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You Never Have to Leave the Hotel! Here’s Why!

Has  vacation ever left you feeling exhausted and worn down after running around from activity to activity? Although we are surrounded by all the excitement Myrtle Beach has to offer, when you stay at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, we offer plenty of amenities and services so you can soak up the fun without even having to leave the hotel!

Unique Spa Experiences

Unwind and forget about the stress from traveling and planning a vacation with our In-Room Spa Services.   What makes it unique? All of our rooms are luxurious and spacious. You never havet to leave your room to enjoy these wonderful services. Our trained therapists will come to you in the comfort and convienience of your guest room!

  • Ejoy a relaxing massage for either 60 or 90 minutes.

Treat yourself as well as your significant other by reserving a couple’s massage.

Add a little extra heat to your spa treatment with the warm stone massage, which combines a therapeutic Swedish massage with the heated stones that are sure to bring you to a whole new level of tranquility.

  • And if the winter chill has left your body feeling a little rough around the edges, we recommend adding a body scrub to go in conjunction with your massage. Detoxify and hydrate your dry skin and by the end of the scrub, you’ll feel fresh and rejuvenated.
  • Wound up from your hectic schedule? Add a calming effect to your Swedish massage with the assistance of aromatherapy. With the use of essential oils along with your massage, you’ll find all of your troubles melting away.
  • If you’re up for a little extra pampering on your vacation, you can also add on a foot scrub, facial massage, hand scrub, and more!

Simply contact our concierge to book your relaxing spa service!

Luxurious In-Room Dining

Don’t feel like getting ready to dine? No problem! Simply place an order for room service from our award winning on-site restaurant, Waterscapes. The products on our menu is mostly locally sourced  and features delicacies from land and sea. Our dine-in the restaurant menu features both upscale and casual dining options that’ll satisfy any cravings you have for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Start off your morning right with a garden omelet or thick fluffy pancakes. For lunch or dinner, enjoy the ambiance of the restaurant or you can treat yourself to a night in with an order of Berkshire pork chops and finish the meal off with a decadent chocolate mousse cake. You can enjoy a fine dining experience on your personal balcony with a view without ever having to leave your room!

Keeping Fit

For those of you who like to squeeze in a workout while on vacation, we have have a fully equipped fitness center on-site.

Our fitness center is open 24/7 and features state of the art fitness equipment including treadmills, stair machines, and free weights. When you’re done working up a sweat in the fitness room, you can unwind in our sauna – also located in the fitness center. Afterwards, take advantage of our indoor pool and get a few laps in. If the slower tempo is your pace, you can enjoy reading a book and soaking up some sun or practicing yoga on the Grande Lawn. Or get your heart rate up with a friendly tennis match or take a walk along the winding path by the Grande Dunes marina.

Ready for Happy Hour?

As day fades to night, continue to unwind while relaxing at Reflections, our bar located off the main lobby here at Marina Inn. Sip on wine, beer or a specialty cocktail while catch a sports game or watch the sunset over the marina on the terrace. If you’re looking for a snack – they offer a few tasty appetizers including wings, burger sliders, flatbread pizzas and more!

Exquisite Dining at WaterScapes Restaurant

If you choose to venture out of your room for dining; WaterScapes Restaurant, our signature restaurant is a local’s favorite!

WaterScapes is open daily, every day and is  a blend of elegant, yet casual ambiance offeringᅠunique products from our local farmers and friends prepared classic French style with an American twist! Dine inside the restaurant or outside on the terrace. The majority of our MENU options are fresh products are provided by local vendors. Selections offer a variety options such as steak and seafood. Features breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert & wine menu. Accepts reservations but not necessary. Dress is resort casual. Vegetarian & Gluten Free options available.

Additional Grande Dunes Amenities

If you do decide to venture outside; Grande Dunes has several on-site amenities!

  • Marina Inn at Grande Dunes secluded beach offering full services such as beach umbrellas, chairs, towels, changing rooms, shower and cafe. Open seasonally March – September.
  • Play a round of golf at the Grande Dunes Resort Course – featuring 18 championship holes located along the waterway; behind the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes. Open daily, year round.
  • Water sports at the Marina where you can rent jetski’s &  pontoon boats. Take a dolphin tour on a jetski or rent a pontoon boat for the entire family for the day. Open seasonally March – October.
  • Tennis Center at Grande Dunes is located beside the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes and is a full service tennis center. Offering 10 courts, instruction, rentals and more. Open daily, year round.

Latest Special Offers

So why go anywhere else when we have it all at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes. Check out our latest Special Offers and book your reservation directly with us for the best possible rates!

Whether you’re looking to grab a bite to eat or you’re in the mood for a relaxing massage, you can enjoy everything from the comfort of your own room. Vacation planning can be stressful enough and when you plan your escape to Marina Inn at Grande Dunes  we offer everything you need for a blissful getaway without taking step off the property.

 

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.

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!

 

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!

Christmas Shows in Myrtle Beach

Celebrate the holidays in style this season with one of the many Christmas Shows Myrtle Beach has to offer. When you book your stay with Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, you’re close by to all the theatres – with The Carolina Opry and Pirates Voyage being right across the way. These unforgettable shows are a great way to spend the holidays with your family and create memories that’ll last a lifetime!

Pirates Voyage Christmas Show

Celebrate the upcoming holidays with a nautical twist at Pirates Voyage! The performers at Pirates Voyage will be putting on a special Christmas show as they walk you through the Charles Dickens’ classic, a Christmas Carol. Get in the holiday spirit as giant toys come to life and put on an acrobatic show high above the lagoon. While you watch Captain Scrooge go on a journey to discover the true meaning of Christmas. Pricing starts at $44.99 for adults and $24.99 for children that includes a fun, interactive pre-show in the Pirates Village. Then venture into the theatre for the show along with  a delicious four-course holiday meal featuring vegetable soup, roasted chicken, and more.  Show is going on now – December 31, 2017.


Channel your inner holiday spirit in Myrtle Beach with the “South’s Grandest Christmas Show” at the Alabama Theatre! This year’s show combines spectacular talent, scenery, and special effects to bring you the best holiday music experience. Nothing will put you in the holiday spirit quite like Christmas music. This year’s show will bring you a mix of both traditional Christmas songs and contemporary favorites. And you won’t want to miss their feature comedian Ricky Mokel. Come celebrate the holidays with song, dance, and laughter! Price starts at $43.80 for adults. Pricing for children ages 16 & under also available.


It’s the most wonderful time of the year here in Myrtle Beach and Legends in Concert is here to help you celebrate. Their Ultimate Christmas Spectacular will feature holiday classics, magic, and fun!

World-renowned tribute artists will be spreading holiday cheer as they perform traditional holiday classics, as well as signature songs and contemporary holiday favorites. Celebrate the holidays with some of your favorites as performers pay tribute to stars such as Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley, and Rod Stewart. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself singing along! Prices start at $39.95 for adults and $13.95 for children.


If you only see one show…..

The Carolina Opry will be putting on their award-winning, unforgettable Christmas Show of the South! This show is the pinnacle of all Christmas shows in Myrtle Beach.  Performing for 32 years featuring some of the original cast members like pianist Rocky Fretz along with some new new cast members as well like 17 year old Rory John Zak. And don’t forget one of America’s Got Talent favorite’s “All That“. Fully immersed in the Christmas spirit, the decorations at Carolina Opry are a show in themselves featuring 35 Christmas trees, 75 wreaths, countless tree ornaments and Christmas snow!

If you needed an extra reason to book your stay at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, there is a Carolina Opry Christmas Show Package that includes

  • 2 night accommodations in a grande guest room
  • Regular admission for 2 adults to the “Christmas Show of the South”.
  • Prices start at $315 per couple. 

All you have to do is reserve a room between now and December 28th, 2017.

Regardless of if you’ve been naughty or nice this year, treat yourself to a holiday experience unlike any other! Enjoy one of the many award-winning Christmas shows Myrtle Beach has to offer for a holiday vacation you’ll never forget!

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!

Top 5 Myrtle Beach Adrenaline Pumping Activities to Try Right Now

Summer Adrenaline Rush in Myrtle Beach for Teenagers & Adults

Let’s face it. You can take only so much of the beach and the pool before it’s time to venture out to experience some high level fun things to do in Myrtle Beach! If you and your family enjoy high thrill activities check out these adrenaline-pumping adventures!

Looking for an unique NASCAR Racing Experience at a real, historic race track? Check out the Myrtle Beach Speedway!  This venue has been around since 1958 and is full of racing history. Known as the training grounds for some of NASCAR’s biggest stars like Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon, Richard & Kyle Petty and Bobby Allison.  It was home to the NASCAR Busch Series from 1988 to 2000.  Now you can drive the same type of car that these legends did with the NASCAR Racing Experience or be a spectator at one of their weekly races guaranteed to make the whole family excited. Be sure to check their Schedule of Events for events like the Myrtle Beach Nationals Car Show, Free Movie Night and more. The speedway is only a 20-30 minute drive from Marina Inn at Grande Dunes located right by Tanger Outlets on highway 501.

Not really considered a thrill ride however, is your goal to get that bird’s eye view of Myrtle Beach? The strand is home to many helicopter adventures looking to give you the best sight seeing experience possible. Helicopter Adventures in Myrtle Beach is the closest and most well known. With Seven Tours to choose from you’ll be able to pick just how much or how little of the beach and landscape you wish to see. Starting at just $20 per person for a quick two mile ride up to $179 per person for the Grand Adventure!  With 12 helicopters, you’ll be sure to find yourself having the experience of a lifetime. They welcome you to walk right on in or to make an appointment beforehand.  Helicopter Adventures is conveniently located right across from Broadway at the Beach and just a 15 minute ride from the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes.

Now this adventure is quite different from the others and I will bet it will be the most unique of your Myrtle Beach vacation experience at Carolina Backwoods ATV!  This adventure is all about gettin’ down and dirty! Their tours take into consideration what level of dirty you want to get!  For real muddy memories…take a two-hour tour guided ATV “Down N Dirty” tour through the rough and rugged countryside.   For those who aren’t looking to get too dirty, they offer a lighter version with their High n’ Dry tour. They offer tours for any level of rider so don’t be intimidated! Be sure to check out their website and call ahead because this adventure is by reservation only. They are located about 30 minutes north of the Marina Inn just over the SC/NC state line Ash, North Carolina.

Ok, now we are really gettin’ into heavy adrenaline territory! Is skydiving on your bucket list?  Skydive Coastal Carolinas will be sure to have you bragging to all your friends about what an adrenaline junkie you are! The closest sky diving facility to North Myrtle Beach, you’ll be flown 14,000 feet in the air, giving you the chance to see the Atlantic Ocean, Bald Head Island and the Oak Island Lighthouse like never before! They offer programs for first time divers and special rates for licensed divers. As a first time diver you’ll take a 30-minute ground class, learning safety, rules, and an overview of the dive process. After you’ve had your lesson, you’ll be ready to go free-fallin’ on your Tandem Skydive!  Offering special pricing for groups of 10 or more. Located about an hour north of the Marina Inn, in Southport, North Carolina, they are open Monday through Sunday. Make sure to call ahead to book a reservation.

How about some good ole amusement thrill rides located in the heart of Myrtle Beach!  The Myrtle Beach Thrill Rides flip, spin, toss, drop, and turn, giving you the ultimate theme park ride experience while getting a birds eye view of the ocean and the happenings on Ocean Blvd.  There’s three intense rides to choose from including the Skyscraper, the Slingshot, and the Air Strike. The Slingshot is a catapulting thrill ride that takes you more than 300-feet in the air at speeds up to 100 mile-per-hour. Experience the same force as a jet with the Skyscraper, sending you 170-feet in the air at 600 miles-per-hour. If you still haven’t satisfied your adrenaline rush, check out the Air Strike. At 62 miles-per-hour with 360-degree rotations, you’ll be sure to be mind blown.  For the less adventurous or little ones, check out the Shooting Star, the Sun Dance or the Sky Bounce. All rides are easily accessible located at 12th Ave. North &  Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach.

Why settle for entertainment that everyone experiences at Myrtle Beach? Step outside the box with these breathtaking, mind-blowing attractions while staying at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, of course!

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This is Why Kids Rule at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes. Stay, Play & Eat Free!

Myrtle Beach’s Top Family Friendly Resort!

Family friendly fun is an important part of Marina Inn in Myrtle Beach! Families return each year for our summer Kids Rule! program where Kids Stay, Play and Eat Free all Summer Long.

STAY….

We don’t charge additional fees for children under 17 traveling with their family. With our spacious 2 & 3 bedroom suites,  kids have a lot of room to do….well…. kid stuff!   Like gathering in the living space and watching a movie, spreading out the seashells gathered from the beach across the kitchen table, gather with the family for a meal, claim one of the large bathrooms as your own for the week or, dare we say….pillow fight??

PLAY….

The Kids Rule Zone is a great way for your kids make new friends while they enjoy playing fun games and participate in various group activities offering a variety of kids activities for ages 5+.  The Kids Program is available daily with various games daily beginning at 10 AM and ending at 4 PM. Here are just a few of all the awesome ones we have to offer…

Almost everyone is familiar with the childhood game of limbo! This friendly, competitive game tests to see just how low you can go! The bar starts off at a tall height and gradually gets lower until only one person is left that can make it under. This is a great way to test your flexibility and have some fun while you’re at it.

There’s not much better of a way to cool off than with a water balloon toss! Find a buddy and see who has the better catch. You’ll start off close together and then slowly back up until someone drops the balloon, soaking that person in water. You and your partner will both get a good laugh!

Putting a spin on tag, Marco Polo is a great way to stay entertained on a pool day! You’ll pick to be either Marco or Polo and then the game begins. There will only be one Marco and several Polo’s. Whoever is Marco will call out the name Polo, with their eyes closed, and vice versa. Marco then has to wander the pool and try to tag the players that are Polo, who get to keep their eyes open. This game will provide endless entertainment!

If your kids are looking for a way to just hang out and relax then the arts and crafts activities are for them! They can use different types of paints, markers, and textures to design whatever they feel like. This gives them an opportunity to show their creative side while also making something they can take home and keep as a memory!

Hula hooping is a past time that I’m sure even your parents took part in! Whether they’ve done it before or are just learning, your kids can figure out how to do cool tricks and twirl their hoop around their waist or even try to use their arms, legs, and neck! They’re sure to have fun with their friends trying to see who can outdo the other!

EAT….

With all of this activity, kids can sure work up an appetite! Take advantage of our Kids Eat Free program in WaterScapes Restaurant located inside the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes. Yes…kids 12 & under eat free from the kids menu where they can enjoy their favorites like pancakes or waffles for breakfast or chicken fingers, pizza, macaroni and cheese and more for lunch or dinner. Also includes a side item an a choice of drink.  WaterScapes is open for breakfast, lunch & dinner daily. Dine inside our outside on the patio overlooking the pool.

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Fine Print….. Kids Activities: All activities will meet near the outdoor pool at the activities tent. Inclement weather or unforeseen circumstance may cause a change in activities, but just check with the staff to see if alternate plans will be offered. Children must be 5 or older to participate and will not be supervised before or after the activity. If you have any questions, please see the activities coordinator. Kids Eat Free: Available only in WaterScapes Restaurant for kids ages 12 and under and includes one entrée and drink from the kids menu per seating per paying adult.