Want to enjoy an epic getaway for spring break, but running out of time for all the planning? Not to worry — thanks to the long list of easily accessible attractions on the Grand Strand and the awesome oceanfront location of Myrtle Beach’s Long Bay Resort, your planning just got a lot easier!
Consider these five great reasons (plus one bonus perk) that’ll make choosing a last-minute escape to the Grand Strand a rewarding spring break call:
Great accommodations: With the wide-ranging accommodations available at Long Bay Resort, you can choose just the right setup to keep your vacation crew comfortable — from a well-equipped efficiency that sleeps four to a 3-bedroom oceanfront condo that sleeps eight. And whichever option you choose, your party will spend spring break steps from the beach and within easy access of all the amazing attractions that Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand have to offer.
A swashbuckling show: Not many vacation destinations can claim to offer a spectacle of a live show featuring high-diving pirate crews engaging in a battle for treasure waged on land, on deck, in a lagoon and high above a pair of full-sized pirate ships — much less throw in mermaids, acrobats, live animals, cannons, singing and dancing. But at the Dolly Parton-produced Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show on North Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach, that’s just what adventure-seeking vacationers will get, all while enjoying a delicious four-course meal. Visit piratesvoyage.com to learn more.
A beachfront state park: Consisting of 316 coastal acres (primarily occupied by maritime forest) and offering a full mile of deep and undeveloped white-sand beaches, Myrtle Beach State Park offers a long list of outdoor activities to visitors, including swimming, hiking, fishing, picnicking, horseback riding or simply relaxing under a beach umbrella. To learn more, visit southcarolinaparks.com/myrtle-beach.
A treetop adventure: At the Go Ape! high-ropes course and zipline attraction in North Myrtle Beach, adventurous visitors can ascend into the treetops for 2-3 hours of high-elevation thrills. For those brave enough to tackle them, the activities on tap here include suspended obstacles, wire-connected walking bridges, high-speed ziplines and more, all of which come together to create an immersive and visually stunning forest adventure. Further, the kids in your crew can join the lofty pursuits, too. With its tree-to-tree crossings, obstacles and a pair of zip lines at roughly 20 feet above the ground, the Go Ape! Treetop Junior Adventure offers similar high-elevation thrills for younger adventurers. To learn more, visit the Go Ape! website.
A signature seafood treat: A Grand Strand favorite for more than 50 years, the Sea Captain’s House serves up some of the area’s best seafood — all with a side of ocean views in the dining room or a heaping helping of fresh air on one of the region’s best outdoor patios. Lunch and dinner specialties at this Myrtle Beach staple include She Crab Soup, New England Clam Chowder, Shrimp & Grits, Pecan-Crusted Grouper and Carolina Surf & Turf, and early risers can even catch breakfast here (in addition to the usual morning-meal fare, think Seafarer’s Omelet with shrimp and crab meat or Crab Cakes Benedict served over fried green tomatoes) while taking in a sunrise over the Atlantic. Visit seacaptains.com to learn more.
Bonus: Even if you’ve waited until the last minute to plan, no worries — the friendly staff at Long Bay Resort is eager to assist! Visit longbayresort.com or call 855-820-4751 today and let us help you put together the perfect getaway. With our wide range of comfortable accommodations and long list of luxurious amenities, you’re sure to have a spring break experience that everyone in your vacation crew will enjoy right through the last minute of your vacation.