Top 5 Water Attractions in Myrtle Beach

A summer vacation spent by the ocean is serene and calm, but if you’re looking to take this year’s get-away to thrilling new heights; look no further than the best water attractions on the Grand Strand! The parks featured below offer a more action-packed family experience in Myrtle Beach that everyone is sure to love.

  1. Myrtle Waves

Myrtle Waves Waterpark offers a family-friendly atmosphere where everyone can cool off on a hot day on the Grand Strand! A unique feature of the park is a summertime movie night every Thursday beginning June 12th and lasting through August 16th. Myrtle Waves screens the movie above the wave pool so you can watch the movie while floating on an innertube! During the day, your family can spend time on the various water slides and even take turns surfing on the Flow Rider! Open throughout the summer from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm but on movie nights they will stay open until 9:00 pm!

Shark Wake Park

Located just a short drive from Myrtle Beach, Little River is home to the rugged Shark Wake Park! This intense water park includes a wake park where the bravest adventurers can experience cable wakeboarding. The park offers lessons and special packages making it a fantastic venue for a birthday celebration! There are a few requirements to consider before bringing the family and enjoying the park; children must be 7 years or older and meet the minimum height of 45”. The Wake Park is open Wednesday – Sunday throughout the summer. Be sure to visit their website to sign their waiver before you arrive!

3 Aqua Park at North Myrtle Beach Complex

A part of the Shark Wake Park, the Inflatable Aqua Park is a gigantic, colorful floating obstacle course built to make you feel like you’re walking on water! This attraction is perfect for kids and family friendly. If hunger strikes, you can visit the Shark Shack for refreshing beverages and tasty food to refuel after being in the sun. The Aqua Park is open Saturdays and Sundays until Memorial Day and is open every day during the summer. They’re also available for booking parties.

Jump Jam Jungle Floats

Jump Jam offers wild fun with large floating jungle gym rentals. Located at Crazy Sister Marina in Murrells Inlet, Jump Jam allows for large families and parties to all enjoy their very own floating water park! With a variety of different jungle gyms to choose from, there’s no doubt your family will be satisfied with one of them. Attendees will always make sure safety comes first and keep a watchful eye on the participants. Regardless of whether you’re just floating in the water or launching off the trampoline, everyone is required to wear properly fitted life jackets. Open play is available every day this summer but be sure to visit their website to book a party!

5 Wild Water & Wheels

Wild Water & Wheels is unlike any other with a unique combination of both water fun and a race zone for go karting! The park also features a mini-golf course which makes this the perfect park to keep everyone entertained! Fun in the sun is a given so take your pick between the Head Rush slide and the heart-stopping Free Fall Cliff Dive. These towering slides are not for the faint of heart!  The waterpark is open from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and stays open until 9:00 pm on Fridays in the summertime. The rides are open every day at 1:00 pm. 

When you book your stay at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, you’re close by all the wet n’ wild action. And when you book under our Family Package, you’ll receive 2 Adults and 2 Children’s passes to Myrtle Waves WaterPark.

While the beach will always be our favorite main attraction here on the Grand Strand, you’re not going to want to miss out on what these parks can offer. Whether it’s watching your favorite movie while floating in the wave pool or learning how to shred on a wakeboard, paying a visit to these parks will offer a unique experience for you and your family!

Experience the Private Beach at Marina Inn

It’s beautiful and sunny here in Myrtle Beach which can only mean one thing: beach days are back! Marina Inn at Grande Dunes makes planning the perfect day of fun in the sun simple by providing our guests with everything you need in order to relax. Summertime is meant for relaxation and by vacationing with us; you can access all of our convenient, luxurious amenities at any point of your stay.

Traffic to Myrtle Beach during the summer can be a pain not to mention finding an open spot on the sand can be a nightmare! Dodge the summertime crowds and visit the beach using our exclusive private access to the Grand Strand. Our guests will feel like locals while enjoying a stretch of beach where they can spread out and enjoy the sun, sand, and surf. Hop aboard our complimentary shuttle to make the short ride to the beach a breeze; you won’t even have to worry about searching for a parking spot or pesky traffic! This convenient amenity is available only to our guests at Marina Inn. The shuttle runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily to ensure you and your family can quickly access to the beach for a fun-filled day!

During your stay at the Marina Inn, you and your family will only need to pack the essentials. Our Beach Service, exclusive to guests, provides amenities such as towels, chairs, umbrellas, and full facilities that include restrooms, a changing room, and a shower. Once you emerge from the winding path and boardwalk leading to the ocean, you’ll notice chairs and umbrellas already set up and conveniently waiting for you to enjoy. Grab a beach towel from the cabana and take your pick of a spot for the perfect beach day!

There’s no need to worry about safety while at the private beach; our Beach Lifeguard Service will keep a watchful eye on your loved ones while they enjoy the waves. Complete relaxation is key to the ideal Myrtle Beach vacation!

When planning how to keep everyone happy until dinner time, skip packing the cooler full of drinks and snacks and instead stop by and visit our snack bar. The Beach Cabana Cafe is open every day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. to satisfy those cravings. Enjoy tasty beach snacks such as sandwiches, wraps, and salads, crispy chips and fresh fruit! Quench your thirst with water, soda, juice and for adults; beer and wine are available for ultimate relaxation. The Beach Cabana Cafe also includes a patio with shaded chairs and tables for guests to take a break from the hot sun while refueling with food and drinks.

If you’re ready to make plans to head to the beach – book today under our Summer Sale! You will save up to 35% on your accommodations from now until August 31st. At Marina Inn we have a variety of room sizes to select from that are perfect to accommodate any size group. Book your spot today so you and the family can enjoy soaking up the sun and splashing in the surf on our private stretch of beach.

As a guest at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, you and your family will find convenient, exclusive amenities that will allow you to immerse yourself into relaxation mode while on vacation in beautiful Myrtle Beach. All you’ll need to bring with you is sunscreen and a smile!

Operating Hours May 27 – September 24:

  • Beach Service available daily from 9:00 am – 4:45 pm including chairs, towels, and umbrellas, changing room, shower, full facilities & Beach Lifeguard Service
  • Food & Beverage available daily from 11:00 am- 5:00 pm Light dining menu of sandwiches, salads, and lite fare as well as beer & wine
  • Marina Inn Shuttle Service available daily from 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

Kids Rule at Marina Inn!

There’s nothing quite like quality family time during a summer vacation and this summer – it’s all about the kids at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes! Grab the whole family and get ready for a getaway filled with exciting activities and tons of adventures in Myrtle Beach. With school nothing but a distant memory, your kids will be counting down the days for this ultimate family summer vacation!

Take away the stress of planning out every last detail of a family vacation by booking under our Summer Family Package. Plan your vacation and stay with us from May 25th through September 3th to take advantage of this amazing deal. The Marina Inn at Grande Dunes is already known as one of the top family resorts in the Myrtle Beach area. From the pool to ping pong to corn hole and more – we have tons of activities to keep your kids busy!

Our Summer Family Package helps make sure even the youngest members of the family will have a vacation that they won’t forget. Under this package, you and your family will get a three night stay in one of our luxurious grande guest rooms with two queen beds. On top of your cozy accommodations, you will receive admission for two adults and two children (aged 2-11) to both the Myrtle Beach Wave Park and Ripley’s Aquarium.

The Myrtle Waves Water Park is the perfect way to blend together the sun and fun! This water park is perfect for everyone in the family, even the adults. There are water attractions for all ages, ranging from the Kids Park Rides – such as the Saturation Station and the Bubble Bay – all the way to thrilling water slides like the Super Shoot, Turbo Twister, and the Rockin’ Ray. If the water slides aren’t your style and you’re looking for more of a relaxing day in the sun, you can take advantage of their large wave pool or float along the lazy river. Spending a day out on the water is the perfect way to keep the kids busy and make sure they’re having nonstop fun!

Ripley’s Aquarium is a fun experience for all ages. This stunning aquarium is home to thousands of colorful aquatic life and is complete with interactive exhibits so your kids can experience more than just looking through a glass. Along with the more popular exhibits such as Rainbow Rock and Dangerous Reef, your children will love the Ray Bay. At the Ray Bay, you can interact with the stingrays that call the Ripley’s Aquarium their home. These unique creatures love to put on a show so be careful, they do splash! After you’re done petting the rays, you can take in a live mermaid show or venture out over the Dangerous Reef on the Glass Bottom Boat.

After exploring under the sea at Ripley’s Aquarium and shooting down the slides at Myrtle Beach Wave Park, your kids can continue splashing around at our outdoor pool. If you’re ready to play, challenge the family to a game of corn hole or ping pong with beautiful views of the Intracoastal Waterway. There are plenty of kid-friendly activities to enjoy at Marina Inn!

All this family fun is sure to work up an appetite. Sorry parents – this one’s for the kids! This summer, make sure to take advantage of our Kids Eat Free program hosted through our award winning restaurant, Waterscapes. Kids ages 12 and under eat can enjoy eating for free from the kids menu! Our kids menu will satisfy even the pickiest eaters. Your little one can start off their day with our Eye Opener, which includes one egg, bacon or sausage, potato or grits, and toast. Or, if they’re wanting something sweet and covered in maple syrup, they can order pancakes or a half waffle. Both are served with their choice of either bacon or sausage. Alternative breakfast choices include cereal, a fresh fruit cup, and toast. Don’t forget about the drink! The kids can wash down their breakfast with a nice cold glass of juice or milk.

If you’re dining later in the day for lunch and dinner, we have a tasty menu prepared for the kids! They can enjoy into our fresh chicken tenders, a hotdog or a juicy cheeseburger. If they’re looking for something a little cheesier, we also serve a grilled cheese and a cheese pizza. Your little one will love digging into a bowl of buttered noodles macaroni and cheese. All lunch and dinner items are served with french fries or applesauce, a cookie, and the choice of either milk, juice, or a soft drink.

Kids rule this summer – especially when you stay with us here at the Marina Inn! Book through our Summer Family Package for a memorable Myrtle Beach vacation the whole family will love!

Room For the Whole Family at Marina Inn

Sometimes what you need to reconnect with the family is a vacation to Myrtle Beach! Reserving rooms for a large group shouldn’t be a hassle, and when you book your stay at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, we can accommodate any size group. We offer a wide variety of luxurious suites to select from that are perfect size for a getaway with you and your family.

You and your family will feel right at home in our two bedroom suite. This spacious option is perfect for families who want to enjoy each other’s company without constantly having to climb over each other. With one king and two queen beds, no one will have to worry about sleeping on the sofa. While the kids hang out in the living room and watch TV on the 47’’ HDTV, you can enjoy a cup of coffee and some much needed quiet time out on your private balcony.

Within your suite, there are two bedrooms each with their own bathroom to ensure your family has all the privacy they need. When you’re ready to freshen up after a long day at the beach, you will absolutely love how refreshed you feel after showering with our Rainshower heads. When you’re getting ready to head out for a family outing, you won’t have to fight over sink space since each bathroom has separate double sinks. Whether it’s mom or your daughters who want to spend a little extra time primping, there are lighted makeup mirrors in each bathroom.

This spacious suite wouldn’t be complete without a full kitchen. If your fun-filled vacation has you worn out and not wanting to leave your room, take advantage of the full kitchen and make dinner with your family! While you enjoy your dinner with your loved ones, you can call curl up around the fireplace in your living room and enjoy a family movie night.

For larger beds, you can upgrade to our two bedroom deluxe suite. This 1,200 square foot room features two king sized beds with a view of either the pool, Marina, or Intracoastal Waterway. The entire family can make themselves at home in this spacious room.

With a 37’’ HDTV in every bedroom, the children can spend the night watching movies or bring along their gaming consoles and set up camp in their rooms. Each bedroom features oversized closets, so even the over-packer in the family will have plenty of space for their stuff.

Your private balcony is the perfect place to unwind after another great day of vacationing. With stunning views, you can enjoy a relaxing drink on the balcony by yourself or watch the sunset with your loved ones. Your entire family will love vacationing in this luxurious suite, complete with two king beds, two private bathrooms, and a spacious living room plus a full sized kitchen and washer and dryer.

When you stay in our three bedroom suite, you’ll consider bringing along your extended family just to fill it up. This suite is perfect for a large family or for those who want to bring along the extended family for a trip filled with fun and memories. This suite is able to accommodate 6-10 people and has a combination of bedroom accommodations with king and queen sized beds.

Just like our other suites, this room features private bathrooms for each room with Rainshower heads, a cozy fireplace, a full kitchen plus dining room, and a washer and dryer. On top of all these luxuries, the spacious living room is the perfect place to unwind after a long day and relax with your entire family. Whether you’re enjoying a having a game night or just want to enjoy each other’s company – this suite is perfect for helping you get the most out of your vacation.

While you’re on vacation, you might as well treat yourself to the most luxurious accommodations. As soon as you step through the doors of your four-bedroom penthouse suite, you’re be in awe at the sun pouring in through the windows in the spacious, rounded living room. The shape of the penthouse and the wrap around balcony give you maximum viewing pleasure of the Intracoastal Waterway, the marina, and the golf course.

Each bedroom in the suite offers a stunning view and is unique from the other rooms, offering you plenty of space and privacy. The king master bedroom has a cozy fireplace to curl up beside either with a good book, while the second king room has a whirlpool tub perfect for adding an extra element of relaxation to your vacation.

If you’re looking to unwind, there’s no need to crowd the master bedroom and the second king room. The living room features its own cozy fireplace for the family to enjoy while playing a game or watching a movie.  Each bathroom has its own Rainshower heads to help wash away any unneeded stress while you’re vacationing. This roomy penthouse suite can accommodate up to nine people and is perfect for a large family.

Once you decide when you’re going to join us for vacation, it’s time to start booking your stay! While you’re making your reservation, be sure to take a look at our Family Package to get the most out of your stay with us here at Marina Inn. Our Family Package includes accommodations in one our grande guest rooms with two queen beds for three nights. Included in your stay is admission for two adults and two children (aged 4-12) to WonderWorks, an exciting hands-on museum, and a trip to the beautiful Brookgreen Gardens. Whether they’re landing a space shuttle or maneuvering through the Indoor Ropes Course – they’re sure to have a blast using their imaginations and seeing all there is to do at WonderWorks. At Brookgreen Gardens, you and the kids can enjoy wandering the sculpture gardens, be surrounded by butterflies and nature in the Butterfly Garden or take a trip through the Lowcountry zoo.

We take the hassle out of planning a family vacation. Not only can we accommodate any size group, And you most certainly don’t need to spend the entire vacation cramped into a tiny room, crawling over each other. When you stay with us at Marina Inn, we’ll give you and the entire family the vacation you’ve always dreamed of.

Marina Inn Private Beach Experience

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Myrtle Beach is a beautiful stretch of coastline that attracts people from all over. During the summer months, the beach can be hectic and crowded. But when you stay at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, you can avoid the crowds and enjoy the serene beach day you’ve been daydreaming about all winter!

Spring has arrived and it’s time to soak up the sun and enjoy the warm weather as you experience the ultimate Marina Inn private beach experience. Upon arrival, you’ll find a winding path surrounded by trees, beach grass and dunes leading you to an unspoiled, private part of Myrtle Beach – only available to our guests. Once you’ve followed the path and reached the beach, feel free to pick any oceanfront chair you wish for a day of relaxation and fun in the sun!

How do you get there? We make traveling to our beach easy and convenient. No need to drive or worry about the hassle of parking. Simply hop on our complimentary shuttle and it will drive you the short five minute ride to the beach. It runs on an schedule and goes back and forth all day long. Starting Easter weekend, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., we’ll take care of your transportation to the beach.

On top of getting you to and from the beach, we also offer a variety of beach services. Instead of having to haul everything with you, we’ve got your beach necessities covered. Our beach service includes access to beach towels, chairs, and umbrellas.  Convenience is a top priority so along with providing you with the beach basics, we also offer our guests a changing room, full facilities, shower, and Beach Lifeguard service.

Nothing works up an appetite quite like a day spent splashing in the ocean or building sandcastles with the kids. There’s no need to worry about packing the cooler when you can take full advantage of our snack bar! Enjoy sitting under the covered patio or under an umbrella while you snack on salads and sandwiches and enjoy sipping on a cold, refreshing beer or wine.

Beach Cabana Cafe

The food and beverage service is available during peak-snack time between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. If you’re searching for something on the lighter side, try a garden salad or enjoy a fresh, juicy cabana fruit cup. For those of you with a heartier appetite, take a bite out of the tasty smoked turkey, chicken salad, tuna salad, or ham and cheddar sandwiches. Another delicious and healthy option is the grilled vegetable wrap.

For those of you trying to save your appetite for dinner at our award winning restaurant, WaterScapes, you can enjoy a light snack to hold you over. Try the uncrustable peanut butter and jelly sandwich, potato chips or a cup of applesauce to curve your hunger. If spending the day in the salty ocean has you craving something sweet, pick up a candy bar to satisfy your craving. Wash down your tasty treats with an ice-cold water, juice, or enjoy a Coke or Sprite.

If you’re trying to quench a thirst for more than just water, our snack bar has a variety of alcoholic beverages for you to try. Nothing says beach day quite like cracking open an ice cold Corona, Bud Light, Miller Lite, Michelob Ultra, or Yuengling. If you’d rather sip on a glass of wine to help you relax, we offer Cabernet, Merlot, Chardonnay, or White Zinfandel.

When you stay at Marina Inn, you don’t have to worry about a thing. No matter what you need on your beach day, we’ve got you covered. Book with us and enjoy your own little private piece of Myrtle Beach!

Operating Hours May 27 – September 24:

  • Beach Service available daily from 9:00am – 4:45pm including chairs, towels and umbrellas, changing room, shower, full facilities & Beach Lifeguard Service
  • Food & Beverage available daily from 11:00am-5:00pm Light dining menu of sandwiches, salads and lite fare as well as beer & wine
  • Marina Inn Shuttle Service available daily from 9:00am – 7:00pm

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.

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

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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!

Best Value Holiday Packages at Marina Inn!

Spend the Most Favorite Time of the Year with Top Holiday Packages at  Marina Inn at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach, SC

Get in the holiday spirit this year at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes! Celebrate the holidays in style with a vacation here in Myrtle Beach with one of our many holiday packages. Whether you’re looking for a Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year’s Vacation  we’ve got you covered with these special packages and more!

Myrtle Beach has plenty of shopping so get a head start on your holiday list and take advantage of all the shopping centers in Myrtle Beach! When you vacation with us between November 1st and November 28th and your Holiday Shopping Package will include

  • 1- night accommodations in a luxurious grande guest room
  •  $50 Visa Gift Card per night to kick off your holiday shopping!

You can shop til you drop at either of the Tanger Outlets in Myrtle Beach, Broadway at the Beach, and Barefoot Landing. Myrtle Beach is home to both big name brands as well as locally owned stores with unique specialty items.

While you’re planning out the ultimate shopping trip, make sure to check out some of the locally owned businesses Myrtle Beach has to offer. Lazy Gator, which has a location in both Murrells Inlet and the Market Common, carries designer name gifts, decor, and accessories. They also feature work from local artists as well as fresh homemade fudge and candy! If you’re looking to revamp your entire wardrobe, check out Ivy & Leo in the Market Common. They offer you the latest trends without the guilt of a high price tag. If you’re making a stop at Broadway, make sure to check out stores like the Tinder Box, Southern Connection, Savannah Bee Company and Palmetto Paradise for unique and a few tasty gifts to bring back home!


If you’re looking to get into the real spirit of Christmas in this year, visit Myrtle Beach November 2nd through December 28th and take advantage of the Carolina Opry Christmas Show Package! With over 35 Christmas trees, twinkling lights, ornaments galore, and a spectacular holiday show – even the Grinch of your family will find themselves in the holiday spirit! The Carolina Opry Christmas Show features some of the nation’s most talented vocalists, musicians and comedians. Your Carolina Opry Christmas Show Package includes

  • 2 nights accommodations in a grande guest room
  • 2 regular admission tickets for this must see, unforgettable holiday experience that’s right across the way from Marina Inn at Grande Dunes.

 

Skip the hassle of cleaning the house and cooking Thanksgiving dinner this year and let us take care of all of that for you. Bring the entire family down to Myrtle Beach between November 22nd and 26th and take advantage of our popular Thanksgiving Celebration Package. We will be hosting our traditional holiday feast where you can grab a plate or two of some of your Thanksgiving favorites, such as carved turkey, mashed potatoes, and sweet potato casserole at our annual Thanksgiving Day Buffet. Package includes

  • (2) night’s accommodations in a luxurious grande guest room
  • Thanksgiving Day Brunch for (2) adults
    Add additional adults for $39++ & children 4-12 $15++ 3 and under are FREE

When you’re ready to burn off all of those extra calories, make sure to get out and explore Myrtle Beach. Take in the view from above at the SkyWheel or stroll along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk.


Say farewell to 2017 and welcome 2018 in style with our annual New Years Eve Gala Package! This fun filled package is available on New Years Eve and includes

Our annual New Years Eve Gala is one of the most popular events in town year after year! Enjoy a luxurious New Year’s Party here in Myrtle Beach with

  • Lavish one-hour reception
  • Exceptional 4 course New Years Eve Dinner
  • All beverages
  • Live entertainment from the local band NTranze
  • Balloon drop & party favors at midnight!

See New Years Eve Menu

Additional nights of December 29 & 30 may be added to the New Years Eve package reservation at the rate of $99++ per night.

At Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, the holidays have never been so exciting….

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Marina Inn at Grande Dunes

All of our offers are based on a grande guest room. These luxurious rooms include a one king or two-queen beds and a private balcony with views of either the Waterway and Golf Course or the Pool/Marina. Take all the pressure off of yourself and the hassle out of the holiday season by escaping to Myrtle Beach and booking your stay at Marina Inn. Larger suite accommodations are available at an addtional rate.

5 Frightfully Fun Happenings on Halloween Weekend in Myrtle Beach

Looking for Halloween Fun or Halloween Fright – Myrtle Beach has it all!

Ghosts, pumpkins, zombies take over the streets of Myrtle Beach during the month of October. When you book your stay at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, you’re close to all the frightful happenings taking place around the Grand Strand. Whether you’re looking for family friendly events or a spooky night with friends, here are some activities to check out while you’re in town.

FRIGHTENINGLY FUN ACTIVITIES AT GRANDE DUNES

Ghosts on the Coast Halloween Celebration celebrates its first year at Grande Dunes! Conveniently located on the Grande Dunes Resort – a short walk from the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes.  From 5:00-9:00pm at the Grande Dunes Marina –  dress up in your favorite costume and partake in all of the spooky fun activites with street performers, carnival games, lighted boat displays and cuisine for purchase from local food truck vendors. Then take a spooky cruise down the ICW on a pirate ship with times availalbe every :30 from 5:30-9:30pm.  Sign up for the costume contest with entires for children, youth & adults. Then,  don’t forget your chairs/blankets for live music featuring on of SC’s top bands Sea Cruz at 7:00pm pm tje Grande Dunes new Music & Event Lawn.

Admission is open to the public and free! Donations are being accepted to support the American Red Cross disaster relief efforts with Grande Dunes properties matching donations collected at the event.

 


FRIGHTENING HAUNTED ATTRACTION!

For those who are fans of Terror Under the Bridge, this is your last chance to enjoy the haunted house. After 10 plus years of scaring the people of Myrtle Beach, this will be its last blowout. Voted as one of the best-haunted attractions in the Grand Strand, this haunted house takes scaring to another level!  Located just 20 minutes south of the Marina Inn in the Fantasy Harbor area, Terror Under the Bridge will be taking place at X Sports Mall on October 20-22nd and 25-31st. Cost is $14 per person from 7 pm to 11 pm.


FAMILY FUN ON THE FARM

On Friday,  October 27th, Thompson Farms will be hosting their third annual Spooktacular Halloween Bash. This family friendly event features a corn maze, a kid’s drive in movie night, fire pit, inflatables, and tons of candy! Warm up by the fire pit with a cup of hot cider while you roast s’mores with the kids. Admission to the Spooktacular Halloween Bash is included in your Friday Night Admission of $9.00 + tax per person. Thompson Farms is located in Conway, SC off of Hwy. 701 which is about a 45 minute drive from Marina Inn at Grande Dunes.

 

 


FRIENDS  COSTUME PARTY!

Then on Saturday, October 28th, the most competitive and creative adult Halloween contest in town is at Broadway at the Beach ! If you want to compete for the best costume in Myrtle Beach, their  annual Halloween Bash on  the Avenue starts with live music featuring DJ Rich beginning at 7 pm.  Later that evening their costume contest offers generous cash prizes for first, second, and third place winners. Free admission to all of the clubs at Broadway at the Beach for those wearing a costume. Broadway at the Beach is a short 20 minute drive south of the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes.


FURRY FRIENDS  COSTUME CONTEST

On Saturday, October 28th from noon to 4:00pm, our furry friend get to participate too! Dress up the kids and pets in their favorite costumes at Boofest! at Barefoot Landing. There will be costume contests for children and pets, carousel rides, face painting, a petting zoo, corn hole and more! Admission is Free! Barfoot Landing is just a 10 minute drive north of the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes.


FRIGHTFUL FAMILY FUN & HAUNTED CASTLE

Have you ever been in a real haunted castle? If not, here is your chance to explore the rumored to be haunted “Atalaya Castle” at night on Friday, October 27 & Saturday, October 28 from 6:00-9:00pm for the Atalaya Fall Festival & Haunted Castle.

There are different attractions to accommodate younger children to adults.

Experience (2) separate haunted house attractions

  • “Not so scary maze” of creepy rooms
  • “Haunted Castle” for the ones seeking a frightening experience

Little ones dont have to worry about the ghouls. There will be carnival games, crafts, spooky cartoons, smores, bonfire and more!

Admission is $10 for adults; $7 for children & Free for children 5 & under.

Located inside the Huntington Beach State Park off of Hwy. 17 Business in Murrells Inlet, SC – a 30 minute drive south from the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes.


FAVORITE HALLOWEEN EVENT

On Halloween night,  the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk will have something for everyone beginning at 5:00pm for “Trick or Treating” for the kids.  There will be a children’s costume contest at 6pm with prizes awarded for the most creative, best group, funniest, and scariest. Then send the kids to bed because as the moon rises, things will get very spooky along the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk Adult costume contest will begin at 7 pm with prizes being awarded for best duo/group, people’s choice, best individual, big and bulky, Murrells Inlet themed, and honorable mention. Then party with the Ghouls into the evening for a frightening good time!

With the seemingly unlimited events for Halloween, Myrtle Beach is the place to be to celebrate. With a wide variety of options, there’s something for every age group. Whether you’re just wanting to show off your killer costume & win losts of cash and prizes or collect as much candy as possible, Myrtle Beach has you covered this Halloween.

Save up to 35% when you book your Fall Getaway at the  Marina Inn at Grande Dunes! We are centrally located to all of the most popular Halloween Happenings!