July 4th in Myrtle Beach – Fireworks & Festivals!

Myrtle Beach has long been considered the vacation spot for families in Myrtle Beach, SC especially during the traditional July 4th week. Fireworks is the first activity that may come to mind when planning your July 4th Myrtle Beach vacation. Here are a few of the locations to check out for some of the best Fourth of July celebrations!

Popular July 4th Fireworks & Festivals Locations in Myrtle Beach

  •  SummerFest at Barefoot Landing The closest location to the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes is only a 10 minute drive north to the popular Barefoot Landing. SummerFest Festival is happening all summer long and on July 4th, they will be hosting a special Independence Day firework show! You can start your night off with some some shopping at some of their 60 unique stores such as White House/Black Market or Ron Jon Surf Shop followed by waterfront dining at one of their several restaurants on Barefoot Lake . Live entertainment occurs throughout the complex before finding the perfect spot by the Barefoot Landing lake to catch the firework show, which begins at 9:30 pm. After enjoying the fireworks festivities, continue to stroll around & indulge in some homemade ice cream at “Sweet Molly’s Creamery”.
Popular Fireworks Locations at Barefoot Landing & Broadway at the Beach
  • Broadway at the Beach is Myrtle Beach’s mega shopping, dining, entertainment & amusement complex with over 14 million visitors annually! If you like to be in the middle of Myrtle Beach July 4th crowds, this is one of the most popular and breathtaking firework shows at the beach! Conveniently and centrally located in Myrtle Beach, it is easy to find. This venue is an easy 15-20 minutes south of the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes. Weekly firework celebrations occurs every Tuesday and Friday throughout their “Summer Nights” Festival . However, in honor of the Fourth of July, they will have a special celebration that begins at 10 pm that evening. You can see the fireworks from any location around the 23 acre  Lake Broadway but you may want to go early and grab a spot on one the bridges over the lake for the best views.  Arrive early as parking will fill quickly!

  • For less crowds, but just as exciting; located just across the street from Broadway at the Beach is the Ticketreturn.com Field, home of the Myrtle Beach minor league baseball team the  Myrtle Beach Pelicans!  Take in a game starting at 7:05 pm that evening. Then, following the game with the Buies Creek Astros , you will already have your own seat as you get ready for their own spectacular firework show on July 4th .  If you decide to join the Pelicans for the Fourth of July, you are able to purchase the “All-American Package” which includes a 24 oz. Budweiser draft, ticket to the Budweiser Thirst Inning Deck, a hot dog, cracker jacks, and a mini American flag – all for just $17.76.

  • If you want to be in the middle of the Myrtle Beach July 4th frenzy then you won’t want to miss a firework show while sitting right on the beach. The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk will host a July Fourth celebration, which includes live music entertainment and a firework show. There are several oceanfront restaurants and bars to visit before the festivities begin. Live music will go on throughout the evening during the Hot Summer Nights concert series at Plyler Park underneath the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel. You will be able to catch the firework show, starting at 10 pm from the 2nd Avenue Pier. The fireworks can be seen from various places up and down the beach and boardwalk.

Note: Parking is available in the City of Myrtle Beach, but  at a cost at the beach access locations or street meters. Click Here for more information on parking availability and  costs.

  • If you are looking for a low key July 4th Fireworks experience, you can simply drive along Ocean Blvd. and park at any of the Beach Access locations. You will be able to see fireworks in the distance There are several private venues and locations that will be just as good of a show as some of the bigger events with less crowds.

When you book your stay and celebrate the week of Independence Day at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, you’re centrally located to all the top spots to view spectacular fireworks and festivities.

Combine your July 4th week or any time in the summer with our

Summer Family Package 

 

 

 

Myrtle Beach’s Best Beach is at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes!

Which Beach Would You Choose?

When you think of Summer, basking in hot sunny days and splashing around in the warm surf may first come to mind. We at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes realize that’s what you come here for so we strive to make these amenities the best during your Myrtle Beach vacation!

Let’s face it…Myrtle Beach gets crowded in the summer and when you go to the beach, you not only have to pay to park but often times there’s the headache of getting all of your gear together, dragging it to the surf and the trying to find a spot on the beach to set up your chair, umbrella. Even if you stay at another hotel or resort on the beach, you will still have to either bring your own beach gear or pay for pricey rentals for umbrella & chairs for the day or week!

Do You Want to Spend Your Vacation Like This?

Not here! One of the best perks of staying here at Marina Inn, is you get to enjoy the private sanctuary of our own uncrowded beach with all of these amenities included in your stay! Yes, that’s right!

Imagine this…all you need to take with you is your beach bag and some sunscreen.  You and the family can simply hop on our air conditioned beach shuttle for a comfortable 5 minute ride to the beach . Once there, a winding tree-lined path will guide you to beautiful coastal dunes covered in beach grass, guarding this quiet section of pristine beach.

Journey to our Exclusive Beach Experience!

You won’t need to bring your beach chairs with you  because the beach chairs,  beach umbrellas and towels are all set up and waiting for you when you arrive! So all you have to worry about is applying the suntan lotion and which book to read. And you can relax while you’re children play in the ocean because we have a beach lifeguard on duty at all times while the beach service is open.

Hungry? We got you covered there too. The Beach Cabana Café is available when you get hungry after splashing around in the ocean. They serve salads, sandwiches and light lunch items, beer and wine. You can enjoy either eating under your umbrella or the enclosed, shaded porch with tables and chairs if you wish to escape the sun for a bit.

Beach Cabana Cafe

After your day in the sun is over, don’t forget to leave the sand on the beach by taking full advantage of the shower, changing room & full facilities. Forget the hassles of finding your car because the beach shuttle  is available throughout the day to and from Marina Inn. Simply push the button at the end of the path to call for the shuttle. Then when you and your family arrive back to the Marina Inn, you will be clean & ready to go! Easy enough?

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

We know that you’ll enjoy all the amenities and seclusion our private beach experience has to offer during the summer. And it’s never too early to start planning and save up to 35% when you book with us now! We can accommodate any size group – whether you’re traveling with just your significant other, family or planning a group reunion. Reserve your spot today!

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 Marathon March 2 – 4, 2017

When you’re visiting the Grand Strand the first weekend in March, you might notice a lot more running shoes being worn rather than flip-flops. That’s because Myrtle Beach is hosting the 20th Anniversary Myrtle Beach Marathon. The event runs from March 2nd through 4th, 2017 and includes a Full Marathon, Half Marathon, Marathon Relay, Grande Dunes 5K and Family Fun Run. The Myrtle Beach Marathon always draws a large crowd, so if you’re planning on participating, it’s best to get a jump-start on planning your weekend. And when you book your stay at Marina Inn Grande Dunes, you can turn your “racecation” into a vacation!

Marathon Events at the Grande Dunes Marina

Two events will take place at the Grande Dunes Marina which is just steps from the Marina Inn. The Grande Dunes Marina is the location for the Myrtle Beach Marathon Kick-Off party on Friday, March 3rd from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm to get participants pumped up and excited for the big run. There will be live beach music, a pre-race pasta dinner, and fireworks to kick-off the exciting weekend! The Grande Dunes 5K will also take place on Friday, March 5th at 7 pm. If you’re participating in either of these events you are in the best location when you book your weekend with us. You will be steps away from the race and you won’t have to worry about finding transportation back to your room.

Please note: Please contact the Myrtle Beach Marathon directly for questions regarding any of the above listed events. Thank you.

Grande Dunes Marina

Accommodations at Marina Inn

One of the main reasons to book your marathon weekend stay at the Marina Inn is its location. You can wake up with a peace of mind on race day knowing you are just steps away from the Grande Dunes 5K and the  Kick Off Party and only 6 miles away from the starting line of the Myrtle Beach Half Marathon and full Marathon.

Getting a good night sleep is very important before a race. Marina Inn at Grande Dunes features some of the most luxurious and spacious rooms and suites in Myrtle Beach. Are you planning race weekend for two? We have one-bedroom units that are the perfect size for you and your loved one with amazing views of the Intracoastal Waterway. Or are you escaping to the beach with your running group or participating in the Family Fun Run? We offer spacious two and three bedroom condos that come fully equipped with a kitchen, spacious living room, separate bathrooms for each room and private balconies. Imagine winding down after the race, sipping wine on the balcony while watching boats pass by.  WiFi included in all areas of the hotel.

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Winding Pathways at Marina Inn

The Myrtle Beach Marathon and the Myrtle Beach Half Marathon take place on Saturday morning, leaving you plenty of time in the afternoon to enjoy some of the exciting attractions Myrtle Beach has to offer. We are centrally located to some amazing restaurants and area attractions like the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, Broadway at the Beach and Barefoot Landing. If you’re hoping to catch a show while you’re in town, we are located across the street from The Carolina Opry and Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show. And of course there’s always the beach to enjoy as well!

Exceptional Amenities at Marina Inn

When you stay at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes you can escape the hustle and bustle of Myrtle Beach on the luxurious Grande Dunes Resort and relax in the solitude of of indoor and outdoor pools and fitness center.  Relax your sore muscles in the Jacuzzi or soak in the steamy sauna after the marathon. A unique feature of the hotel to take full advantage of after exerting yourself in a marathon is our in room spa services. You won’t even have to leave your room to get pampered!

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In-Room Spa Service

Is there a golfer in the group that’s not participating in the Myrtle Beach Marathon? The Grande Dunes Resort Golf Course is located right next door to the Marina Inn. Enjoy a round with stunning views alongside of the Intracoastal Waterway.

If you’re searching for an award-winning dining experience – you don’t even need to step foot out of the hotel. WaterScapes Restaurant is located on the premises for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Chef Corbett Rourk combines classic French style with a southern American twist. If you are staying more than one evening with us, Ruths Chris Steakhouse is located just outside our door.

Save up to 35% with Spring Special Offer at Marina Inn!

So if you’re ready to plan your marathon weekend or a future vacation with Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, you can save big if you book with us today. We are featuring a Spring Special Offer that can save you up to 35% when you reserve your room with us now. Give us a call today at 877-913-1333 or book your reservation direct for more information to take advantage of this special offer. And don’t forget to pack your running shoes!