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.

What Are You Doing for Valentines Day?

Book Your Myrtle Beach Valentine’s Day Package!

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and love is in the air along the Grand Strand! Before stocking up on heart shaped boxes of chocolate or picking out just the right card, why not switch things up this year and plan an enchanting getaway to Myrtle Beach? From waking up to a relaxing view of the waterway to the romantic candlelit dinner at WaterScapes Restaurant, we have plenty of amenities at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes to make your Valentine’s Day trip memorable!

Valentine’s Package starts at $262 per couple

Package includes accommodations in a luxurious grande guest room for one night and a (5) course dinner for two and the best part about it is that this package has flexible availability. You can book this package for one night at the package rate and extend for more days at the best available rate anytime from February 9 – 17, 2018. Upgrade to one of our suites at an additional charge.

Package Includes Room and Dinner for Two

When you stay the Marina Inn and book with our Valentine’s Day Package, you’re guaranteed to enjoy an intimate mini-vacation with your sweetheart. During your stay, you will have the to opportunity to enjoy luxurious accomodations for two and wake up to outstanding views while siping coffee as you watch the boats sail by on your private balcony. Choose from a  variety of accommodations for two from the Grande King Guest Room,  Studio KingMediterranean Club Suite   or the romantic Studio Deluxe.

Add a Couples Massage 

Image courtesy of Celestial Massage

Book our in-room spa service “Couples Massage” so you can both be pampered by our talented massage therapists to ease your tension into tranquility.   Book a 60  or a 90 minute massage.

Package Includes 5-Course Dinner at WaterScapes!

Once you’re done getting pampered, our Valentine’s Packages includes a  decadent five-course dinner at WaterScapes, our on premise, award winning restaurant.

The romantic ambiance of WaterScapes paired with their fresh, localy sourced cuisine is the perfect way to wind down your evening and enjoy the company of your sweetheart. Choose from the tasty New York Strip Steak or Chilean Sea Bass. And we offer a variety of wines to select from that pair perfectly with each of the courses.

 There are plenty of activities around the Grand Strand where you can soak up the quality time with your loved one. If you’re looking for a more relaxed and wine-filled way celebrate with your sweetheart, visit a couple of area winerys that specialize in muscadine wine from the native muscadine grape. Take part in a wine tour at Duplin Winery.

At Duplin Winery, you can sip on ten different types of wine with your beloved while you snack on homemade gourmet crackers and homemade dip. After you’ve polished off your samples, you order a full glass of your favorite wine and sit back and relax on the porch in a rocking chair or listen to live music. Another wonderful place to enjoy sipping on wine is at La Belle Amie Vineyard .

This vineyard is part of a former tobacco plantation and has been owned by the Bellamy family since the 1800’s. On Valentine’s Day  they will have live afternoon music or plan to be there on February 17 for the Valentine Bonfire Event. 

Treat your significant other to a little more than a heart-shaped box of chocolates this year with a mini-vacation to Myrtle Beach. With luxurious accommodations and fine dining, the Marina Inn is the perfect place to celebrate your special relationship.

Book our Valentine’s Day Package  today and treat your loved one to a memorable weekend 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!

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.

Myrtle Beach Comedy Clubs

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Myrtle Beach has a Sense of Humor!

Between top-notch restaurants and exciting attractions, Myrtle Beach has plenty of opportunities to create a wonderful date night for you and your loved one. But if you’re looking for something fun, engaging, and a little outside the box, we recommend an evening at one of our local “Myrtle Beach Comedy Clubs”!

Comedy Cabana

Located less than a mile north of the Marina Inn; the Comedy Cabana is one of the Grand Strand’s most reputable and longest running comedy clubs in Myrtle Beach. Bringing big names from Comedy Central, HBO, SHOWTIME and much more, Comedy Cabana is Myrtle Beach’s  5-Star comedy club. You’ll spend the evening being entertained and laughing along with some of the most well known comedians in the industry like Josh Blue, Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling,  Basile, JJ Walker and more!  Featuring three famous comedians weekly, you can find the full schedule here. Reservations are recommended for top acts and the venue is smoke free.

Spanky Brown performing at Comedy Cabana in February….


Carolina Improv

This is not your regular comedy show. At Carolina Improv, no two shows are ever the same. Putting their own spin on the show “Whose Line is it Anyway?” – this unscripted comedy show consists of a group of performers using their wit and creativity to act out various skits. These short skits are woven together to create an entertaining show full of laughs for date night or you can bring the entire family. And don’t expect to sit back in silence the entire time, as crowd participation and interaction is encouraged and at times, essential to the success of the show. Improv means the performance is unrehearsed and off-the-cuff, so at certain points in the show audience members are asked to shout out random things such as occupations, song titles, and other random topics that are used to create the scenario that will be acted out. Bring lots of imagination to this comedy show! Carolina Improv is located just 10 minutes north of the Marina Inn  in the “Uptown Theater” inside the Myrtle Beach Mall.  More information and a full show schedule. All ages are welcome. Beer & wine is available for purchase at the show.

 


Carolina Comedy Club

Right in the heart of one of Myrtle Beach’s largest entertainment destinations, Broadway at the Beach, is the home of the newest comedy attraction – the Carolina Comedy Club. Comedians that have appeared on The Tonight Show, Comedy Central, HBO, such as the Comedians of Chelsea Lately, Pauly Shore, Gallagher and much more have graced the stage at this comedy club. In addition to what’s happening on-stage, there is casual dining and an extensive cocktail menu at the Back Stage Bar and Grill. So grab some appetizers and a cold drink and enjoy an evening full of laughter. For a full schedule of upcoming shows click here.

When you book your stay the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, you’ll be close by all three of Myrtle Beach’s premiere comedy clubs. And after your evening of amusement, you’ll be able to come back and relax at one of our luxurious rooms or suites. Be sure to check out our Winter Special Offer so you can save up to 25% on your stay from now through February 28, 2017.

So whether you choose to be entertained by a famous stand-up comedian or join in the fun at an improv show, the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes is the perfect resort for a weekend of romance, dining and comedy.