Your Complete Guide to Summer Vacation

Sunscreen? Check. Flip-flops? Check. A full gas tank? Check. 


Getting ready for a Myrtle Beach getaway this season? Here’s the ultimate guide to summer vacations on the Grand Strand. From the beach to attractions to fine dining, you’re in for a fabulous stay.


It’s more than an exhibition of our most impressive (or worthy effort!) summer bodies. Myrtle Beach is 60 miles of prime coastline, through state parks and boardwalks. Explore, dive into a good book, or get into the surf along the way.


Watch at least one sunset or sunrise. For a sunrise, head out 20 minutes before the sun rises for the most impressive views.


Avant-garde choices or old favorites, the Grand Strand has diversions.


Alligator Adventure

4604 Highway 17 South, North Myrtle Beach | (843) 361-0789
6.8 miles from Grande Cayman Resort

Embark on a journey to check out swamp creatures and see live animal shows. Alligator Adventure is the place for hands-on experiences kids of all ages will love.



Apache Pier

4.7 miles from Grande Cayman Resort

To catch a sunset, a fish, or a great photo, head out on the pier. Apache Pier is perfect for casting a line, and you can get everything you need there.

Alligator Adventures


Go with conventional beach fare or something more exotic — Myrtle Beach has it all.


Gios Italian Kitchen

7915 North Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach | (843) 712-2238

1.1 miles from Grande Cayman Resort

If you want authentic Italian fare with a nice atmosphere and friendly staff, this is the place. Gios Italian Kitchen serves domestic and imported drinks for stellar dinner and conversation.


Thai E-San Restaurant

7727 North Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach | (843) 839-0367

.7 miles from Grande Cayman Resort

For dine-in, pickup, or delivery, this restaurant is an excellent choice for lunch or dinner. Thai E-San Restaurant does not hold back on its spiciness, a delight for true Thai cuisine lovers.


The only danger here is whether you’ll have room in your luggage to take your great buys home!


Tanger Outlets Myrtle Beach Hwy 17

10835 Kings Road, Myrtle Beach | (843) 449-0491

4.3 miles from Grande Cayman Resort

You’re a short drive from awesome deals on brand-name and designer names. Tanger Outlets offers an impressive selection of stores, a food court, and play areas for kids.


Barefoot Landing

4898 Highway 17 South, North Myrtle Beach | (843) 272-8349

6.6 miles from Grande Cayman Resort

Watch a movie, shop, and walk around this beautiful lakeside entertainment village. Barefoot Landing is a must-stop for every beach visit on the Intracoastal waterfront.


No matter your budget, here’s some advice on making the most of your Myrtle Beach vacation. Enjoy these tips and tricks for the happiest Myrtle Beach summer vacation:


1. Pace yourself


Take it easy on your getaway and be sure to get some rest and relaxation. It’s easy to do too much while you’re here. Plan to do your favorite things, but fit in downtime to unwind or do something spontaneous.


2. Give yourself time


No one will object to a prolonged Grand Strand stay! Give yourself at least five days here to see the shows, go shopping, and have fun. This lets you hit the highlights but also laze around at the resort and on the beach.

A on-site dining location overlooking the pool.

3. Pick the Right Resort

Let convenience, comfort, and amenities guide you to Grande Cayman Resort. It’s the spot for your group get-together or family reunion, too. Plan a trip around concerts, conventions, and festivals — Myrtle Beach has plenty!