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

February Fun at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes

Grande Dunes Marina

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

Courtesy of Murrells Inlet Marshwalk

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 Are You Doing for Valentines Day?

Book Your Myrtle Beach Valentine’s Day Package!

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and love is in the air along the Grand Strand! Before stocking up on heart shaped boxes of chocolate or picking out just the right card, why not switch things up this year and plan an enchanting getaway to Myrtle Beach? From waking up to a relaxing view of the waterway to the romantic candlelit dinner at WaterScapes Restaurant, we have plenty of amenities at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes to make your Valentine’s Day trip memorable!

Valentine’s Package starts at $262 per couple

Package includes accommodations in a luxurious grande guest room for one night and a (5) course dinner for two and the best part about it is that this package has flexible availability. You can book this package for one night at the package rate and extend for more days at the best available rate anytime from February 9 – 17, 2018. Upgrade to one of our suites at an additional charge.

Package Includes Room and Dinner for Two

When you stay the Marina Inn and book with our Valentine’s Day Package, you’re guaranteed to enjoy an intimate mini-vacation with your sweetheart. During your stay, you will have the to opportunity to enjoy luxurious accomodations for two and wake up to outstanding views while siping coffee as you watch the boats sail by on your private balcony. Choose from a  variety of accommodations for two from the Grande King Guest Room,  Studio KingMediterranean Club Suite   or the romantic Studio Deluxe.

Add a Couples Massage 

Image courtesy of Celestial Massage

Book our in-room spa service “Couples Massage” so you can both be pampered by our talented massage therapists to ease your tension into tranquility.   Book a 60  or a 90 minute massage.

Package Includes 5-Course Dinner at WaterScapes!

Once you’re done getting pampered, our Valentine’s Packages includes a  decadent five-course dinner at WaterScapes, our on premise, award winning restaurant.

The romantic ambiance of WaterScapes paired with their fresh, localy sourced cuisine is the perfect way to wind down your evening and enjoy the company of your sweetheart. Choose from the tasty New York Strip Steak or Chilean Sea Bass. And we offer a variety of wines to select from that pair perfectly with each of the courses.

 There are plenty of activities around the Grand Strand where you can soak up the quality time with your loved one. If you’re looking for a more relaxed and wine-filled way celebrate with your sweetheart, visit a couple of area winerys that specialize in muscadine wine from the native muscadine grape. Take part in a wine tour at Duplin Winery.

At Duplin Winery, you can sip on ten different types of wine with your beloved while you snack on homemade gourmet crackers and homemade dip. After you’ve polished off your samples, you order a full glass of your favorite wine and sit back and relax on the porch in a rocking chair or listen to live music. Another wonderful place to enjoy sipping on wine is at La Belle Amie Vineyard .

This vineyard is part of a former tobacco plantation and has been owned by the Bellamy family since the 1800’s. On Valentine’s Day  they will have live afternoon music or plan to be there on February 17 for the Valentine Bonfire Event. 

Treat your significant other to a little more than a heart-shaped box of chocolates this year with a mini-vacation to Myrtle Beach. With luxurious accommodations and fine dining, the Marina Inn is the perfect place to celebrate your special relationship.

Book our Valentine’s Day Package  today and treat your loved one to a memorable weekend in Myrtle Beach!

Best New Year’s Eve Party in Myrtle Beach!

New Year’s Eve at Marina Inn – An Annual Tradition!

Say farewell to 2017 and celebrate the upcoming New Year in style at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes! Book our  New Year’s Eve Package and ring in 2018 with luxurious accommodations and a unique party experience. You won’t even have to leave the premise or worry about driving when you reserveon our our luxurious guest rooms or suites.

Along with your luxurious accommodations, Our New Year’s Eve Gala includes

Lavish one hour Reception at 7:30pm………..Partake in mini crab cakes with remoulade sauce, cajun fried oysters with horseradish sauce and cripsy bacon wrapped quail.

Followed by Delicious 4 Course Dinner at 8:30pm……….Seated in the beautiful Nautilus Ballroom –  This  is a culinary adventure created by our Executive Chef Corbett Rourk and his team!

Begin with poached lobster truffle roulade, asparagus, pickled mushrooms, fennel puree, and a salad with orange vanilla vinaigrette.

As you finish up the first course and move on to the second, you can enjoy champagne and grape terrine, petite greens, sun dried tomato puree, and roasted golden beets with white balsamic vinaigrette.

The third course includes prime filet mignon, braised veal, oxtail epigram, fondant potato and red wine, parsnip puree, pearl onion confit, and truffle jus.

         Hopefully you’ve saved room for dessert! Satisfy your               sweet tooth with a decadent chocolate mousse cake                 topped with raspberry and chocolate sauce.

Following your amazing dinner is a night full of dancing and live music performed by the Top 40 Band N’Tranze.

N’Tranze is more than just a party band and is a group of focussed technicians and top-notch entertainers. They specialize in R&B, beach music, motown, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s as well as the current hits of today! N’Tranze will have you rocking and dancing the night away as you enjoy the premium spirits and wide selection of wines available for sipping and toasting during the duration of the evening.

And at midnight, bring in the New Year with party favors, a champagne toast and a grande balloon drop!

After you’ve partied the night away and are ready to relax, you can head back to your Grande Guest Room. This oversized guest room features either 1 king bed or 2 queen beds. Enjoy a quiet toast on your private balcony or unwind in the relaxing shower complete with a rainshower head. You can end the night by crawling into bed and snuggling up as you say hello to another year.

Before you begin making your list of New Year’s Resolutions, reserve your room at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes for an unforgettable New Year’s Eve experience in Myrtle Beach!

 

One of the Best Restaurants in Myrtle Beach is at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes!

Top Culinary Experience in Myrtle Beach-WaterScapes!

Next time your looking for the best resturant in Myrtle Beach – look no further than the award winning WaterScapes Restaurant. for a unique Myrtle Beach culinary experience. Conveniently located at the luxurious, four-diamond Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, it has received several accolades such as  named one of theTop 5 Low Country Restaurants in Myrtle Beach, TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence, Open Table’s Diners Choice and more! WaterScapes’ dedication to both being at the forefront of sustainability and providing guests with meals made from fresh, local products has made them one of Myrtle Beach’s top restaurants. Combine your love of seafood and upscale dining for an unforgettable dining experience.

Unique Casually Elegant Atmosphere in Myrtle Beach

WaterScapes Restaurant at Marina Inn

This elegantly casual restaurant in Myrtle Beach offers both indoor and outdoor seating options. You can enjoy the ambiance of the beautifully lit waterfront dining on the outdoor patio as you overlook the pool and watch boats glide by along the waterway. The indoor dining is in a beautiful, open room adorned with crisp white table cloths and elegant decor.

Private Dining Room for Intimate Celebrations!

If you have a big birthday coming up or want to celebrate your anniversary, our private dining room is an elegant option with inside seating of up to 30 guests an a patio for outdoor dining. Book the private room by contacting WaterScapes directly at 843-913-2845.

Open Daily for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

WaterScapes is known to the locals for a unique dinner experience but don’t forget we are open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner – so it’s available to fulfill your dining needs anytime of day.

  • Start your day off right with a mouth-watering omelette, fluffy pancakes, and a hot cup of coffee between 6:30 am and 11:30 am.
  • Spice up your lunch routine with a delicious reuben sandwich or grilled chicken ciabatta between 11 am and 2 pm.
  • End your day with a succulent grilled filet mignon or seared salmon for dinner. Dinner is served between 5:30 pm and 10 pm, and while reservations are not required, they are highly recommended – especially during the peak summer season.
  • Nightly seafood or steak specials may be available in addition to the regular menu.
  • WaterScapes offers an extensive Wine List so dont forget to ask for the perfect pairing for your meal!
  • We are kid friendly offering all of their favorites on our Kids Menu.
  • Top off your evening with our dessert special. Ask your server about the latest fresh dessert offering.

Reservations are available by calling Waterscapes directly at 843-913-2845 or at opentable.com.

Meet Executive Chef Corbett Rourk!

Chef Corbett Rourk is the executive chef at WaterScapes Restaurant and is a South Carolina native who’s Charleston, SC restaurant cooking style combines classic French training with a unique southern twist! With over 25 years of culinary experience working for a variety of restaurants, each dish he creates at WaterScapes is a treat for the taste buds. Chef Corbett Rourk has always felt his calling was to prepare the freshest meals with local products, making WaterScapes the perfect home for him.

Mouthwatering Dinner Selections at WaterScapes

When you look over the menu, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the seemingly endless choices of mouthwatering meals. Whether you’re vegetarian, gluten free, or just slightly selective when it comes to eating, at WaterScapes, your options are still endless.

White Clams and Pasta

Satisfy your seafood craving with the white clams and pasta dish which features a creamy white clam sauce, cherry stone clams, semolina pasta and crostini. As the weather cools down, the perfect way to warm up is with a hearty bowl of sweet corn and potato chowder. This dish features bacon and red pepper chantilly and can is served as either a cup or a bowl.

Vegatarian and Gluten Free Restaurant Options

If you’re searching for vegetarian-friendly options for dinner, the  Sweet Potato and Spinach Roulade or Brown Butter Gnocchi are definately worth a try. For lunch, the Fried Green Tomato Sandwich is option with a local flair! This healthy lunch item has crispy green tomatoes, creamy goat cheese, arugula, and shaved red onions – all served on delicious sourdough bread. WaterScapes also offers gluten friendly dinner selections such as Jamaican Airline Chicken, Shrimp & Grits, Grilled Filet Mignon or Char Grilled Filet. For lunch there’s the Sweet Corn and Potato Chowder or WaterScapes Caesar Salad.

Supporting Local Farmers and Friends

WaterScapes utilizes a “Farm to Table” style cooking method and prides itself on sourcing locally. The local produce from Lee’s Market in Murrells Inlet, SC is used to prepare certain dishes, as well as pork products from Benton’s Country Hams from Madisonville, Tennessee. When you order grilled local shrimp & grits – you’re feasting on southern grits from Anson Mills, a Columbia based business. Other local dishes include the char grilled ribeye and pan seared diver scallops, to name a few.

When you’re deciding where to dine during your vacation in Myrtle Beach, be sure to add WaterScapes at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes to your list. Whether you’re searching for a spot for a romantic dinner for two or a place to grab a delicious meal before a night on the town with friends, WaterScapes is the perfect spot. Give us a call today to make reservations at 843.913.2845 or opentable.com

Last Minute Holiday Shopping in Myrtle Beach!

Holiday  Shopping in Myrtle Beach!

The holiday season can be an incredibly stressful time of year, especially when it comes to holiday shopping and finding the perfect gifts for family and friends. Although we’re known for our beautiful beaches, Myrtle Beach has plenty of shopping options as well! Whether you’re searching for an outlet mall, a few boutiques, or some locally owned businesses, you can find it all along the Grand Strand. Marina Inn at Grande Dunes  is conveniently located near all the best shopping.

And, the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes is going to give you a head start on your shopping with our popular Holiday Shopping Package that includes your guest room and a $50 Visa credit card. So, it’s not too late to start that last minute Christmas shopping! Available through December 28, 2017.

Shop Local! Hippest Clothing and Accessories

Courtesy of The Gallery Boutique

For those  looking for the latest fashions, The Gallery Boutique is locally owned and operated in Myrtle Beach and has a collection of clothing and accessories for ladies. This is the perfect shopping experience for the woman in your life that has everything. Choose from the latest styles of holiday party dresses, jewelry, casual wear and more. Cant make it to the physical store? Shop Online for your favorite looks of the season!

More Than Just Shopping at Broadway at the Beach!

If you’re looking for a unique shopping experience, head over to Broadway at the Beach. This network of stores, entertainment and restaurants has it all! With plenty of restaurants to help you refuel, you can make an entire day out of shopping. You can find big name stores such as Victoria’s Secret, Yankee Candle, and Rack Room Shoes. Or, if you’re looking for smaller retailers, make sure to stop by boutiques such as Bijuju, Gemini Boutique, and Vintage House. Want to give a unique gift this year? Head over to Build-A-Bear Workshop and build a stuffed animal or check out RideMakerz where you can build a customized race car. If you need a break during all that shopping, Broadway has more than enough to keep you entertained. You can give your mind a workout at WonderWorks, let the kids burn off some energy at the Play Park, find sharks at Ripley’s Aquarium or work your way through a maze at Mirror Maze.

Best Prices on Designer Brands at Tanger Outlets

Courtesy of Tanger Outlets

You can find great gifts at even better prices at the Tanger Outlets. Luckily, here in Myrtle Beach there is a Tanger Outlets in Conway on Highway 501 as well as in Myrtle Beach on Highway 17 which is closest in distance to the Marina Inn. There are plenty of stores to shop and find a deal, and you can find the perfect gift for that special someone at popular stores such as Fossil, American Eagle, Lululemon, and Vineyard Vines. Whether you’re searching for a sweater, a diamond ring, shoes, or random household items, you can find them all and more at the Tanger Outlets.

Best Boutique, Upscale Holiday Shopping & Dining

For a more upscale outdoor shopping experience, enjoy the beauty of wandering around The Market Common. They have a wide variety of options, ranging from clothing, accessories, home decor, sporting goods and more. Pick out the perfect piece of decor at Pottery Barn, the newest best seller at Barnes and Noble or the cutest shoes at Centro Shoes or a unique style at Anthropologie.  If you’re searching for a truly unique gift, make sure you check out the Holiday Bazaar on Howard Avenue on December 9th and 16th for seasonal craft vendors and fresh homemade treats. If you happen to be doing some last minute shopping on a Saturday from December 9th through December 23rd, you can enjoy the complimentary carriage rides around Market Common, that begin in front of Dolce Lusso Salon. And after a day of shopping or for a midday pick me up, check out any of the on-site restaurants include Co Sushi, Gordon Biersch, Tupelo Honey, King Street Cafe, and Brass Tap to name a few.

Nostalgic Myrtle Beach Shopping Experience

As you’re checking things off your holiday list, make sure to stop by the locally owned and operated Gay Dolphin Gift Cove! Located in the heart of Myrtle Beach along the Boardwalk, the Gay Dolphin has been a Myrtle Beach landmark since 1946 and is among the top three “Must-see Attractions” in Myrtle Beach. With over 70,000 items ranging from shark teeth to seashells, you’ll enjoy scouring the aisles as you uncover unique treasures and trinkets.

Most Relaxed Holiday Shopping and Dining 

Courtesy of Barefoot Landing

Barefoot Landing is known for its beautiful waterfront dining as well as the casual shopping experience. After grabbing lunch at River City Cafe or Bully’s Pub and Grill, you can meander around and browse the stores or window shop. With both big name retailers and boutiques, Barefoot Landing has unique shopping options that you’re guaranteed to love. For a one of a kind gift, check out the mineral specimens, gemstone jewelry, and Bali handicrafts at Black Market Minerals. Check out Francesca’s for an abundance of cute clothes, accessories, gifts, and home decor. If you’re looking for a present to fit in a little black box, check out the largest selection of silver jewelry at the Silver Shack. Take a moment to stop in the Wine Boutique for some wine tasting while you search for the ultimate wine-lover’s gift or check out the Olive Shoppe for olive oil tastings and the perfect gift for that chef on your list.

Take some of the hassle out of your holiday shopping by visiting Myrtle Beach where there are countless outlet malls and shopping options and book your stay at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes and start making your holiday shopping list today!

This is Why You Should Consider a Fall Wellness Package

Wellness While on Vacation in Myrtle Beach?               Yes and  Here’s Why..

Stress whether good or bad will continue to be a part of our everyday lives.  All the more reason to incorporate a healthy life balance of work and play. Here at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, we have combined the best of comfortable, luxury accommodations and on-site amenites for a relaxing Myrtle Beach getaway as a couple or with friends.

Located on the beautiful 2200 acre Grande Dunes Resort offering welcome solitude from the hustle and bustle that can be Myrtle Beach with a secluded environment surrounded by green space and winding pathways around the Intracoastal Waterway and the Grande Dunes Marina. Bring your yoga mat out to the Grande Lawn overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway & Grande Dunes Golf Course for relaxing yoga or meditation.

Take a five minute complimentary shuttle ride to our beautiful Marina Inn Secluded Beach where you can take a long discovery walk on the beach while listening to the crashing waves and sea birds. This section of the beach is relatively unpopulated other than Marina Inn guests or locals and wide with enough space to stretch out for yoga and meditation or just relax and catch some sun. It is a rare beach experience!

Wellness R&R Package at Marina Inn 

Starting at $343* per person for two nights
September 1 – November 30, 2017 includes

  • Luxurious grande guestroom with a choice one king bed or two queen bed accommodations for two nights
  • “60 Minute Therapeutic & Relaxing Massage” an overall thorough massage using light to moderate pressure
  • “Facial Massage” helps to release tension and restore blood flow
  • Daily breakfast in our signature restaurant – WaterScapes
  • Wellness Gift Basket including Organic & Natural Healthy Snacks
  • Unlimited, full 24 hour use of the fitness center, heated outdoor/indoor pools, sauna and Jacuzzis
  • Grande Dunes Walking Trail Map
  • Valet parking

WaterScapes,  is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and utilizes locally sources, sustainable ingredients whenever possible for healthful, flavorful meals. Lunch and dinner may also be added to your package at an additional charge.

WaterScapes Restaurant at Marina Inn

Above Images courtesy of Rachel Jones – Hippie-nheels.com

If you are looking to add more activities to your itinerary, take in 18 holes of golf at the championship Grande Dunes Resort Course; conveniently located onsite. If tennis is your game, the Grande Dunes Tennis Club, a full service tennis club with (10) clay courts & some lighted for night play. For a more adventurous activity, Myrtle Beach WaterSports is conveniently located within steps at the Grande Dunes Marina.

Myrtle Beach has also included some great  activities to incorporate into your vacation during their “60 More Days of Summer” Fall Campaign!

Beach Yoga – Complimentary, weekly Vinyasa yoga sessions will be offered by Shanti Yoga Studio every Saturday in September & October at 9:00am  on the beach at 79th Ave. N.  beach access.

Self Guided Yoga – All you need is a yoga mat,  a quiet place for meditation and a download of“Senses” Guided Meditation  – a 16 minute guided meditation courtesy of Dawn Yager, local yoga and meditation expert and owner of Shanti Yoga Studio  .

Guided Bicycle Excursion – Every Thursday at 6:30 pm in September & October, join. in on a weekly guided bicycle excursion offered by Pee Dee Bicycle Company. Located at  1600 Farrow Parkway 81; you can bring your own bike or rent one there. The guided bicycle tour is approximately 10 miles round trip.

If you’re still not convinced; read what CBS New Travel Editor Peter Greenberg has to say about our wellness package. This is a Labor Day focus but our wellness package is available through November 30, 2017.

Last-Minute Labor Day Deals

Don’t let fall in Myrtle Beach pass you by without experiencing the best weather for outdoor activities at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes!

Looking for Valentine’s Day Romance in Myrtle Beach?

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Romance Package at Marina Inn

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, it reminds us how important it is to spend time with our loved one and is the perfect opportunity to consider a romantic getaway to one of the southeast’s top romantic locations – Myrtle Beach, SC.

The Marina Inn at Grande Dunes located on the northeast coast of Myrtle Beach is a renowned location for couples seeking a romantic getaway Check availability of our Studio Deluxe Suite. This intimate, secluded suite features a king size bed facing cozy fireplace. This suite also features a luxurious marble Jacuzzi; perfect for relaxing after a day of exploring the Myrtle Beach area. Then enjoy a glass of wine on the spacious, private balcony overlooking the serenity of the golf course and waterway. These suites are in high demand so early reservations are encouraged!

In honor of Valentine’s Day, take advantage of our relaxing Bed & Breakfast Package for your romantic weekend escape. You can begin each morning with breakfast in your cozy bed or enjoy your meal sitting on the balcony overlooking the stunning Intracoastal Waterway. Wherever you choose to dine in your suite, you can enjoy any item off the extensive breakfast menu from WaterScapes Restaurant.

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In Room Spa Services at Marina Inn

After breakfast, you still won’t have to leave your room with our “In Room Massage” service.  Your massage therapists will arrive directly to your suite for a calming side by side “Couples Massage” while you both share in the relaxation of a therapeutic massage.

Once you’ve spent the morning indulging in breakfast in bed and getting pampered, you can spend the rest of the day doing nothing but lounging around the suite in your cotton bath robes.  If you decide to venture outside of the Grande Dunes Resort, there are plenty of romantic activities to entertain yourselves in the afternoon.

Traveling just 5 miles north or the  Marina Inn, spend some time meandering through the boutique shops at Barefoot Landing.  Make sure you stop in to Duplin Winery and sign up for a tasting that’s available from 11 am to 5 pm Monday-Saturday. You will learn all about the Duplin family history  as well as watch the bottling process as you and your sweetheart enjoy sipping on the delicious flavors of  Muscadine wine. Muscadine grapes are native to the Carolinas and offer a unique flavor not found anywhere else. Browse the unique retail store and be sure to purchase a bottle or two to take home.

Right across the street from Barefoot Landing is a perfect spot to grab a quick bite to eat for lunch. One of the newest dining experiences is Nacho Hippo. Don’t expect to find the ordinary taco fare at this open air cantina! They are known for their funky “hip” taco selections such as the  “Kamikaze” that includes seared tuna, lettuce, seaweed salad, wasabi jalapeno mayo and Japanese pepper blend. Or the “Thai One On” – spicy red curry chicken, spring roll slaw, toasted coconut and Thai peanut sauce – just to name a few. They also serve up a “hip” nacho selection piled high with toppings, definitely a large enough portion to split between the two of you. Don’t count out their beverage selections…be sure to try one of their spicy jalapeno margaritas!

For an afternoon adventure, travel south about 30 minutes to Murrells Inlet, SC. The weather is usually mild this time of year so you can enjoy some salty air breezes on the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk. This ½ mile wooden boardwalk meanders along a natural saltwater estuary. Watch the local fishing boats come in with their latest catch and stay camera ready for the chance to snap a glimpse of a blue heron catching his lunch, pelicans flying by or other unique sea life along the walk. Complete your visit with an afternoon cocktail or fresh seafood snack  at one of the many quaint restaurants that line the boardwalk.

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Valentines Day Menu

WaterScapes at Marina Inn!

Once you’ve finished exploring for the day, you’ll want to wind down back to the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes over a romantic dinner for two at WaterScapes Restaurant. If you are vacationing over Valentines Day, Chef Corbett Rourk has created a succulent five-course Valentine’s Day Menu available from 5:30-9:30pm.  WaterScapes offers a secluded, romantic atmosphere in a relaxed setting. It’s the perfect way to end the day with your loved one – dining over a delicious meal and an amazing bottle of wine  in a cozy atmosphere.

So if you’re ready to escape to Myrtle Beach and book your romantic Weekend Getaway with us at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, click here for more information on the Bed & Breakfast Package.

 

Myrtle Beach Comedy Clubs

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Myrtle Beach has a Sense of Humor!

Between top-notch restaurants and exciting attractions, Myrtle Beach has plenty of opportunities to create a wonderful date night for you and your loved one. But if you’re looking for something fun, engaging, and a little outside the box, we recommend an evening at one of our local “Myrtle Beach Comedy Clubs”!

Comedy Cabana

Located less than a mile north of the Marina Inn; the Comedy Cabana is one of the Grand Strand’s most reputable and longest running comedy clubs in Myrtle Beach. Bringing big names from Comedy Central, HBO, SHOWTIME and much more, Comedy Cabana is Myrtle Beach’s  5-Star comedy club. You’ll spend the evening being entertained and laughing along with some of the most well known comedians in the industry like Josh Blue, Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling,  Basile, JJ Walker and more!  Featuring three famous comedians weekly, you can find the full schedule here. Reservations are recommended for top acts and the venue is smoke free.

Spanky Brown performing at Comedy Cabana in February….


Carolina Improv

This is not your regular comedy show. At Carolina Improv, no two shows are ever the same. Putting their own spin on the show “Whose Line is it Anyway?” – this unscripted comedy show consists of a group of performers using their wit and creativity to act out various skits. These short skits are woven together to create an entertaining show full of laughs for date night or you can bring the entire family. And don’t expect to sit back in silence the entire time, as crowd participation and interaction is encouraged and at times, essential to the success of the show. Improv means the performance is unrehearsed and off-the-cuff, so at certain points in the show audience members are asked to shout out random things such as occupations, song titles, and other random topics that are used to create the scenario that will be acted out. Bring lots of imagination to this comedy show! Carolina Improv is located just 10 minutes north of the Marina Inn  in the “Uptown Theater” inside the Myrtle Beach Mall.  More information and a full show schedule. All ages are welcome. Beer & wine is available for purchase at the show.

 


Carolina Comedy Club

Right in the heart of one of Myrtle Beach’s largest entertainment destinations, Broadway at the Beach, is the home of the newest comedy attraction – the Carolina Comedy Club. Comedians that have appeared on The Tonight Show, Comedy Central, HBO, such as the Comedians of Chelsea Lately, Pauly Shore, Gallagher and much more have graced the stage at this comedy club. In addition to what’s happening on-stage, there is casual dining and an extensive cocktail menu at the Back Stage Bar and Grill. So grab some appetizers and a cold drink and enjoy an evening full of laughter. For a full schedule of upcoming shows click here.

When you book your stay the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, you’ll be close by all three of Myrtle Beach’s premiere comedy clubs. And after your evening of amusement, you’ll be able to come back and relax at one of our luxurious rooms or suites. Be sure to check out our Winter Special Offer so you can save up to 25% on your stay from now through February 28, 2017.

So whether you choose to be entertained by a famous stand-up comedian or join in the fun at an improv show, the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes is the perfect resort for a weekend of romance, dining and comedy.