Shopping Tips for Tax Free Weekend in Myrtle Beach

Tax-Free Weekend in South Carolina is coming up quickly! We are less than a month away from the biggest shopping period to prepare for back to school season. Anyone who has wandered into the mall madness unprepared before understands you always need a well thought out plan. We’ve got the best tips to help you get the most bang for your buck this Tax-Free season!

From August 3rd – August 5th, South Carolina exempts back-to-school items from the 6% sales tax and any local taxes.

 

The main idea of Tax-Free Weekend is to purchase school supplies for when the kids head back to school in the fall. Items considered tax free will include, clothing, shoes, book bags, computers, etc. Basically anything you would need for school. (Some home goods and dorm items are included in the list as well!)  Click here for a full list of what items are included in Tax-Free Weekend in South Carolina. 

Begin by mapping out where you want to shop. There are plenty of options for shopping to choose from along the Grand Strand! By planning ahead, you can reduce the stress of shopping for the fall necessities you’re searching for. 

Head out to the mall early! By going early, you’ll beat the crowds and get the best selection of products before they begin flying off the shelves. You’re also likely to get a great parking spot!

Keep an organized list of what items are exempt from the sales tax. You can mark or circle the items that you want to purchase to make it a breeze while shopping. Print out or write down the list of items you can get for the best possible price during the weekend!

Stay organized and stay focused, there are so many ways to make the most of your shopping during one of the busiest retail weekends of the year!

When you choose to stay with Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, you’re close to all the attractions in Myrtle Beach. Shopping attractions include the Coastal Grand Mall, Market Common, Tanger Outlets, and many more!

Kayak and Canoe Adventures in Myrtle Beach

Skip out on the crowded tourist destinations in Myrtle Beach and try our something unique! Between kayaks and canoes in saltwater and freshwater, there’s always somewhere new to explore along the Grand Strand! We’ve gathered the best places to adventure through the waters of Myrtle Beach on a kayak with. 

Kokopelli Surf Camp – Kayak Tours and Rentals

With the professionals at Kokopelli Surf Camp, you can experience the beauty of the Grand Strand with a guided kayak tour. These tours take you through the scenic salt marshes in the low country. The shorter guided tours are perfect for families or newcomers to this adventurous activity. 

Glass Bottom Kayak Tours

Glass Bottom Kayak Tours is a must-see attraction in Myrtle Beach. Include the whole family and explore the local wildlife. Myrtle Beach locals love the guided kayak tour through the Waccamaw River! You can choose to experience a tour during the day or beat the heat and head out on a twilight tour for beautiful colors on the water.

J & L Kayaks

Located in North Myrtle Beach, J & L Kayaks have a special Kayak Crabbing Tour that takes you through the Cherry Grove bay and heads toward Hog Inlet. After exploring the island and learning about the area’s local wildlife you can begin crabbing. This tour is perfect for families and any crabs you catch that are larger than 5 inches are yours to take home with you! 

Great Escapes Kayak Expeditions

With Great Escapes Kayak Expeditions, you’ll have an unforgettable experience to share with family and friends about your adventure in Myrtle Beach. Choose between saltwater and freshwater tours to see the beauty of the Grand Strand! If you’ve been in a kayak a time or two and are familiar with the basics, Great Escapes offers unguided tours so you can rent a kayak and explore freely!

 

Take a break from the beach or the pool and choose an adventure the whole family will surely love! When you stay with the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, you’re close to all of the attractions and thrills in Myrtle Beach.

Top Fishing Activities in Myrtle Beach for Families

When visiting Myrtle Beach for your summer vacation, there can be an overwhelming amount of attractions to choose from. Fishing along the Grand Strand is a great option to get the whole family out in the fresh air for some fun! If you’re looking for family-friendly fishing spots, we’ve got the hook-up! Spend this year’s summer getaway one on one with nature at these areas in Myrtle Beach.

Fishing Charters

The possibilities are endless when you choose deep sea fishing during your stay! Fishing Charters in Myrtle Beach offer hours of fun out in the deep blue. Choose from a full day of fun or maybe you’d prefer a half day of fishing in the Atlantic. All you’ll need to bring along with you is water, sunscreen, and a smile!

Cherry Grove Pier

Visit the historic Cherry Grove Fishing Pier for a great family-friendly atmosphere. The Cherry Grove Pier is the perfect spot for reeling in a fish or grabbing an ice cream and taking a stroll. If you love the location but want a different fishing experience, the Cherry Grove Park & Boat Landing has a fishing dock.

Apache Pier

A local’s favorite for fishing, the Apache Pier is the largest wooden pier on the east coast and open from 6 a.m. – midnight during the summer! The Apache Pier is located in the heart of Myrtle Beach. There is a fee if you want to fish from the pier, but the pier also provides rod rentals for beginners.

 

Murrells Inlet

Head further south for a brand new fishing experience along the inlet! The Murrells Inlet Jetty is about 3,000 feet of asphalt along the rocks that you can fish from. The view from the jetty is spectacular and provides the perfect backdrop while reeling in the best fish!

Myrtle Beach State Park

While there is a fee to enter the park, the lack of crowds more than makes up for the price! At the Myrtle Beach State Park, you are allowed to fish along the surf of the ocean while there are not crowds of swimmers nearby. Whether you choose to fish on the pier or try surf fishing, you’re sure to have a fun time!

By staying at The Marina Inn at Grande Dunes during your visit to Myrtle Beach, you’ll be minutes away from the best fishing spots along the coast. You can also save big when you book your accommodations under our summer sales package. Aim to catch the biggest fish for bragging rights when you return home!

What’s New in Myrtle Beach This Summer

Whether you’re a first time visitor or an honorary local, you won’t want to miss out on the best new spots in Myrtle Beach. No two summers spent in Myrtle Beach are exactly the same!

Whisky River

A family restaurant franchise owned by NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., Whisky River will have a sports bar theme. The new restaurant will also feature an apparel shop and a casual menu of hamburgers and hot dogs. Whisky River will be located in North Myrtle Beach and will include a second level with a stage for live music performances! This is sure to become a new favorite on the Grand Strand.

Riptydz

A new addition to downtown Myrtle Beach, Riptydz is a three-level restaurant and bar that overlooks the ocean. The menu is unique; offering customizable mac and cheese and fresh seafood, but also features traditional dishes that everyone will love!

LuLu’s

The newest restaurant at Barefoot Landing, LuLu’s, is owned by singer Jimmy Buffet’s younger sister Lucy. Located in Barefoot Landing along the waterway, LuLu’s is the perfect spot for enjoying yummy food and live music. Spend the evening at LuLu’s after shopping in Barefoot Landing or playing on the beach!

Heidi’s Corner

Heidi’s Corner is a local restaurant group in Myrtle Beach with delectable dishes and desserts that will satisfy any craving you have. Croissants and Hook & Barrell are loved by both locals and visitors of the Grand Strand because of their homey feel and crafty menu items. They are located in a shared building on 82nd ave in Myrtle Beach.

 

The Track

If you’re looking for thrilling fun along the Grand Strand look no further than The Track! This elevated go-kart race track is unique on The Grand Strand and just the right place for adrenaline junkies. The Track also offers kid rides, a carousel, and an arcade!

Top Golf

Top Golf has it all! Golf lessons, kid zones, and a full restaurant and bar that will keep you entertained for hours. At Top Golf, you can choose from a variety of different games and play golf like never before. The newest addition to the Grand Strand still isn’t open yet! Top Golf in Myrtle Beach is coming soon to our area next to Broadway at the Beach. So we’ll just keep practicing our backswing in the meantime.

Architectural Photography by Michael Baxter, Baxter Imaging LLC

 

JumpJam

A hot day spent on a floating jungle gym jumping into the water? JumpJam is the best way to beat the heat and try something new with your family in Myrtle Beach. JumpJam offers a variety of jungle gyms that float on the water with special obstacles including a trampoline to launch into the water. If you’re looking for a little monkeying around this summer, JumpJam is for you!

810 Billiards & Bowling

Located in Market Common, this is more than just your average bowling alley. 810 Billiards & Bowling was designed with family and fun in mind. Bowling is the main attraction, but 810 also has pool tables, foosball, darts, board games, and corn hole! It’s impossible to run out of things to do at 810 Billiards & Bowling!

When you stay at Marina Inn Grande Dunes, you’ll be a short drive away from all of the summer fun! You can also save big when you book your accommodations under our summer sales package. Plus, kids stay and eat free at Marina Inn Grande Dunes all summer long! If you’re looking for an exciting family vacation that won’t break the bank, make plans to head to Myrtle Beach and stay at Marina Inn!

Top FREE Things to Do in Myrtle Beach with Your Family

During your stay in Myrtle Beach this summer, spend your time and money wisely by taking advantage of the best free activities on the Grand Strand that your family is sure to love!

Private Beach Experience

Is there any better feeling than spending the day lounging with your toes in the water and the sunshine on your face? The Grand Strand is known for beautiful beaches and friendly people. Our private beach is perfect for a day of play in the sand and the waves. Plus we have all the essentials – chairs, towels, a snack shack, and even a complimentary shuttle so you don’t have to worry about paying for parking.

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

Along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, you’ll find a number of attractions including the Fun Plaza Family Center where your family can play old-fashioned arcade games and collect tickets for prizes! The Boardwalk also hosts free live entertainment throughout the summer with Hot Summer Nights concert series.

Barefoot Landing

Known for the shopping and various restaurants, Barefoot Landing has more to offer you this summer! Perfect for animal lovers, the T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station at Barefoot Landing has a free wildlife exhibit on weekdays from 5-6:30 p.m. and you can get your picture taken with the cubs! Summerfest at Barefoot Landing will include nightly entertainment all summer long! Strolling entertainment, acoustic musicians, and live music are all in store when you take a walk around Barefoot Landing on a summer night. Barefoot Landing also hosts a free firework show every Monday night at 10 p.m.

Market Common Parks

Surrounding Market Common’s boutique shops and restaurants are numerous parks with plenty of space to spread out and enjoy a perfect sunny day! Savannah’s Playground is an enabling playground located along the lake near Market Common and this park has it all! Savannah’s Playground offers unique features such as the Harmony Musical Park, Challenge Ropes and Zip Lining, and special playground equipment designed for children of all ages and abilities to have a blast. You and your family can spend time walking around the lake, playing on the playground and then grabbing dinner at one of the various restaurants nearby in Market Common! If you’re looking for a way to save some cash during the evening, all summer long Market Common will be showing a FREE family-friendly movie in Valor Park. The movie will begin at dusk which is usually around 9 p.m. Valor Park also hosts live music throughout the summer! Click here for a list of upcoming movies and concerts. 

Art Museum

The Burroughs- Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach offers free admission and includes different showrooms with various types of artwork shown throughout! The museum is located across the street from Market Common and just a short walk from the beach!

Broadway at the Beach

Broadway at the Beach is located a few blocks from downtown Myrtle Beach and offers a fun atmosphere for the entire family! Every Tuesday and Friday night this summer, they will be hosting a firework show that begins at 10 p.m., get there early to grab a spot on the bridge for the best view! Broadway at the Beach also has plenty of street entertainment to enjoy while walking around after dinner.

Murrells Inlet MarshWalk

Located south of Myrtle Beach, the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk offers stunning views of the inlet and fresh seafood from a variety of local restaurants! The MarshWalk is one of the local’s favorite places for a view of the sunset and live music making for the perfect summer night! There are plenty of restaurants along the waterfront that offer a variety of award-winning cuisine with views to match.

 

When you stay at Marina Inn Grande Dunes, you’ll be a short drive away from all of the summer fun! You can also save big when you book your accommodations under our summer sales package. Plus, kids stay and eat free at Marina Inn Grande Dunes all summer long! If you’re looking for an exciting family vacation that won’t break the bank, make plans to head to Myrtle Beach and stay at Marina Inn!

Unwin(e)d at Marina inn

Keep the spark alive in your relationship and get a change of scenery by planning a getaway to Myrtle Beach. With luxurious packages to book under and seemingly endless wineries to visit in the area, Marina Inn at Grande Dunes is the perfect destination for a much needed couples get away.

When you book your next stay with us here at Marina Inn, make sure to check out our Duplin Winery Package! With this package, you can combine our luxurious accomodations with a flavorful wine tasting at Duplin Winery. There will even be a custom basket filled with unique items native to South Carolina waiting for you when you arrive. Your basket includes a bottle of select wine from Duplin, wine stopper, bottle opener, Muscadine and more! Duplin Winery is a quick ten minute trip north of the Marina Inn and is the perfect way to enjoy an afternoon wine tasting or an evening of live music with your significant other.

If you’re wanting to add a little extra romance to your mini-vacation, make sure to book one of our in-room massages. Nothing will relax away your stress like a wine tasting followed by a massage. Book your sweetheart a deep tissue massage to work away their worries or enjoy a relaxing couples massage together.

Located in North Myrtle Beach in front of Barefoot Landing, Duplin Winery is a popular destination for couples and wine lovers. Voted Best Wine Tasting Bar in Myrtle Beach, Duplin is home to many unique and flavorful muscadine wines. Monday through Saturday, you can head over to Duplin Winery and for only $10, can take part in their wine tasting. You can sip and sample 10 different wines while snacking on homemade gourmet crackers and dip. After you’ve worked your way through the tasting sheet, you get to keep your glass as a souvenir – plus – you can enjoy a tasty glass of whichever wine was your favorite.

After you’ve uncorked your new favorite drink, make sure to head over to the courtyard to enjoy live music. Live entertainers include performances from local favorites such as Will Ness and Calfee Swank Music Company. After you’ve had a chance to unwind with wine and live music, make sure to stop by the gift shop on your way out. Anything you could ever dream of wanting related to wine, you’ll find. You can load up on bottles of your favorite wine from your taste testing, wine accessories, gift baskets, drinkware, and so much more! For the true wine lovers, you can go a step further than just tasting with an educated session on the winemaking process while you’re working through your samples.

While you’re over in the Barefoot Landing area, make sure to stop in at the Coastal Wine Boutique. Whether you’re a self proclaimed wine connoisseur or you just enjoy the occasional glass, at Coastal Wine Boutique you can broaden your horizons with wines made from all over the world. You can sample six different wines for only $10 a person for their wine tasting. It wouldn’t be a wine tasting without something to pair it with. While you sip on your wine, you can snack on either cheese or fruit boards. Experience an entirely different wine drinking experience with their tasty frozen wines! There’s no better way to unwind and take a break from the spring heat than with frozen wine.

You can broaden your taste palette with European wines at the Silver Coast Winery. Located just over the border in Southport and Ocean Isle, North Carolina, Silver Coast Winery offers wine tasting, tours, along with additional events held on the property. Not only can you drink wine, but this winery also offers beer tastings as well! If your significant other isn’t a huge fan of wine, this is the perfect place to go! You can both enjoy a refreshing drink or either wine or beer.

This month at the Southport location, the Silver Coast Winery will be hosting multiple events for wine and beer lovers alike. On April 13th, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m you can join them for Value French Wines. For $5 you can enjoy a tasting of three Laurent Miquel Wines along with a light food pairing. These fine French wines will all be on sale that day for only $13. On April 20th, you can join them from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for the Chronic Cellars Wine and on April 27th for 4 French Dry Rose and BBQ.

Little River has more to offer than just waterfront dining; it is also home to La Belle Amie Vineyard. You can combine your love of wine, live entertainment, and festivals into one place at La Belle Amie. Wine tastings are available Tuesday thru Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For only $3, you can sample any six wines of your choice. La Belle Amie keeps their cellars stocked with pinks, reds, and whites — so no matter your preference, you’ll find the right drink to fill your glass with. During your taste testing, the staff will walk you through the five basic steps of sampling wine and how to identify a wine by it’s aroma and taste. La Belle Amie is home to the Twisted Sisters wine and offers wine ranging from very sweet to very dry.

You can pair your wine with something different than food at La Belle Amie. Every week, from Wednesday through Saturday, you can enjoy live entertainment. On top of offering a wide variety of wines to sip on, you and your significant other can enjoy one of the many festivals La Belle Amie offers. La Belle Amie hosts multiple music festivals, ranging from jazz to the oldies. Throughout the summer you can kick back and enjoy your wine at one of the many cookouts they’ll be hosting. Nothing helps you beat the heat of a Myrtle Beach summer quite like wine and a burger! Admission fees generally vary, but with the donation of 2 canned/dry food items, you can knock off $3 from the price.

As tempting as it may be to spend all your time in your room or along the beach during your getaway, treat yourselves to something new and flavorful. With our winery package, there’s no reason why you can’t work a wine tasting into plans. Kick back, pour yourself a glass, and enjoy a well deserved couples get away at Marina Inn Grande Dunes.

Hit the Links with Marina Inn Golf Packages

As the weather is warming up in Myrtle Beach it’s time to get outdoors and enjoy the fresh air! When you stay at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, there are plenty of outdoor activities to take advantage of – from hitting the links to zipping around on the waterway. Whether you take a trip to enjoy a day splashing around in the ocean on our private beach or soak up the rays by our infinity edge pool, we offer plenty of opportunities of ways to be outside this spring.

Myrtle Beach is a top golf destination so make sure to pack your golf clubs when you vacation with us! And before you book your tee time, make sure to book under our Golf Package so we can help you create a unique golf vacation. At Marina Inn we offer a variety of golf packages including our on-site course, the Grande Dunes, along with tee-times to other courses in the Myrtle Beach Area. If you aren’t able to to find a golf package that suits your needs, you can simply request a quote and build your own Myrtle Beach golf experience.

We are located right across the Intracoastal Waterway from Grande Dunes golf course. Named the “National Golf Course of the Year” in 2009, you’ll definitely want to make a tee time or two at this award winning course. The greens of the course are kept in pristine condition and the unique layout provides players with an enjoyable, yet challenging round of golf. And its position on a high bluff guarantees a spectacular view of the Intracoastal Waterway, Marina Inn and the marina.

Located in the heart of Myrtle Beach, the Pine Lakes Country Club is home to one of the most popular courses in the area. The course was originally built upon natural dunes less than half a mile away from the ocean. After a complete restoration, the course is looking better than ever. The back nine still reflects the original design from the first president of the PGA, Robert White, while the front nine was renovated to provide a more elegant experience to golfers.

A Robert Trent Jones course, the Dunes Golf and Beach Club is a private club located oceanfront here in Myrtle Beach. This premier course is recognized as a Top 100 course in nearly every golf magazine. The Dunes hosted the PGA Professional National Championship in June of 2014. This pristine course has hosted many major tournaments and is sure to be the highlight of your golfing experience. Having just finished renovations on their golf shop, you can load up on high quality golf merchandise after you finish working on your short-game.

The Myrtle Wood Golf Club is home to 36 holes of championship Myrtle Beach golf. This course is considered a modern masterpiece thanks to their skillful course design. The Myrtlewood course has gently sloping fairways with a variety of hazards and bunkers. This course is constantly ranked as a top repeat-play course in the Myrtle Beach area.

Any avid golfer has their heart set on completing their bucket list of golf courses. With our Bucket Life Golf Package, we can help you check off three more courses on your list! Under this package, you get one night accommodations at the Marina Inn along with one round at either the Grande Dunes Resort, the private Dunes Club, or the historic Pine Lake’s Country Club.

Our Honors Golf Package is perfect those wanting to mix luxury and golf together. This golf package combines your choice of up to 8 of Golf Digest’s Top 100 ranked courses along with luxurious accommodations here at the Marina Inn. When you book under this package, you can play at popular courses such as the Resort Course at the Grande Dunes, Caledonia Golf and Fish Club, Dunes Golf and Beach Club, True Blue Golf Plantation, and Tidewater Golf Club. Included in your stay is a minimum of four nights in one of our stunning rooms along with breakfast for every morning at our award-winning restaurant, Waterscapes. Along with breakfast, you can enjoy two mouth-watering dinners at Waterscape as well during your stay. Don’t think we’ve forgotten about lunch. Lunch is provided for you every day at the course you choose to play at.

Next up is our 3/4 Big Break Package! Under this package, you pay for three rounds of golf at the Barefoot Landing courses and get the fourth free. Your choice of courses at Barefoot Landing include Dye, Love, Fazio, and Norman. Included in this package is a three night stay here with us at the Marina Inn!

Our Prime Time Rewards Golf Package is perfect for anyone who is in town to play as many rounds as possible. Under this package, you get three nights accommodations here at Marina Inn. Along with your stay, you get four or more rounds of golf at your choice of any of the 22 Prime Time Signature Golf Courses located here in Myrtle Beach. Popular courses on this list include the Grande Dunes Resort Course, Kings North, Tradition Club, TPC, and World Tour. You can mix and match any of the golf courses for any time of day and receive discounted A.M. and P.M. pricing. To top off your golf experience, you will also receive a $100 Prime Time Rewards card, which will be issued to you by the golf shop at the first course on your itinerary. This card is eligible for use at any Prime Times Signature Course for merchandise, food and beverage, or any combination of the two.

Next up at the tee box is our Legends Myrtle Beach Golf Package. Included in this package is three nights accommodation here at the Marina Inn along with the chance to play at five Legends golf courses. Legends courses include the Moorland, Parkland, Heathland, Oyster Bay and Heritage Club. With this package, you can play three rounds and get the fourth round free, or play four rounds and get the fifth round free. To keep you fueled for your golf adventure, this package also includes a full breakfast buffet, lunch from a selected menu, and two draft beers or fountain drinks with every round at the golf course you’ve chosen to play at!

While our golf packages aren’t limited to what we’ve covered, we have more than enough great package deals to accommodate both your vacation and golfing needs. If you’re not here for just golf but still brought your clubs along – make sure you get the chance to go out and at least work on your short game or chipping at our on-site course at the Grande Dunes.

If you’re ready for a day out on the Intracoastal Waterway, simply walk next door and check out Myrtle Beach WaterSports. They offer a wide variety of activities for you and your family to enjoy exploring and speeding around the water. Not only can you rent jet skis, but you can also take part in jet ski dolphin watch tours for a chance to see one of nature’s most beautiful creatures in their natural habitat. If you’re one that wants to enjoy the water at a slower pace, your can rent a pontoon boat for your crew and enjoy a day of cruising around the water.

Whether you’re hoping to maximize your time on the golf course, zip around the waterway or simply relax by the pool – Marina Inn at Grande Dunes has all you need for an unforgettable Myrtle Beach vacation! We have accommodations for any size group so give us a call today to reserve your spot!

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.

Spring Into Fun This Spring Break in Myrtle Beach!

It’s time to break out the sunscreen and bathing suits here in Myrtle Beach! With winter being nothing more than a distant memory, we are embracing the sunshine and warmth here in the south. While you count down the days until spring break, finish up some last minute planning and add these attractions to your list of must-sees while you’re here.

Spring won’t be the only thing in full bloom this year. Brookgreen Gardens is the cultural hotspot of South Carolina’s coastal community and is blooming with beautiful flowers year-round. Enjoy the southern sunshine as you explore the breathtaking gardens and admire the stunning sculptures or take in the sights of the lowcountry zoo. Brookgreen Gardens is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. You may purchase tickets upon arrival; seniors (aged 65 and up) can purchase tickets for $14, adults (aged 13-64) can get in for $16, children (aged 4-12) can get in for $8, and all children under 4 get in for free.

On top of beautiful horticulture, Brookgreen Gardens boasts a collection of 2,000 works of art ranging from sculptures, paintings, etchings, and more from internationally renowned artists. Artwork is incorporated into the gardens as well as displayed indoors in the Rainey Sculpture Pavilion.

After you’ve had the chance to immerse yourself in the art and you’re finally able to tear yourself away from the gardens, head on over to the lowcountry zoo. In the lowcountry zoo, you have the chance to see animals native to the area that are kept in areas maintained as close as possible to their natural habitats. Animal lovers of all ages will love getting to see wild animals such as alligators, bald eagles, grey and red foxes, white-tailed deer, river otters, and more! For those of you are animal lovers, you can get up close and personal every day at 2:30 p.m. with an interactive session hosted by an interpreter. This experience is included in your garden admission and takes place in the Campbell Center Program Shed.

Nothing beats driving with the top down in the spring. For those of you without a convertible, satisfy your need for speed and sunshine at The Track! Whether you’ve got a family of youngsters, a couple teenagers, or mixture of the two, your entire family will find hours of entertainment here. Kids will love the Carousel and Baja Buggies rides on top of the unlimited fun the arcade and race track offers. The gamer in the family will feel right at home in The Track’s arcade, which features over 50 games. While you’re racking up points, pick out what prize you’ll be bringing back home with you, options vary from candy, toys, games, to gadgets. Satisfy your feelings of nostalgia with classics like skee-ball, Down the Clock, and dueling basketball goals. The younger generation will love taking a crack at Fruit Ninja, Deep Sea Treasure, Fishbowl Frenzy and more!

When you’ve finally racked up enough tickets in the arcade, buckle up and head to the finish line! The Track offers two different race tracks, plus two kiddie tracks for the little ones! The Wild Woody is The Track’s signature elevated, multi-level track. You can race for first on your own or double up while you navigate through three levels for the win!

The Mighty Myrtle, named after the beautiful Myrtle Beach, is a curvy three-level track that also allows you to take it on solo or with a teammate. You can test out your driving skills in the electric carts while you loop around this fast-paced track. They might be too young for their driver’s licenses, but let the kids get behind the wheel and show us what they’ve got on the Rookie and Kiddie Tracks. The Rookie Track is ideal for kids between 4’0 and 4’8’’ tall. Let your little one burn rubber while they zoom around the track and leave their competition in the dust. Let your little speed demon test out their lead foot on the Kiddie Trail, which is perfect for kids between 3’6’’ and 4’0 tall.

Take a walk on the wild side at Go Ape! While you’re vacationing here in Myrtle Beach, you have to experience an outdoor experience unlike any other. Live your life to the fullest while you take a guided 2-3 hour adventure through the forest canopy while you navigating dangling obstacles and cruise along the ziplines. You can test your skills on either the Treetop Adventure course or the Treetop Junior course.

For those ages 10 and above, take on the high-rope courses of the Treetop Adventure course while you navigate obstacles all while taking in the stunning view. Those of you who are ages 10-15 can hit the ropes for $35 while those 16 and above can join you on the course for $58. All ages can enjoy the Treetop Junior course, which is an action-packed 1 hour introduction to high-rope activities meant to encourage problem-solving and build confidence! No matter your age, you can take part in this fun-filled course for $28!

Spend a day on the water while you give cable wakeboarding a try! At Shark Wake Park, take watersports to a whole new level with this variation of regular wakeboarding, without the boat. Whether you’re an expert or a beginner, Shark Wake Park will give you a day on the water you’ll never forget. They have a 5-tower full size cable plus a 2-tower cable system that’ll help give you the ride of your life. No need to worry about gear, Shark Wake Park can provide you whatever you need. For $68, you can enjoy a full day of cable wakeboarding with gear included. For two hours, it would be $48 and for four hours it would be $58. If you’re wanting something a little tame than cable wakeboarding, head over to their Aqua Park. Shark Wake’s Aqua Park is an inflatable, floating aqua park that covers over an acre of water! On April 3rd, make sure to bring the kiddies over to Shark Wake Park for Kids Day! Kids aged 15 and under can ride all day with beginner gear for only $34.

Carry over the family fun into dinner time with all of the family and kid friendly dining options in Myrtle Beach. Head on over to Ultimate California Pizza GameZone for an evening filled with pizza, wings, and arcade games! While you wait for your pizza to come out, see how many points you can rack up playing skee-ball or bowling! Even though the pizza is the main attraction, don’t forget to load up on wings so you can finally settle the debate on which is betters: flats or drums.

Treat your family to dinner and a show at Medieval Times. Take a step back to the Middle Ages while you dine on a four course meal. Throughout the evening, you can enjoy valiant shows of falconry, horsemanship, and sword fighting! Cheer on your favorite knight to victory while you make memories with your family that’ll last a lifetime.

If knights aren’t your thing, shiver your timbers and head on over to Pirates Voyage. Dine on a tasty five-course meal while pirates set sea on authentic-looking pirate ships. Your kids will love when the pirates interact with the crowd as they swing through on ropes. If you’re looking for the hidden treasure of dinner shows, Pirates Voyage is it.

Make this spring break one you’ll never forget when you vacation in Myrtle Beach. And when you stay at Marina Inn, you’re only minutes away from non-stop fun.