Before we get too wrapped up in back-to-school, there’s still time to break away for one final – and affordable – summer jaunt to Myrtle Beach this year. Give your swim trunks, bodyboard, and sandcastle toys one more round of fun for a late-season getaway.
Deals on attractions and hotels can prove too much to pass up. It’s that extra incentive you might need to break away one more time to your favorite vacation destination: Myrtle Beach.
Specials at Grande Cayman Resort
Want to save some money while enjoying all of these awesome end-of-summer activities? Check out the awesome specials at Grande Cayman Resort! — which is a great way to make summer’s grand finale even sweeter and save some cash for the school supplies your kids will need soon.
Affordable fun in Myrtle Beach
1. Art in the Park
Since 1972, Waccamaw Arts & Craft Guild has hosted Art in the Park, for artists and art lovers. Artists nationwide converge to work in different mediums. Held in Valor Park, future dates include Aug. 22-23, Oct. 10-11, and Nov. 14-15, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
2. Myrtle Beach Amateur Golf Tournament
The traditional Myrtle Beach Amateur Golf Tournament will be Aug. 31-Sept. 4 at area courses. Taking precautions to safeguard against coronavirus, the event will host no more than 72 players at each site, approximately 36 per flight, without spectators. Register here.
3. Huntington State Park
The Huntington State Park beach and wetlands host alligators, birds, sea turtles, and more. Take the Sandpiper Pond Nature trail to a viewing deck to see egrets and herons. Walk the boardwalk over a lagoon on the Kerrigan Nature Trail.
4. Myrtle Beach State Park
Myrtle Beach State Park, South Carolina’s first state park, opened in 1936. The Civilian Conservation Corps developed this New Deal Program under President Franklin D. Roosevelt. With a mile of pristine beach, it’s tough to imagine that this park is a hidden gem.
5. Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Promenade
The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Promenade runs 1.2 miles from Pier 14 at 14th Avenue North, to the 2nd Avenue Pier at 2nd Avenue North, along the oceanfront. It’s a nostalgic setting and also a modern space ready for new memories to be made.
6. Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk
Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk runs by an estuary, with incredible food and live music nearly every night. Take a fishing charter in the area for a one-of-a-kind experience. Relax with a cold drink at any of the cool bars and restaurants on the walk.
7. Myrtle Beach Fishing Piers
Cast a line at a handful of spots, including 2nd Ave Fishing Pier. Pier 14 Restaurant & Lounge is a Myrtle Beach tradition not only for fishing but for also seafood and cocktails to unwind on the oceanfront. The Springmaid Pier is back after taking a vicious hit from a hurricane.
8. Ground Zero Dragon Boat Festival
The 12th annual festival, Aug. 22, will feature a virtual fundraising race instead of traditional boat races. Ground Zero, a ministry focused on creating community among teenagers, will help Dragon Boat team members to raise funds for the ministry by email, Facebook, and video chats.
Is it safe to travel to Myrtle Beach?
Check websites for these attractions and the Center for Disease Control for updates and advice for safe travel. Beaches are open, and several areas have instituted mask mandates for public spaces, including common areas in hotels and restaurants, stores, and places it’s not easy to observe social distancing. Masks aren’t required on the beach so long as you practice social distancing.
Is Myrtle Beach affordable in fall?
Yes! It’s a perfect time. Many attractions are still open. And places such as The Grande Cayman Resort have deals available, too. Take in a beautiful oceanfront view in your room, with access to the beach and all the things we love about Myrtle Beach.