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When Halloween rolls around each year, American families from coast to coast mark the occasion with costumes, candy, and an array of other fall-themed festivities. And on the scenic stretch of Atlantic coast known as the Grand Strand, late October comes alive with a long list of family-friendly ways to celebrate the holiday known for its haunted happenings.
Read on for a small sampling of the frighteningly fun haunted houses and top trick-or-treating destinations to be explored in the Myrtle Beach area this Halloween weekend, along with a little guidance on a couple of the best places in the area to find the perfect All Hallows’ Eve attire for your treat-seeking vacation crew.
Nightmare Haunted House — This spooky attraction found on North Ocean Boulevard just off the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is certainly not for the faint of heart. Its current presentation, the Zombie Zone Undead Adventure, delivers the scares with over 4,000 square feet of terror.
Ripley’s Haunted Adventure — Located less than a block south of the Nightmare Haunted House in Myrtle Beach, Ripley’s Haunted Adventure treats those brave enough to venture inside to a terrifying tour of a creepy renovated mansion — where live actors lurk around every corner, just waiting for the opportunity to solicit the screams.
Outbreak: Dread the Undead — Found at popular Myrtle Beach shopping/dining/entertainment complex Broadway at the Beach, Outbreak: Dread the Undead sees thrill-seeking visitors trek through a fright-filled biotech lab where an experiment has gone horribly wrong, turning former test subjects into flesh-craving zombies.
Broadway at the Beach — Participating shops, restaurants and attractions at Broadway at the Beach will be passing out candy to the little ghouls and goblins who head that way for trick-or-treating in a safe, family-friendly environment from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 31.
The Market Common — The Hometown Halloween event at Myrtle Beach’s “Uptown Downtown” retail/dining/entertainment complex The Market Common will feature trick-or-treating for the kids from 5 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 31. (Participating businesses will be marked with an orange balloon for easy identification.) Other on-site Halloween attractions will include a Monster Mash dance party and spooky carriage rides.
Barefoot Landing — North Myrtle Beach retail, dining and entertainment destination Barefoot Landing will host its annual BooFest event on Oct. 29 from noon to 4 p.m. with costume contests, a dance party and a spooky outdoor movie showing on tap. In addition, the complex will host trick-or-treating from 5 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 31.
Murrells Inlet MarshWalk — Found about 30 minutes south of Myrtle Beach in Murrells Inlet, waterfront dining destination the MarshWalk will hostHalloween on the MarshWalk on Oct. 31 beginning at 5 p.m. Festivities will include trick-or-treating, kids’ and adult costume contests, and food and drink specials.
Imaginations Inc. — Located on Waccamaw Boulevard just off Highway 501 in Myrtle Beach, Imaginations Inc. Creative Costumers offers a huge selection of costume options for both kids and adults, with options ranging from the spooky and the funny to the unique and the creative.
Spirit Halloween — With locations in Myrtle Beach and Conway, Spirit Halloween specializes in Halloween costumes for both the young and young at heart. Whether you’re looking for cute costumes for the kids, humorous outfits for the adults, spooky couples’ costumes or themed getups for the group, this shop can accommodate.
Ready to start planning your fall adventure on the Grand Strand? With the wide range of comfortable accommodations and long list of on-site amenities (including an in-house Starbucks!) available at Grande Cayman Resort on the Myrtle Beach oceanfront, it’s easy to create some warm, long-lasting memories during your autumn getaway with us!
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