Holiday Events in Myrtle Beach

Ready to get into the holiday spirit? Check out these festive holiday events happening all along the Grand Strand! When you stay with us at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes you’re only minutes away from all the most exciting attractions in Myrtle Beach! 

Christmas Tree Lighting at Broadway at the Beach

This Saturday, December 1st head to Broadway at the Beach for a full day of Christmas activities and entertainment! Begin the day at 11 am with a Christmas parade through Broadway at the Beach! Grab some lunch at one of the various restaurants before taking the kids to participate in festive activities until the tree lighting ceremony at 6 pm!

Nights of a Thousand Candles at Brookgreen Gardens

Walk around the natural wonderland of lights at Brookgreen Gardens! Night of a Thousand Candles is one of the most beautiful attractions happening along the Grand Strand during the month of December. Perfect for a romantic date night or for bringing the whole family to enjoy the sights!

MarshWalk Wonderland of Lights at Murrells Inlet MarshWalk

Visit the spot known as a local’s favorite! At the MarshWalk in Murrells Inlet, you can stroll along the water enjoying the twinkling lights perfect for getting into the holiday spirit! There will also be live entertainment playing your favorite Christmas music that will sync up with the lights along the MarshWalk! Head to Murrells Inlet for fresh seafood dinner then stay after dark for the festive light shows! 

La Belle Amie Vineyard Holiday Events

Head to La Belle Amie Wine Vineyard for relaxing and peaceful holiday events. Experience local wine selection and music around the relaxing fire! La Belle Amie is the perfect spot to get away from the crowds and hustle of people along the beach. Each event is $5 to enter!

December 22 – Yuletide Music & Bonfire

December 29 – New Year Bonfire

The Great Christmas Light Show at North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Center

Take a drive through Myrtle Beach’s winter wonderland light show! Open nightly, this is a perfect spot to take the kids to get into the holiday spirit this holiday season! With over 2 million lights displayed along the 1.5-mile drive, you surely won’t want to miss this! After the light show, park your car and head to Santa’s Village where you can enjoy hot chocolate, go tubing down an inflatable slide and meet Santa Claus himself!

When you stay with Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, you can live in luxury while close to all the festive attractions in Myrtle Beach! Book with us to take advantage of our current holiday special packages!

Golf Courses to Play in Myrtle Beach this Fall

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina has long been known as the golf capital of the world; which isn’t surprising with our proximity to the ocean and beautiful weather year round! When you choose to stay with Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, a luxury 4 diamond resort in Myrtle Beach, you’re just a short drive away from some of the best courses along the Grand Strand!

Grande Dunes Resort Course

With 7 out of the stylish 18 holes that play along the Intracoastal Waterway, the Grande Dunes Resort Course is quite unique to the Grand Strand! No wonder PGA Magazine said it is “one of the great golf clubs in the world”. This is our on-site course so by staying with Marina Inn at Grande Dunes you won’t have to travel far to play a luxurious round of golf!

Barefoot Golf Resort

The 4 courses at Barefoot Golf Resort are named after 4 hall of fame players. Norman, Love, Fazio, and Dye. Each course with its own quirks and characteristics; just like the players! This resort was named as the 2017 North America Golf Resort of the Year and it doesn’t take an expert to see why. The relaxation you’ll feel while playing the course is what will keep you coming back time and time again!

Dunes Club

Located right next to the ocean, (literally in the dunes!), the Dunes Club courses are sure to satisfy any golf lover’s dreams. While playing the course you’ll come up on hole 13, dubbed ‘Waterloo’ and well-known around the world for being the signature hole of the course! Experience a match with the sunshine on your face and the warm breeze blowing through as you play for a true Myrtle Beach golf game.  

Pine Lakes

A local’s favorite, Pine Lakes course keeps a loyal following coming back year round! Known as the first golf course of Myrtle Beach, the Grandaddy course has been restored to and makes all the other courses green with envy. It’s no surprise this country club’s classic features and rich history keeps seasoned golfers coming back every year!

Once the cool breeze begins to blow through, pack your clubs and plan your visit to Myrtle Beach for the perfect time of year to play a round at each course! It’s not too late to book with our Ultimate Summer Sale offered now through August 31! Book today to get the best deals and begin making memories with your family in Myrtle Beach! 

State Parks to Visit in Myrtle Beach

Summer isn’t over in Myrtle Beach just quite yet! There’s still plenty of time to enjoy the great outdoors at one of our South Carolina State Parks. When you stay with Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, a luxury 4 diamond resort in Myrtle Beach, not only is the view of the Intracoastal Waterway breathtaking, but you’re just a short drive from the parks and their natural beauty!

Myrtle Beach State Park

There’s always something going on at Myrtle Beach State Park! Choose between exploring the nature trails or learning about the local flora and fauna in the Lowcountry.

September 5th – 26th: Plethora of Plants

Every Wednesday in September you can learn about the plants that grow in the park, for ages 10 and up!

September 6th – 27th: What Wildlife Will A-Pier?

Every Thursday in September, kids 5 and up can observe wildlife from the pier while learning unique facts and history on the local animals!

September 6th – 27th: Backyard Bird ID

Every Thursday in September, kids 8 and up can spend time feeding some of the common birds along the Grand Strand!

September 14th – 28th: Reptile Rap

Every Friday in September, kids ages 5 and up can learn more about reptiles and their importance to our local ecosystem!

September 15th: Beach Sweep

Help keep our beaches beautiful by participating in the beach sweep! Appropriate for all ages.

September 29th: Take a Kid Fishing

Sign up for the experience of a lifetime while learning how to fish! A variety of awards will be given out to participants and fishing gear will be provided to those who need them. 

November 17th: Live Birds of Prey in Flight!

Learn more about how these birds hunt their prey and fly above the trees at this live demonstration!

 

Huntington Beach State Park

Just a short drive south of downtown Myrtle Beach, Huntington Beach State Park is known for the historic Atalaya Castle; which is often a venue for weddings and other special occasions.

September 28th – 30th: 43rd Annual Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival

Featuring more than 100 of the finest local artisans, the Atalaya Arts and Crafts Festival provides aesthetic beauty against a backdrop of natural beauty. Enjoy fine art, quality crafts, and food, along with live music performances from local musicians!

October 13th -14th: Palmetto Campout

Never been tent camping? Learn how with a park ranger! Campers will be provided with a list of food items to bring and only a limited number of tents are available to borrow.

October 26th – 27th: Atalaya Fall Festival & Haunted Castle

Experience an evening of frightfully fun family entertainment! At the Atalaya Fall Festival & Haunted Castle, you and your family can enjoy two haunted houses, carnival games, spooky movies, a bonfire and more!

November 10th – 11th: Atalaya Sleepover

Spend the night at Atalaya, and enjoy everything from spooky ghost stories to stunning nature hikes! Dinner and breakfast will be included and only a limited number of tents are available to borrow.

And it’s not too late to take advantage of the Ultimate Summer Experience Sale happening now through August 31st. You can save up to 35% off your final summer getaway.  We hope to see you soon! 

Your Myrtle Beach Summer Bucket List!

As summer is fading to fall, don’t wait to book that final summer vacation to Marina Inn. Located right on the waterfront, Marina Inn is centrally located to all the exciting adventures, outdoor shopping, and award-winning dining Myrtle Beach has to offer. Wanting to make the most of your summer getaway? You’ll need a guide to have the best vacation ever. Make sure to check off these items before the cool weather comes and the kids head back to school!

Beach

It may be a bit obvious, but hitting the beach is a must while on the Grand Strand! When you stay with Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, you have access to our secluded, private beach! You won’t have to worry about chairs, umbrellas, towels, or snacks because they are all complimentary. All you have to do is hop on our shuttle to the beach and soak up the sunshine!

Insta-worthy food/view

The only way to truly give everyone back home vacation envy is by posting a picture of a yummy meal. Visit Ruth’s Chris on site at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes to snap a photo of a juicy steak dinner with elegant wine paired along with it! Or order a ‘fresh catch of the day’ from our onsite restaurant, WaterScapes, to showcase a meal full of fresh seafood.

Sunrise on the beach

Here on the East Coast, the sun rises right over the ocean. During your stay, be sure to set the alarm clock a little early because the view of the sun rising from the beach is an experience you won’t want to miss!

Baseball game

If your idea of a perfect summer night is spent at the field with a jumbo hot dog and singing along to “Take me out to the ball game”, Myrtle Beach has exactly what you need! The Myrtle Beach Pelicans play throughout the summer and the activities and competitions during the game will keep the whole family entertained and cheering through the last inning!

Experience dinner with a show

Choose from a variety of entertainment during your stay in Myrtle Beach and even enjoy a show while eating dinner! Watch pirates battle and perform acrobatics aboard a ship at Pirate’s Voyage or watch as knights battle on horseback at Medieval Times. Either show is great for the whole family and will have you cheering from your seats!

Sparklers on the beach

There’s just something magical about a sparkling summer night near the ocean! Take advantage of those low prices on sparklers after 4th of July and bring a pack with you to the beach at sunset.

Arcade games on the boulevard

There’s plenty of options for a fun night on the boulevard, but what is a beach vacation without some classic arcade games? Head down to the boulevard for some fun and then take a ride on the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel to see the beach during golden hour as the sun sets.

Ride a Jet Ski

Be bold and try something new during your visit to Myrtle Beach! Myrtle Beach Watersports is located on site at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes and gives you access to boats, jet skis, and more! Take a spin on a jet ski and take in the incredible view of the waterway for a summer memory full of adventure!

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When you choose to stay with Marina Inn at Grande Dunes during your stay in Myrtle Beach, you’re just minutes away from all the top attractions along the Grand Strand. And it’s not too late to take advantage of the Ultimate Summer Experience Sale happening now through August 31st. You can save up to 35% off your final summer getaway. Summer is far from over in Myrtle Beach!

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!