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??
With all of this activity, kids can sure work up an appetite! Take advantage of our Kids Eat Breakfast 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 WaterScapes is open for breakfast, lunch & dinner daily. Dine inside our outside on the patio overlooking the pool.
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”.
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
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.
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!
The largest event, the Myrtle Beach Marathon will be taking place this weekend. In addition to the grueling full and half marathon, you can participate in the Marathon Relay, Grande Dunes 5k and Family Fun Run. But if you don’t plan on partaking in this event. CLICK HERE for full event details.
The 40th anniversary of the ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament will be held this weekend at the HTC Center at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, SC. Conway is just a 20-30 minute drive. The tournament will feature 15 league teams with games through the weekend with the final championship game played on Sunday, March 5th. This is their 40th anniversary so there will be some extra celebration going on. Tickets start at $7.00 per person. Visit the ACC website for more information.
If you are interested in science and technology or have children that are; this the place to be on Friday and Saturday at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center this weekend. This is an intense three-day competition showcasing robots developed by high school teams from all across the United States as well as internationally.
This is an interactive competition among the teams and shows students that fields in technology that involve science, math, engineering and invention are actually fun and interesting!
The competition shows students that the technological fields hold many opportunities and that the basic concepts of science, math, engineering, and invention are exciting and interesting.
Admission is free so don’t miss this exciting and interactive event!
For the art lovers in town, attend the “First Friday Artwalk” in downtown Myrtle Beach supporting local businesses and creative entrepreneurs for an evening of fun and entertainment this Friday from 4:00-8:00 pm. Nurture downtown Myrtle Beach’s
Visit local art galleries and local restaurants to see what has evolved since your last visit.
Don’t forget to check the The Marina Inn at Grande Dunes website for the best upcoming offers for spring and summer. Coming soon, our popular Easter Package that includes guest room, kids activities and our Sunday Easter Brunch. This package sells out every year so subscribe to this blog or like us on Facebook to get notified first!
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.
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.
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!
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!