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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.
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:
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.
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.
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!
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!
(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.
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.
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June 20, 2019– Meetings
Today is proud to announce that Marina Inn at
Grande Dunes has won a Best of Award.
Each year Meetings Today has its readers who hold events
globally, determine the best hotels and resorts for meetings and events in
North America. The properties are judged on the quality of meeting space, guest
rooms, services and amenities, food and beverage, tech and bandwidth support,
recreational facilities/activities, helpfulness of staff, and overall value and
MARINA INN AT GRANDE DUNES is one of the very Elite who has won the award this year.The winners of this program will be highlighted in the September 2019 issue of our magazine, as well as the digital publication.
Explore a unique experience for your next Myrtle Beach meeting! You will feel like you have stepped back in time with our elegant décor and 10 to 18 foot ceilings, wrought iron chandeliers, and floor to ceiling windows overlooking the quiet green space of the Grande Lawn and the golf course. Includes 15,000 square feet of total meeting space that breaks out into:
5,000 square foot ballroom
(4) Individual breakout rooms
Pre-Function that opens out onto the Patio & Lawn
Private dining room in WaterScapes Restaurant
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About Marina Inn at Grande Dunes The Marina Inn at Grande Dunes began welcoming visitors in November 2007. Since opening, it has received the AAA four diamond award for outstanding services and amenities along with several other award such as TripAdvisor’s “Certificate of Excellence” since 2014. The Marina Inn at Grande Dunes is located inside the exclusive Grande Dunes Resort on the north coast of South Carolina with 200 guest rooms and suites and top amenities such as beach service, golf, tennis, watersports, bike/walk/run trails and more!
WaterScapes Restaurant is an award-winning restaurant in Myrtle Beach that is located inside the luxurious, four diamond resort Marina Inn at Grande Dunes. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, this fine dining restaurant is a favorite among guests and locals alike. The menu is full of fresh seafood, top quality steaks and more. The restaurant itself offers a unique dining experience, a blend of both elegant and casual atmosphere. There are options to dine both indoors or outdoors on the beautiful terrace. Perfect for both families and couples, there is even a private dining room available that holds up to 30 guests.
WaterScapes is excited to welcome our brand new executive chef, Executive Chef Byron J Bondoc, to our team. Executive Chef Byron brings to the restaurant over 12+ years in the culinary industry. His passion for cooking began at a young age, inspired by his grandmother who brought secret recipes from her homeland of the Philippines. He served our country as a 3rd Class Petty Officer Culinary Specialist in the United States Navy on the USS Nimitz in San Diego, California. During that time he served as Watch Captain and his excellent culinary skills got him selected as an Assist to the Personal Chef of Admiral Malone, Commander of the Naval Air Forces. He was also awarded the Culinary Specialist of the Month in September 2003 at the USS Nimitz.
After his service in the Navy, Executive Chef Byron received his formal training at the Culinary Institute of America in New York, where he honed his culinary skills at the renowned French restaurant – Le Cirque. He trained under Le Cirque’s Executive Chef Pierre Schaedelin, who was also Personal Chef for Martha Stewart. Executive Chef Byron represented Le Cirque at the Taste of New York three consecutive years in a row. Upon graduation, he landed a position as the Executive Chef for Hilton Worldwide – Embassy Suites in Secaucus, New Jersey where he oversaw operations for the restaurant, bar, room service and banquets. When he came to Myrtle Beach, he found a job at the prestigious Members Club at Grande Dunes and Ocean Club at Grande Dunes. He assisted the Executive Chef with training staff and menu planning/execution for the club and major banquet events.
When it comes to the evolution of Executive Chef Byron’s cooking style, he has adopted and acquired many different international techniques. His time spent in the melting pot of New York allowed him to hone the flavors of Italian, French, Kiorean, Japanese, and more. He describes his cooking style as Classic French with an Asian and Hawaiian Fusion. Executive Chef Byron’s experience with all types of cooking techniques and exposure to flavors from around the world have led him to create unique specialty dishes featured nightly at WaterScapes Restaurant.
We invite you to come experience the delicious creations of our new Executive Chef Byron for yourself at the award-winning WaterScapes Restaurant in Marina Inn at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach!
One of the best reasons to spend your vacation at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes is that you are central to the many fireworks displays around July 4th. Here is the top list of firework displays!
Firework show at 10:00 p.m. over the lake.
The closest proximity to the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes is Barefoot Landing. Barefoot Landing has recently renovated and have added some new and exiting restaurants like Lulu’s, Taco Mundo Kitchen y Cantina as well as some old favorites like Wild Wing Cafe and Greg Norman Austrailian Grille. Enjoy Summerfest featuring nightly entertainment around the lake. then after dinner at one of these fabulous restaurants and shopping around the unique shops at Barefoot Landing.get ready for their 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular! Barefoot Landing has a firework show each Monday night throughout the summer.
Broadway at the Beach
Firework show at 10:00 p.m. over the lake.
After spending the day on the beach or at the pool, head to Broadway at the Beach for dinner along “The Avenue” featuring new dining and entertainment. Don’t miss the “4th of July Ball Drop at 5:00 pm on the Avenue. Then enjoy some shopping and attractions before the fireworks show at 10pm to end the night! Broadway at the Beach features “Great American Summer Nights” featuring nightly entertainment as well as hosts a firework show twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays all summer long.
Marshwalk in Murrells Inlet
Firework show at 10:00 p.m.
The Marshwalk firework show can be viewed from anywhere along the Marshwalk. Be sure to give yourself plenty of time to get a parking spot and treat yourself to fresh seafood and hushpuppies for dinner with a view. There are plenty of bars you can visit along the Marshwalk to enjoy a drink and the live music until the firework show begins.
Cherry Grove Pier
Firework show at 9:30 p.m.
The firework show at Cherry Grove Pier can be viewed on the beach and from hotels nearby the pier. Grab a beach chair and sparklers and pick a spot on the beach for a spectacular firework display right over the ocean!
Pelicans Baseball Game
Firework show after the game on Wednesday, July 3 & Sunday, July 7
A summer just isn’t quite complete without cheering for the home team. Bring the kids to experience the thrill of a baseball game at the Pelican’s stadium! On July 3rd there will be a post-game firework show.
2nd Avenue Pier
Firework show at 10:00 p.m.
2nd Avenue Pier has everything you could hope for in Myrtle Beach, great food and an even better view of the ocean! This will be a 4th of July firework show unlike any other. Each Wednesday night 2nd Avenue Pier will host a firework show all summer long.
When you’re making your reservations, take advantage of our Suite Summer Sale and save up to 35% off your stay. There’s nothing like savings and fireworks to make for a spectacular July 4th at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes!
Your spring getaway just got more adventurous! Step out of your routine and explore some of the incredible spring festivals being hosted in Myrtle Beach this year. Marina Inn at Grande Dunes is a luxury 4 diamond resort and centrally located so you’re never too far from all the festival fun along the Grand Strand!
Food Truck Festival
From April 26th – April 29th head to downtown Myrtle Beach to try out the best food trucks along the Grand Strand! No need to worry about the cost to get in, the Myrtle Beach Food Truck Festival offers FREE admission for everyone attending. Aside from a variety of food trucks to indulge in, the festival will also include fun kid activities, live entertainment, beer stations, and a corn hole tournament! The festival grounds are located between 8th and 9th Avenue so you’re only steps away from the beach.
Horry County Fair
Get ready for funnel cakes, pig races, and thrill rides! The 4th Annual Horry County Fair will take place April 19th – 28th at the Myrtle Beach Speedway. Admission is only $5 and once you’re inside the fairgrounds there is plenty to keep you and your family entertained! Hop on one of the giant fair rides before diving into some delicious fried fair food. Local artists and bands will be providing live entertainment each night under the neon lights from the Ferris wheel!
World Famous Blue Crab Festival
Just a few miles up the road from North Myrtle Beach, Historic Little River Waterfront is home to the World Famous Blue Crab Festival! Taking place May 18th and May 19th, you can visit Little River and enjoy local fresh seafood from one of their many waterfront restaurants. Aside from the gorgeous views, there will be a variety of booths featuring local crafters and artisans you can shop from, live music and a kids zone for the little ones in the group.
Rivertown Music and Beer Festival
Located in the charming and bustling downtown of Conway, the Rivertown Music and Beer Festival is taking place May 4th from 11 am – 7 pm. Admission to the festival is FREE and there is plenty to see and do. From live entertainment to special beer tasting zones, you’re sure to fall in love with this hidden gem just a few miles from Myrtle Beach!
14th Annual Mayfest on Main
Located on Main Street in downtown North Myrtle Beach, the 14th Annual Mayfest on Main is the perfect way to kick off the start of summer! Up and down Main Street, local artists will be set up displaying their artwork to the community. A variety of food vendors are preparing tasty treats for you to enjoy while listening to the local live music onstage!
Interested in any of these exciting upcoming events this spring? When you book your spring getaway to Myrtle Beach with Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, you can save up to 25% with our Spring Sale! Available from March 1st – May 31st, take advantage of all of our luxurious amenities including outdoor and indoor pools, jacuzzis, fitness facility, and a gorgeous golf course! Wake up in one of our guest rooms with a stunning view of the marina right outside your window. Located in the heart of Myrtle Beach, when you stay with Marina Inn at Grande Dunes you’re never too far from the hottest spring festivals along the Grand Strand.
Even while on vacation fitness is still important! Utilize our beautiful local bike paths that are ideal for a late afternoon walk with the whole family! No matter how you choose to explore, whether on foot or on two wheels, you’re sure to be surrounded by South Carolina’s natural beauty! We’ve listed the paths near our property so you and your family can get outdoors and enjoy the Myrtle Beach weather during your visit with Marina Inn at Grande Dunes.
Marina Parkway at Grande Dunes
Distance: 2.7 miles
Marina Parkway leads you through the Grande Dunes residential community which means this trail is safe for a family workout! Whether you choose to walk or bike, this is a perfect path for the kids to enjoy the outdoors!
Marina Parkway to Wild Iris Trail
Distance: 4.8 miles
If you’re feeling up to a lengthier workout, extend your adventure past Marina Parkway; continue on the Marina Partway trail and it will stretch another 2 miles as Wild Iris Drive.
This path will take you through residential areas that wind through the Grande Dunes and Pine Lakes communities!
Biking will take you about 22 minutes while walking is 1.5 hours one way.
Colonel Robert Bell Path
Distance: 3.5 miles
Start your walk on Marina Inn Parkway, passing the Grande Dunes Marina then continue to Colonel Robert Bell Path! This flat trail crosses over a bridge, however, the path is protected from traffic so your workout is a breeze!
Distance: 4 miles
To reach Perrin’s Path, continue your walk down Marina Parkway then cross over 62nd Ave. to Perrin’s Path! While strolling along, you’ll spot some of the scenic Myrtle Beach neighborhoods visitors and locals alike enjoy seeing!
Distance: 3.1 miles
Although dedicated to bikers, this trail works for walking and jogging! The path crosses 2 major highways so beware of rush hour traffic! Along this trail, you’ll spot the flawless residential properties along Grande Dunes Blvd.!
Grissom Parkway Trail
Distance: 9.1 miles
Grissom Parkway Trail is a lengthy, flat bicycle path that takes you down the Marina Parkway; then over to Perrin’s Path for a short ride – then becomes the Grissom Parkway Trail. Keep an eye out for Broadway at the Beach and Coastal Grand Mall along your near 10-mile path! Note that there are stop lights and crosswalks along the way!
Horry County Bike Run Park Trail (The Hulk)
Distance: 6.8 miles
Considered the most challenging bike trail in the Myrtle Beach area is appropriately named, “The Hulk”. We like to think the trail lives up to its name! Stretching almost 7 miles, this is a single track trail that twists and turns along the undeveloped terrain. This park is also a trailhead for the new East Coast Greenway.
The East Coast Greenway is a developing bicycle trail system that spans 3,000 miles, from Canada all the way to Key West! In the Myrtle Beach area, it crosses S.C. 31 near Carolina Forest and Myrtle Beach was the first spot along the trail to have their path completed! If biking is your forte, you won’t want to miss out on these enticing trails; all just minutes away from Marina Inn at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach!