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!

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!

Nights of a Thousand Candles – A Holiday Favorite

Courtesy of Brookgreen Gardens

Brookgreen Gardens is a popular Grand Strand attraction and local’s favorite. A visit to Brookgreen is truly a treat any time of year, but every December the gardens turn into a magical light show and one of the area’s favorite holiday traditions with Nights of a Thousand Candles.

Starting December 5 – 21, every Thursday through Sunday night beginning at 3 p.m., guests of Nights of a Thousand Candles can stroll around the 9,127-acre sculpture gardens and take in the 4,500 hand lit candles and numerous twinkling lights. Each turn is a new discovery with colored and themed light displays intermingled with candlelit paths and fountains featuring floating candles. Walk beneath the live oaks strewn with twinkling white lights and covered in live Spanish moss. Sip on hot cocoa, cider, or a glass of wine while listening to the sounds of carolers singing holiday favorites. Then maybe warm up with clam chowder or she-crab soup at the food tent. Whether it’s a romantic date night, family outing or night out with good friends Nights of a Thousand Candles is sure to provide ample holiday cheer for all.

In 2018, the Nights of a Thousand Candles was honored by South Carolina Parks, Recreation and Tourism with the Charles A. Bundy Award for Excellence in Tourism. Additionally, the event was also named Best Christmas Lights in South Carolina by Travel + Leisure Magazine. Being that Nights of a Thousand Candles always ranks at the top of Grand Strand holiday attractions, tickets do sell out quickly and must be purchased ahead of time.

Located just 15 miles south of Downtown Myrtle Beach, Brookgreen Gardens is convenient to dining and shopping on the South Strand. Have dinner on the MarshWalk in the “Seafood Capital of South Carolina”, Murrells Inlet. Maybe even go a little further south to historic Pawleys Island. The food and beverage tent at Nights of a Thousand Candles also serves dishes to warm you up during this festive, outdoor holiday event. Onsite dining is also available at the Brookgreen Gardens restaurant; however, reservations are strongly recommended.

Planning a trip to the Myrtle Beach area in December? Nights of a Thousand Candles is a holiday event you do not want to miss. Start a new holiday tradition with Brookgreen Gardens and Nights of a Thousand Candles! For more information or to purchase tickets, visit Brookgreen Gardens online.

Top 5 Holiday Shows in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is known as a top summer vacation destination, but did you know it has become one of the top holiday destinations on the east coast in recent years? The Grand Strand area is not nearly as seasonal these days, and that may be attributed in part to the quantity and quality of entertainment offered here year-round.

One of the factors bringing visitors to the beach during the holidays is the wide variety of Holiday shows at Myrtle Beach area theaters. Most all of the local theaters offer a special holiday show, and typically these shows are very popular and sell out fast!

Here are the Top 5 Holiday Shows in Myrtle Beach:

Carolina Opry – Christmas Show of the South

Named “Top Attraction in Myrtle Beach” by CNBC, The Carolina Opry has been a top Myrtle Beach staple for years, but during the holidays, they spare no detail in putting on the perfect holiday show. In its 34th season, the Christmas Show of the South combines exceptional performance and production of your traditional favorites as well as the new. The cast of 35 award-winning singers, musicians, and dancers put on this highly anticipated show beginning November 1 and running throughout the holiday season. The theater is closed down for one week prior to the holiday show in order to decorate, creating a most festive atmosphere for the holiday show.

Christmas at Pirates Voyage

Christmas at Pirates Voyage retells Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol with a pirate themed twist! Throughout the tale, acrobats fly high above the lagoon, toys come to life alongside live animal cast members, and there is a live nativity with the appearance of an angel with a special message for the audience. Of course, in addition to the awe inspiring performance, there is a delicious feast provided as well!

Alabama Theater – The South’s Grandest Christmas Show

The Alabama Theater’s award-winning holiday extravaganza, The South’s Grandest Christmas Show, has become a family tradition for many. This show incorporates Christmas classics with contemporary favorites to truly get guests into the spirit of the season. The South’s Grandest Show is a holiday musical full of special effects, talent and comedy. Make this your new family holiday tradition!

Christmas on Ice

New for 2019, Christmas on Ice brings a cast of champion ice skaters from around the world to Myrtle Beach. Paired with exceptional singers and a high kicking chorus line, this show is sure to become a holiday favorite. Skaters perform their ice routines to all of your favorite holiday tunes on a 50-foot real ice stage. The theater in the round stage set up makes it so there is not a bad seat in the house. Christmas on Ice runs from November 4 – December 28 at Fantasy Harbor (off Hwy. 501).

The Nutcracker – Coastal Youth Ballet Theatre

The Nutcracker has been a holiday tradition for generations! Since 2006, Coastal Youth Ballet Theatre has been delighting Grand Strand audiences with its live Nutcracker performances. During the month of December, Coastal Youth Ballet Theatre’s performing company along with 60 children from their training school, Coastal Dance Center, puts on several performances at Wheelwright Auditorium on the campus of Coastal Carolina University. Dates for 2019 are December 7, 8, 14, and 15. All performances are at 3 p.m.

In addition to the great entertainment options, rates are generally more reasonable this time of year. Marina Inn at Grande Dunes is not only conveniently located nearby most of these venues, but we also offer several holiday packages including a Carolina Opry Christmas Show package. Visit our packages page for more details, book your trip and come spend the holidays with us!

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!

The Carolina Opry – A Top Myrtle Beach Attraction

The Myrtle Beach area has been a country music hotbed for years. Of course, country music legends, Alabama, got their start right on Ocean Boulevard at the world-famous Bowery, the Carolina Country Music Festival (CCMF) has been held in Myrtle Beach for the past four years, and there was even a Myrtle Beach country music jamboree in the early ‘80s featuring major country artists like Conway Twitty, Johnny Cash, Tammy Wynette and more. With that history, it’s no surprise that Calvin Gilmore envisioned the Grand Strand to be a good place to start a country music theater. In 1986, the Carolina Opry was opened in Surfside Beach (right on Highway 17 near the intersection of Surfside Drive and 17 Business). They started out with just 12 performers and were the only music theater in the area for seven years.

In 1992, the current location of the Carolina Opry opened where highways 17 Business and Bypass meet on the north end of the Strand. By this time, Myrtle Beach was beginning to look like Branson, Missouri with its multiple dinner/music/show offerings. At one time there were quite a few theaters in town. Some have come and gone, but the Carolina Opry has remained a staple and major Myrtle Beach attraction for more than 30 years.

The award-winning Carolina Opry was named “Most Outstanding South Carolina Attraction” by the South Carolina’s Governor’s Cup. Additionally, Carolina Opry performers have been featured on nationally televised shows like The Voice and America’s Got Talent. What was originally a country music show has evolved over the years to cover a wide variety of music genres. Carolina Opry has also added many special themed shows, some of which run year round, most notably their annual Christmas show which sells out year after year.

A night at the Carolina Opry is a perfect date night or good fun for an entire family or large group. Customers love its close proximity to Marina Inn Grande Dunes, so be sure and add it to your itinerary while staying with us. With that in mind, check out the special Carolina Opry package deals available on our packages page. Come stay with us and enjoy the music!

Top Outdoor Shopping in Myrtle Beach

As we move into the milder fall season, what better way to take it all in than with a little outdoor shopping? The Myrtle Beach area has been a great shopping destination for many years, but these days there are even more of the outdoor variety which seems to have become a trend all over the country recently.

So you’re in town looking for a little retail therapy, but you would also like to enjoy the fresh fall air? Where should you start? We have put together a great list for you! We’ll start closer to the Marina Inn Grande Dunes location and work out from there.

Tanger Outlet

Tanger Outlet has outlet malls all over the country and two right here on the Grand Strand. The closest to Marina Inn Grande Dunes is the one located just off Highway 17. Outlets are a great shopping choice for those who desire high quality, but do not want to pay high quality prices. This location offers more than 95 stores with high profile brands such as; Vineyard Vines, Kate Spade, Michael Kors, Ann Taylor LOFT, Adidas and more. There is also a food court located within the property. Stop by their customer service office to receive coupon books and other special offers. Tanger Outlets – Myrtle Beach is located at 10835 Kings Rd. in Myrtle Beach.

Barefoot Landing

Barefoot Landing is the original outdoor shopping destination for the Myrtle Beach area going way back to when it was a collection of small shops with rustic, sandy walkways. Today, it is a shopper’s paradise with everything from small, specialty gift shops to larger, national chain anchor stores. Additionally, if you’re making a day out of it, there are various eating establishments within the property as well as other attractions like Alligator Adventure, Alabama Theater, and the House of Blues. A recent addition, Lulu’s restaurant, owned by Jimmy Buffet’s sister, Lucy offers waterfront dining and an outdoor activity area featuring a ropes course and arcade. After shopping ‘til you drop, relax with a drink in hand while the kids play! Barefoot Landing is located at 4898 Hwy. 17 S. in North Myrtle Beach.

Market Common

Market Common has become a Myrtle Beach must visit destination since it’s development in 2008. Located on what was once the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base (closed in 1993), the 114-acre lifestyle center was designed as a live/work community incorporating shopping, dining and living space into one city center. Beautifully landscaped walkways with fountains, park benches and rocking chairs create an exquisite shopping atmosphere at Market Common. A collection of higher end shops selling everything from apparel to art and home decor, Market Common offers something for everyone. A large Barnes and Noble as well as a 14-screen movie theater are located onsite as well. In addition to the superior shopping experience, Market Common also offers a host of popular eating establishments from the larger, nationally known P.F. Changs to smaller, local eateries. Additionally, there is a full schedule of events going on year-round at Market Common–everything from 5K races to food and drink festivals as well as seasonal carriage rides, movies in the park and more. Market Common is located at 4017 Deville St. in Myrtle Beach.

Hammock Shops Village

So this one is a southern hike from Marina Inn Grande Dunes, but well worth the trip. Located in the “arrogantly shabby” Pawleys Island, this eclectic shopping village has been around since 1938. The Hammock Shops offer a variety of small boutiques featuring everything from handmade collectables and jewelry to clothing and candy. Of course they call it the “Hammock” Shops for a reason…be sure and stop by the Original Pawleys Island Rope Hammock Shop where you can view first hand the art of hammock weaving and purchase one of your very own to take home! Hammock Shops Village is located at 10880 Ocean Hwy. in Pawleys Island.

Be sure and check the Marina Inn Grande Dunes specials page for upcoming package deals, book your stay and get the retail therapy started!

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.