Walking and Biking Paths at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes

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.

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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!

Perrin’s Path

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!

Ocean Blvd.

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.!

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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!

 

 

60 More Days of Summer at Marina Inn

Summer is coming to an end but there is still so much to look forward to when you choose to stay with Marina Inn at Grande Dunes! This fall, Marina Inn at Grande Dunes is part of the ‘60 More Days of Summer’ promotion, that runs throughout September and October. This promotion is aimed at showcasing all the things to do while the crowds fade away but while the weather is still warm. Click here to find out more details about this special promotion.

During this time, take advantage of our Fall Family Takeover Package. You don’t want to miss out on up to 30% off the best rates on luxurious waterfront accommodations!

Our Fall Family Takeover Package includes:

  • 3 luxurious nights in a Grande guest room with two queen beds
  • Pirates Voyage Dinner Spectacular Show for 2 adults and 2 children
    • Enjoy dinner and a show at Pirates Voyage where the thrill of the acrobats flying through the air and the yummy meal will have you cheering for more!
  • WaterScapes Fine Dining Breakfast each morning for 2 adults and 2 children
    • Fill up on a Low Country Omelet, Bananas Foster French Toast, Belgian Waffle and so much more!
  • Kid’s Party Bucket for each child on arrival!

Located along the Intracoastal Waterway, Marina Inn at Grande Dunes is a luxurious 4 diamond resort that’s close to all of Myrtle Beach’s best family attractions. While at the resort, enjoy splashing around with the kids in the zero entry pool. You can also take advantage of our complimentary shuttle rides to our private beach to experience the lovely fall weather in the south! Our full-service beach amenities are available every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through the end of September.

When you visit Myrtle Beach in the fall, you’ll enjoy less traffic on the roads and more chances for fun at the most incredible attractions along the Grand Strand! Rockin’ Jump is a giant trampoline park and perfect for those cooler days the whole family can enjoy together! Avoid the lines of summertime and visit the local Children’s Museum and discover all the wildlife under the sea Ripley’s Aquarium.

With less of the summer crowds; your family can experience more fun during your Myrtle Beach fall getaway. Dare to try new restaurants, activities, and visit local fall festivals in the Grand Strand area! When it comes to kid-friendly restaurants that serve up the yummiest dishes, we love WaterScapes, our on-site restaurant! Check out LuLu’s at Barefoot Landing, a colorful new spot where kids can play beach volleyball in the sand and build castles while waiting for the food to arrive. Ultimate California Pizza Game Zone has the ‘Best of the Beach’ pizza and an arcade inside full of interactive games so the kids can earn enough tickets to take home a prize! Each restaurant is only minutes away when you stay with Marina Inn.

 

 

Take advantage of all the fun activities the summer has to offer without all the crowds and reserve your room with Marina Inn at Grande Dunes for your family’s fall getaway! Book your Fall Family Takeover Package today!

Best Places to Watch 4th of July Fireworks in Myrtle Beach

Sparks are sure to fly when you’re visiting us in Myrtle Beach for the 4th of July! When you’re making plans to visit the Grand Strand, make sure to book your stay at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes to be close to all the spectacular firework displays. Here are a few of the best spots to view fireworks and celebrate America’s birthday this year!

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, shopping, attractions and stick around for the fireworks show to end the night! Play a round of mini golf or catch a movie at the IMAX theater before finding a spot on the bridge to view the show. Broadway at the Beach hosts a firework show twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays all summer long.

Barefoot Landing

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

Enjoy dinner at the fabulous restaurants and shopping around the unique shops at Barefoot Landing before the firework show! Grab your favorite flavor of ice cream in a cone from The Crafty Cow and sit back and enjoy the show! Barefoot Landing has a firework show each Monday night throughout the summer.

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 Tuesday, July 3rd

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

2nd Avenue Pier

Firework show at 10:00 p.m.

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

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

When you’re making your reservations, take advantage of our Summer Special Package 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!

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

February Fun at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes

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

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

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

February 3-28: Winter Teas

Location: Brookgreen Gardens

Courtesy of Brookgreen Gardens

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

February 11: Craft Fair 

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

Courtesy of Lowcountry Food Bank

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

 February 13:  Marshi Gras

Location: Murrells Inlet Marshwalk

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

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

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

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

February 14: Complimentary Valentine’s Day Carriage Rides

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

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

February 17: Valentine’s Bonfire

Location: La Belle Amie Vineyard

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

February 25: KidzTime Festival

Location: Broadway at the Beach

Courtesy of Broadway at the Beach

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

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

What Can Kids to Do in Myrtle Beach in Winter? LOTS!

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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%!

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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!

Darts • Bocce Ball •  Ping-Pong • Pool • Shuffleboard • Skee Ball  • Foosball       Air Hockey • Corn Hole • Traditional Board Games

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….

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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.

 WonderWorks Indoor Science Museum & Ropes Course

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!

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Indoor Ropes Challenge at Wonderworks Myrtle Beach

Rockin’ Jump  Ultimate Trampoline Park

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.