Disease Control. For information concerning COVID-19 as it relates to South Carolina, please visit the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control .

Make Your Spring Getaway to Myrtle Beach

It’s that wonderful time of year again…things are blooming as nature comes back to life after the winter, temperatures are getting warmer, days are getting longer–spring is almost here! It may feel like we just rang in the New Year a few days ago, but we are already in March…spring is most definitely on its way! Spring in Myrtle Beach means the summer season is just around the corner, and the closer we get to summer, the more there is to see and do. Why should you come enjoy spring in Myrtle Beach? Here a just a few reasons:

Weather

While some parts of the country may still be covered in snow and ice, here in Myrtle Beach, temperatures start warming up this time of year. Shake those wintertime blues with a little Myrtle Beach sunshine on your skin and breathe in the fresh salt air. The mild weather makes getting out to enjoy spring leisure activities and events all the more enjoyable.

Events

When the weather warms up, so do the activities! With the spring season comes many special events. Celebrate the luck of the Irish with the 32nd Annual North Myrtle Beach St. Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade (Mar. 14), for auto enthusiasts, enjoy the annual Run to the Sun Car Show (Mar. 19-21), and for our neighbors to the North, there’s the 60th Annual Can-Am Days (Mar. 14-22). April has a full calendar of events as well with the Horry County Fair, the Blue Crab Festival, Monday After the Masters Charity Golf Tournament, and of course, Easter, the true kickoff to the Myrtle Beach tourist season. Marina Inn at Grande Dunes’ Easter Package is one of the best offers in town!

Nature

With some of the warmer days we’ve been having, the trees, shrubbery and flowers will be blooming anytime, if they haven’t already. Spring brings an all new palette of delightful colors, and as the temperatures get warmer, the outdoors will be that much more fun. This is the perfect time of year to spend a day at Brookgreen Gardens, go for a scenic bike ride, take a stroll on the beach, or enjoy some outdoor dining.

Smaller Crowds

Although business is already picking up, with the kids still in school and not being in high season mode just yet, the spring crowds are pretty moderate. You can still enjoy area attractions, shopping and dining without long lines and lengthy wait times. It’s a great time to enjoy a quiet, romantic dinner, a leisurely day of shopping at one of the area’s various outdoor shopping destinations, or live entertainment at one of Myrtle Beach’s many theater shows.

Golf

It’s no wonder Myrtle Beach is known as the “Golf Capital of the World”. With more than 80 courses in the area, there is something for everyone from the novice to the pro, and March is the official peak of Myrtle Beach golf season. You may still be shoveling snow back home, but here in Myrtle Beach where the average high for March is 68 degrees, you can be out on the greens in short sleeves soaking up the Carolina sun! The comfortable temperatures, endless courses, and numerous dining and entertainment options make Myrtle Beach a perfect springtime golf destination. Find deals on our Golf Package page.

Lower Rates

One of the best things about coming to Myrtle Beach in the spring are the deals! Since it’s not quite high season yet, rates are generally lower this time of year. Everyone is eager to get the season off to a strong start, so incentives and special offers are numerous. Check our Special Offers page for our latest deals, and let’s get your springtime Myrtle Beach adventure started!

New for 2020 – Crooked Hammock Brewery at Barefoot Landing

Rendering of Crooked Hammock Brewery-Barefoot Landing (Courtesy of Crooked Hammock Brewery Facebook page)

It’s never too early to start thinking about your spring or summer vacation, and each season brings something new to the Myrtle Beach area. With the addition of the Dockside Village development at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach, 2020 will not disappoint in the way of new offerings! This newly developed area at Barefoot Landing is North Myrtle Beach’s only waterway, shopping, dining and entertainment destination. Barefoot Landing’s newest attraction, the highly-anticipated Crooked Hammock Brewery, is slated to open mid-May at Barefoot Landing’s Dockside Village just in time for your 2020 vacation.

The North Myrtle Beach location will be the third for Crooked Hammock which has two others in the Delaware area. Crooked Hammock Brewery offers a relaxed, backyard atmosphere featuring high quality food and locally brewed beer. The menu offers backyard, cookout inspired cuisine including burgers, oak smoked baby back ribs, giant Bavarian pretzels with beer mustard dipping sauce, and more. Additionally, the Barefoot Landing location will feature a working brewery for the best in fresh, locally brewed beer.

Crooked Hammock Brewery will offer guests the ultimate relaxing eating and drinking experience with a backyard beer garden, indoor and outdoor seating accommodating up to 500 people, fire pits, hammocks, and island bar situated over the water. Additionally, this family and pet friendly establishment will feature a playground for the kids, bocce ball courts, corn hole, and regular live music. Guests of Crooked Hammock can also take interactive brew tours of the facility. Crooked Hammock Brewery should be a great place to take the whole family this summer for good food, fresh beer and laid-back fun.

Of course, Barefoot Landing offers much more than just dining. With an eclectic selection of shops, boutiques and retailers, Barefoot Landing is a shopper’s paradise! The property also features other entertainment destinations appropriate for all ages as well as ongoing special events and happenings throughout the year, and don’t discount the value of the relaxing environment of Barefoot Landing being situated right along the Intracoastal Waterway. Best of all, Barefoot Landing is conveniently located just north of Marina Inn at Grande Dunes. It’s not too early to start planning your spring or summer vacation…be sure and check out our Special Offers page and book your trip early!

Myrtle Beach – Fun for Kids Anytime of Year!

Although Myrtle Beach is known as a summertime sun and fun destination, especially for families, there is fun to be had in the off season as well. Looking for a family weekend getaway? The winter months are a great time to visit Myrtle Beach as crowds are smaller and rates are lower. Marina Inn at Grande Dunes offers luxury accommodations for families of all sizes from studio rooms to four-bedrooms suites, all conveniently located near many area attractions.

So what can you do in Myrtle Beach when the weather isn’t quite warm enough for beach days or water sports? We have a few ideas:

Pirates Voyage
Take in dinner and a show at Pirates Voyage! Watch as Blackbeard and company battle on deck, on land, in water and high above the 15-foot indoor lagoon. Be mesmerized by mermaids, tropical birds and more all while enjoying a four-course feast fit for the finest pirate. Best of all, Pirates Voyage is located just across the street from Marina Inn at Grande Dunes.

Lulu’s Cafe
Lucy Buffet’s Lulu’s Cafe is a celebration of food, family and FUN! Located just north of Marina Inn at Grande Dunes (at Barefoot Landing) and directly on the Intracoastal Waterway, Lulu’s offers waterfront views, good vibes, delicious food and fun for the whole family. One of the highlights of Lulu’s is the beach arcade and ropes course. Parents, relax and enjoy the laid back atmosphere while the kids play in the arcade! While you’re there, take a stroll around Barefoot Landing taking advantage of shopping and other special events.

WonderWorks
The kids are definitely going to want to see the famous “upside down building” while visiting Myrtle Beach! WonderWorks is a 50,000 square foot ‘edu-tainment” amusement park combining education and entertainment with more than 100 hands on exhibits. Additionally, the facility features an indoor ropes challenge, laser tag, and a 6-D extreme motion ride. Located at Broadway at the Beach, WonderWorks is also convenient to other shopping and dining options.

Ripley’s Aquarium
One of Myrtle Beach’s top attractions year after year, Ripley’s Aquarium allows you to take a walk under the sea all while staying dry and warm! Walk through glass tunnels as sharks, sea turtles and other marine life swim around you. Pet a stingray, get a close up look at a horseshoe crab, and maybe even spot a real live mermaid. Ripley’s Aquarium is always a magical experience for kids of all ages. Also located at Broadway at the Beach, Ripley’s Aquarium is convenient to dining and shopping.

Rockin’ Jump Trampoline Park
Rest assured your children will sleep well after a day at Rockin’ Jump! Let them burn off some energy as they soar and bounce on trampolines, dive into pools of foam cubes, and more. The park is always adding new attractions. Some new features include; the warped wall, the wipe out and aerial skills sections. Of course park favorites like slam dunk and the dodgeball arena are still offered as well. Located in the heart of Myrtle Beach, Rockin’ Jump is convenient to many dining and shopping options as well as other area attractions.

Of course, kids love swimming anytime of year, so you can always stay onsite at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes and take a dip in our heated, indoor pool. Ready to make your family getaway? Check our Special Offers page and take advantage of the lower rates while you can!

Escape to Myrtle Beach with your Sweetheart this Valentine’s Day

The season of love is upon us–less than one month until the official day of romance, St. Valentine’s Day! Have you made plans yet for you and your sweetheart? How does a romantic, Myrtle Beach getaway sound? We have a little something for that…check out Marina Inn at Grande Dunes’ 2020 Valentine’s Package.

Enjoy the spacious luxury of our Grande Guest rooms any two nights during February 13-17, 2020. With the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes Valentine’s package you will also receive a 5-course dinner for two in WaterScapes Restaurant, featuring a special Valentine’s menu. The Valentine’s menu offers your choice from two appetizers, a salad, lemon sorbet, your choice of three delectable entrees, and a choice of two decadent desserts. Reservations are available from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. Make your stay even more memorable with the addition of in-room dining, breakfast for two in WaterScapes Restaurant or even an in-room couples massage.

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With the many on-site amenities offered by Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, from indoor and outdoor pools and hot tubs to dining and libations, there is no need to leave the property during your stay; however, should you wish to venture out, we are conveniently located close to many dining, nightlife and entertainment attractions. Spend a day shopping at nearby Tanger Outlet or Barefoot Landing, or head a little further south and take in the dining, shopping and entertainment offerings of Market Common, or spend the day experiencing the beauty of Brookgreen Gardens. Catch a show at one of Myrtle Beach’s largest attractions, Pirate’s Voyage or Carolina Opry, located just across the street from Marina Inn at Grande Dunes. Perhaps you and your special someone just want to enjoy your luxury accommodations, and watch the sunset over the Intracoastal Waterway, right from your own private balcony…you can do that, too!

Can’t make it during the Valentine’s package dates, but would still like to plan a romantic getaway to Myrtle Beach and Marina Inn at Grande Dunes? No problem! We have several special Couples Packages available year round, and the Studio Deluxe Suite is especially perfect for romantic getaways as it features a Jacuzzi whirlpool tub and fireplace! Our couples packages are perfect for that romantic weekend escape. We offer packages for everything from anniversaries and wellness to special wine tasting packages in partnership with nearby Duplin Winery, and don’t forget our Spa Package for the ultimate relaxation and rejuvenation experience. Additionally, our waterfront views, exquisite grounds, fine dining choices and luxurious accommodations make Marina Inn at Grande Dunes the ultimate destination for a romantic Myrtle Beach retreat!

Christmas in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is the sun fun capital of summertime destinations, but there is also great holiday fun to be had on the Grand Strand as well! It may be quiet in the winter months (who’s complaining?), but during the holidays, there are plenty of opportunities for fun! Making a beach trip this holiday season? We have some options to get you into the holiday spirit!

Holiday Shows

Myrtle Beach is known for its music theaters, and during the holiday season, area theaters put on sell out Christmas shows each year. The Carolina Opry, Alabama Theater and Pirate’s Voyage are consistent holiday favorites, and new for 2019, is a Christmas on Ice show. We also offer a special Carolina Opry Christmas Show package. Coastal Youth Ballet Theater also puts on several performances of the holiday favorite, The Nutcraker, at nearby Coastal Carolina University.

Holiday Lights

A great light show is sure to get you in the holiday mood, and the Grand Strand is the home to the granddaddy of all light shows, Brookgreen Gardens’ Nights of a Thousand Candles. Held at the 9,127-acre sculpture gardens in Murrells Inlet, this holiday spectacular features 4,500 hand-lit candles and countless twinkling lights of various types and colors. Guests can stroll through the gardens taking in the sights and sounds of the season. Nights of a Thousand Candles runs every Thursday through Sunday night in December, but you must purchase tickets in advance. How about a drive by light show? Head up to North Myrtle Beach and check out the Great Christmas Light Show at the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex. This 1.5-mile drive through show features 2-million dazzling lights within 20 animated displays. End your ride at Santa’s Village for s’mores and hot chocolate! The Great Christmas Light Show runs November 25 through December 30.

Shopping

The Myrtle Beach area is a shopper’s paradise with everything from indoor shopping malls to outlet malls and smaller, local boutiques. A little retail therapy is fun any time of year, but there’s just something special about shopping during the holidays. All of the area shopping spots are decked out in full holiday regalia this time of year, with Christmas music piped in to set the mood, and there are always special events going on at the shopping destinations during the season. We even offer a holiday shopping package which includes a $50 Visa gift card!

Tree Lightings

Lighting the tree for the first time of the season is truly magical, especially when it’s a large, magnificent tree! Many of the area shopping destinations hold annual tree lightings as well as area towns and municipalities. Here are a few you may want to check out:

Friday, Nov. 22 | Broadway at the Beach, 6 p.m. (Fireworks at 8)
Saturday, Nov. 23 | Market Common, 6-8 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 23 | Lighting of the Landing (Barefoot Landing), 2-8 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 29 | Boardwalk Christmas Tree Lighting, 12-8 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 1 | Murrells Inlet (Morse Landing), 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 5 | Surfside Beach (Surfside Beach Town Hall), 6 p.m.

Christmas Parades

Everyone loves a parade! The Myrtle Beach area does a great job of putting on festive Christmas parades each year. With so many options, you’re sure to catch at least one:

Saturday, Dec. 7 | A Very Broadway Christmas Parade, Broadway at the Beach, 11 a.m.
Saturday, Dec. 7 | North Myrtle Beach Christmas Parade, Main Street, 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 8 | Murrells Inlet Christmas Parade, MarshWalk, 3 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 14 | Surfside Beach Christmas Parade, Ocean Blvd., 2 p.m.

Whether you’re coming to the beach for a holiday shopping trip, to catch one of the Christmas shows or check out a holiday light display or parade, there is plenty of fun to be had during the holidays in Myrtle Beach!

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!